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?
 
 
**IMPORTANT NOTICES**
  
As the school new year approaches, please note the following important notices. 
 
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 as there is no staff supervision until then).  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. (no earlier than 8:40 AM).  Pre-K, K, 1 and 2 students enter the school at 9:00 AM, with a late bell of 9:05 AM. 
 
AS A REMINDER, NO PARENTS ARE PERMITTED ON THE BLACKTOP. (An exception to this procedure will be made for the first five days of school: Tuesday, 9/8 through Wednesday, 9/16.)
PLEASE ESCORT YOUR CHILDREN UP TO THE ENTRANCE GATES. 
PARENTS MAY STAND ON THE PERIMETER OF THE PLAYGROUND BEHIND THE FENCE.
 
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, STUDENTS WILL BE INSIDE IN THE MORNING.  
 
PARENTS MUST LEGALLY PARK THEIR CARS AND WALK THEIR CHILDREN TO EITHER
THE FRONT DOOR OR THE AUDITORIUM DOOR.
 
BUS STUDENTS WILL BE ESCORTED INTO SCHOOL BY THE STAFF MEMBERS ON DUTY.
 
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

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Washington Elementary School
301 Washington Avenue
Union, NJ 07083



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

 

 Principal:
Mr. Thomas O. Matthews
(908) 851-6460

E-mail: tomatthews@twpunionschools.org


Vice Principal:
Ms. Mary F. Malyska
(908) 851-6460

E-mail: mmalyska@twpunionschools.org
    

Secretaries:

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

Mrs. Laura Finnerty - (908) 851-6461
E-mail:
lfinnerty@twpunionschools.org

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

What's NEW

 
To view the PTA's Wildcat News
Winter Newsletter, click here.
 
  
 Washington Elementary School will be holding its
first annual ALUMNI NIGHT here in the Gymnasium
on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  Any alumni who are interested
in sharing their success story or networking with other WES alumni
are invited to attend.  If you are interested, please send an email to
We look forward to a successful evening!
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: 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 continue to 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 to 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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2 MILLION PAGE CHALLENGE
 
                                                      
Last year's reading total
was 2,303,598 pages.
 
WAY TO GO,
WASHINGTON SCHOOL!!

OUR CURRENT
READING TOTAL IS:

2,148,314

PAGES.......





April 2016

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Please join the
Washington School Family
 for a dedication
ceremony to honor
 Susan H. Kornblum
on Wednesday
June 1, 2016
4:00 P.M.

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