Artwork by Mrs. Langsdorf’s 1st graders


Tuesday, February 28th – FOMWS Online Auction Ends
Friday, March 3rd – Report Cards Sent Home
Friday, March 3rd – FOMWS 12th Annual Auction at LA River Center 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunday, March 5th – PTA Reflections Program Gala Reception
LA 10th District PTSA, 1000 Venice Blvd. LA, CA 90015, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

February in the Rotunda…

Ms. Krumal’s 6th graders have set up an amazing and informative display for Black History Month.
You can check out their work in the rotunda.
The 6th graders have also been sharing their knowledge with the rest of the students by reading some of their reports at school assemblies. Thank you 6th graders!

Tuesday, February 28th- Online Auction Closes

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BID to WIN at our ONLINE AUCTION before it’s over! Don’t miss out on incredible deals!

Every dollar spent directly funds Mt. Washington Elementary School programs.

WIN fabulous items donated by our community.

  • Vacation Rental Homes & Local Airbnb
  • Summer Camps for Kids
  • Coco & Louise, John Mayer and Sigur Ros
  • Basketball Clinics with Dr. Guanlao
  • Lunch with MWE Teachers
  • Game Day with Ms. Convey

The ONLINE AUCTION has exclusive items only available until Feb 28th.

Here’s the scoop on this year’s Auction:

ONLINE AUCTION:  Items are exclusive and only available to bid and win online until February 28. These items will not be available at the March 3rd event so hurry and get in on the action now!

SILENT & LIVE AUCTION:  Items are exclusive and only available to bid and win these items at the Mardi Gras Masquerade on March 3.


Classroom projects will be available at the event on March 3rd, but some of our very special MWE teacher experiences are now available ONLINE!  Get them before they are gone.

Contact with any questions or visit FOMWS.ORG.

Mardi Gras Masquerade  – Friday, March 3 – 6pm-11pm

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The event we have all been waiting for is finally here! Once a year, the parents and community members of Mt. Washington gather for a spectacular night of good food, delicious drinks, delightful live music and an outrageously fun auction event that helps fund important programs for our students. Be there or be…. missed!


SILENT & LIVE AUCTION:  We have procured a special collection of items for both the live and silent auction available for preview on our website. Also available at this event will be the prized classroom projects.

Catering by Yealang Smith: A successful and award-winning chef who grew up in Los Angeles, Chef Smith runs a highly-regarded catering operation specializing in soul food. She has been mentored by Brad Johnson (Post & Beam), Kevin Kathman (French Laundry) and Chef Govind Armstrong.

Our lovely Lily is gifting us with her famous mouth watering rice casserole dish

Jesse McBride’s Bar will feature our event’s signature drink: The “Red Rooster” which is sure to make you cockadoodledoo! Drink tickets available for purchase at check-in.

Desserts by our dear friend, Christine Moore of Little Flower Candy Company, Lincoln & C’est La Vie

Coffee provided by the always generous MWE dad, Yancey of Antigua Coffee on Figueroa

Marvelous Miwa will kick off the evening with phenomenal make ya wanna groove jams to be followed by the always amazing Tony White and his 15 piece jazz band, 2nd Line, who will be getting us in the mood with the festive sounds of New Orleans.

And… the one to provide us with great laughs and feel good fun as we open our wallets and pour our support into our school… the always fun, forever silly, mostly funny… beloved by all….MC Bryan Erwin who will be joined this year by the sensational Stephanie Kemp. You won’t want to miss this dynamic duo!

COME HAVE A NIGHT OF MARDI GRAS WITH US… AND MASQUERADE IF YOU DARE!Childcare for auction attendees at Carlin G. Smith Recreation Center and The Awesome Playground.

Email to reserve your spot!
Contact with any questions or visit FOMWS.ORG.

Parental Yard Support

We are in need of your support for supervision on the playground. If you are available any day during the week between 9:50-10:35 am and/or 12:10-12:50 pm, we can use your help. This is especially true on Thursdays from 12:10-12:50 pm. Please stop by the main office to sign up for a shift.

Thank you to the parents who have helped on the yard already. Your assistance with yard supervision is much needed and much appreciated!

4th Grade Spelling Bee Winners

On Tuesday morning we acknowledged four 4th grade students for being the finalists in the annual 4th grade spelling bee. Please join me, again, in congratulating our winners!

Congratulations MWE Student PTA Reflections

Award Winners!

The PTA Reflections “What is Your Story?” Gala Opening

Sunday, March 5th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Los Angeles 10th District PTSA, 1000 Venice Blvd., LA, CA 90015.

This special event is a reception that showcases all entries that advanced from Mt. Washington Elementary School as well as all other schools who participated at the district level. We are proud of all students who participated in the Reflections contest this year.

Prospective Parent School Tours

On March 9th, we will hold our school tours for prospective parents. If you have any friends or neighbors with children starting school next school year, please invite them to attend. For families that reside within the Mt. Washington area they are invited to attend at 8:30 am and for those who live outside of the Mt. Washington area they can attend at 11:00 am. Interested families can call the school to verify their address and sign-up for the school tour.

2017-2018 enrollment packets will also be available on March 9th.

Sign your 3rd – 6th grade daughter up for Girls on the Run. The 10 week session starts March 13 and ends May 27th.  The end of the program run is on May 21st.

Practices are on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45 – 4:00 pm.

This program empowers girls to be the authors of their own stories.  Running is used to inspire the girls and to encourage lasting health and fitness.

Sign your daughters up for this amazing program now
before time runs out!

Thank You for Being a Friend

Please join FOMWS in thanking our newest sponsors for their support of the 12th Annual Auction and Mardi Gras Masquerade:


Highland Park Animal Hospital

State Farm – Ralph Siu


The Lopez Family
Anonymous Grandma

Special thanks to an anonymous donor who calls herself ‘Grandma who loves her grandkids’ school’.
This event would not be possible without the generosity and support of our friends and family members like “Grandma” & the Lopez Family.

Click HERE to SPONSOR / HERE to BID ONLINE /  HERE to purchase tickets to the Masquerade.

Mark Your Calendar!

Thursday, March 9th – Prospective Parent School Tours
8:30 am Residents of the Mt. Washington Area
11:00 am those who live outside of the Mt. Washington Area
Friday, March 10th- Mt. Washington United Families Gathering at Cleland Park 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 15th – PTA General Members Meeting & Election 8:30 am
Thursday, March 16th – School Site Council Meeting 2:45 pm
Friday, March 24th – Coffee with the Principal 8:20 am
Thursday, March 30th – Spring Picture Day
Friday, March 31st – Cesar Chavez Day- No School

Friday, February 17th

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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.