301 Washington Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908.851.6460
Fax: 908.810.1012

Washington Elementary School

Washington Elementary School has a definitive mission: To provide every child with a sound academic foundation, a positive environment, and the skills necessary to continue learning as a life long pursuit.

Washington Elementary School is situated on a beautifully landscaped, tree-lined five-acre campus. The colonial style structure, which now comfortably houses 600 children, was built in 1931. The structural plan of the building provides: a full gym, a well equipped library and media center, a separate cafeteria complete with hot lunch and hot breakfast programs, a modern computer lab, a classic, air conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity for over 475 persons, 34 standard sized classrooms, a nurse's suite, and individual instructional rooms for art, music, speech, special academic areas, and English as a Second Language instruction.
Washington Elementary School's 2,500,000 Page Challenge...are you reading?


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   All students may arrive to school according to this schedule:
Grades 3 and 4 students may arrive to school between 8:25 AM to 8:45 AM (no earlier than 8:25 AM).
3rd and 4th grade students enter the school at 8:45 AM, with a late bell of 8:50 AM.
Grades Pre-K, K, 1 and 2 students may arrive to school between 8:40 AM and 9:00 AM.
Pre-K, K, 1 and 2 students enter the school at 9:00 AM, with a late bell of 9:05 AM.
 All visitors to Washington School must be prepared to show a photo ID upon entering the building.  This includes conferences, student pick-up, etc.  Visitors should enter the building through the Main Entrance and report directly to the office to sign in, present ID, and receive a pass.  Visitors will be escorted to and from their destination by a staff member.
As a reminder, the Parking Lots at Washington School are for staff members only.  At no time should parents be pulling into the lots.  This includes drop off of children in the morning for before-care as well as pick-up in the afternoon unless specific arrangements have been made with the school.  Drivers should remember to take extreme care around the school during pick-up and drop off as we currently have close over 600 students in and around the school at these times.  In addition, all drivers should find a LEGAL parking space if they need to exit their vehicle for any reason.  Please do not block our neighbors' driveways, fire hydrants, or park in designated No Parking zones.
Thank you for your assistance in maintaining a safe and accident free environment for our students.
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For information on where your
child should line up on the
playground at drop-off, and
where you can pick your child
up after school, please click here.


Parent Information

Washington Elementary School
301 Washington Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

Main Office:
(908) 851-6460
Fax: (908) 810-1012


Mr. Thomas O. Matthews
(908) 851-6460

E-mail: tomatthews@twpunionschools.org

Vice Principal:
Mrs. Laurie Roof
(908) 851-4689


Mrs. Mary DiNardo - (908) 851-6460
E-mail: mdinardo@twpunionschools.org

Mrs. Laura Finnerty - (908) 851-6461

Guidance Counselor:
Mrs. Kimberly Marano
(908) 851-4432
Email: kmarano@twpunionschools.org
School Nurse:
Mrs. Virginia Chi
(908) 851-6466

What's NEW

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We are in need of Bingo Night
donations for our prize box.
Please send in new games,
books or crafts on
or before 2/10/17.
Click here for more
information.  Thank you!
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Please consider participating in
our Blood Drive on Thursday,
January 26, 2017.
Please click on the flyer
below for more details:
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To view the PTA's Wildcat
Fall Newsletter,
please click here.
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Please note that we will no
longer be printing and sending
home monthly calendars.
Simply click on the calendar
below for reference.  Or, if you
prefer, you can print a copy
for your records.  Thank you
for helping us to be
environmentally conscious!





January 2017

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Last year's reading total
was 2,540,689 pages!!


915,515 PAGES.......

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