Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - Friday the 13th


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

Last Friday, the PTA hosted a very successful Game Night at Washington. Families enjoyed activities such as kickball, basketball, scooter races, board games, Lego building, and . Thank you to Cathy Loringer, Kelly Beardsley, Kellie DeRango and Jenni Kannass for organizing the event. Also, thank you to the many parents and teenagers who volunteered throughout the evening.

We thank Mrs. Margaret Armstrong for organizing the fall book fair as well as those parents who volunteered their time. The book fair will wrap-up today and we look forward to another successful book fair in the spring!

School Photos

Yesterday, Visual Image Photography was at Washington to do picture make-up/re-takes. They also took classroom group photos for the yearbook. 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.

Important Dates

NO SCHOOL, Friday, October 20th - Staff Development Day

Thursday, October 26th - Washington Character Parade


NO SCHOOL, Friday, October 27th - Parent-Teacher Conferences (this is not listed on the district calendar that was sent to homes, but is a day off for JK-5th grade).

*For Washington families who registered for care from Right At School on 10/20 and 10/27, the program will be located at Roosevelt School (2535 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa.)*

Washington Character Parade

The Washington Costume Parade is Thursday, October 26th at 2:30pm. Our fifth grade students will lead the Washington students and staff on a neighborhood parade! Costumes are optional. If students are wearing costumes, please remember sensible shoes, since we will be walking around a couple of blocks, no weapons, and no masks that obscure visibility. Your child’s classroom teacher will provide directions on if students should come to school dressed or if they will change here at school prior to the parade.

Parents are welcome to attend and watch. Parade route: South on 68th Street to Lloyd. East on Lloyd Street to 67th Street. North on 67th Street to playground.

If you are planning on taking your child home after the parade, you must check him/her out in the classroom and in the office.

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.

Conferences Dates:
*Thursday, October 26 - 4:30-8PM

*Friday, October 27 - 8AM - 3PM (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THIS DAY)

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

PTA Updates...

Washington PTA Volunteers Needed!

We want to make this an amazing year for our Washington Community by being able to have all the events we have planned. Many hands make light work! Please consider giving a gift of your time and talents for the benefit of our children. Please submit this form by October 27.

Volunteer Sign-Up

Please contact Denise Van Cuyk (denisevancuyk@gmail.com) with questions.

Science Technology Engineering Math: UPDATE FROM BETH

4th and 5th grade teachers are being trained to use Hapara Workspaces and Google Classroom within different content areas. Both of these platforms allow for teachers to prepare differentiated lessons while making it easier for the students to stay organized, collaborate with teachers and peers and manage their work. Check out this video to learn more about Hapara.

Read more by clicking on the following link: STEM Newsletter-Week 4

Spiritwear - LAST FEW DAYS

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!

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.

REMAINING Schedule for MAP Testing @ Washington:

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

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.

Click HERE to view a listing of our PAWS Winners for October 13th. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!