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Welcome to Julius A Wendt Elementary School

Current Openings:
School-Based Therapist

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School Closures and Delays
Wahkiakum Schools are operating as usual.
Posted 9/2/2019 9:25:11 PM
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2019-2020 School Calendar

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Lunch Menu & Prices

How to Qualify for
Priced Meals for
the 2019-2020 School Year

Late Start Thursdays
Starting Thursday, Sept 5th
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

Elementary School Events

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Weds, Dec 11

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Christmas Concert

Community is invited!
Weds, Dec 18, 2:00p, MPR

Next PTO Meeting
Typically 2nd Weds of Month
at 3:30pm

Elementary Library

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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

Tuesday, Dec 10
2nd Qtr Mid-term

School Board Meetings
Regular Meeting
Thursday, Dec 19
5:00pm, HS Library

Image: Upcoming Winter Concert at Wahkiakum High School SAVE THIS DATE:
Thursday, Dec 19, 7pm, WHS Gym
Winter MS & HS Band Concert
Come enjoy some music and get into the holiday spirit!

Winter Break
Monday, Dec 23 - Friday, Jan 3

School Resumes:
Monday, Jan 6

Friday, January 20
Martin Luther King Day

Friday, January 24
K-8 2nd Qtr Ends
HS 1st Semester Ends

Friday, January 24
Teacher In-Service Day
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Check Out the
Winter Sports Schedules!

Games start on Dec 3

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Re-play Previous Games/Events on the WSD YouTube Channel
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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.

The Latest News
from Our Principal, Nikki Reese

2nd Quarter Newsletter PLUS Nov-Jan Calendar of Events

2nd Quarter Midterm is Friday, Dec 6
   Students in grades 4-8 will bring home
      their reports on Friday, Dec 6
   Parents are asked to sign and return a slip
      confirming receipt by Weds, Dec 11
Please read the newsletter for more detailed information

VERY IMPORTANT: Inclement Weather Information
Lost & Found
Highly Capable Program:
Referral forms available early Jan/2020 for the 2020-2021 school year

Photo: J A Wendt Elementary Students Return to a Red Carpet - Wahkiakum School District - Cathlamet, WA Images of Special Events

 A red carpet and the welcoming faces of our K-5 teachers and staff welcomed EACH of our K-5 students back to school!
The energy was high and each student felt so very special.

Wahkiakum School District has an annual tradition of writing essays and having ceremonies to honor our Veterans.
Photo: J A Wendt Elementary Students Honor Our Veterans - Wahkiakum School District - Cathlamet, WA

Logo Image: Skyward Family and Student Access - Wahkiakum School District Skyward Family Access

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 through this site.

Every parent is automatically enrolled for Family Access when they have students in the school. Your login should be your first.last name and your password should be password. Please call the school office at 360-795-3261 if it does not work.

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 Students Learn in the Garden - 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

Image: The Wahkiakum Elementary School Garden Entry Gate - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA Annual events include the ever-popular Harvest Festival in October and the Mother's Day Plant Sale in May.

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

September/2019 Newsletter

Important Topics for Parents/Guardians:
K-5 School Supply List
Student Handbook, Updating Records, Medications
IMPORTANT! Bus Note Procedures
Title I/LAP Programs
Spring/2019 Assessment results to be mailed late September
Family Access and much more

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

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