Newsletter December 2022
Washington Elementary School
December 8th - 3rd Grade to Paine Art Center
December 8th - PTO Meeting
December 9th - No School for Students
December 19th - December 22nd - Holiday Dress Up Week!
December 23rd - January 2nd - No School/Winter Break
SAVE THE DATE!!
What: Washington Herd Family Night
When: Saturday, January 28th @ 7pm
How: See Flyer Below to Order Tickets!
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Please follow the link below to get your Washington Wear ordered anytime throughout the year!
Unfortunate Holiday Concert News...
Please read the attached letter for information regarding this year's holiday concert: Holiday Concert Letter
Monday December 19
Polar Express Day! - Wear Your Comfiest Pajamas!
Tuesday December 20
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Wear Snowman, Snowflakes, Blue, or White
Wednesday December 21
Candy Cane Day! - Wear Red, White, Stripes, or Candy Canes!
Thursday December 22
Deck The Halls! - Wear Your Favorite holiday headwear, clothes, and accessories!!
- Students are only allowed to miss part or all of 10 school days for any reason the entire year. This includes illness, vacation, weddings, funerals, etc. If a student is more than 10 minutes late without a valid excuse, this will count as a half day unexcused absence. If a student is less than 10 minutes late, it will count as a tardy. To avoid a late unexcused absence, please have your student to school on time. The school day starts at 7:45am.
- If a student makes it to 90% or more of instruction by the Third Friday count in September, they are more likely to pass their classes.
- When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.
A Note from Mrs. Kese...
Help Boost Kids’ Safety, Privacy, and Security (digital citizenship)
When kids start to go online, whether they're playing multiplayer games, using educational apps, or just following their curiosity on Google, it's important that they understand the basics of online privacy and safety. With some general guidelines around what information is and isn't OK to share, and some help from parents when they're unsure, kids can have fun and learn a lot in the digital world.
Check out these 5 tips:
Discuss personal vs. private info. Talk about the difference between what's OK to share online (favorite color - personal) and what's not (home address - private).
Use privacy settings. Together, go through the settings on all new apps to make sure you both know what information your kids are sharing. Especially in the beginning, it's better to share very little.
Avoid location tracking. Location-aware apps can be super helpful. But apps that use a device's location to help people find your kid or offer them ads for nearby businesses should be used with caution. Turn them off if you can.
Power up passwords. Work together with kids to help them come up with complex passwords. Use phrases and special characters that make passwords hard to guess but easy to remember. Remind kids to keep passwords private and change them regularly.
Skip quizzes. Help kids identify and avoid clickbait, quizzes, special offers, and anything that asks for personal or private information. This helps keep information secure and devices safe.
K–5 family tips: Privacy & Security. Common Sense Education. (2021, January 5). Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.commonsense.org/