On Wednesday, September 21st the world will be celebrating International Peace Day. This day was founded in 1999 by a filmmaker named Jeremy Gilley. His goal was to have a global day of peace and non-violence, where countries all over the world agree to get along. The World Cultures teachers will be working on a “Peace Quilt” that will contain a “patch” made by each of the students signifying what peace means to them. The quilt will be displayed in the school on September 21st along with a Peace Pledge that the students will recite. We are asking you and your students wear blue on Wednesday, September 21st in honor of International Peace Day. We have also attached a copy of the “Peace Pledge” for you. Click the title to read more.
This year's Washington School Read-a-thon theme was Angry Birds. Students were charged with the task of earning 49 points on Accelerated Reader to reach the end of the Angry Birds trail. All students who completed the 49 points/seven stations were given a chance to play a live-action version of the video game. On Wednesday, June 19th students had their chance. Click the title to read more.
The Bergenfield Environmental Committee ran its annual Environmental Poster Contest for students in grades K-5. Melanie M. from our second grade won second place, while Denis M. from grade 3 took third place for the town. Students will be honored on Sunday, April 21st in a ceremony at Cooper’s Pond. Click the title to read more.
While food drives are typically held during the holiday season, people typically forget that there is a need for pantry replenishment year round. In celebration of the 100th day of school this year, classes at Washington School were challenged to collect a total of 100 items which would be then donated to the Bergenfield Food Pantry. Click the title to read more.
Accelerated Reader has become an important part of the Washington School reading program. We have exceeded our original participation goal and have now hit 99% participation in the program. To celebrate this wonderful achievement, three students were chosen at random to receive Barnes and Noble gift cards.