Photos: Walk to School Day and the Walking School Bus

Students and volunteers celebrated Walk to School Day and the kick off of
Washington’s Walking School Bus on Oct. 5. Learn more by clicking here.

Join the Garden Club!


Join the Garden Club!

We will meet monthly on the second Friday of the month from

2:40 – 4 p.m. in the garden (off Felton between Adams and Washington)

You can join anytime of the year and it’s free!

This program is sponsored by the Washington PTA

Any questions contact: Amanda @ 310-706-7423 or


Download the Garden Club Flyer to Sign Up


Walking School Bus and International Walk to School Day

Enroll your child in the Walking School Bus program before Oct. 5 and your child will be eligible for prizes throughout the year for participating. Children who participated last year must re-register for the 2016-17 school year. For every child you enroll in the WSB program, you will receive one FREE Admission to AdventurePlex (including children re-registering from last year).

More WSB route information and your neighborhood route maps will be distributed next week.  Click here to enroll or re-register now.


  • All students who walk to school on Oct. 5 will receive a medal upon entering school’s campus.
  • The classroom with the greatest percentage of walkers on will receive the Golden Shoe Award.
  • Students who walk will be entered into a raffle for prizes.

If you are not enrolled in a WSB route, please consider driving to a friend’s house near school and walking from there.

Let’s see how many Washington students can walk to school!

If you are interested in WSB or have questions about Walk to School Day, please contact Lisa Toone at


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Running Club 2016-17

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Click here to download the Running Club Sign Up Sheet 2016-2017



Family Fun Night

PTA Sponsored Washington Family Fun Night!

Friday, June 10

5 – 8 p.m.

This event is FREE for all Washington families! 

The fun will include face painting, reptiles, rock wall, obstacle course, Lego party, and more!

Music by DJ Kai & Food Trucks!

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Family Fun Night. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Download and fill out the waiver before you go!


Running Club Awards





It’s time to dig in and give Washington a much needed face lift! We are looking for volunteers to help!


Washington is lucky to have Journey of Faith sponsor it for the annual Sharefest event on Saturday, April 30.

We need volunteers for painting, landscaping and lots of other tasks for this day-long event to beautify our campus. Please join us by clicking here to sign up.



Staff Appreciation Week April 25-29

Washington Elementary will be celebrating Staff Appreciation the week of April 25. Our theme is

Washington Staff are Super Heroes!

Washington families have been extremely supportive of PTA fundraising efforts this year, and as a result, the PTA is providing a bunch of really awesome gifts to all the teachers and staff, including breakfast and lunch!

Here are some little things you can do that your teacher will appreciate in big ways!

Monday: Visit the PTA bulletin board to see our super hero teachers in action.
Tuesday: Bring your teacher her favorite flower.
Wednesday: Write a Thank You card to let your teacher know you appreciate her.
Thursday: Share your awesome smile with your teacher.
Friday: Wear your teacher’s favorite color.




Way to Go Washington’s Battle of the Books Team

Congrats to Washington’s Battle of the Books team for coming in 2nd at the District competition on March 20. Go Explorers!



Earth Day Fair

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Good Luck to Gunner in the L.A. County Spelling Bee!

Good luck to Washington 5th Grader Gunner Antolin in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee!

And congratulations to the 31  2nd through 5th graders who won their class spelling bees to compete in the First Annual Washington Elementary Spelling Bee!


They all spelled their little hearts out and deserve so much recognition for their bravery and efforts. But, alas, there could only BEE one winner to represent Washington at the Los Angeles-area Spelling Bee. Here is Gunner spelling that last word that made him the Washington champ, while first runner up, 2nd grader Isabelle Chun, watched anxiously:image1

Congratulations Gunner, and good luck! And special thanks to Michelle Dale and Carrie Thompson, the PTA members who brought this exciting and educational opportunity to our school!

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Movie Night: The Peanuts Movie

peanutsCuddle up with your friends and family at Washington’s next Movie Night featuring “The Peanuts Movie”
April 15, 2016
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Food Trucks 6 – 8 p.m.
         HomeRun Sliders
         Curbappeal Food

Read Across America Week: March 1-4

It’s time to celebrate all things reading!cat

Monday, February 29
○ Silly Socks Day (For Jog-A-Thon & Leap Year!)
Tuesday, March 1
○ Family Read @ 2:10 to 2:40 p.m.
○ Dress like a book character
Wednesday, March 2
○ Sing Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss at Morning Assembly
○ In Class Mystery Reader
○ Super Stripes Day (Wear all the striped clothing you can!!)
Thursday, March 3
○ Dr. Seuss Photo Booth Day
○ Crazy Hat Day
Friday, March 4
○ “What Pet Should I Get?” Share My Pet Day
○ Bring your favorite stuffed animal or a photograph of your pet to school.
○ Read My Shirt! Shirt with Words Day
Throughout the week activities:
Library Receipt Raffle: 
Students visit a public library and check out books between Saturday, Feb.27 and Saturday, March 5.  Put the book checkout receipt with student name and room number in the red Library Receipt Raffle box in the the front office by March 7.  On March 8, we will draw raffle winner(s).
Washington Book Worm:
How long will our bookworm be? How many books can Washington students read from March 1 to 15? Students get a bookworm body part from their teachers for every book read during the first two weeks of March.  Each student writes his/her name and the title of the book on it and returns to the teacher. Watch our bookworm grow in the hallway!

Father-Daughter Dance: Moonlight Masquerade


Download a registration form here.

Tickets are also available in the PTA Store and will be on sale before school and during the Friday Morning Assemblies on Feb. 24 and March 4.


Mother-Son Dance: A Knight to Remember 2016


Download Ye Registration Form here, fine madams and good sirs!

Tickets will also be on sale at Castle Washington before and after school on Friday, Feb. 26!



Garden Club

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College Savings & Fundraising Strategies

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Celebrating our Veterans

It was a very special Veteran’s Day Running Club where Washington showed its support for those who serve our country!