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responsibility shared by all: school, family, students, and community.
All individuals shall be provided a safe, positive environment
where they may reach their full potential as responsible citizens.
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School Closures and Delays
Wahkiakum Schools are operating as usual.
Posted 2/26/2018 1:56:07 PM
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2017-2018 School Calendar
(Updated 3/5/18 with
snow make-up days)

2018-2019 School Calendar

Icon: School Lunch Menu - What's for Lunch? This Month's
Lunch Menu & Prices

How to Qualify for
Priced Meals for
the 2017-2018 School Year

Late Start Thursdays
K-8 Doors Open: 9:05a
Grades K-8 Start: 9:30a

All Other Days K-8 starts at 8:30a
(Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri)
K-8 Bell Schedule

Elementary School Events

WSD Kindergarten

Very Important!
Weekdays: 9a - 2p
Learn More About Registration

3rd-5th Grades SBA Celebration
Friday, June 1

Next PTO Meeting:
Thurs, June 7, 3:15pm
Elementary Library

K-8 Color Run
Fri, June 8, 1-3p

Kindergarten Promotion
Tuesday, June 12
2:15-3:00pm in the MPR

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Weds, June 13, 7pm, MS Gym

Image: PTO Popcorn Day - Bucket of Popcorn PTO K-5 Popcorn Days
2nd and Last Fridays
of Each Month
$1 per bag!

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K-8 PTO Needs You!
The PTO needs parents, community friends, and teachers help run activities and fundraisers in support of our kids.
To volunteer, contact PTO President Stephanie Johnson at
360-795-3261 or email her:

Looking for Childcare for
Late-Start Thursdays?

Contact the
St. James Family Center
which is offering a special
$5/hour rate on Thursdays.

Upcoming District Events

WSD Kindergarten

Continues — Very Important!
Elementary School Office
Weekdays: 9a - 2p

School Board Meetings
Regular Meeting:
Tuesday, May 22

5:30pm, HS Library

Friday, May 25
Snow MAKE-UP Day

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Observed

Image: Wahkiakum Mules Spring Sports Season Mules and Warrior Sports News
Congratulations to all our Mules teams for a great spring season!

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Re-play Previous Games/Events on the WSD YouTube Channel

Image: Seattle Shakespeare Theatre at Wahkiakum School District WHS Drama Performance
7pm, Fri/Sat, June 1-2

Dollars for Scholars Benefit for WHS Students
Rods & Reels Car Show
and Salmon BBQ
Saturday, June 2
Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds

Image: Annual Student Testing and Assessments
Annual Student Testing
Mar 5-Jun 8
Learn More About the New Smarter Balanced Assessment

National Honor Society Induction
Weds, June 6
7:00pm - WHS Library

Congratulations, Seniors!
High School Baccalaureate
Heritage Bible Church
193 N. Welcome Slough

Weds, June 13, 6:00p

Last Day of School
Thursday, June 14h
School Starts 9:30am
Early Release at 11:30am
Field Day for Grades K-8

Senior Awards Assembly
Thurs, June 14
10:00am - WHS Gym

Friday, June 15
Last Day of 4th Qtr

Image: Time to Prepare for Graduation High School Graduation
Friday, June 15
7:00pm - WHS Gym

Want to Re-Play Some
Mules Games or Other Events?

Visit the WSD YouTube Channel OR the NFHS Network
Learn More About the WSD Broadcasting Club

Photo: Wahkiakum High School Yearbooks Now on Sale
Available Starting June 8th!
2018 WHS Annuals
On Sale Now!
Annuals From Many
Previous Years!

Click for Details

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Photo: View of Columbia River from J A Wendt Elementary School, Cathlamet, WA

Julius A Wendt Elementary School serves Kindergarten through 5th grade students in Wahkiakum County and is located on a bluff in Cathlamet, Washington, overlooking the Lower Columbia River.

Kindergarten Registration - Very Important!
CONTINUES on School Days: 9am - 2pm

All parents of students who are eligible to start Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018 (that is, children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31st) are encouraged to stop by the Elementary Office any weekday between 9am - 2pm as soon as possible. You'll need a copy of the Kindergartener's birth certificate and immunization records.

You can download the registration form to fill out at home and learn more about required immunizations for incoming Kindergarteners.

Please spread the word and let anyone you know who may have an eligible student to come in and register, so we can plan for the upcoming school year. If we only plan for 1 class and end up needing 2 classes, those students last registered will be the students who will be switched to the new class.

The Latest News
from Our Principal, Nikki Reese

4th Quarter Newsletter: Includes April-June Calendar of Events

Read about annual test preparations, as well as K-5 robotics lessons and MS "country projects"
Spring Testing continues thru June 9
Check out this newsletter for specific testing dates for individual grades
Kindergarten Promotion: Tues, June 12, 2:15-3:00p in the MPR
Summer school will be available for students who qualify for LAP and Title I services
Lost & Found

REMEMBER... only plastic bats and "softie" balls for recess

Logo Image: Skyward Family and Student Access - Wahkiakum School District Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family and Student Access is a program which allows parents and students to check the student's grades, attendance, and lunch account from home on their computer or via a smartphone app. Parents are also be able to see if their child has missing assignments and can email their teachers.

If you haven't signed up for Family Access, please come by the office and get a sign up form. It only takes a minute to give you and your student access.

ASB Cards for Grades 1-5!

Want to get in on lots of fun and also save money at MS sports events? Purchase an ASB for Grades 1-5 card that's good for 1 school year for just $15.00 at the Elementary School office with a check made payable to J A Wendt Elementary School.

For all the detailed information on gate prices and various passes that are available (with and without your ASB card, download this Flyer on Season Passes and Individual Game Admission Prices.

Our Amazing School Garden

Image: The Wahkiakum Elementary School Garden Entry Gate - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA The Wahkiakum School Garden, started on Earth Day 2014, provides K-5 students the opportunity every week to learn about how to grow fruits and vegetables from seed to harvest. The garden program includes lessons in composting and recycling, as well as lessons in nutrition and making healthy food choices. These activities integrate Common Core and Next Gen Science Standards and include literature, art, and social studies.

We welcome new volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please call Robin Westphall at 707-672-5609 or e-mail her at rwestphall@wahksd.k12.wa.us

Annual events include the ever-popular Harvest Festival in October and the Mother's Day Plant Sale in May. We look forward to adding additional family activities this spring.

The Garden staff is comprised of a former Dept of Health Americorps member, a Master Gardener/Composter, a WSU Nutrition Educator, and a retired classroom teacher. Community support and sponsors include: Cathlamet Building Materials, Wahkiakum County Dept. of Health, Anderson Shake, Bank of the Pacific, Willapa Hills Audubon Society, Wal-Mart (Longview), WSU Extension, and Lower Columbia School Gardens.

On-Going J A Wendt Fundraisers

Image: Fred Meyer Community Rewards Fundraiser Supports the J A Wendt Elementary PTO The Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

The PTO invites families to sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the J A Wendt Elementary School.

It's easy, no cost to you, and it gives big returns for our students every time you shop and use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Just search for us by name or by our nonprofit number (89878) at the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program Website.

Don't have a Rewards Card? Click to learn more about the Fred Meyer Rewards Card, then sign up at the Customer Service Desk at any Fred Meyer store.

Image: Boxtops for Education Fundraisers, Sponsored by the J A Wendt Elementary PTO Boxtops for Education and Campbell's Soup Labels

We are continuing to collect Boxtops for Education. We no longer collect ink cartridges. We are grateful to those of you who send in these items as they help with purchases for "extra" items that we might not otherwise have. This school year, we have set a lofty goal of collecting over 10,000 boxtops.

St. James Family Center continues to gather Campbell's Soup labels, so please send yours their way.

Giving Action Plan (GAP) Program
Do You Know a Family in Need?

Image: Get out the word about the GAP Program for families in need of food Do you know of a family who is experiencing "food insecurity"? WSD is offering the GAP Program to assist children in grades K-12 in these families.

Download and print the GAP Program survey to learn more about this program or to request assistance for your family.

More Newsletters from Our Principal,
Nikki Reese

3rd Quarter Newsletter: Includes Feb-Apr Calendar of Events

Staffing changes for LAP program and K/1 classroom
MS Family Math Night (Feb 22)
GEAR UP Parent Meeting (Feb 22)
Family Literacy Night (March)

   MS spring track practice begins March 5
      Remember... only plastic bats and "softie" balls for recess

   Spring Testing (March 5 - June 9)

2nd Quarter Newsletter

K-8 January Calendar of Events

VERY IMPORTANT: Inclement Weather Information
   about School Closure and Delays

Teacher in-service training on helping students to develop
   self-regulation skills
Lost & Found, ASB fundraising campaigns

September/2017 Newsletter

K-5 Back To School Activities: Meet the Teacher Night, Parent Conferences, and K-5 School Supply List