Washington-Hoyt families please join us at Lowell!
Fri, Feb 28 2014 07:22
Patrice Sulkosky, Principal of Mason is speaking at our PTA meeting.
Tuesday, March 11 @ 6:30 in the Lowell Library. She'll probably be on from 6:35- about 7.
It's a great way for parents to be able to get information and ask questions about Mason Middle School!
No end of year 'Celebration of Learning'
Thu, Feb 27 2014 09:54
Everyone is really excited to move into our new facility next year - but that does means a lot of work for the teachers and staff at Washington-Hoyt. Given everything we have on our calendar to get ready for the move, the school has decided to not host our annual Celebration of Learning that typically takes place at the end of May.
On another note, if you are interested in being a part of the Re-Opening Events Committee, please contact Courtenay Chamberlin
(253) 380-0681. We can use as many ideas and helpers as we can find to make this a great celebration and transition!
Kindergarten Open House
Thu, Feb 27 2014 09:35
Washington-Hoyt will be hosting a Kindergarten Open House on Monday, March 3rd from 6:00-7:00 PM. This Open House is for parents with children who will be entering Kindergarten in the September 2014.
Come meet our Kindergarten teachers and learn more about our great school!What:
Kindergarten Open HouseWhere:
Washington-Hoyt at Hunt Middle School - our temporary location 6501 S. 10th Street, Tacoma,When:
Monday, March 3rd 6:00-7:00 PMWho:
Parents of children entering Kindergarten Sept 2014
K-2 Spring Theater is coming!
Wed, Feb 26 2014 05:45
Plans are being made for after school spring theater at Washington-Hoyt. More information will be sent home soon, but this is what we have so far:
- Rehearsal Dates: April 8-May 16 (6 weeks)
Tues and Thurs rehearsals from 3:30-5:00
- Performance on Friday, May 16
- The play has not yet been selected.
- Registration forms will be going home mid-March and will also be available on the PTA website (once released). Registration is first-come, first-served and includes a $50.00 registration fee.
Wa-Hoyt Sock Hop!
Wed, Feb 26 2014 10:33
The Washington-Hoyt Sock Hop, our annual spring dance, celebrating the styles and music of the "Sock Hop" age takes place March 14th!! A local DJ brings all the necessities for a fun family night! Each year we have a door prize drawing, and a night of GREAT MUSIC by a lively DJ and dancing fun! Q&A: When is it?
Friday, March 14 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMWhere is the event held?
The Hunt cafeteria Do I have to dress up?
Lots of people have fun dressing in jeans and a leather jacket or putting on that poodle skirt with a pony tail, but no, don't let that stop you from coming.Can younger siblings attend?
Yes, definitely!Will there be food?
Yes, more information will be coming home in your Friday Folder regarding tickets and food.Do you need help with this event?
Yes, we could use some parents helping to serve food at the beginning and also help with general clean-up afterwards. Volunteer sign-up sheets will
Call Laurie Hunger 627-4582 for more information or to volunteer your help!
Bing for Tacoma Schools
Tue, Feb 25 2014 12:00
Join the Bing Rewards Program and help Tacoma schools earn credits towards Surface tablets. It's easy to sign up, let's see how many we can earn for the kids! http://www.bing.com/explore/bingfortacoma
Great night at the Evening of the Arts!
Sat, Feb 22 2014 11:29
Thu, Feb 13 2014 05:23
Box Tops for Education is an easy way to raise money or our school. Send your clipped box tops with your child or drop box tops in the collection box in the front office at Washington.
Please contact Jennifer Drum (253) 752-9197 with questions.
Evening of the Arts!
Fri, Feb 7 2014 12:52
Don't miss the 4th Annual Evening of the Arts on Friday February 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm!
As always, there will be a student project from each class up for auction and small art pieces for sale. We'll have a bake sale, free coffee, an opportunity to make a free button with your family and live music! It is the event of the year, some say.
We need some student musicians to play for us again this year. If you have a student who would like to play for a few minutes, contact Sara Sledge.
If you can donate baked goods or help at the event, use the sign-up sheet here http://www.helpersignup.com/viewsheet.php?type=2&sheet=65c6cdea5779ebb3e37501915012c893
Or contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!
Can we raise $50 from each Cougar Family?
Fri, Feb 7 2014 11:38
Donate to Support Students and Teachers!
Help PTA Raise $5,000
Washington-Hoyt Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides much needed support to our teachers and our students.
Your gift allows the PTA to provide classroom grants, Kindergarten reading aides, 5th grade camp, Accelerated Reader (AR), student field trip and uniform support, a website and e-newsletters, and events like Back to School Night and the Celebration of Learning.DONATE ONLINE TODAY BY CLICKING THE DONATE BUTTON IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN
- 100% of your donation directly supports our teachers and students.
- Your gift is tax deductible.
The money raised by the PTA this year will support next year’s activities. Since our school will be back in Proctor in a brand new space, we believe it
is a critical time to provide our students and our teachers with extra support!
Help us raise an average of $50 from each Cougar family this fall. Here's how:
- Look for donation information in your Friday Folder
- Donate online by using the PayPal DONATE
button in the left hand column
Fri, Feb 7 2014 11:03
February 21, 2014 is our spring picture day where both Class and Individual pictures will be taken. If you would like to purchase photos, please fill out the order forms that will be sent home with your student. Please contact the front office if you need more or you can also go to the mylifetouch.com website and place your order there. Questions? Call 1-800-562-5195.
Save the date - 2nd Annual Wa-Hoyt Auction!
Thu, Jan 30 2014 01:35
When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm
Where: The Swiss (all ages are welcome)
We would love to have your help in making this our best auction yet! Do you have items to donate? A vacation home to auction off? Wish to make a donation for our popular Wall of Wine? Your donation is tax deductible. Please contact Audrey Cosgrove if you would like to donate or want more information (253) 380-6585 or email@example.com
Super Bowl Friday
Tue, Jan 28 2014 01:37
Friday, January 31, 2012
This Friday's dress up is "Super Bowl Friday" Show your team spirit!
Before-school Intramural - Unicycle/Tumbling
Mon, Jan 27 2014 09:26
The week of January 27th, Mrs. Norling will begin her before-school tumbling and unicycle classes. Students must have a signed permission slip to participate. Permission slips were sent home with your student last week. Contact Mrs. Norling at (253) 571-5718 if you have any questions. This session will continue through the first week of March.
Mondays 8-8:55am (Starts Feb 3) Unicycles - Low Intermediate/Advanced Participating students must be able to ride or must have taken part in the first session held this school year.
Tuesdays 8-8:55am (Starts Jan 28) Beginning Tumbling 3-5th grades
Thursdays 8-8:55am (Starts Jan 30) Intermediate - Advanced Tumbling 1-5th grade
Fridays 8-8:55am (Starts Jan 31) Beginning Tumbling 1st-2nd grades
Please check with Mrs. Norling if you should participate in the Intermediate and Advanced classes.
Europa Bistro Takeover
Mon, Jan 27 2014 09:25
Tuesday, January 28 from 5:00-8:00 PM
We have another fabulous Europa Bistro Takeover coming up! Please join your fellow Washington-Hoyt friends and family at the Europa Bistro this coming Tuesday starting at 5pm. 20% of sales will go to our school and most importantly we all get to hang out in our neighborhood and support a local business and Washington-Hoyt family. They offer fresh pasta, steak, seafood, pizza, desserts and more all made from scratch in house! You may also order food for take out. Europa Bistro 2515 North Proctor Street or call (253) 761-5660.
Music Program for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
Mon, Jan 27 2014 09:23
Wednesday, Jan 29 at 6:30pm in Hunt Cafeteria
Our music program led by Mr. Lemmer is called "Songs of the 50's". The three grades will be singing a total of nine songs from the birth of rock and roll! They have been preparing very hard for their performance. Students need to arrive at 6:15pm. 3rd and 4th grades meet in the Music Room and 5th graders meet in Mrs. Norling's PE office. The program will begin at 6:30pm. See you there!
Winter French Classes Begin Feb 6
Sat, Jan 18 2014 09:13
Our PTA sponsored sessions of before-school French will begin Thursday, February 6th and end Thursday, March 6th. The fee for the class is $30. All sessions will be on Thursday 8-8:45am (before school).
This will be a fun and informative class for all age levels. There will be lots of games, activities and French treats! However participation is a vital part of learning. If there are continuous disruptions from a student there will be disciplinary actions and the parent will be contacted.
Please print out the Enrollment Form
and send it with your check made out to the Washington- Hoyt PTA. The enrollment deadline is Wednesday, February 5th.
If you have any questions please contact Yvonne Beardemphl at (253) 241-6914 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fencing Update for Hunt
Sun, Dec 29 2013 04:13
Camp Hunt fencing update: Many of you have probably noticed the new fencing going up at Hunt. This School District project better secures the play fields on the school grounds. The project is slated to be completed the first week of January. Thank you to the School District for listening to our needs and finding the funding to get the project completed.
Thursday is Holiday Dress Day
Wed, Dec 18 2013 07:20
Thursday, December 19th is a free Holiday / Winter Dress Day!
Shoebox Giving Project (3rd & 5th Grades only)
Fri, Dec 6 2013 09:46
Students in the 3rd and 5th Grade participating in the Shoebox Giving Project should return their 'shoeboxes' to school by Dec 12th. The donated items will be collected and taken to the Tacoma Rescue Mission and handed out to children during the holiday. Thank you for your participation!
'Tis the season to buy Cougar Cards as gifts!
Thu, Dec 5 2013 09:00
Orders Due December 9
Cougar Cards make great stocking stuffer! Please also consider donating a grocery card to a family in need for the holiday this year. The cards will be allotted by the school counselor. There is a line at the bottom of the order form for purchasing a card as a donation. Happy Holidays everyone! Cards will be delivered on Friday the 13th. December Cougar Cards Order Form
Our PTA raises $5,000 each year from business contributions because our families and teachers purchase Cougar Cards. If everyone at Washington-Hoyt participates we can raise even more! Consider giving it a try!
Holiday Craft Workshop
Tue, Dec 3 2013 12:06
DECEMBER 11, 2013 AT 3:30-5:30PM in CAFETERIA - FREE
Please join us for our annual holiday card workshop. This is a fun time for you and the kids to make cute holiday cards for friends and families. We usually have a few other crafts up our sleeve as well! Materials are provided. Just bring your imagination and create some holiday art. * Students must be accompanied by a parent or other designated adult.
MATERIALS NEEDED: We have lots of materials from previous years but if you have any other holiday themed crafting materials you'd like to donate, then bring them along or leave them in the Front Office. We could also use some baby food jars if you have any!
If you have any questions or if you can help out with this event, please contact Jennifer Drum
December PTA Meeting
Tue, Dec 3 2013 12:02
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013 AT 7:00- 8:00PM IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY
Please join us for the last PTA Meeting of 2014. We keep it to one hour and end at 8pm sharp. We have childcare provided for school-aged students, the kids have lots of fun playing games and having fun! (The babysitters are usually former Washington-Hoyt students - who are naturally awesome!!)
Tue, Dec 3 2013 12:01
Dec 4-6 Conferences and early release at 12:15pm
Dec 6 Skate Night 6-8 pm
Dec 9 PTA Meeting 7-8pm
Dec 9 Cougar Card Orders Due 3:30pm
Dec 11 Holiday Card Workshop at 3:30pm
Dec 18 December Cat Track Calendars Due
Dec 18 Box Tops Due for December collection
Dec 19 Winter Holiday Sing-along (during school hours)
Dec 20 Winter Break Begins (no school Friday!)
January 2 School ResumesPTA Events Calendar
Parent Teacher Conferences
Tue, Nov 26 2013 01:53
School will be released early at 12:15pm this week on Wednesday 12/4, Thursday 12/5 and Friday 12/6 for Conferences. If you are unsure of your conference time, please contact your student's teacher directly. (Be sure to stop by the Lost and Found in the front of the school while you are there!)
Mon, Nov 18 2013 07:44
This Friday November 22, is the first ASB Dress Up Day and the theme is Twin Day - so find a friend or two and come up with some matching outfits!
Holiday Cougar Cards
Wed, Nov 13 2013 12:36
Cougar Card Orders Forms will be coming home with your student this Friday, November 15th. Please take a moment to look over the list of vendors participating in this fundraiser and see if you think you might be spending some money with any of them for your holiday spending. This month we are asking families to consider donating grocery cards to our families in need. The cards are allotted by the school counselor in coordination with the ASB food drive Here's the form for this month
with a special section for donating a card. Order Forms are Due on Monday, November 18th at 3:30pm. You can send them to school with your child or drop the order form off in the PTA Box in the Front Office.
Unicycles & Jump Rope Skills
Mon, Nov 4 2013 11:08
Mrs. Norling will being our before school intramural program November 12, 2013. Students will have the opportunity to participate in unicycle riding and/or jump rope skills on the following days. Please take a look at the schedule and if you would like your child to participate, complete the permission slip that was sent home with you student (yellow) and return as soon as possible. This session will continue through January 17th. Students taking part in the unicycle class will be required to bring their own helmet!
If you have any questions, call Mrs. Norling at (253) 571-5718. Tuesdays:
2nd and 5th graders onlyThursdays:
3rd, 4th and 5th graders onlyFridays:
Jump Rope Skills
Kindergarten thru 5th grade
Packed on our playground
Tue, Oct 29 2013 10:37
October 29, 2013
Re: Packed on our playground
Dear Washington-Hoyt Parents:
I want to thank you for your support as we continue to develop norms for safe behavior during morning lineup before school begins.
Our challenge is the size of the playground at Camp Hunt. The area where we line up is approximately 18,000 square feet of asphalt. On the other hand, the asphalt area at our Proctor site was approcimately 39,000 square feet. More than twice the size of Camp Hunt!
A second difference between lineup at Proctor and lineup at Camp Hunt, is the fact we have more students lining up this year. At our Proctor site we had about 320 students lining up before morning bell. Our entire kindergarten and one first grade were a block away lining up at our Hoyt campus. At Camp Hunt we are currently lining up over 420 studetns in an area less than half the size of what we had at our Proctor site.
Therefore,to keep our students safe we have two simple rules:
Students can walk around and talk with their friends until the 8:55 bell lineup rings. They must NOT run, swing backpacks, play tag, push each other, or basically engage in any kind of playground games of energetic activity. There just isn’t enough room for over 400 children to be physically active. Our playground, is NOT a playground before school starts. It’s a lineup area.
When the 8:55 bell rings all students are to lineup at their classroom’s assigned spot. They are to stand quietly and wait for their teacher. This is necessary because it is very difficult for our teachers to identify and “round up” their studetns when they come out at 8:55 and are confronted with the entire student body milling about in a confined area.
And parents, please feel free to be with your student before the 8:55 bell. The more responsible adults we have monitoring the children, the safer they will be.
John Knight, Principal
Academic Triathlon Winners
Tue, Oct 22 2013 09:40
The winners for the 2013-2014 Academic Triathlon are, drumroll please!
Kindergarten: Heidi Gehring ($375)
1st Grade: Olivia Gosgrove ($200)
2nd Grade: Saige Miller ($175)
3rd Grade: Chase Hunger ($100)
4th Grade: Lillie Steele ($150)
5th Grade: Zander Argent ($205)
Our grand total this year is $6,898.44 (which is up from last year!)
These kids have earned a limo ride and pizza lunch with Dr. Knight and Miss Peggy!