Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - Happy New Year!


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

Happy New Year!

I hope you enjoyed lots of time with family and friends over the holiday break. We had an excellent start to 2020 these last two days. Although it was a long break and we are all adjusting to the routines and schedules again, kids came back happy and eager to dig in for the new year.

As you may be aware, we have some capital improvement projects occurring at Washington this year. Including but not limited to some heating/cooling, safety, and accessibility projects are the main focus areas. With that being said, there will be some improvements within classrooms and library. Over break, our ground level hallway floor and library floor were prepped for new flooring, which may not be installed until spring break or summer. Some additional work is needed in the library, but hopefully by next week students can visit the library to check out some books!

As I learn more about the timing and scale of projects, I'll share more details.

Happy New Year!

Winter MAP Testing Kindergarten thru Fifth Grade

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.

Schedule for Winter MAP Testing @ Washington:

Week of January 6th Winter MAP – Reading SK-5th

Week of January 13th Winter MAP – Math SK-5th

Week of January 21st Winter MAP – Makeups SK-5th

Fire Drill

We practiced a fire drill at Washington yesterday. Staff and students did an excellent job leaving the school building. I wanted to make you aware incase your student came home last night and talked about it.

PTA Updates

Happy New Year! Please consider volunteering this year.

Math and STEM Night- January 23rd ** we currently don't have anyone to help with this
- Mathnasium will be doing the majority of everything. We will need to just get a STEM project from Mrs. Kimmel. Also, coordinating volunteers and any type of snack

Timberwolf Trot- Help us get amazing incentives and donations for this year's Trot. This can be mainly done from home.

If you are interested in helping out with these two or any upcoming activities please reach out Denise (denisevancuyk@gmail.com) or Laura (lgeisler28@gmail.com)

What's For Breakfast & Lunch in January?

Community Information

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Due to the short week, PAWS winners were not selected this week. We will start up again next week.