Spotlight Message

Principal Welcome
Greetings Harold Washington Families,
Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 academic year!
As we embark on our fourth year of “Pacing for Excellence,” I want to take a moment to thank our outstanding parents and community for continuous and consistent support.  Thank you for your attendance at our events, for your support and kind words about our staff and programs, and mostly, thank you for sharing your remarkable students with us at Harold Washington Elementary School.  
This year we celebrate new beginnings.  We celebrate the complete renovation of Harold Washington School building. We celebrate our students having full access to 1:1 computer devices for all grades Pre-K through eighth.   With all things new comes new commitment.  
We will continue to strive to create even more authentic and innovative learning opportunities for students.   We know that by working together we create opportunities for students to achieve. The process of educating and caring for our children is a team effort. I encourage you to contact the school at any time you have a concern, need clarification, or simply want to check in with your child’s educators.
The 2020 School Calendar has new and exciting learning opportunities for students and families.  If you have not done so yet, please become familiar with our calendar. The calendar is an excellent tool to help you plan your academic year. 
I again thank you for your support for our school and for your involvement in your student’s education; that is one of our greatest strengths and something that sets us apart from other schools.  We are very proud of our reality, that here there is an opportunity for everyone to be involved; this includes students, parents, and members of the community.
Our commitment at Harold Washington Elementary School is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.
It is the contribution of our students to our school community that makes Harold Washington Elementary School an exceptional learning community. Full participation in academic and co-curricular programs and a willingness to act responsibly as an individual within our educational environment are the factors that enable all to have a successful and enjoyable year.
We are excited for the 2019 -20 school year.  Together, we can ensure that this will be a great year!
Sherri A. Walker