WYWLA WEEKLY UPDATE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021

FALL BREAK

WYWLA will be closed for Fall Break on Friday, October 8th and Monday, October 11th. Students will return on Tuesday, October 12th.

ONE MORE WEEK FOR THE OWL-A-THON!!!

The Owl-A-Thon is in full swing, This is our no-bake, no-sell, no-fuss fundraiser, and the proceeds will help us provide even more enrichment and support to our school community.


We have one more week to collect donations!


Our plan this year is to use the funds to install hands-free water bottle fillers in various locations throughout school, and to also bring in artists and performers to the students. Any additional funds will go directly to student/teacher support.


Below are the ways that you and others can contribute: Click on the following link:


https://app.memberhub.gives/2b3b7d

Or text Owls to (919) 626-3277


Please share this info with anyone that may want to help support our PTSA efforts. Thank you!

Let’s Crush Our Goal!!!!!

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GMS PINK OUT

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7TH


GMS in observing their annual PINK OUT on Thursday, October 7th. This event will raise awareness and help support those battling breast cancer. We are asking everyone to wear some form of PINK. Also, we have clearance from the dining hall to have our annual snack stand OUTSIDE during lunch. The individual store-bought snacks will be served with gloves and passed to each customer. We will have socially distanced lines, required mask and hand sanitizer for all customers. We will also have snack sells from 2:00 - 4:00 right outside Lineberry with the same safety measures in place. Prices range from$1.00 - $3.00. WYWLA students are encouraged to participate


What can WYWLA students wear on Thursday, October 7th?

You can pink shirts, t-shirts, or tops with wear jeans or your uniform bottoms. You may pink accessories (socks, jewelry, hair bows). You may also wear sneakers.


Students can’t wear hats or jeans with holes, rips, or tears.

SPIRIT WEEK-Oct 12 - 15

We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you?

  • Tuesday, October 12: PJ Day
  • Wednesday, October 13: College Day
  • Thursday, October 14: Dress your Best Day
  • Friday, October 15: Day of the Girl

NEWS FROM THE PTSA

Hello WYWLA Families! Happy Fall!


A few reminders...Reflections entries are due on 10/12. Let's see your beautiful works of art with the theme of, 'I Will Change the World By...'


Our annual Owl-a-thon wraps in one week. There is still plenty of time to help us pass our goal. Thank you to all who have donated. The generosity of our school community is astounding!


Don't forget, PTSA memberships do need to be renewed each year. Your membership goes a long way to help fund programs and events. If you haven't joined, links are below. Your dues go to directly toward funding our events and programs, and your membership assures that all have a voice in the direction of our group.


Have a great weekend!

Lynette


IMPORTANT PTSA INFO


To Join: https://wywlaptsa.memberhub.com/store (scroll to the bottom to choose a joining option.)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WYWLA_PTSA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WakeGirlsLeadPTSA


NEXT PTSA MEETING

PTSA meetings will be online for the foreseeable future. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 19, at 5:00PM, and the link to join is below:


Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/idt-zdum-wot

REFLECTIONS

Reflections is a national PTA program that provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts. This year's theme is I Will Change the World By


WYWLA OWLS are invited to submit their original works of art in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Additional contest details and entry forms are available in the MS and HS offices and in the media center.


Submissions can be placed in bins located in the school offices and are due by/on Oct 12. School winners advance to the county competition (and from there the process continues at the state and national levels).


For questions/concerns, feel free to contact the WYWLA Reflections Chair at cari.boram@gmail.com.

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GET YOUR YEARBOOK!

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WEEKLY STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please visit our website to view the Weekly Student Announcements. www.wcpss.net/wywla

Look for the announcements under WYWLA School News.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 2: SAT

October 4 - 7: SAU Midterm Exams

October 7: End of Quarter

October 7: GMS Pink Out

October 7: Progress Reports Distributed

October 8 – 11: WYWLA Fall Break

October 8: Teacher Workday

October 11: Teacher Workday

October 12 - 15: Spirit Week

October 13: PSAT (9 - 11th Grade)

October 15: Spirit Wear Day

October 15: Day of the Girl Celebration, 12:30

October 15 – December 14: Early College Application Window

October 14 - 24: NC State Fair

October 15: Report Cards Distributed

October 16: Early College Mini Fair, 9:00 – 11:00pm

October 19: PTSA Meeting, 5:00PM

October 20: Fall Picture Retakes

October 20: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM

October 21: Progress Reports Distributed

October 22: Academic Celebration

October 23: ACT

October 27: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM

October 27: Business Alliance Meeting, 9:30AM

November 2: Teacher Workday (District)

November 3: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM
November 4: Progress Reports Distributed
November 6: WCPSS Magnet, Early College & Fair
November 6: SAT
November 9
: Magnet Open House for Prospective Students, 6:00PM
November 11: Holiday—Veteran’s Day
November 12: Spirit Wear Day
November 12: JA in a Day
November 15: SIP Meeting, 2:30PM
November 16: PTSA Meeting, 5:00PM

November 17: Business Alliance Meeting, 9:30AM
November 17: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM
November 18: Progress Reports Distributed
November 18: PreACT (10th Graders)
November 18: Junior Civitan Inductions, 6:00PM
November 19: SAU Reading Day (No college classes)
November 20, 22 - 24: SAU Final Exams
November 24 – 26: Thanksgiving Break

EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED?

Absences in PowerSchool are recorded each period by the classroom teacher. The default is unexcused when the absence is entered. Our data manager, will changed the absence code once she receives the proper documentation. Please review page 16 in the Student Agenda for information about excused absences. You may also review information posted here. Please email bsumner@wcpss.net, if your daughter's absence code has not been changed within a week of her return.

NOT FEELING WELL?

https://www.wcpss.net/Page/48740


Students are reminded to stay home when they are sick. All students should have their temperature taken every day at home before coming to school. You may not enter a WCPSS facility if you are:

  • Diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days
  • Exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days and not fully vaccinated
  • Instructed to quarantine
  • Sick or experiencing any of these symptoms of illness
    • 100.4° fever or higher
    • Sore throat
    • New cough
    • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Diarrhea or vomiting
    • New severe headache


When students can return to school?

Students who are not feeling well but do not have one of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above may return to school after they have gone at least 24 hours without a fever or the use of fever-reducing medicine.


View wcpss.net/WhenToReturn for requirements to return after a COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms.