Washington Weekly

Friday, January 18, 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

NO SCHOOL--This Monday, January 21--It's an EFW no school bowling day!

Bowlero Wauwatosa


All you can bowl for 2 hours with shoe rental

$5 per person ($3 goes back to the EFW)

Washington Parent Listening Session - NEXT THURSDAY, January 24th

Dear Washington Families,

Over the last few years, the Wauwatosa School District has worked hard to develop, adopt, and implement its first District Equity Plan. One of the main goals within this plan is to Strengthen Parent and Community Partnerships. In order to begin working to achieve this goal, all schools are having Family Listening Sessions this school year. We would like to invite you to our first Washington Listening Session.

The listening session will take place on Thursday, January 24th from 6:00 - 7:30pm.

This first meeting is an opportunity for you to share your answers to these two questions:

  1. What positive experiences have you or your child had in the Wauwatosa School District ?

  2. What challenging experiences have you or your child had in the Wauwatosa School District?

The purpose is for you to share your thoughts and experiences with us. We need to hear about your child’s school experiences so we can continue to improve our school system. We want to encourage you to attend this meeting, because all voices deserve (and need) to be heard!

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact me at 414-773-1800. We look forward to hearing about your family’s experience in the Wauwatosa School System.


Joe Russell, Principal

Michael Brock, Equity Coach

Maggie Smith, School Social Worker

2166 N. 68th St. Wauwatosa, WI 53213 414.773.1800 FAX: 414.773.1820


Winter Parent Teacher Conferences 18-19

Schools that are successful in increasing student learning have staff who provide parents and students with frequent and ongoing communication regarding academic and social emotional learning goals. This occurs in a variety of ways including but not limited to: phone calls, emails, newsletters, hand-written notes, spontaneous conversations, curriculum presentations, blogs, open houses, and face to face scheduled conferences. Research and practice show us that a process that engages parents and students in setting, monitoring and updating learning goals increases student achievement. Hopefully, at this point in the year you have had multiple opportunities to connect with your teacher(s) about your child(ren)’s progress.

In the fall, the conference calendar allowed us an opportunity to meet with as many families as possible to build relationships and understanding about the school year as well as share student progress. There are two evenings and one full day for teachers to schedule parent teacher conferences. We are thankful for your support and participation as we met with nearly 100% of ALL Washington families.

For the upcoming winter conferences, there are only two evening dates on the calendar planned 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.

Those parents who do not request a face-to-face conference will continue to receive updates about current progress from teachers. Parents who wish to meet face-to-face on the evenings of Thursday, February 14th and Tuesday, February 19th, should be on the lookout for further information from your child’s teacher for directions on how to sign up.

Help Troop 10110!

Girl Scout Troop 10110 is having a food drive. For all the details, click on flyer. Donations can be dropped off in the box by the school office.

Registration Fee Waived

For the month of January, Right At School will wave the registration fee for all new enrolling families! That's right, all families who enroll with Right At School will pay a $0 registration fee if they register by January 31!

Please click on flyer for more details.

Kindergarten Registration

It was great to see so many new and existing families at kindergarten registration earlier this week. If needed, the registration packet is available by clicking here. Remember, if a student is currently enrolled at Washington for the 2018-2019 school year, there is nothing that needs to be done in order for them to continue school at Washington for the 2019-2020 school year.

Raptor Security System

Over break our IT department installed an updated Raptor System throughout the school district. Unfortunately all licensing information we had stored in the old system did not transfer over therefore we are asking that you bring in your drivers license to the office to be re-scanned. Thanks for your understanding!

Important Dates

Mon, Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL

Wed, Jan 23 - Early Release, 2:20 dismissal

Mon, Jan 21 - No School

Thur, Jan 24 - Parent Listening Session, 6:00-7:30pm

Sat, Feb 9 - Sweetheart Dance

Mon, Feb 18 - No School

PTA Update...

SAVE THE DATE! Twinkle with your star at this year's Sweetheart Dance: Saturday, Feb. 9. Information to pre-register will be coming home at the end of January.

Black&White Benefit Dinner and Auction set for Feb. 2 at the Milwaukee County Zoo Peck Pavilion register here: http://bidpal.net/efwbw2019

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. Sit-down dinner catered from Chef Jack's is at 7:30 p.m. followed by live auction and dancing. Click here for all the details.

Cost: Now to Jan. 25--$100/pp or $800 per table of 8; after Jan. 25--$115/pp or $920 per table.

Dress is black and white cocktail attire. Accessorize with yourTosa school colors.

All proceeds benefit EFW grant giving

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.

Health Reminders...

Please read the following documents which include helpful reminders about head lice and when to keep your children home due to illness.

* When to Keep Your Children Home from School

* Head lice tri-fold brochure

* Lice letter

We will continue to send these reminders out periodically during the school year.

January Breakfast/lunch menus, meal application, account payments

Sodexo food service menu app, SoHappy!

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The January menus are available.

Breakfast menu

Lunch menu

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.

Kick Reading Into Over Drive!

For more information on this school library initiative, click on link.

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

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

Way to Go Timberwolves!

PAWS Winners for January 18th are available here. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!