1. The weather is getting colder, so please ensure your child wears a coat, hat and gloves to school. We will go outside as the weather gets even colder, so bundle up!
2. Please do not send in candy for Halloween. We do not allow food shared at the school. We also ask that students do not wear costumes, come to school in face paint or wear masks on Monday. We would love if everyone dressed in orange and black that day!
3. Picture Day retake is on November 29th.
4. A HUGE thank you to the PTA for the Harvest Festival! It was a successful event and everyone had a great time. (see pictures below) Thank you to all of the volunteers, staff and students who helped make this event so successful!
5. Save Around Books- Washington Oak PTA is sponsoring the SaveAround sale to raise funds for student activities. SaveAround is a local coupon book that offers hundreds of Buy-One Get-One Free discounts, along with many other valuable coupon offers to local and national merchants.
LINK to the letter
This will be going home to all families on Tuesday
A HUGE thank you to the PTA for the Harvest Festival. It was a great event for the whole family. My family loved being there too! Please see the pictures below of all of the exciting activities that took place on Saturday. My favorite was the pumpkin walk!
It is great to see when students at different grade levels come together to learn. In the pictures below you will see Mrs. McKinney's grade 5 class working alongside the grade 2 students in Mrs. Smith's classroom. In this lesson, the students completed the Cauldron Bubble experiment. See the description below. Students were encouraged to try this experiment at home as well using sugar and then sand and notice what would happen!
Washington Oak PBIS
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an initiative of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College. It is a proactive systems approach to school-wide discipline. Together the home and school share the responsibility for developing good citizens. Parents, teachers, and students work together to maintain a safe learning environment. The PBIS program is based upon the philosophy of recognizing positive contributions of students.
PBIS means that everyone takes responsibility to teach positive behavior expectations to students. This means that students will know exactly what is expected of them. Students who take responsibility to behave positively will be recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways. Students will also know what consequences will result when they choose not to meet the school wide expectations.
During PBIS assemblies, the school comes together to review our expectations of being safe, responsible and respectful. We will have assemblies or pod (blue, green and red) meetings throughout the school year to revisit these expectations and give students the opportunity to practice.
Any staff member can give wallaby slips to students when they are “caught” being respectful, safe, and responsible.
We are also starting a new school store program with Wallaby Slips!
One Friday a Month Students will be able to cash in their good behavior Wallaby Slips for rewards! Including but not limited to Lunch with Teacher or principal, Teachers helper, Set up PE equipment, & many more! There will be a separate area of new items for the students to “buy” with their wallaby slips. Items along with their prices are on the back of this notice.
School Store Dates for the 2016-17 School Year to use Wallaby Slips are:
October 28th February 17th
November 18th March 24th
December 16th April 28th
January 20th May 19th
June 2nd (Last chance to use Wallabies Slips)
Wallaby School Store Options
10 Wallaby Slips:
15 Wallaby Slips:
20 Wallaby Slips:
25 Wallaby slips
50 Wallaby Slips:
100 Wallaby Slips:
Principal at Washington Oak Elementary School