Welcome to Washington Elementary

October 2019

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Coming up

October 2nd - Count Day

October 4th - Homecoming

October 9th - Late Start, Classes begin @ 9:45 am ~ Bottle Drive

October 17th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Detroit Zoo

October 18th - FUN RUN

October 21st - STP Meeting @ 6:30 pm

October 22nd - Picture Retakes

October 23rd - Unity Day, Wear Orange!

October 28th - 4th Grade Field Trip to Greenfield Village

October 31st - Halloween Parade ~ 1/2 day for Students, classes dismiss @ 11:40 am

From the Principal

Karen Bracey


This year our school will be focusing on the importance of good attendance and being on time. We understand that children may miss school for illness and we want them to stay home until they are able to attend without impacting the health of others, however, students that miss more than 10% of the school year which is 18 days or more are significantly more at risk for overall school success. Students making up school work cannot replace the valuable direct instruction that occurs daily in the classroom. A student getting to school on time is important as it sets the importance of timeliness which is a top work trait that employers have shared as an important trait they would like to see taught in our public schools.

Friendly Reminders

  • If end of day transportation will be different, please contact the office before 2:45 pm or send in a note to let us know of the changes. We are unable to accept changes directly from your child.
  • If before or after school child care is needed, please contact Latchkey @ 388-0107.
  • We have Marysville High School home sporting event student tickets available for purchase in the office. These are for regular season games and they are $2.00/ticket.
  • Check out Washington’s calendar for monthly events on the Marysville Public Schools website.

Student Council

Student Council would like to thank all the students who wrote an essay and ran for leadership positions. All the students did a wonderful job, and we would like to congratulate the following students;

President: Josephine Dimick

Vice President: Mackenzie Barnes

Secretary: Damian Givinsky

Treasurer: Kenna Adams

Project Coordinator: Brady Wright

Project Coordinator: Grace Woodburn

Student Council has kicked off a successful school year by selling pom pom’s for the St. Clair County Child Abuse & Neglect Council. All proceeds we made will go directly to them. This year, our focus will be to support local charities and help where we can. Our next community service project will be the Salvation Army can food drive which will take place after Thanksgiving.

Eagle Scout Project

We would like to thank Cody Closs, MHS student, for selecting Washington School as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Cody painted our extra parking lines on 16th Street, painted 4Square, Hopscotch, and Basketball Keys on the playgrounds and built our Buddy Bench for the lobby. In addition, he raised close to $100 for our beautification painting in our student bathrooms that our staff worked on over the summer.

Bathroom Beautification

We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated staff at Washington School. Many of our staff as well as their family members spent many hours painting our student bathrooms. Our goal was to continue to encourage students to believe in themselves and be leaders. We felt the student bathrooms would be a great start to decorate and inspire with quotes of leadership, kindness, and doing the right thing.

Halloween Celebration Information

Dear Parents,

The students at Washington School will be enjoying a celebration at school for Halloween on Thursday, October 31st that includes traditional activities and some activities that focus on a Fall Harvest theme as well. Above all, we want our students to have a safe and stress-free celebration.

Here are a few guidelines for parents and students to enjoy a safe day:

  • Students have the option of wearing or not wearing costumes for their classroom activities.
  • If a student does choose to wear a costume, they may come to school dressed in the costume. Any costume accessories may be brought to school in a bag and must remain in the bag until the start of the parade.
  • All costume make-up should be saved for the evening neighborhood trick or treat activity.
  • Masks may not be used for the school parade for safety reasons.
  • No look-alike weapons (swords, guns, etc.) should be brought to school for use as part of the costume.
  • Violent costumes are never appropriate for elementary school-aged children.
  • Any adult in the building as a guest or volunteer MUST report to the office to sign-in.
  • Parents attending class parties are asked not to bring younger siblings or small children.

Our staff has great plans for a fun time with their students. Our parade of classrooms begins at 9:00 am in front of the school. This is always a popular way for parents to see their child and take that special picture. In the event of poor weather, parents can go straight to the gym. The parade will march through the gym. Parade watchers will not need to register in the office for this short visit.

We look forward to enjoying the celebration of Fall in a safe way for all.

As a reminder that day is an early dismissal day, students get dismissed at 11:40 am.

Mrs. Bracey

Marysville Public Schools Board of Education

Dave Schmorrow, President ~ Kevin Palmateer, Vice President ~ Nicole Winston, Secretary ~ Dave Watson, Treasurer ~ Michelle Kut, Trustee ~ Barry Kreiner, Trustee ~ Ben Lasher, Trustee