A message from our Pincipal, Andrea Hogan
Please see the attached letter regarding important information.
- Elementary Bus Schedule
- Holiday Spirit Week December 12th thru December 16th
- December 13th Holiday Family Literacy and Craft Night
- Last day of school
- Winter recess December 19th thru January 2nd
- Classes resume January 3rd (half day of school)
New School Hours 2016-2017
Elementary: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Middle: 8:15 am. to 3:15 p.m.
High School: 7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
School hours on M, T, TR and F
Doors Open at 7:45 a.m.
Classes start at 8:00 a.m.
School hours on W - Late start
Doors open at 8:45 a.m.
Classes start at 9:00 a.m.
NEW Pre-K Hours
9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
UNIFORMITY OF COLOR
Students must wear their uniform to school everyday. Elementary students DO NOT wear khaki bottoms.
Uniformity of color:
Solid red, solid white and solid navy blue collared top.
Navy blue bottoms
Attendance officer - Tifany Hill
President's Day/ Winter BreakNo Students/ No TeachersSchool City of East Chicago
NO SCHOOL-President's Day/Winter breakWashington Elementary School
1401 E 144th Street East Chicago, IN 46312
Public Notice Policy MeetingSchool City of East Chicago
Character Plus (Independence)
January 3-13th January 17 -27
The students’ of School City of East Chicago are required to meet the school’s uniform requirement. Throughout the year, we have families that come new to the district and/or are experiencing a hard time. We are asking for new or gently used uniforms. Your donation will be greatly appreciated and put a smile on a child’s face.
All donations can be dropped off at the Family Resource Center Room #136/137. If you have any questions, please contact Parent Liaison, Sylvia Alvarez at 219/378-7352
For girls and boys, we are collecting NEW and gently used:
- Solid red, navy or white polo shirts (sizes youth 4 – Adult Large)
- Navy blue uniform pants, jumpers, skirt, or skorts (sizes youth 4 – Juniors 14)
Star Student of the Month/Super Students
Social Worker's Corner (Lisa Gary-Jones)-
Happy New Year!!! Eashington Elementary is covering the character traits of Truthfulness and Boldness for the month of January. The definitions are as follows:
- Truthfulness: Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts
- Boldness: Confidence to say what is true, right, and just
Our children need to know that being honest with others is crucial. Honesty allows them to build positive relationships with others at home, school, and within the community. Being bold enough to be truthful, and engage in positive decision making only serves to make our children well rounded students and citizens. When our students are courageous enugh to say and do the right things, it builds a great foundation for a positive future. Who better to support these efforts than parents, teachers, and school support staff? When we, home, and school, encourage our chldren to strive daily for the positive, they can "feel" love, care, and concern all around. Take the time to go over these traits with your children, and see if they can give you situations when they have or plan to demonstrate the traits. Thank you for your partnership on this academic journey, it is very much valued and appreciation.
Instructional Coach Corner - Renee Juscik
UP THE RIGOR!
Confucious says, “He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks, but does not learn is in great danger. Here at Washington we are constantly aware of the rigor (the thinking and reasoning needed) of our instructional activities. Rigor is not more work and harder books. Rigor is the kind and level of thinking required of students to successfully engage with and solve a task. A tool that helps us access the rigor of an activity is the Depth of Knowledge (DOK). DOK describes the amount and complexity of the mental processing (thinking) required by the student to successfully complete the task. There are four levels of the DOK:
- Level 1 – Requires recall of information such as a fact, definition, term, or performance of a simple process or procedure.
- Level 2 – Basic application of skill/concept beyond recalling or reproducing a response. Items require students to make some decisions as to how to approach the question or problem.
- Level 3 – Requires deep understanding shown through planning, using evidence, and more demanding reasoning (thinking). The thinking is complex and abstract. Students are required to justify their responses.
- Level 4 - Requires high level of thinking and is very complex. Students are expected to investigate and make connections, relate ideas within content (language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, physical education), and time to think and process multiple conditions (steps) of the problem or task.
- So in conclusion, Rigor implies that we provide the classroom environment and use the instructional strategies and activities that promote THINKING at all levels.