April has begun and it is a busy month for Washington. Last week, we had a few April showers, the 6th graders visited the Getty Villa, and we held Variety show try-outs! We have a talented group of students! I am looking forward to the Variety Show on April 24th.
Upcoming this week, on Monday students will be treated to Michael Katz assemblies. Then we will wrap up the week with our Jog-A-Thon Prize assembly (4/17). If you have not heard, we reached our super stretch goal and will be having an awesome BMX show next month! Way to go Wildcats! Thank you families for supporting our school! Thank you Tiffany Haller, Joni Fogg, Sarah Jaimes and all the parent volunteers who have made this event such a success!
After school enrichment classes begin today, 4/13! The new schedule looks great and students will definitely benefit from these extended learning opportunities. On Tuesday, April 21st, we have an ELAC meeting at 6 PM followed by a PTO meeting at 7 PM. Additionally, first through sixth grade students will go to the Santa Barbara Bowl for Las Cafeteras concert. Please return your child’s permission slip. Sunblock and/or hat are recommended.
The end of the month offers SCIENCE NIGHT on April 30th and GATE testing results. State testing, known as CAASP (Smarter Balanced) will be conducted throughout May for students in grades 3rd-6th. More information on testing to follow.
Lastly, I wanted to let you know that we have had a few reports of lice. Effective treatment of lice is crucial. We can help you. We have information in the nurse’s office regarding eradicating lice and are happy to check your child. Help us by checking your child and keeping the office informed. If we have 2 reported cases in the same class, then we will check that class. If you have any questions, please contact our health office.
Principal Sierra Loughridge