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Book Con 2020

Book Con 2020

We had a fantastic turnout at our first ever Washington Book Con! Students and faculty were dressed as their favorite book characters. We want to thank all of our teachers, staff, and PTO parents who helped with set up, serving food, and running all of our fun activities. A special shout out to the West High National Honors Society, the Capitol Hill Action Group (CHAG), and our sixth grade after school committee for all of their assistance. We'd like to recognize our amazing librarian, Liz Gleason, for organizing the event. We hope you had a great evening Washington Families!

Battle of the Books 2020

Battle of the Books 2020

We are so proud of our Washington Stars Battle of the Books Team (Josh, Abel, Mariela, and Ella)! They placed 3rd out of 19 teams at the March 3rd competition. A special thanks to our outstanding librarian, Mrs. Gleason, for promoting the Battle of the Books, and chaperoning our team.

February Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2020

Principal's 200 Club Lunch January 2020

We would like to thank Fat Jack's for sponsoring our Principal's 200 Club lunch on Friday, February 28! A special thanks to Ms. Treu and Ms. Becky for providing transportation and supervision. Our students earn Principal's 200 Club tickets by being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE outside of their classrooms. Each month we take 10 students to lunch to celebrate their examples.

PFFOW Art Contest 2020

 

PFFOW Art Contest 2020

On Wednesday, February 26th, we held our gallery reception for this year’s PFFOW Art Contest. We want to recognize three of our amazing PTO parents for putting this fun event together: Cherie Farnes, Brandee Kluth, and Sarah Kelly. A special thanks for Cherie’s brother, Brady, for judging the artwork. We appreciate all of the students who participated this year and the families that attended the reception.

STAR Students of the Month - February 2020

February SOM Assembly

We celebrated our STAR Students of the Month on Friday, February 21. Students were selected by their teachers for representing the character trait of OPEN MINDED. Kindergarten and sixth grade presented about the Olympic sport of surfing. PFFOW shared our school activity for the month of March; collecting 100 items to donate to the refugee center. If you’d like to see a video of Dr. Sorenstein’s experiment, click here.

SEP Online Scheduler

Hello Washington Families!

We are trying something new for SEPs in February.  We are using an online scheduler to create appointments to meet with your child’s teacher.  Availability to begin scheduling appointments for families is January 27.  SEPs are February 12 & 13.  You can find the online scheduler at the bottom of our website in the Quick Links or you can click on the icon below.

 Online Scheduler

STAR Students of the Month - January 2020

STAR Students of the Month - January 2020

Congratulations to our STAR Students of the Month for January! They were selected by their teachers for representing the trait WELL BALANCED.

Donations!

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Washington Elementary was the beneficiary of three generous donations at the beginning of January.  First, the Toasted Barrel raised funds during the month of December to help the school pay off students’ school lunch debt.  Later that same day, the Salt Lake Acting Company delivered supplies for Washington’s school store with items they were able to collect during the month of December.  The following day, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center donated a plethora of sports equipment for student recesses.  We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support from our local community.  Thank you!

December Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2019

December Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2019

We celebrated our December Principal's 200 Club Lunch at Olive Garden. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We would like to thank general manager, Corey Cook, for partnering with our school for the past 4 years and supporting this activity. We appreciate Mrs. Gleason and Ms. Becky for providing transportation and supervision. Students receive Principal's 200 Club tickets for following our school expectations of BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, and BE RESPONSIBLE outside of their classrooms. Each month 10 students are selected to join Mr. Kelly for lunch. #myolivegardenfam

STAR Students of the Month - December 2019

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Congratulations to our December Star Students of the Month. Students were selected by their teachers for representing the trait of RISK TAKER.

UPOP Winter Recital 2019

UPOP Winter Recital 2019

The UPOP Winter Recital was held in Dumke Hall on the University of Utah Campus Saturday, December 9th. We had a record number of families and friends come out in support. We are grateful to our piano teacher, Carmen Hall, and her assistants for their work with our students.

November Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2019

November Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2019

We celebrated our November Principal's 200 Club Lunch at Simply Sushi! The management took the students on a tour of the facility and showed them how they make the rolls. They were treated to whatever they wanted to order on the menu, and were sent home with shirts. We appreciate Mrs. K. and Mrs. Kelly for providing transportation and supervision. Our students earn Principal's 200 Club tickets by being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE outside of the classroom. Each month we draw 10 names and take the students out to lunch. We appreciate our local restaurants for supporting our students' efforts.

STAR Students of the Month - November 2019

STAR Students of the Month - December 2019

On Friday, November 22nd, we celebrated our STAR Students of the Month at an assembly. The trait this month was COMMUNICATOR. Students were selected by their teachers.

Family STEAM Night 2019

Family STEAM Night 2019

We had a very well attended first family (STEAM) night of the school year. We want to thank Craft Lake City for organizing the event and Google Fiber for sponsoring it. We also wanted to thank Spyhop, UVU College of Science, Teletype Corporation, West High Robotics, The Leonardo, ands Much More Than a Toy. A special thanks to all of our PTO parents, teachers, and staff who stayed to support this special event. We appreciate our Washington Families for their attendance.

October Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2019

Principal's 200 Club Lunch - October 2019

On Friday, November 1st, we celebrated our October Principal's 200 Club Lunch at Fat Jack's. The service was very friendly and accommodating. We appreciate Ms. Becky and Mr. Miller for providing supervision and transportation. Students receive Principal's 200 Club tickets for being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE outside of the classroom.

STAR Students of the Month - October 2019

STAR Students of the Month - October 2019

We celebrated our STAR Students of the Month on Friday, October 25th. Students were selected by their teachers for representing the trait of KNOWLEDGEABLE/INQUIRER.

3rd Annual Washington Jog-a-thon 2019

Jog-a-thon 2019

On October 11th, we held our third annual jog-a-thon fundraiser! It was a lot of fun and we appreciate all of the family support we received. An event like this takes a lot of planning. We are grateful to our PTO President, Sarah Kelly, for coordinating the jog-a-thon. A special thanks to all of our parent volunteers, our resource officer, Chad Atkinson, and his crew, our teachers and staff, especially our custodian, Oscar. A shout out to Mr. Sorensen for emceeing, and Mr. Cox for all of his assistance. We also had a special guest visit from former assistant principal, Mr. Finch. Cheers to all of our corporate sponsors. Thanks to all who made this a successful event!

September Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2019

September Principal's 200 Club Lunch

We were excited to have our first Principal's 200 Club Lunch of the new school year! We are very grateful to general manager, Corey Cook, and our servers, Tony and Aisha, for hosting us at the Olive Garden. A special thanks to Ms. Becky and Mrs. Dugmore for providing transportation and supervision. Our students earn Principal's 200 tickets for being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE in our hallways and at recess. Each month we draw the names of 10 students and take them out to celebrate.

STAR Students of the Month - September 2019

STAR Students of the Month - September 2019

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

United Way Day of Caring 2019

United Way Day of Caring 2019

September 12th was United Way’s Day of Caring. We had 20 volunteers from CBRE who read with students, helped with cleaning projects in our family resource room and the library, assisted with recess duty, and had various other interactions with our students, teachers, and staff. It was a wonderful day and we greatly appreciate the extra support they provided.

Be Nice - Washington Edition 2019

Welcome Back Assembly 2019

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On Monday, August 26th, we held our welcome back assembly. We highlighted each of our teachers and staff, the PTO shared our Olympic theme, and even performed live artistic swimming, and we shared our new 6th grade video. We’re off to a great start!

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.

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.

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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