Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - Fri, Sept 29th


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


Hello Washington Families,

The online spirit wear store is open from now until October 15th. Click on this link to begin your shopping : Washington Elementary Spiritwear 2017 Items will be delivered to your child at school end of October/early November. If you are purchasing items for a gift and do not want these items to be delivered to your child or if you have questions please email Jennifer Dugan at jmdugan74@sbcglobal.net. Thanks and happy shopping!

October Menu

Click on menu for breakfast and lunch options during the month of October.

Sodexo is also offering Fun On The Run meal options in October. Click here for more details.

Science Technology Engineering Process

The Design Process

We are so excited for Washington students to have many opportunities to make, tinker and create solutions to problems throughout the year. To support this learning the instruction will focus on the Engineering Design Process which is a structured approach to generating and developing ideas. Our goal is for students to use this approach while they build, invent, experiment and engage in their learning.

Design Challenges Have Begun

The fourth and fifth grade students have started the year with 2 design challenges! On the first day of school, students were challenged to work in small groups to create a tall freestanding structure that could support a marshmallow. Sounds easy, but think again! Our students could only use 20 uncooked spaghetti noodles, a yard of tape and a yard of string. Although not all groups were successful with this task, students and teachers were able to use behavioral observations to create group collaboration norms.

Upcoming Assessments

PALS Testing (K-2nd) - The State of Wisconsin requires that all districts assess the reading readiness of all children enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten to second grade. Our district will assess our students’ readiness by administering PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening). For further information please click on the following documents:

PALS Letter

Parent Info for Pre-K

Parent Info for Kindergarten

Parent Info for Grades 1-2

MAP Testing:

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 MAP Testing @ Washington:

September 25-September 29 Fall MAP – Reading Gr 1 & SK

October 2-October 6 Fall MAP – Reading Gr 2-5

October 9-October 13 Fall MAP – Math Gr 1 & SK

October 16-October 20 Fall MAP – Math Gr 2-5

Important Dates

October is a busy month! We're busy compiling information and looking for PTA forms and dues. If you cannot find your form, a white, duplicate copy home was sent home with the oldest or only child today. (If you've already sent in the original green form, thank you!)


Walk to School on 10/4 before school, apples on 67th Street ***Click here for FLYER

Game Night on 10/6, 6-8 p.m. pre-registration required (volunteers are needed to have this event) ***Click on registration and print the form to attend. Send payment and the form to school with your child. Volunteer sign up for Game Night, click on:


"Scholastic Book Fair" on 10/9-10/13 (volunteers needed, volunteers receive a free book)

Click on the link: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aaeab2eabf49-volunteer1 to sign-up

Click HERE to view a listing of our PAWS Winners for September 29th. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!