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12.19.22 The Washington Weekly


Principal’s Message


Greetings Washington Families,


It’s been a busy few months and we are only a few days away from an extended break! I am so proud of our students, staff, and community for the ways we have worked together to support each other. I continue to be amazed at the gifts and talents of our students and the joy on their faces as they learn and grow daily! As we enter the holiday season and head toward 2023, I hope that you are able to take time with your family to rest, replenish and celebrate! 


Mr. Hooper, our Interim Principal, will start at Washington on January 3 as my husband and I prepare to welcome a baby girl. He is looking forward to working closely with all of you to support the Wiz Kids at Washington. His email is and starting January 3, you can contact him at the school by calling 919-856-7960.


Thank you for your love and support of me during this special time for my family. I am so grateful for you all and I will see you in a few short months.


Let’s make it a great three-day week at 1000 Fayetteville Street! 



Catie Burnette



School Updates


We’ve Got Spirit! Yes, We Do!

Join us this week as we celebrate three aWESome days of teaching and learning before Winter Break!

  • Monday, December 19- Pajama Day

  • Tuesday, December 20- Flannel Day

  • Wednesday, December 21- Festive Wear


Happy Retirement Mrs. Jones!

Congratulations to Ms. Tertia Jones, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant, on her retirement! Ms. Jones has worked at Washington for many years and supported many students during her tenure. We are so grateful for her service to our school community and wish her all the best!

Wizard PTA Updates


Thank You PTA

This week, our Wizard PTA is treating our staff to a cookie exchange on Tuesday and a boxed lunch on Wednesday. A special thank you to the PTA for celebrating our staff this holiday season!


Important School & District Information


Covid-19 Guidance

Click the link above for information about when to stay home and when to return!


Upcoming School Events & Volunteer Opportunities

December 21: EARLY RELEASE, 1:50pm

December 21: Boys & Girls Club, Open until 8pm

December 22: Boys & Girls Club, Open 8am-5pm

December 22-January 2: Winter Break for Washington Staff & Students

December 28-30: Boys & Girls Club, Open 8am-5pm


January 3: Students Return; Interim Principal Mr. Hooper begins

January 12: End of 2nd quarter electives

January 16: Holiday, No School

January 19: School Theater Production, Moana Jr. 7pm

January 26: End of 2nd quarter

January 26: School Final Spelling Bee, 6pm

January 27: Teacher Workday, No School for Students

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