Newsletter September 2021
Washington Elementary School
September 1st - First Day of School!
September 6th - Labor Day/No School
September 15th - Early Release
September 24th - Picture Day
New Faces, New Roles!
Washington has lots of new staff this year! Please help us welcome them!
Mrs. Lindsey Biesack - Principal
Ms. Whitrock is back from eAcademy in 2nd grade!
Ms. Ashley Grade - 3rd Grade Teacher
Mr. Robarge is back from eAcademy in 4th grade!
Ms. Delaney Olsen - Music Teacher
Mr. Andrew Leech - PE Teacher
Ms. Shaylah Grogan - School Counselor
Mr. Josh Crabb - Behavior IST
Miss Hermsen has taken a new role as our Math IST!
Students and staff are required to have a face covering through October 1st, 2021 with more guidance and direction from our school district central office as that date approaches. Students will need to make sure their face covering is on before entering the building in the morning with their teacher. Students and staff are able to take their masks off while eating and outside for recess, mask breaks, or learning outdoors.
A Letter From Our New School Counselor....
My name is Shaylah Grogan, and I would like to introduce myself to you as the new School Counselor at Washington Elementary School. I am so excited to become a new member of the Washington Elementary school family!
I am a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, having completed my Master’s Degree in School Counseling this May. I have approximately 2 years of school counseling experience working with students K-12 throughout both my Practicum and Internship experiences. What I love about working at the elementary level is the opportunity to provide early intervention and preventative support for all students. I believe that early intervention and prevention is key to helping our students be successful in school and in their daily lives. Overall, I am passionate about helping all students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.
Throughout the school year I will be working with students in school in various capacities such as:
~Small group counseling sessions for students focusing on grief, study skills, friendships/social skills, anxiety, anger management, etc.
~Individual meetings to help students adjust to school or help with personal issues on an as needed basis
~Classroom guidance lessons with emphasis on social and emotional learning, academic success and career planning
Please do not hesitate to call, email me, or stop in to say hello or ask any questions. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with the students and families at Washington Elementary School.
(920)424-0190 Ext. 5131
Mrs. Kese is looking for 4th or 5th grade students who are interested in competing in the battle of the books. Battle of the books involves students reading a total of 20 books as a team. Teams are 2-4 members so if a team of four divided the books equally each member would read five books. A team of two would read ten books each. Teams will be formed in October. Battle questions will ask you about the plot, characters, and settings of the books. All questions will be answered with the title and author of a book.
You will choose your answer from a drop down list of the 20 titles or authors. If you are interested let Mrs. Kese in the library know and start reading books off of this list!
The California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived) by Lauren Tarshis
Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey
A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin
Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
Framed! by James Ponti
From an Idea to LEGO: the Building Bricks Behind the World’s Largest Toy Company by Lowey Bundy Sichol
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Kickoff! by Tiki Barber
Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman
The Panda Problem by Deborah Underwood
The Paper Kingdom by Helena Ku Rhee
The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez
The Teachers March!: How Selma’s Teachers Changed History by Sandra Neil Wallace
Three Keys by Kelly Yang
Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown