Washington School: April Issue 2017
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 600 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.
The week of April 10th, students in 3-5th grade will be taking the PARCC assessments. Please review the PARCC schedule in the button below so you schedule all doctor's appointments around the testing window. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or myself.
Thursday, April 20th is the Kindergarten orientation. Please make sure you read the detailed information below regarding that evening.
Wishing all of you a Happy Spring!
Kindergarten Registration Continues
Kindergarten registration continues. If you have a child, or know of a child living in the Washington area who will be five before September 1st they are eligible for kindergarten in the 2017 -18 school year. Please come in and register ASAP so we can include you and your child in the kindergarten orientation in on April 20th.
The best place to start your child’s District 64 education….is right here in District 64.
Jefferson School is still accepting registration for 3 and 4 year olds for the 2017-18 school year. The District 64 preschool program welcomes children of all abilities, as the classrooms are designed to educate children with a variety of abilities, interests, and needs within a play based preschool environment. The teachers are highly qualified and certified through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in early childhood, special education and teaching English Language Learners. In addition to the preschool teachers, the classrooms are supported by a speech pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and social worker. Therefore, a low student to teacher ratio (1:5) is maintained with class sizes as low as 15 students.
The curriculum, Creative Curriculum, is a research-based and developmentally appropriate curriculum that is aligned to the Illinois Early Learning and Development (IELDS) and Common Core Standards. The program focuses on the four domain areas of development: cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional so students are well prepared for kindergarten in District 64. For additional information about the program visit the Jefferson website. If you would like a tour of the program contact the Jefferson principal, Lisa Halverson, at 847-318-4249.
Click here to complete the preschool application for the 2017-18 school year.
On the District website go to Step 1 to complete the pre-enrollment form. After your residency documents are reviewed for accuracy and completeness you will be notified if your child has a spot or will be on the waitlist.
Young Author Winners
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Young Authors Contest. All students who entered should be very proud of their work and commitment. The following have been selected as the winning stories for Washington School and will continue on to the district level competition.
Young Authors Winners
Basil and Bailey’s Big Adventure
By Jake Thurman
On My First Day of Kindergarten
By Cecilia Purcell
Hope and Love
The Haunted Beach House
NEWS FROM THE ART ROOM..........
The following WASHINGTON students have their artwork on display at the Educational Service Center, 164 S. Prospect, in Park Ridge. Examples of drawings, paintngs, and collage will be up until middle of May. Please stop in to see their work! You can also see the work on the Art Room page on Washington’s web site.
Aidan K KRam Anagelina E KMam
Megi S 2-136 Grace C 2-132
Emma B 2-136 Lexi H 2-135
Nika B 2-135 Nathan L 2-131
Eva E 2-132 Bo B 2-133
Maddie K 2-136 Lika S 2-131
Lily T 3-230 Victoria Y 3-229
Michael N 3-227 Reagan G 3-229
Annabelle N 3-230 Teagan H 3-231
Sophia L 1-122 Hannah S 1-122
Maddox T 1-122 Avery H 1-127
Kaitlyn H 1-122