The Wellwood Globe
Wellwood International September 2020
From the Principal's Desk
Welcome Back! We are so happy to begin the 2020-2021 school year with you and your child! It has been so great to see so many students on Google Meet! I know that learning online is not what you might think about when the words "Back-to-School" are mentioned. However, we have hit the ground running and are back to learning at Wellwood! Your support in ensuring that your child is ready to learn is paramount, so thank you for your help!
Mr. Paradis and I have been working with classrooms and reviewing expectations with boys and girls over the past two weeks. We will continue to meet with each class next week, as well. While reviewing the BCPS Student Handbook, we have spent time talking about rights and responsibilities of students. Please continue this conversation with your child. Students are expected to show up to each class, complete assigned work, and to continue to learn. If your child is experiencing difficulties with something in class, please reach out to the teacher immediately. We need to know how we can best support your child in this remote learning environment.
Please know that my door is always open, and I encourage you to keep me a partner in your child’s learning.
Mrs. O’Neill, Principal
Important Dates to Remember
- September 26th BCPS Magnet Expo
- September 28th Yom Kippur- No School for Students
- October 16th MSTA Convention- No School for Students
- November 3rd Election Day- No School for Students
Special Education Corner
DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE AN IEP? If your child has an Individual Education Program, then you should consider getting a copy of Special Education Rights, a very readable booklet published by Disability Rights Maryland. The booklet explains how federal and state laws govern the IEP process and guarantee your child an appropriate education. It defines terms, provides timelines and answers about legal rights and compliance. To obtain the booklet FREE OF CHARGE just call Disability Rights Maryland at 410-727-6352 or check out their website at: https://disabilityrightsmd.org/ .
Aviva Goldman, special education parent liaison to the PTA
718-877-2758 call/text AND firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to reach out to me with questions or concerns!
Is Your Child Up to Date with Immunizations?
FY 2021 Back to School Immunization Clinics
Start Administration of Vaccines Early- S.A.V.E.
Weekly by Appointment Only (Will accept walk-ins when social distancing permits):
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Mondays- Woodlawn Health Center 1811 Woodlawn Drive
Tuesdays- Essex Health Center, 201 Back River Neck Road
Tuesdays-Hannah More Health Center, 12035 Reisterstown Road
Wednesday – Eastern Family Resource, 9150 Franklin Square Drive
Thursdays- Liberty Family Resource Center 3525 Resource Drive
Curious to learn more about the IB PYP Programme?
Wellwood is an International Baccalaureate World School. All students at Wellwood participate in the PYP in grades K-5. The IB PYP aligns with the mission of the International Baccalaureate organization which also offers a Middle Years Programme, MYP, a Diploma Programme, DP, and Career-Related Programme, CP.
The 6 Transdisciplinary Themes of the PYP
All Wellwood students work through 6 units of inquiry focused on six transdisciplinary themes. These themes are an essential part of the written curriculum. The descriptions of the themes are below.
Who We Are: An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
Where We Are in Place and Time: An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of the individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
How We Express Ourselves: An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciated of the aesthetic.
How the World Works: An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
How We Organize Ourselves: An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Sharing the Planet: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Ask your student which theme they are studying in class!
Stay tuned in future newsletters for additional information about the exciting programming opportunities for our fantastic Wellwood students!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions!
Mrs. Katie Lugli, email@example.com
IB PYP Coordinator
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.
Empowering inquiring minds to change the world.
Principal Mrs. Jodi O'Neill
Assistant Principal Mr. Paradis
Other Important Numbers:
School FAX: 410-887-1213