Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary-Friday, December 8, 2017


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

I was great to see so many people at the Pancake Breakfast and Shopping Spree last weekend. It was a wonderful event filled with good food, music and most importantly excellent company. Thanks so much to all those who donated items for the Pancake Breakfast, the many staff and family volunteers for helping pull everything together, Jennifer Dugan for organizing the Shopping Spree, the Girl Scout Troops for their donation drive and to Jennifer Cortright and Cari-Ann Schur for taking the lead at helping to pull off our delightful Pancake Breakfast.

The Pancake Breakfast signals the beginning of the Holiday season and kickoffs what typically is a busy December for our families and staff. Please make sure to look at the dates and times of the upcoming concerts below. Our students have been working hard at preparing and are eager to perform.

December also brings the beginning of a new trimester for our students. Teachers have been extremely busy over the past several weeks generating report cards and providing comments on student progress. Please look for report cards today. They will be sent home with students. In addition to your child's report card, you will receive a letter from the district explaining the new math benchmarks, and our school report card with a letter that explains it. I am happy to share that our school 'Exceeds Expectations', which is an improvement from last year.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

STEM Update Newsletter

Click on STEM Newsletter for exciting news about the Innovation Lab Launch Event, STEM Family Night on 1/11/2018 and We Can Code: There is still time to sign your child up for our first ever Coding Club! A flyer was sent home last week with your oldest child and is also available in the STEP newsletter. If you would like to sign up an additional child please e-mail Mrs. Kimmel your child's full name and grade level by Monday.

Mrs. Kimmel - kimmelbe@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

PTA Updates

Thank you Jennifer Cortright and Cari-Anne Schur for a lovely holiday pancake breakfast! What a well-organized event to start off the holiday season. Thank you Washington Staff and volunteers from our Timby Squad, without you this event couldn't happen.

Thank you Jen Dugan for organizing the Holiday Shopping Spree! You helped gather great vendors so Washington could shop locally, thank you.

Let's connect as parents! Washington's 2nd annual parents night out at Ray's on North Avenue will take place on Thursday, 12/14. Mention "Washington Elementary" upstairs AND downstairs to help raise money for our school.

Washington Science Fair

Important Dates:

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

Washington Holiday Concert Schedule

Washington Holiday concert schedule

The holiday season will soon be upon us. Here is a listing of the upcoming concert dates:

Wednesday, December 13, 1:00 PM

3rd-5th grade Holiday Sing /all 3rd-5th grade students perform.

Tuesday, December 19, 2:00 PM (9:30 for AM JK parents only)

All PM/JK-2nd Holiday Sing /all PM/JK -2nd grade students perform.

Wednesday, December 20, 7:00 PM

Band, Jr. Choir and Sr. Choir, 4th and 5th grade Orchestras

Only 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students that are in band, choir and orchestra perform.


Ms. Graber



Right At School (RAS) Day Camps!

RAS is providing all-day camps on the school district upcoming no school days!

December 26-29 will be Winter Break Camp "Gizmos and Gadgets Galore" (click here for flyer).

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.

December Menu

Click on menu for lunch options during the month of December. The breakfast options will be shared another week.

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

Click HERE to view a listing of our PAWS Winners for December 8th. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!