Washington Weekly

Friday, November 2, 2018


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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Fall Conference Survey

Thank you to all the parents who attended fall conferences. We would love your feedback on how to make future events the most impactful. Your time and input is very much appreciated and helpful in future planning. Please click HERE to participate in the survey

Washington Character Parade

The school building was full of energy on Wednesday as we had our annual parade of costumes and all the related festivities. Thank you to all the families who volunteered in classrooms and to those who participated in the Washington Character Parade. I would like to thank the Washington staff for their efforts at keeping students engaged and focused while having fun! There were some pretty amazing student and staff costumes. Our school picture photographer (VIP) was here during the parade. Pictures will be shared in the school yearbook. Thanks to our fifth grade teachers and students for being our leaders for the parade. A special thanks to the East Marching Band as we were fortunate to have some members and past Washington students share some spirit and lead us in the parade.

Important Dates

Wed, Nov 7th - Early Release 2:20 dismissal

Wed, Nov 14th - PTA Meeting

Wed, Nov 21 through Mon, Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Break (school resumes Tues, Nov 27)

Fri, Dec 7 - Report cards sent home

PTA Update...

Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shop

The Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shop are just around the corner on Saturday, December 1st. Eat, shop and catch a picture with the big guy. Volunteers are needed and you can register here for your breakfast. Please pre-register as we only have a select number of tickets available at the door.

Purchase Tickets Here: https://squareup.com/store/washington-elementary-pta-4

Lend a Hand to Help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FACA92FAAF85-washington4

Candy Donations

Are you feeling overwhelmed with the Halloween Candy in your house? Drop off your leftover Halloween candy at Washington and we will sent it to the troops overseas and given to local retired Vets through the For All The Right Reasons nonprofit organization. A red bin will be placed by Mrs. Gordon office.

Keepsake Plates

Thank you to Bonnie Jones for our keepsake plates event (mugs and tumblers, too)! A wonderful Washington tradition.

City Tins

Look in student's backpacks next week for information regarding "City Tins". Purchase them for yourself and as gifts.

Spirit Wear

Are you thinking of holiday gifts? Washington Spirit wear would be a great gift for your student. Order and purchase online.


Kick Reading Into Over Drive!

For more information on this school library initiative, click on link.

Reminder--Referendum Fact Sheet

Referendum Fact Sheet - The Referendum 2018 Fact Sheet was mailed to all Wauwatosa residents at the end of last week. Watch your mailbox this week for its arrival. Please remind your neighbors or family members who are residents to watch their mailbox as well! The Fact Sheet includes important information about what is on the November 6 ballot, what the proposed projects are, why the District is proposing this plan, tax impact, and how to learn more.

Learn more about the Referendum:

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Health Reminders...

Please read the following documents which include helpful reminders about head lice.

* Head lice tri-fold brochure

* Lice letter

We will continue to send these reminders out periodically during the school year.

Breakfast/lunch menus, meal application, account payments

The November menus are available.

Breakfast menu

Lunch menu

The free and reduced meal program application is available by clicking this link: app (you will need to print the application and turn it into the school office.

There is also an option to complete the application online by clicking this link: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/WAUS01

Did you know that you can make meal account payments and check balances by signing up at https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome

If you prefer, you can also submit cash or check payments in the school office and we will put them in the meal programs drop box to be added to the account on the same day. Checks should be made payable to Wauwatosa School FSD.

Community Flyers

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

Way to Go Timberwolves!

PAWS Winners for November 2nd are available here. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!