The Washington Wave
Washington Elementary School PTA Newsletter
Week of October 8, 2023
Mark Your Calendar
Mon, Oct 9: “I am Hopeful Because…” Reflections Art entries due
Fri, Oct 13: Let’s GLOW 70’s Family Fun Dance, $5 tickets only until Monday
Tues, Oct 17: Restaurant Night at Panera
Wed, Oct 18: School time cultural performance: Dancing Storytellers: Indian Mythology and Me
Wed, Oct 18: MADE by Explorers Marketplace
Wed, Oct 25: South Bay Coalition Against Hate presents an Author Talk by Jonathon Conyers at RUHS
Fri, Oct 27: Movie Night
Cold Popsicles on a Hot Friday!
"I am hopeful because..."
Entries for Reflections art are due Monday, Oct 9. Reflections welcomes kids of all abilities to share their creativity. Kids who participate can be recognized at the school, council, district, state and even national levels! You can find key information below and all the details here.
- Categories: Film production, music composition, visual arts, photography, literature, dance choreography. There is a category for special artists as well and kids can enter in one or multiple categories.
- Art entries: Submit entries digitally here
$5 Dance Tickets Still Available
Come join us for a night of dancing & music as we travel back in time to the groovy 70’s! Dress in your best shimmer and sequins and let’s boogie down! There will be photobooths, food trucks, party favors, dancing with a live DJ, and family costume contests! Make great memories with your family and friends!
MADE by Explorers Marketplace is Back
Our Marketplace is packed with lots of students registered.
"Magic Run" Jog-A-Thon
All aboard, Explorers! You don't want to miss this train! Run like you're late for Platform 9 3/4!
Washington's biggest fundraiser is off to a magical start. 233 (out of 786) students registered and $17,000+ raised already!
REGISTER YOUR STUDENT TODAY! Every student will receive a limited edition Magic Run t-shirt when we hit $30,000 in total donations!
To donate without registering a student, click here.
Presenting Jonathan Conyers
A free South Bay community event recommended for parents and secondary school students
You may recall the incredible story of a Humans of New York post featuring Jonathan Conyers and K.M. DiColandrea (nicknamed DiCo) that raised $1.2 million dollars to support a high school debate team. Born into a family crippled by addiction and homelessness, Jonathan "failed" kindergarten and was told he would never succeed academically. But instead, Jonathan found ways to defy the limited expectations placed upon him by building a village to save his own life, and realize his dream to get into medical school. Join us to learn about the teachers, his debate coach, drug dealers, and a boy named Diego who changed his life. More detail and to register
Explorers Walked and Rolled
Thank you to PTA VP of Health, Megan Hixson, and Walk and Roll to School Chair, Katie Ruiz, for getting us on a safe and healthy path to school! Thanks to Dr. O'Grady, Ms. Hertz, and everyone else who participated! Walk and roll on!