Mrs. Maher's class takes a group photo with Coach Harbaugh and a recruit from Athens High School.
CHARACTER EDUCATION PARENT SURVEY
Please complete this parent survey about the character education practices at Wass Elementary School. The Wass Leadership and Character Education Teams will use the results for planning purposes and future practices to benefit all Wolves in our learning community.
I loved seeing all of the staff and students dress up in costumes to celebrate Halloween. This is a great relationship day for students and staff. The weather cleared up just in time for us to have the Wass Halloween Parade outside. I would like to thank all of the classroom volunteers that planned and organized our class parties. The students had a blast!
EXCESS HALLOWEEN CANDY
Troy Youth Assistance is hosting their annual collection of unwanted/excess Halloween candy at the elementary schools for donation to other action agencies. We will have collection bins in our front lobby from Monday, 10/29 through Friday, Nov. 9.
VIDEO OF DR. M TEACHING KINDERGARTEN AT WASS
OWL PELLET PROGRAM
Third grade students participated in our annual owl pellet dissection program after a week-long study of owls in our Structures of Life science unit.
PICTURE RETAKE DAY - TUESDAY, NOV. 6
If you are unhappy with your child’s pictures or if your child was absent the day pictures were taken, please send your child to school ready to have his/her picture taken on Tuesday, Nov. 6. For retakes, your child must return the original package intact and bring it on the day of retakes. Extra order forms are in the school office.
MODEL THE RESPECTFUL BEHAVIOR YOU'D LIKE TO SEE FROM YOUR CHILD
Being respectful is critical to success in school and life. However, when it comes to teaching your child about respect, the idea isn’t to teach her at all. It’s to show her. By demonstrating what respect looks like, you’ll go a long way toward helping your child become respectful. Here are some simple ways to demonstrate respect every day:
- Be honest. Tell your child the truth. Admit your mistakes instead of blaming others for them. Apologize (even to your child) when you are wrong.
- Be dependable. If you tell your child you’ll do something, do it. Earn her respect by proving that you’re reliable. And when you can’t do something, be honest about it.
- Be kind. Don’t insult or belittle your child when she makes a mistake.
- Be fair. Don’t pass judgment on your child or punish her for something before learning all the facts. Show respect by taking the time to get her side of the story.
- Be polite. Say please, thank you and excuse me when talking to your child. Don’t barge into her room, either. Knock first.
Reprinted with permission from the November 2018 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2018 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc.
5th GRADE CLASS SHIRTS
5th grade class shirts can be purchased through the online store using the link below. The store will be open until Thursday, Nov. 8. Orders are anticipated to be in before the end of November. The Varsity Shop is aiming to have this completed before Thanksgiving break.
Our students in grades 1, 3, and 5 participated in our annual Fire Safety programs with Firefighter Rob. Each grade level receives a specific message to make them aware of fire safety. Each grade level went over the importance of having an evacuation plan in case you ever deal with a fire. Sunday is Daylight Savings, it's a good reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
@WASSWOLVES ON TWITTER
You can view the learning that is taking place daily in our school. During the week, you can have a window into our school through the @WassWolves Twitter Feed with images of learning activities from grades K-5 throughout our school. Whether it is in a classroom, on a field trip, or in a specials class, we want you to know the great things going on at Wass. A picture and a headline says a thousand words! You can go to @WassWolves on Twitter or view the feed on the bottom right of the Wass website.