Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - October 20


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


Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences...

> There is NO School for JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS tomorrow, Monday, October 21st

> There is NO School for ALL STUDENTS this Friday, October 25th

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The sign-up links for Parent Teacher Conferences were sent out a few weeks ago. In case you missed the email, here is a link to it: conference sign-up

Washington Character Parade - Thursday, October 31st

The parade is scheduled for Thursday, 10/31 at 2:30pm. Our 5th graders will lead all other students and staff on a neighborhood parade! Costumes are optional. If students are wearing costumes, please remember to wear 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 whether 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 the parade. Parade Route: South on 68th Street to Lloyd. East on Lloyd Street to 67th Street. North on 67th Street to playground.

If you are plan on taking your child home after the parade, you must ENTER through 68th street doors and check him/her out of the office.

Safety Drills

Dear Washington Families,

We practiced our first HOLD/Medical Emergency drill on Friday. I wanted to inform you in case your child came home and talked about it. We are required to do several safety drills throughout the year. We will inform parents about these drills as we practice them. During a HOLD drill, our students and staff are asked to remain in their rooms with doors shut as our crisis team responds to a possible medical emergency. Students and staff can continue with business as usual in the classrooms, but are asked to HOLD in that location until an 'all clear' is announced. Once again, our students and staff handled it amazingly well and our crisis team was able to practice and assess ways to respond promptly in the event there would be medical assistance needed.


Washington families! Don’t miss it! The fall Scholastic Book Fair is next week and features great new titles! The fair runs October 21st-25th. Students will have the opportunity to visit two times, once to preview, and again to purchase. Family Night will be held on Thursday, October 24th, during conferences.

Great new feature: eWallet!
-great alternative to cash
-safe and secure
-Easy to set a spending limit
-funds available immediately
-Unused funds are returned to you card

Find out school at Scholastic.com/fair

Interested in helping? A few opportunities are still available.


Destination Imagination @ Washington!

For more information, click on the links below:

DI is in need of volunteers. Please contact Marc Beaudoin at: marcebeaudoin@gmail.com if you are interested.

DI Letter

19-20 Challenge Overviews

PTA Updates...

With the change of weather headed our way, it may be time to order some new spirit wear. Please check out our store.


Mark your calendars with a date change for Digital Family Night on November 14th. THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR ALL WASHINGTON FAMILIES. Let's meet to discuss technology with our students. We'll eat pizza and raffle off three Kindle Fires! Look for an upcoming RSVP.

We're still looking for volunteers throughout the year. Did you have fun at Game Night? Do you want events like that to continue? Please fill out our volunteer form so we can connect you with the right people.


Box Tops!

We will continue to accept physical box tops until there are no more, provided that they are still in date. You may already have noticed the changes on the packaging from products that you typically buy. Moving forward, please install and use the app. It is very easy to use, and we hope to still be able to count on this as a way to make money for our school. For that we will need your help! Please note below, from just one receipt, $2.90! Exponentially we can really make this work!

Right At School Before/After School Program, JK Wrap Around Care

Registration is open for JK wrap-around program and before and after-school care offered at each Wauwatosa School District elementary school through our provider, Right At School.

How to register for the Right At School programs:

  • Head to www.rightatschool.org
  • Click on “Find a Program” at the top of the page
  • Enter your zip code
  • Register at the school your child attends
  • Select the program(s) of your choice (JK Wrap, Early Adventures – before-school care, or The Right Club – after-school care)

Additionally, here is a list of helpful parent FAQs regarding the Right At School programs.

If you have any additional questions or if you need help while registering for the Right At School programs, please contact the number for Right At School that is listed on each of the flyers.

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When: Mon. afternoons, Tues. afternoons or Wed. mornings

What: Help Mrs. Pankratz check in and shelve books while she recovers from surgery

Why: Help the school community

Who: Please email Mrs. Pankratz if you can help:

pankracl@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us or call: 773-1878

Attendance Reminder

If your child(ren) will be late or absent from school, please be sure to leave a voicemail on the absence/illness line (414)773-1802 or email Mrs. Gordon hillgobr@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us and your child's teacher.

Thank you!

Community Information

Please click on the link below for flyers.


Way to Go Timberwolves!

Click here for the October 18th PAWS winners. Congrats students and keep up the good work!