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)

Extended Learning Program District Information


Hello Washington Families!  The Salt Lake City School District would like you to be aware of the Extended Learning Program (ELP) services that are offered and the deadlines for applications and testing.  More information is available via the ELP website or this document.

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.

Air Quality Recess Guidelines

Hello Washington Families! It is that time of year again, where we pay special attention to the air quality. Here are the state's guidelines:
Each day we check the air quality to see if it is safe for our students to be outside, otherwise we will hold indoor recess. We will also provide regular updates via Facebook.

October Principal's 200 Club


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.

Washington 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

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!

Washington 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

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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