Updates from Washington Elementary - Saturday, November 11
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
Garfield JK Entrance - Closed starting on Monday, Nov 13th
Starting on Monday, November 13th the JK entrance off of Garfield will be closed due to sidewalk masonry work. JK families should use the 67th or 68th street doors to enter and drop-off. Ms. Gordy will be using the 68th street doors for dismissal. A separate email will be sent to JK families as well.
Also, as you know, we've already had some chilly days. Thank you so much for making sure students come to school with the appropriate gear for the weather.
Have a wonderful weekend,
We hope everyone enjoyed Halloween! There are some exciting things coming up at Washington. Make sure to take advantage of the fun at school and also get involved.
Reminder: PTA Meeting, November 16 -- Guest Speaker, Washington Music Teacher--Ms. Graber. For all the details click on: meeting flyer
We still need volunteers for many of our events throughout the year. Please fill out the volunteer opportunity survey here and give the gift of your time. We need volunteers to have these events.
Timby Squad Penny Drive
Benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Society
The fifth grade Timby Squad is facilitating a coin drive for “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Society.” Families are invited to donate any spare change during the weeks of November 13th through November 17th. Last year Washington raised over $900. All students will be given individual collection boxes to collect any spare change. Each day the Timby Squad members will visit the classrooms to collect any returned collection boxes. The Washington donation will be made in honor of Colleen Koeble Johnson, daughter of Mrs. Donna Koeble (4th Grade Teacher) who has been fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since 2016. Colleen is a former Washington Timberwolf.
Update: Colleen was given the great news on November 8th that she is in remission. The money we raise will fund research that helps find cures for cancer!
Thank you for your support.
Go Orange Food Drive
Beginning this Monday, November 13th and running through Friday, November 17th Sodexo is once again challenging the ten elementary schools to surpass our previous year’s food donations for Tosa Cares Food Pantry. During year one we donated 1,177 pounds, during year two we donated 1,892 pounds, during year three we donated 1,188 pounds and last year we donated 821 pounds. That is a little over 2 ½ tons of food! We would love to hit our goal of 1 TON this year! We would also like to encourage all students and staff to wear orange on Friday, November 17th. All children and staff that bring in non-perishable food item and/or wear orange will receive an “I Am Helping to Stamp out Hunger” commitment pledge card to sign and hang on the “GO ORANGE” wall in their school’s cafeteria.
Washington Science Fair
Registrations Due - November 15th – electronic submission only
Support Session – December 7th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Koeble’s room (208)
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
Important Dates including the Washington Holiday Concert Schedule
City Tin orders are due this Monday, 11/13, by the end of the school day.
Friday, 11/17 is our first all school popcorn day. No charge for anyone, enjoy.
November 16=PTA Meeting
November 22-24=Thanksgiving Break; No School
November 27=End of 1st Trimester
December 2- Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shopping
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-4th 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.
“ The Smidgeons and the Glugs “ book for sale
“ The Smidgeons and the Glugs “ is an original fairy tale written by J E Raven, better known around Washington as “ Mr. R”. After nearly twenty years of teaching/coaching, Mr. R retired from teaching in January 2016 to care for his terminally ill partner and fiancé, Deborah.
Following her passing, Mr. R made the decision to try to follow through with something the two had talked about over the weeks of hospital stays, chemo treatments and just time spent together; No one, especially children, should have to face cancer without hope. Cures must be found, but cures take research and research costs money…a lot of money. From that thought the idea of writing a children’s book and donating profits to cancer research was born. A year and a half later the idea is a reality !
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Mr. R's book, you can do so by clicking on the link: “ The Smidgeons and the Glugs “
The Children’s Theatre of Wauwatosa will continue its 81st season with a performance of Switch Witch by Sunset Playhouse, TODAY, Saturday, November 11, at Longfellow Middle School. The box office opens at 1:30 and the program begins at 2PM. All seats (open seating) are $5 with a free ticket for every four purchased. The bonus ticket is good for the current show or any future performance in the series.
Longfellow is located on the corner of 76th Street and North Avenue. Parking is available behind the school and on the 76th Street side of the building.
The Children’s Theatre of Wauwatosa, one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating theaters for children, is an arm of the Wauwatosa Recreation Department under the supervision of the Wauwatosa Board of Education.
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.