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Support our kids and teachers!
Our school's PTA is run by volunteers - and we'd love to add you to the group! Join parents and teachers to hear what's going on at Washington Elementary this year.

Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm
In the school cafeteria
Childcare provided for school age children
Everyone is welcome, you do not need to be a PTA member to attend.

Can't make the meeting? We always need volunteers for the Movie Nights, Skate Nights, School Dances, Restaurant Takeovers, Website, Arts, After School activities, Celebration of Learning and more! A list of activities can be found at

Sign up for your membership online or pick up a form in the school office.
To learn more, contact the PTA membership chair, Joanna O'Donnell at or (253) 341-0886.

Volunteer Requirements

The Tacoma Public Schools requires all volunteers to fill out the Parent/Guardian Volunteer Form before volunteering at the school. This also applies to any parents interested in helping out with classroom parties, field trips etc. 

The form must be renewed every year. In addition to the form, the Front Office will also need to take a copy of your current driver's license. Call the Front Office with any questions (253) 571-5700.

Reminder: No Dogs on Playground

Please remember that dogs are not allowed on the school grounds.  We recognize that our parents and neighbors are conscientious about cleaning up after their dogs, however, residue remains on the turf and the custodian has had to clean it up with soap and water each morning.  This becomes a health hazard for our students.  Thank you in advance for helping us keep our playground clean.
Pam Leach
Office Coordinator
Washington Elementary School

Reminder: Sunscreen Notice

The district policy changed late last year regarding sunscreen at school.  The Tacoma Public School policy now states that if a student can apply the sunscreen themselves, the parent will supply the sunscreen and the student can put it on themselves.  The parent must also send along a note giving permission for the child to apply the sunscreen.

If a student can’t apply it to themselves, then a physician’s order is required and the staff will apply it. 

The parental note or the physician's order will be given to the School Nurse, Therese Nation.

Field day is Monday and right now it looks like it will be in the 80’s.  I suggest students have hats and stay covered up as much as possible.  Thank you.

Therese Nation
School Nurse