Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary-Friday, March 16, 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


During the month of March we are focusing on kindness, which is connected to our school goal of increasing a sense of belonging with our students. We will be using the hashtags #teamkindness and #wearewashington to share our acts of kindness on social media.

Thanks to all students, families and Washington staff for your efforts and participation in creating kindness cards earlier this week.

It was awesome to see our JK through 5th grade students so eager to share their appreciation of so many different people, groups and/or organizations. Click here to view pictures from the kindness project.

Upcoming Kindness Projects -

Kindness Bingo

A kindness Bingo game will be sent home before Spring Break. This is a game that can be played at home with family and/or friends.

Tree of Kindness

A huge Kindness Tree will be created and located on the ground floor near the art room for all to see. Each student will receive paper leaves. On one of the leaves, students will write about how they were kind to others. On the other leaf, students will write about one way others were kind to them. Leaves will then be placed on the tree prior to Spring Break. Extra leaves can be available if students wish to write about another kindness.


Washington Elementary’s First Annual All-School Read!

Where will Edward’s journey take him next? What will his name be? Keep reading Washington! Remember to turn in your trivia slips by Wednesday of each week to be included in the prize drawings. Win school store coupons and more!

Click here to listen to chapters read by special guests and Washington Staff, as well as, links to our pacing guide and trivia questions.

EFW Run/Walk

Below you will find the link to register for the EFW Walk/Run which is Saturday, May 5, 2018. The Activity Number to search is 700001.


5th grade families ONLY...

Mrs. Zimmerman is setting up Academic and Career Portfolio Conferences (ACP) for all 5th grade students. Please find more details in the enclosed document and return the slip at the bottom of the document by March 26. Thank you!

High Interest Day!

Washington Families,

Our highly anticipated High Interest Day will be held on Friday, April 27th sponsored by the Washington PTA. On this day all Washington students participate in activities that are different than our normal academic learning. We have presenters from all over the Milwaukee area come to teach students how to dance, play field hockey, become a journalist and even decorate a cake to name a few.

Do you have a special talent you think students would enjoy; knitting, yoga, making ice cream or pizza? These are just a few things that we would love to have our students try. If not, maybe you know someone you think might be interested in presenting to our students on this day.

If you would like to present to our students fill out this form so we can contact you with more information.

Thank You,

The High Interest Day Team

STEM Program Update

Click here for this weeks STEM Program update which includes information about Coding Club!


Please read the following letter for reminders about head lice. (Letter)

The Wauwatosa School District recently implemented new guidelines for when to keep your child home from school. For more information, click here.


Please read the parking reminders for drop-off and dismissal below:

  • NEVER stop on the East side of 68th Street. There is NO stopping or parking on the East side of the road.

  • Do not park where you see orange traffic cones.

  • Only use the three (15 minute) parking spots at the corner of 68th Street/Garfield Avenue. Cars should NEVER be parked or stopped on the East side of 68th Street near the front door.

  • DO NOT turn around in our neighbors' driveways. Be patient and go around the block.

  • IF you are using the hug and go on 67th Street, do not leave your car. Stay in your car and a staff member will call your child down.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

PTA Updates

NEXT PTA Meeting is Thursday, 3/22 at 6 p.m. in the Maker's Space! Please mark your calendar come learn about the Wauwatosa Park and Recreation Summer Offerings for 2108. (Free child care offered)

Girls on the Run- Registration opened February 1. There are still some spots open if you are interested in having your daughter participate. You can register at https://www.girlsontherunsoutheasternwi.org/. Girl on the Run is open for 3rd-5th graders. Practice will be Tuesday and Thursday after school. For additional questions Chirstie Guertin (clrussell@uwalumni.com).

Timberwolf Trot- Our largest fundraising will be kicking off in just a few short weeks-March 22nd. Please get your list started of family and friends you will be sharing your students fundraising page with. Without this fundraiser the PTA would not be able to support so many wonderful things at Washington: Artist and Resident Program, New Kiln Audio Visual for the Gym and The Amazing Makers Space. We can do this again this year Washington when we work as a team and collect pledges.

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 Van Cuyk (Denisevancuyk@gmail.com). Also, please check with your companies HR department to see if they do a company match-double those dollars you bring in.

Do you want to dance? Our 1st ever Glow Dance Party is going to be held on Friday 4/13. Look for information on Facebook and weekly updates. Volunteers will be needed so spread the word about this family fun event!

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: www.wauwatosaschools.org/communityflyers

The 2018-2019 district calendar is available here.

Also, AMF Bowlero has special offers on early release Wednesdays and non-school days. For all the details, click here.

March Menus

The March breakfast and lunch menus are available below.

March Breakfast Menu

March Lunch Menu

Click HERE to view a listing of our PAWS Winners for March 16th. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!