"Knightly" News

Washington Street Elementary - August 26, 2021


If your child is absent and the absence is unexcused, you will receive an automated phone call reminding you to report the absence. Please remember to report your child’s absence, before 9am, by calling our attendance line at (269) 694-7880.

Birthday Treats

Just a reminder that we are allowing birthday treats this year, but they must be store-bought pre-packaged treats. Due to a variety of food allergies (tree nuts, peanuts, red dye, pumpkin, etc.), please leave the treats in their packaging so we can see the ingredients.

Birthday treat ideas: Ice cream treats, popsicles, fruit roll-ups, Little Debbie cakes/treats.

Bus Passes

Bus passes are temporarily suspended. Similar to last year, if it's for daycare purposes we will allow a pass. Also, emergencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 269-694-7940.

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: Parker Kuiper

1st grade: AdaLynn Stinebaugh, Jase O'Connell

2nd grade: Jemma Guyton

3rd grade: Hudson Larson, Samantha Meyer

5th grade: Jadynne Dingman

Fitness Fun!

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Morning Drop Off

Thank you for your support with our morning drop-off procedures!

If you are waiting in line for the "drop-off zone" and see an available spot, please pull around the parked cars to the open spot. Usually, there are many openings along the sidewalk near the stop sign.

Students may exit your vehicle at the curb at 8:20. Please remind your child to head straight to the cafeteria, if they are eating breakfast at school.

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WSE Dismissal Route

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Counselor’s Corner - Angie Bender, MA, LPC

Ready to Learn ~ Setting Up Routines

Routines are an important part of feeling secure in knowing what will happen next. Routines provide the foundation and consistency for making our days go smoothly and a way to avoid power struggles because the routine and expectations are already established. Here are some routines that will help make the school year be more successful.

  • Relaxed. Music can help your child avoid the morning rush. Play a soothing tape and ask him to be dressed and ready by the time it’s over. Tip: On Sundays, have him put each day’s outfit for the coming week on hangers labeled Monday through Friday.
  • Energized. A good breakfast increases concentration. Offer your youngster healthy choices. Examples: a whole wheat bagel with peanut butter; orange juice blended with fruit and yogurt; instant oatmeal.
  • Connected. Talking about the school day lets your child know you care. Ask him to share two good things that happened during the day. Prompt him with specific questions, such as “Which multiplication facts did you practice?”
  • Prepared. Studying a little every day is the best way to learn new material. Help your youngster choose a time for homework when he is most alert – and try to make that time consistent each day.
  • Rested. A set bedtime helps kids fall asleep more quickly. Suggest that your child gets in bed 15 minutes early to read, make up stories, or talk quietly with you.

*2007 Resources for Educators, a division of Aspen Publishers, Inc.


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Washington Street Elementary's PTO is on Facebook! This is a great place to get information about upcoming events, ask questions, share fun happenings and celebrate as a WSE family. "Like" Washington Street Elementary on Facebook today!


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Upcoming Events:


27: No School


3: No School

6: Labor Day, No School

8: Delayed Start, Doors open @ 9:50am School Begins @ 10am

13: PTO meeting, Media Center @ 4:00pm

21: Picture Day

30: Fall Fest - Open House

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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

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Washington Street Elementary

Office Phone: (269)694-7800

Attendance Line: (269)694-7880

WSE BASE: (269)694-7835