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Come join our Washington ECC family for the 2021-2022 school year.   Please click on the link below, scroll to the bottom of the page, and fill out our pre-application for enrollment.


Upon receipt of the online pre-application a Washington staff member will contact you to schedule an appointment for completion.


Ahora Tomando Aplicaciones

Aplique en linea hoy

Visite el sitio web para completar su Pre-aplicacion

Una vez recibida la PRE-solicitud en linea, un miembro del personal de Head Start se pondra en contacto con usted para programar la entrevista de seguimiento

                       FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS                           August 12, 2021


Head Start  Registration for Washington ECC for the 2021-2022 school year has begun!! Please click on the link below, scroll to the bottom, this is where the application is.





Registration for the 2021-2022 school year has started.  You MUST have all documents with you before registration can take place.

Washington is a PreK Campus.  Your child must be                                3 years old before or on September 1, 2021 or;                                    4 years old before or on September 1, 2021 in order to register        and attend Washington


Washington ECC is a Head Start Campus.   Things you will need to bring with you;

  Birth Certificate-Original only(not a complimentary hospital    one)  For a small fee you may request an official copy at TX.  Department of State Health Services, then under "Online Services"

  • Proof of Income - 2020 Income Tax Return, Supplemental Security Income or TANF
  • Social Security Card - Child and Parent
  • Shot record - Must be up-to-date
  • Proof of Residency-Utility bill( electric, gas or water bill)
  • Drivers License/Texas ID Card/Mexican ID
  • Child's Insurance Card - Medicaid/Chip/Private
  • Medicaid Benefits Letter
  • WIC Card
  • Proof of ECI-(Early Childhood Intervention)if applicable

    To make an appointment for registration please call any of the following numbers.
  • Olga Lara @ 903 727-2615
  • Irene Lara @903 727-2616
  • Benita Guzman @ 903 727-2617
  • Byronne Barnes @ 903 727-2619
Have you ever thought, "Does my child need to stay home from school today?"  If you are not sure then use the chart above to see if they need to stay at home.  For the health of your child and others please do not send your child to school sick 

Prekindergarten School Supplies

2 boxes Classic 10 color markers (with Pink & Gray)                                  1 box EXPO markers                                                                                   2 boxes 24 count regular crayons                                                             1 pkg. medium safety pins                                                                         2 bottles of glue                                                                                         6 glue sticks                                                                                                1 blanket or towel for naptime                                                                    1 average size backpack (NO WHEELS)            

1 COMPLETE change of clothing including underwear and socks.      Please put your child's name in everything.

GIRLS ONLY                                                                                               1 pkg. of manila paper                                                                                      

BOYS ONLY                                                                                                 1 pkg. of Multi Colored construction paper


To help with the cost of supplies, Palestine ISD will provide the following items.

Baby wipes                                                                                                   Disinfecting wipes                                                                                      Lysol Spray     Shaving Cream             Ziplock bags--Sandwich and gallon size                                                    Kleenex





Family Engagement Plan

The PISD plan will provide ongoing campus-family relationship, and provide parents with opportunities to participate in district and campus initiatives.




  1. Facilitate family-to-family support


    1. PISD will provide ongoing services and support to parents through planned family events, where families will be united and provide opportunities to interact with one another in a positive and welcoming atmosphere.
    2. PISD will guide families in working at home with students on literacy. Language, social skill development and positive family communication.


      • PK to kindergarten transitions to Northside
      • Character parade
      • Classroom parties
      • Field trips
      • Parent training each month with brunch provided and informative information by community guest speakers.
      • Beginning and end of year family survey



  2. Establish a network of community resources


    1. PISD will seek out community businesses and local agencies to provide a transparent partnership between school, community, and the home. The community and local agencies will assist in identifying and meeting the needs of families.
    2. Create a working list of organizations to collaborate with in order to provide needed information and resources.


      • Nutrition-WIC
      • Dental
      • GED
      • Special education services
      • Conscious Discipline
      • DPS/ car seat safety
      • County extension office
      • Documented referrals
      • East Texas Food Bank
      • Goodwill
      • Churches
      • Multi-culture center
      • Community Services
      • Social services

        (All meetings provide bilingual translation/support)



  3. Increase family participation in decision-making


    1. Family participation will become a routine part of decision making.
    2. Family involvement in the family engagement plan.
    3. Encourage families to participate in the Campus improvement plan.
    4. Foster the family confidence in regards to their abilities to positively address the needs of their children as well as building positive relationships with the schools.
    5. Assist in achieving and maintaining high levels of family involvement and positive family attitudes towards education.

      • Provide feedback and input on Family Engagement Plan
      • Parent/Teacher conferences
      • Parent Volunteers
      • Policy council
      • Campus Improvement Plan
      • District Improvement Plan
      • Family Engagement Plan
      • School Calendar
      • Home visits
      • Parent Orientation



  4. Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning


    1. Parent training will provide modeling, question/answers, to support positive and emotional information for families at home.
    2. Best practices for age appropriate development.


      • CLI parent information
      • Frog Street parent information
      • Field trips
      • Transition meetings
      • Community speakers
      • District speakers

  5. Develop staff skills in evidence-based practices that support families in meeting their children’s learning benchmarks

    1. Professional Development will be an ongoing resource to educators to improve parent communication. Promote Family engagement as a core strategy to improve teaching and learning among all staff.


      • District Professional development
      • Campus Staff Development
      • Region 7 training
      • Evaluation of plans
      • Conscious discipline



  6. Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous improvement


  1. Document and monitor family involvement activities and assess the needs of families.
  2. Address family surveys
  3. Set goals at home visits, conferences, etc. to identify strengths, interests, and needs


  • Sign in sheets at all family engagements events. Ex. Field trips, parties, fall fests, etc.
  • Parent information for future parent events

Students 1st day of school is Thursday August 12, 2021

Our Mission...
The Mission of Palestine Independent School District is to foster relationships that Excite, Engage, and Empower our students and community to achieve Excellence.

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