Calling All Readers: Battle of the Books 2016-17

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4th and 5th Graders: (3rd Graders, please scroll down)

The Battle of the Books is an exciting tournament of reading. It’s a national organization, that the RBUSD participates in at a district level. Washington Elementary competitors will be assigned to teams of 4th and 5th graders. On the day of the Battle, teams of students will answer questions about the books on the reading list to win points for their team.

4th/5th Grade Battle of the Books will meet two times a month on Wednesday mornings before school from 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.
We realize this is the same time as Running Club, and will work with your student if they would like to do both.
The 4th and 5th grade School Battle will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 after school.

One team from each school advances to the District Championship Battle. The Championship Battle will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School.

There are 36 books on the book list. You do not need to read all 36 books, but you need to read at least 12 books on the list to compete.

The book list is available in the library, has been passed out in each 4th/5th grade classes, and is available by clicking here. Each student is encouraged to read as many books as possible to be most prepared for the Battle.

Washington students took 2nd place at the District level last year!!

If you wish to participate in the Battle, attached form to your teacher ASAP.

Email:, and/or with questions.

3rd Grade:

Looking for some eager readers to go a few rounds in the 3rd Grade Battle of the Books!

The 3rd Grade Battle of the Books is an exciting tournament of reading. Students read books throughout the year and come together in the spring to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of the books they have read in a fun, interactive and lively “battle” event.

There are 14 books on the 3rd grade book list. Students do not need to read all 14 books but they do need to read at least seven books on the list to compete in the Battle. Each student is encouraged to read as many books as possible to be most prepared for the Battle. The 3rd grade book list is available in the office, library, and by clicking here.

The Battle will be held after school, the week of March 20th, location and date to be determined.

If you wish to have your child participate in the Battle, please fill out the registration form and return to your child’s teacher by Monday, Nov. 14.

Questions? Please email:


Paddle House Fundraiser


Redondo Beach Unified School District Paddle with a Purpose

paddleboardPaddle with a Purpose is a school wide PTA fundraiser. Print out this flyer and bring with you to the Paddle House to paddle for miles toward your school goal. $10.00 from each paddler will be donated back to your local school’s PTA. The school with the most miles wins your schools Principal Grand Prize from Paddle House!

Details for Paddleboard rental:
– Tuesday – Sunday, 8 a.m. -6 p.m.
– Free lesson for all beginner paddlers
– Access to all amenities offered at Paddle House
– Custom local shaped paddle boards from Becker
– Carbon fiber paddles
– 2 hours of paddling
– 2-mile course on map shown
*cost $35.00 with $10 donated back to your local school PTA

1,000 miles per month equals 500 paddlers raising $5,000 per month and creating a healthier community at the same time.
To reach the goal we only need 2.5 paddlers per day from each school. With 11 schools, paddling will equal 1,000 miles.


Movie Night: Finding Dory


Friday, Nov. 18
5 – 8 p.m.
Food Trucks Will Be At School
Bring Your Low Chairs and Blankets for a Free Family Night on the Washington Elementary Quad Lawn!



Photography Fundraiser: Treasured Moments

For a $20 sitting fee, you can have professional portraits from Treasured Moments. Part of the proceeds benefit Washington PTA. Click here to find out more information!