Mr. Braswell, Principal
Welcome forward to the 2018-2019 school year. We are preparing to commence with a new school year and I wanted to welcome you and your child to the start of a new beginning. As a school community, we believe education is the fundamental key to unlocking possibilities and unmatched potential on the part of your child/ren. As a district, we share in the journey you are on with your child as they venture towards new experiences in learning as they prepare for college and/or future endeavors.
Increasing levels of student performance is our mission and ongoing pursuit towards excellence, but we understand it will require hands across the community to support this mission. Assist us in the following ways by ensuring when your child/ren come to school each day they are well rested and ready to learn. Attendance and arriving on time are also important- we do not want our students to miss valuable instructional time, so please make sure your child arrives on time every day. In addition, uniforms have become a valuable part of our educational process, as it takes away barriers and creates an even playing field for all students, so we require students were their uniforms daily. At Washington Rose Elementary School, we wear our uniforms the entire school year.
We also ask that you support us by making sure your child understands that school is important and success in school is something that your family values. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education do better in school.
Therefore, I hope you will be an active partner with us, whether you choose to join our district parent-teacher group, volunteer at the school or take part in special events. We welcome your involvement in our school. Parental involvement and engagement is important to the success of any school or district.
I also encourage you to stay in touch with your child’s teacher or teachers and with me if you have any questions during the school year. Working together, I know we can make this a great year at Washington Rose Elementary School and I look forward to collaborating with you this year to educate the whole child.
Mr. Clyde A. Braswell
Washington Rose Elementary School
Tel: (516) 345-7600
Fax: (516) 345-7690
Mr. J. Alexander Finch , Vice Principal
Congratulations to the Washington Rose Spelling Bee Winners! In a surprise ending, first grader Kyleen Cabrera from Ms. Beno’s class won the grades 1-3 Spelling Bee, defeating her peers with the word “majestic” in the 15th round. The grade 2 winner is Aliyah Morris from Mrs. Watford’s class and the grade 3 winner is Naomi Morales from Mrs. Greenwood’s class. Emily Cabrera, fifth grader in Ms. Jennings class, seized the big title this year from the 4 through 6 grade contestants in round 18 with the word “writhing.” Emily was also our 4th grade winner last year. Stefani Portillofrom Mrs. Pieragostini’s class and Camilla Cruz from Mr. Thomas’s class are the grade level winners respectively for grades 4 and 6. We are very proud of all of our spelling participants! Washington Rose Elementary School will send those top winners to the District Bee on March 12, 2019.
The Roosevelt PTSA Washington Rose reads Pajama Party was a great success, students, parents, teachers and administrators came together to celebrate the importance of reading. This event was the first Washington Rose PTSA meeting of the school year, the next PTSA meeting will be on Monday, November 19 at 7 p.m.
On Friday, October 5, 2018, students from Centennial, Ulysses Byas and Washington Rose schools had the unique opportunity to meet Astronaut Robert (Hoot) Gibson at the Cradle of Aviation. Our young astronauts explore what it is like to work and live in space as well as, learn about career opportunities in science, astronomy, engineering and music. The field trip also integrated science and music, by providing students with the opportunity to listen to musical selections of Windsync. Students learned how woodwind instruments produce sound. They were able to explore the flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and the bassoon while listening to classical masterpieces by Bach. This was an excellent opportunity for our young scientists to extend learning outside of the classroom. Roosevelt school district was also mentioned in the article below. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/hoot-gibson-cradle-aviation-museum-1.21515354