Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - Friday, May 4, 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

Timberwolf Trot: Amazing, colossal, epic fundraising effort timberwolves!

Together our school raised an awesome $26,139.04.

If your family wants to sneak in more money the fundraising site does not close until 11:59 p.m. tonight. It came down to the wire but every single class achieved their $1000 goal! There is an extra recess and frozen treats in everyone's future. Mr. Russell and some staff will need to find a comfy pair of PJs to sleep on the roof on Wednesday, May 23rd. Mark your calendars!

Stay tuned for Monday's announcements when we raffle off our grand prize limo ride from Go Riteway and our other grand prize an Ollie from Bespectacled. Please check backpacks next week as giftcards from local businesses will be sent home to raffle winners.

Teacher appreciation week is next week. Don't forget to let the Washington staff know how special they are to you and your student(s). There are still a few spots open for giftcards, cash donations and food. Check out the sign up genius and sign up to help make next week memorable.


Gym Reminder

The weather is nice and everyone wants to wear sandals to school but on PE days please make sure students either wear tennis shoes to school or bring a pair of tennies to change into. If a student isn't in tennis shoes, Mr. Richards will have the student sit out of the gym activity.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Bike To School Day--May 9th

Mark your calendar and plan to take part in Bike to School Day! For all the details, see flyer below.
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2018-2019 School Year--Are You Returning?/Class Placement Input

Attention parents: We are asking for your help in preparing for the 2018-19 school year.

Are you returning to Washington?

If your child(ren) currently attends Washington, and you will be leaving our school or the district for any reason (moving, private school, etc.), please let us know as soon as possible. Knowing that information over the summer will help us plan for projected class sizes, staffing needs and more for next school year. Click on LINK to fill out the form. Thank you in advance for your help.

Class Placement: We are requesting your feedback through the Student Information Form HERE. We value your input and want to take it into consideration as we determine classroom assignments. Please note, requests for specific teachers will not be considered. Thank you for working with us to provide the best learning environment for your child(ren). Please return this information to the office by May 11th.

Wauwatosa School District Facilities Survey

The Wauwatosa School District is continuing to gather broad community input in our long-range master facilities planning process.

In the next two weeks (mid-to-late April), all Wauwatosa residents will receive a facilities planning survey from the District. Please watch for this in your mailbox and take 10 minutes to complete the survey. Your input matters and we look forward to hearing from you.

When the survey arrives, read the front page carefully. It includes instructions for how to obtain a second survey if you have more than one adult member in your household that wants to participate. Additionally, District parents and staff will receive an emailed link. Paper copies will also include a link for completing the survey online. We encourage you to take the survey in whichever format you feel most comfortable.

Click HERE for a flyer to share on your social media accounts to help increase awareness of the survey's upcoming arrival and encourage your neighbors, friends and family who are residents to participate.

The results of the survey will be presented to the Wauwatosa School Board, the Facilities Advisory Committee, and the community during the June 11th Board meeting. You are invited to attend.

Results will also be shared via our District website and District communication.

Washington Spring Concert

Monday, May 21, 7:00 PM

Please join the Washington Band, Choirs and Orchestras for an evening of great music. Performers include: 5th grade Band members, 3rd grade Jr. Choir members, 4th and 5th grade Sr. Choir members, 4th and 5th Grade Orchestra members.

We look forward to sharing our talents with the Washington community.

JK Summer Camp Rollout

Right At School is pleased to announce the 2018 JK Summer Camp! They will be at Jefferson Elementary offering a variety of fun activities, such as special guests, sports and games, arts and crafts, science, and plenty of water activities.

Registration is NOW OPEN!!!

Register here: https://rightatschool.com/summer-wauwatosa/

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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.

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.

May Menus

The May breakfast & lunch menus are available below.

May Breakfast Menu

May Lunch Menu

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances Sodexo needs to change the menu on Tuesday, May 8 and on Wednesday, May 9th.

Tuesday, May 8th - Cheesy Baked Pasta w/Roll will not be served. It will be replaced with a hamburger.

Wednesday, May 9th - Chicken & Gravy over Brown Rice will not be served. It will be replaced with pancakes & turkey sausage.**

PAWS Winners for May 4th are available here. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!