Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - November 22nd


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 Fourth Grade Families

Thanks for an awesome luncheon this week hosted by our fourth grade families. It was a wonderful spread of salads, soups and sweets!

Congrats to Mrs. Hill-Gordon!

If you didn't get a chance to see the School District of Wauwatosa Weekly Roundup, we are proud to share that Mrs. Hill-Gordon was this week's Staff Shout-Out! We are so lucky to have her at Washington and in our district serving students!!
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PTA Updates


Get your tickets early. A limited number will be available at the door. Come enjoy tasty pancakes, fresh fruit, sausage links or veggie patties hot coffee, milk and orange juice! Register online so we can get cookin' for you($6/meal)


We need your help to pull this off! Want to flip some flapjacks? Work side by side with a teacher? Clean some tables? Greet friends when they arrive?

Sign-up for a shift (or two) on the sign-up genius!

TEACHERS-PARENTS https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0845AEA62CA4FF2-pancake1

TIMBY Squad STUDENT HELP https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0845AEA62CA4FF2-timby

Warm your bellies and fill your shopping bags at the Holiday Vendor Fair in the gym! Ready to check a gift off your list for that special someone?


Start your holiday shopping early with new Washington Gear for your student.



We are looking for a few people to work with Washington Staff on this years science fair. Please reach out to Laura Geisler (lgeisler28@gmail.com)


Do you have a special talent, enjoy cooking or have an interesting job? If so we would love to have you as a presenter at this year’s High Interest Day. The students love spending the day learning about many new things. Please fill in the form https://forms.gle/DFNN57ASfUmm8ncr6 Help us make this day great!

Mark your calendars--Upcoming Washington Concert Dates!

Wednesday, December 11

1:00-2:00 PM- Grades 3-5 perform for parents/lower grades regular schedule

Monday, December 16

2:00-3:00 PM JK-2nd perform for parents/upper grades regular schedule

Tuesday, December 17

7:00-8:00 PM Band, Choirs, Orchestra perform for parents

Don't Forget!

If you plan to volunteer at Washington School, you must have a background check on file. Background checks are valid for 3 years. To complete the the process click here: link

Also, please remember to bring your driver’s license along if you haven’t had it scanned into our Raptor security system yet. In order to enter the school building we must have your drivers license on file.

Reminder! Update Demographic and Emergency Contact Information in Infinite Campus

When the school district switched over to Infinite Campus(IC) this summer all emergency contact information was lost. If you have not done so already, please go into your IC account parent portal ASAP and check your families demographic information (phone/address/email address change, etc) and enter in emergency contact information.

If you have not created an account for Infinite Campus yet and do not think you received an email, please check your spam folder. You should have received an activation code from the district.

Come one, come all ye carolers!

All carolers, children and grown ups, are invited to join us at the Pancake Breakfast to spread holiday cheer with traditional carols. All those interested should come to the music room at 9:00 AM the morning of the breakfast for a run through of the songs. We will start caroling at 9:30 in the lunchroom moving on to the market and finishing at 10:00 AM.

Fa, la, la, la, la, come join us!

--Ms. Graber

Are you interested in helping the Earth? If so, we need you!

We're looking for volunteers to help in the lunchroom starting in January or February to get recycling and composting kicked off at Washington. Volunteer once a week or every day--we'll work with your schedule! Lunch runs from 11:40-12:30. If you're at all interested or would like more information, please contact Craig Reinbold at craigreinbold@gmail.com.

Box Tops!

We will continue to accept physical box tops until there are no more, provided that they are still in date. You may already have noticed the changes on the packaging from products that you typically buy. Moving forward, please install and use the app. It is very easy to use, and we hope to still be able to count on this as a way to make money for our school. For that we will need your help! Please note below, from just one receipt, $2.90! Exponentially we can really make this work!

I Can't Wait for Wednesdays!

As you know the Wauwatosa Recreation Department offers an after school program on early release Wednesdays. From 2:20-3:30 your child can partake in a variety of activities. Each session is a different theme. If you are interested, be sure to register your child for the next session by 11/27! Click here for more information and the registration form.

12/4-12/18 First Stage Playmakers-- Bring your favorite story to life through exploring motivations, choices and actions, while creating dialogue and improvising scenes.

Cost: $24.00 per session (after the deadline the fee jumps to $34.00 per session)

Volunteers Needed!

When: Mon. afternoons, Tues. afternoons or Wed. mornings

What: Help Mrs. Pankratz check in and shelve books while she recovers from surgery

Why: Help the school community

Who: Please email Mrs. Pankratz if you can help:

pankracl@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us or call: 773-1878

Attendance Reminder

If your child(ren) will be late or absent from school, please be sure to leave a voicemail on the absence/illness line (414)773-1802 or email Mrs. Gordon hillgobr@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us and your child's teacher.

Thank you!

What's For Breakfast & Lunch in December?


Lunch (not available yet)

Fun on the Run

Community Information

Please click on the link below for flyers.


Click here for the November 22nd PAWS winners. Congrats students and keep up the good work!