Washington Elementary News

 

September 30, 2022

Dear Washington Families, 

What a fun and productive week of learning and special activities for our Washington students! We love to share what our students are doing through classroom newsletters and our Washington Elementary FaceBook page. We invite you to join our page if you haven’t already.

The Romeo Homecoming Parade on Wednesday was a huge success! Thank you to those families who were able to walk with us. Our students are master candy tossers (thank you PTO for supplying the candy) and their smiles and laughter said it all!  An additional thank you to Mrs MacDonald for her assembly planning efforts as we were able to host our first assembly of the year this week on Thursday. Basketball Jones was here with lots of high energy entertainment and important messaging about noticing others and showing kindness. Our assemblies are graciously funded by our Washington PTO; your generous donations at work!

Celebrate your child’s birthday (or half birthday) in a special way: The PTO is excited to start a new tradition at Washington Elementary.  For $10, you can do a BIRTHDAY (or ½ birthday) SHOUT OUT to your child.  These messages will be posted on the electronic message board outside and will be up for exactly 24 hours from midnight to midnight. You can purchase additional days using a new transaction in SchoolPay. Please note only the first name and last initial will be displayed.  Be sure to fill out every field on Payschool. We are currently accepting orders for birthdays falling between Tuesday, October 18th through December 31, 2022. All orders must be placed on or before Monday, October 17th; if you miss the deadline, we will not be able to accept your order. We will open another window in December for shout outs occurring January-March. (Link to SchoolPay for birthday messages here)

Count Day: Wednesday, October 5th is the state of Michigan’s count day. It is important that all students able to attend school on Wednesday are here and on time. The district’s funding budget is based on our attendance. If your child must be absent, please be sure to call the attendance line prior to the start of school on Wednesday.

Fire Department Visits: October is Fire Safety Awareness Month. The fire department will be coming to visit our Y5 through 3rd grade classes next week. Please don’t worry if you see the fire truck outside; the visit is planned!

Picture Day: Washington's picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th. Paper packets will go home for those who prefer sending in a check. You can also easily order and have an electronic receipt by going to mylifetouch.com and using their online ordering system. Washington's unique Picture Day ID is: EVTD4PGFK

October Specials Rotation Schedule: (Linked here) Please see information from your child’s teacher regarding the special on A, B and C days for your child’s classroom.

PTO News:

How Can Families Help? Click here for many easy ways to support our school efforts.

Skating Parties: Mark your calendars for “Washington Night at the Rink” on Friday, Oct 14 and Friday, Jan 20 from 5pm-7pm at The New Rink on VanDyke. The cost is $10 per skater.

Halloween Event: Mark your calendars for Fri, Oct 28 from 5-7:30 for our annual PTO Halloween Event at Washington. Details will follow, but it’s one you don’t want to miss!  

District News:

October Food Service Menu: Linked here

Community News: 

The Greater Washington Area Historical Society is planning to have a used book sale on Sunday October 9 & 23. If you have used books you would like to donate, please drop them off at the museum on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 58230 Van Dyke north of 26 Mile Road. For more information, go to our website www.washhistsoc.org, our Facebook Page (GWAHS), or call 586-786-5304 (answering machine).

With Washington Bulldog Pride,

Dana Hepner, Principal

ay is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th. Paper packets will go home for those who prefer sending in a check. You can also easily order and have an electronic receipt by going to mylifetouch.com and using their online ordering system. Washington's unique Picture Day ID is: EVTD4PGFK

Basketball Jones Assembly: National Youth Motivational Speaker and children’s book author, Jim “Basketball” Jones is visiting Washington Elementary on Thursday, September 29th. If you are interested in purchasing any of his books, please find the order form here.

September Specials Rotation Schedule: (Linked here) Please see information from your child’s teacher regarding the special on A, B and C days for your child’s classroom.

PTO News:

How Can Families Help? Click here for many easy ways to support our school efforts.

Skating Parties: Mark your calendars for “Washington Night at the Rink” on Friday, Oct 14 and Friday, Jan 20 from 5pm-7pm at The New Rink on VanDyke. The cost is $10 per skater.

Halloween Event: Mark your calendars for Fri, Oct 28 from 5-7:30 for our annual PTO Halloween Event at Washington. Details will follow, but it’s one you don’t want to miss!  

District News:

September Food Service Menu: Linked here

Community News: 

The Greater Washington Area Historical Society will host their annual Antique and Collectible Appraisal Fair on Sunday, September 25, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Washington Historical Museum, 58230 Van Dyke, Washington, Michigan 48094.  Whether you have a family heirloom or an item purchased at a sale, our expert appraisers, LaVere and Zola Webster, will provide you with the opportunity to spend some time with an expert and learn not only the background of your item, but also its value.  The cost is $5.00 per item, and you may bring as many items as you wish. All proceeds will go toward the Society's "Raise the Roof" project to replace the roof of the museum. For more information, visit our website at http://www.washhistsoc.com, email washingtonmuseum@gmail.com, or call 586-786-5304. 

With Washington Bulldog Pride,

Dana Hepner, Principal

  • 6 Oct
    • Fire Dept Visits 3rd Grade 9:30 AM to 11:40 AM
      Fire Dept Visits 3rd Grade
      Date: Oct 6
      Time: 9:30 AM to 11:40 AM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
  • 11 Oct
    • Picture Day 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
      Picture Day
      Date: Oct 11
      Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
  • 14 Oct
    • Kindergarten Field Trip 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Kindergarten Field Trip
      Date: Oct 14
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
    • PTO Skate Party 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      PTO Skate Party
      Date: Oct 14
      Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: The New Rink
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      The cost is $10 per skater.
  • 17 Oct
    • PTO Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      PTO Meeting
      Date: Oct 17
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Media Center
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events