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Washington Selected for 2016 California Honor Roll

On behalf of our entire school community I want to say congratulations to you and your kids! Our school was chosen by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as a 2016 California Honor Roll recipient! Click on the title above for more information.
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Walk-a-thon for the Arts

On April 14th all of our students participated in our PTA annual Walk-a-thon for the arts to raise money for our art program. All students walked or ran for 20 minutes and have been collected pledges and donations. If we raise $6,000 the top three pledge earners will get to throw pies in Mr. Perry's face.
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Founder's Day

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.
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Parent Information Night

Please join us for Parent Information Night on August 31st. The PTA meeting begins at 6:45pm and the classroom presentations are from 7:00-8:00. Don't forget that Friday, September 1st is a minimum day dismissal for all students at 1:30.
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Welcome Back Potluck

Please join us for our annual Potluck Picnic to start off the new school year. We'll have American Ninja Warrior inspired games for the kids and the PTA will provide the main entree.
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Students Harvest Washington Garden

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.
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Hour of Code at Washington

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.
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Student Council Nutrition Program

The Student Council began a nutrition program in its monthly meetings. The San Gabriel Unified School District’s nutrition specialists came twice so far this year to discuss the addition of new items on the school lunch menu and calorie control. The Council members participated in two taste tests: tamales and beef teriyaki, both of which were added to the school menu. Click above to read more.
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Author Oliver Chin Visits Washington Students

On February 10th, children's author Oliver Chin read one of his books to our kindergarten through second grade students. The students were excited to be visited by a real children's book author. Some students even had the opportunity to participate in a drawing contest with Mr. Chin at the end of the assembly. Special thanks to San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe for sponsoring this assembly.
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CAASPP Assessment Parent Education Workshops

You are invited to attend a session at any of the school sites listed below. Our district Teachers on Special Assignment will be providing an overview of state assessments for grades 3-5 and how to read parent reports. Translation will be provided.
2/27 - Wilson Cafeteria @ 9am
2/28 - Coolidge Cafeteria @ 9am
3/1 - Washington Cafeteria @ 7pm
3/10 - Roosevelt Computer Lab @ 9am
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