STAR Students of the Month - March

STAR Students of the Month - March

Congratulations to our STAR Students of the Month for March! Students were selected by their classroom teachers for representing the character trait of COURAGE.

Book Fair Goal Exceeded

Book Fair Goal

Washington exceeded its goal for the book fair this year ($1,500), therefore Mr. Finch and Mr. Kelly had to dress up as a dog and cat for the day.

Family Literacy Night

Literacy Night 2018

Thanks to all of the Washington Families that came to Literacy Night on Thursday, March 1st! We had over 200 people in attendance. A special shout out to Darrell Mangum, the storyteller who provided our dinner entertainment, and Heather Fairall of our PTO for putting together and running the Book Fair! And we would like to thank ALL of the Washington Faculty, Staff, and PTO Members who stayed late tonight to put on this community event!

February Principal's 200 Club Lunch

Simply Sushi

We are very grateful to Official Simply Sushi for sponsoring our Principal's 200 Club Lunch for February! Curt and his crew pull out all of the stops for our students. They were given a tour of the restaurant, treated to outstanding service and excellent food, and had t-shirts provided on our way out. Students earn Principal's 200 Club tickets for being safe, respectful, and responsible in the hallways and on the playground. Each month 10 students names are drawn and they are taken to lunch. A special thanks to Ms. Gwen for providing student transportation and supervision.

STAR Students of the Month - February

STAR Student of the Month - February

Congratulations to our Washington STAR Students of the Month! Students were selected by their teachers. The character trait for February was KINDNESS.  Click here to see the deeds our students have done for PFFOW’s “Bee the Good” Campaign.

Bee The Good

Hank Smith

To kick off PFFOW's "Bee the Good" campaign, Dr. Hank Smith spoke to Washington students on February 5th about setting boundaries, being up-standers, and building up others.  Click here to see the “Bee the Good” video campaign introduction.

STAR Students of the Month - January

STAR Students of the Month - January

On Monday, February 5th, we recognized our STAR students of the month. The character trait for the month of January was ACADEMIC ATTITUDE.

January Principal's 200 Club Lunch


On Thursday, February 1st, Ms. Becky, Ms. Gwen, and Mr. Kelly had the opportunity to take these ten students out to lunch for our Principal's 200 Club. We appreciate Tucanos for sponsoring our meal and for promoting our school rules of being safe, respectful, and responsible.

December Principal's 200 Club Lunch

Olive Garden

On Thursday, January 11thOlive Garden hosted our December Principal's 200 Club lunch. The service was amazing and the kids left with full tummies. We appreciate the Olive Garden's general manager, Corey Cook, for sponsoring the lunch and promoting our school rules of being safe, respectful, and responsible. We also want to thank Ms. Austin and Ms. Becky for providing transportation and supervision.

Washington Report to the School Board

Washington Report to the School Board

All SLCSD schools are on a five year rotation where they have the opportunity to present information to the School Board.  On Tuesday, January 9th, Mr. Finch and Mr. Kelly had the opportunity to share the many amazing things that are happening at Washington.  Parents and PFFOW members, Sarah Kelly and Ashley Anderson were also in attendance.  Access to the materials shared and a video recording of the meeting can be found here (under the January 9 meeting).  A video was created to show the board what a week at Washington looks like.  The video can be watched by clicking here.  We are proud of our faculty, staff, and the amazing students and families that we serve.

Star Students of the Month - December

STAR Students of the Month - December

On Monday, January 8th, we held our monthly assembly to recognize our STAR students of the month. The character trait for the month of December was RESILIENCE.

Winter Holiday Sing Along

Holiday Sing Along

Washington held its annual Holiday Sing Along on Thursday, December 21st. Each grade level sang a song and the school choir performed. We were overwhelmed by the number of families in attendance to support our students! A special thanks to our music teachers, Mrs. Porter and Ms. Annika, as well as Mrs. Kerekes! Happy holidays everyone!

STAR Singers Perform at Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights

On Friday, December 16, our choir, the Washington STAR Singers, were invited to perform at the Hogle Zoo’s Zoo Lights. We are grateful for all of the families that attended the performance. A huge shout out to Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Kerekes for putting together and practicing with our choir. A special thanks to Shawney Robinson for providing the sound system. We also appreciate the West High ASL class for joining the choir on a few songs.

Playworks Girl's Basketball

Playworks Girl's Basketball

Throughout the months of November and December Washington 4th-6th grade girls participated in a Playworks basketball league with other elementary schools in the Salt Lake area. The girls showed tremendous growth in skills, confidence, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We appreciate all of the parental support in getting girls to games and for coming later in the evenings for practices. We want to thank Coach Kirt for all of his work with our students.

November Principal's 200 Club Lunch

Simply Sushi

We are VERY grateful to Simply Sushi for sponsoring our November Principal's 200 Club Lunch! Students were given a tour of the facilities, shown how sushi is rolled, provided with a delicious lunch (of both sushi and non-sushi items), and given t-shirts. We want to give a special shout out to Curt, Kiefer, and Tucky of Simply Sushi for making it such a fun event for our students. We also want to recognize Ms. Gwen and Mrs. K. for their supervision and assistance in transporting students.

UPOP Winter Recital

UPOP Winter Recital

On Saturday, December 2nd, the University Piano Outreach Program (UPOP) held its Winter Piano Recital at the Thompson Chamber Music Hall on the University of Utah Campus. Our students did a fantastic job! We appreciate our University partnership and want to recognize Mio Cowden, Claire Thueson, and the rest of our grad student piano teachers.  We are grateful for the support of our Washington Families.

Photo credit:  Mio Cowden

Washington Art Contest

Washington Art Contest

Washington’s PTO, PFFOW, is excited to host their first annual art contest.  Students may choose to make an entry from four categories – literature, film, photography, or visual arts.  The deadline for all entries is Friday, January 12th, at 3:00 pm.  Please see the attachments for more information.

Art Contest Flier (English)
Art Contest Flier (Spanish)

Star Students of the Month - November

Star Students of the Month - November

Our Washington STAR Students of the Month were chosen by their teachers for best representing the trait of HONESTY/TRUSTWORTHINESS.

Family STEM NIght

Family STEM Night

300 people attended Washington’s Family STEM Night on Thursday, November 16th. We want to thank our Washington Families for joining us for an evening of fun and learning. We appreciate Scales and Tails UtahDiscovery Gateway Children's Museum, and the University of Utah School of Dentistry for providing entertainment and services. We are grateful to all of our faculty and staff, as well as our PFFOW volunteers for putting together and hosting this outstanding event.

Veteran's Day Program

Veteran's Day Program

We were grateful to celebrate Veterans Day with an amazing program from our Washington STAR Singers on November 10th. We want to recognize West High ASL and ROTC for being part of the performance. A huge thanks to Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Kerekes for starting our school choir and putting together this outstanding and very touching program. We would again like to express our gratitude to our veterans for their service.

October Principal's 200 Club Lunch


We are very grateful to Chubby's Mexican Restaurant for hosting our October Principal's 200 Club Lunch. They fed 10 students and the 3 adults that accompanied them. Their food was delicious and their service was excellent. Students earn Principal's 200 Club tickets for being safe, respectful, and responsible. We also want to recognize Ms. Becky and Mrs. Martins for helping transport and supervise this student activity.

STAR Students of the Month - October

October STAR Students of the Month

We are proud to recognize our October STAR Students of the Month.  Students were selected by their teachers for being examples of RESPECT.

First Annual Washington Jog-a-thon

Washington Jog-a-thon

Washington's first annual jog-a-thon was held on Friday, October 6 and was a HUGE success! We reached our goal of $10,000 for this fundraiser. We are so grateful to our corporate sponsors and for the generous donations collected by our students. The family support was incredible! Thank you for coming out to cheer on our STARS! The students all put in an outstanding effort.  Well done, PFFOW!

Corporate Sponsors

September Principal's 200 Club Lunch

September Principal's 200 Club

We are extremely grateful to Tucanos Brazilian Grill and manager, Irene Ortega, for hosting our September Principal's 200 Club Lunch! They gave us drinks and dessert, along with an all-you-can-eat lunch, and their service was fantastic. Our students were very well behaved. We appreciate Ms. Becky and Ms. Sheila for their assistance and supervision. Keep working hard Washington Stars, to be safe, respectful, and responsible!

STAR Students of the Month - September

Washington STAR Students of the Month - September

Congratulations to our awesome STAR students of the month! Every month teachers will nominate a student from their class that embodies the character trait our counselor teaches. The character trait for September was RESPONSIBILITY.  All STAR students of the month will earn a lunch with our awesome assistant principal, Mr. Finch!

AP Lunch


See The Good

See The Good

PFFOW (Parents, Families, and Faculty Of Washington) presented at our student of the month assembly. They are instituting "IN" ("I Noticed") boxes which focuses on students and teachers seeing the good that is happening at our school. We appreciate our students who helped perform in the skit, as well as Mr. Finch, Sarah Kelly, and Ashley Anderson.

photo credit: Stacie Lawrence

August Principal's 200 Club Lunch

August Principal's 200 Club

This first Principal’s 200 Club Lunch of the 2017-2018 school year was celebrated at Olive Garden!  Every month we draw the names of five female students and five male students from our Principal’s 200 Club Tickets.  Tickets are earned by students for being SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, and RESPECTFUL in our hallways and on the playground.  We appreciate Ms. Gwen and Ms. Nicole for their assistance in today’s activity.  We would like to recognize Corey Cook, the general manager of the downtown Olive Garden (77 West 200 South) for sponsoring our lunch.  Keep up the good work Washington Stars!

Great American Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Want to see what Washington students did to view the eclipse on the first day of school?  KUTV 2News paid us a visit and documented the events in Ms. Mary Lou’s second grade class.
KUTV News Segment – 8/21/17

Grazing Goats


Ever wonder how the vegetation on the hill behind our school is taken care of?  If you passed by during the month of August then you witnessed first hand what the goats do best – EAT!
KUTV News Segment – 7/27/17

SITLA Instagram Contest

SITLA Instagram Contest             SITLA Instagram Challenge Winners

We are thrilled to announce that Washington Elementary won the SITLA Instagram contest!  On May 18 the school was awarded the check.  The $1,000 of Trust Lands money that we received will be put towards funding our Tanner Dance program for grades K-3! We are so grateful to our parent, SCC member, and Tanner Dance teacher, Ashley Anderson for posting the picture and entering our school in the contest.

Eagle Scout Project Donation

Porter Archibald and Parents

As part of his Eagle Scout project, Porter Archibald of Kaysville, raised nearly a $1,000, with a 10% donation match by Walmart, to provided clothing for Washington Elementary's school store. Washington students earn school money for attendance and completing responsibilities each day. Every other Friday students attend the school store to spend their money. We appreciate this generous donation by Porter, and want him to know that it will be put to good use. Porter is pictured here with his parents, Allen and Shannon Archibald.

Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast in the Classroom

Everyday every student at Washington Elementary can pick up and eat a free morning meal thanks to our Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) grant!
KUTV News Segment – 10/27/16

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