Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary-Friday, January 5, 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

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a great winter break!

Timberwolves in the Community!! Samantha Snyder, a recent Wauwatosa East graduate and Washington Elementary alum will be competing at the United States long-track speedskating Olympic Trials at the Pettit Center this weekend. Click HERE to see the Journal-Sentinel article. We wish her all the best this weekend!

Please note that registration for new kindergarteners is scheduled for Wednesday, January 17 from 9:00am - 3:30pm and Thursday, January 18 from 9:00am - 7:00pm. Registration packets were mailed to Wauwatosa families this week. If you have a child to register and do not receive a packet by January 10, please stop in the office to complete the paperwork. If a student is currently enrolled at Washington for the 2017-2018 school year, there is nothing that needs to be done in order for them to continue school at Washington for the 2018-2019 school year.

REMINDER: There is no school on Monday, January 15.

Have a good weekend!

Mr. Russell

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.

Family STEM Night is next Thursday, January 11 from 5:30-7:00PM!

Do you think you can design a rocket to fly 10 feet? Can you build the tallest tower using only pipe cleaners? Want to learn how to design a video game? There will be 6 design challenge stations throughout the school for students and parents to enjoy.

Please return the attached form or e-mail Mrs. Kimmel, kimmelbe@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us​, if you plan to attend to be sure we have enough materials for all families. Tuesday (January 9th) is the last day to pre-register and guarantee your family an at home design challenge!

PTA Updates

Happy New Year Washington!

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. There are a lot of very exciting and fun PTA events coming up. Please check the dates and mark your calendar.

As we are planning for these upcoming events we are still in need of some volunteers to help us make these events run smoothly. We are specifically looking for help with Girls on the Run and Timberwolf Trot.

Girls on the Run- Assistant Coaches. Practice will be Tuesday and Thursday after school.

Contact: Chirstie Guertin (clrussell@uwalumni.com) for additional information.

Timberwolf Trot- Help with planning and solicitations for incentives. Do you have a company that would like to be promoted? We would love to hear from you as we are looking for any donations to use as incentives or sponsorships towards the Trot. Contact: Laura Geisler (lgeisler28@gmail.com) or Denise VanCuyk (Denisevancuyk@gmail.com).

There are additional volunteer opporunties available throughout the year. Please consider filling out the attached form if you can give any amount of time. ​

Washington PTA Volunteer Opportunities 2017-18

PTA Upcoming Events:

1/18- PTA Meeting

1/19-Talent Show

2/1- Girls on The Run Registration Opens

2/8- Science Fair

2/10-Sweetheart Dance

Washington Science Fair

Attention all Scientists!! Thank you to all of you that plan on doing science fair and have submitted a science fair proposal! Approvals were emailed the other week - please email committeesciencefair@gmail.com if you have not heard an update on your proposal. We look forward to seeing the results of all your scientific testings!

Important Dates:

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

Winter MAP Testing Kindergarten thru Fifth Grade

We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of reading and math. SK through 5th grade will use chromebooks in their classrooms to complete the MAP tests.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Each school year, students at the elementary level take the tests during Sept/October, January and May. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth. If you have any questions about MAP testing, please contact your child(ren)’s teacher.

Schedule for Winter MAP Testing @ Washington:

Week of January 8th Winter MAP – Reading Kinder and First Grade

Week of January 15th Winter MAP – Reading Second thru Fifth Grade

Week of January 22nd Winter MAP – Math Kinder and First Grade

Week of January 29th Winter MAP – Math Second thru Fifth Grade

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.

January Menu

January Menu

The January breakfast and lunch menus are now available from Sodexo Food Service. Click on the links below:

January Breakfast Menu

January Lunch Menu

Fun on the Run Menu

Click HERE to view a listing of our PAWS Winners for January 5th. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!