Weekly Newsletter – March 2, 2017

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

No School/Parent Teacher Conferences: TOMORROW

There will be Washington Global Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday, March 3rd from 8:30am-4:00pm. This will be the opportunity to sit down with your student’s teachers and learn about your child’s 3rd Quarter 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, March 3rd (8:30am-4:00pm)

Black History Month Showcase!

On Tuesday, students participated in a showcase celebrating Black History Month. There were poetry readings and student-written raps, as well as visual and dance presentations. All the students did a masterful job of bringing Black History Month to life. Thank you to all the parents and families who came out to support the students’ hard work and creativity!

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.

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, Mar. 6th BEAD, Theater, GW Tutoring
Tuesday, Mar 7th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Tech/Coding Club, ELA/Math Tutoring
Wednesday, Mar. 8th GW Tutoring, Orchestra
Thursday, Mar. 9th GW Tutoring, ELA/Math Tutoring
Friday, Mar. 10th HW Help

School-Wide Fundraisers: Double Good Popcorn and Dress Down Days!

This week we launched the first of two, school-wide fundraisers aimed at raising
money for end-of-the-year student activities:

Popcorn sales from Double Good Popcorn (formally Popcorn Palace) will start on
Tuesday and run through March 24, 2017. Monies and order forms must be turned in
no later than close of business on March 24th. Payments can be made in the form of
cash and money orders. Today, students went home with Double Down brochures.

For the next three weeks, starting on Monday (3/6), “Dress Down” passes will be on
sale in the front office for $2. Students can purchase the passes Monday through
Wednesday to dress down on the Thursday of each week. The first dress down day
will be on Thursday, March 9th. Please do not allow your child to dress down without
buying a pass, as this will be considered a uniform violation.

They Grow Up So Fast: 8th Grade Baby Pictures

8th Grade Families: Help improve our yearbook by celebrating the progress of your
child from diaper to diploma! Please email one baby or young toddler picture of
your 8th grade student to Ms. Gray at lgray@washingtonglobal.org. Thank you!

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 – 6.1 Social Studies:
Africa – A Diverse Continent

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 in 6th Grade Social Studies, students are studying Africa’s landforms and
water systems, as well as the climate and vegetation of its distinct regions. Students
are beginning to explore the continent’s diversity, from its deserts to the rainforests, savannas, plateaus, and mountains. Students are also learning about the distribution of Africa’s population and how to locate many of its 54 countries on a map!

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