Last school year, our students and staff brought in over 40,000 box tops to raise a grand total of $4029.60. The funds raised with these box tops go directly into each students classroom allowing teachers to buy computer hardware and software, classroom materials and supplies, and a host of other items to ennhance your child's or grandchild's learning experience. I know that it may seem like a trivial thing, but we highly encourage you clip out those Boxtops and send them in. As you can see, it really adds up for each and every teacher and can truly make for a brighter future for all of our students. Thank you for your continued support!
Recently, students at Washington Elementary created a Thanksgiving Tree. Students were given leaves and a chance to write all the things they are most thankful for. As you can see in the picture, our students are truly thankful for so many things, but the thing they were most thankful for was family. It was a theme I saw on leaf after leaf. This time of year can really be stressful with the holidays, visitors, travel, and all the associated expenses. The one thing I hope you will all remember, just like our kids here at Washington have, is that family is most important and spending time with them is the most best gift you can give to them. Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season!
During the month of October, students from Washington Elementary School were taught the second habit of the Leader in Me, Begin with the End in Mind. To help students to learn to live the habit, they established goals to collect shoes for Soles for Souls and canned food items for the Crawford County Food Pantry. For the month, students and families collected over 270 pairs of shoes and over 650 canned food items to be donated. Pictured here are students from Mrs. Sutfin's class after counting shoes from the drive.
It's that time of year again when our staff will conduct screenings for both incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students. For Pre-Kindergarten, we use our screenings to determine eligibility for our program or for the Gingerbread House program. Unfortunately, we cannot get every student into our programs because of the limited number of seats as required by state guidelines. For those who are not eligible, they will have an opportunity to be placed on a wait list in case students move out of our program.
For Kindergarten, we use our screenings to assess basic skills and provide our staff the opportunity to meet and interact with their incoming students. With both screenings, parents can receive feedback about their child's development, but no determinations for eligibility of services will be made that day.
Pre-K screenings are May 19-21. If you have not already scheduled an appointment, please contact Meghan Correll at 618-544-3153
Kindergarten screenings are May 27-30. To schedule an appointment for a Kindergarten screening, please contact the Washington Elementary School office at 544-2233.
If you have a Pre-K or Kindergarten aged student, we highly recommend that you call to schedule an appointment as soon as possible as we will not accept walk-ins.