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Home of the Top-Performing Washington Stars!
Washington Elementary School has a proud tradition of over 112 years of fostering academic excellence through a child-centered program that develops, enriches, and extends the experience of learning to meet the needs of all children. We take pride in our highly qualified teaching staff and diverse student body, who consistently demonstrate academic growth in meeting state core curriculum standards. Washington Elementary was recognized as the Top Performing Title One Elementary School in the SLC School District for 2011-2012.
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Remember, no school Thursday the 20th, Friday the 21st, or Monday the 24th. Thursday and Friday are UEA break. Monday is a teacher professional development day. Thanks! See everyone Tuesday.
Now hiring! We are looking for dedicated people to be ParaProfessionals at our school. Please contact either Mr. Kelly or Mr. Hogan if you are interested. Thanks!
October 6th will be our next School Community Council meeting. It will be held in the library starting at 3:15. Following the SCC & PTA meeting we will answer any questions parents have about being a Title I school. See you then!
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Registration! On site registration is August 15th and 16th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Online registration is now open, click here.
Congratulations to Ms. Crisher and her 2nd grade class! They did an amazing job presenting their solar panel project to the SLCSD Board.
*Parents and Staff - Check out our NEW Calendar of events linked below and in the tab above.
Helping Children become passionate about Healthy Lving, One School at a time.
Parents: Each week we will be posting YoGamedo healthy eating and exercise tips. Click the links above for more info
CARROTS were originally found in Afghanistan, where they were originally purple. It wasn't until carrots made their way to Europe in the middle ages that the orange color so familiar today became ubiquitious.
Whether Carrots are orange, purple, or yellow, they are full of THIAMINE, otherwise known as VITAMIN B1. The Vitamin B family is essential for brain health as well as emotional stability.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT OUR SCHOOL
School Community Counsel held the first Tuesday of every month. 3:30 in the School Library. Community Members Encouraged and Welcome!
Next PTA/SCC Meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd, 3:30 pm - School Library. Please Come!
Kindergarten Registration is ongoing
Note: Your child MUST be 5 years old by September 1, 2016.
In order to register at Washington, you will need to provide the following:
- Your child’s birth certificate
- Your child’s immunizations (up-to-date), or exemption.
- Proof of residency (showing that you live in Washington’s boundaries) i.e. power bill, lease agreement*.
*If you applied during Open Window, you only need to bring a copy of your acceptance letter.Registration for Kindergarten for the 16/17 school year should open during the week of March 14-18, and remain open until August.
Mon. April 18th the Utah Food Bank will be handing out free food in the parking lot, 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Next date is May 16th.
I*CAN*DO 5th Grade Dance Performance will be Friday, April 22nd at 10:00AM
Pre-Kindergarten Registration - 2016-2017 School Year
When: Registration will start on April 7, 8, and 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. AFTER, registration is ongoing until classes are full from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Early Childhood Office located at the Glendale - Mountain View Community Learning Center (1388 South Navajo Street) Early Learning.
Registration Fee: $20.00
Tuition: *Based on a sliding scale with proof of income and dependents.
Classes are held four days per week, three hours per day and have AM or PM session options.
Please bring with you:
- Child's official birth certificate (child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2016).
- Child's Immunization records.
- Current proof of home address (such as a bill or rental agreement).
- Parent or legal guardian's picture ID.
- A registration fee $20 (Registration fees are non-refundable, in the form of a cash, check, credit card or money order).
- Income is verified using your 2015 taxes (1040 form), in which child's name must be listed, if you wish to be considered for reduced tuition.
The Early childhood Department reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack enrollment.
First Day of Class: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Orientation Day: August 31, 2016
PARENTS - We are having an Art & Culture Festival at our school on May 24. We would like your support in planning and preparing for this wonderful sharing of cultures event. Please let the office, or your child's teacher know if you are able to share talents and food with our community.
We are excited to have a new Business Partner! Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Salt Lake Regional is making our spirits brighter with many donations to our staff and students, we thank them so much for their care and kindness!
Huge Thanks goes out to Ballet West for a fabulous performance of the Nutcracker - a fun and magical time was enjoyed by nearly the entire School.
Another thanks to The Salt Lake Acting Company for their generosity in showing their current production of "Art Dog" to our K - 3 Students.
Our Holiday Christmas Musical was a hit! Thanks to the SLCSD Music Department and to our student's for sharing their talents!
Watch this video of some of the student's performing. Link to Animoto Video created by our Media Specialist John Ehrman
Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP)
Elementary Magnet Assessment Information for the 2016-2017 School Year
Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability K-6th grade elementary school students. ELP services are available at all district elementary schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Emerson,
Hawthorne, and Whittier Schools.
Parent Information Meetings will be held on Wednesday, January 6 and Wednesday January 13, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in rooms 112-114 at the Salt Lake City School District offices. 440 East 100 South, SLC 84111(Choose either to attend)
As part of the eligibility process for the 2016-2017 school year, gifted and high ability preschool through 5th grade students may participate in the assessments beginning Wednesday, January 6, 2016 through Friday, February 19, 2016.
Registration is open from November 3, 2015-February 11, 2016.
NEW TESTING DATES: Students who will be in K-3rd grades in 2016-17: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - Friday, February 19, 2016
NEW TESTING DATES: Students who will be in 4th-6th grades in 2016-2017: Testing Dates are February 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2016
The K-6 Application and Disclosure Statement forms are on the Salt Lake City School District’s ELP website. The website is, extended-learning-program or contact Amy Burris, ELP Dept. Administrative Assistant, at 801-578-8573 for additional info.
Kindergarten through 3rd grade students and their families must reside, and continue to reside, within the Salt Lake City School District to be assessed for or participate in the Extended Learning Program.
Programa de Aprendizaje Extendido del Distrito Escolar Salt Lake City (ELP)
Información de las Evaluaciones Magneto de Primaria para el Año Escolar 2016-2017
El Programa de Aprendizaje Extendido del Distrito Escolar Salt Lake City (ELP) proporciona servicios de educación especializa para estudiantes talentosos y altamente dotados de K-6to grado de primaria. Los servicios ELP, están disponibles en todas las escuelas secundarias intermedias del distrito con servicios más extensivos provistos a través de Programas Magneto ELP en las Escuelas Secundarias Emerson, Hawthorne y Whittier.
Se realizarán sesiones informativas para los padres los días miércoles 6 y 13 de enero del 2016 a las 6:00pm en las aulas 112-114 de las oficinas del Distrito Escolar Salt Lake City.
Como parte del proceso de selección para el año escolar 2016-2017, los estudiantes talentosos y altamente dotados desde preescolar hasta 5to grado pueden participar en la evaluación desde el 6 de enero al 19 de febrero del 2016. Las inscripciones están abiertas desde el 6 de noviembre del 2015 al 11 de febrero del 2016.
La solicitud de admisión para K-6to se encuentra en la página de internet de ELP del Distrito Escolar Salt Lake
City. El sitio de Internet es, extended-learning-program o contacte a Amy Burris, Asistente Administrativa del Departamento ELP, llamando al 801-578-8573 para obtener información adicional.
Los estudiantes y sus familiares deberán vivir y continuar viviendo, dentro de los límites del Distrito Escolar Salt Lake City, para poder ser evaluados o participar en el Programa de Aprendizaje Extendido.
Mrs. Pittam has moved to the district to join the School Leadership Support Team. Mrs. Julie Miller is our interim principal, we are very fortunate to have her with us this year! Please read the message from Mrs. Pittam below.
The PTA wants to thank you for the support of our recent fundraiser. Our student's sold over $6000 worth of candy, and gets to keep nearly half of that to fund PTA Schoolwide Activities throughout the year.
Did you know you can help support and build our PTA budget by supporting "FREE MONEY" opportunities like Box Tops? Click on this link to learn more.
We want your input!
Please help us with our School Improvement Plan by completing the survey at this link:
School Improvement Plan & Fall Land Trust Report
Each year we are required to complete a report that details how we have used our Land Trust monies during the previous school year. This report includes data on our reading progress, the names of our new School Community Council for 2014-2015, and details from our budget. If you would like to read our report for 2013-2014, click on the links below:
Please consider helping our school earn money by bringing your paper recycling to the school and depositing it in the GreenFiber collection container located at the back of the north parking lot. Through our partnership with GreenFiber our school earns $30 per ton for all paper collected. You can bring your junk mail, old yellow page directories, newspapers and any other paper you would otherwise recycle at the curb. Bundles can be bound with twine or placed in paper bags. District-wide results are yielding an average of over 100,000 pound (50 tons) each month generating more than $1,300 that goes directly to the schools
We Are a Community of Caring--Responsibility
We are so proud of our entire learning community and look foward to another year of incredible growth and learning. We are excited to introduce the character traits that we will be teaching and living at Washington this year!
Sealants prevent cavities and bring smiles
At our School Dec. 16th and 17th - If you have not yet signed a permission form for your student to receive this service. Please enquire to your childs teacher or in the office.
Sealants for Smiles, a non-profit division of Dental Select, will be providing this service to our student's. Please sign and return the recent form that went home recently.
Below are a few reminders of how to care for new sealants courtesy of Dental Select.
- Your new seaants may feel "different" or "high" when you chew or bite your teeth together for the next few days. This is very normal.
- It is ok if small pieces of the sealant come off your teeth, but if the whole sealant comes off have your dentisit replace it.
- You may eat and drink as nomral, but try to avoid sticky candies and gum up to one week after your sealants have been placed.
- You can still get cavities with sealants, so be sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist every six months.
For more information on sealants, check out the web site below.