Washington Street Elementary - December 10, 2021
Bittersweet & Timber Ridge Ski Clubs
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
COUNSELOR’S CORNER - ANGIE BENDER
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.
Coffee with the Superintendent
BUILDING BULLDOG READERS AND WRITERS
Little Dawg Basketball
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch must enroll each year. The deadline is Sept. 30th