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Can'd Aid Instrument Donation 2019

Can'd Aid Instrument Donation 2019

We would like to thank the band, Jared & The Mill, as well as the Can'd Aid Foundation for the concert and donation of instruments to our music program for next school year!  You can read a Desert News article about the donation or watch a Fox News Segment by clicking on the links.

Washington Talent Show 2019

Washington Talent Show 2019

On May 29, after a hiatus of three years, Washington re-instituted its annual school talent show (thanks to a petition initiated by a group of our sixth graders). We celebrated some amazing talents. What a brave group of students we have. We also had the good fortune to have the event emceed by our British acquaintance, Mr. Lucius Lindsey, a.k.a. Mr. Finch! We appreciate all of the families that were in attendance for their support.

May Principal's 200 Club Activity 2019

May's Principal's 200 Club Activity

For our final Principal's 200 Club we took 20 students to see the Detective Pikachu movie today at the Gateway Megaplex. We appreciate Mr. Miller, Mrs. K., and Ms. Bales for supervising and transporting students. A special thanks to Mrs. K for obtaining the gift cards that paid for the activity.

Author Visit 2019

Author Visit

On May 15, Washington Students received a visit from author, Gillian Philip, who writes under the pseudonym, Erin Hunter, with several other authors that have produced notable series such as: Warriors, Seekers, Survivors, and Bravelands. We appreciate King's English and our librarian, Liz Gleason, for providing this opportunity to our school.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

STAR Students of the Month - April 2019

STAR Students of the Month - April 2019

Congratulations to our April STAR Students of the Month. Teachers selected students from their classes for best representing the character trait of PROBLEM SOLVING.

Earth Day Contest 2019

Earth Day Contest

This spring Washington students participated in an art and essay contest with Stonyfield Yogurt for Earth Day. On April 25th, Laurie Letts, from Walmart's corporate offices in Bentonville, Arkansas flew out and presented awards to our winners. For the essay contest Abel took first place, Josh second, and Gennesey third. In the art contest Hayden took first place, Adi second, and Nicholas third. Congratulations to our winners who received Walmart gift cards. Walmart also made a $1,000 donation to the school.

UPOP Spring Recital 2019

UPOP Spring Recital 2019

On Saturday, April 20th, the University Piano Outreach Program (UPOP) held its Spring Piano Recital at the Thompson Chamber Music Hall on the University of Utah Campus. Our students did another fantastic job! We appreciate our University partnership and want to recognize Mio Cowden, Carmen Hall, and the rest of our grad student piano teachers.  We are grateful for the support of our Washington Families.

Great Utah Shakeout 2019

Great Utah Shakeout 2019

On April 18th, Washington students participated in the Great Utah Shake Out Drill along with the Salt Lake District and several other entities across the state. Students practiced "drop, cover, and hold on" in their classrooms. Afterwards we practiced our evacuation protocol to our designated location (the LDS church on 500 North). We practice so that students, teachers, and staff are prepared in case of an actual event

News About Washington's Grounds 2019

News About Washington's Grounds

 

Ms. Shawney Receives District Award 2019

PE Teacher Recognition

Our outstanding PE teacher, Shawney Robinson, was recognized for her work with the Excellence in Teaching Elementary Physical Education Award by the Salt Lake City School District. We are grateful for her dedication and the creativity and fun she brings to our students on a daily basis.

STAR Students of the Month - March 2019

Star Students of the Month - March 2019

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

Lion's Club Peace Posters 2019

Lion's Club Peace Posters 2019

On March 22nd, two of our sixth graders were recognized by the Lions Club for their peace poster submissions. J.J. took second place at both the local and regional levels. Destiny placed third at the local level. Congratulations!

Family STEAM Night 2019

Family STEAM Night 2019

Wowza! Our Family STEAM Night on March 7th was a huge success. We'd like to thank Google Fiber for arranging the partnerships that provided activities tonight. A huge thanks to our PTO for serving dinner. And a special thank you to all of our volunteers (CHAG, West High Honors Society, PFFOW), teachers and staff for staying late and making it a special event for our students and their families.

Battle of the Books 2019

Battle of the Books 2019

Congratulations to our Washington Stars for taking second place at our first appearance at the Battle of the Books on March 7th! Our four person team enjoyed the support of both parents and peers. A special thanks to our outstanding librarian, Mrs. Gleason, for preparing our students and entering our team into the competition.

February Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2019

February Principal's 200 Club Lunch

We would like to thank Curt at Official Simply Sushi for hosting our Principal's 200 Club Lunch on March 7th! Students were taken on a tour of the facilities, given a quiz on different types of fish, and were even presented with t-shirts as they left. Simply Sushi has consistently been a generous supporter of Washington Elementary. We appreciate Mrs. K, and our special guest Ms. Gwen for providing supervision and transportation to today's event. Students receive Principal's 200 Club tickets for being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE on the playground and in our hallways. Each month we draw 10 students names and treat them to lunch.

Mimi Knowles Visits Washington 2019

Mimi Knowles Visits Washington

Our PTO, Parents Families and Faculty of Washington (PFFOW), brought in local singer/rapper Mimi Knowles to speak to our students on March 5th about being BOLD (last month's Mission Possible). Students were treated to an interactive assembly with music and discussion. 10 students were also selected by PFFOW, based on the bold statements they'd submitted, to do a meet and greet with Mimi after the assembly.

STAR Students of the Month - February 2019

Star Students of the Month - February 2019

Congratulations to our STAR Students of the Month for February. Students were selected by their teachers for representing the character trait of HONESTY/TRUSTWORTHY.

January Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2019

Carta

We would like to thank Cindy England of Carta for sponsoring our Principal's 200 Club Lunch today. Students were treated to a mac and cheese bar/buffet. We appreciate Ms. Becky and Mr. Miller for providing transportation and supervision. Students earn Principal's 200 Club tickets by being safe, respectful, and responsible in our hallways and on the playground. Each month we draw the names of 10 students and take them to lunch.

STAR Students of the Month - January 2019

STAR Students of the Month - January 2019

Congratulations to our STAR Students of the Month for January. Students were selected by their teachers for representing the character trait of KINDNESS.

Local Author Visit 2019

Author Visit 2019

Washington 3-6 students received a visit from local author, Emily Butler, on January 31st. A special thanks to our librarian, Mrs. Gleason, and King’s English for providing us with this opportunity.  Mrs. Butler shared how she chose the idea for her book, read a passage from it, and answered students’ questions about the writing and publishing process.

STEM Education Grant 2019

STEM Education Grant

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is supporting STEM education in the Salt Lake City School District! This $150,000 grant will support STEM in eight elementary schools in the West High School Network, including Washington next school year.

Holiday Sing Along 2019

Holiday Sing Along 2019

Washington held its annual holiday sing along on Friday, December 21st. We had a packed house! We appreciate the support of all of our Washington Families. A special thanks to our outstanding music teachers, Ms. Porter and Ms. Trevino.

December Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2018

December's Principal's 200 Club Lunch

A huge thanks to general manager, Corey Cook, of Olive Garden Murray for sponsoring our Principal's 200 Club lunch for December. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. We appreciate Mrs. Martins and Ms. Karen for providing transportation and supervision for today's event. Students earn Principal's 200 Club tickets by being safe, respectful, and responsible in our hallways and on the playground. Each month we draw ten tickets and treat those students to lunch.

STAR Students of the Month - December 2018

STAR Students of the Month - December 2018

Congratulations to our STAR Students of the Month! Students were selected by their teachers for representing the character trait of Positive Attitude.

November Principal's 200 Club Movie 2018

November Principal's 200 Club Movie

On Tuesday, December 4th, we took our ten Principal's 200 Club winners to see the movie, Ralph Wrecks the Internet, at the Gateway Megaplex. We appreciate Ms. Becky, Mr. Finch, Ms. Bales, and Mrs. K for transporting and supervising our students. A special thanks to Mrs. K for applying for the gift cards to the Megaplex! Students receive Principal's 200 Club tickets for being safe, respectful, and responsible on the playground and in our hallways. This past month our students set an all time record by earning 815 Principal's 200 Club tickets. Keep up the good work, Washington Stars!

STAR Students of the Month - November 2018

STAR Students of the Month - November 2018

Congratulations to our STAR Students of the Month of November! Students were selected by their teachers for representing the character trait of self control.

UPOP Winter Recital 2018

UPOP Winter Recital 2018

On Saturday, December 1st, 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, Carmen Hall, and the rest of our grad student piano teachers.  We are grateful for the support of our Washington Families.

Photo credit:  Mio Cowden

Family Literacy Night 2018

Family Literacy Night 2018

We had a wonderful Family Literacy Night on Thursday, November 15th! A special thanks to our amazing librarian, Liz Gleason, for organizing and overseeing the activities, and our PTO President, Sarah Kelly, for providing the food for dinner. We had a great turnout from our Washington Families. We appreciate all of our teachers, staff, and SCC/PTO parents for all of their help to make the event a success. We’d also like to recognize the West High National Honors Society (NHS), the Capitol Hill Action Group (CHAG), and Marmalade Coffee for volunteering and providing services.

October Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2018

October Principal's 200 Club Lunch

On November 8th we celebrated our Principal's 200 Club winners by taking them to lunch at Costa Vida at the Gateway. The staff were very polite and helpful. We appreciate Ms. Becky and Mr. Miller for providing supervision. A huge thanks to Nathan Kelly, Costa Vida HR Director, for donating the meal vouchers! Washington students earn Principal's 200 Club tickets by being safe, respectful, and responsible in our hallways and on the playground.

STAR Students of the Month - October 2018

STAR Students of the Month - October 2018

Congratulations to our STAR Students for the month of October! Students were selected by their classroom teachers for representing the character trait: Resilience.

Mrs. Karaus Receives UCTM Award 2018

Mrs. Karaus Wins UCTM Award

On Friday, October 12th, Washington Elementary Second Grade Teacher, Tiya Karaus, was presented with the Karl Jones Award by the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM). We are so proud!

The Karl Jones Award is an award given to elementary teachers who are exemplary mathematics teachers. Recipients of this award:

Encourage student achievement by:
- Providing activities, which enhance understanding of math concepts
- Generating enthusiasm for math among students
- Providing opportunities to apply and extend mathematics skills

Serve as a role model for other teachers and for students by:
- Demonstrating interest in acquiring and maintaining skills in mathematics, including instructional skills.
- Implementing effective teaching techniques.
- Demonstrating a willingness to share skills and ideas with other teachers.​

2nd Annual Washington Jog-a-thon 2018

2nd Annual Washington Jog-a-thon

Washington held its second annual jog-a-thon on Friday, October 12th! We have so many people to thank. We appreciate our PTO, #PFFOW, for organizing the event, the Washington students who ran, our parents and friends who attended, our teachers and staff for their assistance and participation, the Student Resource Officers that kept the street safe, the employees from the district office for their support, and #QuenchIt for providing discounted drinks. We'd also like to thank all of our generous donors for making this fundraiser a success. Students had a great time while getting some exercise.

September Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2018

Principal's 200 Club Lunch September 2018

Thursday, October 4th was our first Principal's 200 Club lunch of the 2018-2019 school year! We are very grateful to Olive Garden General Manager, Corey Cook, for sponsoring our meal. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Students earn Principal's 200 Club tickets for being safe, responsible, and respectful in the hallways and on the playground.  Each month we draw 10 names from the tickets and take those students to lunch.

STAR Students of the Month - September 2018

STAR Students of the Month - September 2018

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month.  Students were selected by their teachers for representing an Academic Attitude.

Welcome Back Assembly 2018

Welcome Back Assembly 18

On Friday, August 24th, Washington held a welcome back assembly.  Expectations were shared, new and returning teachers and staff introduced, and the PTO shared our theme for the year “Mission Possible.”  Students were given their first assignment, to show that they care deeply about our school by 1. Coming to school on time and 2. Reading every night.  Sixth grade students had participated in “senior agent” training all week, establishing their leadership role in the school.  The assembly closed with the announcement of our top performing Title I school award and an inspirational video (click here).  We’re excited for the new school year!

Growth Award

Can'd Aid Bike Donation 2018

Bikes

We want to thank the Can'd Aid Foundation for their generous donation of bikes to everyone of our first and second grade students on May 30th. Students first attended an assembly, and then went outside to find out that they were each going home with a bike. We appreciate all of our parents who were in attendance. A special thanks to Ms. Marci, Ms. Gwen, Ms. Moffat, Ms. Treu, Mrs. Karaus, and Ms. Mary Lou for getting permission slips signed and arranging the event.

Fox News Segment – 5/30/18

Washington Report to the School Board 2018

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.

Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

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 2017

Goat

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 2017

SITLA Instagram Contest             SITLA Instagram Challenge Winners

We are thrilled to announce that Washington Elementary won the SITLA Instagram contest!  On May 18th (2017) the school was awarded the check.  The $1,000 of Land Trust 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.

Breakfast in the Classroom 2016

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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