The Wang Eagle
Week of Sept. 11th, 2023
A Fresh Start
There have been many changes this year at the Wang, including at the top. Hi! As Principal, I'm really excited to work with all of the Wang community in the years to come - this is an outstanding school with dedicated educators and great kids and I know that we can continue to return to a high standard, both in the classroom and out!
Speaking of the changes, its important to meet all of your child's teachers this upcoming week at our Ice Cream Social/Open House. It is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th from 5-7 pm and putting your child's teachers names to their faces is vital to form strong connections throughout the year.
We hope you are enjoying the new electronic sign outside! We are grateful to all the work Mr. Stahl and the city did to get this for the Wang School and look for all kinds of important announcements throughout the year as you pass by on West Meadow Road!
As the students say, LET'S GOOOOO!!!!
Staff Listing For Parents
Although you can use our website, the document below has a list of our staff, including administrators, teachers, support staff and custodians.
Staff Organization 2023-24 for Parents
Matt Steinberg- Principal ext. 49261 Matt Santy- Assistant Principal ext. 49276 Danielle Collins - Assistant Principal ext. 49282 Omayra L. Marcano- Clerk ext. 0 Keirstin Labonte - Nurse ext. 49262 Sarah Brooks- Social Worker ext. 49271 Lee Welch - Social Worker ext. 49209 Maria B...
Ice Cream Social, Meet the Admin, & Meet the Teachers!
We hope to see you there...here is the schedule for the evening:
- 5PM - Ice Cream Social & Book Fair Open
- 5:30PM - Meet the Admin presentation in the auditorium
- 6:00PM - Meet the Teacher presentations in the classrooms
- 6:30PM - Meet the Teacher presentations in the classrooms repeated
You can join us at 5PM for the ice cream, stay for the Meet the Admin presentation and then pick one of the Meet the Teacher presentations (at 6 or 6:30PM)...plus you can buy books all evening at the Book Fair!!!
We hope to see you here Wednesday evening!
SSC & PTO...
In the picture to the left are the dates for the SSC/PTO meetings this year. We would love to have everyone who is able come in, ask any questions you may have about what makes the Wang great and what we are working on improving, and how we can, as a Wang community, find a common ground for our students. We hope to see you at our meetings this year.
One Chip Challenge - NOT ALLOWED
I had sent this email on Wednesday afternoon - please do not allow your children to bring these "One Chip Challenge" containers to our school as it is highly dangerous.
Good afternoon Wang Fam!
Sometimes, there are social media trends that our students want to emulate and one has found its way into our school and I want to warn all of you about this dangerous "One Chip Challenge." The following is taken from the National Poison Control website:
The Paqui One Chip Challenge is a social media challenge promoted by Paqui, a tortilla chip company. Paqui sells small containers, each containing one spicy chip and the label “One Chip Challenge”. The challenge involves eating the single spicy tortilla chip, then waiting as long as possible before eating or drinking anything else. The Paqui website challenges people to wait as long as possible after chip consumption, characterizing those who can last a full hour without eating or drinking as “invincible” (people who eat or drink a minute after eating the chip are dismissed as being “powerless”). Participants in this challenge are also encouraged to post their reactions on social media.
Today, three Wang students have visited the nurse's office due to ingesting this chip and then spreading the remnants on their face or neck, resulting in rashes. The chemical in the chip, capsaicin, is found in chili peppers but can be synthesized, put on this chip and made much more potent that results in these reactions.
Here is a link from the National Poison Control Center with more information:
From here on out, if staff sees these chips in the building, they will be confiscated and thrown away to prevent any more reactions and students could be subject to discipline if they bring them in to give to friends.
All LPS & Wang School Policies...
With your student, please review all of the policies provided and complete the sign-off form below...this MUST BE DONE BY ALL FAMILIES because students will be held to these policies this year at Wang School. They have not changed and the links are below:
- LPS Student Handbook
- Wang School Dress Code 2023-24
- Wang School Technology Policy 2023-24
Dress Code & Tech Policy 2023-24
Dress Code for 2023-2024 We appreciate your support in enforcing our dress code moving forward...we have put the rationale for each element of the dress code below. No obscene/inappropriate images or words on clothing Fairly self-explanatory No hats or hoods in school This does NOT include reli...
Cross-Country practice starts this week! Practice will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 PM! Coach Carter is still looking for runners to help the Wang defend its City Title for another year, but also, this is a great way to join Wang Athletics as all are welcome and there are no cuts! See the link below for the permission packet which must be filled out by Tuesday!
FALL EVENTS IN LOWELL!
Dates to Remember
- September 11th-15th: Book Fair During School Hours
- Monday, September 11th - First X-Country Practice 3-4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 12th - X-Country Permission Packets Due
- Tuesday, September 12th - X-Country Practice 3-4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 13th: Ice Cream Social/Meet the Admin (5-6PM)
- Wednesday, September 13th: Meet the Teacher Night (6-7PM)
- Thursday, September 14th: X-Country Practice 3-4:30 p.m.
- Friday, September 15th: First Spirit Day - Jersey Day (Wear Your Favorite Team!!)