We have several Academic Enrichment assemblies that are paid for from the PTA fundraising. It is always an exciting list of performers and educators! Parents are welcome to attend the assemblies!Jeannie Hughes is the Academic Enrichment PTA Chairperson. Email Jean.
Washington-Hoyt's Birthday Book Club offers a special way to recognize a child's birthday and at the same time benefit our school. You can honor your child for his or her birthday with a book donation to our library. Students who contribute to the Birthday Book Club are invited to select a library book of their choice from a wide variety of new books we have on reserve for this purpose. A commemorative book plate displaying the child's name and birthday will be affixed to the book, which is then presented to the child during his/her library time. Please know that your child does not have to wait until his/her birthday to join the Birthday Book Club. You can purchase a book anytime during the school year. Once the book has been added to the library's permanent collection, the student will be the first to check it out. The student's picture will be hung during the school year on the BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB donor board in the Library.
For the Birthday Book Club form, go to our Forms page.
For more information about the program, please contact our Librarian:
Diane Burkhart-Kiss 253.571.5701
Held each year in the fall and spring during Back-to-School Night and Celebration of Learning events respectively. The fairs generally run 4-5 days during lunch and after school. The book fairs enable students and the community to purchase good quality books (Scholastic) at reasonable prices. The PTA earns points and discounts which enable us to purchase books for the year-end Cat Tracks prizes.
Chairperson responsibilities include promoting the fair and scheduling volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, take down and help students with purchases.
If you'd like more information about the Book Fairs, please contact the Chairperson:
Shannon Rojecki at 253.761.2010 or Email
This incentive read-at-home program is very popular with the students and helps to establish a positive attitude toward reading. A majority of the students participate each year. Program runs October through May.
This PTA sponsored program encourages all students to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day for at least 25 days out of each month. Students will receive a Cat Tracks calendar each month from their teacher. Please mark off one day or block as the child completes a reading session. Remember, only one box per day may be marked off even if the reading time exceeds 15 minutes. After completing the required number of reading days in a month, send the completed calendar by the due date and the student will receive a Cat Track incentive prize! The calendar MUST be signed for it to be valid. New Cat Track calendars will be issued each month.
Chairperson is responsible for preparing the monthly check-off calendar, ordering and distributing monthly prizes.
If you have any questions about the Cat Tracks Reading Program, please contact the Chairperson
Ellen Sherman at 253.473.5846 or Email
Deb Lewlleyn at 253.752.1494 or Email
Washington-Hoyt is one of the Tacoma schools that provide on-site, before and after-school care. The program is called Champions and is operated by Medallion School Partnerships. Care is provided in the gymnasium at Hoyt and is available from 6:30 AM until school starts, and after school, from dismissal time until 6 PM.
Join the fun!
For today's busy parents, finding a safe, enriching environment where children can spend time before or after school is a big concern. At Champions we understand your needs and offer convenient and sensible options right at your neighborhood school. Champions delivers a variety of fun, flexible and learning-focused programs in your district.
For more information, please call the Champions Phone Number at 253.759.0710
Congratulations to our past winners!
Paul and Megan Blanchard 2009-2011
Felicity Devlin 2010-2011
Kathy Spurrell 2011-2012
Thank you for everything you've done!
Golden Acorn Award
We all know that our school wouldn’t survive without the hours and hours of hard work by our many volunteers and dedicated educators. Now you have a chance to let those extra special ones know you’ve noticed all they’ve done. If you know of a volunteer and/or an educator who has consistently gone the extra mile for our school and community, be sure to nominate them for the Golden Acorn Award. This extraordinary award only comes along once a year, and the nomination form is your opportunity to shine a light on a deserving person. The benefit of presenting a Golden Acorn Award is two-fold. First, it recognizes an individual who has given outstanding service to children. Secondly, it supports financial grants for students pursuing post-secondary education. Donations are made in each recipient’s name to the fund, which in turn contributes to the future of youth by awarding grants to students who are freshmen entering post secondary education.
We would like you to participate in the selection of our award recipient(s) through your recommendation.
The Golden Acorn Award Committee will make the final selection.
Questions? Contact: Heather Urschel or Cindy Harkness @ 571-5744
PTA-Sponsored Before/After School Language Programs
Spanish Class coordinator/teacher Karen Dinicola (Teacher Jessica Orr (253) 720-6345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
French Class coordinator/teacher Yvonne Beardemphl
Check the wahoyt.org home page for the latest information on language classes.
The Sunshine Committee provides encouragement to the school's staff by acknowledging school events and holidays with a small card or gift, hosting a monthly birthday celebration for staff members, and providing cards and support to staff or PTA members who have had recent births, family deaths, retirements and other life events.
If you have any questions about this committee,
please contact one of the Sunshine Committee Chairpersons:
Ellen Sherman 253.473.5846 or Email
Annual Washington-Hoyt Family Night
with the Tacoma Rainier’s!
Mark your calendar for the 1:30PM game on Sunday, April 14, 2013!!
Coordinator: Rosie Martinson (253) 341-0787