Newsletter November 2022


Washington Elementary School

November 2022




What: Washington Herd Family Night

When: Saturday, January 28th @ 7pm

How: Click the logo to purchase tickets!


Upcoming Events

October 31st - Halloween Celebrations!

November 3rd - PTO Meeting

November 4th  - Picture Retake Day!

November 14 - 18th - Dress Up Week!

November 11th - No School for Students

November 23 - 25th - No School/Thanksgiving Break



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Washington Wear!

Please follow the link below to get your Washington Wear ordered anytime throughout the year! 

Fourfold Vinyl and Boutique




What's the Origin of Jack-O'-Lanterns? | Mental Floss


On Monday October 31st, students will be allowed to dress up in a halloween costume. Our school family will participate in a Halloween parade at 2:00pm. Students will begin in the building and then walk outside on Winnebago Avenue to Rosalia Street and end on School Street. Family is invited to find a location along the street to wave or give quick hugs. Families will not be permitted inside the building. Below are expectations for costumes and classroom treats!

  • No costume face masks are allowed. They can frighten younger children. In addition, we want to see your child(ren)'s smiling faces! 
  • Students will only be given 5 minutes to get “dressed” in costumes and will not be excused to the bathroom. Please plan for easy items to add to their regular outfits. 
  • Make up should not be worn all day as it is a disruption to the classroom.
  • Violent themed costumes are not appropriate for school.
  • Board policy clearly prohibits look alike weapons such as toy guns, knives, swords, or other threatening objects. These items are not allowed at school for any reason, and Halloween is no exception.
  • For classroom parties, please remember that all fruit, vegetable, and cheese trays must be purchased already assembled from a grocery store. All dry items such as cookies, cupcakes, and crackers must be store purchased.




spirit wear



November 14 - November 18

Monday - Pajama/Comfy Day!

Tuesday - Crazy Hair Day! 

Wednesday - Dress like your favorite animal!

Thursday - Hat Day!

Friday - Dress from head to toe in your favorite color! 



Unfortunate Holiday Concert News...

Please read the attached letter for information regarding this year's holiday concert: Holiday Concert Letter



Attendance Reminders: 

  • 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...

National No Bullying Week

National No Bullying week takes place from Monday, Nov 14 – Friday, Nov 18. Children's literature is a great springboard for learning and talking about this important issue.  Below are great titles followed by conversation starters on the topic of bullying.

Books About Bullying for Children:

-Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

-Bully by Patricia Polacco

-I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoe╠łt

-Chick-O-Saurus Rex by Lenore and Daniel Jennewein

-Arnie and the New Kid by Nancy Carlson

-Red by Jan De Kinder

-The Juice Box Bully by Maria Dismondy

-My Friend Maggie by Hannah E. Harrison

-First Day in Grapes by L. King Perez

-The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts

-The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

-Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks 

Conversation Starters About Bullying

-Have you ever witnessed someone being bullied? How did it make you feel? What did you do?

-How did the main character in the story deal with bullying? 

-What can you do to stop bullying?

-Why do you think some people choose to bully?

-Have you ever been bullied? 





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