Newsletter October 2022


Washington Elementary School

October 2022



Upcoming Events

September 30th - PTO Family Movie Night

October 6th - PTO Meeting

October 14th  - No School for Students!

October 17th - Dental Bus

October 24 - 27 - Scholastic Book Fair!

October 25th - Fall Family Engagement Night

October 28th - No School!

October 31st - Halloween Celebrations!




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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




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. 
  • The October Catch- 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...

October is Digital Citizenship and National Bullying Prevention Month

Battle of the books is being offered again this year through the media center.  Students who join will read books from a list of 20 different books.  Practice games to review book plots and authors will begin after the end of the first quarter and continue until the end of January.  If your child is interested in joining the battle please remind them to sign up in the library!  Here are the 20 books that are part of this year’s WEMTA competition.  The books are available in ebook and audiobook form on SORA for students to begin reading books from the list. Start reading!

Digital Citizenship week is October 17-21st.  Digital Citizenship week will serve as a "kick off" for the OASD's  digital citizenship curriculum.  Our district uses lessons and concepts taught in Common Sense Media's  K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum.  Check out a "sneak peek" of the first lessons here:  K-5 Digital Citizenship Scope & Sequence 

5 Safety Tips for Kids 

1. Don’t give out personal information 

2. Never send pictures to strangers 

3. Keep passwords private, except for parents 

4. Don’t download anything without your parents permission 

5. Tell an adult if you receive a mean or strange message - don't respond and save the evidence




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