Washington Weekly

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

Washington Families,

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.

Thank you,

Mr. Russell

You are a Hero!

Thank you for participating in Pennies for Patients this year and being a part of the Washington HERO SQUAD! Our efforts raised funds for groundbreaking scientific advances and critical support services for blood cancer patients and caregivers. Please enjoy the Bucks Voucher here as a thank you from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


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

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.

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.

PTA Updates

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 (clrussell@uwalumni.com) 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 (lgeisler28@gmail.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. ​

Washington PTA Volunteer Opportunities 2017-18

PTA Upcoming Events:

2/1- Girls on The Run Registration Opens

2/8- Science Fair

2/10-Sweetheart Dance

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 committeesciencefair@gmail.com if you have not heard an update on your proposal. We look forward to seeing the results of all your scientific testings!

Important Dates:

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

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: 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.

February Lunch Menu

The January breakfast/lunch menu and February lunch menu are available below. Click on the links below:

January Breakfast Menu

January Lunch Menu

Fun on the Run Menu

February Lunch Menu

Click HERE to view a listing of our PAWS Winners for January 26th. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!