Washington Elementary News

Ohio's New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, a new kindergarten readiness assessment will replace the KRA-L. The new assessment includes ways for teachers to measure a child’s school readiness.

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CAHF Family Movie Night @ The Library - Aug 15

The Williams County Public Library (Bryan) & Community Advocates for Healthy Families (CAHF) will have an outdoor evening showing of FROZEN on Friday, August 15, at 8:30pm.  The movie will be viewed outside on the side of the library building

Popcorn, Water & Juice will be available for purchase.


Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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2014-15 Classroom Assignments

Student classroom assignments for the 2014-15 school year will be finalized by August 11 and posted on the doors at each school building. Schedules are subject to change up until this date. High School schedules will be available on August 18.

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Community Reviews Two Possible Site Plans

On July 14, 2014, Beilharz Architects presented two site plans for community review.  Both site plans include renderings of the PreK to 5 building and the approximate location of the new 6 to 12 building.  Both plans detail future development for the site, including a transportation center, an auditorium, and an additional gymnasium.  

One of the plans, Scheme A, shows a building that utilizes a courtyard and a circular traffic pattern within the building.  Scheme B is shows without a courtyard and utilizes a slightly larger footprint.  

Over 80 community members attended the meeting to provide feedback to the Board of Education and the architects.  In order to continue the conversation from the meeting, please click on the link shown here to share your thoughts on the two proposed site plans.

Additional meetings will be held in August to share classroom designs and the educational plan for both the PreK to 5 and the 6 to 12 building.

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Board Meeting - July 14 - Public Invited

BCS is hosting a Special Board meeting on Monday, July 14, at 7:00 pm to present a site plan design for the new school campus.

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Pack Sack Lunch - June 3


Final Grade Cards

All grade cards will be mailed to your home at the end of the school year. 

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Ike Button Fundraiser A Success

Ike sends out a huge “THANK YOU!” to everyone

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Calamity Day Make-Up Plan Update

As of today, the weather has cooperated with our calamity day make-up plan.  On May 30, we will have completed our make up time for the State of Ohio.

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Thank a Teacher Project

Last week Mrs Morris’s technology classes created some videos in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. Here is the Washington video

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Munch for Free Lunch Info

Hey Kids! Join Munch for Free Lunch this summer every Monday through Friday from June 9 – August 14 (Except July 4th).

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3rd Grade Reading Guarantee Parent Roadmaps

Ohio is working hard to make sure that all young children get the basic reading skills they need to be successful in school now and in higher grades.

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Recess Reminder

Please make sure that your student is dressed appropriately each day for recess.

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Dismissal Times for Friday, April 18

As a reminder, here are the student dismissal times for Friday, April 18

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31st Annual All-Star Cage Classic - Fri, Apr 4 - BHS Gym

Friday, April 4th is the 31st Annual All-Star Cage Classic being held in the BHS gym. Doors open at 6pm.

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BHS Theater Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS - Apr 11, 12, 13

BHS Theater will be presenting "Once Upon A Mattress" on April 11, 12 & 13.

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Spring Break - Week of March 24

BCS will be on Spring Break the week of March 24. School resumes on March 31 with new start and ending times.

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Biddy Wrestling Tournament

There will be a Biddy Wrestling Tournament on February 20, 2014. Read more for further details....

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No School - Feb 14 & Feb 17

Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, Feb 14 and Monday, Feb 17 due to a teacher inservice and Presidents' Day.

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Menu Changes - Feb 11 & 12

The following are menu changes for Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb 12.

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Calamity Days & Make-up Days Information

As of February 7, BCS has closed 13 days. The state has approved 5 calamity days for weather, 3 Blizzard Bag days, and is considering an additional 4 days due to the extreme weather conditions in Ohio this year.

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Recess Reminder

Students will be going outside for recess unless the wind chill factor is below 20 degrees.

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Attendance/Tardy Reminder

Just a reminder that students may arrive as early as 7:30 A.M. with the first bell at 7:50, and the tardy bell at 8:00 A.M.  If your child is ill, please contact office by 8:30 A.M. 

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CAHF Family Dinner & Movie Night Rescheduled for Feb 21

The CAHF & BCS FREE Taco Dinner and Family Movie Night has been rescheduled for Feb 21.....

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8th Annual Children's Dental Access Program

The Bryan Dental Group is offering FREE dental care to any child who is

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Time To Nominate An Outstanding Educator

The Bryan Area Foundation (BAF) and the Academic Booster Club (ABC) are again accepting nominations for the Outstanding Educator Award given by the Benedict Family.

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Blizzard Bag Updates

Blizzard Bags #1 and #2, that were due today, January 27, will be due when we return to school.  The due date for Blizzard Bag #3 will be determined once we return to school.  There are no Blizzard Bag assignments for today.

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Menu Change for Monday, Jan 27

Due to the cancellation of school on Friday, January 24, there will be a menu change for Monday, January 27.

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Habitat of Williams Co Seeking Families - Tues, Jan. 28

Habitat of Williams Co. is offering a new opportunity to meet the community through an informational mtg. to be held Tuesday January 28, 5:30.

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News from Williams County Health Department

Due to increasing influenza activity within the region, The Williams County Health Department will be holding special clinic hours to accommodate the public.

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Menu Change Monday, Jan 13

There will be a change in the menu for Monday, January 13

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End of Quarter Changed

Due to the extended winter vacation, the school calendar and quarter dates have been greatly impacted.  Adjustments will be made to our school calendar for the second, third and fourth quarters.  

Please note these very important dates:

End of Second Quarter - Friday, January 17
Third Quarter - January 21 to April 1
Fourth Quarter - April 2 to June 3 

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Blizzard Bag Day 3 Info

Blizzard Bag Day 3 is in effect for January 24.

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School Now to Resume - Jan. 8, 2014

School is closed again on Tuesday, January 7, because of the current weather conditions. School will try to resume on Wednesday, January 8.

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Sale of Bonds/Notes for Facilities & Savings To BCS

Mr. Patrick King of Stifel Nicolaus Company, Inc. attended the Bryan City School District Board of Education meeting held on December 16, 2013.  Mr. King is handling the sale of bonds and notes on behalf of the Bryan City School District

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Bryan Bear Bag Program - Movie Dec 23

The Bryan Movie Theater is teaming up with the MS and Washington Elementary Bear Bag Program and on Monday December 23rd the theater will open at 9:00am for a special viewing of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2”. 

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Christmas For Kids - Thank You!

THANK YOU for another amazing year of fundraising for Christmas for Kids!! As a district we raised

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School Facility Planning Team - Seeking Volunteers

For those who have an interest in educational planning, school construction, or community service, the Board of Education would like to extend and invitation to members of the community to join the school facility planning team.

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School Delay and Closing Information - Please Read!

Bryan City Schools utilizes a variety of systems to inform students and parents of weather delays and cancellations.

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Golden Bear Wrestling Club

Golden Bear Wrestling is a program that teaches the fundamental and basics of wrestling to youth from grade K through 6th.

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Breakfast With Santa - BMS Commons - Dec 7

The Bryan Girls Softball will again be presenting “Breakfast with Santa” on Sat., Dec 7 at the Bryan Middle School Commons from 8:30-11:00am.

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Christmas for Kids Campaign - Washington Elementary

Washington Elementary students, families and staff raised $1221.70 in 5 days during their Christmas For Kids campaign.

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Vote for BHS Football - Team of the YEAR!

Bryan is a nominee for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio High School Football Team of the Year Award. We NEED your votes!

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BHS Football VS Kenton - Friday, Nov 22

The Bears will be back in Findlay for this weeks Regional Final vs Kenton. We will be the home team. 7:30 kickoff again.

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Christmas for Kids Drive & Dress Up Days

Washington Elementary will once again be participating in Mix 98.1's Christmas For Kids program.

Lincoln Elementary will once again be participating in Mix 98.1's Christmas For Kids program - See more at: http://www.bryan.k12.oh.us/school_NewsArticle.aspx?artID=43732&schoolID=4#sthash.rutGpfFm.dpuf

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Fall/Thanksgiving Break - No School - Nov 25-29

There will be no school the week of Nov 25 due to our Fall/Thanksgiving Break. School will resume Dec. 2.

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Weather Reminder

The changing season has prompted this reminder to send students to school with warm coats, hats and gloves.

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Phone/Address Change Reminder

Your child's safety may depend on accurate and updated emergency contact information.

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Important Notice About the 1st Grade Barn Dance The Barn Dance (originally scheduled for Nov 1) is going to be postponed until FRIDAY, NOV 8th
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Washington Parent Teacher Conference Schedule Washington Elementary will be holding parent/teacher conferences on Nov 5, 7, & 12.
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3rd Grade Reading Guarantee Parent Meeting - Oct 8 On Tues., Oct 8, at 7:30 pm there will be a parent meeting for all parents of students in grades K-3 at the Bryan Middle School commons.
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Free Class Offered for Parents

This fall NAMI Four County is offering a free class for parents or other caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral or mental health issues.

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Some Tips for Helping Your Struggling Math Student

Does your child dislike math? Here are a few tips that might help.

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ARTS Spaghetti Supper - Friday, Sept 13

The annual Arts Spaghetti Supper will be Friday, Sept. 13 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bryan Middle School

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There will be NO school on Monday, Sept 9 (fair day) and Tuesday, Sept 10 (teacher in-service). School will resume on Wednesday, Sept 11. **Students who attend Four County are to be in attendance those days.

Washington Picture Day - Friday, September 13

The Washington Elementary School Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2013.  Information packets were sent home with children on Thursday, September 5 or Friday, September 6. There will be different costs associated with the various picture packages being offered. Students are not mandated to purchase pictures, but all students will be photographed.

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BCS Upcoming Delay - Oct 25 On Friday, October 25, Bryan City Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for a staff inservice.
Friday Reminder for R2R Week

Friday is Ike Button Day and Dress Like a Farmer Day for the last day of R2R Week.

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Washington Orientation & Open House Info

1st Grade Orientation – by appointment ONLY – Aug 1 to Aug 15

Open House – Monday, August 18 – 4:30-6:00 pm

Wed. August 20

Kindergarten BOYS ONLY Parent meeting from 8:00am - 9:00am

CUBdergarten AM BOYS ONLY Parent meeting from 8:00am - 9:00am

CUBdergarten PM BOYS ONLY Parent meeting from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Kindergarten/CUBdergarten BOYS ONLY will stay

Thursday, Aug 21

Kindergarten GIRLS ONLY Parent meeting from 8:00am - 9:00am

CUBdergarten AM GIRLS ONLY Parent meeting from 8:00am - 9:00am

CUBdergarten PM GIRLS ONLY Parent meeting from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Kindergarten/CUBdergarten GIRLS ONLY will stay

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Grandparent/Special Person Day - March 21

As a culminating activity for Right to Read Week, grandparents or a special person are invited to attend school for an assembly

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School Supply List 2014-15

Here is the link to the 2014-15 School Supply List for grades K-12

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"Pack the Pickup" At BHS Football Game - Oct. 25 On Friday, October 25th, the Washington Elementary Bear Bag committee is going to sponsor a "pack the pickup" at the BHS football game.
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Veteran Day Assembly - Nov. 11 - Public Welcome

Washington and Lincoln Elementary schools are joining forces to honor our Veterans this Veterans day.

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Make-up Days Information - Building Start & End Times

Beginning on Mon, March 31, BCS will be adding 15 mins. to the beginning and 15 mins. to the end of the school day.

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2014-15 Transportation Forms/Schedules

The 14-15 transportation forms and schedules have been updated on the website for parents to fill out and turn in.

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Samaritan's Feet Event

Samaritan's Feet will be at the YMCA on Saturday, August 16, from 9 am to 1 pm.  Sponsored by Bard Manufacturing, in conjunction with their centennial celebration, volunteers will be present to bless shoes for children in need.  

Those students who pre-registered at the end of the school year are reminded to attend with a parent.  Those who did not pre-register are welcome.

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Beginning on March 31, BCS will extend its school day. School will begin 15 minutes early and end 15 minutes later. This time extension will continue until May 30. 

School will be in session on Good Friday, April 18. Students will be released early.

The two-hour delay scheduled for April 28 is cancelled. School will begin at the new start time.

This plan will replace the days missed due to weather. As of today, the student's last school day will be Tuesday, June 3. If there are any other weather issues this year, then days will be added to the month of June.

Graduation will be held on Sunday, June 1. Seniors last day will be Friday, May 30.

More details will be posted soon. Information will also be available on the school website and in school newsletters.

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Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting - March 13

There will be a Kindergarten Screening Parent Information Meeting on March 13, 2014 at 7pm.

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Kindergarten Grandparents Day - Oct. 24 Kindergarten Grandparents Day will be held on Oct. 24.
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New Website Format

Our new web design is now live. Please be patient with us while we make the transistion from our old site to our new site. We're still checking links, etc and hope to have the site fully functional soon.

New Teacher Evaluation System Begins this Year

This school year, for the first time, teachers at Bryan City Schools will receive overall ratings on their job performance under the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System.

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PURPLE & GOLD Fridays!

Washington Elementary Students are asked to wear PURPLE & GOLD every Friday as we celebrate our school pride in being a GOLDEN BEAR! Students must still conform with the school dress code, but are asked to wear t-shirts, sweatshirts, socks and/or shoes that show off their school pride by wearing PURPLE & GOLD!

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Right to Read Week - Mar 17-21

Right to Read Week at Washington Elementary School is the week of March 17th. Keep reading for all the info...

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Special Board Meeting Video

Here is a link to the Special Board meeting that was held concerning the new school options.

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Open Enrollment Information

Open enrollment applications are accepted until the first day of school. 

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Future of the Arts - Young Artists Exhibit - Mar 17-21

There will be a Future of the Arts - Young Artist Exhibit at the Williams County Library in March.

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Kindergarten Grandparent Day – Thursday, October 24

We cordially invite KINDERGARTEN grandparents or a special person to attend this fun, interactive and educational presentation!  We will be running on a very tight schedule, so please follow the times listed for your grandchild’s homeroom teacher!

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