The Cougar Connection
Washington Avenue School News - 5/16/16
WHAT'S COMING UP...
Tuesday 5/24- Screen Free Day & Cheryl Russo visits WAS 3rd Graders
Wednesday 5/25 - Kindergarten Orientation:
Two groups - one at 12:45 PM and the other at 2:00 PM
Wednesday 5/25 - Gr. 3G Field Trip
Thursday 5/27 - Friday 5/28 - SCHOOL CLOSED
Monday 5/30 - SCHOOL CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY
Tuesday 5/31 - Delayed Opening
Wednesday 6/1 - K Going in to Gr. 1 Parent Orientation - 10:00 am
Friday 6/3 - Field Day
Wednesday, 6/8-PTO transition brunch
Thursday 6/9 - Kindergarten Field trip
Wednesday 6/15 - Grade 1 Portfolio Day
Friday, 6/17 - Kindergarten Portfolio Day
Tuesday 6/21 - 3:10 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. PTO Retirement party for Mary Quigley, Andie Elwell, Cheryl Sabins, Valerie Palmer
Wednesday 6/22 - Third Grade Breakfast 8:45 am, Third grade ceremony 10:00 am
Thursday 6/23 - Third grade Clap Out -- 12:15 K-2 Dismissal 12:35 pm
Principal's Update - Mary Quigley
Important messsage for Mr. Finken:
The Bike Safety Rodeo will be held Thursday, May 19, at 11:45 on the Washington Avenue School blacktop, with a rain date of Friday, May 20th. This event is available to all second grade students who are interested and third grade students who did not participate in last year's event and wish to do so this year.
To participate, students can bring their bikes to school upon their arrival to school on Thursday, or the parents can bring their child's bike anytime up until around 11:45, when the event begins. For those who are interested, please make sure your child has a helmet and that their bike is good working order. Parents are of course welcome to watch and cheer on their children. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
RED NOSE DAY -
On Wednesday, May 25th (the day before Memorial Break) WAS is going to participate in a fundraising event called RedNose Day. Red Nose
Day helps raise money for children in poverty. Half of the proceeds are spent on children here in America and the other half in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Last year, Red Nose Day raised 23 million dollars! Teachers and students at WAS can participate in Red Nose Day by purchasing a red nose at any Walgreens for $1.
We would be supporting a great cause, while having some fun! For a short video and more information:http://
rednoseday. Buy your rednoses soon! Looking forward to wearing a silly red nose with you on May 25th!
WAS PTO President's UPDATE Michelle Lease
As we prepare for the transition for next year, we have several interesting volunteer chair opportunities available that we would love for you to consider below. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in one of these roles. Thank you for your consideration!
2016-2017 OPEN Chair Volunteer Opportunties
-Coupon Book Organizer
-Holiday Boutique Chairs
-Museum on the Move Kindergarten Coordinator
-Museum on the Move Second Grade Coordinator
-Strings Chair (for 3rd grade parents with a strings student)
-Additional Room parents for K, 1st & 2nd grades
PTO Thank you's
SPELLING BEE BUZZ!
The 3rd Annual WAS Spelling Bee was a huge success! All the students did a fabulous job. Their enthusiasm and excitement could be felt throughout the auditorium. Each grade demonstrated wonderful teamwork and sportsmanship. A HUGE thank you to the parent volunteers who planned and ran the event. Thank you to the Chatham Education Foundation for sponsoring us again this year! Also, a very special thank you to Mrs. Quigley and the teachers for being a part of the special night. We can't wait for next year!
2016 WAS SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONS
FIRST GRADE/1ST PLACE - Little Honey
Caroline Hess, Claire Burke and Emily Deutsch
FIRST GRADE/2ND PLACE- Busy Bees
Caroline Molinaro, Grace Ryan and Molly Haid
SECOND GRADE/1ST PLACE - Speedy Spellers
Aubrey Conlon, Chloe Thorn Leeson, Harley Labadie, and Victoria Szybowski
SECOND GRADE/2ND PLACE - Taking Care of Buzzness
Gaspsard Marion, Jack Burdorf, and Johnny Roskell
THIRD GRADE/1ST PLACE - Honey Seeking Spellers
Anna Farrugia, Dan Cvetkovic, and Dylan Sheehan
THIRD GRADE/2nd PLACE - The Bee-tastic Three
Emilia Monge, Lilly Maurer and Maeve Bouge
THIRD GRADE / 3rd Place Tie - The Awesome Awesomes
Andrew Loconte, Scotty Morgan, Teddy DuRie, and Tripp Connor
Third GRADE/3rd Place Tie - Honey Bunny
Annie Alden, Eva Morrison, Jordan Kopscik, and Nina Sikora
Please submit your pto receipts
Retirement Thank you Book
We are putting together special thank you books for Ms. Quigley, Mrs. Elwell, Mrs. Sabins & Mrs. Palmer. Thank you notes will be done in class for current students but we would LOVE your help in spreading the word to alumni! Please pass along this information to your friends that have WAS graduates. We would love to have the book filled with thank yous from past students as well as current students. If alumni would like to contribute to the book they can send it into the WAS office or drop to Anne Davenport's house at 31 Fairview Avenue . Please use an 8.5 x11 paper size if possible to match the rest of the book. Thank you for your help in making this a special memory for them!
Lastly, If you have any pictures of your kids with Ms. Quigley please email WASPTO@gmail.com