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A Word From Mrs. Wolf

Earlier this month, a parent mentioned to me that their child had received a Patriot Promise card in the mail and she wondered what it was all about. This year, we narrowed the focus of our life skills to be deliberate in the teaching of 8 skills we call the Patriot Promise. These align with the acronym for PATRIOTS and are: Personal Best, Active Listening, Tenacity, Respect, Integrity, Organization, Teamwork and Service. We have taught the language to the children, modeled the meaning and read stories about characters who exemplify this skill. Students and teachers look for these skills in students and recognize them through a Patriot Power card. This little card is reported to the office and students are recognized for showing the Patriot Promise by having their names reported on the news and they receive a card in the mail at home to celebrate their accomplishment. Our school set the goal of earning 1, 000 Patriot Power cards. We are currently at nearly 800. Today a team of students met with me to plan a celebration. Students will guide the planning and organizing of an experience that celebrates reaching our goal. We will share with you more information as it is available.

Spring Break! March 25-April 3

Essay Contest

Every year the TDOE hosts an essay contest to honor talented teachers through student voices. This year’s contest celebrates how great teachers inspire their students daily with the prompt: "My teacher has inspired me to …" All Tennessee public school students in grades kindergarten through twelve are eligible to participate. The complexity of the essay will vary by age; K–2 students should record their thoughts on video. One winner will be selected from each of the following grade bands: K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12, and the winning students and honored teachers will be celebrated during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. All submissions must be received by the Tennessee Department of Education office by 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 8. For contest details, click here.

Award Winning WSIC-Washington School Is Cool

Please join me in celebrating our own WSIC news station on the honor of being named a Local 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. See the notification below:

On behalf of PBS and your local PBS station, I am thrilled to welcome WSIC as a Local 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Please accept this email as your invitation to join our growing community of hundreds of educators like yourself who share a passion for integrating digital media and technology into the classroom.

Who is a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator?

  • A tech-savvy K-12 educator with a passion for using digital technology and media.
  • A leader with a desire to empower their peers and share strategies around digital media integration.
  • An active sharer of content and ideas through social media.
  • A PBS Education ambassador that embraces life-long learning, collaboration and recognizes the power technology has to inspire students.

Kindergarten registration

Tuesday, March 22nd, 7:30am-6pm

Washington School Office

It's time for K registration! If your child will be five on or before August 15, 2016, please plan to come by school to register. You will need:

Proof of Residency

Child's official birth certificate

Update immunization and physical form

Social Security Card

Parent Engagement Event for 5th grade families

The "Walk of the Warrior" event will take place at Sevier for rising sixth graders on March 22, 2016. This new event will enable students and families time to meet extra curricular sponsors, see what opportunities are available and meet school staff. DUE TO THIS EVENT, WASHINGTON TROUPE WILL NOT PERFORM HERE AT GWES THAT NIGHT.

LCF Celebration of Learning Performance: Tuesday, March 22