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Our Mission: We believe that education is a partnership with
responsibility shared by all: school, family, students, and community.
All individuals shall be provided a safe, positive environment
where they may reach their full potential as responsible citizens.
 
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Welcome to Julius A Wendt Elementary School

EMPLOYMENT
Current Openings:
PT HS Math Teacher
PT HS Visual Arts Teacher
PT ALE Teacher
MS Head Football Coach

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360-849-6009


School Closures and Delays
School is operating as scheduled.
Posted 3/11/2019 12:22:35 PM
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2018-2019 School Calendar
2019-2020 School Calendar

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Lunch Menu & Prices

How to Qualify for
Free/Reduced
Priced Meals for
the 2018-2019 School Year


Late Start Thursdays
K-8 Doors Open: 9:05a
Grades K-8 Start: 9:30a

All Other Days K-8 starts at 8:30a
(Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri)
K-5 Bell Schedule

Not-To-Miss
Elementary School Events


Next PTO Meeting
Usually at 3:30 on the
2nd Monday of the month
Elementary Library

K-8 PTO
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K-8 PTO Needs You!
The PTO needs parents, community friends, and teachers help run activities and fundraisers in support of our kids.
To volunteer, contact the PTO by email at jaw.pto@gmail.com.

Looking for Childcare for
Late-Start Thursdays?

Contact the
St. James Family Center
,
for more information.

Upcoming District Events

Last Day of School
Thursday, June 14
School Starts 9:30am
Early Release at 11:30am
Field Day for Grades K-8


Friday, June 14
Last Day of 4th Qtr

Congratulations
Class of 2019!

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Friday, June 14
7:00pm - WHS Gym
Community Invited!
Can't make it
to the ceremony?

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on WSD-TV's
YouTube Channel!

Watch the Graduation Ceremony HERE!

School Board Meetings
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 18
5:30pm, HS Library

 
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Fall Sports Practices
Start Mid-August

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Warrior Athletes

Get Your Physicals This Summer!
GO MULES AND WARRIORS!!!

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WATCH GAMES LIVE
Re-play Previous Games/Events on the WSD YouTube Channel
Learn More About the WSD Broadcasting Club

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Photo: View of Columbia River from J A Wendt Elementary School, Cathlamet, WA

Julius A Wendt Elementary School serves Kindergarten through 5th grade students in Wahkiakum County and is located on a bluff in Cathlamet, Washington, overlooking the Lower Columbia River.

Kindergarten Registration - Very Important!
CONTINUES on School Days: 9am - 2pm

All parents of students who are eligible to start Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019 (that is, children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31st) are encouraged to stop by the Elementary Office any weekday between 9am - 2pm as soon as possible. You'll need a copy of the Kindergartener's birth certificate and immunization records.

You can download the registration form to fill out at home and learn more about required immunizations for incoming Kindergarteners.

Please spread the word about WSD Kindergarten Registration, and let anyone you know who may have an eligible student to come in and register, so we can plan for the upcoming school year. If we only plan for 1 class and end up needing 2 classes, those students last registered will be the students who will be switched to the new class.

The Latest News
from Our Principal, Nikki Reese

4th Quarter/2019 Newsletter:
   Includes April-June/2019 Calendar of Events

Summer school will be available for K-4 students who qualify for LAP and Title I services
Lost & Found
REMEMBER... only plastic bats and "softie" balls for recess

Kindergarten Promotion: Weds, June 12, 2:15-3:00p, MPR
8th Grade Moving Up: Thurs, June 13, 7pm, MS Gym

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Skyward Family and Student Access is a program which allows parents and students to check the student's grades, attendance, and lunch account from home on their computer or via a smartphone app. Parents are also be able to see if their child has missing assignments and can email their teachers.

If you haven't signed up for Family Access, please come by the office and get a sign up form. It only takes a minute to give you and your student access.

ASB Cards for Grades 1-5!

Want to get in on lots of fun and also save money at MS sports events? Purchase an ASB for Grades 1-5 card that's good for 1 school year for just $15.00 at the Elementary School office with a check made payable to J A Wendt Elementary School.

For all the detailed information on gate prices and various passes that are available (with and without your ASB card, download this Flyer on Season Passes and Individual Game Admission Prices.

Our Amazing School Garden

Image: The Wahkiakum Elementary School Garden Entry Gate - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA The Wahkiakum School Garden, started on Earth Day 2014, provides K-5 students the opportunity every week to learn about how to grow fruits and vegetables from seed to harvest. The garden program includes lessons in composting and recycling, as well as lessons in nutrition and making healthy food choices. These activities integrate Common Core and Next Gen Science Standards and include literature, art, and social studies.

We welcome new volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please call Robin Westphall at 707-672-5609 or e-mail her at rwestphall@wahksd.k12.wa.us

Annual events include the ever-popular Harvest Festival in October and the Mother's Day Plant Sale in May. We look forward to adding additional family activities this spring.

The Garden staff is comprised of a former Dept of Health Americorps member, a Master Gardener/Composter, a WSU Nutrition Educator, and a retired classroom teacher. Community support and sponsors include: Cathlamet Building Materials, Wahkiakum County Dept. of Health, Anderson Shake, Bank of the Pacific, Willapa Hills Audubon Society, Wal-Mart (Longview), WSU Extension, and Lower Columbia School Gardens.

On-Going J A Wendt Fundraisers

Image: Fred Meyer Community Rewards Fundraiser Supports the J A Wendt Elementary PTO The Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

The PTO invites families to sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the J A Wendt Elementary School.

It's easy, no cost to you, and it gives big returns for our students every time you shop and use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Just search for us by name or by our nonprofit number (89878) at the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program Website.

Don't have a Rewards Card? Click to learn more about the Fred Meyer Rewards Card, then sign up at the Customer Service Desk at any Fred Meyer store.

Image: Boxtops for Education Fundraisers, Sponsored by the J A Wendt Elementary PTO Boxtops for Education and Campbell's Soup Labels

We are continuing to collect Boxtops for Education. We no longer collect ink cartridges. We are grateful to those of you who send in these items as they help with purchases for "extra" items that we might not otherwise have. This school year, we have set a lofty goal of collecting over 10,000 boxtops.

St. James Family Center continues to gather Campbell's Soup labels, so please send yours their way.

Giving Action Plan (GAP) Program
Do You Know a Family in Need?

Image: Get out the word about the GAP Program for families in need of food Do you know of a family who is experiencing "food insecurity"? WSD is offering the GAP Program to assist children in grades K-12 in these families.

Download and print the GAP Program survey to learn more about this program or to request assistance for your family.

More Newsletters from Our Principal,
Nikki Reese

3rd Quarter/2019 Newsletter:
   Includes Feb-Apr/2019 Calendar of Events

8th Graders Taking High School Classes
Hoops for Heart Fundraiser
MS Family Literacy Night
K-5 Family Math Night

2nd Quarter Newsletter

VERY IMPORTANT: Inclement Weather Information
Lost & Found, ASB fundraising campaigns
Highly Capable Program: Referrals were due Jan 30, 2019
   for the 2019-2020 school year

September/2018 Newsletter PLUS Sep-Nov Calendar of Events

This newsletter is filled with IMPORTANT INFORMATION
K-5 School Supply List
New "Ready Math" curriculum for K-8 and the Conscious Discipline Program
Lost & Found: Mark your child's belongings!
 
Important Topics for Parents/Guardians:
Student Handbook, Updating Records, Medications,
Bus Note Procedures, Title I/LAP Programs, and much more