Weekly Newsletter – May 5, 2017


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

Have a Great Spring Break!

Good work students… you made it! The school will be closed for Spring Break, Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21. We will return for school on Monday, April 24. Washington Global wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable vacation!

8th Grade: High School Enrollment Deadline (5/1)

The deadline to enroll in your match high school is Monday, May 1! Please contact your match school for more information to ensure your child’s spot is saved. Enrolling does not remove your 8th grader from waitlists at other schools, so please enroll at your earliest convenience!

PARCC Testing Continues

Our 6th grade students kicked off PARCC testing this week, and now it’s time for 7th and 8th graders to show what they’ve learned. Next week, 7th and 8th graders will take the ELA PARCC tests. 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

Summer Camp Opportunity at Washington Global

Calling all rising 7th and 8th graders! Are you looking for something to do this summer? If so, Capital Experience Lab (CapXLab) might be for you! At CapXLab, students have the opportunity to choose from one of two focus areas, and then learn and explore the topic with experts from the Newseum or the National Museum of American History. CapXLab will be hosted at Washington Global from July 10-21, from 8:30am-3:30pm daily. For more information and to register, visit www.capxlab.org. Hurry, spots are filling up quickly!

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 8th BEAD, GW Tutoring, GeoPlunge Club
Tuesday, May 9th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Theater, Tech/Coding Club, Ms. DeNeal/Ms. Brown HW Help
Wednesday, May 10th GW Tutoring, Orchestra, Arts & Crafts Club
Thursday, May 11th GW Tutoring, Ms. DeNeal/Ms. Brown HW Help, Explorers Club, Co-Ed Soccer
Friday, May 12th 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, was sent out a few weeks ago.

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.

Construction Update

Washington Global is growing! The school will begin preparing for construction in the next few weeks, with construction starting in June. Work will not interfere with student safety or learning. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

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.

Important May Dates

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)

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