Washington Weekly

October 25 - October 29

This Week


Make sure your child has joined the Washington Class of 21-22 Google Classroom (code: ocnxaxx). Important announcements are shared here including how to sign up for leadership jobs, join clubs and much more!

October 25 - 29

Red Ribbon Week

October 29

Halloween Spirit Wear (no costumes) and Halloween activities in the classroom in the afternoon

Upcoming Events

November 1, 2, 3

Book Fair

Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal for Students (1:05pm)

November 4-5

No School, NJ Teachers Convention

November 11

Photo Retake Day

November 15-18

Elly Swartz Workshops (virtual)

November 24

Early dismissal (1:05pm)

November 25-26

No School, Thanksgiving

Halloween Information

On Friday, October 29, 2021, students at Washington School will celebrate Halloween by showing their spirit and taking part in classroom activities after lunch.

As we prepare for our Halloween celebrations, there are some things we'd like to share with you.

  • Halloween spirit wear or Halloween themed festive clothing can be worn for the day (black, orange, fun Halloween shirts, etc.). Please be sure that clothing is appropriate for school. No costumes!
  • Classes will work on individual projects or crafts.
  • Designated class parents are welcome to assist and have to follow Covid protocols for entering the building.
  • No food.
  • No goodie bags.
  • Classes will stay together.

Curriculum Connection

We kicked off our author in residence program with a terrific virtual assembly with author, Elly Swartz. She inspired us with her message about bravery. In the words of Mrs. Swartz, "The thing you're passionate about, doesn't have to be the thing you're good at today. It just has to be the thing you love enough to keep going!"

We are looking forward to our workshops which begin in November.

Want some ideas for how to connect with your children at home? Here are some ideas!

2018 Great Words, Great Works - Elly Swartz

"Sum" Fun with Math

As we wrap up Chapter 1: Whole Numbers and the Four Operations, we look ahead to Chapter 2: Fractions and Mixed Numbers.

Parents, encourage your children to continue practice their fact fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts!

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A Message from Our School Nurse

Please remember to keep your child home when sick as a head cold can be very challenging when wearing a mask, so give your child a day to recuperate.

When to get your child tested for COVID-19:

  • If your child has a fever (temp >100)


  • If your child has two or more of these symptoms: cough, congestion, sore throat, headache, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting.

A negative test or an alternative diagnosis from a physician are required for your child to return to school.

When reporting an absence due to illness please let me know your child's symptoms. It is not sufficient to say absent for sickness.

There are currently no travel restrictions.

Remote learning is ONLY available if your child has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is in quarantine for COVID-19 exposure that we have communicated about.

Please remember to send in a water bottle with your child as wearing a mask all day can be very dehydrating.

Congratulations, Washington!

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Washington School

Peter Mercurio, Principal

Kerry Emmanouilidis, Instructional Supervisor