Artwork by : Ms. Cline’s First Grade Class


Saturday, December 10th • 8am – 12:00 pm
Garden Clean-up, Mulch-it and Compost Day on MWE campus.
Monday, December 12th – Winter Performance
K-2 @10:45 am
Grades 3–6 @1:00 pm
December 12th through 16th – Lost & Found clean out
Friday, December 16th – Kids Made sponsored ACAS / LA Makerspace
Hack Your Plushie Event 2:30 – 4:30 pm  / Bring a plushie from home

Please join us for the final day of the Book Fair!
Pick up some gifts for the holidays and support our school.
TODAY – Friday, December 9th from 8 am to 4 pm.

Friday, December 9th is the last day to drop your book & toy contributions into the Toys for Comfort drop boxes at MWE.Thanks to those who have contributed so far!

Let’s make one more big push so we can help the Northeast LA Community Police Station offer books & toys to children in crisis. The officers at the NELA station often care for children in crisis while awaiting more permanent placement. As the kids usually come in with nothing from their homes, the officers like to give them a toy and book to keep for comfort.

Contact with any questions.

Garden Clean-up, Mulch-it and Compost Day takes place this Saturday, December 10th on the MWE campus. Please join the garden committee 8 am-12 pm and help beautify the garden areas on campus. Please bring gloves, water, a rake and/or shovel if you have them. If you have a truck and are available on Friday to pick up Mulch in South Pasadena on Friday, please e-mail

Hack Your Plushie!

On Friday, December 16th, 2:30-4:30 PM, ACAS and LA Makerspace are hosting a free after school event where kids hack their favorite plushie/stuffed animal so that it buzzes when a magnet comes too close. A special thanks to all the student artists who raised money to sponsor this event at the Kids Made booth. Participants will learn about circuits and sensors by making magnet-triggered buzzers to sew into their plushies. Please send a plushie/stuffed animal with your child that day! We are also accepting plushie donations in the parent center. For more questions please e-mail

Lost and Found items will be hung on the fence on Monday, December 12th and removed on Thursday, December  15th.  All items unclaimed before Winter Break will be donated.

If you have some extra hangers we need them for the Lost and Found clean out, please drop them in the Parent Center.

If you can help hang clothes or take them down that week please email Julia at


Mt. Washington students turned out a dazzling array of talent – drawing, painting, dioramas, writing, photography, film, dance and music – for this year’s Reflection Program.

Selected artworks will be advancing to the PTA’s 10th district and we wish them well.

Giant thanks to both Michele Czernik and Lisa York for the thoughtful, well organized and carefully created presentation they crafted for our students’ Reflections artwork. This night truly honored and celebrated all of our little artists in an amazing way. Thank you Michele and Lisa!

It was an Evening of Delightful Entertainment!

This past Wednesday students family and friends came out to support the talented student performers in the After School Holiday Showcase. The audience was wowed with smooth dance moves, awesome karate kicks, and a variety of readings by students and parents alike. The evening ended with a lovely performance by the MWE choir!
Thank you to all who attended as well as Beth Didelot who pulled together this wonderful event!

Holiday Gift Giving that Helps Your School…

As you are shopping for the holidays please remember to use the following link to make your purchases on Amazon.

For every purchase made using this link Amazon will donate a portion of the sale to Mt. Washington Elementary School. Last year we raised $3,800! Please bookmark the link and forward it to friends and family for all of their Amazon shopping.

‘Tis the Season

How do you spread peace this season?
Please share with the community in the MWE Rotunda!

Save the Date!

SAVE the DATE! The Friends of Mt. Washington School (FOMWS) 12th Annual Auction will be held on Friday March 3, 2017 at the Los Angeles River Center. Get ready for a fun night with friends, including drinks, food and music as well as the always exciting live auction with all proceeds benefitting Mt. Washington Elementary School. Please join us in thanking the following community members for their generous support of our kids and school by being the first to sponsor our auction!

Help support valuable educational programs at Mt. Washington Elementary School. For more information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, DONATIONS or to JOIN the auction committee, please email

Mark Your Calendar!

December 19th through January 6th  – Winter Recess NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 9th – Second Semester Begins
Monday, January 16th – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, January 18th 8:30am – PTA General Membership Mtg. #3
Form Board Search Committee
Restorative Justice Presentation
Thursday, January 19th 2:45pm – School Site Council Meeting
Friday, January 20th – Family Movie Night in the MPR
Friday, January 27th – Coffee with the Principal @8:20am

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in iCal: Go to FILE > New Calendar Subscription. Enter the url above and click SUBSCRIBE.