Washington Weekly

Updates from Washington Elementary - November 8th


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

November Design Challenge!

We were able to capture the 3rd graders in Ms. Dellemann's class and the SK students in Mrs. Gonzales-Dobbe's working together today on this months challenge, "Balloons Over Broadway."

PTA Updates

Digital Family Night: November 14th

Do you use an cell phone/computer daily? Do your children? Raising children in the age of smartphones and social media brings new challenges and concerns for all families.

Don't miss this great family event to start the conversation on the digital world. November 14th at 6pm Pizza Dinner will served and the chance to win a Kindle Fire!


Keepsake Plates

Come make memories as a family while creating a KEEPSAKE to treasure for years to come. TONIGHT 6p-8p enter through doors at top of ramp and head to multipurpose room.

Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shop

Get your holiday spirit started Saturday, December 7th 8am - 11am at Washington's Annual Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Shop. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and then head to the gym to start your holiday shopping.

Advance Tickets (limited number available at the door) Purchase Tickets

Give the Holiday Gift of Volunteering at the Event: Sign Up to Help


Start your holiday shopping early with new Washington Gear for your student.

Shop Online Here


Hello Washington Families!

We are excited to be participating in the CityTin fundraiser to raise funds for our school, support a fun local product and local businesses, and support Washington alumni (who own CityTins)!

Paper order forms were sent home on Oct. 30th… online ordering is also an option, if that is more your style (see below). Orders are due next week Thursday, Nov. 14 and tins will be distributed prior to Thanksgiving.

Video explaining how CityTins work:


Online order form:


1. Select the tin you would like to purchase and quantity.
2. Select “Washington Elementary PTA” from the Fundraiser dropdown before adding to cart - you will need to select this for each type of CityTin that you purchase

3. Checkout as normal

4. Add any specific credits at the cart page (ie: Credit John Doe)


Hai Molinaro & Erin Apollo

Don't Forget!

If you plan to volunteer at Washington School, you must have a background check on file. Background checks are valid for 3 years. To complete the the process click here: link

Also, please remember to bring your driver’s license along if you haven’t had it scanned into our Raptor security system yet. In order to enter the school building we must have your drivers license on file.

Box Tops!

We will continue to accept physical box tops until there are no more, provided that they are still in date. You may already have noticed the changes on the packaging from products that you typically buy. Moving forward, please install and use the app. It is very easy to use, and we hope to still be able to count on this as a way to make money for our school. For that we will need your help! Please note below, from just one receipt, $2.90! Exponentially we can really make this work!

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

Greetings Washington Families!

WIth the afternoons getting dark sooner and weather getting colder Right At School is here to provide a safe and warm after school environment for your child! At Right At School, your child will engage in fun activities that stretch the imagination, create unique learning opportunities, and build new friendships. While your child is with us, you can have peace of mind knowing they are right here at their school!

Register today at www.rightatschool.com

See you soon!

Washington's RIght At School Team

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Volunteers Needed!

When: Mon. afternoons, Tues. afternoons or Wed. mornings

What: Help Mrs. Pankratz check in and shelve books while she recovers from surgery

Why: Help the school community

Who: Please email Mrs. Pankratz if you can help:

pankracl@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us or call: 773-1878

Attendance Reminder

If your child(ren) will be late or absent from school, please be sure to leave a voicemail on the absence/illness line (414)773-1802 or email Mrs. Gordon hillgobr@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us and your child's teacher.

Thank you!

Community Information

Please click on the link below for flyers.


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Click here for the November 8th PAWS winners. Congrats students and keep up the good work!