Weekly Newsletter – February 13, 2017

3rd Quarter
IMYC Themes: Collaboration(6th), Courage (7th), Development (8th)

Upcoming “No School” Dates

Please be advised that there will be no school on Friday,February 17th, due to Teacher Professional Development. In honor of Presidents’ Day, there will be no school on Monday, February 20th. We will return to regular classes on Tuesday, February 21st.

Family Night This Week!

Mark your calendars! There will be Health and Wellness Family Night on Thursday, February 16th from 5:00-6:00pm. Come join us for healthy food, Zumba, arts & crafts, games, and more!

Black History Month Showcase (February 28th)

Black History Month is upon us. Starting next week, all students will begin creating works (poems, dances, speeches, etc.) that celebrate the contributions of important African-Americans. Students will have the opportunity to display or perform these works at Washington Global’s Black History Month Showcase.

February Math Tutoring with Ms. Brown:

Ms. Brown will be offering math tutoring and math homework help for all grades after school until 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February. She will be reviewing operations with integers and fractions, as well as decimals and scientific notation. For specifics and questions, please reach out to Ms. Brown at: dbrown@washingtonglobal.org

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, Feb 13th -­BEAD (Entrepreneur Program for Girls), GW Tutoring, Theater, Basketball
Tuesday, Feb 14th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, SGA, Basketball, Swimming
Wednesday, Feb 15th Basketball, GW Tutoring, Orchestra
Thursday, Feb 16th GW Tutoring, Orchestra, SGA, Basketball, Swimming
Friday, Feb 17th NO SCHOOL

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.

Graduation: Caps and Gowns!

Caps and gowns for the 8th grade promotional exercise are now on sale. The cost is $32 per student and funds are due no later than March 24th. Additional information about the promotional exercise will be available soon.

PowerSchool Access – See your grades!

The 3rd Quarter is now under way! 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. If you did not receive yours, please email, Sarah Leahey: sleahey@washingtonglobal.org or Paul Lombardi: plombardi@washingtonglobal.org

Featured Class – 7.2 Science:
Cell Division and Oreos

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!

7th Graders finished up Science Fair presentations on Monday and began reviewing information about cell division (mitosis) and DNA replication. Students created their own cells with Oreos and sprinkles, helping bring science to life. If only those Oreos could replicate themselves! Students also had lab activities and a quiz in the middle of the week to put what they learned to the test.

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