Washington Elementary News

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.

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Aids Struggling Readers

Ohio’s new Third Grade Reading Guarantee directs schools to identify which students in kindergarten through grade three are having trouble reading and give them extra reading help right away. The goal is to get these boys and girls caught up in reading as soon as possible. Studies show that children who are behind in reading at the end of the grade three will have a hard time in all subjects in the fourth grade and beyond. After that, it can be hard for a child to ever catch up in school. Click here to read the rest of this article.

2013-14 School Supply List

Click here for the 2013-14 list of School Supplies

2013-2014 Orientations & Open Houses

Click below to find the dates and times for all Orientation meetings and Open Houses at all buildings in the district.

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2013 Summer School

Summer school starts on Monday, August 5 and ends on Friday, August 16. Classes run from 8:30am - 11:00am at Bryan Middle School.

New questions - Ask the Superintendent

New questions have been submitted to the Ask the Superintendent link.  Many focus on the new master facility plan.  

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BCS Summer Operations

The individual school offices will close for the month of July.  However, the Superintendent's office will be open daily for questions, open enrollment applications, transcripts, work permits, or any other school related business.

The Superintendent's office is located at the Field House, 1350 Fountain Grove Drive, Bryan, OH  43506.  Phone:  419-636-6973.

On August 1st, all building offices and the Superintendent's office will be open daily.  

To register a new student, call 419-636-6766 on August 1 and request an appointment with Juliet Stockman.

12:13 Washington Elementary Parent/Guardian Survey

As we plan and prepare this summer for the 2013-2014 school year, would you please take a few moments to answer survey questions, please CLICK HERE.

We value your input as we strive to improve our daily services to children and communication with parents/guardians.  We take pride in striving for excellence daily, but we know we have areas that we need to improve upon.  

Please help us better our wonderful school by completing the survey!  Your time is greatly appreciated!

Kindergarten Field Day

Kindergarten field day is cancelled for Tuesday. It is rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. All kindergarten homerooms will have PE classes on Tuesday, so send tennis shoes.

Last Day of School

The last day of school for Bryan City School students for the 2012-2013 school year will be Friday, May 31.

Next PTO Meeting - May 13

The next PTO meeting will be on Monday, May 13 at 7:30 pm at Washington Elementary.

School Facilities Public Meeting on BMU

Did you miss the April 30th Bryan City Schools public meeting about the new school building proposal?  Watch the meeting online at BMUTV.com.

Communication Survey

Bryan City Schools would like your help. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey concerning communication. Click here for the survey.

Washington Back-To-School Letter

Greetings!  I hope all of you have enjoyed the comfortable temperatures this summer, and had the opportunity to enjoy the extra time with your child(ren).  This letter is intended to give you some important details to help answer questions that you may be having in regards to Washington Elementary.

As the final days of summer vacation come to a close, I hope that each of you will enjoy each day with your child.  The Washington Elementary Staff, along with myself, are anticipating a fantastic school year!

Click Here for the Washington Back-To-School Letter.

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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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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"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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Washington Open House - August 20

Open House is for ALL students and their families on Tuesday, August 20 from 5:00-6:30pm. Open House is a time for you and your child to visit their classroom, and get introduced to the teacher and the school building.  This is an informal time with no set agenda.  You are free to come and go anytime between the posted hours.  The teachers will have information to share, and they will be able to answer your questions.  Bus assignments will also be available at Open House. 

We are also having a cookout at Open House to kickoff our school year at Washington Elementary.  This will be a great opportunity for parents and children to meet new families to our community or catch-up with old friends.  Each student at Washington will receive 2 complimentary meals (hot dog, chips, & drink).  Additional meals can be purchased for a minimal fee of $2.  Please plan on seeing your child’s homeroom teacher to get your 2 complimentary meal tickets at Open House.  We look forward to seeing you on August 20!

CUBdergarten Orientation / Start Date Schedule

CUBdergarten Orientation and Start Date Schedules have been announced, so please mark your calendars!

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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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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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Kindergaten Orientation / Start Date Schedule

Kindergarten Orientation and Start Date Schedules have been announced, so please mark your calendars!

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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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Class Lists for 2013-2014

Class lists will be posted at each elementary building no later than August 9, 2013. If you are new to Bryan City Schools and need to register your child, please call 419-636-6766 beginning on August 1 to make an appointment.

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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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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First Day of School 2013-14

The first day of school for the 2013-14 school year will be on Thursday, August 22, 2013.

Also, orientation for Cubdergarten and Kindergarten will be on Thursday, August 22 based on the following schedule:

Thursday, August 22
     8:30 – 9:30 am      CUBdergarten Orientation for AM students
     12:30 -1:30 pm      CUBdergarten Orientation for PM students


Thursday, August 22         
     9:00 – 10:30 am    Kindergarten – DelFavero – Diaz – Nicholls            
     1:00 – 2:30 pm      Kindergarten – Good – Wyse – Haas

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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New Local Report Card

Just as Bryan City Schools sends home a report card to tell you how well your child is learning, our school also gets a Local Report Card each August from the Ohio Department of Education. This report tells our school and parents if we are doing a good job of educating our students. You can see our most recent report card at reportcard.education.ohio.gov.

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District Newsletter - August 2013

Click here to read the August district newsletter.

Immunization Reminders

If you have a student entering Preschool, Kindergarten or 7th grade during the 2013-14 school year, click here for a reminder of the immunizations that are required prior to the start of school.

Athletic Event Attendance - Elementary Students

Washington Elementary students that attend Bryan High School or Bryan Middle School athletic events are to be seated with their parent(s) or guardian(s) throughout the athletic event. Parent(s) or guardian(s) are discouraged from allowing children to be unattended at athletic events as this posses a series safety risk.

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Ready, Set, Relax - Oct. 7

Community Advocates for Healthy Families' annual Ready, Set, Relax night is scheduled for Monday, October 7. There will be no homework given on Monday. Practices and meetings will end at 5:00 pm on that day. Families are encouraged to use this opportunity to do something together.

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Ohio's New Report Cards

Ohio is changing how it evaluates and communicates the academic performance of its schools and districts. Schools and districts will no longer receive labels like “Excellent” or “Continuous Improvement.” In its place, they will receive letter grades on several measures in the same way a student receives grades for his or her classes.

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