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THE WOLF'S HOWL WEEK 18 - JANUARY 3-5, 2018

Our Science Night is only 6 days away. The Wass PTO is sponsoring this program on Thursday, January 11 in partnership with the Cranbrook Science Institute. We will be turning our gym and cafeteria into a huge science laboratory where you can participate in 14 different science activities. Due to space and materials, sign up will be limited to the first 300 Wass students that register. FREE Tickets are for Wass students ONLY (No non-Wass siblings). All students must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or friend of the family. Parents do not need a ticket for this event. We have 265 students currently registered. If you want your child to attend, please register him/her promptly to ensure participation. There are only 35 spots left.

You can sign up your child online at the Eventbrite-Wass Science Night link.

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION LINK

Thursday, January 11, 2017 - 6:00-8:00 P.M. - Wass Elementary School Cafeteria & Gym

Earlier this week, I sent out information about a new before-school program, All Pro Dad, beginning at Wass on Feb. 1, 2018 at 7:45 AM. This program will take place once a month. We already have over 40 dads signed up with their children. Wass parent, Chris Fritzsching, will be leading this new program. Please read the flyers to see if this a program that would interest your family. You can RSVP at the link below. This another great way to extend the Wass Wolves' Way into your home with your family.

RSVP LINK

VOLUNTEER PARENT TRAFFIC TEAM

If you are interested in participating on the Volunteer Parent Traffic Team, you are encouraged to attend a meeting on Tuesday night at 7:30 PM in the LGI Room. Officer John Julian will be sharing some positive tips on how to encourage drivers to follow our building parking and traffic procedures as well as abide by traffic laws and city ordinances. The goal of this group of volunteers is to positively and safely enforce and educate community members of our Drop-Off and Dismissal policies and procedures.

BOOST SUCCESS BY PROMOTING A GROWTH MINDSET

School is filled with challenges—and your child’s success depends on how she responds to those challenges. Encourage her to develop what researchers call a growth mindset.

A growth mindset determines how kids think about problems. Suppose, for example, your child is having trouble finding the answer to a math problem. Some kids would throw up their hands and say, “I’m not good at math”—and quit trying. But other kids would take another view. “This is a challenge and I love a challenge.”

Children in the second group have a growth mindset. They believe that even if they can’t do something now, they will be able to learn it in the future. They’re more likely to stick with the problem—and solve it.

You can encourage this mindset by praising your child’s effort. “That project was challenging, but you stuck with it and finished it!”

Reprinted with permission from the January 2018 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2018 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc. Source: C. Romero, “What We Know About Growth Mindset from Scientific Research,” Mindset Scholars Network, niswc.com/elem_mindset.

WASS WOLVES' ART ON DISPLAY

Come join Mr. Cavataio and start your morning off with some family exercise on Tuesdays. Waking Up with the Wolves takes place on the Wass Indoor Track from 8:00-8:30 a.m. during the winter months.

BUILD YOUR CHILD'S ENTHUSIASM ABOUT SCHOOL AND LEARNING

A child’s experiences at school affect her attitude about learning, and so do her experiences at home. To build your child’s enthusiasm for education:

  • Be a role model. If you have a positive attitude about school, your child is more likely to feel the same way. In addition to saying good things about school, attend school meetings, parent-teacher conferences and other school events. Supervise your child’s homework time and show interest in her school day.
  • Compliment success. When your child works hard, be sure to speak up! This helps her make a connection between effort and taking pride in her success.
  • Link lessons to real life. Show your child how what she learns at school can help her in real life. Math skills may help her spend money wisely. A vocabulary word may show up in a favorite book.

Reprinted with permission from the January 2018 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2018 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc.

KROGER REWARDS & AMAZON SMILE

The Wass PTO raises significant funds every year through your normal purchases at Kroger and Amazon! These funds go right back into the classroom, directly impacting all Wass students. If you have not registered yet (especially at Kroger and Amazon), simply click on the link to find out how. Please consider asking family and friends to sign up for this FREE benefit for our Wolves. Thank you for supporting the Wass PTO.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

AMAZON SMILE

Have a great weekend! #WassKindness #WassTeammates

Matt Jansen - Principal - Wass Elementary

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