Washington Weekly

Friday, February 22, 2019

CONTACT US

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

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

All Washington families and staff are invited to join together to read a special book at home during a four week period starting February 28, 2019 and ending March 22, 2019. The title of our All-School Read will be unveiled next Thursday, February 28th at our kick-off assembly. The Read Across America celebration is also next week on Friday, March 1st, so, let's celebrate with a Rockin' Readin' Week here at Washington!


Here's the fun line-up:

Monday, 2/25: Hat Day

Tuesday, 2/26: Silly Socks Day

Wednesday, 2/27: Wacky Wednesday

Thursday, 2/28: Pajama Day (All school-read assembly)

Friday, 3/1: Black & White day (for all of that black and white in books!!)

Looking forward to an awesome week of reading!


Thanks to the generous donations from our school community during our annual Timberwolf Trot, the PTA was able to purchase every JK-5th grade family at Washington a copy of the selected book. Families will also receive an informational letter, trivia questions and pacing guide which lists each night’s reading. Students will have the chance to win fun prizes for turning in their trivia slips!


What will our title be? Find out February 28th!

Traffic Reminders

Please take note:


  1. 67th Street is ONE way SOUTHBOUND during drop-off and pick-up. Between 7:00-8:30am and 2:00-3:30pm traffic is only allowed to move southbound.
  2. Thank you ahead of time for being considerate to our neighbors on 67th and all around our building by NOT blocking driveways nor turning around in driveways. 67th street is extremely busy in the morning and at dismissal so your continued efforts at being patient and follow the posted rules help keep everyone safe.
  3. There is a handicap parking sign posted on the north end of the cutout on 67th Street. Cars, buses and daycare vans should avoid this area at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.


Please review the link, Safe Routes to School: School Map, for some important reminders to help improve the safety of students and others around Washington School.


Thanks for your cooperation!

Science and Engineering Fair Design Winners!

Congratulations to the following students:


Designs for the T-shirts: Teagan Hegg and Preston McCullough (front and back of the t-shirt)


Designs for the Posters: Bryan Noe, Donovan Potts, and Anna Cosgrove

PTA Update...

Girls on the Run Registration:

Girls on the Run will return to Washington this Spring and registration opened February 1st! This program is a girl’s empowerment group for 3-5th graders that meets twice per week after school on Tuesdays and Thursday. Registration is capped at 15 girls.

Sign up at www.girlsontherunsoutheasternwi.org starting today.


Volunteers NEEDED:

We want to continue to have all of our wonderful events. To do this we need volunteers to step forward and assist with planning beforehand and volunteering the day of.

Below are areas we are looking for help in the next few months. Please let Denise (denisevancuyk@gmail.com) or Laura (lgeisler28@ gmail.com) know if you can give the gift of time.

-Girls On The Run-Looking for additional coaches. Practice is Tues/Thurs after school. Coaches' student gets a discount to participate. Coaches receive an annual discount at Athleta!

-Science Fair/STEM Night-lead the chili dinner night of. A sign up will go out to families to donate.

- Timberwolf Trot- Do you have a business or know someone that owns a business? We are looking for incentives for the students and/or $65 sponsorships. Also, we are looking for additional hands to help with following up and contacting local businesses.

Contact Denise (denisevancuyk@gmail.com) or Laura (lgeisler28@ gmail.com) if you can give the gift of time.

Plastic Collection-Girl Scout Junior Troop 8689

The Washington Junior's Troop is doing a plastic collection. For all the details on what plastics they are collecting and where to place your donations in the school building, click HERE.

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

Important Dates

Wed, Feb 27 - 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.

February Breakfast/lunch menus, meal application, account payments

Sodexo food service menu app, SoHappy!

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The February 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 February 22nd are available here. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!