- Band and Orchestra
- Break the Internet
- Coding Club
- Dance Fit Club
- Gadgets, Games, & Gizmos
- Girls on the Run
- Lunch Clubs
- Newspaper Club
- Safety Patrol
- Student Council
BAND and ORCHESTRA
We are proud to be able to offer instrument lessons to our 4th and 5th grade students here at Washington School! Under the direction of professional musician Remoh Mosley-Aviles, your child can study an instrument once a week, during the school day. The students will present a concert or recital at least twice a year (Winter/Spring). The instrument choices vary from Band and Orchestra.
Band instruments consist of the Flute Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, and Percussion (Drums). Orchestra instruments consist of the Violin, Viola*, and the Cello. The orchestra instruments can be sized to fit your child’s arm length. The Band instruments are the full size that an adult would play. This should be considered when choosing an instrument and the teacher can assist in that process.
*Viola- The viola is similar to the violin and often times gets overlooked. It is a vital voice in the orchestra. Many colleges and universities lack students who play viola and therefore scholarship opportunities are offered for this instrument.
Join Miss. Tomasiello, Mrs. Walchez, and Miss. Witkowski in a fun wild crazy adventure to Break the Internet… Ok not literally!
We will be hosting a technology club. During this time your 1st grade student will learn how to use their Ipad: various apps, become familiar with the digital keyboard, become digital citizens in school and at home, and lots more.
WELCOME TO WASHINGTON SCHOOL CHORUS!
I am Jill Rokosz and I am the general music teacher and chorus director at Washington School.
Washington School’s chorus is open to all 4th and 5th grade students. We perform in two concerts each year - one in December and one at the end of the year.
Rehearsals happen during music class and occasionally during recess.
There are no tryouts - all 4th and 5th graders can be part of chorus.
If your child is interested in joining the chorus, they will bring a permission form home in the beginning of November. Be on the lookout for that form.
In the meantime, all 4th and 5th grade students have access to their google music classroom. The chorus songs and other music activities are/will be posted on the classroom. I will also use this classroom to communicate with parents about chorus events.
If you have any questions, please email me at:
“We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”
Girls on the Run is a transformational learning program for 8 to 13 year-old girls. We teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their inner confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. Girls will participate in the Girls on the Run 5k on November 24th in Somerville, NJ. The Girls on the Run 5k is open to the public and families are encouraged to run. The registration fee for the race is $20, information on registering will be sent via email.
For more information please contact Donna York at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaches: Mrs. Ring, Mrs. Schaffter & Mrs. Toth
I am excited to announce that this year we will have two art clubs: Primary Art Club (for Grade 2) and Intermediate Art Club (for Grades 3-5), that will each meet during lunch and recess every other Wednesday! The Art Club will provide an opportunity for students to build on their current skills while exploring additional materials to express themselves creatively! It, in turn, provides me the opportunity to work more closely with the students to further nurture and support their interest and talents in a different environment.
Based on enrollment, further information will follow regarding exact dates.
I greatly look forward to this new adventure in Art!
El Club De Español (Spanish Club)
Ms. Kate Goldberg
This year we will be starting a fun and engaging club at Washington Elementary! During lunchtime, students will have the opportunity to eat with me, Señorita Goldberg! But we will not just be eating our lunches together…we will be traveling all over the world!
Throughout our lunch periods, the students and I will be exploring new cities, cultures and traditions while traveling to several Latin American countries. The students will make their own passports, suitcases, and souvenirs from each city, while continuing to learn about the Spanish language. Sign up and become a world traveler!
Advisor: Ms. Wirtanen
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! New issues to come!
Club Guidelines: Creativity! Good Writing Skills! Humor! Cooperation!
All of the above traits are needed to be a good reporter. We will be working as a team to create and publish our first issue of the school newspaper. As with any group project, there need to be some guidelines. Here they are:
- Be positive! Always give positive feedback to fellow reporters.
- Be creative! We will need to “brainstorm” ideas so open your mind to new possibilities.
- Be accurate! Yes, spelling counts in a newspaper (especially people’s names). Also, make sure you have the facts
- Be courteous! We all like it when someone is nice to us, so be nice to others.
The Washington School Safety Patrol program is a voluntary group of fourth and fifth grade students. All patrols are recommended by our school staff, and have demonstrated superior citizenship throughout their time at our school. This year we have 37 safety patrols, including 3 lieutenants and 1 captain.
Our safety patrols dedicate their time by arriving at school early and leaving late. They hold ten different posts throughout the school and help all students begin and end the school day safely. Example of duties that our patrols perform are: assisting kindergarten students, allowing buses/vans to enter the driveway, organizing the dismissal of bus/van students, working with crossing guards, and aiding our teachers with the arrival and dismissal of the students in all grades.
Students who wish to be apart of this program in the future, should demonstrate ALL of the "Pillars of Character" each and every day!
Student Council is a great way for fourth and fifth grade students to learn about leadership at Washington Elementary School. If elected, students will have an opportunity to partake in school fundraising, the organization of special events and activities, and eliciting school spirit. Student Council members will develop a sense of autonomy that allows them to have a voice in decisions that affect their peers. The club is student-driven and teacher facilitated, which fosters democracy and community within our building.