Updates from Washington Elementary-Friday, January 26, 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
OPTIONAL Parent/Teacher Winter Conferences
An email was sent out yesterday, with a reminder that there are only two evening dates planned on the calendar 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.
All families will receive further information about this as well from you child's teacher. If you do not believe a conference is needed at this time, there is no further action required. If you are requesting a conference at this time, you can follow your child's teacher's directions on how to schedule a conference.
You are a Hero!
Please read the parking reminders for drop-off and dismissal below:
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 down your child.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Cold Weather Reminder
STEM Program Update
Click here for this weeks STEM Program update which includes news about our kindergarten engineers and what 3rd grade learned about transformation of matter this week.
Mark Your Calendars! STEM Family Night #2 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th. More details to follow.
Hello Washington Families!
There are a lot of very exciting and fun PTA events coming up. Please check the dates and mark your calendar.
As we are planning for these upcoming events we are still in need of some volunteers to help us make these events run smoothly. We are specifically looking for help with Girls on the Run and Timberwolf Trot.
Girls on the Run- Assistant Coaches. Practice will be Tuesday and Thursday after school.
Contact: Chirstie Guertin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
Timberwolf Trot- Help with planning and solicitations for incentives. Do you have a company that would like to be promoted? We would love to hear from you as we are looking for any donations to use as incentives or sponsorships towards the Trot. Contact: Laura Geisler (email@example.com) or Denise VanCuyk (Denisevancuyk@gmail.com).
There are additional volunteer opporunties available throughout the year. Please consider filling out the attached form if you can give any amount of time.
PTA Upcoming Events:
2/1- Girls on The Run Registration Opens
2/8- Science Fair
Washington Science Fair
Attention all Scientists!! Thank you to all of you that plan on doing science fair and have submitted a science fair proposal! Approvals were emailed the other week - please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not heard an update on your proposal. We look forward to seeing the results of all your scientific testings!
Science Fair - February 8th at 6pm in the Washington gym
Winter MAP Testing Kindergarten thru Fifth Grade
We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of reading and math. SK through 5th grade will use chromebooks in their classrooms to complete the MAP tests.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Each school year, students at the elementary level take the tests during Sept/October, January and May. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth. If you have any questions about MAP testing, please contact your child(ren)’s teacher.
Schedule for Winter MAP Testing @ Washington:
Week of January 29th Winter MAP – Math Second thru Fifth Grade
A list of current community flyers, which include a number of activities and opportunities for students and families, can be found here: https://wi02216059.schoolwires.net/domain/210
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.