Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - Friday, April 20, 2018


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

Principal Message

I just wanted to thank all families for your continued support of the school and our upcoming Timberwolf Trot and High Interest Day. It's amazing. To be at $14,000 is remarkable and credit of your support of our school community. KEEP IT UP and I'll have to start looking for my tent in order to sleep on the roof again!

I had a chance to be in Madison this week for a Building Culturally Responsive Schools Conference and while I was there, I had a chance to sneak over to the Capital building to join our fourth grade students in a brief tour of the Capital building. If you haven't been to visit, I highly recommend it. I also just want to share how impressive our students were on the tour. I heard many compliments from families and staff about how they were excellent representatives of our school and community. Way to go Timberwolves!

The Wauwatosa School District is continuing to gather broad community input in our long-range master facilities planning process.

In the next two weeks (mid-to-late April), all Wauwatosa residents will receive a facilities planning survey from the District. Please watch for this in your mailbox and take 10 minutes to complete the survey. Your input matters and we look forward to hearing from you.

When the survey arrives, read the front page carefully. It includes instructions for how to obtain a second survey if you have more than one adult member in your household that wants to participate. Additionally, District parents and staff will receive an emailed link. Paper copies will also include a link for completing the survey online. We encourage you to take the survey in whichever format you feel most comfortable.

Click HERE for a flyer to share on your social media accounts to help increase awareness of the survey's upcoming arrival and encourage your neighbors, friends and family who are residents to participate.

The results of the survey will be presented to the Wauwatosa School Board, the Facilities Advisory Committee, and the community during the June 11th Board meeting. You are invited to attend.

Results will also be shared via our District website and District communication.

NEXT WEEK: Spirit Week, High Interest Day, Timberwolf Trot

It's a busy Spring at Washington!

Next week is spirit week organized by our 5th grade Timby squad. Join in the fun by dressing up. Click here for all the details.

Our Timberwolf Trot fundraiser is in full swing the school has raised an amazing $14,000. Each classroom has a goal of raising $1,000. Please get registered at thegetmovincrew.com and share your fundraising page through email and/or Facebook.

High Interest Day and the Timberwolf Trot on Friday April 27th. Volunteers and donations are still needed please see the attached link.


Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is next month (May 7-11).
The PTA plans fun treats for staff each day, and parents & students are encouraged to help show how much we appreciate what they do!

Please consider purchasing a gift card to put into our raffle – last year the staff LOVED these! Any amount is welcome, and local places are great! Maybe $10 at Rocket Baby. Or $5 at Cranky Al’s. $15 at Hue? Or $20 at Bel Air? How about $25 at Puhl’s True Value? **Especially coveted cards are Ray’s on North Ave.** Or a cash donation so we can purchase gift cards. As you’re out shopping in the next couple weeks, please keep these gift cards in mind. Send them to school directed to Mrs. Schram in the office.

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2018-2019 School Year--Are You Returning?/Class Placement Input

Attention parents: We are asking for your help in preparing for the 2018-19 school year.

Are you returning to Washington?

If your child(ren) currently attends Washington, and you will be leaving our school or the district for any reason (moving, private school, etc.), please let us know as soon as possible. Knowing that information over the summer will help us plan for projected class sizes, staffing needs and more for next school year. Click on LINK to fill out the form. Thank you in advance for your help.

Class Placement: We are requesting your feedback through the Student Information Form HERE. We value your input and want to take it into consideration as we determine classroom assignments. Please note, requests for specific teachers will not be considered. Thank you for working with us to provide the best learning environment for your child(ren). Please return this information to the office by May 11th.

JK Summer Camp Rollout

Right At School is pleased to announce the 2018 JK Summer Camp! They will be at Jefferson Elementary offering a variety of fun activities, such as special guests, sports and games, arts and crafts, science, and plenty of water activities.

Registration is NOW OPEN!!!

Register here: https://rightatschool.com/summer-wauwatosa/

Order Your Yearbooks Today!

Yearbook order forms were sent home in backpacks this week. Capture the Washington memories from 2017-2018 school year and return your form by May 1, 2018. Cost: $10.00

The order form is also available here.

EFW Run/Walk

Below you will find the link to register for the EFW Walk/Run which is Saturday, May 5, 2018. The Activity Number to search is 700001.


STEM Program Update

Click here for this weeks STEM Program update which includes:

  • Details about 5th Grade Using Stop Motion to Show Learning
  • More information about Family STEM Night on May 9th!


Please read the following letter for reminders about head lice. (Letter)

The Wauwatosa School District recently implemented new guidelines for when to keep your child home from school. For more information, click here.


Please read the parking reminders for drop-off and dismissal below:

  • NEVER stop on the East side of 68th Street. There is NO stopping or parking on the East side of the road.

  • Do not park where you see orange traffic cones.

  • Only use the three (15 minute) parking spots at the corner of 68th Street/Garfield Avenue. Cars should NEVER be parked or stopped on the East side of 68th Street near the front door.

  • DO NOT turn around in our neighbors' driveways. Be patient and go around the block.

  • IF you are using the hug and go on 67th Street, do not leave your car. Stay in your car and a staff member will call your child down.

Thank you for your cooperation.

School Photos

Click here to view photos and/or place an order. You will need to scroll down the page to "search" and enter in your child’s student ID number and last name. If you need your child’s student ID number, please call or email Mrs. Schram in the office at (414) 773-1800 or schramga@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us.

Community Flyers

A list of current community flyers, which include a number of activities and opportunities for students and families, can be found here: www.wauwatosaschools.org/communityflyers

The 2018-2019 district calendar is available here.

Also, AMF Bowlero has special offers on early release Wednesdays and non-school days. For all the details, click here.

April Menus

The April breakfast and lunch menus are available below.

April Breakfast Menu

April Lunch Menu

PAWS Winners for April 20th are available here. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!