"Knightly" News

Washington Street Elementary - February 10, 2023

Upcoming Events:


  • 13-17: Winter Intersession - No School
  • 24: 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • 24: Popcorn Friday
  • 25: Father/Daughter Dance, OHS - 7-9 pm


  • 1: Bedtime Stories with the Principal - WSE Media Center, 7pm
  • 6: 5th Grade to Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
  • 7: 1/2 Day
  • 8: 1/2 Day - Conferences
  • 9: 1/2 Day - Conferences
  • 9: Trimester Awards Assembly (parents are welcome to attend) - 11am
  • 10 - No School


Please help spoil our amazing teachers, on Thursday, March 9, with a catered dinner prior to conferences.

If you are interested in "sponsoring" a staff member, please click on the button below to sign up. Thank you to our PTO for this fun idea!

Nominations Sought for Outstanding People for Education Award

It's award season again! We are now taking nominations for the Outstanding People for Education awards!

This award is given to 3 people from each of AAESA's districts. This was an award developed 13 years ago by the Allegan County School Boards Association; winners can be anyone who works or volunteers with the school/district.

The deadline to submit a nomination is March 1st.

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: Ezra Bosley

1st grade: Phoenix Burrus, Cooper Handlogten, Jason Zimmerman

2nd grade: Alivia Kent, Lucas West, Sharlette Hettinger

3rd grade: Knox Leonard, JT Salmon, Escher White

4th grade: Kalayah Keaton, Scarlett Johnson, Addalyn Nadwornik

5th grade: Bryson Tyler, Carsen Perry, Alese White

Kids Heart Challenge is HERE!

Washington Street Families,

Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off!

It’s as easy as 1,2,3…

  1. Start by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app or visiting our school's link below.
  2. Help your child to select a personal challenge: Be Kind or Move More.
  3. Become a Heart Hero by sending emails/e-cards on the website or texts via the app to invite friends and family to support you.

Why not have some extra fun with the family and have your own kickoff party at home?! Watch the official kick-off video here AND our Online Guide will show you all the thank-you gifts your students can earn.

Capturing Kids' Hearts - CKH

This month, students were given a "Kindness Challenge". Ask your child about the kind things they are doing at school and home.
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WSE's Capturing Kids' Hearts Video

CKH Character Words Dec _ Jan

Counselor's Corner - Angela Bender

Helping Your Child When Frustrated

We all get upset sometimes. We may not always think the reasons why our children get upset are things we would get upset about. However, everyone is different and the best way to help your child is to avoid saying things like, “I don’t understand why you’re so upset.” In order to help we want to first normalize the frustration. We all want to be understood, not judged or misunderstood, or fixed. Say things like, “Of course you’re frustrated. You spent all this time trying to make/create/build this and then it didn’t turn out the way you wanted. I’d be frustrated too.” Then, give them space if they need time to cool off. Lastly, don’t try to fix the problem for them. That sends the message that they are not capable of handling tough situations on their own. Instead, ask them what they can do differently. Let them come up with ideas and decisions on their own. It empowers them to believe in themselves and understand that they are capable of handling and solving their own problems.


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