Washington - Caldwell Parent Update

The Week of June 5, 2023

Message from our Principal

Hello Bulldog Families,

We held our final ALICE drill this past Thursday and it went well. As part of our safety practices at Washington-Caldwell, we hold four ALICE drills per school year. The drills range from barricade/lockdown to evacuation or a combination of both. The training our staff members receive, coupled with the instruction our students receive, helps increase our safety awareness, as well as refine our safety practices. Knowing these drills can heighten anxiety, we provide developmentally appropriate instruction throughout the school year to develop a deep level of understanding. If you have questions about our safety practices, please contact me directly.

Our 8th graders will be graduating on June 7. It is hard to believe that this year is nearly over and these wonderful students will be moving to high school. This class of 8th graders has done a remarkable job in setting positive examples to our younger students. Respectful, responsible and safe are three ideas and practices this group has exemplified this year. Our 8th graders have also done a great job in fundraising for their class this year. Through part of their fundraising, the class will be installing a Gaga Ball Pit over the summer as a new activity for students during recess. This is the 8th grade gift to the school. Thank you.

I wish our 8th graders the best as they move into high school and beyond. Good luck!

I have reserved office hours each week to meet with parents to discuss school improvement ideas, concerns or to simply meet with you to increase parent engagement throughout the year. Office hours are on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You may also contact me via email at kmccormick@washcald.com, or by phone at 262-662-3466, Ext. 166.




Last Day of School/Early Release Thursday, June 8 at 12:35 pm

Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 2

  • NJHS Car Wash at Tichigan Volunteer Fire Department 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, June 5

  • W Day-Wacky Hair Day-Let's see your hair!
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Six Flags 9:00am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 6
  • X Day-Xtra Recess Day-More time outside for everyone!
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Skyzone and a Movie 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • 5K Moving Up Celebration 10:00 am
Wednesday, June 7
  • Y-Day-Year to Remember-Autographs From Friends!
  • 8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Honor Roll Assembly 11:00 am
  • Report Cards go Home!
  • 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 8
  • Z-Day-Zip Up and Zoom Out Day-Let's ZOOM into Summer Vacation!
  • PTO End of Year Carnival 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • All School Hot Dog Lunch 11:30 am
  • Early Release 12:35 pm
  • Teacher Inservice 12:35 - 4:00 pm

Friday, June 9

  • Teacher Inservice 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Congratulations and Good Luck to all of our 8th Graders. We will miss you!

ABC Countdown to the End of the School Year!

Let's Have Some Fun! We will celebrate the end of the school year with a different letter each day! Celebrate with us as we finish a great year! Get ready to Zoom into Summer Vacation!

National Junior Honor Society Car Wash Saturday, June 3 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tick Season

Students are outside during the end of the school year. Please check your children/child for ticks, as they are bad this time of year!

End of the Year Carnival

The PTO End of the Year Carnival is Thursday, June 8. That is the last day of school and an early release day. Thanks to the PTO, students will enjoy carnival events all morning. This event would not be possible without parent volunteers. Please use the sign up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44AFA722A3FAC25-endofyear2 if you are able to help out. They are still looking for volunteers! Thank you.

School Supply Kits for Next Year

We are offering you the opportunity to purchase school supplies in one kit with one online purchase this year! Online ordering has become very popular. Take advantage of this opportunity to make your Summer less stressful!

Please use the following link to purchase. Kits will be ready for pick up at school in late August! Take care of this yearly task now and do not worry about it all summer!

Order by June 15, 2023. The link is www.shopttkits.com and the school code is 23989

Immunization Requirements

When making your doctor appointment this summer please remember these immunization requirements. Questions can be directed to our district nurse, Rachel Pankonin, RN, BSN

District School Nurse (262) 534-3189 x 3524

The link for grades K-6 is:


The link for grades 7-12 is:


YMCA Before and After School Childcare

The Mukwonago YMCA will be providing childcare again next school year. They will provide Before, After and Wrap Care. These spaces fill up quickly so please sign up early. It also helps them plan for staffing. Registering now for these programs is crucial so that this service can offered. If registration is too low, programs may be cancelled. Go to https://www.gwcymca.org/ybase-wash-caldwell or you can contact them directly at 262-363-7950.

June 8 - Menu Change

To celebrate the last day of school, we will be providing lunch to all students (free of charge) unless they prefer to bring a lunch from home. The lunch for Thursday, June 8th will be:

hotdog on a bun, string cheese, applesauce, plain chips, mini chocolate chip cookies and milk.

The pizza munchable on the menu has been cancelled. The only choice will be the hot dog lunch or a cold lunch sent from home.

Weekly Lunch Menu

Monday, June 5

  1. Hot Dog
  2. Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
Tuesday, June 6
  1. Garden Pasta Alfredo
  2. Cheeseburger
Wednesday, June 7
  1. Macaroni & Cheese
Thursday, June 8
  • Hot Dog Lunch
Friday, June 9
  • No School
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Kids Bowl Free

The Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program is available in our community and we thought that your family might enjoy this great deal. Each child receives 2 FREE Games of Bowling Every Day, All Summer! Last summer over 2,800,000 kids enjoyed this great program!

Here's How You Can Register Your Children/Family:

Go to http://www.KidsBowlFree.com

Click on the State and then select the bowling center of your choice. (Waterford River City Lanes)

Register your children to receive Free Bowling all summer long.

Sign up the adults and/or older children for the optional Family Pass which allows up to 4 adult family members including parents, grandparents, or older siblings to join in the bowling fun.

This event is not affiliated with Washington Caldwell School District.

Student & Family Support

Advocate/Aurora offers valuable support for our families through the AAH SFAP program. They offer free, confidential assistance for all students & family members on a variety of topics. Go to http://www.aah.org/sfap for more information.

Outside Opportunities

Waterford High School is hosting several camps this summer for elementary and middle school students. Please check out this link - https://waterforduhs.revtrak.net/summer-camps/#/list

Racine sponsored Resilient Co-Parenting flyer attached.

See the flyer for Swim America attached.

Attached are several flyers for Summer Basketball Camps that are available.

(These opportunities are not affiliated with Washington Caldwell School District.)

Connect with Washington Caldwell

Mr. Kevin McCormick, Superintendent and Principal -- kmccormick@washcald.com

Ms. Kelli Vogt, Assistant Principal -- kvogt@washcald.com

Mrs. Sue Krystowiak, Main Office Secretary -- skrystowiak@washcald.com

Ms. Karen Kaldor, Main Office Secretary -- kkaldor@washcald.com

Dousman Transport Co. 262-910-1310