Washington Street Elementary - September 24, 2021
27-30: Scholastic Book Fair @ WSE
30: Fall Fest Open House, 6-7:30pm
1: PTO Holiday Party Money Due $5
4: PTO Halloween Planning Meeting, 4:00pm
4-8: Homecoming Spirit Week
8: Homecoming Parade, downtown Otsego, 5:30pm
8: Homecoming Football game, Bulldog Stadium, 7:00pm
18-22: Fall Intersession Week - No School
25: Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest - details forthcoming
29: Halloween Festivities - details forthcoming
Scholastic Book Fair is back!
WSE is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from Sept. 27th - Oct. 1st! Classrooms will have time to shop throughout the week. The Book Fair will also be open for shopping during Fall Fest on Thursday. Please stop in and check it out!
Click Here to enroll your student in eWallet or order online.
WSE Fall Festival
PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) Meetings
We also have an additional meeting this month to help plan our special Halloween Festivities on Monday, October 4, at 4pm. Please join if you are able!
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: Sibyl Stassek, AJ Shumaker, Adeline Leneway
1st grade: Zackary Pelikan, Weston Reed, Tony VanDenBerg
2nd grade: Rodney Vaneulen-Seibert, Alexa Andrade
3rd grade: Rylynn Lambert, Nova Gerow, Deegan Harig
4th grade: Sekoya Root, Addison Andress, Leah Harrington
5th grade: VIctor Diaz, Katherine Breedveld, Katelynne Tyler
Homecoming Parade will be on Friday, October 8, at 5:30pm
Counselor’s Corner - Angie Bender
What is a Growth Mindset?
According to the research by Carol Dweck, there are two types of mindsets, a growth and fixed mindset. A growth mindset means you believe in yourself and in your ability to change, learn and develop. In a growth mindset, errors are seen as the natural part of learning and students with a growth mindset see mistakes as opportunities to learn.
A fixed mindset is based on the assumption that our intelligence, creativity, and skills are fixed traits that we can’t change. When people with a fixed mindset make a mistake, they believe it reflects weaknesses that are impossible to change.
The key difference between a fixed and growth mindset is that people with a growth mindset believe that they can achieve anything through hard work and effort. Believing you can learn anything you put your mind to is very important in education. Research shows that parents can have a powerful impact on their children's mindsets. The language you use and the action you take show your children about what you expect. Giving process praise, talking about the brain, accepting mistakes as learning opportunities, and understanding the role of emotions in learning are all practices that can help foster a growth mindset in children.
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch must enroll each year. The deadline is Sept. 30th