"Knightly" News

Washington Street Elementary - August 25th, 2022

Upcoming Events:


2: No School

5: Labor Day, No School

9: Mileage Club Kick-Off

9: Homecoming Parade @ 5:45pm, downtown Otsego

12: PTO & Title I Meeting, Media Center @ 4:00pm

20: Picture Day

29: Fall Fest - Open House


If your child is absent and the absence is unexcused, you will receive an automated phone call reminding you to report the absence. Please remember to report your child’s absence, before 9am, by calling our attendance line at (269) 694-7880.


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What is Capturing Kids Hearts?

Capturing Kids’ Hearts is a program that outlines a process OPS staff uses to help build meaningful connections with students. The goal is to capture kids’ hearts in order to capture their minds. The process shows the students how much our staff truly cares, and it encourages students to reach their fullest potential.

The following are some components of this program students can expect to see in their classrooms:

  • Staff members personally greeting the students at the beginning of the day.

  • Students given opportunities throughout the day to share a “good thing” with their teachers and classmates. By providing a safe and caring environment, students will be able to share information about themselves, their interests, and their needs.

  • Students and staff creating a Social Contract. The contract establishes the guidelines and expectations for how students and teachers will treat each other. The contract will be revisited throughout the year.

  • Staff providing closure for the day with a launch or positive message for the students.

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Morning Drop Off

Thank you for your support with our morning drop-off procedures!

If you are waiting in line for the "drop-off zone" and see an available spot, please pull around the parked cars to the open spot. Usually, there are many openings along the sidewalk near the stop sign.

Students may exit your vehicle, at the curb, at 8:20. Please remind your child to head straight to the cafeteria, if they are eating breakfast at school.

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Birthday Treats

Just a reminder that we are allowing birthday treats this year, but they must be store-bought pre-packaged treats. Due to a variety of food allergies (tree nuts, peanuts, red dye, pumpkin, etc.), please leave the treats in their packaging so we can see the ingredients.

Birthday treat ideas: Ice cream treats, popsicles, fruit roll-ups, Little Debbie cakes/treats.

Find us on Facebook

Washington Street Elementary's PTO is on Facebook! This is a great place to get information about upcoming events, ask questions, share fun happenings and celebrate as a WSE family. "Like" Washington Street Elementary on Facebook today!


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Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch

Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch must enroll each year. The deadline is Sept. 30th

Washington Street Elementary

Office Phone: (269)694-7800

Attendance Line: (269)694-7880

WSE BASE: (269)694-7835