The students have successfully completed the first week of school! I have enjoyed meeting all of the students and spending time in their classrooms. The teachers at Washington Oak are very passionate about what they do and the students are excited to be a part of it. In this blog update, I will give you some information on what is happening at Washington Oak and provide you with some important reminders. Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to address or provide information on, in the blog update. I look forward to sharing everything that is happening at our school this year! Below are some of pictures from the week! As soon as I sort through my media permissions, I will add more.
In grade one, students were just being introduced to Fundations in Mrs. Patrie's classroom. Fundations is our core systematic phonics program we use in grades K-2. Students will spend approximately 30 minutes per day receiving the following foundations skills:
Students were reviewing expectations in all of their classrooms this week. From the first day, it is important to lay the foundation for a successful year. Modeling classroom routines takes time, but it’s time well spent! By creating a sense of order, predictability, and trust in a classroom, you send the message that respect, kindness, and learning will prevail.
These first weeks are the time to establish signals for quiet, set guidelines for class discussion, and introduce the basic daily routines of the classroom. You will see students practicing hallway and PE expectations, in the pictures above. At Washington Oak, we thrive on a positive school climate, where students are able to learn and succeed.
We had some beautiful days this past week, so students were able to go outside on the playground for recess. A huge thanks to our PTA for supplying the school with basketballs, soccer balls and footballs. The students enjoyed the week outside with some new activities.
The Washington Oak classrooms are all nut free, which means, snacks that students have in the classroom cannot contain any nuts or be processed in a facility that contain nuts. Many students in our school have severe allergies, and this policy is important to keep all students safe.
We will have a PTA meeting on Wednesday, September 7th from 6:30p-7:30p. The agenda for the meeting is on our PTA website. Click Here
Thank you for your patience with walker/pick up dismissal at the end of the school day. Our goal in this process is to ensure the safety of each child in our school. To do this, it is important to check identifications for each parent picking up their student, until we get to know parents who pick up on a daily basis.
If you plan to pick up your child for CCD on Mondays, please complete the form which should arrive home with your student this week and return it as soon as possible. We want to have the smoothest, most efficient dismissal on CCD Mondays.
PARCC scores have been released for the school, district and state levels. Individual student reports will be going home soon. In October, I will present our school PARCC scores and how to interpret your child's reports at the PTA meeting. Please join us on October 4th, and I can answer your PARCC questions. If you would like to take a closer look at the district, state or individual school scores, please click on the link below.
Washington Oak Community Calendar
September 7th- PTA Meeting
Open House- September 20th
Picture Day- September 23rd
WO Walkathon- September 26th (rain date- September 30th)
Principal at Washington Oak Elementary School