Message from our Principal

June 2018

To our Washington Elementary School Families:


As we near the end of another school year, I reflect on the many activities and events that made 2017-2018 an exceptional year for all of us. 


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 once again thank all of the parents who are involved in this wonderfully supportive group.  Your focus on how best to support the students and staff at Washington is commendable.  I could never say enough wonderful things about the role Sara Rolfs has played in the project based learning experiences of our students.  Thank you Sara!


I would like to say farewell to staff who are leaving us at the end of this year.  Katie Carnline, special education teacher.  Stella Day, Melody Rodriguez, Nikole Wyles, Jill Lyon, Kyra Brandt, Jessica Lurz and Maureen Schmaltz who served us as leave replacements.  We would also like to thank Wendy Endaya for serving as our Family Advocate for the better part of this year.  Thanks to all of you for your dedication to our children. 


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