Special Events

Picnic in the Point

On an perfect Fall Saturday afternoon, Judge Carroll Park comes alive with activity. There are carnival games made by local dads, parents eating the tasty BBQ of Up & Under Bar and Grill while swaying to the rhythm of local live bands. The community of Point Richmond comes together each year to support its local Washington Elementary School at the Annual Picnic in the Point.

This event was developed through a continued partnership between the Washington Elementary School Dads’ Club (WESDC) and the Point Richmond Business Association (PRBA). Each year, the Picnic’s profits have been donated to the school’s extracurricular programs managed by the PTA. Support of the event involved the volunteer efforts of WESDC, Washington Elementary PTA members, PRBA and Chevron employees. These efforts, along with a recent Chevron grant, have produced an average donation of $5000 to the school each year.

Apex Fun Run

Let’s get out and walk with our children!

This is an exciting activity on so many levels. It serves as a fundraiser that helps to support many PTA sponsored enrichment activities at Washington, and it also promotes exercise as a healthy lifestyle for our children.

Join us in support of the Apex Fun Run by reviewing the key information listed here:

  • Collaborate with your child to reach out to family and friends as sponsors. No pledge is too small! Sponsors can donate in any format that feels appropriate such as a fixed donation and/or a donation per lap completed.
  • Adult Volunteers are also needed and appreciated! Show your support to all of the children who participate in this event by volunteering your time and energy to facilitate many of the activities that make this event a success year after year.

Halloween Parade

On October 31st, an over 100 year tradition was continued as students from Washington Elementary, ranging from Kindergarten to 6th grade, went on a trick-or-treating parade around Point Richmond. The children were escorted by Richmond Police officers who cleared the streets for children to walk safely. Merchants on every corner gathered outside with treats (many in costume) to hand out candy to the 400 plus students. This is a highlight of our school’s long-standing tradition and the day did not disappoint. The rain held out until just after the last of the students returned to school. It was a great day had by all. Thank you to the many volunteers, parents, teachers and staff who helped make this wonderful event happen!

International Fair

The much anticipated Annual International Fair & Fundraiser is held each year in the spring 6:30-8:30pm in the Washington Elementary multi-purpose room.

At this event, multiple classrooms will represent a country with a “booth” detailing information, crafts and in some delicious food samplings.  As you and your children travel around the world be sure to collect a stamp in your passport at each stop of your journey.  There will also be many fantastic prizes available in both a raffle and silent auction.  This year, we are also planning to have multiple food vendors to keep you nourished throughout your global journey.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the International Fair.

Please check the calendar for the exact dates of these annual events.