Message from our Principal, Andrea Hogan

Please see attached letter regarding important information

 Weather Letter.docx 


  • May 1-5     Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 3         Science Fair 3:15 p.m. Awards  4:15 p.m.  Viewing
  • May 4         Prek BellaBool Field Trip
  • May 8-12   Nurse Appreciation Week
  • May 8-19   NWEA Testing
  • May 8         Deadline for Mother's Day Sale
  • May 9         RDS District Parent Training at 1:00 p.m. at Harrison Elementary School
  • May 10      6th Grade Field Trip
  • May 12      Delivery of Mother's Day Items
  • May 12      Student Council Freeze Pop Sale during lunch hours
  • May 16      RDS District Parent Training at 1:00 p.m. at Block Middle School
  • May 19      ISTEP Celebration
  • May 24      Prek Make and Take 8:00-9:00 a.m.
  • May 24      Star Student of the Month and Perfect Attendance for May Recognition at 4:30 p.m.
  • May 25      A thru Z Fruit Bar
  • May 26      Prek Parent Teacher Conference
  • May 26      LIV True Field Trip
  • May 26      Character Plus End of Month Celebration
  • May 29      Memorial Day NO SCHOOL
  • May 31      Prek and Kindergarten Field Day
  •  JUNE
  • June 1      Prek Awards Ceremony
  • June 1      Class with the most perfect attendance  pizza party
  • June 2      A thru Z Salad Bar
  • June 5      Awards Ceremony kinder thru 5th grade
  • June 6      Field Day  1st thru 6th grade
  • June 7      6th grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 8      Last day of school
  • June 15   Report cards pick up at school















































NEW Pre-K Hours

Morning Session

9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Afternoon Session

12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Students must wear their uniform to school everyday. Elementary students DO NOT wear khaki bottoms.

Uniformity of color:

Solid red, solid white and solid navy blue collared top.

Navy blue bottoms



  • 1401 e 144th Street East Chicago, IN 46312


    School City of East Chicago
  • Prek Make and Take

    8:00-9:00 a.m. Family Resource Room #136

    Washington Elementary School
  • Late Start Wednesday

    Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

    Classes start at 9:00 a.m.

    Washington Elementary School
View Monthly Calendar

End of Year Activities

Science Fair



Character Plus Quadron (Independence)


Social Worker's Corner (Lisa Gary-Jones)-

March Article:

 Washington Elementary is covering the character traits of Forgiveness and Initiative for the month of March. The definitions are as follows:

 Forgiveness: Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and not holding a grudge.

 Initiative: Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.

 There are instances where we make mistakes and hurt those around us. Our students can only benefit from knowing that, as human beings, mistakes are a part of the journey. What becomes important is teaching our children that forgiveness should also be part of the journey. When we are able to forgive others and not hold a grudge, it frees us from stress and worry. This results in having better health and communication with those around us. It also becomes crucial to be the bigger person, sometimes, and take the initiative to do what is right without waiting on others to tell us or encourage us to act. The sooner our children learn how to display positive character traits, the further they can go in life!! Talk with your children about how they can incorporate these traits in their daily interactions with others. Your value as not only parents but role models for your children, is worth more than even words can say. Let’s stay committed to our home/school partnership, for it is very much needed and appreciated during our students’ educational journey!!!!                                        


Instructional Coach Corner - Renee Juscik

March Article:

 Parents often ask us for what educational websites we recommend for their children to use at home.  There are numerous educational websites for children.  The internet is limitless.  However, here are a few free websites (most compatible with iPads/tablets) that you might want to explore.  Some of them may have a subscription or pay component, but you can use the free resources they offer.  As with any child’s internet usage, it must be monitored. 

  • PBS KIDS ( – This is a great site for kids featuring all of their favorite PBS characters.
  • Random House Kids ( – Featuring books, activities, games and more all surrounding favorite Random House Books. This is a great way to make books come alive for little ones
  • Starfall ( - This is a great website for learning to read. Starfall takes your kids all the way from ABC’s to Learning to Read! There are some fun games and more that surround Phonics, Sounds and putting sounds together in words! This is great for preschoolers learning to read!
  • The Magic School Bus ( -There are tons of Great Videos and Games about the Environment & Science. This is a great website for children who want to learn about weather, geography and more.
  • Brain Pop Free Stuff ( This popular subscription service also has a Free Content section where you can get learn for Free!
  • Highlights for Kids ( -There are games, books, crafts and of course Hidden Pictures.
  • ABCYa ( - There is everything from Counting Games, to Graphing, Patterns and more. Great for learning early math skills.
  • National Geographic Kids ( -This is a great site for exploring our world and learning all you can about the Ocean, Animals, Geography and more! There is a TON of information on this site and also some great videos, Puzzles and quizzes!
  • Wonderopolis ( - Similar to the National Geographic Website, this provides fun facts about our world and the animals in our land. So many fun facts to explore!

Fun Brain ( -Reading, Math, Tic Tac Toe and more are all a part of! Explore tons of new games for kids and learn as you go. They even have fun Mad Libs to help with reading

School Wide Fundraiser

Helping West Calumet Water Drive

Star Student of the Month/Super Students

PI Day

Family Sweetheart Valentine's Day Red Carpet Gala

Staff getting ready

Department Meet/Greet

Prek Make n Take


Grandparents Day/Family Movie Night

October PD