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Fall Conferences 2018 - 10/16 & 10/17

We hope all families will take advantage of the Parent-Teacher Conferences being offered this Fall. Conference options are:

Tuesday 10/16 @ 4:00-8:00pm (Arena Drop-in Style -- Teachers in Main Gym)  [no appointment needed]
  - Meeting: "Stanadardized Testing Accomodations for Students with IEPs/504 Plans" @ 6:30pm (room 017)
  - Counselors: Drop-in Booth (near main gym)
*Enter through Door 5 or Door 6

Wednesday 10/17 @ 8:00am-12:00pm &  (Classroom Drop-in Style -- Teachers in Classrooms)  [no appointment needed]
  - Counselors: Office open; Drop-ins welcome 
*Enter through Door 10 or Door 3
 

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Annual Poinsettia Sale - Benefiting Washburn Cares

Enjoy the beauty of poinsettias and know you're making a difference at Washburn. 

All proceeds for this sale are used by the Washburn Cares Committee to help meet basic needs of our students, especially our homeless and highly mobile students. Washburn Cares helps get donations of the following items for students/families in need:
  • School supplies and backpacks
  • Winter gear
  • Toiletries
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Discounted activity/dance tickets and yearbooks
  • Free senior pictures.  
Thanks for lightening the load for families! 
 
ORDER WINDOW: Monday, October 15 to Sunday, October 28
PICKUP/DELIVERY: Thursday, December 6 from 4:00 to 7:00pm, room 106A
 
*NEW $5 delivery within 2-mile radius of WHS
**PLUS giveaways for every 15th order-gift cards, coffee, wine, t-shirts, and more! 

 

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Application for Educational Benefits

It's extremely important that families complete the Applications for Educational Benefits (previously known as Free/Reduced Lunch Form). This form determines eligibility for benefits such as free/reduced, testing waivers, reduced athletic fees, and more. The overall budget of Washburn is also dependent on how many students complete this form. Even if you don't think you qualify based on your income level, when you complete an application for educational benefits you help your school secure vital state and federal funding. Last year, families who completed the request for educational benefits application helped MPS secure over $55,000,000 in state funding. This form must be completed EACH school year. Fill out your application today! https://www.schoolcafe.com/

*Turn in forms before your student's account accumlates debt and has an outstanding balance! Some students have a grace period until October 9th if they were on Free/Reduced lunch last year at Washburn. Students new to Washburn are already being charged for lunches until the form is submitted and the family is found eligible. 

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Parent Portal - A Resource for Grades & Attendance

Parent involvement is crucial to student academic success. The Parent Portal is a tool for you to stay informed and engaged in your child’s education. The Parent Portal gives parents and guardians access to:

  • View your child’s grades, transcript and MCA results
  • See your child’s schedule
  • Monitor your child's attendance
  • Communicate with your child’s teachers
  • Stay current on homework, projects and deadlines
  • View contact information

Sign Up or Log in Today!

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PSAT is Sold Out

The PSAT is sold out. Students can register for the waiting list here: www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/241695. The wait list is only open through 10/10. If you are no longer planning on taking the test, please cancel your registration via Total Registration so other students have the opportunity to test. Expect further information concerning the October 24 PSAT test date via email from Tara Mennitt. Testing Info

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Join the Volunteer Database

The best functioning schools have strong partnerships with families. Washburn seeks to have a Volunteer Database to use when we need help for various events. By completing this form you are expressing interest in receiving emails soliciting volunteer needs for various things throughout the year. You can also  let us know about specific interests. We thank you in advance for being part of making our school great.
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ESSA Letter to Families - MN State Rating System

You may have heard in the news about Minnesota’s new school rating and support system, which is called the North Star Excellence and Equity System.  You can learn more at http://mpls.k12.mn.us/ESSA. The enclosed letter contains more information about what this new system means for our school. 
PDF ESSA Letter

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