Volume IV, Issue 2, September 12, 2023
HELP SECURE FUNDING FOR WANGENHEIM
This year’s LCFF form was originally sent out at the end of last school year. If you completed the LCFF in May or June of 2023, then you do not need to complete a new form.
Looking for opportunities to help your child’s school? There is no easier way than by completing the LCFF questionnaire.
This two-question form takes only minutes to complete, but has a significant impact on the amount of state funding for your school and could increase opportunities for your own child.
The LCFF questionnaire determines state funding for programs and services that benefit all students, such as grant opportunities, support staff, mental health resources, and materials. Based on responses, students and their families may also qualify for reduced fees for home internet, utilities, school photos, Advanced Placement and college placement exams, and before or after school childcare.
If you have not yet completed the LCFF questionnaire, please either sign in to the Parent Portal in PowerSchool or respond to a district email from SurveyMonkey that will be sent to parents who have not yet responded. Please contact your school’s office staff if you need assistance with the process.
STAY CONNECTED WITH OPT-IN TEXT MESSAGING
San Diego Unified School District uses multiple methods of sharing important information with families throughout the school year. Make sure you don’t miss any messages by keeping your contact information updated with your school and opting in to texting.
Once the school year begins, check the PowerSchool Parent Portal to ensure your current cell phone number is on file and then text the word “YES” to 67587 to opt in to receiving text messages from San Diego Unified.
More information on the PowerSchool Parent Portal can be found here. Please note that the Parent Portal cannot be accessed until the start of the school year. More information on SchoolMessenger – the system used to send emails, phone calls and text messages to families – can be found here.
STATEWIDE TESTING NOTIFICATION
Your child may be taking one or more of the following California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), English Language Proﬁciency Assessments for California (ELPAC), and Physical Fitness Test assessments. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents/guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments. This exemption does not exist for the ELPAC or Physical Fitness Test.
ORDER YOUR 2023-24 YEARBOOK
Our yearbook sold out the last 2 years. Don't miss out, order yours today.
Scholastic Book Club
Ready to discover the characters and stories your kids love? Scholastic Book Clubs is here for you all year long to boost your kid's reading journey. Place an order of $25 or more and you can pick a FREE $5 book (use code READS at checkout). Remember: your order directly benefits our library.Family Order Due Date: 09/13/23
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WANGENHEIM STAFF SUPPORT
Many Wangenheim staff members have chosen Donors Choose projects to enhance and improve the educational experience for students. Funding is provided by the our Wangenheim community, friends, families, and supportive strangers. Below are the current projects waiting for funding. Some projects currently have matching corporate funding.
PTSA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Please join us as we support the Wangenheim students and community. Our first Unit Meeting will be held September 7 prior to Back to School Night.
Wangenheim Middle School PTSA connects families, schools and communities by providing programs and services at your child's school. PTA is the nation's largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. When you are a member of PTA, you are an advocate for your child and for all children. Please contact Wangenheim PTSA to see how you can get involved.
East Coast 2024 Informational Meeting
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023, 06:00 PM
East Coast trip for 8th grade students for next year. On this trip we take participants to Boston, NYC, and Washington DC. We travel by plane and by luxury bus. We stay in very nice hotels and eat at fantastic restaurants. We see and do everything we can possibly fit into this week. There is one teacher chaperone for every 10-12 students and nighttime security guards hired for each floor of the hotels where there are students. This is an all inclusive trip, so once you pay for it, you don't need money for anything else except souvenirs. This is a trip of a lifetime- don't miss out!
We are holding an informational meeting for the East Coast Trip on Wed, Sep 13, at 6 pm in the library and on zoom. You MUST sign on with your school zoom account so that we can keep track of who is entering our meeting. If caretakers or adults can't attend, students can log on and take notes, or log on and record the meeting on your phone for your family. Zoom information will be posted on Wednesday in all 8th grade teacher's Google Classrooms. Remember, the signups are first come first serve and we can take 50 kids before we have to start a waitlist.
If you know you want to sign up and don't need the information meeting to do so, please email Ms. Chambless for the link! If you have questions, contact Ms. Chambless (Rm 903) email@example.com or Ms. Coppola (Rm 950) firstname.lastname@example.org