Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - Friday, November 17th


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

Washington ​Elementary ​Makerspace/Innovation ​Lab Launch ​Lego ​Design ​Challenge

Last year our school community pulled together and raised a ton of money to support the creation of a makerspace/innovation lab for Washington. While we are still finalizing a name and finishing up some of the work, the space is ready enough for students to come in and design, think, and create like engineers.

Engineers solve real-world problems and Washington students are doing the same! The problem we found is that there are many children currently staying at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin who need activities to keep their minds busy while their bodies are healing. Washington Elementary students, Kindergarten - Fifth grade, will try to solve this problem using Legos.

Students will use a Lego Classic set to create a new design using the Legos in the set. The new design will be documented in pictures and the older students will create step-by-step directions along with their final design.

These designs will be saved and attached to a brand new Lego Classic set that will be donated to kids receiving inpatient care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Now children staying at the hospital will have multiple designs to create with their Legos, and we hope this helps keep their mind off of the reason they’re in the hospital.

Click here to see the Google Presentation shared with Washington students.
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PTA Updates

Thank you to those who came to the PTA meeting last night. A special thanks to our guest speakers, Ms. Graber and Mrs. Kimmel.

Mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual parents night out at Ray's on North Avenue on December 14th. Come mingle and enjoy live music in the upstairs lounge. Percentage of ALL sales upstairs AND downstairs will come back to the school if you mention Washington Elementary.

City Tin orders were due today and will be delivered in December.

Pop, pop, popcorn treats were delivered to all students today as we finish off the first trimester.

We're still looking for a co-chair to help the 5th grade Timby Squad run their first Talent Show. It's a two evening commitment that would have you guide students in auditioning acts, arranging performances and publicizing the event. Please contact Denise at denisevancuyk@gmail.com if you're interested.

There are still some small and big ways to donate time, talent, energy or items to our Washington community. Please take time to fill out the survey here as it looks to future events, activities and ways for each of us to contribute.

Saturday, December 2nd--Washington Pancake Breakfast and Shopping Spree

The annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast and Shopping Spree will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 8:00 - 11:00 AM. Join your Washington friends for breakfast in the multipurpose room and then head over to the gym to shop from local vendors, like Ruckus & Glee, Zewing Girl, Soyzilla candles and more. Our old friend, Mr. Ravenola will be there with his new children’s book, The Smidgeons and the Glugs.

Breakfast will include pancakes (all you can eat, or as fast as we can make them), sausage links (or veggie patties), fruit, coffee, OJ and milk. Cost is $5/meal and tickets can be purchased on-line here.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, but we tend to sell out so we recommend reserving your meal in advance. Special dietary requests, like vegan or gluten-free options? Send them to: cortrightjennifer@gmail.com

Hey, Dad! Are you good at making pancakes? We need volunteers to make this event happen. Consider signing up to help out. 5th grade members of the Timby Squad who are interested in helping should talk to Mrs. Zimmerman. Adults and older kids (6th grade and up) can sign up here: VOLUNTEER LINK All volunteers will receive a free breakfast.

Click here for the event flyer.

Thanks for your help, good people of Washington!

Go Orange Food Drive

Monday, November 20 is the last day to bring in food for the Go Orange Food Drive. Beginning this During year one we donated 1,177 pounds, during year two we donated 1,892 pounds, during year three we donated 1,188 pounds and last year we donated 821 pounds. That is a little over 2 ½ tons of food! We would love to hit our goal of 1 TON this year!

Washington Science Fair

The Science Fair Registration Packet has been sent home with students. To register, click here.

Important Dates:

Registration Deadline Extended - November 21st – electronic submission only

Support Session – December 7th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Koeble’s room (208)

Support Session – January 4th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Koeble’s room (208)

Support Session – January 18th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Koeble’s room (208)

Science Fair - February 8th at 6pm in the Washington gym

Washington Holiday Concert Schedule

Washington Holiday concert schedule

The holiday season will soon be upon us. Here is a listing of the upcoming concert dates:

Wednesday, December 13, 1:00 PM

3rd-5th grade Holiday Sing /all 3rd-4th grade students perform.

Tuesday, December 19, 2:00 PM (9:30 for AM JK parents only)

All PM/JK-2nd Holiday Sing /all PM/JK -2nd grade students perform.

Wednesday, December 20, 7:00 PM

Band, Jr. Choir and Sr. Choir, 4th and 5th grade Orchestras

Only 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students that are in band, choir and orchestra perform.


Ms. Graber



Right At School (RAS) Day Camps!

RAS is providing all day camps on the school district upcoming no school days!

November 22nd will be Kindness Rocks Camp (click here for flyer) and December 26-29 will be Winter Break Camp "Gizmos and Gadgets Galore" (click here for flyer).

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: http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/Wauwatosa_School_District/Community/Community_Flyers

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

November Menu

Click on menu for breakfast and lunch options during the month of November.

Sodexo is also offering Fun On The Run meal options in November. Click here for more details.

Our next students of the week will be announced next Tuesday, November 21st which is a Friday schedule.