Washington Street Elementary - February 10, 2023
- 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
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.
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…
- Start by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app or visiting our school's link below.
- Help your child to select a personal challenge: Be Kind or Move More.
- 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
WSE's Capturing Kids' Hearts Video
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.
SAVE THE DATES!!!
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch must enroll each year. The deadline is Sept. 30th
Washington Street Elementary
Attendance Line: (269)694-7880
WSE BASE: (269)694-7835