Washington Weekly

Friday, March 1, 2019


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

Please Watch!!

The Wild Robot - Week One Intro

The Second Annual Washington All-School Read February 28-March 22, 2019

When Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings?

Yesterday students received their books for Washington’s second annual All-School Read! Our selected title is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Please click here for the family letter introducing our All-School Read.

Check out our All-School Read online for more information on our All-School Read, book description and author bio. Plus, find helpful links to our reading schedule, trivia questions and listen to chapters read by special guests and Washington Staff!

We would love to see pictures of your family enjoying The Wild Robot. Share your pictures using the hashtag #TimbyASR19.

Thank you and happy reading!​​​​​​​

Washington PTA, Staff and

Kelly Beardsley, Kellie DeRango, Jenni Kannass and Angela Quinn - All School Read Committee

Washington Elementary - A Message From Peter Brown

EFW Run/Walk Early Bird Registration--now through March 2nd!

Please consider joining us for the annual EFW Run/Walk which has a new name EFW Rush for Education. This event is Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Chestnut Commons, just southwest of Hart Park.

For those of you who are new to our school, or for those who have not had the opportunity to join us for this community event in the past, here is a little background on the Education Foundation of Wauwatosa. The EFW is a non-profit organization that funds innovative teaching ideas in our schools. The EFW supports our teachers and children and offers them opportunities beyond what the school budget can provide. By supporting this annual Run/Walk, we are “opening doors” for our students. At Washington, EFW has provided funds for our Motor Lab, Coding Club and Math books.

It is our sincere hope that you will join us this year and “walk or run” for education here in Wauwatosa. Even if you are unable to participate you can support the EFW Rush for Education by signing up for the t-shirt only. The event gets larger every year, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to join neighbors and friends for an enjoyable time. Refreshments, prizes, and trophies are just part of the fun.

Online early bird registration is open and runs through March 2. Participation is $25 per person for the timed 5K and $12 for the One Mile Fun Run and Walk. Please use this link to register: Registration

Science and Engineering Fair - Thursday, March 7th

The Science and Engineering Fair is almost here! We are excited to see your work!!

Please bring your projects next Thursday morning, March 7th, between 7:00-8:20 a.m. to the gym for set up. DO NOT park in the HUG & GO!!

Presentations to your classmates will be during the day! (If you need to bring your projects the day before, please give them to the front office and they can be brought to the gym later.)

The Science and Engineering Fair is from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7th. Your science fair t-shirts will be delivered after school on Wednesday and given to you during the day on Thursday, March 7th by your teachers. If you are unavailable during the day on Thursday, you can get yours during the Chili Dinner/Science Fair on Thursday evening, March 7th, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Please wear your t-shirts to the Science and Engineering Fair in the evening! We will be taking a group photo at the beginning of the fair at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room!!

Please remember to also visit the Chili Dinner going on in the multipurpose room from 5:00-5:45 p.m. before the fair. It is a great opportunity to get to know fellow school family members and support the school!

***If you can Volunteer/Bring Goodies/Make Donations to help the Chili Dinner and/or the Washington Science and Engineering Fair--please go to the sign up genius at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f4baaaa2ba0fc1-science1

PTA Update...

We hope every family finds time to enjoy The Wild Robot proudly purchased by the PTA. Thanks to Kellie DeRango, Jenni Kannass, Kellie Beardsley, and Angela Quinn.

Science and Engineering fair is next Thursday 3/7, 6-7:30 Come see the cool projects students have been working on and cheer on your friends. Chili dinner will be served from 5-5:45 p.m. Please consider donating food for the dinner and visiting the Science Fair.


Food for thought...can you see yourself as a PTA board member? Open board positions for 2 year term: Treasurer, Vice President of Programming, President and Vice President. (More specifics on job descriptions to follow soon).

Our Glow Dance is in need of organizing. The date for the dance is April 12th and the DJ is already hired. We'd love to have a new group of parents take this on. It would require writing announcements, sending home permission slips, compiling a check-in list, design a sign up genius for volunteers and some one to fill out a facility use form. (The DJ brings black lights and activities so you're set up and clean up are minor). Please contact Denise Van Cuyk at denisevancuyk@gmail.com.

Plastic Collection-Girl Scout Junior Troop 8689

Today is the last day of plastic collection at Washington for Troop 8689’s Bronze Award. The girls who are participating have collected over 500lbs. of plastic! If you are still interested in collecting plastic, please click HERE for other ways you can appropriately recycle your filmy plastic.

Important Dates

Wed, Mar 6 - 2:20pm Early Dismissal

Thurs, Mar 7 - Science Fair

Thurs, Mar 21 - PTA Meeting

Mon, Mar 25 - Fri, Mar 29 - Spring Break; no classes

Cold Weather Reminder

Just a reminder to send your child(ren) with a coat, gloves, hat, snow pants and boots everyday. Please have all items labeled with your child's name including their boots. The only time we have indoor recess is if the temperature or wind chill is below 0 degrees or it is raining outside.

Health Reminders...

Please read the following documents which include helpful reminders about head lice and when to keep your children home due to illness.

* When to Keep Your Children Home from School

* Head lice tri-fold brochure

* Lice letter

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

March Breakfast/lunch menus, meal application, account payments

Sodexo food service menu app, SoHappy!

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The March menus are available.

Breakfast menu

Lunch menu

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 & District Newsletter

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 **If your child is interested in synchronized swimming, you may want to check out the flyer about the beginner rec club in the link above! Some of our Washington students are in the club.**

The district newsletters that are also available here for your review.

Way to Go Timberwolves!

PAWS Winners for March 1st are available here. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!