"Knightly" News

Washington Street Elementary - May 12, 2023

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Upcoming Events:


  • 15 - Cotton Candy Delivery - $10 Fun Run Prize
  • 15 - 1st Grade to Boulder Ridge Zoo
  • 16 - Links & Bulldog Buddies to Jungle Joes
  • 18 - 3rd Grade to John Ball Zoo
  • 19 - Popcorn Friday
  • 22 - Pancakes with the Principal - $75 Fun Run Prize
  • 23 - 1st Grade to Memorial Park
  • 23 - 4th Grade to Otsego District Library
  • 25 - 1st Grade to Otsego District Library
  • 24 - Trip to Urban Air Fun Park - $175 Fun Run Prize
  • 25 - Warriors 5k Ultimate Fitness Challenge
  • 29 - Memorial Day - No School
  • 30 - Pool Party - $50 Fun Run Prize
  • 31 - Kindergarten to Otsego District Library
  • 31 - Inflatable Obstacle Course Party - $100 Fun Run Prize
  • 31 - 1st Grade Program, OHS Auditorium - 2:30 pm


  • 1 - Field Day
  • 2 - 5th Grade Recognition, WSE Gymnasium - 2 pm
  • 5 - 2nd Grade to Memorial Park
  • 5 - Mileage Club Pool Parties
  • 6 - 3rd Grade to Otsego District Libary
  • 6 - Bulldog Buddies Party in the Park
  • 6 - Kindergarten Celebration, OMS Auditorium - 9:30 am
  • 7 - 1/2 Day
  • 8 - 1/2 Day, Last Day of School, Trimester Awards Assembly - 9 am
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Field Trip & School Event Parking

PLEASE park at the Middle School if you are attending a field trip or an event at WSE. This will ensure that we can have a normal dismissal. We have many upcoming events and we would like to avoid any added craziness at the end of each day. Thank you!

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Outstanding People for Education Nominees

Congratulations to the Washington Street Elementary's nominees for the Outstanding People for Education Awards - Teachers: Mikala Brinkert, Dawn Griffith, Megan Zeock-Vilas, and Volunteer - Heather Ellis.
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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: Sawyer Tanner, Adalynn Cramer, Andie Krumm

1st grade: Nova Root, Emma Crippin, Aidan Natzel

2nd grade: Braydon Tyler, Baylee Hilts, Zanna Miller

3rd grade: Jai'Ayer Moore, Trenton KIrk, Maisie Smith

4th grade: Aven Smith, Keaton Mckeown, Bentlee Johnson

5th grade: Xander Broadhurst, Keegan Hough

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Counselor's Corner

Playtime - A Stress Reliever

When children have fun, their brains release chemicals that cause happiness and reduce stress - which leads to improved mental health. To get the most out of playtime:

  • Make time for active play - Your child needs at least one hour of daily exercise for good physical and mental wellness. Active play (jumping rope, playing tag, etc) counts toward that hour. Have your child keep a physical activity diary for a week - does it total at least 7 hours?

  • Limit recreational screen time - Hands-on, real-life play stimulates your child’s brain better than passively looking at a screen. Together, make a list of screen-free playtime activities. When your child wants to play a video game, point to the list.

  • Play with your child - Parent-child play is great for strengthening bonds. Have a family board game night, build something together, or join in your child’s pretend play.

**adapted from The Parent Institute

CKH - Capturing Kids Hearts

Integrity is defined as being strong enough to do what you know is right. Integrity is also knowing the difference between right and wrong and choosing to do the right thing, even when it is difficult.

Picture Books that Teach Integrity

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His GRRR! By Rob Biddulph

Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds

The I in Integrity by Julia Cook

I Promise by LeBron James

The Empty Pot by Demi

Speak Up, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

A Bike like Sergios by Maribeth Boelts

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardeman

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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

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