Washington Caldwell Parent Update

Week of October 3, 2022


Message from our Principal

Hello Bulldog Families,

We will be holding our 172nd anniversary event on Saturday, October 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., here at Washington Caldwell. We have photos, artifacts and articles about Washington Caldwell and its rich history. We will also have JD’s Taste of Texas, hot dogs, caramel apples and a bouncy house for the kids. We are expecting a great turnout to share memories and ideas for the future of Washington Caldwell. Please join us!

I have reserved office hours each week to meet with parents to discuss school improvement ideas, concerns or to simply meet with you to increase parent engagement throughout the year. Office hours are on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You may also contact me via email at kmccormick@washcald.com, or by phone at 262-662-3466, Ext. 166.




Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 1

  • 172nd Anniversary Party 1-4 pm. Come join us!

Monday, October 3

  • Girls Basketball Away Game (A Team) vs. North Cape 5:00 pm (Bus leaves at 4:00 pm)
  • Tichigan Youth Basketball Practice 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 4
  • Girls Basketball practice 3:40 - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, October 5
  • Girls Basketball Away Game (A Team) vs. Drought 5:00 pm (Bus leaves at 4:00 pm)
Thursday, October 6
  • National Junior Honor Society 3:40 - 4:30 pm
Friday, October 7
  • Early Release at 12:35 pm
  • Midterms go home

October 8, 2022

  • Tichigan Youth Basketball 8:00 - 11:00 am


Email Ms Vogt or Mr McCormick if you are interested. Share this with your friends as well!

Position will be five and half hours daily.

The person will assist in instructional activities and supervision of students in structured (regular education classes) and unstructured (lunchroom, playground, field trips) environments. They will assist in behavior management strategies and may assist with self-help skills. Other duties as assigned by the administrator or the classroom teacher.


Ms. Vogt is looking for weekly volunteers to help shelve library books. Please email her at kvogt@washcald.com if you are able to help. Thank you!


Lunch prices at $3.15 a day and $0.40 for an extra milk or milk only with cold lunch. When sending money to school for lunch please put it in an envelope with your child's name and the amount included. There is a mailbox across from the main office that they can deposit the envelope in.

National Junior Honor Society


The Washington-Caldwell National Junior Honor Society will once again be holding our Fall Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, October 24 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the gym. Please consider donating and registering at the Red Cross website.

More NJHS News!

Recycle and Help the NJHS

The Washington-Caldwell chapter of the National Junior Honor Society collects used printer ink cartridges to recycle. NJHS accumulates them to purchase needed supplies for the school. Help keep these items out of landfills by simply dropping your used cartridges off at school and the NJHS takes it from there.

Fall Conferences are Coming!

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are coming October 12 and 13. Look for more information about the format and scheduling soon. We will send out a separate email with all the details.

PTO News

We are super excited for the roll out our first PTO fundraiser of 2022 - 2023 school year. It's one that is fun for everyone. Boon Supply (also known as Mixed Bags) is a Eco-Friendly, reusable supply vendor. The best part is, is that it is super easy! All you have to do is scan the QR code and register your kiddos. From there you can share your link on any social media, to boost sales and awareness. Shopping on-line is just as easy. Attached are directions on how to order online. Products get delivered right to your door! The more items the kids sell the more prizes they will receive. THIS FUNDRAISER DEADLINE HAS EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 10.

FALL FEST is right around the corner!

We are looking for students to donate 1 bag of candy to help supply prizes for the games that our fantastic middle schools put up. NUT FREE please. Every little bit helps. Date TBD

As always we could not be the PTO that we are without the help of our awesome families and staff. Thank you all for all that you do!


Healthy snacks are found to manage hunger and boost nutrition. Your student's classroom allows the students to have snacks during the day. Please make sure you send a healthy snack with your child every day!

Absences/Vacations/Dr. Appts

If your student is ill, has an appointment, or you are planning a vacation, please contact Sue Krystowiak at skrystowiak@washcald.com or Karen Kaldor at kkaldor@washcald.com in the front office. You may call 262-662-3466 or email. If you are dropping your student off late, let us know if they will be taking hot lunch and what their choice is when you call them in. If you do have a doctor/dental appointment, please ask for an excuse from the doctor and drop it off or send it to school.

Girls Basketball

We are the Bulldogs! The girls are working hard on their basketball skills and improving after each practice and game! They have come together as a team in such a short time and this is exciting to see! Next week's games are on October 3rd at North Cape and October 5th at Drought. A Team only for both games. Come out and cheer on our girls basketball team! Let's go Bulldogs!

Child Development Screening

See the attached flyer for a Child Development Screening taking place on October 5. This is for children not yet in school, ages 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. Information about your child's development can be discussed with district Early Childhood Specialists. This is a free screener that can be very beneficial if you have questions.

Weekly Lunch Menu

Monday, October 3

  1. Salisbury Steak
  2. Popcorn Chicken
  3. Italian Sub
Tuesday, October 4
  1. Beef Hotdog
  2. Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt
  3. Italian Sub
Wednesday, October 5
  1. Chicken Parmesan w/Pasta
  2. Hot Ham & Cheese Panini
  3. Italian Sub
Thursday, October 6
  1. Chicken Nuggets
  2. Cowboy BBQ Burger
  3. Italian Sub
Friday, October 7

  1. Cheesy Italian Flatbread
  2. Crispy Chicken Sandwich
  3. Italian Sub

Outside Opportunities

See attachment. Pack 324 Scout recruiting information can be found there.

Racine County Foster Care flyer entitled Info Session is attached.

TraXside Burlington calendar and brochure is attached.

(These opportunities are not affiliated with Washington Caldwell School District.)

Connect with Washington Caldwell

Mr. Kevin McCormick, Superintendent and Principal -- kmccormick@washcald.com

Ms. Kelli Vogt, Assistant Principal -- kvogt@washcald.com

Mrs. Sue Krystowiak, Main Office Secretary -- skrystowiak@washcald.com

Ms. Karen Kaldor, Main Office Secretary -- kkaldor@washcald.com

Dousman Transport Co. 262-910-1310