Washington Weekly

Friday, March 22, 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

No School Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29, 2019

School resumes Monday, April 1, 2019

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.

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

Did you know that March is Women's History Month?

Dear Families,

As the month draws to an end and we head into Spring break, please take time to read a book as a family to celebrate the rich inventions, ideas and world-changing contributions that women have made. Also, take some time to talk with your kids about the strong, brave and important women in their lives!

Here's one of many book lists that highlight some of these important contributions:

PBS Children's Book List for Women's History Month

Happy Reading!

Ms. Streiff-Stuessy

Right At School Summer Camp

Click here for the Washington summer camp flyer. The summer program is at a discounted rate if you register early, $25.00 per week savings.

From the Music Department....

The Wauwatosa Music Department is excited to announce that the Elementary Band Festival will be at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10, at Wauwatosa West High School. Over 200 fifth grade elementary band students will combine to perform six full concert band pieces as well as pieces which feature each of the individual instrument sections. Band families and members of the community are invited to come and enjoy the show!

Important Dates

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

Wed, Apr 3 - 2:20pm Early Dismissal

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 Kids Home From School

* Head lice tri-fold brochure

* Lice letter

We will continue to send these reminders out periodically during the school year.

April Breakfast/lunch menus, meal application, account payments

Sodexo food service menu app, SoHappy!

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The April 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 22nd are available here. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!