The Wellwood Globe

Wellwood International October 2019

From the Principal's Desk

Greetings!

Fall has arrived and we have completed our first full month of school. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for using our car-pool area in the mornings and afternoons to keep our students safe. This is an opportunity to remind everyone that cars are not allowed in the bus loop upon arrival or during dismissal. Also, we ask the children to cross the street only with the help of the crossing guard. Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance to us.


We are so fortunate to have such a caring, supportive community. We appreciate your efforts as we work together for all “our” children. Thank you for the important role you play in our Community of Learners!


Happy Autumn!

Mrs. O’Neill, Principal

Important Dates to Remember


  • October 16th Waste Free Wednesday
  • October 18th MSTA Convention- No School for Students
  • October 21st - 25th Bullying Prevention Week
  • October 22nd Fall Picture Day at Wellwood
  • October 22nd Rita's Night @ Quarry Lake from 4:00- 9:00 PM
  • October 29th Pumpkin Run
  • November 8th End of Marking Period- Wellwood dismisses at 12:50 PM
  • November 18- 22 American Education Week
  • November 21st Fall Picture Day Make Up
  • November 22nd Elementary Conference Day- School Closed for Students

Pumpkin Run

This year, our annual Pumpkin Run will be held on Wednesday October 29th on the back fields. The primary grades will run between 1:00-2:00 with the intermediate grades running between 2:15-3:15. In case of inclement weather, the raindate is Thursday October 30th. Please stop by the office to sign in if you are interested in joining us!

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Green School

Wellwood’s Green School committee is collecting empty/used ink cartridges and Coke product codes. The first picture below shows some examples of what is being collected.


Wellwood will be hosting a "Waste Free Wednesday" on October 16th. Please see the middle picture below to find out more information.


Wellwood is also collecting used or damaged sneakers or tennis shoes. These will be recycled through a shoe recycling program. We are also collecting plastic bags. Please see the document below.

Kindness Matters


Bullying Prevention Week

October 21st - October 25th


Please join us in doing our part to support Bullying Prevention Week at Wellwood by having your child wear the selected colors each day of the week!

On Monday, please wear blue to represent civility. Wellwood students will have the opportunity, during their classroom community meetings, to share ways they can treat each other with civility in the classroom, school, and community.

The color of the day for Tuesday will be green to represent equity. Students will be encouraged to sit with someone they do not normally sit with at lunch and create new friendships.

Wednesday will be “Random Words of Kindness Day." We will wear orange to represent unity. The staff and students at Wellwood will have the opportunity to express words of kindness in designated locations in the school.

On Thursday, the students and staff will dress in red to represent respect. Students will be encouraged to share things about which they are proud (accomplishments, heritage, etc.) during their classroom community meetings.

The color of the day for Friday will be purple representing positivity. As staff and students reflect on the week, they are encouraged to post positive words, statements, and pictures of their support for Wellwood on social media using the hashtag #BCPSbekind.

Rita's Night @ Quarry Lake

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 4-9pm

2550 Quarry Lake Drive

Baltimore, MD

Wellwood staff members will be at Rita's serving delicious treats! We hope to see you there!

Homework Helpers

ATTENTION STUDENTS!


The new season of Math Homework Helpers began Wednesday, October 2nd. Get ready to join the fun, call in – 410-494-1459, and win a prize!

Math Homework Helpers is a BCPS *LIVE* call in show, hosted by two math teachers and a crazy, fun-loving puppet to help our BCPS friends with math homework. Students are encouraged to watch Math Homework Helpers live every Wednesday, then call in! The call in number for the show is 410-494-1459. **Prizes are awarded to ALL callers**

Why should I watch? Because it’s so much fun, AND you finish your math homework, AND you win a prize!

What Day? Every Wednesday

What Time? 4:30 – 5:30 pm

How do I Watch? Comcast 73 and Verizon 34

How do I win a prize? Call in, 410-494-1459 during the show

When will I get my prize? If you call in, your prize will be mailed to your school


This LIVE call in show has been airing and helping the students of BCPS with their math homework, for over two decades.

Special Education Information

ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A SPECIAL BOOK OR RESOURCE?


If you have been looking for a special book or resource please check out the Special Education
Resource Center’s Special Lending Library. You can access it 24/7 from any internet-enabled
computer. All Baltimore County residents, parents, school employees and college students are
welcomed to use the Lending Library. Visit us during library hours, call to make arrangements to
have materials sent through inter-office mail to your child’s school, or read any of the ebooks NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE! The Lending Library is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. when school is in session. To find what you are looking for you can call 410-887-5443 or browse and read our collection online through the Destiny Library Catalog app in digital content on BCPS One or at ttp://destiny.bcps.org, “Special Collections”.

Aviva Goldman, special education liaison to the Wellwood PTA

718-877-2758 call or text; aviva.goldman@gmail.com

NORTHWEST AREA EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 7pm

124 South Tollgate Road

Owings Mills, MD

Northwest Area residents are invited to our public hearing to present testimony on capital budget requests such as building renovations, equipment purchases/repairs and operating budget requests such as books, staff, and technology that they want included in the BCPS FY 2021 Operating and FY 2022 Capital Budgets. Each person will be given three minutes to present testimony. Anyone who wants to testify must sign-up beginning at 6:30 pm.


For additional information contact Clifford Collins, Chair Northwest Area Education Advisory Council at collinsc314@gmail.com

Classroom Visits

Classroom visits and conferences by parents and other authorized individuals are encouraged. Such visits should be arranged through the principal’s office or with the classroom teacher prior to coming to the school. If a parent wishes to visit a classroom during the instructional day, they must contact Mrs. O’Neill, Principal, or Mr. Paradis, Assistant Principal, to schedule a mutually agreed upon time to observe their child’s classroom or prearrange the visit with the classroom teacher. An administrator may accompany the parent during the classroom visit. Please be mindful that visits cannot interfere with the instructional program. The principal reserves the right to limit or schedule the visit in such a way to diminish or avoid disruption to the normal operation of the school.

I S YOUR CHILD A PICKY EATER? LEARN WHAT IS TYPICAL AND WHEN YOU SHOULD SEEK HELP

Thursday, Oct. 24th, 10am-12pm

8401 Leefield Road

Parkville, MD

Staff in the Office of Special Education will offer a two-hour workshop to all BCPS parents and employees. The presenters are Sean Logie, Ph.D., and Emily Hecht, MS, OTR/L, from Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Attendees will learn about typical development of feeding skills in infants and children, get tips and strategies to improve each child’s nutrition, and get answers to pressing questions regarding picky eaters.


This workshop will be offered at White Oak School Main Training Lab.


Interested participants must register by calling the Special Education Resource Center at 410-887-5443 or sending an e-mail to Special Education Resource Center.


Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Ellen Galvez, Parent Liaison 410-887-5443

Volunteer Information

Each year all volunteers must complete the volunteer application and participate in an online orientation/training session. In order to complete the training please complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the BCPS website: https://www.bcps.org/

  2. Click on the tab labeled “Community”

  3. Select “Volunteer with BCPS”

  4. Please follow the volunteer instructions.

Once you have completed the training, please print out the “Certificate of Completion” and “Volunteer Application” and bring it to Wellwood. Please be aware that anyone interested in volunteering as a chaperone for a field trip, must complete the training at least two days prior to the date of the trip. If you are not able to complete the volunteer training at home, please contact Mrs. Delis at 410-887-1212 to set up an alternative time. Thank you!

About Us


Our Mission


Wellwood International strives to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring students in an engaging, rigorous and multi-cultural environment to instill inter-cultural understanding and respect.


Our Vision


Empowering inquiring minds to change the world.



Principal
Mrs. Jodi O'Neill

Assistant Principal Mr. Paradis


Other Important Numbers:

Office:410-887-1212

School FAX: 410-887-1213

Guidance: 410-887-1212

Nurse:410-602-0642