Washington Elementary is implementing several programs this year to increase our academic achievements and support child development. Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) provides a free breakfast to all of our students, every day, and the opportunity for students to eat with their teachers. We are implementing Playworks, where we have a full time Coach, David Montenegro, that teaches students and classes the rules to games and good sportsmanship. Washington is also part of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) grant where the school is using a rewards-based economy for students to earn and purchase items from our school store. This teaches students about finances, budgeting, and planning. We have a Principal’s 200 Club, where students receive tickets for being safe, responsible, and respectful in our common areas and on the playground. Once a month we draw names and take 10 students to lunch at a local restaurant. We are in our second year of the Assessment to Achievement (A2A) grant sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). This program focuses on using academic data to select an evidence based instructional strategy (EBIS) that will increase student achievement. This year Washington teachers' focus strategy is feedback. We have 5 student teachers from the University of Utah and are a partner school with Westminster, where college students are welcome to observe in our classrooms. Washington also has a partnership with the University of Utah for an after school piano program, our K-3 students are involved with Tanner Dance, and fifth grade does dance with Ballet West. We are excited to offer students and families a wide variety of opportunities.