Washington Weekly

Friday, June 14, 2019


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

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Happy End of the School Year!

Dear Washington Families,

It was an unbelievable day at Washington yesterday starting with the flag raising in the morning to the final minutes of anticipation for the bell to ring. The last day of school is always mixed with so many emotions and yesterday was no exception. There was laughter, excitement, more laughter and even some tears as we closed out another successful school year. Congrats to all the students for moving up to another grade, and to our fifth grade class of students for closing out their elementary career as they head to middle school. We will miss the fifth graders and their talents, personalities, and sense of humor. To the fifth grade families who will no longer have any students at Washington - Thank you! Thank you for leaving your mark on this school and setting the bar extremely high for other families to follow and please know you will always be a part of the Washington family.

We will be sending out some more updates and dates in the very near future, so please be on the lookout. I also plan on sending some updates out about once a month throughout the summer.

As a reminder, we will be mailing home REPORT CARDS and 2019-2020 Class Placements for SK through 5th grade students on June 19th. JK placements (AM/PM) will be sent out later in the summer.

Have a wonderful summer!


Staffing Updates for upcoming school year

As mentioned previously, we want to wish both Mrs. Beth Kimmel and Mrs. Abbey Finn the best as they move on from Washington this year. Mrs. Kimmel has accepted a district position and Mrs. Finn is staying at home with her son for the following school year.

Also, I would like to wish Mrs. Christina Tatrow, Special Education Assistant the best as she moves on from Washington. Mrs. T will not be returning next year and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Finally, please help me welcome the following staff members to our amazing Washington team:

Mrs. Samantha Loeck (pronounced Lake) will be our new art teacher. Mrs. Loeck has been teaching art the past five years at a charter school in Milwaukee.

Ms. Alexandra Lindstrom will be an additional special ed teacher to our current team. Ms. Lindstrom grew up in Wauwatosa and taught special ed this past year in Stoughton.

PTA Update...

Thank you for a wonderful year Washington! Memories were made, smiles were shared and friendships were fostered.

You can help raise money for school this summer simply by downloading the Shoparoo app and taking pictures of retail receipts. Easy money!

Thank you to our outgoing board members, Cassandra Foreen, treasurer, and Jennifer Mattek, Vice President of programming. (The Vice President of programming board seat is still open, please contact Laura Geisler if you're interested). A special thank you to the 5th grade parent volunteers that are leaving Washington a better place than they found it. You will be missed!

Stay tuned this summer for the relaunch of our Scrip gift cards. You can earn money purchasing your gift card through Scrip and then again when you use it. Win, win!

Milwaukee Symphony Neighborhood Residency 2019: Wauwatosa and Washington Heights!

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the We Energies Foundation, the City of Wauwatosa, and the Washington Heights Neighborhood Association presents “Symphony in the Neighborhood” from June 7-16. “Symphony in the Neighborhood” is a 10-day residency project that brings the music out of the concert hall and into the community where people live, work, and play. The MSO will perform free events at unique venues including bars, markets, schools, and churches.

Use this link for more information regarding schedule,times and venues for this wonderful musical opportunity.


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Important Deadline for Youth Football

Dear parents of soon-to-be 4th and 5th Graders:

The Wauwatosa School District believes an outstanding education includes not only academic excellence but also robust extracurricular opportunities. When it comes to athletics, we are fortunate to have community members who have long helped build foundational skills in various sports through the Jr. Trojan and Jr. Raider club programs, preparing Wauwatosa’s youth for future competitive play on the District’s varsity and junior varsity high school athletic teams.

While the Jr. club programs are not operated or sponsored by the District, we do support their efforts to build a network of future athletes and we have been informed that we’re at a critical juncture for youth football in Wauwatosa.

We are told that over the past few years, registration numbers for the Jr. Trojan and Jr. Raider Football programs have gradually declined, particularly on the East side.

Starting this fall, the Jr. Raiders and Jr. Trojans will be combining at all levels of the 5th-8th-grade football program. Fourth-grade students are also allowed to play on the 5th-grade team and each year there are a number of 4th-graders that do participate.

Currently, they only have 10 kids registered for the 5th-grade team for the fall season (this is both East and West side students) and they have one more week to reach the minimum number of 18 to field a 5th-grade team this fall. If the Jr. Trojans cannot maintain numbers for the Club team, we are concerned about the negative impacts that could create for high school teams in the future.

If your son or daughter may be interested in playing youth football, you can learn more at www.tosajrtrojans.com. You can also connect with Dan Keenan, president of the Wauwatosa West Jr. Trojan Football club, via email at trojanprez@gmail.com.

Right At School Summer Camp & Fall Enrollment Contest

Click here for the Washington summer camp flyer. The summer program is at a discounted rate if you register early, $25.00 per week savings.

Also, Right At School is registering for the fall. If you enroll by TODAY, June 14 you will be entered to win a FREE YEAR of Right Club! For all the details, click here.

Important Dates

August 26, 2019=Washington Pool Party/Forms & Fees

August 28, 2019=Parent Information Night/Open House

September 3, 2019=First Day of the 2019-2020 School Year

*More details will follow this summer about the events above*

Community Flyers & District Newsletter

Be sure to check out the community flyers page to find out what is happening in Wauwatosa and the surrounding area: https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/domain/210 **If your child is interested in synchronized swimming, you may want to check out the flyer about the beginner rec club in the link above! Some of our Washington students are in the club.**

The district newsletters that are also available here for your review.