District Announcements

2014 - 2015 Kearny School District HIB Grade

Washington School Happenings

Ms. Almeida’s 4th and 5th period class were this year’s winners for the Achieve 3000 Read to Succeed contest!  Their remarkable literacy achievement makes Ms. Almeida extremely proud of them. From all the classes that completed Achieve3000 lessons over the contest period, her class completed the most. It's proven that the more lessons students complete, the greater their reading gains, and her students have built outstanding reading gains over the contest period.

Daily Announcements

The fourth grade classes competed in an Easter Egg Math competition. Students worked together by solving math problems to repair the Easter Bunny's broken eggs. Mrs. McCole's class claimed first place with over 120 eggs in their basket! All of the students did a great job!

Washington School decided to pair up and help the KHS CANstruction project by doing a can drive.  The students were excited to help with the project!  The top 4 classrooms to donate are as follows and their prize is a class visit to see their donated cans being used to make the structures.  


1st Place - Mr. Bauer with 162 cans
2nd Place - Mrs. Borkowski with 148 cans
Tie for 3rd Place - Ms. Dunn and Ms. Sansone with 147 cans

On March 2nd, we had so many wonderful readers donate their time to the students at Washington School!  Some of our fantastic readers were the KHS Track and REACH students, Nicole Distano (chiropractor), Mr. Dyl, Mr. Borroso, and Mr. Mastandrea (all Kearny firefighters), Mrs. Carey, Mrs. Monaghan, Mrs. Zarcone, Mrs. Ringele, Mrs. Wagner, and Mr. Rusek (all former Washington School teachers), and our very own 4th graders read to our kindergartners.  In addition to our wonderful guest readers, we did D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) announcements all week and had Crazy Hat Day to honor Cat in the Hat.  We can't wait for Read Across America Day next year!



Miss Dunn's class has spent a tremendous amount of time and effort in creating their very own hardcover class book. The class learned a great deal abut the publishing process while they improved their vocabulary and writing skills. Miss Dunn's class is very proud and excited about their beautiful work!

At Washington, we celebrated our very first Ice Cream Social to celebrate students who received Student of the Month!  Shop Rite in Kearny were kind enough to donate to the project.  We plan to do a celebration every two months to honor those who received certificates.  We had a party on February 18th for September and October recipients and on February 25th for November and December recipients.  The Washington PTA were also a huge help in getting this project off the ground!



On February 17th, students in Pre-K through 3rd at Washington School were honored with another special visit from Ronald McDonald. During this assembly, Ronald taught us what's on the inside matters. We learned a lot about good character!



On Monday, February 22nd, at Washington School we celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up like we were 100 years old. Here are some of the fabulous outfits some of students and staff were sporting to celebrate the event!



We had our first Zumba fundraiser on February 17th. Mrs. Coleman, a physical education teacher from Garfield school was kind enough to donate her time to the cause. We raised over $400 that will go towards events and activities at Washington School.


 Omega Man assembly to honor Respect Week and School Violence Awareness Week in October

Winners from our Annual Pumpkin Contest.

1st Place:    Eden Ortiz from Mrs. Hogan’s class 
2nd Place:    Francesca Velasquez from Mrs. Borkowski’s class  
3rd Place:    Bryan Guevara from Mrs. Bellenger’s class
Honorable Mentions: Haley Felix in Mrs. Hogan’s class & Illiana Araque in Mrs. Szeluga’s class


Pictured is an assembly we had for Pennies for Patients. Washington School students and staff participated in our first ever Pennies for Patients program in December. The fundraiser supported children with cancer. In three weeks we raised over $2,100. The fundraiser was a huge success as our original goal was $1,200!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 25
Parent Involvement
ASI Parent Involvement Night - Franklin School
Friday, May 27
District Event
School Closed - Unused Snow Day
Monday, May 30
District Event
Schools Closed - Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31
District Event
School Closed - Unused Snow Day
Thursday, June 2
District Event
PM In-service Single Session