Washington Weekly Summer Edition

Updates from Washington Elementary - Tuesday, July 30, 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

Happy Summer! Updates from Washington

Happy Summer! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer! With August right around the corner, you'll begin getting a little more communication from Washington about start of school events.

Once again, please help me welcome the following people to Washington for the upcoming school year -

  • Alex Lindstrom - Special Ed Teacher
  • Samantha Loeck - Art Teacher

Beginning of school opening events -

School begins in the fall on Tuesday, September 3rd. Our staff and PTA have a variety of events/opportunities to take advantage of to make the start of the school year as easy as possible. More details will follow, but please save the following dates:

Wednesday August 14 - New family orientation (JK families and new SK through 5th grade families are invited) 6:00-7:00pm in Washington Cafeteria

We will be sending out an official invite to new families with more detail, but hold the date if you are new to Washington.

Monday, August 26th - Washington Meet & Greet Pool Party @ Hoyt Park 6:30-8:30pm

The Washington PTA has rented out the TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park for a private pool party for Washington students, staff, and their families. In addition, our staff will be available to greet students and their families between 6:30-7:30pm. Families will also be able to pick up forms and pay fees at Hoyt Park.

Wednesday, August 28th - Open House and Parent Information Night 6:00-7:30pm

The evening will begin with an open house, where families can pick up and drop off forms, pay fees, drop off school supplies and meet the teacher. Immediately following will be break-out sessions in the classrooms where your child’s teacher will present procedures, policies and a curriculum overview. Students will be able to play on the playground during teacher presentations.

Tuesday, September 3rd - School Starts

8:20am - Flag raising ceremony - South playground

8:45am - Coffee w/ Principal and PTA

Washington Pool Party

Monday, Aug. 26th, 6:30-8:30pm

1800 North Swan Boulevard

Wauwatosa, WI

Please click HERE to RSVP so we have a list of all attending at the door. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Big picture

MARK YOUR CALENDAR---2019/20 School & PTA Dates


NEW Family Orientation (JK families and NEW SK-5th grade families) August 14, 6:00-7:00pm in the Cafeteria

Washington Pool Party @ Hoyt Pool, August 26, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Please click HERE to RSVP so we have a list of all attending at the door. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Open House/Parent Info Session, August 28 from 6:00-7:30pm

Click here for the 2019-20 Washington Events Calendar

Also for your reference, the 2019-20 Wauwatosa School District calendar is available here.

Stay in the loop! Join the Washington Facebook Group

  • Post school-related questions and pictures
  • Receive helpful links to school info
  • Connect names with faces

2019-20 Supply Lists

For access to the Washington 2019-20 school supplies by grade level, click here or download below and print a copy yourself.

Summer Hours and Contact Info

Gabe and Brenda are in and out all summer long and have very sporadic hours. If you have questions that need to be addressed by the office or me, the best way to reach us is via email.

Joe - russeljo@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

Gabe - schramga@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

Brenda - hillgobr@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

Donations Needed for the Washington Makerspace...

We are collecting materials for the space.

Examples of items we need are:

  • Wires, pipe cleaners/chenille sticks

  • Office Supplies: Expo markers, scissors, glue, tape, construction paper, pencils, cardstock, rulers, brads

  • Household items: Styrofoam cups/plates, foil, wax paper, coffee filters, toothpicks, straws, cereal/soda boxes

  • Packaging materials such as bubble wrap

  • Duct tape

  • Cardboard

  • Paper towel tubes, popsicle sticks, paint stir sticks, buttons, origami paper

If you have items over the summer to drop off, please email Brenda, Gabe or I in order to ensure that someone will be here.

Washington Makerspace

  1. What is a Makerspace?
  2. What do students do in a Makerspace?
  3. Why should we have a Makerspace at Washington?

Click on this LINK to learn a little bit more about the Washington Makerspace.

Right At School Before/After School Program, JK Wrap Around Care

Registration is open for JK wrap-around program and before and after-school care offered at each Wauwatosa School District elementary school through our provider, Right At School.

How to register for the Right At School programs:

  • Head to www.rightatschool.org
  • Click on “Find a Program” at the top of the page
  • Enter your zip code
  • Register at the school your child attends
  • Select the program(s) of your choice (JK Wrap, Early Adventures – before-school care, or The Right Club – after-school care)

Additionally, here is a list of helpful parent FAQs regarding the Right At School programs.

If you have any additional questions or if you need help while registering for the Right At School programs, please contact the number for Right At School that is listed on each of the flyers.

Big picture
Big picture

Community Information

Please click on the link below for flyers.