J A Wendt Elementary School

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

Position Open: K-8 (Elementary & Middle School) Principal

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  School Closures and Delays
Schools on Regular Schedule
Posted 3/9/2017 9:28:10 PM
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Lunch Menu & Prices

How to Qualify for
Free/Reduced Priced Meals

2016-2017 School Calendar
(Updated 3/23/17 with
snow make-up days)

K-5 Bell Schedule

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)

Elementary School Events

WSD Kindergarten

April 17-21

RIF - Reading is Fundamental
Wednesday, March 8

K-5 Assembly
Thurs, Mar 16, 2:20

Character Counts:

ASB Campaigns and Elections
Sign up to run for ASB Office: March 6-10
Campaign Days: March 13-17
Election Day: March 17

Next PTO Meeting:
Monday, Mar 13, 6pm
Elem Staff Lounge

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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 PTO President Bobbie Gaines at
360-431-3661 or email her:

Looking for Childcare for
Late-Start Thursdays?

Contact the
St. James Family Center,
which is offering a special
$5/hour rate on Thursdays.

Upcoming District Events

Missoula Children's Theatre
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Alice in Wonderland

Audition & Rehearsals
March 20-25
Performances on
Saturday, March 25

WHS Gym: 3pm & 5:30pm

Friday, March 31
Teacher In-Service Day

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Check out the Spring Sports Schedules!

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Spring Break
April 3-7

Special School Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 11
5:30pm, HS Library

Thursday, April 13
K-8 3rd Qtr Ends
High School Mid-term

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

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April 18-19

Visit WHS Broadcasting Club's
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MORE videos!

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On Sale!
2011-2016 WHS Annuals
2016 WHS Graduation DVD

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School Closures and Delays

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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.

VERY IMPORTANT: The WSD School Calendar has been updated for snow make-up days.

This Month's Newsletter
from Our Principal, Theresa Libby

March/2017 Newsletter

Weather Related Closures and Delay Info:
      School Closure Info
The District also informs families via the School Messenger Calling System
Thank you to everyone for following the bus notes and student pick-up procedures

Image: Missoula Children's Theatre at Wahkiakum School District March 20-25: Missoula Childrens Theatre, Alice in Wonderland: Try-outs, Practice, and Performances

April 17-21: Kindergarten Registration for Fall/2017

Detailed information on the school Gmail student email accounts
Learn more about the K-8 financial literacy curriculum
Policies on baseballs at school
Want to volunteer for field trips?
   Stop by the office and complete a Volunteer Form

English Language Learners Assessments, Feb 2-Mar 30
SBA/MSP Testing Mar 6-Jun 9 (details in newsletter)

Our Amazing School Garden

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.

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.

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.

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

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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. The families who have been using it really like it.

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.

On-Going J A Wendt Fundraisers

Image: Fred Meyer Community Rewards Fundraiser Supports the J A Wendt Elementary PTO - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA 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 Fred Meyer Rewards Card? Click here to learn more, 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 - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA 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 in the Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA 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, Theresa Libby

February/2017 Newsletter
Learn about supporting JA Wendt Elementary through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
Importance of Regular School Attendance
If you haven't already, sign up for Family Access

January/2017 Newsletter
2nd NOTICE: Procedure for Bus Notes (Very Important!!!)

Highly Capable Program Referrals Were Due Jan 18, 2017
Lost & Found: Remember to mark your child's name in their clothing, backpacks, etc.

December/2016 Newsletter
Holiday Gift Shoppe
Fundraising for Angel Tree Families
Winter Band and Choir Concert
2nd Quarter Midterm Reports mailed by December 5
Lost & Found: Remember to mark your child's name in their clothing, backpacks, etc.

November/2016 Newsletter
1st quarter report cards were shared at the conferences
Learn more about Friday Club Time, Electives, and Study Hall
Learn about the MS Kindness Campaign: THINK Before You Speak and Don't Be Afraid to FAIL

October/2016 Newsletter
Informational meeting on Title I, LAP (Learning Assistance Program), and ELL (English Language Learners) programs.
All parents of Title I/LAP students encouraged to attend.

Other News:
LOTS of MS ASB activities coming up!
4H Robotics Club Team Schedules and Parent Informational Meeting
Procedure for Bus Notes (Very Important!!)
Opting Out of Releasing Student Information and Photos

September/2016 Newsletter
Welcome Back! Take Time to Read This Newsletter!

Check Your Emergency Contact Info on Skyward
K-5 School Supply List
This Year's Student Handbook
No Excuses at JA Wendt Elementary - wear your
    JA Wendt t-shirts every Monday and on assembly days
Mark Your Child's Belongings to Minimize Lost & Found
Updating Records, Medications at School, Parenting Plans, and Student Accident and Sickness Coverage

May-June/2016 Newsletter
Summer School for Make-up Credit for Grades 6-8
Lost & Found
End-of-Year Calendar of Events
Have a Great Summer!

April/2016 Newsletter
SBA/MSP Testing Mar 7-Jun 10 (details in newsletter)
Thank You! We've appreciated the parent notes about changes in plans and absences.
Great job, actors and community volunteers! Missoula Childrens Theatre was a huge success.