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Washington School: April Issue 2019

Letter from Mrs. Daly

Dear Washington Families,


It’s hard to believe Spring is here. It’s also hard to believe that we have begun our

last semester of the school year. Where has the year gone? April and May are always very

busy months. Please review the calendar in the newsletter for all of the upcoming events.


Dogs at School: With the nice weather returning, many families are walking to school,

which is great. However, we ask that you leave the dog at home. Even the most gentle and friendly dog can become overwhelmed with 651 excited students around. Also, we have many students and adults who are allergic to dogs or terrified of dogs. We love dogs, but ask you to please not bring them to school, as it is district policy not to have them on school grounds. The sidewalks in the front and sides of the building are occupied with children before and after school, so I ask that we all respect these rules regarding dogs. Thank you!


Student Appearance: As the weather is getting nicer and will continue to get warmer,

please make sure your students come to school dressed and groomed in a manner suitable and conducive to the good health and safety of the student and not disruptive to the educational process. In general, students are expected to be fully clothed from the shoulders to at least approximately mid-thigh. Shoulders must be covered with clothing; spaghetti straps, halter-tops, and bare midriffs are NOT appropriate school attire. Shorts should not be shorter than mid-thigh length. Hats may NOT be worn during the school day. Wearing distracting items is not allowed. Please refer to the district handbook if you have any questions.


Monday, April 8th is the Kindergarten orientation. Please make sure you read the detailed information below regarding that evening.


Wishing all of you a Happy Spring!


Warmly,

Mrs. Daly

Washington Principal

Mrs. Daly and Ms. Van Arsdale in the St. Patrick's Day Spirit

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Channels of Challenge Information

District 64 has a variety of methods of differentiating for student learning. Channels of Challenge is one of the District's programs for advanced and accelerated students. Refer to the Channels of Challenge/Primary Challenge Website if you would like to learn more about the eligibility process and Channels of Challenge.

ROARS Winners for the Month of March

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Irish Trinity Dancers

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Look for digital pledge cards for Healthy Living Month this April


District 64 students in grades K-5 through the support of their school PTO’s will again have the opportunity to participate in Healthy Living Month in April. Each week, students will pledge their participation in activities to promote these themes: Health and Nutrition Week (April 1 - 5); Neat to Use Your Feet Week (April 8 - 12); Go Green Week (April 15 - 19); and Screen-Free Week (April 22 - 26). Pledge cards to track a student’s activities are being provided in digital form. Watch for more information in the April school newsletters!


News from the Art Room.....


The following students have their artwork on display at the ESC, 164 South Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, from now until May. Examples of paintings, drawings, and prints can be seen. Congratulations!


Gwen P - 133 Juliet L - 231 Kayla B - 133

Lena L -131 Logan H - 224 Maya D - 108

Meredith S - 224 Mikey L - 229 Nellie O - 224

Nick M - 206 Olivia M - 127 Roman T - 112

Rowan H - 229 Ryan S - 122 Samantha B - 232

Sarah Juiris - 202 Siena D - 230 Victoria Y - 202

Will F -228 Alice F - 231 Allie O - 122

Alyssa R - 133 Ana M - 228 Anthony S - 112

Asha D - 122 Brayden M - 224 Ciara O - 224

Claire B - 122 Conner K - 130 Donnie C - 127

Eleanor E - 133 Ellie S - 228 Eva E - 228

Everitt Y - 129 Fiorella O - 129 Frank N - 130





The following students have their artwork on display at the ESC, 164 South Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, from now until May. Examples of paintings, drawings, and prints can be seen. Congratulations!


Gwen P - 133 Juliet L - 231 Kayla B - 133

Lena L -131 Logan H - 224 Maya D - 108

Meredith S - 224 Mikey L - 229 Nellie O - 224

Nick M - 206 Olivia M - 127 Roman T - 112

Rowan H - 229 Ryan S - 122 Samantha B - 232

Sarah Juiris - 202 Siena D - 230 Victoria Y - 202

Will F -228 Alice F - 231 Allie O - 122

Alyssa R - 133 Ana M - 228 Anthony S - 112

Asha D - 122 Brayden M - 224 Ciara O - 224

Claire B - 122 Conner K - 130 Donnie C - 127

Eleanor E - 133 Ellie S - 228 Eva E - 228

Everitt Y - 129 Fiorella O - 129 Frank N - 130

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SPRING 2019 REMINDERS FROM SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES

Springtime turns thoughts to warmer weather, outdoor activities, and spring break travel. Here are two important reminders to help your families enjoy this time of year!


Please continue to take time to regularly check your child for the presence of head lice. The Centers for Disease Control has practical information regarding head lice, which can be accessed here. In addition, your Building Nurse can provide you with useful materials regarding the identification and treatment of head lice. Information also is available on the D64 Health & Safety tips webpage.


This time of year also is called “influenza (flu) season.” In the U.S., flu season occurs in the winter; however, flu outbreaks can happen as early as October and can last as late as May.


D64 has noticed an increase in the number of influenza-type illnesses in our schools, which is to be expected at this time of the year. Cleaning protocols have been adjusted in all buildings in response to this increase. In addition, frequent handwashing and proper cough/sneeze etiquette are regularly reinforced with our students and staff.


Please visit Cook County Department of Public Health for information about influenza, including prevention tips that you may find helpful at home, too.

Washington Calendar of Events- Click Here

Click here to view upcoming and planned events

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District Mission Statement

Inspire all students to discover their strengths, embrace learning, achieve personal excellence, and demonstrate care. Students thrive in a rich, rigorous, and innovative curriculum delivered by highly qualified teachers. Each student learns and grows in a safe, nurturing environment. In collaboration with student, parents, teachers and the community, District 64 provides opportunities for each learner to investigate, be successful, be resilient, and become inspired and empowered as they contribute to our global society.