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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
Wahkiakum Schools are operating as usual.
Posted 2/26/2018 1:56:07 PM
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2017-2018 School Calendar
(Updated 3/5/18 with
snow make-up days)

Image: Thank you from the Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA The 2/13/18 Ballot results are in and the District says
"Thank You, Voters" for passing the 4-Year WSD Replacement Enrichment Levy

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

How to Qualify for
Priced Meals for
the 2017-2018 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

MS Sports Schedules
Image: The Warriors at JC Thomas Middle School, Cathlamet, WA Spring Track
1st Meet is Mar 21
at Rainier
Season runs
thru May 2
Come out and
support the Warriors!

MS Massed Band
Monday, April 16
Woodland, WA

Next PTO Meeting:
Tuesday, April 12, 3:15pm
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 PTO President Stephanie Johnson at
360-795-3261 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

Image: Wahkiakum Mules Spring Sports Season Mules and Warrior Sports News
Spring Sports Have Started!
Check Out the
Spring Sports Schedules!

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

Regular School Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 20
5:30pm, HS Library

Friday, March 30
Snow MAKE-UP Day

ELPA21 Testing
English Language
Learners Assessment
Feb 1 - Mar 30
Learn More About the ELPA21 Assessment

Spring Break
April 2-6

Monday, April 9
Teacher In-Service Day

Wednesday, April 11
K-8 3rd Qtr Ends
High School Mid-term

Image: Annual Student Testing and Assessments
Annual Student Testing
Mar 5-Jun 8
Learn More About the New Smarter Balanced Assessment

Want to Re-Play Some
Mules Games or Other Events?

Visit the WSD YouTube Channel OR the NFHS Network
Learn More About the WSD Broadcasting Club

Photo: Wahkiakum High School Yearbooks Now on Sale
On Sale!
2011-2016 WHS Annuals
2016 WHS Graduation DVD

Click for Details on
Annuals and DVDs

Click for More Events

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

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)

3rd Quarter Midterm is Feb 28
   Students in grades 4-8 will bring home
      their reports on Tuesday, March 6
   Parents are asked to sign a slip
      confirming receipt by Friday, March 9

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

   English Language Learners Assessment (Feb-Mar)
   Spring Testing (March 5 - June 9)

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

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

September/2017 Newsletter

Middle School Supplies List