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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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School Closures and Delays
Schools on Regular Schedule
Posted 9/4/2018 2:06:37 PM
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2018-2019 School Calendar

Icon: School Lunch Menu - What's for Lunch? This Month's
Lunch Menu & Prices

How to Qualify for
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)

Middle School Bell Schedule

Middle School Events

Image: The Warriors at JC Thomas Middle School, Cathlamet, WA MS Sports Schedules
Come out and
support the Warriors!

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

Image: PTO Popcorn Day, Grades K-8, Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA PTO Popcorn Day
Friday, Nov 9

Image: Scholastic Book Fair, Grades K-8, Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA Fall Book Fair
Nov 15-20, 8a - 4p
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

Looking for Childcare for
Late-Start Thursdays?

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

Upcoming District Events

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Fall Sports Are
Going Strong!

Support the Mules at
Post Season Games

Check Out ALL the
Fall Sports Schedules!


Monday, November 12
Veterans' Day Observed

School Board Meetings
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Nov 20

5:30pm, HS Library

Fri, Nov 16 and
Mon/Tues, Nov 19-20

K-12 Early Release at 11:30a
for Teacher Conferences

Happy Thanksgiving!
K-12 Early Release at 11:30a
on Wednesday, Nov 21

Thursday/Friday, Nov 22/23

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

Photo: Wahkiakum High School Yearbooks Now on Sale
WHS 2018 Annuals
and Previous Yearbooks
On Sale Now

Click for Details

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Photo: View of the Entrance to the John C Thomas Middle School, Cathlamet, WA

John C Thomas Middle School serves 6th, 7th, and 8th 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

Grades 6-8 1st Quarter Conferences: Nov 16, 19, and 20

Teacher Conferences for Middle School will be in the afternoons on Mon/Tues, Nov 19-20.

ALL Grades K-12 will have EARLY RELEASE at 11:30a on Friday, Nov 16 and Mon-Weds, Nov 19-21.

September/2018 Newsletter PLUS Sep-Nov Calendar of Events

This newsletter is filled with IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Middle 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, Sports Eligibility at MS, and much more

Logo Image: Skyward Family and Student Access - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA 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.

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.

Our Amazing School Garden

Image: 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

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 Middle School 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 in our community 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

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

Read about annual test preparations, as well as K-5 robotics lessons and MS "country projects"
Check out this newsletter for specific testing dates for individual grades
Summer school will be available for students who qualify for LAP and Title I services
Lost & Found

Information for Middle School Students:
8th graders taking WHS classes are eligible for HS credit - read this newsletter to learn more
8th Grade Athletes: Keep your grades up for WHS sports eligibility

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

Staffing changes for LAP program and K/1 classroom
MS Family Math Night (Feb 22)
GEAR UP Parent Meeting (Feb 22)
Family Literacy Night (March)

   MS spring track practice begins March 5
      Remember... only plastic bats and "softie" balls for recess

   Spring Testing (March 5 - June 9)

2nd Quarter Newsletter

January Calendar of Events

VERY IMPORTANT: Inclement Weather Information
   about School Closure and Delays

Teacher in-service training on helping students to develop
   self-regulation skills
Lost & Found, ASB fundraising campaigns