Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - Friday, October 27th


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

Renovations are coming to a close...

We got to eat in the cafeteria this week and it was awesome! The space looks great and the students really appreciated being in the newly renovated space. Mr. Richards, our PE teacher, also appreciated having the entire gym back for his PE classes.

Parent/Teacher Conferences -

For those who have already attended fall conferences, 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. If you have yet to participate in fall conferences, we will include the survey next week.


Thanks to our extremely generous PTA for hosting dinner on Thursday evening for our entire staff prior to Parent/Teacher Conferences. It is such a treat to not have to worry about dinner on long nights! AND, there were treats in the lounge this morning as staff arrived as well. We are blessed to have such a supportive community!

Have a safe weekend.

Mr. Russell

Character Parade

The school building was full of energy yesterday as we had our annual parade of costumes and all the related festivities. Thank you to all the families who volunteered in classrooms yesterday and to those who participated in the Washington Character Parade. I would like to thank the Washington staff for their efforts at keeping students engaged and focused while having fun yesterday! There were some pretty amazing student and staff costumes. Our school picture photographer (VIP) was here during the parade. Pictures will be shared in the school yearbook and posted. Thanks to our fifth grade teachers and students for being our leaders for the parade yesterday. A special thanks to the East Marching Band as we were fortunate to have some members and past Washington students share some spirit and lead us in the parade.

Yo Mama Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser TODAY & Other PTA Updates...

It's costumes, conferences and fro yo, oh my!

The PTA is a diverse group of parents and teachers working together to enrich students lives at Washington. We hope all your students enjoyed the costume/character parade and fall festivities. Additionally, we hope all parents signed up for some one on one time with our staff during Fall conferences.

A day off of school is a great time to visit Yo Mama! TODAY any time between 11 a.m. - 10 p.m is Washington Day at Yo Mama. Mention "Washington Elementary" at check out and they will donate 30% of the proceeds to our school (not including buying gift cards).

Please check students back packs for information regarding:

1) Holiday Keepsake Plates 11/2 & 11/3 from 6-8 p.m. $10 the night of event, no pre-registration. 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.

Science Fair

The Washington Science Fair is scheduled for Thursday, February 8th! Mark your calendar for the parent information night on Monday, November 6th at 6pm in the library. Watch your students back pack for more information soon.

Important Dates

November 16=PTA Meeting

November 22-24=Thanksgiving Break

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.

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up

If you haven't done so already, make sure to schedule a time for fall parent/teacher conferences. Parent teacher conference sign ups were e-mailed last week Signup Genius. Please check your spam folder to make sure you received the e-mail. If you did not receive an e-mail, contact your child's classroom teacher so they can resend the link. A sign-up was also sent to meet with specials teachers (PE, spanish, music, band, orchestra, art, etc.) If you did not receive this sign-up and would like to, please contact the school office at (414)773-1800 or schramga@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

Conferences are still taking place on :

*Monday, October 30 - 4:30-8PM

The Right At School childcare program is happy to announce that their programs are now part of the Wisconsin Child Care Assistance / Subsidy program effective now. This is a huge benefit for the families and students who need the support of the subsidy program to help offset some of the cost of the RAS tuition in order for them to attend. For complete details, click here. A video message about the program is available by click: RAS Introduction.

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)

Learn more about the 3rd grade Solar Challenge in Mrs. Kimmel STEM Newsletter-Week 5

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.

As students are off today (October 27th), PAWS winners were not chosen this week.