Newsletter December 2019


Washington Elementary School

December 2019





What: Holiday Concert

When: December 12th

Time: 6:30PM

Where: Alberta Kimball


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Upcoming Events  


December 2 - FUNraiser Money is Due

December 5 - 3rd Grade to Paine Art Center

December 6 - Dental Bus

December 11 - Early Release

December 12 - Holiday Concert

December 13 - Dental Bus

December 19 - PTO Meeting

December 16 - 20 - Spirit Week

December 23 - January 1 - Winter Break




Washington Holiday Program

Thursday, December 12, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Alberta Kimball Auditorium - West High School 

Hello Families! 
It’s that time of year again! The Holidays are upon us! Above are the details for our upcoming holiday program. I will send another reminder shortly before our concert as well! This year’s theme is December Celebrations! We will be singing of holidays from around the world that are celebrated in December. Your students have been working hard already to learn their music, and are very excited to share what they are learning! Below are some details, please read them carefully, and do not hesitate to email me with questions!

ARRIVAL: The children should arrive at the concert by 6:15 p.m..  When they do arrive, they should CHECK IN WITH THEIR TEACHER and go to their assigned seat at the rear of the auditorium (there will be posters designating each grade level area).  They may take their coats with them.  If your family arrives early, and your child’s teacher is not there yet, please have your child sit with you until he/she sees their teacher.  Students should not be walking around the school or auditorium alone.  We want everyone to be safe!

****KINDERGARTEN:  When you arrive, Kindergarten students should find their teacher, either Ms. Zeinert, Ms. Smithers, or Ms. Hoopman, who will be in the hallway outside the auditorium, lining up the students.  After you have dropped them off, (MAKE SURE their teacher knows your child has arrived) find your seats and make sure to save one for your Kindergarten student.  They will be the first to perform.   When they’re finished, you will go to the stage and pick them up, so they can enjoy the rest of the concert with you! 

GRAND FINALE:  At the end of the concert, ALL students will sing a final song together.  The 1st-5th graders will return to the stage, and the Kindergarten students will stand and sing from their seats. (This is for safety’s sake!) So please, stay for the entire concert!

After the finale, the children will return to the assigned seats at the back of the auditorium with their teacher.  Please do not take your child out of line as they pass you after leaving the stage and wait until all students have left the stage to go and pick up your child!   You MUST check in with your child’s teacher before you take them home!  Again, this is all for the safety of the children. Thank you.

VIDEOTAPING: Videotaping is allowed for home use only.  We ask that parents keep all aisles free and unobstructed per safety rules and fire codes.  No tripods, please.

We hope to see ALL of the Washington students and their families at the Holiday Program!

~Tia Pribbernow and Kevin Plekan- Music Teachers


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December 16th-December 20th

Monday - Flannel Day
Tuesday -  Tree Topper Day-Wear Christmas Antlers, Elf Ears, Santa Hats, etc 
Wednesday - Twin Day
Thursday - Holiday/Red & Green Day
Friday - PJ/Comfy Day 




In order to promote a healthy environment at school for your children, we ask that you be particularly alert to the beginning signs of illness in your child. Keeping them home during an illness until they are completely well will help prevent spread of illness to others in the school. The following are some symptoms to watch for:

  • Thick mucus from the nose 
  • Persistent, productive cough or persistent sneezing
  • Fever of 100.0 or higher 
  • Toothache or tenderness
  • Nausea or vomitting or diarrhea
  • Swelling of jaw
  • Excessive Drowsiness
  • Red eyes or discharge from eyes or ears, earache
  • Sore throat
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort
  • Any rash that is not normal

If your child has any of these symptoms at school, you may be contacted. You will be expected to make arrangements to pick your child up from school as soon as possible. An emergency telephone number where parents can be reached either at home or work must be on file at the school. Please update any number changes or corrections via the parent portal. Children may not return to school within 24 hours of a fever. To assist us in providing the best possible care for your child at school, please keep us informed of any changes in your child’s healthstatus-including medication changes, allergies, etc., by contact our school health office: Marni Noldin via email





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