Washington Street Elementary - September 9, 2023
PTO Meeting - Please join us!
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 encourages students to reach their fullest potential.
The following are some components of this program that students can expect to see in their classrooms:
Staff members personally greet the students at the beginning of the day.
Students are given opportunities throughout the day to share a “good thing” with their teachers and classmates. By providing a safe and caring environment, students can 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 treat each other. The contract will be revisited throughout the year.
Staff provides closure for the day with a launch or positive message for the students.
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as their classroom PRIDE winner for the week!
P - Positive Attitude
R - Responsible Actions
I - Integrity Within
D - Determination to Succeed
E - Expect Excellence
Kindergarten: Elise Carman, Roen Moye, Oakly Main
1st grade: Hailey Sisson, Natallie Mol, Chloe Clark, Gunnar Gibson
2nd grade: Brice Dean, Bristol Weston, Annika Honderd
3rd grade: Kirah Moore, Claire Planck, Shayne Summers
4th grade: Brynlee Cuddington, Emmy Morse, Emersyn Wright
5th grade: Keegan Shumaker, Quinn Evink, Cooper Richardson
Student Behavior: Think Sheets
Here in Otsego, we believe in a safe and orderly learning environment for all students. We understand that students make mistakes from time to time and that is okay as long as we have a growth mindset and learn from our mistakes. This school year all teachers in the building will be utilizing think sheets for students. They will look different from grade level to grade level based on student ability. The think sheet is meant to be a reflection tool for the student and a communication piece between the student, parent, and teacher. We ask that if you get one of these sent home with your student you review it with your student, sign it, and send it back to your child's teacher. We appreciate your continued partnership in the continued growth of your child!
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Washington Street Elementary
Attendance Line: (269)694-7880
WSE BASE: (269)694-7835
Location: 538 Washington Street, Otsego, MI, United States
Phone: (269) 694-7800