Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - October 25


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

Washington Character Parade - Thursday, October 31st

The parade is scheduled for Thursday, 10/31 at 2:30pm. Our 5th graders will lead all other students and staff on a neighborhood parade! Costumes are optional. If students are wearing costumes, please remember to wear sensible shoes since we will be walking around a couple of blocks, no weapons, and no masks that obscure visibility. Your child's classroom teacher will provide directions on whether students should come to school dressed or if they will change here at school prior to the parade.

Parents are welcome to attend and watch the parade. Parade Route: South on 68th Street to Lloyd. East on Lloyd Street to 67th Street. North on 67th Street to playground.

If you are plan on taking your child home after the parade, you must ENTER through 68th street doors and check him/her out of the office.

REMINDER--NO SCHOOL JK - 12th Grade -- Friday, November 1st (Professional Learning Day for Teachers)

Book Fair

Thanks to our amazing parent volunteers and PTA for their work behind the scenes in order to get the book fair up and running for our school community this week. Again, we aren't able to have some of these great opportunities without parent support, so thank you so much!!

This place is so much fun!!

One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to visit so many classrooms and speak with students and staff. There is always so much I learn from how teachers have designed their instruction to the questions the students ask on a daily basis. Our classroom teachers are pairing up with a buddy classroom over the next month to engage in some activities together. This ultimately strengthens our community, allows students to work with others and our students are engaged, learning and having fun!

This week I happened to catch Ms. Gordy's class working with Mrs. DeRango's first graders and Mrs. Anderson's fourth graders. They were working together on a design challenge in the Makerspace. They did a great job working together, problem solving and listening to one another throughout their time together. It was awesome!

Also, our fifth grade students have been working on a Timby Telecast that will be a different way to engage students in the morning beyond our traditional PA announcements. They created their first telecast and I can't wait for more. Thanks to our fifth grade teachers, Mrs. Kimmel and all of the students who worked on this telecast and many more to come! Finally, thanks to EFW for their funding of this awesome project!

Finally, our Senior Kindergarten students enjoyed Fancy Nancy Day on Thursday! Everyone looked very dapper and fancy, including our teachers!

Timby Telecast 10/23/19

Parent/Teacher Conferences In Progress...

If you missed the link to sign-up, here it is: conference sign-up

Destination Imagination @ Washington!

For more information, click on the links below:

DI is in need of volunteers. Please contact Marc Beaudoin at: marcebeaudoin@gmail.com if you are interested.

DI Letter

19-20 Challenge Overviews

PTA Updates...

With the change of weather headed our way, it may be time to order some new spirit wear. Please check out our store.


Mark your calendars with a date change for Digital Family Night on November 14th. THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR ALL WASHINGTON FAMILIES. Let's meet to discuss technology with our students. We'll eat pizza and raffle off three Kindle Fires! Look for an upcoming RSVP.

We're still looking for volunteers throughout the year. Did you have fun at Game Night? Do you want events like that to continue? Please fill out our volunteer form so we can connect you with the right people.


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!

Right At School Before/After School Program, JK Wrap Around Care

Greetings Washington Families!

WIth the afternoons getting dark sooner and weather getting colder Right At School is here to provide a safe and warm after school environment for your child! At Right At School, your child will engage in fun activities that stretch the imagination, create unique learning opportunities, and build new friendships. While your child is with us, you can have peace of mind knowing they are right here at their school!

Register today at www.rightatschool.com

See you soon!

Washington's RIght At School Team

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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!

Community Information

Please click on the link below for flyers.


We did not have PAWS winners this week due to October 25th being a non-school day.