Washington Elementary

May 10, 2017

5th Grade Math Masters Competes in Area Competition

The Washington Math Masters team competed at Bethany College on Friday, May 3rd. Team members include: Alex Barnett, Dylan Flitter, Pablo Honetschlager, Brigid Loften, Ava Tibodeau, Gabriella Beling, Landyn Bullerman, Liam Christopher, Lucy Conor, Olivia Remund, A.J. Burns, Ring Gatluak, Ady Lurken, Wila Matejcek, and Jackson Stensrud.

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Washington Walk-a-thon!

Please Support Washington Elementary.

Friday, May 31


Our Goal is 12k-to ensure the PTO can continue to support our school. More details to come on how you can support the effort through a donation.


Come Support your run/walkers

Students can now run OR walk during our fun run/walk-a-tho

The excitement starts on Friday, May 31 at 1:30


1:30- 3rd and 5th graders

1:50- KDG and 1st graders

2:10- 2nd and 4th graders

Everyone is encouraged to come cheer students on, you can bring music, signs, pom poms, etc.

Counselor's Corner

In April, the Rising Scholars students got to take a field trip to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter! These students got to participate in four different sessions with education students at Gustavus, go on a tour around campus, check out a dorm room and have a fun lunch near the student cafeteria. I think the student favorite activity was the escape room activity they took part in. This was an “all hands on deck” type of team building exercise. They had to solve puzzles, brain teasers, riddles and tricky math problems to unlock to code to open the briefcase. They had a blast! They also took part in basketball games/activities, learned about refusal skills and played Gustavus trivia. Overall, it was a wonderful trip, and our students represented Washington well.
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At the Bus Stop

Now that the weather is warmer, children are more active before and after school. This means that our children at the bus stop are moving around/playing more, and they are walking or biking to school in greater numbers.


Please talk with your child(ren) about the importance of practicing good citizenship by respecting the property of others. Staying on the sidewalk and off of yards, flower beds and other areas that belong to area residents is an important part of being a good neighbor and responsible citizen.


Thank you in advance for taking the time to have this important conversation.

Important Dates...

May 1-Last Day of Excel

May 3- 5th Grade Math Master

May 10- Bike and Walk to School Day! (Rescheduled)

May 13-PTO Meeting in Media Center 6:30pm

May 14- Full day of School, NO late Start

May 14-Mrs. Carlson's Poetry Cafe

May 16- 5th Grade Trip to Prairie Winds 9-10am

May 16- Mrs. Vanselow Reader's Theater

May 17-4th Grade Trip to Farm America

May 21-5th Grade Trip to Franklin

May 27- NO SCHOOL

May 28-Field Day!

May 29- 2nd Grade Picnic 11am-2pm

May 30- 5th Grade lunch at Charley's

May 31- Kindergarten Picnic 11-1pm

May 31- Wildcat Walkathon & Family Picnic 1:30pm-7:30pm

June 3- 1st Grade Picnic 10-2pm

June 4- 4th Grade Picnic 10-2pm

June 5- 3rd Grade Picnic 11-12:30pm

June 5- Last day of School.

End of the Year, Lunch Menu!

Thursday (30th)~ Cheesy Bread w/Marinara, Lettuce, Green Beans, Watermelon.

Friday (31st)~Pancakes, Tri-tater, Yogurt, Juice, Pineapple.

Monday (3rd)~Taco Burrito, Refried Beans, Corn, Applesauce.

Tuesday (4th)~Mini Corndogs, Smiley Fries, Baked Beans, Clementine.

Wednesday (5th)~Sub Sandwich, Sun Chips, Potato Salad, Carrots, Apple Slices.

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