by Room 6 – 2nd Graders


February 14th thru 28th – FOMWS Online Auction Goes LIVE @ FOMWS.ORG
Thursday, February 16th – School Site Council 2:45pm

Friday, February 17th – PTA General Association Emergency Meeting @8:20 am in MPR
Coffee with the Principal follows
PTA Founders Day 

PTA General Association Emergency Meeting

Friday, February 17th, at 8:15 am

Supporting a Culture of Kindness at MWE. 

In response to the ongoing issues occurring down on the yard, the PTA is calling for a General Association Emergency Meeting, next Friday, February 17th, at 8:15 am in the MPR.  The topic of the discussion will be adding a new budget item for the funding of the Peacemaker Program called The Peace Path. This program empowers children and gives them tools and language needed to resolve conflicts on the play yard.

If you would like more detailed information about the Peace Path please click HERE.

We urge you to join us for this important meeting

Coffee with the Principal

Friday, February 17th following the PTA Meeting

Directly following the PTA General Association Emergency Meeting, Mrs. Gravino will hold her scheduled Coffee with the Principal. Tracey Waterman from Parent, Community and Student Services will present the LAUSD Parent Access Support System portal. This is an online system where parents can get information about their child, such as grades and attendance. Hope to see you there at 8:45 am on Friday.


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Go to and click on ONLINE AUCTION … and let your love flow!

Register as a bidder and start bidding. Share the link with friends and family.

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

Bid early, bid often, and WIN fabulous items donated by our community.

  • Gift Cards to local restaurants…  Summer Camps for kids… Tickets to sold out shows…  Vacation Rental Homes…and much more

The ONLINE AUCTION has exclusive items only available February 14th – February 28th.

Hurry! Items are going fast and we don’t want you to miss out!

Share this email with your family & friends… BLAST it out on social media too!

Every bid is like a kiss for Mt. Washington Elementary School!

PTA Founders’ Day Celebration

Friday, February 17th

from 2:45 – 4:00pm in the School Library

Founders’ Day is a reminder of the substantial role that PTA has played locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It’s a time to reflect and take pride in our many accomplishments, and to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education.

PTA’s founders Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Alice McLellan Birney, and the founder of Georgia’s Congress of Colored Parents Teachers, Selena Sloan Butler, were women of imagination and courage. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to literally change the world.

They had a simple idea – to improve the lives and futures of all of our children. As much as other conditions in America may have changed, this idea has not. PTAs keep it alive.


Please join us as we honor some of our own PTA members for their exceptional contributions to our very own Mt. Washington PTA.


See What’s Happening in the Rotunda!


Come a’Board!

The MWPTA is currently seeking board members for 2017/18 

Want to keep fundraising going strong so our school can continue to provide important programs for our students? The Direct Appeal Chair position is available for next year. Love to communicate? We are looking for someone to take over the eHowl. This is a fantastic position to do from home.

Which role is right for you?

1st VP Communications
Communications Assistant
2nd VP Programs
Programs Assistant
3rd VP Ways and Means
Ways and Means Assistant
4th VP Volunteers
Volunteers Assistant
TreasurerCommittee Chairs
Membership Chair
Membership Assistant
Direct Appeal Chair
Financial Secretary
Art Chair
Education ChairTo download position descriptions CLICK HERE.As you know, this school thrives due to the parent support. All positions are available. If you are interested in becoming a part of the PTA board, please email Alan PalmerGrab a friend to work with and come a’Board! 

Join troop 1955 for a 70s vibe Valentine’s Day Dance – Friday, February 10th from 6-8pm in the MPR. There will be a disco ball of course and our DJ will be spinning far out tunes to the max. Come ready to get your groove on and boogie the night away. You can chillax with a cool drink and some tasty food and treats. Get a fabulous pic of your fantastic self along with your best buds, make a nifty craft and most of all, have the awesomest of times with your family and friends. It costs only $5 to get in, and all children must be accompanied by an adult – no drop offs please.  Be there or be square!

Check out Beyond the Bell Sports

Who is excited about RUGBY??
In February Beyond the Bell will begin rugby training with a professional player from the USA Rugby Team. Once a week the professional rugby player will be on campus to work out with our students. The rugby tournament begins May 13th. We need at least 20 student players to participate. Please see Coach Martha for more information.

Calling all RUNNERS!
Coach Martha is looking for 20 students to begin training for a marathon. Students, along with Coach Martha, will run 25 miles at school and run the final 26th mile at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, March 12th. Every runner will receive a t-shirt and medal. If you are interested please see Coach Martha.

Join Girls on the Run!

This year’s GOTR season starts March 13th and is open to girls in 3rd – 6th grades. GOTR is an empowering program for girls, giving them skills and experiences to navigate their world with


Class Registration

This is a friendly reminder that the after school enrichment classes for Nova 3 registration are open online as of January 23rd.

Please log onto to take a look at the classes offered. All classes have a minimum student requirement of 7 to run the class. If a class does not meet the minimum requirement then the class will be canceled and refunds will be sent out. Thank you for all your support here at the STAR program.

Please contact the Ms. Autumn via email with any further questions.


Look for the MWE Cling

PTA Membership Cards have been sent home – check for yours in your child’s folder.

Don’t toss it!  Put it in your wallet and use for discounts at local business including:

The Green Bean
Pacific Martial Arts
Read Books
Frame Monster
Cafe de Leche
Purple Twig
Town Pizza
Bubble Cuts
Local Kicks
Lemon Poppy Kitchen

Thank you to our neighborhood merchants that support Mt. Washington Elementary School.


February 14th thru 28th – FOMWS Online Auction Goes LIVE @ FOMWS.ORG

Monday, February 20th – President’s Day • NO SCHOOL
Thursday, February 23rd – Family Restaurant Night @ California Pizza Kitchen
Friday, March 3rd – Report Cards Sent Home
FOMWS 12th Annual Auction at LA River Center 7 pm

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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.