Washington Elementary School

HOME OF THE HUSKIES

MARCH 2020

SCHOOL HOURS: 8:20 AM-2:50 PM EVERY MONDAY SCHOOL GETS OUT @ 2:10

Principal: Adley Copeland

Secretary: Kathy Martindale

Clerk: Tania Thornton

FCRC: Elizabeth Owen


2908 S Street Vancouver, WA 98660

Office Phone: 360-313-3050

*Fax: 360-313-3051

*Attendance Line: 360-313-1442 or washington.attendance@vansd.org

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

MARCH

*Read Across America Week March 2 - 6

March 2 EARLY RELEASE - School gets out @ 2:10 pm

Girls Inc. 2:15 - 3:45 pm

March 3 PALS Soccer Practice 7:10 am

Green Eggs & Ham 9:00 am - 1st Grade Families Welcome

Basketball Practice 2:50 - 4:00 pm

March 4 Books Before Bedtime 5:00 pm

March 5 PALS Soccer Practice 7:10 am

Basketball Practice 2:50 - 4:00 pm

March 6 Welcome Guest Readers!

March 8 Daylight Savings Starts! Set your clocks 1 hrs ahead.

March 9 EARLY RELEASE - School gets out @ 2:10 pm

Girls Inc. 2:15 - 3:45 pm

March 10 PALS Soccer Practice 7:10 am

Basketball Practice 2:50 - 4:00 pm

March 12 PALS Soccer Practice 7:10 am

Basketball Practice 2:50 - 4:00 pm

PTO Monthly Meeting 6:00 pm (school media center)

March 13 Report Cards Go Home!

March 16 EARLY RELEASE - School gets out @ 2:10 PM

Girls Inc. 2:15 - 3:45 pm

March 17 St. Patrick's Day *Wear Green!

Basketball Practice 2:50 - 4:00 pm

March 19 Basketball Practice 2:50 - 4:00 pm

March 23 EARLY RELEASE - School gets out @ 2:10

Girls Inc. 2:15 - 3:45 pm

March 24 Basketball Skilleree @ Roosevelt Elem. 3:45 pm start

March 27 5th Grade Field Trip - Columbia Springs

March 30 - April 3 SPRING BREAK


April 6 EARLY RELEASE - School gets out @ 2:10

April 7 PALS Soccer Practice 7:10 am

April 9 PALS Soccer Practice 7:10 am

April 9 PTO Monthly Meeting 6:00 pm (school media center)

April 13 EARLY RELEASE - School gets out @ 2:10

April 14 PALS Soccer Practice 7:10 am

April 16 PALS Soccer Practice 7:10 am

April 16 EARLY RELEASE 2 HR - School gets out @ 12:50

April 17 EARLY RELEASE 2 HR - School gets out @ 12:50

April 20 EARLY RELEASE - School gets out @ 2:10

April 22 4th Grade Field Trip - Bonneville Dam

April 22 Literacy Night 5:00 pm

April 27 EARLY RELEASE - School gets out @ 2:10

April 28 3rd Grade Field Trip - Chief Leloosa


UPDATES VPS KEY DATES FOR 2019-2020

Please click here!

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS SUNDAY MARCH 8th

Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour!
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SPRING BREAK MARCH 30 - APRIL 3 NO SCHOOL

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PRINICPAL'S CORNER

Washington Families,


We have made it to March! We have accomplished much since my last message to you. Literacy continues to remain a big focus for us. We want our students reading, writing, speaking and listening, well before they leave us for middle school. We have worked hard on purposeful independent reading and writing. This month, work has produced our brand new school newspaper - written by and for our students. We will begin to include links to the stories that our news team has created. I want to offer a big thanks to Mrs. Judkins for her hard work on this!


March signals the beginning of spring, the clocks moving forward and of our last trimester. It is important to stay connected to the happenings in the school. Please make sure to update your phone number, email address, and emergency contact list before the end of the month. It is always important that we have a way to reach a you or a trusted adult in the event of an emergency.


Adley Copeland

Principal

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CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH: PERSEVERANCE

What is perseverance?

Perseverance is the ability and self control that pushes you to work through challenges. Having perseverance means that when you are facing a challenge, you use your mind and your body to overcome it. Perseverance means you are able to wait and work through difficulties, whether they have to do with your mind or your emotions.

Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Sandhu & Mr. White

READ ACROSS AMERICA MARCH 2-6

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Read Across America Week March 2-6



Monday- Character Day”

Dress as your favorite book character.

Tuesday- “Green Eggs and Ham”

Wear all GREEN.

Wednesday- “Llama Llama Wear your Pajamas”

Get Cozy! Wear your coziest clothes.

Thursday- “Odd Socks”

Wear silly or mismatch socks.

Friday- “Fancy Nancy”

Wear your fancy clothes!

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Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast Door Prize Drawing!

Three (3) gift cards to either Beaches or Warehouse 23 will be drawn during the breakfast!

GOOD LUCK!

WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY'S READING ADVENTURE

Books Before Bedtime

Wednesday March 4th 5:00-6:30 pm

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Thank you, voters!

A three-year supplemental levy that will maintain current levels of programs and services in Vancouver Public Schools was recently approved by Vancouver voters with 60.51% yes votes. The levy will make up a multimillion budget shortage due to changes in state funding for education.

“I am extremely grateful to this community for providing more than 55 years of continuous financial support for our students and schools,” said Superintendent Steve Webb. “This election shows the value our voters hold for the education of our children and youth.”

For information about the levy, please visit vansd.org/levy.

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MOVIE NIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Washington Elementary's family movie night previously scheduled for March 19th, has been canceled.

Washington Students' Artwork On Display at Barnes and Nobles

Washington students' posters are now being displayed at the Vancouver Barnes and Nobles. You can view all the great artwork provided by our students on a table next to the bookstore's performance area. Great job Huskies!
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MISSION STATEMENT

To promote positive relationships between police officers and youth through community based educational programs and recreational opportunities.

WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY PAL SOCCER

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Washington Elementary and the Vancouver Police Department have partnered to create an opportunity for our students to learn SOCCER skills and participate in the PAL SOCCER league.

Soccer practice will be held Tuesday & Thursday mornings at 7:10 am. The first practice will be February 13th and run through March 12th with a tournament on Saturday, March 14th. There will be a break until after Spring Break and practices will resume on April 7th - April 16th with a second tournament on Saturday, April 18th. Practices will be in the gym until the weather turns nicer and lighter.


Students interested in soccer must be signed up before they attend a practice. See Coach White or Mrs. Owen for applications. There is no fee for this activity.

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PASS, DRIBBLE, SHOOT!!!

All interested 4th and 5th grade students are invited to sign up for intramural basketball. This is a beginner level program designed to introduce players to the fundamental skills needed to enjoy the game of basketball. Boys and girls will have combined practices. All practice times are from 2:50 - 4:00 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays starting Feb. 11th.


The basketball skill-er-ee will be Tuesday, March 24th, 3:45pm at Roosevelt Elementary.

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ATTENDANCE - Everyday Matters!

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PTO NEWS

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PTO meeting: Thursday, March 12th @ 6:00 pm in the library.

JOIN the FUN - Volunteer! Volunteering as part of the PTO not only benefits the school, but also benefits your child. There are many ways to help and Washington Elementary's PTO is looking for a few good people, just like you! Please come to the meeting to find out more about volunteer opportunities.

*Heather Malm, PTO President at mailto:Washington.huskies.pto@gmail.com

SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

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SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

It's time to stat thinking about the "what ifs" of school closures due to snow or ice!

To find out if schools are closed:


  • Check "Emergency Closure Information on the VPS website: http://www.vansd.org
  • Mobile app
  • Info line 360-313-1401
  • Facebook (like the VPS page for updates)
  • Twitter (follow VPS)
  • TV, newspapers and radio
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SHOULD I KEEP MY SICK CHILD HOME TODAY?

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school hours

2019-20 Bell Schedule:


7:30am Office Opens

7:45am Breakfast Begins

8:20am First Bell

8:30am Tardy Bell

2:50pm School Dismissed


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10:30 - 11:10----------Kindergarten Lunch and Recess

10:30 - 11:10 ----------Grade 1st Recess and Lunch

11:10 - 11:50 ----------Grade 2nd Lunch and Recess

11:10 - 11:50 ----------Grade 3rd Recess and Lunch

11:50 - 12:30 ----------Grade 4th Lunch and Recess

11:50 - 12:30 ----------Grade 5th Recess and Lunch

Change in Last Minute Going Home Plans

The Office CAN NOT take changes over the phone. Plans need to be made before your student comes to school and a written note signed by the Parent or Guardian must be received.


To insure we are able to continue keeping all students safe during the go home process at the end of the day Teachers and the office need to know changes at the start of the day. If you are wanting your student to ride the bus, or go home a different way, we need this in writing. Phone calls cannot be accepted for this.


Calling classrooms for go home changes is very disruptive to the learning environment. Please help by sending a note with your student. This allows us to make the changes prior to the teacher’s lunch time.


NO NOTE= YOUR STUDENT GOING HOME ON THEIR NORMAL SCHEDULED PLAN

Attendance:

If your child is going to be absent, please choose one of these 6 methods to excuse their absence


*Call the Washington Elementary Absentee Line at (360) 313-1442 (24 hrs)

*Email: Washington.attendance@vansd.org (English or Spanish)

*Reply to the attendance email that is automatically sent

*Have your child turn in a note the next day (in Spanish or English)
*Have the doctor fax a note to (360) 313-3051
*Call or text the interpreter, Mrs. Estefanía, at 360-513-0422.