"Knightly" News

Washington Street Elementary - October 8, 2021

Upcoming Events:


11-15: Safe Schools Week

11: Board of Education meeting, 7pm @ Learn 'n Grow ECEC

12: Phone alert test for safety week, 6pm

18-22: Fall Intersession Week - No School

20: Coffee w/ the Supt. 10am & 6pm

25: Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest

29: Halloween Parade 3:10pm


4: Picture Retakes

9: 1/2 Day of School

10: 1/2 Day of School - Conferences

11: 1/2 Day of School - Conferences

12: No School

Safe Schools Week

Safe Schools Week at Otsego Public Schools

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.

Next Friday!!!

Popcorn Fridays are back! Popcorn is 75 cents per bag with the option to prepay $6 for the year. Money will be due the Thursday before each Popcorn Friday to ensure we have enough popcorn.

Popcorn Friday Dates:

  • Oct. 15

  • Nov. 19

  • Dec. 10

  • Jan. 21

  • Feb. 25

  • March 25

  • April 22

  • May 20

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: Drake Sturgis, Audrey Null, Braydon Andress

1st grade: Emma Spencer, Lillian Dekema, Rorie Moye

2nd grade: Jacob Rood, Emersyn Wright, Cara Cole

3rd grade: Lily Burchfield, Austin Farrish, Isaiah Bushee

4th grade: Addison Young, Remy Coburn, Robert Dembowski

5th grade: Ellie Sallady, Evan Henckel


Halloween is around the corner and we are excited to bring back our Halloween Parade on Friday, October 29! The costume parade will take place outside and parents will line the sidewalks.

We will have a Trail for Treaters outside where parents will have the opportunity to pass out candy to students if desired. Click below so you can reserve your spot along the parade route to set up for candy distribution and decorate your station. The idea is for this to be like a "Trunk or Treat"... just without the trunks. ;) We will also have a contest for the best-decorated table/wagon/area! So, start planning now! You will need 450 treats.

Students should bring their costumes to school and will change for their classroom parties prior to the parade. It is important that your child can put on their costumes independently as parents will be outside prepping for the parade.

Just a reminder - your child's costume must be non-violent. Weapon accessories/scary masks will not be allowed. Also, due to allergies, students may not come to school with spray-painted hair.

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Mileage Club

WSE Mileage Club takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays during lunch recess! Parents are welcome to walk/run at Mileage Club too! Please park and sign in near the Bus Loop.
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Counselor’s Corner - Angie Bender

Warnings and Consequences

When kids know that you’re not going to do anything about their misbehavior until you’ve warned them several times, they learn to tune you out. The solution? Let them know from now on, they’ll only get one warning and then they’ll get a consequence. The biggest thing is to be consistent so kids know what is expected and the consequences if they don’t do what is expected. Here is a one-minute video clip from parentingwithfocus.org

Only Give One Warning: One Minute Parenting Tip
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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