MESSAGE FROM MS. SMITH:
Hello Washington Families!
We hope everyone enjoyed Spring Break and found some time to rest, recharge and spend time with family and friends!
We are getting right back in the swing of things this week at Washington! We have our Comet Preschool Open House on Tuesday, March 21 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Families will have a chance to tour our preschool classrooms and meet our teachers. If you haven’t already reserved your spot for fall, you will be able to complete pre-registration on this night. If you are not able to attend, you can pre-register by filling out the form linked here.
Our 1st and 2nd graders also have their Spring Music concert on Thursday, March 23. The concert starts at 7:00 PM and will be held at Comet Gym at the Charles City Middle School. We look forward to seeing our students showcase their musical talents and hope to see you there!
The district will be collecting input from students and families around the culture of our district. Families will be asked to complete the Conditions for Learning survey during Parent-Teacher Conferences in April. We will also be getting input from our students by giving them a survey, as well. See more information HERE. Feel free to reach out to Mrs. Marten or me if you have specific questions regarding the survey.
Have a great week!
DATES TO REMEMBER - PLAN AHEAD:
Mon, Mar 20 - Begin 4th Quarter
Thur, Apr 6 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (11-7)
Fri, Apr 7 - No School (professional learning for teachers)
SEE THE MONTHLY ELEMENTARY LUNCH MENU HERE:
Click Here: https://www.
DATES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS:
Click Here: https://www.charlescityschools.org/article/live-stream/
Mon, Mar 27 - Board Of Education Mtg - 06:15 p.m.
Mon, Apr 10 - Board Of Education Mtg - 06:15 p.m.
Mon, Apr 24 - Board Of Education Mtg - 06:15 p.m.
Mon, May 08 - Board Of Education Mtg - 06:15 p.m.
Mon, May 22 - Board Of Education Mtg - 06:15 p.m.
Mon, Jun 12 - Board Of Education Mtg - 06:15 p.m.
Mon, Jun 26 - Board Of Education Mtg - 06:15 p.m.
Mon, Jul 24 - Board Of Education Mtg - 06:15 p.m.
NEWS FROM THE GYM:
This week in PE we will be starting our gymnastics unit. Students will be rolling, tumbling and creating different poses by themselves and with partners this week.
It develops areas such as spatial awareness, body awareness, self-confidence; as well as increasing areas like strength, flexibility and endurance.
It would be a good week for hair to be pulled back in a ponytail on their PE days if possible!
NEWS FROM THE MUSIC ROOM:
The 1st / 2nd grade concert is just around the corner! Check here for more concert day information. The concert is on Thursday, March 23rd at 7 pm and will be in the middle school gym. Please have your student arrive at the middle school gym at 6:40 pm to sit with their class and prepare to be on stage. Extra details on songs(including some practice recordings, if they want to show you their music over break!), dress code, and more can be found on the document linked above.
Kindergarten students are working on combining opposites in music through a game called “Don’t Move Like Me!” Their goal is to be the opposite of how Ms. Becker is moving(high vs. low, loud vs. quiet) while getting to play egg shakers. We also get to practice song cues with some musical read-alongs.
NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY:
There are still two first grade groups that will listen to the story Painter and Ugly while 2 second grade students will listen to the story Akiak. These are both stories about the Iditarod Dog Sled Race that started in Anchorage, Alaska on March 4. Students will complete a PearDeck activity about the race. Both of these lessons may take 2 weeks, so we may still be working on this after spring break. Those who listened to the story before spring break will review the story and complete the PearDeck activity that accompanies the story.
Two of our kindergarten classes I will read the book “Spring Stinks” by Ryan T. Higgins. This is another Bruce the Bear book and the children love them. I am hoping all of the classes will be able to complete the story and accompanying PearDeck activity this week.