Wildcat Watch

Washington Elementary School

Week of May 23, 2022

Dear Washington Families,

It is hard to believe we are at the end of our 2021-2022 school year! It was an unusual year with some twists and turns, but it was incredible year of learning, nonetheless. I am proud of of our students and all they have accomplished, in addition to the dedication of our teachers and staff this year.

I am also appreciative of our parents/guardians for all of the love and guidance you have given your child(ren) and the support you have given our school this year. Special thanks to our PTA and Volunteers - your help, encouragement and partnership go a long way to making this a special place to be. It truly takes a village to make a difference in the lives of our children.

Our office will be open August 3rd and class lists will be emailed out to each grade level before the office closes for the summer.

I wish you all a safe, relaxing and fun summer. See you in August!

Hannah Courtright

Principal, Washington Elementary

Mark your Calendars

Monday May 23

  • Kinder Celebration @ 10:30am

Tuesday May 24

  • Washington Field Day @ Camel's Back Park
  • AM K and Grades 4-6: 9:30am - 11:30am
  • All Day K and Grades 1-3: 1pm - 3pm

Wednesday May 25

  • 6th Grade Celebration @ 10:30am
  • Last day of school, early release @ 1:15pm for All Day K - 6; 10:30am for half-day K

Upcoming Events

Wednesday August 3

  • Office Opens for 22-23 School Year

Tuesday, August 16

  • Sneak Peek 2:30 – 3:30pm - meet your teacher, see your classroom, drop off your supplies

Wednesday August 17

  • First Day of School - early release @ 1:15pm
  • PTA Back to School Breakfast 9am - 11am (see details below)

Thursday August 25

  • Washington Back to School Night 5:30 - 7:00pm


Please join me in both saying welcoming new grade-level teachers for this next school year:

  • Mrs. Lacey Hansen will be joining our 4th grade team. Mrs. Hansen has extensive experience teaching in the elementary setting for almost 20 years.

  • Mrs. Jenna Smith will be teaching 5th grade and is coming to us most from Cynthia Mann Elementary.

Below is the anticipated classroom structure for the 2022-2023 school year. If situations change over the summer, adjustments may be made prior to the start of the school year.

Kindergarten: Mrs. Hartman & Mrs. Rock

1st: Mrs. Peterman & Mrs. Zier

2nd: Mrs. Holland & Ms. Thorpe

3rd: Mrs. Johnson & Mrs. Horn

4th: Mrs. Franklin & Mrs. Hansen

5th: Mrs. Smith

5/6 Combo: Mrs. Nelson

6th: Mrs. Dittman

Warm Welcomes and Warm Goodbyes

There have been additional changes to our staff since the last announcement. Please join me in both saying goodbye to and welcoming new staff for this next school year:

Ms. Montague's schedule has changed, and she will be working at another elementary school in the morning.

We will be welcoming Ms. Rosa Mickey as our new Orchestra Teacher. Ms. Mickey currently teaches orchestra at Roosevelt, Monroe, and Whittier Elementary.

Beginning next year, each school will have one full time music teacher and one full time PE teacher. Both Mrs. Henscheid and Mrs. Betterley will be teaching full time in other buildings next year.

We will be welcoming Ms. Kaycee Stevenson as our full-time music teacher next year.

Mrs. Rodes has accepted an Administrative position at One Stone High School. We will be hiring for our Library position soon.

Ms. Courtney Thomas has accepted a teaching position in Emmett School District.

Please welcome Michelle Brixey as our new Resource Room Paraprofessional. Ms. Brixey comes to us from Jefferson Elementary.

Ms. Linda Van Andel will be our OT for the 22-23 school year.

Lost and Found

Please encourage your child to look through the Lost and Found for any lost items. They will be on display for parents/guardians to also look through. Items will be on tables outside the gym and bike rack area.

All items left after Wednesday May 25th will be donated.

Field Day is Tuesday!

Field day is tomorrow! Morning field day will be from 9:30-11:20 for grades 4-6 and morning kinder. Afternoon field day will be from 1:00-2:50 for grades 1-3 and all day kinder.

We ask that students wear appropriate shoes for running and playing, bring a water bottle, and possibly sunscreen as we will be spending time in the sun. The park has lots of shade, but we will be spending some time in the sun as well.

BSD IT Reminder: Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal Summer Access

This is a reminder that access to the 2021-2022 school year through your portal account will no longer be available as of Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Summer school access will be available to summer school students and parents starting Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Is your student returning to Washington next year?

If you know that your family will be moving over the summer, and your child will not be attending Washington for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact Ms. Barrett in the front office and let us know. You can send her an email at kris.barrett@boiseschools.org or call at 208-854-6420.

If you moved out of the Washington attendance area and would like for your child to be considered for continuation at Washington, an Open Enrollment form needs to be completed. The form is on the District website. Kris Barrett can also assist with this process.

School Meal Update for the 22-23 School Year

School meals were free for all students during the SY 21-22. Congress has not extended these waivers for SY 22-23. Starting in August 2022, students will be charged for meals based upon their family application status.

If you think your family would qualify for free or reduced priced meals, you are encouraged to complete an online meal application. Applications will be available in early July.

Once determined, meal prices for SY 22-23 will be available on the District Food & Nutrition Services website.


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PTA Sign Up - link below

Interested in learning more about the PTA or signing up for our volunteer e-blast list? Click on the following link and sign up:



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Boise High School Track Renovation Fundraiser

Click here to learn more about supporting the new BSH Track and Field Complex. This is an exciting project for Boise High and our community that is scheduled to begin construction this summer and be completed by the Fall 2022.

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