Weekly Newsletter – April 7, 2017


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

Spring Break Dates (April 17-21)

The school will be closed for Spring Break, Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21. The Friday before (4/14), and the Monday after (4/24), will be regular school days.

2nd Annual Washington Global Family Fun Night!

On Wednesday, April 12th from 3:00-6:00pm, Washington Global Student Government will be hosting its 2nd Annual Family Fun Night. Join us for a community potluck dinner, arts and crafts, dancing, music, games, and more!

A Family Fun Night flyer was sent home last week with an attached donation request slip. For more information or if you didn’t receive the flyer, please reach out to Ms. Jeter at 202-210-7525 or at jjeter@washingtonglobal.org.

Popcorn Fundraiser – Popcorn is here soon…

Thank you to all those who participated in the Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser. The popcorn will be here after school on Tuesday, April 11th. It must be picked up in the main office. Thank you again to all those who contributed to this great fundraiser!

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, Apr. 10th BEAD, GW Tutoring, GeoPlunge Club
Tuesday, Apr. 11th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Theater, Tech/Coding Club, Ms. DeNeal/Ms. Brown HW Help
Wednesday, Apr. 12th GW Tutoring, Orchestra, Arts & Crafts Club
Thursday, Apr. 13th GW Tutoring, Ms. DeNeal/Ms. Brown HW Help, Explorers Club, Co-Ed Soccer
Friday, Apr. 14th GW Tutoring

Report Cards Sent Home Today

Students received their 3rd Quarter report cards at school today (Friday 4/7). Reports cards will also be sent home through the mail in the near future. If you need an additional copy printed, please reach out to Ms. Leahey (sleahey@washingtonglobal.org) or Mr. Lombardi (plombardi@washingtonglobal.org)

Washington Global Student Selected for National Youth Forum

Washington Global 8th Grader and School President, Nura Awad, has been accepted into the highly-regarded National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine (NYLF: Medicine). Nura was picked for her “academic excellence, leadership potential, and interest in a career in medicine.” She will have the opportunity to travel to New York or San Francisco to visit a state-of-the-art medical simulation center, where she’ll learn from medical experts and surgeons. She’ll also participate in an emergency medical training workshop, meet with students in a local medical school, and visit local sites and landmarks. Congratulations, Nura!

End of Year Testing Dates

PARCC testing at Washington Global will begin on May 1st. All students are required to take PARCC math and ELA tests. Please see below for the testing schedule. More information was sent home in a letter today. If you did not receive it, please reach out to Mrs. Leahey at sleahey@washingtonglobal.org.

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

8th Graduation: What You Need to Know

Graduation Day will be Tuesday, June 13th! A letter with more information about the venue, tickets, and more, will go home next week

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 April 5th. Students are required to wear a cap and gown at graduation.

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!

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