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
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!
Cold Weather Reminder
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, email@example.com, 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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.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.
PTA Upcoming Events:
1/18- PTA Meeting
2/1- Girls on The Run Registration Opens
2/8- Science Fair
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not heard an update on your proposal. We look forward to seeing the results of all your scientific testings!
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
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.