Washington Weekly Summer Edition #1

Updates from Washington Elementary - Friday, July 6th


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

Updates from the Office

Happy Summer! I'll be sending some occasional updates throughout the summer to keep families informed with important information. It's been a busy June and start to the summer, but as always I am looking forward to July. My family is celebrating the 4th of July in Door County and then we will be headed on a two week road trip out west to Yellowstone. Very excited!

Please help me welcome the following people to Washington for the upcoming school year -

  • Daryl Hanson - School Pyschologist
  • Maggie Smith - School Social Worker
  • Grace Vargas - Spanish Teacher

Beginning of school opening events -

School begins in the fall on Tuesday, September 4th. Our staff and PTA have a variety of events/opportunities to take advantage of to make the start of the school year as easy as possible. More details will follow, but please save the following dates:

Thursday, August 16 - New family orientation (JK families and new SK through 5th grade families are invited) 6:00-7:00pm

We will be sending out an official invite to new families with more detail, but hold the date if you are new to Washington.

Monday, August 27th - Washington Meet & Greet Pool Party @ Hoyt Park 6:30-8:30pm

The Washington PTA has rented out the TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park for a private pool party for Washington students, staff, and their families. In addition, our staff will be available to greet students and their families. Families will also be able to pick up forms and pay fees at Hoyt Park.

Wednesday, August 29th - Open House and Parent Information Night 6:00-7:30pm

The evening will begin with an open house, where families can pick up and drop off forms, pay fees, drop off school supplies and meet the teacher. Immediately following will be break-out sessions in the classrooms where your child’s teacher will present procedures, policies and a curriculum overview. Students will be able to play on the playground during teacher presentations.

Tuesday, September 4th - School Starts

8:20am - Flag raising ceremony - South playground

8:20am - Visit classrooms with students

8:45am - Coffee w/ Principal and PTA

For access to the Washington 2018-2019 school supplies by grade level, click here.

Summer Hours and Contact Info

Gabe and Brenda are in and out all summer long and have very sporadic hours. If you have questions that need to be addressed by the office or me, the best way to reach us is via email.

Joe - russeljo@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

Gabe - schramga@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

Brenda - hillgobr@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

Donations Needed for the Washington Makerspace...

We are collecting materials for the space.

Examples of items we need are:

  • Wires, pipe cleaners/chenille sticks

  • Office Supplies: Expo markers, scissors, glue, tape, construction paper, pencils, cardstock, rulers, brads

  • Household items: Styrofoam cups/plates, foil, wax paper, coffee filters, toothpicks, straws, cereal/soda boxes

  • Packaging materials such as bubble wrap

  • Duct tape

  • Cardboard

  • Paper towel tubes, popsicle sticks, paint stir sticks, buttons, origami paper

If you have items over the summer to drop off, please email Brenda, Gabe or I in order to ensure that someone will be here.

Washington Makerspace

  1. What is a Makerspace?
  2. What do students do in a Makerspace?
  3. Why should we have a Makerspace at Washington?

Click on this LINK to learn a little bit more about the Washington Makerspace.

Right At School Before/After School Program, JK Wrap Around Care

Registration is open for JK wrap-around program and before and after-school care offered at each Wauwatosa School District elementary school through our provider, Right At School.

How to register for the Right At School programs:

  • Head to www.rightatschool.org
  • Click on “Find a Program” at the top of the page
  • Enter your zip code
  • Register at the school your child attends
  • Select the program(s) of your choice (JK Wrap, Early Adventures – before-school care, or The Right Club – after-school care)

Attached are two separate flyers that provide additional information – one for the JK-Wrap program and one for before and after-school care. Both flyers include pricing information and have been updated to reflect the cost per week. Billing information is listed below the program pricing.

Additionally, here is a list of helpful parent FAQs regarding the Right At School programs.

If you have any additional questions or if you need help while registering for the Right At School programs, please contact the number for Right At School that is listed on each of the flyers.

Please note, this registration is strictly for the daycare programming now available. All families still need to formally enroll your child through the Wauwatosa School District, if you have not already done so.

Forms for resident enrollment in the District can be found HERE.

Questions about District registration may be directed to Student Services at 414-773-1080.

Thank you!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR---2018/19 School & PTA Dates

Click here for the 2018-19 Washington Events Calendar

Also for your reference, the 2018-2019 Wauwatosa School District calendar is available here.


  • Washington Pool Party @ Hoyt Pool, August 27, 6:30-8:30pm

  • Open House/Parent Info Session, August 29 from 6-7:30pm

Stay in the loop! Join the Washington Facebook Group

  • Post school-related questions and pictures
  • Receive helpful links to school info
  • Connect names with faces

Community Information

Please click on the link below for flyers.