Weekly Newsletter – October 7th

No School Monday 10/10

Greetings from Washington Global! Please be advised that there will be no school on Monday, October 10th, due to the Columbus Day Holiday. We will return to our regular schedule on Tuesday, October 11th. Have a great weekend!

Parent Breakfast: Thursday, 10/14

Please just us for a Parent Breakfast. The event will take place at the school (525 School St. SW) on Thursday, October 14th from 8:30-9:15am. We hope to see you there!

After School Activities

Sign up for After School Activities and Clubs. Students who want to participate in these activities must fill out a permission form. Please call the front office (202-796-2415) for more information or to enroll. A list of current clubs is listed below:

Day Activities offered
Monday, Oct 10th No School
Tuesday, Oct 11th Orchestra, Flag Football, Girls on the Run, GW Tutoring (Chinese)
Wednesday, Oct 12th Aftercare and HW Help, Flag Football, GW Tutoring
Thursday, Oct 13th Rowing, Orchestra, Girls on the Run, Flag Football, SGA, Cheerleading, GW Tutoring (Chinese)
Friday, Oct 14th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Tennis (Students must get to Eastern High School on their own)

Featured Class – 6.1 Science: Oreos and the Moon

Each week, Washington Global will highlight one class, or cohort. The goal is to give you (families) the opportunity to see a snapshot of what is going on at Washington Global. We encourage you to talk to your child about what they’re learning!

6.1 had a great week in Ms. Thomas’ Science Class. The students discussed the phases of the moon and learned why the moon looks different throughout the month. Next week students will complete a lab using Oreo’s, showcasing their dramatic talents to show why we have moon phases, tides, and eclipses!

Washington Global students and their families are invited to attend:

Stead Park Sports and Community Day
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Stead Park
1625 P Street, NW (Between 16th and 17th Streets)
Washington, DC 20036

The event features sports clinics facilitated by The First Tee (golf), Washington Warriors DC Youth Rugby, Winners Lacrosse, and the Washington National’s Youth Baseball Academy. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be served.

DC One Cards – Advisory for Students

Some students do not yet have their DC One Card. Please make sure to assist your students in obtaining their DC One Cards to take advantage of the Kids Ride Free program. DDOT has learned that the Metro fare system is responding slower than expected in delivering Kids Ride Free Passes as school starts this year. Due to this issue, the pass may not activate when students first tap their DC One Cards in the system. Metro suggest students continue to tap their DC One Cards on the fare gates or fare box to activate their pass as they travel to and from school. During this process, bus operators and stations managers are required to allow students to ride for free if students’ passes are not functioning on their DC One Cards.

If you would like to ensure the pass is successfully loaded, take the following steps:

  • Tap your DC One Card on a fare vending machine found in any Metrorail station. If there is a negative balance, bring it up to $0.
  • After several hours, or the next day, tap your DC One Card again on a fare vending machine at the same Metrorail station to activate your pass.
  • Check with the station manager to see if the pass has been successfully loaded or log-in to your account at dconecard.dc.gov to check the status of your KRF-Pass.

This activity can be done on the weekends to ensure the pass is ready to use for school. Contact school.transit@dc.gov or (202)-673-1740 with questions.

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