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Principal's Message

Principal Back to School Night Presentation

9.11.2020 Community E-Blast

Hello Washington Families,

Happy Friday! Thank you all for attending Back to School Night this week. We hope that you found the event informative and that some of your questions regarding distance learning were answered. As you know, information changes weekly and we are all doing our best to adjust as things move forward. Please continue to communicate with us if you have any questions or concerns.

We are very excited to celebrate our student filmmakers this month. As we shared at the end of last school year and over the summer, we decided to host our first ever summer film academy. We will be awarding our filmmakers on September 23rd via zoom at 3 PM. This will also include a short behind the scenes with the filmmakers. This event will be open for our community to attend virtually. We will also be posting the videos to our Instagram account and our Washington Website. 

I want to take a moment in the E-Blast to honor all of those individuals and families who were impacted by 9/11 which happened 19 years ago today. I am sure all of you remember where you were and what you were doing during that time. As we go through another unprecedented time, it is important to reflect on this historical tragedy and honor those who lost their lives as well as the heroes that emerged. 

As we continue to navigate distance learning, it’s important to consider that learning is a process, and right now, your children are becoming online learners.  

They are being given the opportunity to increase their digital competencies in many ways. Like always, we hope that our families, students, and staff can keep the process in mind, and honor the journey of learning, no matter how messy it may be. 

Finally, I would like to share a great resource for parents. Many families try to create a small library for their children at home and sometimes it is hard to know which books to purchase. This list was published by NPR yesterday and it is very well done and even broken down into different categories. 

We hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!

With gratitude,

Andrea Bittick


Washington Elementary