"Knightly" News

Washington Street Elementary - December 10, 2021

Upcoming Events:


  • 6-17: Stuff the Stockings
  • 8-16: Candy Grams Available for Purchase
  • 13: PTO Meeting - Snack Assembly

  • 13: Board of Education Meeting, 7pm

  • 16: PTO Christmas Parties
  • 17: Polar Express Day (Wear Pajamas)
  • 20-31: Winter Break - No School

PTO Meeting

The WSE PTO meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, in the Media Center, at 4pm. Please join us on Monday, December 13th. We will be planning and prepping for our PTO Christmas Festivities!

Bittersweet & Timber Ridge Ski Clubs

Attention skiers and snowboarders: If your family wants to take advantage of skiing/snowboarding at either Bittersweet or Timber Ridge Ski Area for a discount this winter, stop by the office and pick up a ski club application. Applications and money are due by December 15, if you want your pass before Christmas Break. Both ski areas will be open soon! Once the temperature drops, they have the ability to make snow!

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: Claire Salmon, Audrey Null, Ella VanHorn

1st grade: Brenna Smith, Emily Todd, Zanna Miller

2nd grade: Alexa Miller, Kaleigh Barber

3rd grade: Rylynn Lambert, Hayden Miller, Kalayah Keaton

4th grade: Xander Broadhurst, Sophia Graham, Amelia Alexander

5th grade: Addy Campbell, Christopher Rysenga, Grace Prough

Winter Break Reading Challenge

Winter reading challenge


The Connection Between Television and Violence in Children

Parents have worried about the effect of television on children essentially since the invention of the television. As a result, scientists have conducted many studies to see what effect, if any, different types of shows and movies have on children. The results of many studies overwhelmingly show that exposure to violent visual media (television, video games, and youtube) correlates with an increase in violent acts and/or greater anxiety. As a result of these studies, the American Academy of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry recommends the following:

  • Watch television and play video games with your children. If you see something violent, change the content. If you can not always watch with them, use parental locks and other management systems.

  • Avoid getting your child a television in his or her bedroom.

  • Do not let your child watch or play content that you know is violent.

  • Talk to them about why certain media remains off-limit.

  • If your child sees inappropriate violence, have age-appropriate conversations about the content.

  • Involve other parents in your social circle to ban violent media.

**article adapted from Life Stance Health and WebMD.

Holiday Happenings...

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Coffee with the Superintendent

December Coffee with the Superintendent


Every week we will post a new 5-minute tip on how to support your young bulldog at home with literacy! Check out this week's video!
How to support your child's reading fluency presented by Mrs. Watson.

Little Dawg Basketball

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Watch D.O.G.S.

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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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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