Weekly Newsletter – June 1, 2017

4th Quarter
IMYC Themes: Collaboration(6th), Courage (7th), Development (8th)

TONIGHT: 7th Grade Parents: High School Information Night

Attention all 7th graders and parents! We will be hosting a high school information tonight (Thursday, June 1st) at 5:30 pm. We will share information about options for high school which include private, charter, and application only schools. Many of these schools have entrance exams which your child may want to begin preparing for over the summer! Please contact sleahey@washingtonglobal.org with any questions!

Half Day Tomorrow

As a reminder, tomorrow, Friday, June 2nd, will be a half day for ALL students. Any 8th graders planning to attend the 8th Grade Prom must leave the school at the normal dismissal time. There will be no after school activities tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend!

8th Grade Prom: Tomorrow (Friday, June 2nd

The time has finally arrived for Washington Global’s First Annual 8th Grade Prom! The dance will be held on Friday, June 2nd from 6:00-8:00 pm at the school. Students should be in semi-formal attire to enjoy food, music, and dancing. The event is free for all 8th grade students. Students may not bring any outside individuals to the dance. They may bring only dates who attend Washington Global. If you would like to help in any way with prep, chaperoning, or food, please contact Ms. Thomas (mthomas@washingtonglobal.org). We look forward to seeing our 8th graders there! Reminder: June 2nd will also be a half day for students in ALL grades to allow setup time for the evening’s festivities.

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, June 5th BEAD, GW Tutoring
Tuesday, June 6th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Theater, Tech/Coding
Wednesday, June 7th GW Tutoring, Orchestra, Arts & Crafts Club
Thursday, June 8th GW Tutoring, Explorers Club, Co-Ed Soccer
Friday, June 9th GW Tutoring

End of Year Dates

Please see below for important upcoming dates at Washington Global:
Friday, June 2: 8th Grade Prom (Half Day for ALL Students)
Tuesday, June 13: 8th Grade Graduation (Half Day for ALL Students)
Friday, June 16: Last Day of School (Half Day for Students)

Serve Your City Summer Program

Looking for something to do this summer? Washington Global is proud to partner with Serve Your City, a local non-profit organization that runs a variety of academic, community engagement, and athletic programs for DC youths. To learn more and/or receive an application for Serve Your City’s Summer Program, please contact Ms. Gray or

UPDATE: 8th Graduation: Tuesday, June 13th

A letter with more information about the venue, tickets, and more, was sent out last month. An updated letter will be sent out shortly.


Graduation tickets can be either picked up, or sent home with students starting Monday, June 5th. Tickets must be signed for by the parent or the parent can give permission for the student to pick them up. Only 2 tickets per student will be distributed. No tickets will be replaced if lost or stolen.

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 ASAP. Students are required to wear a cap and gown at graduation.


On Thursday, June 1st, Washington Global will take pictures of students in their gaps and gowns. Students should still come to school in their regular uniforms.

Service Learning: Mary’s Meals

It is important to give back! In addition to some local service learning projects, Washington Global students are researching and raising money for an organization called Mary’s Meals. They have set a goal of raising $550 for this project. In addition to some local service learning projects, our students are also researching and raising money for a group called Mary’s Meals. They have set a goal of raising $550 for this project. I am attaching a link that we can all share via social media or with friends and family to help the students reach their goal. We are only running the project for the next two weeks so please share now!

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