Weekly Newsletter – May 18, 2017


4th 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, 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)

End of Year Dates

Please see below for important upcoming dates at Washington Global:
Friday, May 19: Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day (No School)
Tuesday, June 13: 8th Grade Graduation
Friday, June 16th: Last Day of School (Half Day for Students)

7th Grade Parents: High School Information Night (June 1st)

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!

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 22nd BEAD, GW Tutoring, GeoPlunge Club
Tuesday, May 23rd Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Theater, Tech/Coding Club
Wednesday, May 24th GW Tutoring, Orchestra, Arts & Crafts Club
Thursday, May 25th GW Tutoring, Explorers Club, Co-Ed Soccer
Friday, May 26th GW Tutoring

Congratulations to the Graduating 8th Grade Class!

Washington Global wishes a hardy congratulations to all 8th graders who have enrolled in high schools for next year. You represent the first group of graduating Washington Global students proudly! This week, we would like to highlight those students accepted into some of the top Tier 1 charter schools, area private schools, or application-based public schools in the city. Great job!

School Students Accepted
Archbishop Carrol High School Jasmin P
Banneker High School Amaya F, Anyreach C.
DeMatha Catholic High School Jalen B.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts Aaliyah M.
McKinley Technology High School Asiya F, BJ B, Mark G.
Thurgood Marshall Academy Alice D, Amber C, Danielle W, Jayden J, Jeremiah J, Nura A, Taije C, Yakira J.

Reminder: Peanut-Free School

As a reminder, Washington Global is a peanut-free school. All products containing peanuts will be discarded to ensure the safety of our students and staff. If you have any questions, please refer to the Family Handbook or reach out to the main office. Thank you!

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.

Tickets:

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.

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