January 25, 2019
Dear Parents of Fourth Grade Students,
On behalf of the faculty and administration of Washington School, I would like to welcome you to our School! It is with great enthusiasm that I write as we embark on this journey together. I am confident that the Washington School staff, curriculum and programs will provide your child with many opportunities to grow in every way. We have been extremely busy planning for a wonderful fifth grade experience for your child.
The transition process will be as follows:
Washington School Child Study Team “Meet and Greet” - Parents of children with IEPs are welcome to attend, February 11, 2019, 9:00AM in the Washington School Media Den.
Washington School will host an orientation for fourth grade parents at Washington School on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. You are cordially invited to attend at 6:30pm.
Our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Loew, will be visiting each fourth grade class to give an introduction and an overview of her support role here at Washington School. Dates are as follows:
Wyoming - March 18
Glenwood - March 19
Deerfield - March 21
South Mountain - March 26
Hartshorn - March 29
Each fourth grade class will have an opportunity to visit Washington School for a fifth grade orientation. Students will be bussed over and spend the morning meeting some of our staff, touring the building with our peer leaders, and getting acquainted with procedures for entering school in the Fall.
The Grade 4 student visits to Washington are scheduled as follows:
Glenwood - May 14
Wyoming - May 15
South Mountain - May 16
Deerfield - May 22
Hartshorn - May 24
We will have an additional opportunity to welcome all of our 5th graders during our Summer Open House on August 28th and 29th from 2:30 to 3:30. There is no formal program. We welcome you to come in to walk the halls, find your classroom and become familiar with our school.
Over the next couple of months, we will be working with the K-4 Elementary Schools to gather all student information which will assist us with placing students into classes. We have scheduled meetings with each school to review programs, accommodations and needs of all of our students.
Please remember that Washington School will not accept any teacher requests or requests for students to be in the same class as their friends. Parents of older children who have attended Washington School may submit a request that their son/daughter NOT be placed with a specific teacher who provided instruction for an older sibling. This should be noted on the Washington School Placement Profile Form.
I look forward to welcoming you in person to the Washington School.
Very truly yours,
Peter Mercurio, Principal