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“I hate the idea that when it comes to books and learning, hard is often seen as the opposite of fun. It’s strange to me that we should be so quick to give up on a book or a math problem when we are so willing to grapple, for centuries if necessary with a single level of Angry Birds.”
Isn’t this a great quote?! Our word for Quarter 2 is GRIT. Grit is the winning combination of persistence, perseverance, resilience, optimism, confidence and creativity that help students continue to work through difficult learning. Students show grit in their classrooms when they believe in themselves and stick with learning –even when it gets hard- to achieve their goals in the classroom and beyond.
We will be recognizing students this quarter with GRIT tickets. We hope you will join in the conversation at home! Check this popular TED talk on grit and why it is important in school and life! | Click here.
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When you come into Wascher's cafeteria you will notice we are decorated with college pennants! At Wascher we want every door to the future to be open for our students. As their first school experience, we have incredible power to plant the seed of future college and career preparation journeys! In our school district only 22% of our students’ parents have a college degree. We want to show students where their teachers and other staff members attended college to inspire them to follow in our footsteps and beyond! | Newsregister article
The PTA has a new way of bringing money to Wascher, through eScrip and all it requires is that you register your Safeway Club card with Wascher School. Here are the steps:
- Go to www.escrip.com
- Click on the “sign-up” link
- Follow the instructions to register your grocery card
Every time you shop at Safeway it puts a portion of what you spend in a Wascher account, with the potential of $150 per customer going back to the school. Spread the word with spouses, grandparents, neighbors and friends!
We now have school shirts available to purchase in our front office. The forms are on top of the display case. They are child sizes S-XL and are $9.00 for T-shirts and $22.00 for sweatshirts. This is a great way to show your Wildcat spirit and help raise money for our PTA events!
We have a new P.T.A. board this year, and they are getting started early. Katie Cox is our new president, Chad Riddle is our vice president, Becky Denham is our treasurer, and we are looking to fill our remaining positions. The board met this summer along to plan some exciting activities for the upcoming year. We strongly encourage you to checkout the new Wascher P.T.A. website Please contact Katie Cox or Mrs. Ferrua if you are interested in helping.
Joesphine Wascher Documentary Video by Andrew Murga