Washington Weekly

Friday, May 10, 2019


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


Thanks to our teachers and staff for the amazing work they do everyday. Honestly, I am so honored to work at Washington and so humbled by what I get to see everyday. I am certainly biased, but I believe teaching is one of the toughest jobs in the world and I know that our staff works so hard everyday. With that being said, it is one of the most satisfying jobs in the world because we have the privilege and responsibility to make a difference everyday.

We certainly felt the love this week! Thank you! Thank YOU to our amazing families for the generous gift card donations. Thanks to North Ave Grill for donating an amazing luncheon today and to La Reve for desserts. Thanks to the appreciation committee lead by Bethany Teipel, Sue Gronemus, Cari-Anne Schur, Cathy Loringer and Rachel Smith for a wonderful week of treats, kindness and gratitude!

Mr. Russell & Staff

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Book Fair Next Week!

It’s the event you’ve been waiting for - the Buy One Get One Scholastic Book Fair! This Buy One Get One Free event starts in the afternoon of 5/13 and continues through the morning of 5/17. Students will visit the fair during their library time. We will also be open on Thursday 5/16, 5 -7:30pm for families to shop.

Volunteers still needed!


Also new this year is the Book Fair eWallet! Don’t feel comfortable sending your student to school with cash? The new eWallet is a cash-Free payment option for students. Please visit the link below for details on how to set up funds for your children.


Kindergarten African Market

The senior kindergartners will hold an African Market during the lunch hour on Thursday, May 16th. All items will be sold for $1.00. Monies raised at the market will be donated to the organization Nothing But Nets which purchases mosquito nets for families in Africa. Last year, the SK African Market raised over $500 which purchased 50 nets for families. The market will include jewelry, small toys, baked goods and much more.

PTA Update...

Thank You Staff:

What a wonderful week of appreciation for staff. Bethany Teipel, Sue Gronemus, Cari-Anne Schur, Cathy Loringer and Rachel Smith led the charge of the Hollywood themed appreciation for all Washington staff, thank you. From treats to decorations to swag to gift cards to hand written notes. Thank you to all the families who brought in gift cards, too. We live our staff at Washington!

What's Happening Next:

PTA Meeting: Next week Thursday 5/16 is our last PTA meeting of the year at 6 p.m. please attend to vote on board positions. If you are interested in open board positions please contact Laura Geisler lgeisler28@gmail.com

Digital family night: On 5/30 at 6 p.m. Bring your students and come learn about safety in a digital world. At a Digital Families Community Events, you can expect to:

  • Connect with your children in order to understand what it’s like for them growing up online
  • Work through interactive sessions to explore how your family responds to real life online interactions and how you can protect one another online
  • Walk away with an action plan to set guidelines on device use and online habits

FUN Fair:

It’s time to switch gears in preparation for the Washington Fun Fair on June 7th! Our end of the year school celebration will take an all school effort to run! This year we will break down the jobs by grade level and the grade that fills their volunteer positions first will earn a popsicle party on the last day of school! We also have some volunteer slots reserved for our dedicated Washington Alumni! Thank you for your energy as we power through the end of the school event calendar!

Sign Up Today- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0845aea62ca4ff2-funfair

High Interest Day Washington Gazette!

On High Interest Day seven fourth- and fifth-graders wrote articles that are included in this Washington Gazette newspaper. Nice work, Kylee, Jacore, Tillie, Cooper, Cora, Zachary and Louis!
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Returning to Washington Questionnaire

If your family won't be returning to Washington for the 2019-2020 school year, please click here and answer a few questions. This will help us in planning for our upcoming enrollment decisions.

Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa

CTW Players announces auditions for Cinderella

Students in grades 6-12 as of September 2019 are invited to audition for the fall trouping of Cinderella. The play, an original script by CTW, is a non-musical version of the original story. Various male and female roles are available.

1st Audition: Monday, May 13, 6:30 - 8:00pm (Arrive 15 - 20 minutes early to complete paperwork)

Callback Audition: Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 - 8:00pm

Auditions are held at the Lois Weber Theater, Longfellow Middle School, 7600 W. North Avenue. Rehearsals will be held 3 times per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 6:30-9pm, beginning Wednesday, September 4th. In lieu of a Labor Day rehearsal, there will be one Saturday rehearsal on September 7th at 9:00am. Tentative performance dates are October 19, 26, and a daytime date during the week of October 14.

For further information email Fran Panek at franpanek@me.com or Lynn Leider at lleider2@gmail.com.

Right At School Summer Camp

Click here for the Washington summer camp flyer. The summer program is at a discounted rate if you register early, $25.00 per week savings.

Important Dates

May 16th - PTA Meeting

May 20th - Band, Choir and Orchestra Spring Concert

Community Flyers & District Newsletter

Be sure to check out the community flyers page to find out what is happening in Wauwatosa and the surrounding area: https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/domain/210 **If your child is interested in synchronized swimming, you may want to check out the flyer about the beginner rec club in the link above! Some of our Washington students are in the club.**

The district newsletters that are also available here for your review.

Way to Go Timberwolves!

Click here for the May 10th PAWS winners. Congrats students and keep up the good work!