Weekly Newsletter – January 6th

Washington Global Parent/Teacher Conferences: Friday, January 13th

There will be Washington Global Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday, January 13th from 8:30am-4:00pm. This will be the opportunity to sit down with your student’s teachers and learn about your child’s progress. There will be no school for students on this day. Parents need to call the front office (202-796-2415) to schedule an appointment. The first appointment will be at 8:30am and the last at 3:45pm.
Where: Washington Global (525 School St. SW)
When: Friday, January 13th (8:30am-4:00pm)

High School Selection (8th Grade)

Most students/parents have now successfully created a MySchoolDC account. Over the next week, students and parents should be researching schools to determine top choices and best fit for students. Students are also meeting with staff who’ll help make some school recommendations. If you have questions or would like support with this process, please e-mail sleahey@washingtonglobal.org. Don’t forget that the order of schools in your list matters and that you can log in anytime to make changes to the application!

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, Jan. 9th Yearbook, SGA, HW Help, Basketball
Tuesday, Jan. 10th Orchestra, HW Help, Basketball
Wednesday, Jan. 11th HW Help, Basketball
Thursday, Jan. 12t Orchestra, HW Help, Cheerleading, SGA, Basketball
Friday, Jan. 13th -NO SCHOOL- Parent/Teacher Conferences-

Haiku Learning Website – What’s tonight’s HW?

This website provides homework reminders, important due dates, and other information about what is occurring in your student’s classes. To create an account, complete the following steps:
1. Go to the website: https://www.myhaikuclass.com/wgpcs/wgpcs/signup
2. When prompted enter the code: DRJWS.
3. You will then be asked to identify whether you are a student or parent and will create an account by selecting “register” at the bottom of the screen.

PowerSchool Access – See your grades!

The last progress reports of the 2nd Quarter were sent home today. As a reminder, you can always check the most up to date progress on PowerSchool. Handouts were sent home providing parent login information to access student grades earlier in the quarter. If you did not receive yours, please email, Sarah Leahey: sleahey@washingtonglobal.org

Coming Soon: After School Drama Program!

A new after school activity is coming to Washington Global! Starting in late January, we will be offering a drama program to interested students on Mondays after school. Please stay tuned for more details!

Featured Class – 7.2 ELA: “Write” back to School

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!

This week, students in cohort 7.2 began learning the skills to build introductory paragraphs, including writing solid topic sentences and incorporating strong transition words. Students are diving into writing more in preparation for PARCC and their Quarter 2 final projects. The poster aspect of the final project is due January 9th and a final paper will be handed in on January 17th. Let’s get writing!

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