The Gazette by huanghengdong


									                                       Washington’s Knight Writer
                                                 January 27, 2012                                 Vol. 2 No. 6, Issue 6
                       Attendance 630.682.2223                                  Principal: Jon Pilkington
                         Office 630.682.2222                                        Editor: Tami Bauer
                                  Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Our mission is to inspire, educate,      given a dollar or a handful of            Kindergarten Round-up is
challenge and support all students       change to your students so they           Coming.
to reach their highest level of          can participate and support               For all parents registering new
learning and personal                    Washington School. If anyone is           kindergarten students to start
development.                             interested in volunteering to make        school in August, the Parent
                                         and sell popcorn, (Fridays,               Meeting is Thursday, March 8.
This newsletter includes:
                                         beginning at 10:30), please contact       Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.
   View Washington Calendar             the office.                               with the meeting starting at 7:00
    Events by clicking on this link:                                               p.m. This “parent only” event is a
    Washington Calendar                  Annual Notification of Asbestos           great way to become acquainted
                                         in Buildings.                             with kindergarten at Washington
   PTA News
                                         You are hereby notified that              School, meet the staff members
   Kindergarten Round Up                Community Unit School District            and have your questions answered.
    Information                          200 has conducted the required            If you have a child who will be
                                         inspections of asbestos containing        five on or before September 1,
                                         building materials in District 200        2012, please refer to the attached
A Principal’s Viewpoint                  schools as required by the                Kindergarten Enrollment
                                         Asbestos Hazard Emergency                 Information sheet for directions on
Making popcorn on Fridays has            Response Act (AHERA).                     pre-enrolling your child in
become a tradition at Washington         Certified District 200 employees          Kindergarten. If you need any
School. The bags of popcorn are          have conducted the inspections and        assistance in pre-enrolling your
sold during each lunch period after      developed the management plans.           child or do not have access to a
students have finished eating.                                                     computer, please contact the
Bags are                                 Appropriate response plans have           school office at 630-682-2222.
sold for $1                              been developed and implemented            Also, if you know someone who
each.                                    which include semi-annual                 has a child who will be five, please
                                         surveillance and a three-year re-         pass along this information.
January of                               The results of the inspections            Health Office News.
last year,                               indicate that safe conditions exist       Due to the increased prevalence of
popcorn                                  in all buildings. The                     pertussis (whooping cough), the
sales have                                                                         Illinois Department of Public
                                         implementation of Operations and
earned approximately $3,000 for          Maintenance plans will continually        Health has changed the Child
supporting technology at                                                           Health       Examination      Code
                                         maintain and monitor the district to
Washington. Popcorn sales have           insure these safe conditions are          regarding the Diphtheria, Pertussis
purchased:                               sustained.                                and Tetanus requirement. Now,
      Wireless microphone for                                                     students entering grades six
         the gym and assemblies          Copies of the management plan are         through twelve who have not
      HD video camera                   available in each building and in
                                                                                   already     received      a    Tdap
      Computer speakers in the          the office of the Buildings and           vaccination are required to receive
         LLC for presentations           Grounds Department in the                 one (1) Tdap dose regardless of the
      Two Smartboards                   Woodland School Facility in               interval since the last DTaP, DT or
      Two LCD projectors                Warrenville.                              Td dose.
Thank you to everyone who has
Your student should receive a          legal guardian, and not have            2012-2013 Calendar. The new
Tdap with their required 6th grade     insurance coverage for                  calendar for the 2012-2013 school
school physical if they do not have    immunizations.                          year is available on the website.
proof that they already received it.                                           Beginning next year, the first and
Please check with your health care     Washington Health Office                last day of school is a full day of
provider to determine if a Tdap                                                student attendance. This is a result
was already given and provide the                                              of a decision made by the Illinois
                                       Washington Wellness News.
school     health    office    with                                            state legislature for all public
                                       February is National Children’s
documentation from that office as                                              schools.
                                       Dental Health Month. Teaching
to the date given.
                                       your children to care for their teeth
                                       and gums is an important step
Please       complete        this
                                       toward overall good health and
immunization requirement as
soon as possible to help prevent
illness relating to pertussis.
                                       Washington will be hosting a
Students will be excluded from
                                       dental clinic with care provided
school if immunizations are not
                                       by the DuPage County Health
current by August 2012.
                                       Department on Monday, March
                                       19, 2012. Registration materials
For your convenience the DuPage
                                       will be coming home with your
County Health Department offers
                                       children early in February. If your
immunizations at a reduced cost.
                                       child is in Kindergarten or 2nd
Please call (630) 682-7400 for an
                                       grade, a dental examination is
appointment. The student must
                                       required which has been completed
live in DuPage County, present a
                                       after November 15, 2010.
current immunization record, be
accompanied by a parent or
    Community Unit School District 200




      Washington PTA Newsletter
                   911 Bridle Lane, Wheaton           Friday, January 27, 2012

              Everyone, Everyday ~ Washington PTA

            The Fun Fair is Coming!           Don’t miss the PANCAKE
                                              BREAKFAST this Saturday, January
                                              28th from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
                            And we need       Tickets will be sold at the door for $4
                                              per adult and $3 per child with a $15
                                    YOU!      maximum per family. We hope to see
                                              YOU there!


TIME:   10:30 AM UNTIL 3 PM                                 DATES TO
          *WE NEED OVER 100 VOLUNTEERS*              January 28- Pancake Breakfast

PLEASE EMAIL LISA CROCHET IF YOU CAN              January 31- Battle of the Books Meet

                                                  February 3- February Birthday Table
10:30-12:00, 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3                     February 6-10- Mad Science Week

                                                    February 8- District Board Meeting
              Washington                                                     Help Wanted!
           Fundraising/ Silent
                                                                      Interested in helping the PTA from
            Auction Update                                                    behind the scenes?
                                                                     The Room Parent Committee would like to give
  Due to the success of the Parents Night Out, we will               the party binders a refreshed look. Some of the
  not have our typical Silent Auction at the fun fair                documents have pertinent info but are very
  this year. This year we have decided to host a                     dated looking. You would be retyping game
  “Service” Auction. This would include services                     and activity ideas to be redistributed into party
  such as:                                                           binders for next school year. This would be a 1
           Principal for the day                                    to 1.5 hour max time commitment done at your
           Teacher lunches or outings                               convenience from home. If interested, contact
           Babysitting                                              Michelle Mueller at .
           A year of meals
           Dog Walking
           Pet Sitting
  If any of our Washington families or friends would
  be interested in donating a “Service”, we would be
  very grateful. You can get creative with the type of
  services you would like to donate. Host a cocktail
  party at your house, a pool party, etc. Please email
  Nicole David @ with
  any questions
  or donations. Thank you!

                                                                       Fun Fair Raffle Basket Volunteers

                                                                     A volunteer from each grade level is needed to
                                                                     help collect the donations for the Fun Fair
                                                                     Raffle Baskets. This year’s basket themes are
                                                                     below. Please let me know if you are interested,
                                                                     or would like to know more about it! You can
                                                                     contact me at 630-588-0882 or
                                                            Thank you! Lisa Kafer

                                                                     Kindergarten – Arts and Crafts
                                                                     1st Grade – Summer Fun
Registration is now open for the winter session of Lunch and
Learn Spanish. The 10-week session will start the week of            2nd Grade – Kitchen Fun
January 23rd. Class is held once per week during the lunch           3rd Grade – Italian Feast
hour, and is a great way to get your child started in learning       4th Grade – Gardening
Spanish. Games, songs and fun activities create a memorable
                                                                     5th Grade – Tools
learning experience. Download the registration form at the
school website, and drop it off in the PTA folder in the
office. For more information, contact Tricia Reinhard at
630/690-9610 or at

                                                            Washington School could use some volunteers to
                                                             assist with the popping/selling of popcorn before
                                                             and during the Friday lunch hours. If you are able
                                                             to help, please contact Mr. Pilkington,
                                                             Washington School Principal, at

 We couldn’t do it without you!
We delivered 86 birthday bags last week to the
People’s Resource Center. What a generous
outpouring! The children who go to the food
pantry and receive a bag will be truly delighted.
 We also had several bags of food to donate as
well, so thank you, Washington families! And a
huge thank you to Susan Goonan and Student
Council for your time and energy in
coordinating this week.

                         CONTACT US:

Anne-Marie Lemp-
Kathleen Ueland-
Jennifer Humecke-
Heather Janiak-
Heather Wardell-                      Beautification Committee
Debra Benson-
(VP of Ways and Means)
Lisa Kafer-                          Uh, oh! Some vandals rearranged the front
(Committee Coordinator)                                 planters and wreath. We'll try to get something
Nicole David-                 new in there for the winter season. Grass is
(VP of Programs)                                        looking good!

                                                        Theresa Ellingsen

                                     POSTED 12-09-11

             OPEN POSITIONS
         FOR THE 2012-2013 YEAR
The following positions will be available on the
Washington School PTA Executive Board during the
2012-13 school year:

       1. Secretary
       Records and distributes PTA meeting minutes, prepares any required correspondence, updates the
       PTA bulletin board, updates archive binders, and other various duties as needed including
       newsletter submissions and attendance at PTA meetings and Exec Board meetings.

       2. Vice President of Programs
       Oversees the individual Committee Chairpersons involving PTA recreation and enrichment
       programs, which include Art Smart, Battle of the Books, Birthday Lunches, Cultural Arts, Science
       Enrichment, Health & Safety, Field Day, Lunch and Learn, Reflections, Mileage Club, Room Parents
       & Staff Appreciation, and other various duties as needed including newsletter submissions and
       attendance at PTA meetings and Exec Board meetings.

A Nominating Committee has been formed to seek interested and qualified candidates. Please contact
Jennifer Humecke at 630-462-6996 or if interested.


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