Weekly Newsletter – March 30, 2017


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

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 great deal 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!

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.

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

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. 3rd BEAD, GW Tutoring, GeoPlunge Club (NEW!)
Tuesday, Apr. 4th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Theater, Tech/Coding Club, Ms. DeNeal/Ms. Brown HW Help
Wednesday, Apr. 5th GW Tutoring, Orchestra, Arts & Crafts Club
Thursday, Apr. 6th GW Tutoring, Ms. DeNeal/Ms. Brown HW Help, Explorers Club, Co-Ed Soccer
Friday, Apr. 7th GW Tutoring

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!

Financial Literacy Program

The past two weeks, students in 7th and 8th have had the opportunity to participate in a financial literacy program here at Washington Global. We teamed up with 100 Black Men mentoring organization and Wells Fargo Bank to provide students with an introduction to budgeting, personal finance, and credit management. Students learned about balancing income with expenses, and also how to responsibly pay back credit card expenses. Ask your child what they learned!

Featured Class 7.4 Social Studies:
he Greeks and the Romans

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 Mr. Thistle’s 7.4 Social Studies class continued their journey across the ancient world. This week marks their transition from the Ancient Chinese Civilization to the Greek and Roman Civilizations. The students traveled westward along the Silk Road, learning about the trading route and some of the important cultural developments that it fostered. The students spent time discussing Alexander the Great; specifically, his impact in creating this trade route and his legacy not only in Greece, but across the rest of the ancient world.

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