February 4, 2019
Valentine's Day Information
Students may bring Valentine cards to distribute to classmates. Please make sure your child brings a Valentine for every child in the class. Valentines may not include candy. Children will not be allowed to distribute any Valentine that includes food. Valentines with stickers, pencils or other small non-edible items are allowed.
Students will enjoy treats at the party that parent volunteers have planned in collaboration with the classroom teacher.
5Essentials Parent Survey
The Illinois 5Essentials School Survey is now open for parents. 5Essentials rates how a school is performing in areas such as leadership, collaboration, family involvement, support, and instruction.
Now that 5Essentials is administered every year, it will be more useful for planning. Results from the survey will be used by both our school and the District 200 Board of Education to help guide our efforts.
The state will only provide a parent report for our school if at least twenty percent of our parents participate. We value your voice, so please take a few minutes to let us know how we are doing.
To take the short survey:
- Visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
- Choose the Parent Survey
- Enter “Dupage” for our county.
- Begin typing Washington until you see the correct address.
Family Fun Night - February 21st
- A fun, hands-on activity for students led by Wheaton Public Library staff
- A short informational presentation for parents by Mrs. Craig
- Reading and math games parents and students can play together along with Washington teachers
- Fun, interactive technology activities in the LLC with Mr. Babb and other staff
- A chance to see the new LLC furniture purchased by PTA
- Desserts provided by PTA
- Bus transportation will be provided from the Carol Stream apartments
Please come on out and have fun with us!
Mrs. Lisa Wilkening-Kurtides is currently working with the students of the late Mrs. Mary Schlick. Mrs. Kurtides is a retired CUSD200 teacher who has LBS1 (special education) licensure. When a teacher is hired to work with the students for the remainder of the school year, parents will be informed.
Art teacher, Mrs. Denise Roche, is currently on a leave due to an arm injury. Mrs. Anne Cannella has be working with our students in art.
February 5 - Science with Mr. Lee - Mrs. Belanger's 1st grade
February 6 - Science with Mr. Lee - Mrs. Harris's 1st grade
February 7 - Science with Mr. Lee - Ms. Cortopassi's 1st grade
February 8 - Spirit Day - Pajanimals Day - Wear PJs to school and bring a stuffed animal
February 9 - Swing Fore Student Excellence at Top Golf
February 12,13,15 - PACE testing for all 2nd graders
February 12 - Science with Mr. Lee - Ms. Switalski's 4th grade
February 13 - Science with Mr. Lee - Mrs. Lipnisky's 4th grade
February 13 - ThinkFirst Safety Program with Northwestern Medicine - 1:00 program for 1st grade with helmet fitting and 1:55 program for 5th grade
February 14 - 5th grade field trip prior to Valentine party
February 14 - Valentine Parties: 10:45am for morrning kindergarten; 2:30pm for all other classes
February 15 - Science with Mr. Lee - Mr. Ourada's 4th grade
February 18 - NO SCHOOL - PRESIDENTS' DAY
February 19 - PTA Meeting 7pm in LLC
February 21 - Family Fun Night 6:30pm-800pm at Washington for all Washington families
February 22 - Club pictures for yearbook - morning
February 23 - PTA Pancake Breakfast 8:30am-10:3am (NEW DATE)
February 28 - Kindergarten round-up and visit for incoming kindergarten parents and students 7pm LLC
Knight Writers (and Speakers and Video Creators)!
Washington Wellness Focus Area: Student Sleep
Here are some resource articles:
WatchDOGS Sign-up - NEW Spring Dates Added!
The WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) Is a program that creates opportunities for dads to volunteer in schools. WatchDOGS do not have to commit to an ongoing schedule; they can volunteer as little as one half-day a school year. WatchDOGS help out with whole class activities and also one-to-one or small group reading and math practice. Students also love playing with WatchDOGS during recess!
Sign up to volunteer here: WatchDOGS.
Email Mrs. Craig with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten Round-up for Parents AND Students
Informational sessions, called “Kindergarten Round-Up”, are for parents of children who will be starting Kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year. Washington School’s Kindergarten Round-Up will be Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. to turn in paperwork. The meeting begins at 7:00 P.M.
Kindergarten Round-Up is held in the school for parents and incoming Kindergarten children. The occasion gives parents the opportunity to meet the principal and the kindergarten teachers. Parents will also become acquainted with the kindergarten program. Parents will receive a copy of the Kindergarten Handbook at this meeting. This is also an opportunity for children to visit the school. This will be replacing our spring visit day, but students will still have an opportunity to visit the classroom again in August prior to the first day of kindergarten
Parents are encouraged to begin the enrollment process before February 28 by bringing their child’s original birth certificate and three proofs of residency to Washington School. However, parents are certainly able to bring the necessary documentation to the Kindergarten Round-Up.
Parents who are unable to attend Kindergarten Round-up are asked to call the school at 630-682-2222 to add their child’s name to the Kindergarten mailing list.
For all necessary enrollment information, please visit www.cusd200.org. Please feel free to call the school with any additional questions.
Parents will need to pre-enroll their child in order to complete the online registration process.
Kindergarten Geo Spaces with DuPage Children's Museum - Thanks, PTA!
Cooler Weather is Here!
You can view the Cold Weather Scale on the Washington website under Our School/School Information or by clicking this link: Cold Weather Scale.