Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - Friday, November 3rd


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

Updates from Mr. Russell

Art Long-Term Substitute

Please help me congratulate Mrs. Finn on the birth of her son, Mica James Finn. Mom and baby are doing very well.

Mrs. Finn is is taking maternity leave and will be at home until the beginning of February. Her long-term substitute will be Ms. Jeanne Bril. Some of you may recall, Ms. Bril recently retired from Wauwatosa and Washington two years ago. Ms. Bril has 25 years of experience teaching art in Wauwatosa and was beloved by students, staff and families. We are fortunate to have her back as she knows the curriculum and is familiar with our building and district. Due to Mrs. Finn having the baby a few weeks early, we will have a sub this week until Ms. Bril is able to join us for the week of November 6th.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thank you for attending fall conferences. If you have not done so already, we would love your feedback on how to make future events the most impactful. Your time and input is very much appreciated and helpful in future planning. Please click HERE to participate in the survey.

Packer Spirit Wear

The Packers need some help! Lots of kids asking about wearing their Green and Gold on Monday. Students are encouraged to wear their Green and Gold on Monday!

Veteran's Day Observance

We will be honoring Veterans for their services to the United States next Friday, November 10th. Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue to school that day.

Have a great weekend,

Mr. Russell

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PTA Updates

We hope everyone enjoyed Halloween! There are some exciting things coming up at Washington. Make sure to take advantage of the fun at school and also get involved.

Please check students back packs for information regarding:

1) Holiday Keepsake Plates - November 2 & November 3 (today) - 6pm-8pm

Students design artwork on plates which preserve their creativity for years to come.

2) City Tins fundraiser: due by 11/10

Co-founded by a former Washington parent this fundraiser helps parents get out of the house and receive $10 off $25 tab to local eateries. Check out a tin for your family and give others as gifts. Link: City Tins

3) PTA Meeting, November 16 -- Guest Speaker, Washington Music Teacher--Ms. Graber

We still need volunteers for many of our events throughout the year. Please fill out the volunteer opportunity survey here and give the gift of your time. We need volunteers to have these events.

Washington Science Fair--Parent Information Night next Monday, November 6 at 6pm

The Science Fair Registration Packet was sent home with students earlier this week. To register, click here.

Important Dates:

Parent Info Night - Next Monday, November 6th at 6pm in the school library

Registrations Due - November 15th – electronic submission only

Support Session – December 7th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Koeble’s room (208)

Support Session – January 4th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Koeble’s room (208)

Support Session – January 18th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Koeble’s room (208)

Science Fair - February 8th at 6pm in the Washington gym

Important Dates

November 16=PTA Meeting

November 22-24=Thanksgiving Break; No School

November 27=End of 1st Trimester

“ The Smidgeons and the Glugs “ book for sale

“ The Smidgeons and the Glugs “ is an original fairy tale written by J E Raven, better known around Washington as “ Mr. R”. After nearly twenty years of teaching/coaching, Mr. R retired from teaching in January 2016 to care for his terminally ill partner and fiancé, Deborah.

Following her passing, Mr. R made the decision to try to follow through with something the two had talked about over the weeks of hospital stays, chemo treatments and just time spent together; No one, especially children, should have to face cancer without hope. Cures must be found, but cures take research and research costs money…a lot of money. From that thought the idea of writing a children’s book and donating profits to cancer research was born. A year and a half later the idea is a reality !

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Mr. R's book, you can do so by clicking on the link: “ The Smidgeons and the Glugs “

The Children’s Theatre of Wauwatosa will continue its 81st season with a performance of Switch Witch by Sunset Playhouse, on Saturday, November 11, at Longfellow Middle School. The box office opens at 1:30 and the program begins at 2PM. All seats (open seating) are $5 with a free ticket for every four purchased. The bonus ticket is good for the current show or any future performance in the series.

Longfellow is located on the corner of 76th Street and North Avenue. Parking is available behind the school and on the 76th Street side of the building.

The Children’s Theatre of Wauwatosa, one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating theaters for children, is an arm of the Wauwatosa Recreation Department under the supervision of the Wauwatosa Board of Education.

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: http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/Wauwatosa_School_District/Community/Community_Flyers

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

Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM)

4th grade students designed an eruption this week in class. Learn more about it in Mrs. Kimmel

STEM Newsletter-Week 6

November Menu

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

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

Click HERE to view a listing of our PAWS Winners for November 3rd. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!