January 15 newsletter (1) - Washington K-1


January 15 newsletter (1) - Washington K-1
January 2015
Principalʼs Message
I hope that all of you had a wonderful
holiday with your families. It seems
hard to believe that Christmas is over
and we are already half way through
the school year!
Now that winter is here, please
remember to check the TV for any
delays or closings. Children also need to remember to
eat breakfast before coming to school since we don’t
serve school breakfast on delay days.
Dates to Remember
Jan. 9
Jan. 19
Jan. 22
Jan. 27
Jan. 30
Grade cards go out
No School Martin Luther King Day
Market Day Deadline
Market Day Pickup
Sentinel Students share with first
grade students.
We tend to have many transportation changes
happening at this time of year. Please remember that
any changes must be made before noon, otherwise
children will need to follow their usual transportation
Winter is here
Thank you for your cooperation!
Ms. Stahl
A message from your Superintendent
The wonderful thing about schools is that we have
two new beginnings, one in the fall and one in the
winter. As we return to school from our winter
break, we look forward to a new beginning. I wish
our students, parents, and staff had a restful break
and a return where all are rejuvenated.
Dr. Wheatley
Market day pick up Thank you for supporting our PTO with your
purchases from Market day. Your next purchase
will be available for pick up on Tuesday, January
27, from 2:30 until 4:30. Please stop in the Music
room to pick up your orders.
No School
School will be closed January 19 in
observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Below are some cold weather
suggestions as you prepare
your student for school during
this chilly winter season.
Recess: Your student will go outside often during
the winter months. Please make sure your child
dresses warmly by wearing a winter coat, hat,
gloves/mittens and scarves. Your student cannot
go outside for recess if they do not have the proper
winter attire.
Morning Arrival: Before school, students are
allowed into the building after 7:30 and not before.
Please remember this when dropping your student
off in the morning.
School Delay or Cancellation: An instant alert will
be sent around 6:00 am for a delay or cancellation.
To be notified, you can sign up on line by going to:
https://instantalert.honeywell.com/ to receive a
message by email or cell phone. You can also
listen to 1600AM WTTF or 103.7FM WCKY as well
as any of the Toledo Television Stations.
Thank you Thank you Washington
students and parents who
graciously participated in
the Salvation Army food
drive. Because of your
generosity, we donated
over 12 boxes of food for
families to have a wonderful holiday meal for
themselves. Thank you for showing your
holiday spirit this year.
Tiffin City Schools Accepting
Kindergarten Registrations
The Tiffin City School District is seeking
enrollment information for girls and boys
registering for the 2015-2016 school year. All
Kindergarten classes will be held at
Washington K-1 located at 151 Elmer
Street. Any child residing in the Tiffin City
School District who will be five years of age
by August 1, 2015 is eligible to enroll. Ohio
law requires kindergarten attendance prior to
enrollment in first grade.
Pre-kindergarten screening will be held May 7
and May 8, 2015 for children enrolling next
fall. All parents and guardians of registered
children will be informed by letter in mid April
as to the date and time of the screenings being
held at the Lincoln Building.
To register your child you may contact
Washington K-1 by calling 419-447-1072 or
Pat Smith at Tiffin City Schools Administration
Office, by calling 419-447-2515.
Washington Winter Wonderland
Washington Winter Wonderland was a huge
success. All had fun helping our students make
their special holiday memories.
Healthy New
The start of January
brings us another
New Year and that
means people are
making New Year’s resolutions. January is the
perfect time for children, with the help of their
parents, to also reflect upon the last year and to
start good habits or break bad ones. I
encourage your family to sit down and talk
about your health goals for the New Year, and
that should include your children, as even little
ones should think about taking care of
Here are a few New Year’s resolution suggestions
for younger children, from the American Academy
of Pediatrics:
• Wash your hands after going to the
bathroom and before eating.
• Brush your teeth twice a day.
• Drink water, low-fat, or fat free milk every
day. Limit sugary sodas and fruit drinks.
• Eat AT LEAST two fruits and two
vegetables every day. (Aim for as many
different colors of fruits and vegetables as
• Get out and move! Find a sport or physical
activity you like and do it as much as
possible. Children need 60 minutes or
more of moderate to vigorous physical
activity EVERY day to achieve and
maintain good health.
• Wear a helmet when riding a bike and your
seatbelt when riding in the car.
• And most importantly, be kind to others! No
one likes a bully.
To help you achieve your goals of becoming a
more active, healthier family for the New Year, I
attached 40 tips to help keep your family moving
indoors and out, 40 Tips for an Active Family. ALL IN, YOU CAN DO IT!!! Healthfully Yours,
Miss Ellis,
Physical Education Teacher

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