After-School Clubs Are Back

Friends of Mt. Washington School is pleased to announce three after-school clubs thanks to your generous support. 

Homework Club returns to Mt. Washington!

Beginning on Monday 9/12/16, the Homework Club runs year-round and will meet Mondays through Thursdays after school in the library. Open to 1st-6th grade only. FREE and on-going - please bring signed agreement form on student's first day.

Chess Club returns with a new partner!

Beginning on Friday, 9/9/16 a new chess club, in partnership with coaches from American Chess Academy, will meet for 10 weeks in the Lunch Pavilion every Friday after school. Please visit for details about our club partner. All grades and skill levels welcome. $60

New to Mt. Washington: MWE Robotics Club!

For 5th and 6th grade students only, we are introducing an exciting new robotics club - sixteen students will build and program robotsusing Legos and EV3 software. The team will meet on Mondays from 4-5pm in Room 11 (Mrs. Langsdorff's classroom). If more than sixteen students apply, selection will be via lottery and waiting list will be kept for any openings.


Application forms will be sent home in students' backpacks and will also be made available at Applications are due back in the office by September 6th. Please email with any questions.

Gardening Committee's new partnership with Enrich LA

We have a variety of garden spaces on campus, the two main spaces are the lower garden (main yard) and upper garden (beside and behind kindergarten classes.) In previous years, each classroom had a designated garden bed that was maintained and nurtured by the students, the parent garden volunteers and the teachers. This school-year (2016-2017) the classes will work together to grow one shared garden. New this year, we have partnered with EnrichLA. Their Garden Ranger, Ryley Schlachter, supported by teachers and parent volunteers, will provide classroom instruction and garden club on Fridays assuring every student has the chance to learn in the garden.


These classes are a great time to volunteer in the classroom. EnrichLA will also run a weekly garden club during lunch on Fridays and parent volunteers can also assist during this time. Enrich LA will utilize the lower garden in the main yard. CLICK HERE FOR ALL CLASSROOM'S DATES


The garden reps form the garden committee along with other interested school staff or community members. The garden committee supports the garden in many ways including maintenance, classroom support, fundraising, events, etc. The garden rep acts as the liaison between the garden committee and their classroom. The garden committee has three general meetings a year, brings gardening activities to the classroom and creates volunteer teams to address the needs of the school garden. First meeting is Friday, September 16th at 8:15 AM in the lower garden.



Fresh produce will be delivered right to your house. Go to the and use the promo code: fomws to help sustain the school garden (10% goes directly to the garden.) Another popular way to support the garden is to bring your recyclable bottles and cans to school every Monday. Our dedicated Green Team collects and returns them and all proceeds go to the garden.

If you have a talent, a passion, a project idea or just a curiosity for gardening, please e-mail or call Jessica Judd, or 323-547-2359. All skill levels are welcome! Looking forward to a great year!

Your Parent Garden Rangers,

Jessica and Greg


Enrich LA was funded this year thanks to the FOMWS Auction fundraising event in 2016 and funds from the recycling team, keep recycling -- every Monday morning!. 



Buy a CSA box from 10% goes back to Mt. Washington Elementary School!

Sign up at and get organic produce delivered directly to your door. Customize your box to include what you like and how often. Use the promo code "FOMWS" when creating the account. 10% will go back to our school and help fund the school garden program at the public elementary school in Mt. Washington. Share with your friends! The box may be available in other areas as well. (If you are already a customer of farm fresh, add the promo code by calling them at 1.800.796.6009. 

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June General Membership Meeting

All FOMWS members may join us at the General Membership Meeting at the MPR of our school at 6:30pm, June 9th. We'll go over the FOMWS Auction results and fundings for next school-year as well as introduce new board members. 

Become a member by paying $5 (cash or check made out to "FOMWS" only) at the meeting.

Go to to view our online auction and bid generously.  Online auction ends May 31st!


KIDS NIGHT OUT! Childcare Options at the Night of the Auction This Friday!

It’s here!  The 11th Annual Friends of Mt. Washington Fiesta and Silent Auction is THIS FRIDAY! Can’t wait to see you all at the Los Angeles River Center on Friday night!  Click here to register and pre-bid on items.

“Wait!” you say in a panic.  “I haven’t bought tickets or found childcare yet!”

Before you read the rest of this post, just click here to buy your auction tickets and Steve & Kate’s Mt. Washington Kid’s Camp reservations.  Only $20 per child. Proceeds go directly to FOMWS! SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE DETAILS BELOW.

“Oh no!  Steve and Kate’s Mt. Washington Kid’s Camp is sold out.  Ho hum, guess I can’t go…”

You can!  Our trusty friend, Carlin G. Smith Rec Center is also hosting a $16 night of fun for our kiddos on auction night.  Reserve by calling: 323.225.4960. View flyer here  

Whew.  Glad that’s all squared away because this event going to be so ridiculously fun!  Our online auction is now live.  Click here and register as a bidder.  When you do, your name will be entered into our Friends of Mt. Washington Piñata Drawing for the chance to win a Whole Foods Gift Card. You don’t even have to be at the event to win … but if you don’t come, you can’t partake of delicious Golden Road Beer or Mexicali tacos or Antiqua Coffee or El Trigueño Tequila or selections from Silverlake Wine and what fun would that be?  

 Thank you J&RParty  @pinataboss  for this wonderful piñata of our logo (designed by local artist & parent Pauline Wolstencroft)!! 

Thank you J&RParty @pinataboss for this wonderful piñata of our logo (designed by local artist & parent Pauline Wolstencroft)!! 

If you absolutely cannot attend but still want to support our school click here and donate in any amount or click the “Buy a Bench” button and be a hero for all children at Mt. Washington Elementary who are tired of being, “bitten by the benches!”




A few things to note:

  • For pre-school to elementary school age children only. 
  • Drop-off begins at 5:30PM and you must have your child picked up by 10:45PM.
  • Pizza and drinks will be provided by FOMWS.
  • Activities will include crafts, fun games, and a movie (Rise of the Guardians).
  • Sleeping bags, pillows, and stuffed friends are welcomed!

If you haven’t already purchased your spot, please do so here. The cost is $20 per child and proceeds go directly to FOMWS.

Most importantly, please download and fill out the consent form here and bring it with you when you drop your child(ren) off. Your child will not be allowed to participate without this form. Also, for the safety of your child(ren), please be aware that in order for your child to be picked up, the pick up person must be listed on the form and show photo id. No exceptions.

If you have any questions, please email Brittney, Director of S&K Silver Lake at


We’re so excited to be spending the evening with your kid(s)!