Tuesday, November 20th, 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
School Report Card - Exceeds Expectations!!
What an amazing start to the school year so far! As a learning community, we strive to provide the best possible educational experience for each student. One measure we use to reflect on our areas of strength and areas in need of improvement is the School Report Card.
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) generates a School Report Card and District Report Card for every publicly funded school and district in the state. These public report cards can be found online at: http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards. The report cards include data on multiple indicators for multiple years across four unique priority areas: student achievement, student growth, closing gaps, and on-track toward graduation and post-secondary success. In addition, the report card also measures chronic absenteeism and dropout rates. A school or district's overall accountability score places the school or district into one of five overall accountability rating categories:
Accountability Rating Category and Score Ranges:
Significantly Exceeds Expectations: 83-100
Exceeds Expectations: 73-82.9
Meets Expectations: 63-72.9
Meets Few Expectations: 53-62.9
Fails to Meet Expectations: 0-52.9
Here are some highlights that I’d like to share from our School Report Card:
- School Growth: We received 67.0 points for growth this year as compared to 54 points last year
- Closing Gaps: We received 68.9 points in the priority area of Closing Gaps this year as compared to 59 points last year.
Over the past three years, we have steadily improved our overall score from 71.9, Meets Expectations in 2015-16 to 82.7, Exceeds Expectations this past year. I believe these results indicate the commitment and focus of our teachers and staff.
The School Report Card is just one measure of a school’s performance and what I love most about our teachers and staff at Washington is that although we feel fortunate to have increased over the past three years, there is still a collective desire to keep growing and learning. We are also proud of all of the support our parent community offers to Washington throughout the year. We wouldn’t be able to succeed without you!
Click HERE to view our School Report Card
Click HERE to view the an informative School Report Cards At-a-Glance guide. If you have questions, please contact me.
Troop 8689 Plastic Bag Collection
Wed, Nov 21 through Mon, Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Break (school resumes Tues, Nov 27)
Wed, Nov 28th - Early Release 2:20 dismissal
Sat, Dec 1 - Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shopping Spree
Fri, Dec 7 - Report cards sent home
Wed, Dec 12 - Holiday Sing (3rd-5th grade) @1pm
Tues, Dec 18 - Holiday Sing (JK-2nd grade) @ 2pm
Wed, Dec 19 - Band, Choir, Orchestra Winter Concert @ 7pm
Washington's Design Lab
Click here for this weeks STEM Program update which includes information about the Hour of Code Family Night on November 29th
Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shop:
The Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shop are just around the corner on Saturday, December 1st. Volunteers are NEEDED for this event. Please sign up for a shift....
Lend a Hand to Help: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/10C0F4FACA92FAAF85-washingto…
Tickets can be purchased online or through the form that was sent home. You can register here for your breakfast. Pre-Registration is best as a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Purchase Tickets Here: https://squareup.com/store/washington-elementary-pta-4
Also, we are calling 5th Grade Timby Squad Members to help out the day of the Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shop. Please talk to your student and see if they would be interested in helping out. You can sign your child up here:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0845AEA62CA4FF2-pancake
Thank you to everyone who came to our PTA meeting last Wednesday night. A special thank you to Washington staff--Abbey Finn, Beth Kimmel and Lindsey Rust for being there also.
The staff lounge is looking for a few donations:
Boxes of tea bags
Handheld disherwasher wand
Handwashing dish soap
(Please leave at the front office if you are able to donate.)
Are you thinking of holiday gifts? Washington Spirit wear would be a great gift for your student. Order and purchase online.
Breakfast/lunch menus, meal application, account payments
Sodexo is excited to annouce a new food service menu app called SoHappy! The free app is available to download from the apple store or google play. It just takes a few simple steps to get set up and you will have access to daily menus, nutritional and allergen information, and so much more. This interactive platform is a great time saver for those families who are on the go and need access to this type of information.
The November menus are available.
The free and reduced meal program application is available by clicking this link: app (you will need to print the application and turn it into the school office.
There is also an option to complete the application online by clicking this link: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/WAUS01
Did you know that you can make meal account payments and check balances by signing up at https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
If you prefer, you can also submit cash or check payments in the school office and we will put them in the meal programs drop box to be added to the account on the same day. Checks should be made payable to Wauwatosa School FSD.