"Knightly" News

Washington Street Elementary - January 14, 2022

Upcoming Events:

January

  • 20: Winter Game Night & WatchDOG Sign Up, 5-6pm

  • 21: Popcorn Friday

  • 21: Progress Reports Sent Home

  • 24-28: Snowcoming Spirit Week

  • 26: Third Grade Musical, OHS Auditorium - 5:30pm

February

  • 11: Valentine's Day Parties
  • 11: Dashboards Sent Home
  • 14-18: Winter Intersession - No School
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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!

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: 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

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School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month! Please join us in saying thank you to the Otsego Board of Education for volunteering to be a part of this team and for all of their time, attention and dedication to the students & staff of Otsego Public Schools. We appreciate you! #OtsegoPride

Coffee with the Superintendent

January Coffee with the Supt
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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:

  1. Do not hurt yourself.

  2. Do not hurt others.

  3. 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.

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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