THE WOLF'S HOWL June 2, 2017


The Wass Family Picnic is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight. I hope you can join us. The weather is cooperating with us and we have a beautiful evening to enjoy. All students must be accompanied by a parent. Tonight’s program is for Wass students and families only (older siblings are welcome to attend). If you by chance see any older students that are not at Wass anymore, feel free to inform them that this is a Wass only event.


The students had an amazing time at Field Day yesterday. We were blessed with perfect weather for our Wolf Pack. The games and activities were a lot of fun. I would like to thank all of the volunteers that gave their time and energy to help Mr. Cavataio run such a positive program. Our purpose for the event is to promote participation, teamwork, and encourage others through fun physical exercise. Our students truly represented the Wass Wolves’ Way during Field Day.


I'm proud to announce that Wass Elementary has been certified as a "Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship" for the second year in a row. In our application, we share the policies, programs, and strategies to address the behavioral and social issues to assist students with online safety. To help students harness technology for learning, all schools, particularly those integrating technology into the classroom, should be working to help students learn how to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly with technology. Wass is an example of providing a safe learning environment throughout our school and online.


It is time for our annual Wass PTO online auction. The online auction will be open through Thursday, June 8th at 10 PM. Winners must pay for their prize with either cash or check (payable to the Wass PTO) by Monday, June 12th. Payments can be submitted to the Wass Office.

Mr. Cavataio has generously donated his time for us to have 2 Physical Education Teacher of the Day winners and a he's offering a new prize of Game Day with Mr. C. We also have all the amazing prizes we've offered in prior years like, Principal of the Day, our reserved parking spot and front row seats to several Wass events. Let the bidding begin!


Support your child as the end of the school year approaches

By May, some kids act like summer vacation has already started. They “forget” their homework. They stop giving their best effort and start avoiding anything that seems difficult or challenging.

But the school year isn’t over yet. Kids need to stay focused on learning until the last day of school. Here’s how to help your child:

  • Review old homework papers, quizzes and tests. Use them to talk with your child about how much she has learned this year. Having these papers close at hand will also be useful as she studies for end-of-year tests!
  • Shape year-end learning around your child’s interests. If she has one more book report due, suggest she choose a book on a topic she loves. If she has a social studies project, she should focus on something she is interested in learning about.
  • Help your child manage her end-of-year projects. Long-range assignments can be overwhelming. So, in addition to helping your child break a big project down into smaller steps, encourage her to apply this rule of thumb: Move the deadline for finishing any big project earlier by two days. If a report is due on Wednesday, your child should plan to get it finished by Monday. That way, she’ll have a cushion if (OK, when) something comes up!

Reprinted with permission from the May 2017 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2017 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc. Source: D. Goldberg, The Organized Student, Fireside Books.


Mr. Matt Jansen - Principal - Wass Elementary School

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