Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - Fri, Oct 6


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

Important Dates

Game Night TONIGHT, 6-8 p.m.

Scholastic Book Fair on 10/9-10/13 (volunteers needed, volunteers receive a free book) Click on the link: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aaeab2eabf49-volunteer1 to sign-up

Next Thursday, 10/12=Picture Make-up/Re-take Day and class group photos (if you plan to have your student retake their picture, please send their picture packet with them to school next Thursday.)

NO SCHOOL, Friday--October 20th; Staff Development Day


NO SCHOOL, Friday--October 27th; Parent-Teacher Conferences (this is not listed on the district calendar that was sent to homes, but is a day off for JK-5th grade).

At this time there is NO Math Night scheduled for next week at Washington on October 11th

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up

Parent teacher conference sign ups were e-mailed yesterday around 4pm via Signup Genius. Please check your spam folder to make sure you received the e-mail. If you did not receive an e-mail, contact your child's classroom teacher so they can resend the link.

Conferences Dates:
*Thursday, October 26 - 4:30-8PM

*Friday, October 27 - 8AM - 3PM (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THIS DAY)

*Monday, October 30 - 4:30-8PM

PTA Updates...

On Wednesday, mother nature cooperated for our first "Walk to School". All Washington students were invited to enjoy an apple from our "Safe Routes to School" Washington coordinator, Heidi Michel, on the 67th Street sidewalk. Thanks, Heidi!

Look for Winter Walk to School on 2/26 and Bike to School on 5/9.

Please send in your PTA dues if you haven't done so already. Thank you for your support of Washington and all our students and staff.

Next week look for our new web-based "Volunteer opportunities" form in an independent email.

School Hours

At 7:45am students are welcome into the school building for the breakfast program. Before that time there is no adult supervision inside/outside the school building.

Official school hours are from 8:20am until 3:20pm (except Wednesday when students are released from school at 2:20pm). Please pick up your children on time and/or encourage them to come home immediately after school.

Science Technology Engineering Process: Hapara Workspace and Google Classroom

4th and 5th grade teachers are being trained to use Hapara Workspaces and Google Classroom within different content areas. Both of these platforms allow for teachers to prepare differentiated lessons while making it easier for the students to stay organized, collaborate with teachers and peers and manage their work. Check out this video to learn more about Hapara.

Read more by clicking on the following link: STEM Newsletter-Week 4


Hello Washington Families,

The online spirit wear store is open from now until October 15th. Click on this link to begin your shopping : Washington Elementary Spiritwear 2017 Items will be delivered to your child at school end of October/early November. If you are purchasing items for a gift and do not want these items to be delivered to your child or if you have questions please email Jennifer Dugan at jmdugan74@sbcglobal.net. Thanks and happy shopping!

Upcoming Assessments

PALS Testing (K-2nd) - The State of Wisconsin requires that all districts assess the reading readiness of all children enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten to second grade. Our district will assess our students’ readiness by administering PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening). For further information please click on the following documents:

PALS Letter

Parent Info for Pre-K

Parent Info for Kindergarten

Parent Info for Grades 1-2

MAP Testing:

We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of reading and math. SK through 5th grade will use chromebooks in their classrooms to complete the MAP tests.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Each school year, students at the elementary level take the tests during Sept/October, January and May. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth. If you have any questions about MAP testing, please contact your child(ren)’s teacher.

Schedule for MAP Testing @ Washington:

September 25-September 29 Fall MAP – Reading Gr 1 & SK

October 2-October 6 Fall MAP – Reading Gr 2-5

October 9-October 13 Fall MAP – Math Gr 1 & SK

October 16-October 20 Fall MAP – Math Gr 2-5

October Menu

Click on menu for breakfast and lunch options during the month of October.

Sodexo is also offering Fun On The Run meal options in October. Click here for more details.

Click HERE to view a listing of our PAWS Winners for October 6th. Congratulations students and keep up the good work!