Registration for the tuition-based SEF Summer Academy will begin on April 21st. Live Registration will take place the District Education Center on April 21st from 4-7pm. After live registration, applications will be accepted by mail or can be dropped off at the District Education Center. Registrations will not be accepted at individual school sites. Please click above for more information and the Summer Academy catalog.
On March 15th, Washington celebrated National Reading Month with our Family Book Fair Night. At the event we had scholastic book fair shopping, camp-themed arts and crafts and our Student Council performed a Green Eggs and Ham skit.
On February 28th our PTA celebrated our wonderful volunteers at our annual Founder's Day. The Washington Boy Scout Troop led us off with the flag salute. Our 5th grade music appreciation choir sang and danced to two songs followed by our 4th grade recorders who performed four songs. After the student performances the PTA presented several of our staff members and parents with appreciation awards for their hard work and dedication to our students and programs.
Our new art teacher, Seda Sevada began art classes this week. Each class will receive five art lessons over the next two months that will incorporate art history, social studies and other subjects. For their first art lesson, the students drew self portraits that will be part of a large mural in our cafeteria hallway. Each student will have one piece displayed on panels in the cafeteria at our ArtFest on April 22nd. Thank you to our PTA and the San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF) for sponsoring this program.
Recently some of our kindergarten, 1st and 3rd graders harvested vegetables from our school garden. They picked lettuce, carrots, broccoli and other vegetables and ate them in a salad. They also observed and learned about insects in the garden.
As part of Computer Science Education Week, our students participated in the Hour of Code worldwide event. Hour of Code is an international grassroots movement designed to introduce students to basic coding.