"Knightly" News

Washington Street Elementary - September 24, 2021

Upcoming Events:


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

Mark your calendars for Thursday from 6-7:30pm for our annual Fall Fest! There will be a free hot dog dinner, hayride, and lots of outdoor activities for the entire family! In addition, the Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the Media Center. Please RSVP to this event by Monday!
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PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) Meetings

The WSE PTO meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, in the Media Center, at 4pm. Please join us on Monday, October 11th for our next meeting.

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!

Bulldog PRIDE

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

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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.

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Box Tops

A new way to track Box Tops participation! Now when families use the Box Tops app to scan their store receipt, they can "Give Credit" to an individual, classroom, or grade level. To "Give Credit" make sure you have the latest version of the Box Tops app, scan your receipt, then tap the star icon to enter your "Give credit" memo. By submitting your student's teacher(s) name in the "Give Credit" section, we can apply these points to our school-wide competition. Also, please continue to send in any Box Tops that you may have at home. Each Box Tops makes a difference!


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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