Washington Union School
Nurturing Personal, Social and Academic Growth
Washington Union School provides
an outstanding environment for 4th and 5th grade
students to learn and succeed! It is our mission to create a
safe, friendly, dynamic learning environment; to promote excellence in student
academic achievement challenging the ability of each individual; to nurture
positive personal, social, and civic growth and responsibility; and to instill a
lifelong love of learning.
As expressed in our mission statement we strive
to build a community of learners that are motivated, successful, and
challenged. We recognize and accept individual differences and promote
personal potential in all. Celebrating a collaborative climate and
supporting a safe school environment for all students provides a positive
atmosphere that is pervasive on our campus.
The school serves 210 students in the 4th and
5th grades with an average class size of 27 students.
Teachers work closely together to plan dynamic lessons and share students for
science and social studies lessons. Throughout the year students
work on the life skills of honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring,
citizenship, and character.
Each year the fourth graders take a
trip to Columbia and other Gold Rush sites during their study of
early California. They also visit Mission San Juan Bautista, Historic Monterey and the
Elkhorn Slough. Fifth grade students spend a week in March at Mount Herman for outdoor
science school. Art and music are staples of our district, thanks to
programs provided by the Washington Union Education Foundation (WUEF).
This year we will again participate in the Hour of Code from December 5th -11th. All students will learn how to write code! Please check out the video to learn more and encourage your child to learn as well.
We are proud to have a collaborative base of
parents, students, and staff working together to provide the best possible
environment for successful academic rigor and social/emotional growth
during the fourth and fifth grades.
As your Principal and District Curriculum Director for the 2016-2017 school year, I invite you to contact me if you
have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and
to collaborating with all of our school community.
and Curriculum Director
phone (831) 484-1331