November 15, 2018
SAVE THE DATE - WINTER CONCERT DECEMBER 17 - 10am and 2pm
Thursday, November 15 - Monroe Feeder Orchestra Demo Concert 7:00pm at Monroe
Friday, November 16 - Native American Traveling Museum Visit for 3rd grade classes
Friday, November 16 - Report Card Distribution
Sunday, November 18- Deadline for PTA Spirit Wear Orders
Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23 - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK
Monday, November 26 - Northside Demo Band Concert 7:00pm at WNHS
Tuesday, November 27 - Pack the Gym Night
Friday, November 30 - Last day to turn in Christmas Sharing
PTA Spirit Wear Orders Deadline November 18th
Washington Honors our Veterans
Knight Writers (and Speakers...and Video Creators)
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.
Christmas Sharing Needs Your Help
Washington will be collecting items for Christmas Sharing again this year. Christmas Sharing is a program organized to help families living within CUSD 200 who are facing financial difficulty. Sponsored by CUSD 200, local churches, businesses, and civic organizations, this program reaches to all corners of our community.
The organizers of Christmas Sharing have expressed a special need for:
Good, gently used clothing for all ages, and especially for infants and children
Winter coats, boots, hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves for all ages
Dishes, flatware, and cooking utensils
New or gently used toys, games, and books
New underwear and socks for all ages
Through donating food, clothing, and toys; Washington children will be able to make a difference in the lives of families in the Wheaton, Warrenville and Carol Stream area. Please make sure that any donations are either new, or in very good and usable condition.
Donations of non-perishable food and new or lightly used items should be brought to Washington School Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 30th for distribution by local churches. Watch for the Christmas Sharing signs and tables in the front hall of the school. Christmas Sharing is recognized as a 501(c)3 public charity making contributions deductible. Please call Mrs. Glasser, social worker, at Washington if you have any questions. Thank you for your help!
December 7 - Science with Mr. Lee in 3rd grade Banta
December 10 - Science with Mr. Lee in 3rd grade Burkard
December 17 - Winter Concert at 10am and 2pm
December 20 - 1st grade Polar Express activity
December 21- AM Kindergarten holiday party 10:45am
December 21- Mrs. Weisheit's ADK Toy Shop play 1:15pm
December 21- Holiday sing-a-long 2:00pm followed by holiday parties at 2:30pm
December 24 - January 4 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
January 7 - School Resumes
From our Math Coach/Interventionist, Mrs. Russelle
Did you know that all students in grades 3-5 have a way to practice math skills from home? District 200 is providing an account on a web-based math program called Dreambox for each student in grades 3-5. It is an adaptive program that places your child at the level that he or she need to work at in order to be successful. As your child passes lessons, he or she will progress through the grade level standards. If your child needs more practice at a certain standard, then Dreambox requires them to practice several more times until they are successful. Some teachers use Dreambox for homework. Others use it as a center for differentiated math time. Here are some informational links for parents. Washington’s Math Coach Lea Russelle can also answer any questions you may have about it. The link is on the Washington’s School website under the LLC webpage: Dreambox, The direct website is below and the school code is qpyh/rd66. Your child must know their login information in order for you to create a login as well.
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: email@example.com.