Washington Weekly

Sunday, March 17, 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


This past Wednesday night, Sodexo held their annual Future Chef's Competition. We would like to announce that Washington 4th grade student, Eli took 3rd place for his Mexican Lettuce Wraps with Pork Chorizo. Outstanding job, Eli!

Last Saturday our Washington DI teams participated in the regional tournament. Everyone did an awesome job! Congratulations to our 4th/5th grade improv team, the C.I.N.F.U. Turtles, who took third place in the tournament and are advancing to the State DI tournament at UW-Green Bay on Sat., April 13th! Members of C.I.N.F.U. Turtles (C.I.N.F.U. stands for Creative, Imaginative, Nice, Funny, Unique) are: Colin, Margaux, Grace, Teagan, Eli, Liliana, Zachary

Thanks to Mrs. Graber and all the music and choral directors across the district for a wonderful performance on Tuesday evening at the All District Choral Festival. It was an absolute packed house at Wauwatosa East. It was so great to listen to so many talented singers and musicians!!

The Second Annual Washington All-School Read February 28-March 22, 2019

Washington students and staff had another exciting week reading and discussing The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Remember to turn in your trivia slips each Wednesday to be included in the drawings.

Roz tries to help keep all the animals warm during winter but something goes wrong! Find out in this weekends readings of chapters 56-60.

Check out our All-School Read Online for more information on our All-School Read, book description and author bio. Plus, find helpful links to our pacing guide, trivia questions and listen to chapters read by special guests and Washington Staff!

Washington Elementary - A Message From Peter Brown

PTA Update...

PTA Volunteers NEEDED:

All of our events need man power to continue to happen for our kiddos. We are looking for new families to take the lead on a few of our events and our PTA Board. All events are well oiled machines with the majority of planning steps outlined but allowing for your own personal touch. Please consider grabbing a friend and giving back to your child so that they can continue to enjoy events at the school.

Upcoming Events Need Volunteers

Glow Dance-April 12th.

  • Flyer and collection of registrations (can edit last years flyer)

  • Social Media Promotion

  • Purchase Glow Materials (can send link to PTA President to purchase)

  • Sign Up Genius-for volunteers

  • Set Up and Clean Up

  • Night Managing

DJ is booked and contracted. He brings glow lights and music

High Interest Day- Committee Help

  • Send out confirmation emails to participants (Can be done from Home)

  • Week of preparation

  • Day of Volunteer if available

Timberwolf Trot

  • Follow up to donation request

  • Assist with Thank You Letters

  • Week of preparation

  • Day of Volunteer if available

PTA Board Positions for 2019-20 School Year

  • Treasurer-DO you love numbers. The board is need of a new treasurer. The system is set in place and just needs someone to dedicated a couple hours a month to keep the books up to date, pay reimbursements and other small tasks. Would love to discuss with anyone that may have a slight interest? Can be done majority from the comfort of your own house.

  • VP Programming. This board position reaches out to book quest speakers, helps set up dine out nights and assists with fundraising. Great position for someone who has a computer and can put a couple hours into sending some emails.

Please contact Denise Van Cuyk at denisevancuyk@gmail.com or Laura Geisler at lgeisler28@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 20th - Family STEM Night!

STEM night is right around the corner! For all the details click on FLYER.

Important Dates

Tues, Mar 19 - Grades 3-5 Author Visit, The Dreadful Fairy

Wed, Mar 20 - 2:20pm Early Dismissal

Thurs, Mar 21 - PTA Meeting

Mon, Mar 25 - Fri, Mar 29 - Spring Break; no classes

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.

Traffic Reminders

Please take note:

  1. 67th Street is ONE way SOUTHBOUND during drop-off and pick-up. Between 7:00-8:30am and 2:00-3:30pm traffic is only allowed to move southbound.
  2. Thank you ahead of time for being considerate to our neighbors on 67th and all around our building by NOT blocking driveways nor turning around in driveways. 67th street is extremely busy in the morning and at dismissal so your continued efforts at being patient and follow the posted rules help keep everyone safe.
  3. There is a handicap parking sign posted on the north end of the cutout on 67th Street. Cars, buses and daycare vans should avoid this area at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please review the link, Safe Routes to School: School Map, for some important reminders to help improve the safety of students and others around Washington School.

Thanks for your cooperation!

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.

March Breakfast/lunch menus, meal application, account payments

Sodexo food service menu app, SoHappy!

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The March 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.

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!

PAWS Winners for March 15th are available here. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!