Message from the Principal

June 2017

To our Washington Elementary School Families:

As we near the end of another school year, I reflect on the events that made 2016-2017 an excellent year for all of us.  We are certainly most proud of our new building and the many accomplishments and successes of our staff and students. 

Washington Elementary is a special place because of the parents and students who, along with the staff, make up the Washington Community.  The level of support for children in our community is strong and the staff is focused on our mission of being a professional learning community where we ensure high levels of learning for each student. 

Thank you parents for ensuring that your children come to school prepared to learn and that they had dedicated time and a quiet place at home for homework.  I am continually impressed with how our parents have responded when asked to step up for children; whether it is doing their part to ensure the safety of children or attending performances and PTSA activities; our parents are the backbone of our successes. 

Speaking of the PTSA, I would like to thank all of the parents who are involved in this wonderfully supportive group.  A special shout out to Sara Rolfs who seemingly can fit 30 hours into 24 and who has an unwavering commitment to all students at Washington.

I would like to say farewell to some staff who will be leaving us at the end of this year.  Teachers retiring at the end of the year: Andi Brizendine, physical education teacher and Kim Berg art teacher.  Teachers moving to other locations: Tamera Detwiler, 4th grade teacher and Kasey Cannan, special education teacher.  We also have para educators who will be leaving at the conclusion of this year: Liz Kazemba, Janet Reierson, Leanna Remington, and Cindy Stockwell.  Thanks to all of you for your dedication to children.  In particular, Andi and Kim for all you have done over the years for all students at Washington.

As you prepare for the summer months, whether you are traveling or just relaxing with friends and family, all of us at Washington wish you a safe and enjoyable time.  Please remember that learning does not end with the last day of school – keep your children engaged in learning!

In partnership,

Keith Collins