"Knightly" News

Washington Street Elementary - March 3, 2023

Upcoming Events:

March - March is Reading Month (see calendar below)

  • 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
  • 13 - PTO Meeting, Media Center - 4pm
  • 13 - Board of Education Meeting, WSE Media Center, 7pm
  • 14 - 3rd-5th Grade Student Fun Night - pick up at 5pm
  • 16 - Science & Literacy Night!!! - PLEASE RSVP - 5:30 - 7pm
  • 21 - K-2nd Grade Student Fun Night - pick up at 5pm


Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place in person. Please sign up for a conference time for each of your students. After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email for your child's conference. We are striving for 100% participation.

All classroom teachers are in order by grade level. If you would also like to conference with a Specials teacher, they are included at the bottom of this schedule. Please be prompt when arriving to your conference(s) as we have a very tight schedule to uphold.


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!

March is Reading Month Activity Calendar!!!

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Kids Heart Challenge is Wrapping Up Soon!

We are extremely proud of our families for supporting this service-learning initiative!

Thank you for helping your student take the online heart healthy pledge, raise donations or both. If you have not had a chance to help—there is still time. Please be sure to ask your child about our service-learning project and what they can do to make a difference.

Check out our school’s stats!

97 Students registered.

9 Students completed Finn’s Missions

$4,185 Raised!

Congratulations to all the students who have reached the individual goal of $100 to participate in the Ice Cream Party with Mrs. Nieuwenhuis!

Brooke K

Gavin P

Maelee L

Drake S

Adelyn M

Eric W

Emilie B

Logan S

Emmarie S

Parker K

Kolby N

Zandria A

Addison A

Reagan B

Weston R

Mason R

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association!

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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: Abe Rowe, Russell Carr

1st grade: Rylee Rysenga, Audrey Null, Jackson Muraoka

2nd grade: Ahnicka Brown, Emma Spencer

3rd grade: Emmy Morse, Sam Sposato, Ava Emmons

4th grade: Hudson Larsen, Grant LaFountain, Sadie Meyer, Mollie Bowe

5th grade: Brennan Lange, Jada Spear, Malaya Miller

We love Officer Judd Sikkema!!!

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Capturing Kids' Hearts - CKH

What is Courage?

Courage is the ability and strength to face something that may be difficult or challenging. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather perseverance in the presence of fear and the willingness to stand up for what is right or try something new even though it may be uncomfortable or uncertain.

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Lunch Account

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