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1.9.23 The Washington Weekly

1.9.23 The Washington Weekly


Principal’s Message


Greetings Washington Families,


Happy New Year:


The start of 2023 has been grand. I love the opportunities that a new year brings to all of us. While we can't forget the past, we can live in the present and work towards a better future. I encourage all of you to be mindful and work collaboratively with your teacher so your child’s future is the very best that we can make it. 


It has been a great first week at Washington GT. I knew going into this interim role what a wonderful school WES is BUT seeing your kids in action (with great teachers) has been awesome. I will do my utmost to live up to the tradition of excellence that is synonymous with Washington GT.


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




Doug Hooper, Interim Principal

Joyce Ratley, Assistant Principal


School Updates/Reminders


Students should not be dropped off prior to 8:50 AM unless they are enrolled in the Before Care Program.  Staff is not available to monitor students and their safety if they are dropped off outside before the bell rings. Our Before Care Program begins at 7:00 AM and parents can ask for registration forms to be sent home with their child. Students that live within walking distance and are dismissed to walk home should be picked up at the front of the school no later than 4:00 PM each day. 

Elective Registration


It is time to begin registration for Spring Semester Electives. You can find all the information related to registration in the attached document. We do our very best to ensure that students have choices in the electives they take while balancing academic and class size requirements. Third-Fifth grade students are required to take one elective in Language Arts/Social Studies, one elective in Math/Science, and two from the Enrichment/Other categories per year. Please make choices that reflect this requirement. Discuss with your child that they are selecting preferences for each elective period and this does not guarantee the first choice. 


Use this link to go directly to the Google form to sign up for electives:


Elective registration forms are due Thursday, January 12th at 5:00 PM.


Wizard PTA Updates


The Theatre Production elective needs volunteers to help load/unload staging equipment on Friday, January 13, and the morning of January 20.  If you can help, please email our PTA President Alyson Smith at 


When our new gym is ready, Ms. Kichefski will need a lot of parent help to get it all set up! A signup sheet will go out when we have a date. It will be a great opportunity to support our school!




Important School & District Information


Covid-19 Guidance

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


Moving? New Phone Number or Email?  Please provide us with current information if you move, change your phone number, or email address. Contact Ms. Webb at 919-856-7960 x26596 or to update your address. To update your phone number or email, request a new Student Locator card that can be submitted to the teacher and office. Having current information on file helps us contact you in the event of an emergency or to provide specific updates.

Upcoming School Events & Volunteer Opportunities


January 16- Holiday - School is closed

January 19- Washington Theatre Production: Moana Jr., 7:00 PM

January 27- Teacher Workday- no school for students

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