Washington Street Elementary - September 10, 2021
13: PTO meeting, Media Center, 4:00pm
13: Board Meeting, OPS Administration Office, 7:00pm
15: Delayed Start, School Starts @ 10am
15: Coffee w/the Superintendent @ 10am & 6pm
21: Picture Day
30: Fall Fest Open House, 6-7:30pm
4-8 - Homecoming Spirit Week
8 - Homecoming Parade @ 5:30pm
8 - Homecoming Football game, Bulldog Stadium, 7:00pm
WSE Fall Festival
Scholastic Book Fair is back!
WSE is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from Sept. 27th - Oct. 1st! It will also be open for shopping during our annual Fall Fest on September 30. Please stop in and check it out!
Click Here to enroll your student in eWallet or order online.
Coffee with the Superintendent
PTO Meeting on Monday!
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: Dawson Fox, Cooper Handlogten
1st grade: Keegan Knight, Gracelyn Goertler
2nd grade: Jackie Kuehl, Eva Plum, Masie Smith
3rd grade: Noah Szczembara
4th grade: Austin Mason, Landon Wright, Noah Lash
5th grade: Alea Austin, Marissa Podewell, Khloe Carmon
Don't forget to download the OPS App - there is a Peachjar icon available on the app!
It is also important that all parents have an email address in Infinite Campus as this is how we will create the email lists for schools. Be sure to update your contact information in Infinite Campus. Please call our office if you need assistance.
Counselor’s Corner - Angie Bender, MA, LPC
Conflict Managers – Ready for Action!
We are happy to have the Conflict Manager program back at Washington Street Elementary School. Conflict Managers are fourth and fifth-grade students who serve their school by helping other students resolve conflicts and by assisting students in many other ways during lunch and recess times. Each fall and winter new students are chosen to become Conflict Managers. They are chosen by their classmates and their teachers. The Conflict Managers are trained and scheduled for duty by the school counselor. Conflict Managers help students express their feelings, come up with ideas to solve problems and find their own best solutions. The Conflict Manager team is a great asset to our school.
We would like to congratulate and thank the following students who will be Conflict Managers for the first half of the school year at Washington Street Elementary: Skyla Harig, Austin Mason, Sekoya Root, Ben Arnsman, Remy Coburn, Jocelyn Ray, Arty Akhmetgaleev, Carsen Perry, Zoey Taylor, Karson Comperchio, Rylee Knash, Grace Prough, Addy Sabatke, Samantha Andrade, Ariya Mitchell, Marissa Podewell, Jadynne Dingman, Alea Austin, Trinity Baker, and Melodi Mitchell. Way to go!! We are proud of your commitment and thank you for your community service.
Read By Grade Three
In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a law that requires schools to identify learners who are struggling with reading and writing and to provide additional help. The law states that third graders may repeat third grade if they are more than one grade level behind beginning with the
2019-2020 school year.
Students identified with reading concerns have an individual reading improvement plan developed with staff and parents which includes intervention and support at school as well as a read-at-home plan.
More information about the Read by Grade Three law can be found in the video below and at THIS LINK.
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch must enroll each year. The deadline is Sept. 30th