Weekly Newsletter – May 12, 2017

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

Final Week of PARCC Testing!

Thank you for your continued support during PARCC testing. ELA testing has been completed and now it’s time for all students to tackle PARCC math next week. Please encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep and some breakfast! Please also be sure that they are ON TIME to school. If you have any testing related questions, please reach out to Mrs. Leahey at sleahey@washingtonglobal.org. The testing schedule for all students is listed below:

Test 6th 7th 8th
ELA PARCC May 1st – 4th May 8th – 10th May 8th – 10th
Math PARCC May 15th – 17th May 15th – 17th May 15th – 17th
DC Science Assessment N/A N/A May 31st

No School/Parent Teacher Conferences: Friday, May 19th

There will be Washington Global Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday, May 19th from 8:30am-4:00pm. This will be the opportunity to sit down with your student’s teachers and learn about your child’s 4th 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, May 19th (8:30am-4:00pm)

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, May 15th BEAD, GW Tutoring, GeoPlunge Club
Tuesday, May 16th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Theater, Tech/Coding Club, Ms. DeNeal/Ms. Brown HW Help
Wednesday, May 17th GW Tutoring, Orchestra, Arts & Crafts Club
Thursday, May 18th Half Day – No After School Activities
Friday, May 19th No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Next Week: Half Day and Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please see below for important upcoming dates at Washington Global:
Thursday, May 18: Half Day for Students (12:00pm Dismissal)
Friday, May 19: Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day (No School)

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.

Metro – SAFE TRACK Update!

The next phase of Metro’s Safetrack will begin in May. Unfortunately, this phase may impact many of our students. Please read the note from WMATA below and begin to make alternate plans to get to school if you are affected by these closures:

May 14: WMATA SafeTrack Surge 15: Orange Line closure from Stadium-Armory to New Carrollton Station

Starting May 14, the Orange Line Metrorail service will not operate between Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton stations. As a result, the Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood stations are closed and will not have eastbound trains from Stadium-Armory. Please be aware of how this shutdown may impact your students’ commutes to school. Limited shuttle bus service will be provided between Stadium Armory and the Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood Stations.

7th Grade Parents: High School Information Night!

Attention all 7th graders and parents! We will be hosting a high school information night on 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!

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