• Good evening,

    Washington Families this is principal Paul Travers with your weekly message.

    Last week received exciting news. Based how our Washingtonians performed on last year’s EOGs, we exceeded expectations set by the state, we are no longer on the state’s low performing school list, we had a 93% attendance rate, and we had more student past the EOG last year than in the past 10 years. This is a testament to all of our hard work. Thank you for all that you do to make sure our Washingtonians are learning and growing. We know with the momentum we have we will be able to follow up last year’s success with another year of exceeding expectations.    

    Tomorrow, Monday, September 11th is Blue Day. We encourage all students to wear blue (the color of exceeding expected growth). Tomorrow our 3rd graders will take the Beginning of Grade Test.  On Tuesday, September 12th we will have a School Leadership Team Meeting at 3:00 pm in the media center.

    On Wednesday, September 13th we invite all of our families out from 4:30pm – 6:oopm  to our Title 1 Back-to-School Night and PTO Dance. Students can enjoy a dance party in the cafeteria while parents visit classrooms and learn more about what our Washingtonians will be learning this school year.

    Also on Wednesday, our 2nd – 5th grade students will take home their acceptance letter into their Health and Wellness Pathway.

    On Thursday, the Washington staff will be headed to the Celebration of Excellence to cheer on Mrs. Frenia who is a finalist for the GCS Rookie Teacher of the Year.

    Your Health and Wellness tip for this week is: Prompt your kid to spend more time doing outdoor activities, such as running, cycling, playing in the park with friends etc. Physical activities energize the child and keep them happy and motivated.

    This year we will firmly adhere to the NC Student Wellness Policy and Procedures for Elementary Nutrition standards for celebrations and birthdays. These standards encourage parents to bring in healthier store-bought snack options to celebrate birthdays—frozen yogurt, fruit popsicles, fresh fruit and cheese, popcorn, and Rice Krispy treats are all better options. Sending treats such as cupcakes, doughnuts, ice creams, and sodas will not be permitted for birthdays or celebrations. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Washingtonian’s classroom teacher.

    As Washington we Honor Community, Show Excellence and Think Critically.

    Have a great evening, and let’s get 1% Better Every Day!