Washington - Caldwell Parent Update

Week of March 20, 2023

Early Release Thursday, March 23 at 12:35 pm/No School Friday, March 24

Spring Break/No School/Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31

School Resumes Monday, April 3

Message from our Principal

Hello Bulldog Families,

We just completed our second Referendum Information Night on Wednesday, March 15. We had several citizens attend the event, as well as representatives from our School Board, including our President, Stacey Forkner, and our Vice President, Kay Borgwardt. We also had representatives from Baird Public Finance and Performance Services present to answer finance and facility questions related to the operational and capital referenda. Thank you to the citizens who were able to attend, as well as to our School Board for their input during the meeting. Please vote April 4!

We recently hosted the Academic Bowl at Washington-Caldwell. The Academic Bowl consists of multiple teams competing against each other in various content areas. There are several area districts that participate in the Academic Bowl including North Cape, Paris, East Troy and Yorkville. Several of our students received ribbons for their outstanding efforts. This is a great event to meet other students and to work together as a school team. Thank you to our middle school team of Mr. Thompson, Ms. Maass and Mrs. Mazurek for their efforts in leading and hosting the event. Thank you!

We want to make you aware that we will be holding an ALICE drill on Tuesday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. This will be a lockdown/barricade drill only. Staff have been working in their classrooms teaching the ALICE curriculum to prepare our students. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this drill.

I have reserved office hours each week to meet with parents to discuss school improvement ideas, concerns or to simply meet with you to increase parent engagement throughout the year. Office hours are on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You may also contact me via email at kmccormick@washcald.com, or by phone at 262-662-3466, Ext. 166.




Calendar of Events

Monday, March 20
  • Volleyball Party 3:40 - 5:30 pm
  • School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
Tuesday, March 21
  • Alice Drill 10:00 am
Wednesday, March 22
  • 7th & 8th Grade Field Trip to WUHS 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Western Racine Forensics Contest 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 23
  • End of 3rd Quarter
  • Student of the Month Assembly 8:45 am
  • Early Release 12:35 pm
  • Staff Work Day 12:35 - 4:00 pm
Friday, March 23
  • No School

Sunday, March 26

  • Wind Lake Screaming Eagles Baseball Practice 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring Break/No School/Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31

School Resumes Monday, April 3

Order Yearbooks NOW!

Washington-Caldwell 2022-2023 yearbooks are now available to order. The cost is $15. Order one now as we will not have extras at the end of the year. Order by April 6! Here is the link. https://mortensen.orderschoolpix.com/56501- use password 'prepay'.


The winner of the Design the Yearbook Cover contest is Molly B! Her design will be on the cover and she will receive a free yearbook. The three runners up will each have their cover design displayed somewhere inside the yearbook! The runners up are Piper W, Charley K, and Caroline W. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!

New Student Information Nights

Please let friends and neighbors know about New Student Information Nights. We have scheduled April 11 and April 13 for families to visit, with teachers and tour the school.

4K Information Night will be April 13.

5K - 8th Grade Information Night will be April 11.

All events will be from 6pm to 7pm.

Spring Blood Drive Washington-Caldwell

The National Junior Honor Society and the American Red Cross are holding a blood drive on Wednesday, April 5 in the Washington-Caldwell gymnasium from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Each person who attempts to donate blood will also receive a cool gift from the Red Cross, and the class that brings in the most donors will win a pizza party for their class! Fill in the coupon attached to record your child’s class and bring it in when you donate. If you have more than one student at Washington-Caldwell, write them all, and they will all receive credit.

Help the Red Cross and the Washington-Caldwell National Junior Honor Society, to get a cool gift and win your child’s class a pizza party.

Schedule Now at RedCross.org http://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

Already have an appointment? Recruit a friend!

NJHS Talent Show - Thursday, April 6

The Washington-Caldwell National Junior Honor Society is hosting a talent show. This event is for Bulldogs from 4K through eighth grade and any teachers or staff. If anyone would like to participate, complete the entry form attached.

Join us on Thursday, April 6 for the 1:30 pm matinee performance or at the 6:00 pm evening performance. A concession stand will be open during the 6:00 show.

4K & 5K Family Night at the Public Library

Check out these special events this April and May from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. at Waterford Public Library. The nights are for 4K & 5K students. Read with your teachers and check out books. Students who are 5 years old can get their own library card too!

Save the Date

Our Spring Concert will be Tuesday, May 16 . More information will be coming out from Mr. Voss! There will be a night time performance at 6pm for all music students. (Students can start arriving at 5:30 pm).

Pizza for a GaGa Ball Pit

Please disregard previous flyer.

The Eighth Grade Class is very close to purchasing and installing a GaGa Ball Pit here at Washington-Caldwell. To conclude the efforts, the eighth grade is once again selling Little Caesar’s items: pizza kits, Crazy Bread kits, cookie dough and more. We are asking the familes of Washington-Caldwell to help.

If you would like to help us out, order online with the directions below.

Place your orders online and pay by credit card.

  • Go to PizzaKit.com

  • Click on ‘Products’, then click on ‘Shop’

  • Select Ship My Order to the Group

  • Enter Fundraiser ID # 423277

  • Follow prompts to create your User ID

Every item purchased earns six dollars towards the GaGa Ball Structure.

The deadline to purchase items is April 14, and the items will be delivered the first week of May to Washington-Caldwell. We will know the exact delivery date when we submit our orders. You will need to pick up your pizzas at school.

If you have any questions, contact Mr. Thompson at 262-662-3466, ext. 104 or tthompson@washcald.com

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is February 6 through April 28.

Do you know of families looking to become part of the Washington - Caldwell School District family? Please have them contact the District at 262-662-3466 for more information. Tell them about our Information Nights too! The deadline for Open Enrollment is April 28. The sooner you apply, the better.

Student & Family Support

Advocate/Aurora offers valuable support for our families through the AAH SFAP program. They offer free, confidential assistance for all students & family members on a variety of topics. Go to http://www.aah.org/sfap for more information.

Weekly Lunch Menu

Monday, March 20

  1. Pancakes & Sausage
  2. Grilled Ham & Cheese
  3. Pizza Dippers
Tuesday, March 21
  1. Beefy Nachos
  2. BBQ Meatball Sub
  3. Pizza Dippers
Wednesday March 22
  1. Crispy Chicken Sandwich
  2. Cowboy BBQ Burger
  3. Pizza Dippers
Thursday, March 23
  1. Pepperoni Pizza
  2. Shrimp Poppers
  3. Pizza Dippers
Friday, March 24
No School

Lunch Menu When School Resumes April 3

Monday, April 3

  1. Hot Dog
  2. Crispy Chicken Sandwich
  3. Pizza Dippers
Tuesday, April 4

  1. Popcorn Chicken
  2. Meatball Marinara Sub
  3. Pizza Dippers
Wednedsay, April 5

  1. Chicken Parmesan w/Pasta
  2. BBQ Rib Sandwich
  3. Pizza Dippers
Thursday, April 6

  1. Pepperoni Pizza
  2. Mini Corn Dogs
  3. Pizza Dippers
Friday, April 7

No School

Outside Opportunities

Waukesha Warhawks Hockey flyer is attached.

Check out three flyers from the Waterford Rec Department.

Aurora Healthcare flyers is attached. (Helping Children & Adolescents develop) & (Think Twice about Gossip)

(These opportunities are not affiliated with Washington Caldwell School District.)

Connect with Washington Caldwell

Mr. Kevin McCormick, Superintendent and Principal -- kmccormick@washcald.com

Ms. Kelli Vogt, Assistant Principal -- kvogt@washcald.com

Mrs. Sue Krystowiak, Main Office Secretary -- skrystowiak@washcald.com

Ms. Karen Kaldor, Main Office Secretary -- kkaldor@washcald.com

Dousman Transport Co. 262-910-1310