Washington Elementary News


October 22, 2021

Dear Washington Families,

NWEA Reports were sent home today with students. Information from NWEA is one snapshot of data used by our teachers when planning for the instructional needs of students. The NWEA will be administered again to all students in the winter and then the spring.

Please read on for additional information:

Wed, Oct 27th: District wide Silly Sock Day - this is the final week Student Council will be collecting socks and toiletries for the Samaritan House. Our staff is working hard to fill up their box and earn the extra recess; let’s see if our students can beat us!

Young Five and Kindergarten Parents: Vision and Hearing Screening is scheduled for November 1st and 2nd. Please refer to the email sent by Mrs Hepner this past Monday for details. 

Washington PTO FALL FEST is TONIGHT: We look forward to welcoming our families tonight from 5:00-7:00 pm on the playground. This is a family event and students must be present with parent/guardian adult supervision. Don’t forget your costume and decorated pumpkin, if you choose.

  • 5:00pm-7:00pm: Lucky Lunch food truck, cider, donuts, popcorn and water will be for sale, along with tunes from DJ Zack. Come in costume, if you wish, and bring a decorated pumpkin if you plan to join the pumpkin contest. We will not have pumpkin carving/decorating on site, so please bring them ready for the pumpkin contest voting. 

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm: Voting for pumpkins. Everyone who attends can vote for their favorite pumpkin. voting will end by 6:00pm.

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm: Costume parade around the exterior of the building. We would like to have some stops along the way for “tricks or treats” for our students. Please email the PTO at washingtonelementarypto.romeo@gmail.com if you are willing to help by bringing treats to pass out to our students.

  • 6:45pm-7:00pm: Pumpkin contest winners announced.

Halloween: School celebrations will take place on Friday, October 29th. Teachers will communicate with you whether costumes should be worn to school, or brought to school by grade level.  Please remember that we are unable to allow visitors at this time, so make sure that students are able to independently put on their costumes and any accessory items (or leave those at home so they don’t get lost). Please make sure to follow our expectations when selecting a costume for school:

  • Absolutely NO weapons of any kind.

  • NO gore or fake blood.

  • Avoid any costume that would scare our five year-old students.

  • Costume masks are allowed to be worn during our parade only. 

Your child’s teacher will provide you with more details.  Weather permitting, our school parade will be held outdoors for any parents that would like to watch.  Parents wishing to sign their students out at the end of the parade will do so OUTSIDE with your child’s teacher(s). Please be patient with our staff; it is important that we make sure every child is safe and accounted for at the end of the day. Thank you.

PTO October News: Please click here for October updates and events, courtesy of our Washington Elementary PTO.

October Specials Calendar: Here is the ABC Schedule for Art, Music, and Physical Education special area classes in October.

Food Service Information: 

RCS is Hiring: Open positions include: substitute teachers, hall monitors, bus drivers, food service, child care, crossing guard, paraprofessionals, technology assistants, general maintenance persons, grounds/utility persons, Varsity Bowling Coach, and a middle school boys and girls intramural sports director.  More information about each position, and how to apply can be found on our website - www.romeok12.org.

Community Events:

Fall Enrichment Opportunities at Parks & Rec: Click here for information.

Macomb Reads Now Festival: The Macomb Intermediate School District is once again hosting their annual #MacombReads Festival on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Please click here for details.

COVID-19 Weekly Report:

Washington has 0 new confirmed or probable case(s) of COVID-19 that resulted in 0 new students in quarantine. Our school has notified an additional 0 close contacts in connection with these cases.

The district COVID-19 Dashboard and School Associated Cases Report continues to be updated daily. Please visit our district COVID-19 webpage for more information.

With Washington Bulldog Pride,

Dana Hepner, Principal

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