Welcome Back Wildcats!

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Break! We are thankful for all you do for the school! We enjoyed seeing you during Parent Teacher Conferences! Thank you for the delicious lunches!

We are looking forward to another great week and a meaningful trimester. This week starts off with “internationally renowned storyteller Diane Ferlatte, accompanied on banjo & guitar by Erik Pearson.” Her storytelling, “engages her audience with a traditional art form that promotes literacy, imagination and values, while inspiring students as she passes on history and culture.” These imagination activating assemblies will occur Monday at 1P.M. for K-3rd & at 2 P.M. for 4th-6th. Thank you Krista Kieding for organizing this event with the Children’s Creative Project!

Also, this week is the deadline for GATE referrals. Please submit all referrals to Rosa in the office by December 4th.

See you Monday morning for another awesome week of learning!

Best regards,
Sierra Loughridge

Bienvenido de nuevo gatos monteses !

Espero que hayan disfrutado de sus vacaciones de Acción de Gracias! Estamos agradecidos por todo lo que hacen para la escuela ! Disfrutamos de verlos durante las conferencias de padres y maestros ! Gracias por los deliciosos almuerzos usted!

Estamos mirando adelante a otra gran semana y un trimestre significativa. Esta semana comienza con ” internacionalmente reconocido narrador Diane Ferlatte , acompañado en el banjo y la guitarra por Erik Pearson . ” Su narración de cuentos, ” se dedica a su público con una forma de arte tradicional que promueve la alfabetización , la imaginación y los valores mientras que inspirar a los estudiantes mientras se pasa a la historia y la cultura. ” Estos imaginación activar asambleas se producirá el lunes en 13:00 para K- 3rd & a 14:00 de cuarto a sexto . Gracias Krista Kieding por organizar este evento con Proyecto Creativo Infantil!

Además, esta semana es la fecha límite para las remisiones GATE. Por favor, envíe todas las referencias a Rosa en la oficina antes del 4 de diciembre.

Nos vemos el lunes por la mañana por una semana más increíble de aprender !


Sierra Loughridge


Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week?  I can’t.  This year has seriously flown by.  It seems like just yesterday summer was ending and school was starting.  Now we are headed into the holiday season.

I am so thankful to be a part of our wonderful Washington Family.  Our children are so lucky to attend a school with such dedicated teachers and staff, a fantastic principal, and amazing parents that volunteer and donate to give our children the gift of Washington.

 There are so many families that give to our school on a daily basis and I would love to be able to acknowledge each and every one of them, so please if you know of a person or family that should be recognized drop me a note so the PTO can personally thank them for all they do.

Today I would like to thank the incredible movie crew of Jolie Wah, Charlotte Early, Stacey Trimble and Kelly Ransdell along with all of the other volunteers for making movie days happen, which not only gives a place for our children to go during conference week but also raises funds to help offset the cost of the 5th grade CIMI trip and provides scholarships so all of our students are able to attend. I don’t know if you realize how much work goes into movie days but this year I witnessed first hand the hours upon hours that these ladies worked.  If you see them in the halls or over the break please thank them for all they do because it doesn’t stop at movie days.

I wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Sometimes we let life get in the way of realizing how many things we have to be thankful for. We allow ourselves to get caught up in what we want or don’t have and forget about all of the wonderful things that we do have.  My hope for all of our Washington families this holiday season is that you are able to slow down and appreciate everyday, everyday you are alive, everyday you are experiencing new adventures some small some big, everyday you are lucky enough to spend with your family and friends, and everyday you are living in beautiful Santa Barbara.

Tara Haaland-Ford