Join us in celebrating the retirement of our Administrative Secretary, Mrs. Williams!
FROM THE DESK OF SUSAN BARRANGER, WGES PRINCIPAL
Washington Grove is an elementary school in Gaithersburg that is the weekday home to 400+ students and close to 80 staff members. It is a place that is committed to positive relationships through our SHELL expectations:
S – Show respect
H – Have a positive attitude
E – Encourage others
L – Listen to directions
L – Love learning
Our new school year has just gotten underway and, with it, some exciting upgrades:
- A continuing professional development program with Towson University has brought us two senior interns
- Curriculum 2.0 implementation is now complete in Kindergarten through Grade 5, as is a new standards-based report card
Our School Improvement Plan this year has our teachers focusing on students’ skills at communicating (active listening and effective writing and speaking) and a deep understanding in mathematics. In addition, we are all working this year on increasing students’ persistence when the going gets tough!
Check out our biweekly newsletter (below) to keep current on important information about our Washington Grove school community.
Click here for Ms. Barranger's latest NEWS.
Wednesday, December 04
field trip: grade 3 to
Friday, December 06
5th graders' fundraiser: Movie Night
Monday, December 09
No PEP classes
Tuesday, December 10
School Family Assembly
WGES PTA Fundraiser:
Thursday, December 12
Come Read with Mrs. Moran: fairy tales
Monday, December 23
Winter break begins
Tuesday, December 24
Holiday - Christmas
Wednesday, December 25
Holiday - Christmas
Thursday, December 26
Friday, December 27
Monday, December 30
Tuesday, December 31
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WGES welcomes Soar Child Care They will be providing before and after care for Washington Grove Elementary School beginning this Fall. For more information, and to register, visit them at Soar Child Care.