Washington Elementary News

February 23, 2024

Dear Washington Families, 

March is Reading Month is right around the corner! We are once again participating in the One Book, One Community where every student in Romeo’s elementary schools will be reading the same book, Jake Drake Know it All. Thanks to the generosity of the Romeo Area Kiwanis, all families will receive a copy of the book to keep and read together at home. Our school has planned some special activities for March is Reading Month. Please check out the March is Reading Month Events Calendar to participate. Due to Spring Break at the end of March, we will begin the March is Reading Month Festivities on Monday, February 26th!

St Baldricks is returning to Romeo! St Baldricks is an event to support the Research to Fight Childhood Cancer.  Kids and Adults alike shave their heads as a sign of unity to raise money and show support. You can get more information on St Baldricks here, and sign up to join the Washington Elementary team or make a donation here. To show even more support, Washington’s Student Council will be holding a Penny War the week of February 26-March 1. Learn how that works here, and watch for additional information from your child’s teacher. In addition, Mrs Phillips is working with our 4th grade students to sing at the St Baldricks Event. Come out to shave or to simply join the community and show your support.

Additional News and Notes:

Feb 26 - March 1: Washington Student Council’s Penny War for St Baldricks.  The winning grade level will win a pizza lunch on March 18.

Feb 26: MIRM Spirit Day: Wear an Animal/Bulldog shirt.

Tues, Feb 27: MIRM Spirit Day: Wear a shirt with a word on the front and definition on the back.

Wed, Feb 28: 

  • MIRM Spirit Day: Bring in a picture of you with your pet (living or stuffed!)

  • Sorrento's Pizza Night 4:00-8:00 pm (Details here)  Remember the class with the highest sales will earn a pizza party!!  Who really who wants to cook on a Wednesday?  Don't like pizza, they also sell subs and wings! 

  • 5th Grade Middle School Parent Night: RMS will be hosting a 5th grade parent night at 6:30 in the RMS auditorium. Details available here in English and here in Spanish.

Fri, March 1: MIRM Spirit Day: Dr Seuss Day

Kids Heart Challenge is coming up, you can get a headstart and pre register!"

Creativity Cabinet - Dog Days: Thank you to our 1st and 2nd graders for their creative work to fill the creativity cabinet using the theme “Dog Days”. There is still time to bring in projects through March 1. Next Up:  Young Fives and Kindergarten students should bring in their projects the weeks of March 4 - March 15. Details here.

Green Team: Green Team is running a Bottle Drive to support veterans. Details can be found here. Don’t forget about supporting Waste Free Wednesdays each week when packing school lunches.

Vinyl Car Decals: Decals can be delivered to your child's class. Proceeds support our 5th grade students' trip to camp in May.  Order form here

Lunch Parents Needed: We have a very dedicated crew of lunch volunteers and I am not sure how we would make it through lunch without them! If you are able to help, we are always in need of additional hands. Please contact the school office at Rachel.Tippett@romeok12.org  for information about volunteer or paid lunch supervisor positions.

February Specials Rotation Schedule: Linked here Please see information from your child’s teacher regarding the special on A, B and C days for your child’s classroom. 

March Specials Rotation Schedule: Linked here

PTO News:

Merchandise Order Form: Washington PTO is selling Romeo merchandise. You can also purchase items online using SchoolPay.  Feel free to share this link with friends and family that may attend other Romeo Schools. Romeo Winter Gear Order Form 

Fri, Mar 15: Skating Party at the New Rink on Van Dyke just south of 23 Mile  5:00-7:00 pm -  PAY AT DOOR, No registration necessary.  $8 to skate and $2 skate rental, a limited number of skate walkers are available for $5 each.

Fri, Apr 26: Bowling Party at Summit Bowling- this is a PRE-PAY and PRE-REGISTER event from 5:30-7:00pm.  $15 per bowler, food and drink are available for purchase. Registration information will be sent at a later date.

Wednesday, May 8:  Sucree milkshakes here after school.  This is the same day as the Student Showcase and the Scholastic BOGO Book Fair.  

Thurs, May 9: Scholastic BOGO Book Fair during the school day.

Fri, May 31:  Field Day - we have secured a dance station and Kona Ice, as it gets closer you will get more information.

Fri, May 31:  Spring Fling - PTO will host our last event for the school community for this school year.  More details as it gets closer.

Mon, June 3:  Rain day for Field Day

How Can Families Help? Click here for many easy ways to support our school efforts. 

District News:

Young Fives and Kindergarten Enrollment 24-25: Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about kindergarten and young fives enrollment for the fall. Please click on the following link to learn more about our information night and add yourself to our early communication list. KIN and Y5 Information Night

February Food Service Menu: Linked here

March Food Service Menu: Linked here

2023-24 School Year: 2023-2024 School Calendar 

Community News:

The Washington Historical Museum, located at 58230 Van Dyke, north of 26 Mile Road, will be open on Sunday, February 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. The historical society will host its 18th George Washington Birthday Party. Visitors will be able to tour the museum exhibits and view the 27 finalist submissions in the Ron Gordon Memorial Art Contest. Refreshments will be served. This event is free, and all are welcome. For more information, check the Greater Washington Area Historical Facebook Page, their website www.washhistsoc.org, email WashingtonMuseum@gmail.com, or call 586-786-5304 (answering machine).

The Greater Washington Area Historical Society is celebrating Washington Townships’s 197th Anniversary with a dinner/dance at the Abbey on Main in Romeo. Purchase tickets to attend and celebrate the rich history of our area. (Details here)

Washington Township Community Survey: Our Township Supervisor wants to hear your insights about Washington Township communications through their 2024 communications survey! Your feedback is crucial for our Township. The survey will be open now through February 29, 2024. Visit https://s.surveyplanet.com/h9kcxvtp to participate.

Macomb County Reads: The first Macomb Reads Author Engagement will feature author Angela Joy and will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Elementary aged students and families will receive breakfast and books at no cost as part of this event. Details here

With Washington Bulldog Pride,

Dana Hepner, Principal

  • 1 Mar
    • Dr. Suess Day 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      Dr. Suess Day
      Date: Mar 1
      Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      Location: Washington Elementary School, 58230 Van Dyke Ave, Washington, MI 48094, USA
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      Wear a Dr. Suess shirt or hat in honor of his birthday.
    • PTOC Mom's Night Out 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
      PTOC Mom's Night Out
      Date: Mar 1
      Time: 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
      Location: Capital Banquet Center, 12350 31 Mile Rd, Washington, MI 48095
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      Mom’s Night Out, The Party of the Year, Black & Glitz Edition: A Romeo “All Elementaries” Fundraiser
      BUY TICKETS HERE: https://bit.ly/romeomoms
      Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/rcsmoms
  • 6 Mar
    • Teacher PD - No School 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      Teacher PD - No School
      Date: Mar 6
      Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
  • 8 Mar
  • 11 Mar
    • PTO Meeting 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      PTO Meeting
      Date: Mar 11
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Media Center
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events