Washington Weekly

Friday, January 25, 2019


Mr. Russell, Principal - 414.773.1805

Mrs. Schram, Administrative Assistant - 414.773.1805

Mrs. Hill-Gordon - Educational Assistant - 414.773.1806

Attendance Line - 414.773.1802

Winter Parent Teacher Conferences 18-19

Schools that are successful in increasing student learning have staff who provide parents and students with frequent and ongoing communication regarding academic and social emotional learning goals. This occurs in a variety of ways including but not limited to: phone calls, emails, newsletters, hand-written notes, spontaneous conversations, curriculum presentations, blogs, open houses, and face to face scheduled conferences. Research and practice show us that a process that engages parents and students in setting, monitoring and updating learning goals increases student achievement. Hopefully, at this point in the year you have had multiple opportunities to connect with your teacher(s) about your child(ren)’s progress.

In the fall, the conference calendar allowed us an opportunity to meet with as many families as possible to build relationships and understanding about the school year as well as share student progress. There are two evenings and one full day for teachers to schedule parent teacher conferences. We are thankful for your support and participation as we met with nearly 100% of ALL Washington families.

For the upcoming winter conferences, there are only two evening dates on the calendar planned for parent teacher conferences. As a result, teachers are limited to how many families they can meet with over the two evenings. As was the case last year, our winter conferences will be scheduled on a teacher or parent request basis as there are only two evenings scheduled for conferences. Parents should not feel as if these conferences are mandatory, especially as teachers will not be able to meet with all families on these two evenings.

Those parents who do not request a face-to-face conference will continue to receive updates about current progress from teachers. Parents who wish to meet face-to-face on the evenings of Thursday, February 14th and Tuesday, February 19th, should be on the lookout for further information from your child’s teacher for directions on how to sign up.

Help Troop 10110!

Girl Scout Troop 10110 is having a food drive. For all the details, click on flyer. Donations can be dropped off in the box by the school office.

Plastic Collection-Girl Scout Junior Troop 8689

The Washington Junior's Troop is doing a plastic collection. For all the details on what plastics they are collecting and where to place your donations in the school building, click HERE.

Registration Fee Waived

For the month of January, Right At School will wave the registration fee for all new enrolling families! That's right, all families who enroll with Right At School will pay a $0 registration fee if they register by January 31!

Please click on flyer for more details.

Girls On The Run Spring Session!

Girls on the Run Spring Session is just around the corner!!! It’s an experience that makes amazing memories amongst your peers! Let us know if your child is interested in joining!

We are also looking for coaches to help coach either 1 of 2 practices per week, over a 10 week calendar. Benefits: working with amazing girls, encouraging confidence and empowerment! Train to run a 5K, Coach’s daughters receive 50% off registration, 30% discount at Athleta!!! Interested?! Contact Andrea Savage or Laura Chudzik Geisler.


Raptor Security System

Over break our IT department installed an updated Raptor System throughout the school district. Unfortunately all licensing information we had stored in the old system did not transfer over therefore we are asking that you bring in your drivers license to the office to be re-scanned. Thanks for your understanding!

Important Dates

Wed, Jan 30 - Early Release, 2:20 dismissal

Sat, Feb 9 - Sweetheart Dance

Mon, Feb 18 - No School

Thurs, Mar 7 - Science Fair

PTA Update...

SAVE THE DATE! Twinkle with your star at this year's Sweetheart Dance: Saturday, Feb. 9. Information to pre-register will be coming home at the end of January.

Black&White Benefit Dinner and Auction set for Feb. 2 at the Milwaukee County Zoo Peck Pavilion register here: http://bidpal.net/efwbw2019

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. Sit-down dinner catered from Chef Jack's is at 7:30 p.m. followed by live auction and dancing. Click here for all the details.

Cost: Now to Jan. 25--$100/pp or $800 per table of 8; after Jan. 25--$115/pp or $920 per table.

Dress is black and white cocktail attire. Accessorize with yourTosa school colors.

All proceeds benefit EFW grant giving

Cold Weather Reminder

Just a reminder to send your child(ren) with a coat, gloves, hat, snow pants and boots everyday. Please have all items labeled with your child's name including their boots. The only time we have indoor recess is if the temperature or wind chill is below 0 degrees or it is raining outside.

Health Reminders...

Please read the following documents which include helpful reminders about head lice and when to keep your children home due to illness.

* When to Keep Your Children Home from School

* Head lice tri-fold brochure

* Lice letter

We will continue to send these reminders out periodically during the school year.

February Breakfast/lunch menus, meal application, account payments

Sodexo food service menu app, SoHappy!

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The February menus are available.

Breakfast menu

Lunch menu

Did you know that you can make meal account payments and check balances by signing up at https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome?

If you prefer, you can also submit cash or check payments in the school office and we will put them in the meal programs drop box to be added to the account on the same day. Checks should be made payable to Wauwatosa School FSD.

Community Flyers & District Newsletter

Be sure to check out the community flyers page to find out what is happening in Wauwatosa and the surrounding area: https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/domain/210

The district newsletters that are also available here for your review.

Way to Go Timberwolves!

PAWS Winners for January 25th are available here. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!