Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary-Friday, January 12, 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

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Welcome Back!

Reminder--registration for new kindergarteners is scheduled for next week Wednesday, January 17 from 9:00am - 3:30pm and next week Thursday, January 18 from 9:00am - 7:00pm. Registration packets were mailed to Wauwatosa families the other week. If you have a child to register and do not receive a packet, 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.

Have a great 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.

STEM Program Update

Our first ever Washington Family STEM Night was a huge success! We had over 60 families working on engineering design challenges all over the building. We will repeat this event with new challenges in April, date TBD. To see photos or add your own from the event click this link, https://photos.app.goo.gl/inVZpaccdY48YT1A2

Coding with Ozobots

4th Grade students used Ozobots to create an interactive poster about the water cycle they were studying in science. The Ozobot follows the black line and when it comes to a code, which for the Ozobot is a set of colors, it reacts with an action. Students had to put 4 codes in their water cycle and explain why they used this code to represent each part of the cycle.

PTA Updates

Hello Washington Families!

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 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 12th. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!