Washington Street Elementary - January 21, 2022
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: Natallie Peters, Johnathen Underwood
1st grade: Lucas West, Adahlia Brugh, Madelyn Pettee
2nd grade: Maddison McPhearson, Emersyn Wright, Kaden Krueger
3rd grade: Kaylee Augustine, Tucker Anderson, Lily VanDyk
4th grade: Sophia Gray, Ray Town, Declan LeClear
5th grade: Liam Thrall, George Whitaker, Rilen Patton
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!
Are you "YETI" to read? Reading Challenge
This Yeti Reading Challenge brings you downtown Otsego to solve a secret letter code. Find the Yeti in the window, scan the QR code to listen to a special message and receive a letter. Visit them all to crack the code for a chance to win!
Counselor's Corner - Angie Bender
Clean Up That Mess!
Chances are there are many times you become annoyed with your child’s messy room. Be careful – if you take it upon yourself as a parent to be the one who always picks up the mess, you are sending your child the message that he/she isn’t capable of cleaning up their own room or that he/she doesn’t have to take the responsibility seriously. Here are some simple suggestions from the book Go to Your Room! Consequences that Teach.
Have a standing rule: Take care of your things or you lose the privilege of having them. If a child fails to clean his room by the agreed-upon time, pack up the items on the floor and put them in storage for a week (or a few days for younger kids). A slight variation on this is to give a toy back to your child each day after he has kept his room clean for the day.
Messy rooms are dangerous for people to be in, therefore, no privileges of playing with friends, watching TV, video games, etc. until the room is clean.
Cleaning a whole, messy room feels overwhelming to most children. Help them break the job down into smaller pieces they can handle. Post a checklist of tasks so they can check them off as they do them. Stay with them, supervise, and be supportive as they work.
It’s always easier to keep a room in order when there is less “stuff.” Some families regularly clean out children’s rooms and decide together which items to donate to charity.
Remember to notice and praise a child for a neat room, or even certain neat areas of a room.
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch must enroll each year.