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[PHOTOS] 4th/5th Grade Battle of the Books

Congratulations to all our 4th/5th Grade Battle of the Books participants!

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PTA Association Meeting and Coffee with the Principal

Tuesday, May 9
8:30 a.m.
Cafeteria

At this special Coffee with the Principal meeting, we will take about 5-10 minutes to take care of some PTA business. We need people in attendance so we can approve our 2016 Audit, approve our 2017-2018 PTA Board Members, and approve our new PTA Bylaws.

PTA Positions for 2017 2018 School Year SLATE

This is the time of year PTA starts to prepare for the next school year. Students do better academically when their parents are actively involved in their schools. Parental participation in school decision making is more important than ever.  If you are interested in any of the following open positions and would like more information and/or a job description, please contact the Nominating committee at: WashingtonPTARedondoBeach@gmail.com or JanisLByars@hotmail.com or click here to learn more.

BOARD MEMBERS:

President – Angelica Medeiros

Executive Vice President – Jenna Tsuruta

Secretary – Nicol Kuns

Treasurer – Marissa McPheeters

1st Vice Presidents, Programs – Tiffany Min

2nd Vice President, Ways and Means/Fundraising – OPEN

3rd Vice President, Membership – Karly Spalding

4th Vice President, Health – Margo Trone

5th Vice President, Communications – Parnaz Taheri

6th Vice President, Green Efforts – Kathleen Jacecko

Financial Secretary – Mona Colee

Parliamentarian/HSA/Spotlight Awards – Chris Wilkas

Historian/Auditor Lizette Guevara

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Jog-A-Thon Wrap Up


Thank you again for all your support in this year’s Jog-A-Thon. As a school, we raised more than $38,000!

 

 

 

Top 3 Fundraising Classes:

Srta. Gonzalez $2,577.50

Mrs. Hale-$2361.61

Sra. Martinez-2211.50

Kinder

Top boy  Blake Adden $605.00

Top girl . Estella Hoar $500.00

1st

Top boy Michael Denson $600.00

Top girl Amy Wakisaka $650.00

2nd

Top boy-Nico Orquiola $345.00

Top girl-Sienna Finn$345.00

3rd

Top boy-Myles Bartley  $187.50

Top girl-Lauren Moskowitz $337.50

4th

Top boy-Dylan Siegal $405.00

Top girl- Angela Alvarado $150.00

5th

Top boy Colin Kuns $152.50

Top girl Amy Byars $205.00

Top Teacher fundraiser – Leslie Cook $217.50

TOP LAP RUNNERS:

TEACHERS:

11 laps – Mrs. Frank (Rm 5)  + Srta.Sabanero (KA-PM)

10 laps – Mrs. Cook, Ms. Porras , Ms. Stilson, Mrs. Hale

LACOE:

Girls – 9 laps

Luci Ramirez – rm. 26

Emily O – rm. 35

Boy – 9 laps

Daniel A – rm. 35

KINDER:

Girls -14 laps

Khloe Jauregui – rm KC-PM

Boys – 14 laps

Jax Wright- KA-PM

Aiden Evans – KB-PM

1st GRADE:

Girls – 12 laps

Leah Youngblood – Rm 3

Neliah Cardenas – Rm 1

Boys – 15 laps

Omid – Rm 2

2nd GRADE:

Girls – 13 laps

Alessa Guzman – rm 10

Holly Good – rm 10

Boys – 13 laps

Nicolas Sileo – Rm 13

3rd GRADE:

Girls – 13 laps

Cailey – Rm 14

Kylie Cho – Rm 15

Boys – 14 laps

Jamison Brack – rm 12

Jesse Baligad – rm 12

Keegan Zarefsky – rm 20

4th GRADE:

Girls – 13 laps

Briell Graves – rm 22

Sophie W – rm 22

Taylor Roth – rm 21

Boys – 15 laps

Michael Hines – rm 16

Liam Price – rm 22

Richard Solares – rm 20

Ezequiel Johnson – rm 22

5th GRADE:

Girls – 16 laps

Kimberly Bautista – rm 23

Katie Orre – Stauffer

Boys – 15 laps

Carson Cox – rm 24

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3rd Grade Battle of the Books 2017 is in the Books!

Congratulations to all the Washington 3rd graders who participated in this year’s Battle of the Books!

 

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Spelling Bee Update

Congratulations to Washington’s Spelling Bee winner, Clark Good, and runner-up, Alexander Kuzmenko!

Come cheer them on at the Los Angeles Spelling Bee at 2 p.m. on March 12 at Walter Reed Middle School, 4525 Irvine Ave., North Hollywood.

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Green Team Update

Be sure to stop by our bulletin board in the main hall to read all the interesting facts about the environment and being “green.” Also, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Green Team will be making an announcement at the morning assembly about reducing food waste at Washington Elementary. They will also be collecting and weighing food waste and helping students sort their trash during lunch.

And now, this week’s Green Tip, brought to you by Morgan Robertson: Did you know that by lowering your thermostat by just one degree, you can cut your heating bill by 8 percent? So by turning down your thermostat just a degree or two, you are helping the environment and saving money.

Learn more about the Green Team.

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Join Our Team: Open PTA Positions for 2017-2018

Washington’s PTA is excited about getting all our wonderful programs ready to go for next year! There are many opportunities for you to help out and get involved in your child’s school life!

Please click here to see which PTA positions need filling for next year. You can also email Angelica Medeiros (angelicadoll32@yahoo.com), or Janis Byars (JanisLByars@hotmail.com) for more information.

We look forward to working with you to make next year another fantastic year at Washington Elementary!

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Parent Education Night: Increasing Positive Behavior at Home

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Redondo Beach Education Foundation Gala

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Adams Middle School – Open PTA Positions 2017/18

Adams Middle School

PTSA Executive Board and Standing Committee Positions

2017 – 2018 School Year

The AMS Nominating Committee is looking for volunteers for the

2017/2018 PTSA Board

The following positions are open for your consideration:

BOARD OFFICERS:

President* – Joelina

Executive Vice President

Secretary – Karen Pattishall

Treasurer – Shar Rogers

Financial Secretary – Liisa Hiatt

Auditor

Parliamentarian

Historian – Heidi Powell

1st Vice President, Membership

2nd Vice President, Programs – Allison Levine

3rd Vice President, Ways and Means (Fundraising)

Standing Committees:

Communications

Hands on Art

Hospitality

Philanthropy

Reflections

Spirit Coordinator

Description of the responsibilities for each position can be found posted in the main office.   Candidate must be an active PTA member for at least thirty (30) days prior to the March election in order to run and/or vote.  *Consideration for President will only be made for candidates with previous PTA Executive Board experience, serving for at least one (1) year.  If you are interested in running for a position or have any questions, please contact Joanne Wildenhain at 213-321-0201 or joanne.wildenhain@marriott.com.  Thank you.

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Yearbook – Buy and Contribute

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STEM Night: Astro Adventures – Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade

spacewalk“Astro Adventures” Assembly Presented by The California Science Center
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m. at Washington
All Kindergarten and 2nd Students and Their Families are Welcome

Experience all the excitement of being in space without ever leaving school! Learn about the forces, temperatures and pressures that astronauts have to overcome to get to, and survive, in space. Also, step inside and explore a planetarium!

How does a rocket get all the way to space?
Find out how rocket engines work and are powered.

Why does everything float when you are in space?
Discover the effect that gravity has on everything both on Earth and in orbit.

Is it easy to live in space?
Learn about the many hazards that astronauts are prepared to encounter in space.

How big is space?
Get a taste for the size of our universe with the planetarium that is part of this program!

 

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Math Olympiad

We are starting our 2017 Math Olympiad team, which will meet Mondays (and a few Wednesdays) after school in Room 24.

This exciting math competition will be held against other schools in Culver City on Saturday, March 11. The competing team is six students. The practice sessions are open to all interested 4th and 5th grade students.

Questions? Email katiejoynt@yahoo.com.

Click here to download the permission slip.

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Marker Recycling Returns!

markers
Where there are kids, there are markers, and all markers eventually dry up. Unfortunately, they can’t be put in the recycling bin. But now, thanks to Crayola, they CAN be recycled.

 

Through Crayola’s ColorCycle marker recycling program, Washington Elementary students, staff and families can recycle ANY brand or type of marker, including old dry erase markers and highlighters. All we have to do is collect our old dried up markers, mail them to Crayola, and they will convert them into energy. So gather up all of your dried up old markers and drop them in our Marker Recycling Box, conveniently located in the hallway between the office and the library.

 

Remember, don’t toss ‘em, recycle ‘em!

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Cultural Assembly – Dancing Storytellers: Indian Mythology and Me

In December, Washington students enjoyed the production “Dancing Storytellers: Indian Mythology and Me.” This was an enormously entertaining and sophisticated show that weaved rhythm song, gesture and facial expression into a dynamic exploration of Indian mythology and it’s connection to the world today.

Cultural assemblies like these are made possible by funds raised by PTA. Thank you for your continued support.

 

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Project Unified

Project Unified was a huge success during the holiday season. The Redondo Beach Unified School District helped a record 60 families this year. All the families were extremely appreciative. THANK YOU to the Washington families who donated to this special cause.

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[UPDATE] Book Fair 2016

Thanks to our enthusiastic readers and generous families at Washington, we sold almost $13,000 worth of books at our Scholastic Book Fair in December. That’s the most we have ever sold! This means we raised more than $6,000 Scholastic Dollars to buy books for the library and our classrooms. THANK YOU to all the volunteers and shoppers who made this event such a success. We are looking forward to the Spring Book Fair that will feature our friends from LA Liberia and other great books!

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Please check your child’s folder this week for fliers. If you can help volunteer, please click here: Sign Up Genius

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Green Team

going-green

Washington Elementary will be kicking off the New Year a whole lot greener, thanks to its brand new Green Team! A group of 13 enthusiastic 4th and 5th graders, the Green Team will help Washington be as green as it can be. Trash-Free Tuesdays, a food-waste reduction program, marker recycling, a Green News Bulletin Board and plenty more will soon be coming to the Washington community, thanks to the Green Team.

Congratulations, Green Team!

  • Kimberly Bautista
  • Leilani Coyazo
  • Bryce Dix
  • Kylie Fredredrickson
  • Santi Gibbs
  • Isaiah Johnson
  • Janna Ketchum
  • Owen Kolb
  • Shaun Lo
  • Ava Mathew
  • Morgan Robertson
  • Joaquin Stauffer
  • Kathan

Click here for meeting days.

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Congratulations to our Reflections Participants!

A big thank you to these Washington students for participating in this year’s PTA Reflections contest, What is Your Story?, and making Reflections a great success!

Jake Bala
Aditya Bhatia
Aashka Bhuptani
Emily Brown
Amy Byars
Ryan Chamides
Keira Cho
Kenneth Cole
Sofia Guevara-Flores
Kanu Gupta
Kavi Gupta
Carly Jacecko
Marissa Mayeda
Richa Mujumdar
Jacob Pratt
Alexia Widdison

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Run, Hide, Fight

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