Stewart Elementary School
Teacher Appreciation Week PDF Print E-mail

Thank you to the Washington Community School District teachers! Teacher Appreciation Week is recognized nationally during the second full week of May each year. It is a super time to reflect upon the great teachers that have influenced your life; as well as the teachers affecting the lives of the people around you. Our teachers play a crucial role in making sure every student receives a quality education. Hats off to ALL the teachers in our world! During this special week be sure to show your appreciation. We love our teachers at Washington Community Schools!

Stewart: Wild About Reading Month PDF Print E-mail

Stewart Elementary wrapped up WILD ABOUT READING MONTH with a Safari Pajama Party. Students were able to spend time reading with their stuffed animals brought from home in the comfort of wearing their pajamas. Stewart students read 104,848 total minutes during our month long reading event. There were 132 students who read 360 minutes or more during reading month. Those students had their pictures displayed on the Safari Reader Leader wall. Great job & keep reading!

STEWART: Caring Counts! PDF Print E-mail

The recent CHARACTER ASSEMBLY at Stewart Elementary was all about CARING. Each student in Mr. Ross’s classroom had the opportunity to share with fellow students and staff what it means to be "caring". All second grade students sang a song from their "CARE-acter" Counts concert. We ended our assembly by acknowledging some of our amazing volunteers & letting them how much we care about them. We CARE at Stewart Elementary!

STEWART: National Volunteer Appreciation Week PDF Print E-mail

The Washington Community School District would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers. National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 6th-13th and we could not be more grateful to our volunteers. Pictured here you will see several of our volunteers at Stewart Elementary; we love the spirit and fun of our volunteers. At Stewart, we are lucky enough to have over 30 classroom volunteers this year! Pictured here you see just a handful of them and we couldn't be more proud that they are part of the Stewart team! Thank you for being such an important part of our WCSD team and making a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you to ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS district wide within the Washington Community School District!

Stewart: Pick a Better Snack PDF Print E-mail

First graders at Stewart Elementary learned how sugars hide in food & beverages through the Pick a Better Snack Program offered by the Washington County Extension. This program is designed to motive children to eat more fruits & vegetables in meals/ snacks and to be more physically active. Each week Amy Green, 4-H/youth coordinator, visits Stewart Elementary first grade classrooms to talk about healthy snacks, making healthy choices and students get to sample a particular fruit/ vegetable of the day. Recently, students learned that a healthy daily meal plan can include 8 tsp (32 grams) of sugar. They discussed how sugars can often hide in drinks/ snacks. They also counted/ measured the correct number of sugar cubes hidden in several different beverages. Students from Tracy Strabala’s class show some of the hidden sugar results: Aubrey displays that water= no sugar; Luke shows a fruit squeeze= 2.25 tsp of sugar; Isabella holds apple juice= 8 tsp sugar; Justice shows Mt. Dew= over 19 tsp of sugar in a 20 oz bottle (that is over 2x the suggested amt of sugar for one day). The Pick a Better Snack program is supported by a grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, Fareway, Noon Kiwanis, and Optimists. If you have any questions about the Pick a Better Snack program or would like to volunteer, please call the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811.


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