Wilkshire Weekly

Friday, September 16, 2022

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Early Pick Up, Late Drop Off or Transportation Changes

Whether you are picking your child up early or dropping them off late, we require a parent or guardian to come into the office and sign them out or in. We also require anyone entering our building to show a pictured ID.

We understand your schedule can change, so if you need to make a change to the daily transportation for your child, please call the office. We request transportation changes are made by 2:00 p.m. so we can coordinate our internal communication and logistics to ensure a smooth change. We also ask that if you pick your student up early, please do so before 2:45 p.m. to avoid the congestion during school dismissal and Curbside Pick Up.

Social-Emotional Learning K-8

Social-Emotional Learning K-8 Haslett Public Schools uses the Second Step® Program for grades K-8 as one of the strategies to help with social-emotional learning and well being. Our District has used the program for a number of years as part of our guidance and counseling curriculum.

Second Step Programs Support Families

As a parent and caregiver, you are your child’s first and most important teacher and play a vital role in their social, emotional, and academic development. Your child’s counselors and social workers are here to support you, and the Second Step program is one of the tools they are using.

Second Step programs combine discussions with fun activities and resources. The programs help children learn social-emotional skills, such as responsible decision making, working together to solve problems, managing strong emotions, and getting along with others. These skills can help children succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.

Second Step Grades K-5

The Elementary Second Step program helps students acquire the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to persevere through challenges, set and achieve goals, handle strong emotions, better understand and connect with others, and resolve interpersonal conflicts. In addition, the program helps students to develop executive-function skills and promotes a growth mindset (the belief that intelligence and abilities can be developed). Together, these skills and mindsets contribute to positive classroom and school climates that serve as the foundation for academic and social success. (Snyder et al., 2012) Second

Step Grades 6-8

The primary goal of Second Step Middle School is to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and mindsets that will help them successfully navigate adolescence. During adolescence, individuals experience great changes and brain development. Research in developmental neuroscience shows that while the brain network in charge of socio-emotional development abruptly becomes more assertive during adolescence, the brain network that is in charge of reasoning and cognitive control matures at a slower pace. (Steinberg, 2007)

Second Step Middle School helps students learn the skills, knowledge, and mindsets they need to handle strong emotions, better understand and connect with their peers, and avoid and resolve conflicts. In addition, the program supports social connectedness and promotes a growth mindset (the belief that intelligence can be developed). Together these skills and mindsets contribute to positive classroom and school climates that serve as the foundation for academic and social success. Second Step Promotes Growth Mindset The K-8 Second

Step programs promote Growth Mindset

A mindset is a person’s belief about whether his or her abilities or characteristics are fixed, set, and unchangeable (fixed mindset), or malleable and capable of changing over time depending on circumstances and effort (growth mindset). (Yeager & Dweck, 2012)

Research on mindsets has focused on the effects of having a fixed versus a growth mindset (Yeager et al., 2013). A growth mindset has been shown to promote resilience. One of the areas the Second Step program targets for a growth mindset is intelligence or the ability to do well in school. Having a growth mindset about intelligence can improve students’ academic goals (they believe they can learn), attitudes toward effort in school (they believe trying hard creates success), and responses to setbacks and difficulties (they try new strategies and work harder instead of giving up). (Yeager & Dweck, 2012)

Weekend Survival Kits Progam

The Weekend Survival Kits Program is being offered this year at Wilkshire Early Childhood Center. The food kit will be given directly to your child during the school day to bring home for the weekend. The kit usually includes kid-friendly non-perishable food items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Elementary school children are eligible for Weekend Survival Kits. There is NO COST to participate in the WSK program. A signup sheet will be coming home with your student. If you would like your child to participate, please complete the form and return it to the Wilkshire School Office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Church churchmd@haslett.k12.mi.us or your child’s classroom teacher.

Thank you so much!


September Box Tops Competition - Anything is Popsicle!

Wilkshire is excited to announce its first Box Tops competition of the 2022-2023 school year! The classroom that has the most Box Tops earnings in the month of September will win a popsicle party the week of October 3!

To participate, enter your child's grade and teacher when giving credit for eligible receipts in the Box Tops app. If your child is in DK, select K as the grade and add the teacher's name. To give credit for earnings already submitted in Septembers click on "My Earnings" in the Box Tops app, select the applicable "Earnings History" submission to modify, then select "Give Credit." Competition closes Friday, September 30.

For more info on giving credit in the app, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zL4gsIIZhY. You can also visit btfe.com for more information or reach out with questions to our Box Tops coordinator this school year, Leah Arendt, at leahkarendt@gmail.com. Good luck and stay cool!

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Lacrosse Fun Day Free Clinic - Sunday, September 25

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Wilkshire Book Fair

Come and shop for some great books!

Monday, October 3 through Thursday, October 6

4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (doors will not open until 4:30 p.m.)

Book Fair nights are scheduled by class. Look below for your class night to shop.

Monday October 3:

Mrs. Bloxom

Miss Greenberg

Mr. Ward

Mrs. Terranova

Tuesday, October 4:

Mrs. Heins

Ms. Amachree

Mrs. Freedberg

Mrs. Burgtorf

Wednesday October 5:

Mrs. Schroeder

Mrs. Murton

Mrs. Watrich

Mrs. Leemon

Mrs. Grabemeryer

Mrs. Simpkins

Thursday, October 6:

Mrs. Robertson

Mrs. Barrett

Mrs. Fielbrandt

Mrs. Horn

Mrs. Hampton

Coat Bank

We are headed into cooler temperatures with fall/winter on the way! St. Luke Lutheran Church is opening their Coat Bank for children and families in need of warm coats. You must be present to receive a coat (this includes children), and no one under the age of 18 can receive a coat without a parent or guardian.

The Coat Bank is located at 122 S. Pennsylvania Ave. and is open:

1:30-3:30pm October 15 (Saturday)

1:30-3:30pm November 5 (Saturday)

5:30-7:30pm November 16 (Wednesday)

1:30-3:300pm December 3 (Saturday)

For more information call the Coat Bank at 517-339-9119 or 517-482-2252.

OR, contact Ms. Church by email: churchmd@haslett.k12.mi.us

Position Available

RECESS/LUNCH PARAPROFESSIONAL - For the 2022/2023 School Year

Desired Qualifications

1. High school diploma.

2. Experience working with elementary children.

3. Ability to relate to children and be a role model.


1. Recess/Lunch supervision.

2. Enforcing school rules and policies

Days: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (12.5 hours per week)

Compensation per District Paraprofessional Agreement

EMAIL Mr. VanRemmen to express interest: vanrempj@haslett.k12.mi.us


Interested in Volunteering?

We love volunteers! All volunteers must complete the necessary paperwork. Once completed and approved, you're good to go for the entire school year! Click on the banner above to register.

Holidays In Haslett Craft Show

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 9am-3pm

5450 Marsh Road

Meridian charter Township, MI

Sponsored by Haslett Band Boosters

Free admission and parking.

For more information, click on the link below.