April eNewsletter

News from Mrs. Black

Dear Families,

It’s APRIL!! This means that is STATE ASSESMENT time for our 3rd –5th grade. These are important for our students and school.  It is their opportunity to show us how much they learned. Students will begin taking the assessments on April 3 and continue for 3 weeks. Third and fourth grade students take math and reading, fifth grade students take reading, math and science. WE need ALL our students HERE EVERYDAY.

Congratulations Mrs. KK’s class. They are winning the Timely Tater competition. HELP your teachers and students by making sure they are at school every day.

APRIL is unpredictable with the weather. Some of our children will  slip out the door with shorts on and it will only be 45 degrees for the day! Other days we have students show up in their puffy jackets for winter and it will be 80 degrees outside. Help your child learn to check the weather on a phone before dressing for the day.

Finally, THANK YOU for the turn out for parent teacher conferences. We need your insight into your child to improve their learning. We appreciate the commitment it takes to attend conferences.

Have a enjoyable spring.

Jennifer Black




NO SCHOOL— April 2nd


Bulldog Booster Club

Important Dates:

Monday, April 2nd– Booster Club Meeting. Parents are invited to attend

Wednesday, April 11th– Red Wheel Delivery– Order Pick up 3-6 PM. (Money is due at PICK UP) ** Volunteers needed** Sign up to help here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080549aaae22aaf85-redwheel

Friday, April 27th– April Box Tops Due

May 7th-11th– Teacher Appreciation Week

Mark your calendars! Red Wheel will be delivering orders to Washington on Wednesday, April 11th form 3-6pm. Orders MUST to be picked up and paid for that day (they will not be held). We need 5-6 parent volunteers to help unload the truck as well as help package orders. If you are available to help, please contact the office. Thank you for your continued support  in collecting Box Tops for Education. We are excited to see which class will have the most box tops at the end of the year. Remember to ask friends and family to help collect for our school too! Congratulations to Ms. Brown’s 2nd grade class for collecting the most in February.

Library Corner

March was another exciting month in the library. Celebrity readers from across the community came to read to each class during Read Across America Week. The library also had a second Scholastic Book Fair. The library would like to thank everyone who visited the Book Fair. This fundraiser helps the Washington Library  purchase books and other  resources.

Mrs. Falter



We hope everyone had a great Spring Break! We are blooming in Kindergarten and enjoying Spring! We will be learning about the ocean and our earth. We will also be going on a field trip to Hildebrand Dairy this month! In math we will be working on adding with number 11-20 and counting by 10’s to 100. Please continue reading with your child every night and practicing sight words!

The Kinder Squad

First Grade

Spring has sprung and we are working hard to finish the year strong. In Math we will be finishing our last module that will cover place value using numbers to 100, addition and subtraction work problems and adding to 100. In Writing we will begin our fairy tale unit. In STEM we will continue to watch our plants grow and will learn about the life cycles of animals. In Social Studies and Science we will be learning about Earth Day, Spring and life cycles of plants and animals. Be sure to continue reading for 20 minutes each nigh and signing your child’s read and respond.

Mrs. Hout, Mrs. Sigle, Ms. Simpkins & Ms. Beemer

2nd Grade

Second grade is working very hard! In math, we are working on looking at data and then creating a bar graph. We will revisit measurement later in the month. In Social Studies, we are learning about economics, goods/services, and supply/demand. Second graders will also be taking a field trip later this month, so be on the lookout for more information. Please continue to have your child read every night for 20 minutes. All students are to read and them complete a read and respond. The read and respond does factor into their final reading grade!

Mrs. Holmes, Ms. Brown, Ms. Bauerle


3rd Grade

In third grade we are gearing up for state testing! We have been reviewing everything we have learned throughout the year. We ready to SHOW WHAT WE KNOW after spring break. We are focusing a lot on fractions right now in math. The students are working on finding equivalent fractions with number lines and pictures. Also, the kids have been using tweentribune.com to practice their reading skills! This is a free website with lots of great non-fiction article to read at home and school. Please continue to make sure the kids complete their read and responds each night. Thank you for your support!

Third Grade Team


4th Grade

In math we will continue working on fractions. Please practice addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication with your child at home to keep those skills sharp! For reading make sure your child is reading 20 minutes a night. In Social Studies we will continue learning about the regions in the United States. In writing we will focus on narrative writing pieces. In science we are learning about Life Science, and animal life cycles. There is NO SCHOOL April 2nd. Fourth Grade will be doing our Kansas State Assessments for English Language Arts on April 4th and 5th at Noon, and Math on April 11th and 12th at Noon.

Thank you,
Miss Hansen and Miss Heigert

5th Grade

Happy Spring to all!
Welcome to the final quarter of fifth grade! As the end of the year approaches, we’ll have a lot of fun and engaging activities planned. Your student will be traveling to Milford Nature Center on April 10th for EEE Days. This is a fun day filled with fishing, visiting the hatchery, creating a bird habitat and field games all aimed at enriching your students education about our environment. Mrs. Fallin and Mrs. Hentzen have also planned a fieldtrip to Rock Springs where your student will participate in recreational and team building activities (more information to follow). In the classroom we continue to learn. This month in Social Studies we will be learning about Manifest Destiny and settling the west. In Math we are working on addition and multiplication with volume and area as well as collecting and graphing data. As always your student should be reading 20 minutes each night and completing a Read and Respond for SFA.

Your 5th Grade Team!



Students are working hard on their music reading skills! It’s like learning a whole new language!


In the Gym with Mr. Schwarz

Students will be working on many different things during physical education classes during April. Please ask your student/students what things are working on during PE classes. The days are getting warmer outside and the daylight is longer this time of year so get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Keep  moving each and every day.