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Principal's Message

Hello Washington Families!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year at Washington Elementary!  If you are a new family to Washington, WELCOME.  The first day of school for TK-5th grade will be on Monday, August 23 at 8:30 a.m.  Staff and students will come to campus wearing a mask to ensure safety for all.  Please check the correct tabs on this website for updated information throughout the year.  Parents will receive a weekly Parent Square message and robocall to keep you abreast of any school information, family activities, student celebrations and PTA news. In these changing and challenging times, we will do our best to communicate district and school information in a timely and effective manner.  Our school is proud of our staff and student created Mission Statement:

Washington Elementary School fosters a collaborative family and challenging learning environment in which all students are valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential and goals. Our school promotes being kind, safe and responsible while fostering a child’s social emotional intelligence. Student’s individual differences are celebrated and a positive learning atmosphere helps to create innovative and creative lifelong learners in a diverse society.


We invite all families to get involved in your child's education! Please make sure that you sign up for any communication apps (ClassDoJo, Remind, Bloomz, etc.) with your child's teacher.  It is imperative that the home to school connection is strong. When it is safe to have parents back on campus, we invite you to participate in volunteer opportunities on campus and field trips.  Please note: when given the green light, it is district policy that all parents complete an application and TB screening questionnaire prior to volunteering. 


We have an AMAZING PTA at Washington!  The PTA is very active and needs volunteers to make our events and fundraisers a success. Our PTA funds school field trips, TK-5th grade art classes, family events and so much more! Please contact our PTA President, Vanessa Dodd, at (818) 294-2822 and sgwashingtonpta@gmail.com to get involved.  Washington PTA website: https://washington-elementary-school-pta.square.site/    If you would like to help in any capacity, purchase items or find out about upcoming school events, please check out the PTA website for information.  


I feel honored to be your Principal.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at alley_s@sgusd.k12.ca.us or (626) 282-3926.  Our Office Manager, Carly Yoshitani, can answer any of your questions and would love to help. Check our school calendar on this website for more information on school events. I look forward to seeing your smiling faces on August 23rd when we return to campus!  Our AWESOME staff can't wait to interact with our Washington family and show our Warrior pride! 


Please remember the Washington Way: We are KIND. We are SAFE. We are RESPONSIBLE.


Sandra Alley