Principal's Message

Dear Washington Families,

I hope that all of you had a fun, safe, and exciting summer, and are ready to start the 2016-2017 school year .Our staff is very excited to welcome returning students as well as new students to Washington Elementary School.

It has been a busy summer at Washington Elementary, and we are all looking forward to starting school on August 8th. I am very proud to announce the addition of our new Assistant Principal, Kara McDivitt. Kara joins us from the Glendale Elementary School District, where she had a very successful career as a classroom teacher and a literacy advisor. Kara has already had a very positive impact on our campus, and I am confident that this will continue throughout the year.. Welcome Mrs. McDivitt!

Our theme this year at Washington will be, “Preparing the Soil and Creating the Conditions for Growth”. We are using this gardening analogy as a way for our staff to see the importance of having systems in place in order to have the best possible growth. We were able to partner with Grand Canyon University over the summer, and they generously agreed to donate plants, soil, and pots to our school to assist us with a project that our teachers undertook the week before students returned.

Our teachers will be using these materials to plant pothos plants that will be a visible reminder each and every day of what we must do in order to create the proper conditions for student growth. We will be watering, fertilizing, and caring for these plants throughout the year.

Our focus as a staff this year will be to have the best conditions in place in order to facilitate student growth both socially and academically. We have already begun working hard on this priority, and I am excited to see our vision become reality.

As Principal of Washington Elementary, I look forward to working with each and every one of you this school year. Our partnership throughout the school year is crucial to the success of our students, and we must work together in order to create the best conditions for our students to be successful.

Here’s to a great 2016-2017 school year!

Sean Carney