Our winter reading contest has started and will run through Feb. 23rd. For every book that is read by or to a student, they can fill out a snowflake to add to our snow piles. Click here for extra snowflakes. The homeroom with the most snowflakes will win an ice cream sundae party and get to pick the color of Mrs. Walton’s hair on March 13th. The homeroom with the
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We are so BEYOND proud of our own Oliver Klipsch. He placed FIRST in the 3rd/4th grade division for the MLK essay contest. He and his family will travel to Des Moines to officially receive the award a little later on. Oliver shared his essay with K-2 students today during Friday Finale. If you see Oliver around school, you’ll quickly discover that he has a love for reading. Congratulations, Oliver
As part of 3rd quarter curriculum, all third-graders will write a “How To” to paper. They began this process this week at school as they watched Mrs. Potts and Mrs. Whalen instruct them in building gingerbread houses. On Wednesday, the students watched both teachers as they built their own houses, and then the students were able to create their house. Today, the exhilarated students, with the support of some awesome
On Wednesday, December 3, all Washington students and staff attended a performance of St. Ambrose University’s “The Cat in the Hat.” We were a sea of red in the audience, and students in kindergarten through fifth grade enjoyed seeing a classical children’s book come to life before their very eyes. The cast’s performance enticed laughter and giggles for much of the performance as well. For educators, this was an important
Washington’s fifth graders ended their week by participating in JA’s Biztown, an important element of their social studies curriculum. Each student had a role in the town and operated different shops. Congratulations to Mr. Shaw and Mrs. Basala as they did an excellent job preparing the students for this important activity. In addition, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all fifth graders. The students did a great job representing our school and
Washington Elementary PTA Presents
Our Annual Merchant Market Vendor Fair!
Saturday, November 22
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
We will have over 20+ vendors including some of your favorites like Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, Lia Sophia, and so many more. Get your early shopping done for the holidays and help support your local vendors and Washington Elementary PTA! We will also have donuts and
The following documents contain the letters sent home at the beginning of the second quarter for math. There are several helpful websites and resources in each of the letters that link you to Common Core standards being covered this quarter, and websites that may help you outside of the school day.
If you’re looking for the next contestant for American Idol or America’s Got Talent, you may be able to see the next big thing at Washington’s Variety Show. On Thursday, November 13, you hear “Let It Go” and “Fancy” including a several dance acts and a trio of trumpeters who are definitely tooting their own horns. Doors open at 6:00 and admission is FREE! Come support our Washington students
“Where in the World is Mrs. Allen?” is our theme as we investigate all the wonderful benefits of reading. Students at Washington will be DEAR (drop everything and read)’ing it up all day. Our principal, Mrs. Allen, is in disguise as she carefully sneaks around the building and reads in every classroom. Stay tuned to our Twitter feed as we post pictures all day for our reading challenge!