Washington Weekly Newsletter

May 22, 2022

LUNCH MENU (CHOOSE ONE COLOR):

Monday:
(RED) Corn Dog (YELLOW) Crispy Chicken Nuggets (GREEN) Chef Salad
Tuesday:
Sub Sandwich; Kettle Potato Chips; Baby Carrots; Treat
Wednesday:
11:30 dismissal - no lunch served

Next year, state funding for free lunch(es) will no longer be available to families in our community. The last of these will be provided through the month of June. Please plan accordingly. Families will continue to be eligible to apply for free and reduced lunch and/or tuition through paperwork provided to you in your registration packet. 

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER: 

05/25 - Last Day Of School - (dismissal @ 11:30 a.m. - no lunch served) 

NEWS FROM PRINCIPAL SMITH:

It is hard to believe another school year is coming to an end but here we are with only a few days left of attendance. I continue to be incredibly grateful to each of you for choosing us and we look forward to serving you in the years to come.

I hope everyone gets the opportunity to rest, recharge, and play outside during the warm, summer months. Sharpen The Saw! Stay tuned this summer, likely during the month of July, for information regarding registration. If your child(ren) is due for a vision, medical, or dental screening, immunization, or other requirements for school, please take care of this before our academic year begins in August on the 24th and our preschool students who join us on Tuesday, September 6th. 

I have very much enjoyed my first year in Charles City and look forward to developing new relationships in the future.

Thank you for choosing Washington Elementary School! 

~Ms. Smith - Principal

NEWS FROM CENTRAL SERVICES:

Free Summer Lunch Program:

Charles City Community Schools will serve lunch to children through the age of 18 years beginning Tues, May 31st through Thurs, June 30, 2022, at Washington Elementary School from 11:00 - 12:00. An adult meal may be purchased for $3.95 and no food may be shared or carried out of the building. Meals will be provided, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents must accompany young children. See the JUNE LUNCH MENU at the bottom of this newsletter. 

NEWS FROM PRESCHOOL:

Thank you for joining us Thursday evening as your child(ren) earned promotion to the next grade level. We appreciate your trust and hope you enjoy a relaxing summer break.   

NEWS FROM KINDERGARTEN:

Our students in Kindergarten are encouraged to remember to return all library books.
On Tues, 05/24, students will be at Lion's Field. Please apply sunscreen in the morning and avoid last-minute pickups or appointments between 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Our students in TK are encouraged to remember to return all library books.
On Wed, 05/25, students will be at Sportsmans Park. Please apply sunscreen in the morning and avoid last-minute pickups or appointments between 09:10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

NEWS FROM 1ST GRADE: 

Our students in 1st grade are encouraged to remember to return all library books.
On Tues, 05/24, students will be at Lions Field. Please apply sunscreen in the morning and avoid last-minute pickups or appointments between 12:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

NEWS FROM 2ND GRADE:

Our students in 2nd grade are encouraged to remember to return all library books. 
On Wed, 05/25, students will be at Sportsmans Park. Please apply sunscreen in the morning and avoid last-minute pickups or appointments between 09:10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Students play the last round of their kickball tournament and then play the championship game between the two winningest teams!

NEWS FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT: 

Ms. Hamm thanks you for a wonderful year of creative art! Stay tuned for art activities for the summer through our Facebook page called, Comet Creators: Charles City Art Rooms. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out by email  

NEWS FROM THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT: 

As summer approaches, our children will be outside more and around groups of people at the park, the pool, or a ball game. Therefore, this week our students in kindergarten and 1st grade will learn about personal safety in counseling class. Kindergarten students will have a red emergency poster for the family to place by the telephone or in a common area of the home. Please help your child(ren) to add their home address. 1st-grade students will learn how a call list can help them to be safe at any given time. As a parent or guardian, you are encouraged to sit down and create a call list.  Identify three safe adults and write their phone numbers down so children can keep the card on their person when away from home. Mrs. Thomson also encourages you to show your children how to make an emergency call when your phone is locked.  Typically, a swipe of the screen gives you the ability to make an emergency call. Please follow the Charles City School Counseling Facebook Page for more safety tips, upcoming counseling groups, and other resources this summer.  Also, check out some awesome Avalon Counseling Groups - Summer 2022 happening at the Avalon Center. Register quickly or groups will fill up. If you find yourself in need of counseling support this summer, please email Mrs. Sandy Thomson, at  .

NEWS FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT:

Our students had an amazing music-making year at Washington Elementary School. Mrs. Whealy is so incredibly proud of their hard work. All students are encouraged to include music in their summer activities like musicals, using household items as instruments, practicing rhythm, listening to sounds, and listening to various music.

NEWS FROM THE NURSING DEPARTMENT: 

Please remember to schedule your child's physical, immunizations, vision, and dental screenings for parents of incoming kindergarten students.  If your child has already completed these screenings, please drop them off in the office.  If you have any questions or you are unsure where to go for these screenings, please give Mrs. Bjorklund, school  a call at 641-257-6570 or send an email to   
Below is information regarding the treatment of headlice for anyone needing help with diagnosis or treatment plans. Please click here to learn more: https://wiki.idph.iowa.gov/Portals/3/userfiles/79/Information%20on%20Other%20Diseases/HeadLiceBrochure_Oct2016.pdf 

NEWS FROM THE PE DEPARTMENT: 

Summer is a fantastic time for kids to be active and healthy during their free time. All parents and daycare providers are encouraged to set a specific time limit for the amount of time spent indoors and/or with electronic devices or television. There are a lot of available activities through the YMCA this summer like golfing, tennis, and swimming lessons. We hope you will allow and encourage your child to get out of their comfort zone and try a new activity.

JUNE LUNCH MENU - FREE
(MAY 31ST - JUNE 30TH)

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