Please join us tonight for the school board meeting at 7:00pm at Carpenter School 300 N. Hamlin  The school board has put Washington's space issue on the agenda.  We would love to see as many parents and or guardians as possible at the meeting to show our support for our kids and our great school!  

2018-2019 Yearbook Order Deadline is April 12, 2019

The 2018-2019 Washington yearbook is now available to order on the Washington PTO website! Yearbooks were available to order beginning March 6, 2019 and will continue to be available for purchase through April 12, 2019.

The 2018-19 full color school yearbook includes all school class photos, club photos, activities, special events throughout the year and more. The cost is $15.00 each, available for purchase on the PTO website. Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year.

Washington yearbooks are NOT included in any fees that you have already paid (unlike Lincoln's yearbooks), so don't miss out. We sold all copies last year! You must pre-order by April 112 to guarantee your child will receive a yearbook. 

Click link to order

Please fill out a separate order for each child. No refunds will be given once the order is placed. No late orders will be accepted once the deadline has passed.

If you have any questions regarding yearbook sales, please contact Elizabeth Juiris at

Calling All Parent Volunteers!
The Washington LRC is looking for some volunteers to help sort and shelve books from now through the balance of the school year. It’s easy but would be very helpful. All you have to know is how to count and alphabetize. Ideally, we’ll rotate volunteers, so you’ll only have to come in every couple weeks. The shifts we’re hoping to fill are Monday-Thursday from 10:00-11:30 and 2:30-3:30. If you’ve got a couple hours to spare and could volunteer during those times, please contact Sue Biagi at with the day/time you prefer. She’ll coordinate the schedule and confirm the times so volunteers don’t overlap. Thanks for your help!

The “All-Abilities” committee is underway.  Our mission is to build awareness, acceptance and support.  Currently, the committee is working hard to address four main focus areas for all of our Washington families.  Please view the focus areas below with its chairperson(s).      
  1. Family Advocacy & Resources (Jill Kennedy)
We are hoping to connect our families with community resources, such as therapy options.In addition, we are in the process of creating a parent mentor list.
  1. All-Abilities Events (Alyssa Harris)
This group will focus on organized playdates and sensory friendly group outings.
  1. Inclusion, Acceptance & Awareness (Fannina DiVito and Meg Duggan)
We are making sure all of our students are included in school events, such as the Sweetheart Dance.
  1. Communication & Visibility (Lorena Fisher and Jill Kennedy)
We will update the Washington family on the progress of the All-Abilities committee and provide monthly disability awareness information. 
In addition, we are looking to form a system of support at Washington through parent mentoring.  If you have a child with a disability and would like to be a parent mentor for other families, please reach out to us through email at 
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.  This is an opportunity to educate people about mental impairments, promote inclusion and hear success stories of those with special needs.  Please check-out the following link for further information  
Please join us at our next meeting.  The All-Abilities committee will meet prior to the monthly PTO meeting.  The next meeting is Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00pm in the Washington School library.  We hope to see you there.

We are pleased to announce that Let Me Run, for boys in 4th and 5th grades, will be back at Washington School this spring!

Let Me Run is a running program for 4th-8th grade boys, but it’s more about the boy than the run. Counteracting the negative pressures society places on boys, the program uses running as the vehicle to inspire, teach, and reach them. Combining exercise with fun activities and lessons, our trained coaches inspire boys to be courageous enough to be themselves, build healthy relationships, and live an active lifestyle.

Registration at Washington School is NOW open! Spring season starts on April 16th, meets Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:00 – 7:15 PM for seven weeks, and ends with a 5k race on June 8th.  Watch this video to learn more and register at

  • Registration will be limited to 14 boys; we will have a wait list if more than 14 boys register. Registration is on a first-come basis. This is the link to registration: https://www. index/Chicago-2018-Spring- Program?sid= a3b7f431f8594d37b272eb79754232 c0

  • The 5k on June 8th is our hometown favorite, the Trot Against Trafficking.  More information to follow on that.

  • The cost is $110 per participant, plus the cost of the 5k; scholarships are available and can be requested via the registration process.

  • All levels of running ability are welcome.

  • The program is limited to 4th and 5th grade boys; unfortunately, we are unable to allow K - 3 students to participate at this time.

We are looking for coaches!  Please contact Jim Sues at with questions.  Information about coaching is on the website  There is an opportunity for coaches’ training this Sunday, March 10th, in Hoffman Estates.
Important Dates:
March 18th, School board meeting at 7:00 at Carpenter School
March 25th - April 1st, Spring Break
April, Healthy Living Month
April 8-18th, Bernie's Book Drive - More info to come
April 9th, PTO Meeting 7:00 
Washington PTO now has an active Facebook page and Twitter feed thanks to the hard work of Lauren Foley.  Please make sure to like us and follow us.  Just click at the bottom of the page to find us!
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