A newsletter from Washington Elementary and Washington PTA
October 2nd, 2017
Dear Washington Families,
Here Comes the Bus is an easy-to-use website and app that enables you to see the location of your child’s school bus on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. This way, you know when the bus is near your stop.
You can sign up for Here Comes the Bus at https://login.herecomesthebus.com/SignUp.aspx. You will need the district code and your student’s ID number to sign up. The WCPSS school code is 67500. For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from theApp Store orGoogle Play.
Friday, October 13th - Fall Picture Day
Thursday, October 19th - Reflections entries drop-off
Thursday, October 19th - Fall Picnic 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
SHINING STAR UPDATE!
Thank you so much for giving! The grand total so far is $4,685. We were very close to our $5,000 goal for Week 1. Let's make it to $10,000 for Week 2! Keep giving by sending in check, cash, or paying online at this link: https://washingtongt.memberhub.com/payment_requests/161
Send the link to extended family and anyone else who may want to support our wonderful school!
If you haven't already, please join the PTA today! An individual membership is only $5. When you join here at school, you also become a member of the NCPTA and the National PTA, enabling those groups to add your voice to the thousands, and millions, of other parents, teachers, and community members across the country who are ONE VOICE, speaking for EVERY CHILD.
Join by sending in this form with cash or check, or by clicking HERE to pay with a credit card. And, as always, thank you for your support of Washington PTA!
Julie von Haefen
Special thanks to Julie von Haefen and her Saturday crew for cleaning up our courtyard!
You may know Julie von Haefen as a Washington parent but she is also one of the most dedicated PTA volunteers we have ever known! Julie served as Washington GT Elementary PTA President for two years and continues to serve on our PTA Executive Board as an At-Large Member. While PTA President, she won a grant to fund the first cultural night "Holi Festival." She is a dedicated steward of the grounds at Washington and has been an integral part in the creation and maintenance of the Fossil Pit on the playground as well as the Courtyard. But that's not all....Julie is also serving as the Wake County PTA Council President this school year and she is also on the North Carolina PTA Board of Directors serving as the Advocacy Committee Chair. We are truly blessed to have Julie serve beside us as she is always inspiring us to carry out PTA's mission: "to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children."
Julie, we thank you!
Do You Have Photography Skills?
We are looking for a parent to take pictures at FALL PICNIC so that these moments can be featured in our Yearbook at the end of the school year!
WIZARD WEAR DUE TUESDAY!
We know you want it...Wizard Wear. It's your last chance to order the 2017-2018 Wizard Wear t-shirts and zipper hoodies. Get your forms in by Tuesday, October 3 (cash or check) or order online right now. https://WASHINGTONGT2017.ITEMORDER.COM
Parents, please make sure you use this partially filled entry form for submitting your entries!
Box Tops are due to the front office by Friday October 20th.
Thank you for supporting our school!
If you haven't taken the time to set up a MemberHub account yet, please take a few moments to do so! The PTA uses MemberHub to send out emails (like this newsletter) but it also works as our School Directory! By setting up an account with all of your family members listed and joining your child's classroom hub, you can easily connect with other families at Washington. Take a minute to set up an account at http://washingtongt.memberhub.
HEALTH ROOM REQUEST
The Health Room closet is in need of *NEW* boys and girls underwear to help with the occasional accident. Child sizes 5-8 are needed most. Your donation would be appreciated and can be delivered to the front office. Thank you!
Magnet recruitment season is upon us and we are excited to show students and parents aWESome school! If you are interested in helping out at magnet recruitment events this year please email our magnet coordinator Amy Wilkinson at email@example.com.
NC STATE FAIR!
Enjoy the State Fair and earn money for Washington! WCPSS schools earn up to $2 per ticket sold online. Those purchasing the tickets must enter your school code. Our school code is
596 Washington Elementary School
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