Washington Street Elementary - January 14, 2022
Lobby Decorating & PTO Meetings
Our PTO will be decorating the lobby on Monday, January 31st, at 3pm, for Valentine's Day. Please join us if you are able!
You are also invited to join us on Monday, February 7th for our next PTO meeting. We will be planning Teacher Appreciation Week and our annual Fun Run!
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: Elizabeth Dembowski, Journey Perez, Arav Polaka
1st grade: Margo Gray, Logan Spackman, Claire Planck
2nd grade: Ayden Wolthuis, Jackson Town, Gabriel Ware
3rd grade: Arya Ramsey, Scarlett Johnson, Adam Bowe
4th grade: Brennan Lange, Graysen Schuster, Kamryn Comperchio
5th grade: Tanner Byron, Josh Peet, Caiden Hatten
School Board Appreciation Month
Coffee with the Superintendent
Counselor's Corner - Angie Bender
Helping Your Child Manage Angry Feelings
Children often mistakenly get the message that it’s not okay to feel mad, usually because their behavior when mad leads to negative consequences. It is important to teach your child that it's okay to be mad, but it’s not okay to be mean. There are three important rules for children (and adults) to follow when they are mad:
Do not hurt yourself.
Do not hurt others.
Do not destroy property. (property = items that belong to someone)
Help your child to discover where they feel the anger in their body, and then help them to find appropriate ways to get rid of their anger. If a child is feeling anger in his hands, hitting a person, punching the wall, or breaking their toy or pencil would be breaking the anger rules. Instead, parents should allow them to have things that are okay to manipulate in their hands when angry - play dough to pound, soft balls to squeeze, old phone books to rip apart, bubble wrap to pop, crayons to draw, or a journal to write in. If a child feels anger in their feet, encourage them to run it out, kick a ball outside, or jump on the trampoline. If a child feels the anger in their mouth/throat, have them shout or cry into a pillow in their bedroom, get a drink of water, or blow bubbles.
Teach your child to get the anger out in a safe way rather than to hold it inside. Talking about their anger afterward helps them to process what happened, explore what made them angry, tell them what they did well, and explain what needs to change. Trying to talk to a child in the middle of their anger is impractical because they will not hear what you want them to hear.
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch must enroll each year. The deadline is Sept. 30th