Weekly Newsletter – March 24, 2017


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

Half Day Next Friday (3/31)

Next Friday, March 31st is the final day of the 3rd Quarter, and will be a half day to accommodate grading and teacher development. Students will dismiss at 12:00pm on this day. Please ensure your student has turned in all work before 3/31.

8th Graduation: What You Need to Know

Graduation Day will be Tuesday, June 13th! Please see below for important information to help your child prepare for the big day:

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 31st. Additional information about the promotional exercise will be available soon.

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!

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. 27th BEAD, GW Tutoring
Tuesday, Mar 28th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Theater, Tech/Coding Club, Ms. DeNeal/Ms. Brown HW Help
Wednesday, Mar. 29th GW Tutoring, Orchestra, Arts & Crafts Club
Thursday, Mar. 30th GW Tutoring, Ms. DeNeal/Ms. Brown HW Help, Explorers Club, Co-Ed Soccer (NEW!!)
Friday, Mar. 31st HALF DAY – NO AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

2nd Annual Washington Global Family Fun Night!

On Wednesday, April 12th from 3:00-6:30pm, Washington Global Student Government will be hosting its 2nd Annual Family Fun Night. Last year we had a lot of success thanks to the generosity of families and staff, and we’re hoping to replicate that success this year. We are asking parents to please donate a dish and/or money to help contribute to the evening, and to end of the year activities. The money raised will go towards the end-of-year trip, a school dance, our service learning project, and more!

Please be on the lookout for a Family Fun Night flyer with an attached donation request slip. For more information or to get involved, please reach out to Ms. Jeter at 202-210-7525 or at jjeter@washingtonglobal.org. We hope to see you on April 12th!

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing at Washington Global will begin on May 1st. All students are required to take PARCC math and ELA tests. More information will be sent home in a future letter but if you have any immediate questions please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Leahey at sleahey@washingtonglobal.org.

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 – 8.2 Spanish:
Me Gusta (I Like) Argentina

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!

Students in 8.2 Spanish with Ms. Deausen continued to discuss Argentina this week. They learned about the verb “gustar,” practiced conjugation, and even had the chance to learn some Argentine tango moves! Students then began work on a video project to support what they’re learning. Ms. Deausen sent home a video release form on Wednesday to open up the possibility of a cultural video exchange with a class in Spain. Please ensure you sign and return the form. Gracias!

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