Wilson Middle School Newsletter

November 2022

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES-EARLY RELEASE

Just a reminder, parent conferences are fast approaching.

They will take place November 2nd-4th in the Main Gym. These 3 days students will be released at 11:15am. You will be receiving a post card with the date and time of your conference. Please call your student's CAVS/homeroom teacher in advance, if you need to reschedule your conference time.

We look forward to meeting every parent.

The Book Fair is BACK!!

We're having a Scholastic Book Fair! Join us during Conferences Week in the Big Gym to see all the great, new books and other fun items like posters and pencils! It's a great time to reward your child(ren) for their good grades. It's also a great way to support their learning by making reading a fun family activity. And lastly, every book sold means more great reads for every student at Wilson. Book Fair times are Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 12 to 5 PM and Thursday, Nov. 3 from 4 to 8 PM. You can also shop the fair online at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/wilsonmiddleschool13 or click the button below. Contact Mrs. Madrinich in the library for more information 573-2422 or madrinich.kari@ysd7.org

DATES TO REMEMBER

Nov 2nd-Nov 4th- PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

11:15am Release Time


Nov 6th- Daylight Savings (change clocks 1 hour back)

Nov 10th - Wilson Booster Meeting

Nov 11th-VETERANS DAY/NO SCHOOL

Nov 21st-25th-THANKSGIVING BREAK/NO SCHOOL

Nov 28th - CLASSES RESUME

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A special Thank You to our two Wilson staff members who have served our Country!

Mr. S. Peterson (Math Teacher)– US Air Force 1987-1991, Worked as ground support for medical transport & Served in Desert Storm for 6 months.


Mr. E. Garza (Security Officer) - Served in the US Army 1994-1997. Worked as a Quarter Master and Chemical Equipment repair, 63J

Science News

In 6th grade Science we have been studying "Cells, Cells there made of Organelles!" Students have completed the cell model project and are now into the first of the 5 kingdoms, The Monera kingdom. Lots to look forward to this month. The "Wanted dead or alive" project, collecting and culturing bacteria, designing a investigation using the scientific method and looking at evidence... Lots to do in science! Science Rocks!!!

November's Character Word

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Attendance Info

CHECKING OUT A STUDENT: When you know your student has an appointment or needs to be picked up early, we ask that you to send a note or call in the morning with the time they will be picked up. Your student will need to turn in the note to the office and will receive a pass to be released with the time you indicate. We will not be calling classrooms, as this

interrupts instruction.


If you have any questions, please call our attendance secretary at 573-2410.

Wilson Parent Booster Club

Wilson Parent Booster Club welcomes parents and staff to the 2022-2023 school year! We are confident that this year will be one of the best ever! Boosters is a great way to help students, teachers, and staff. We will need your support to make this happen. We meet the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Wilson Cafeteria. Please plan to join us to see how you can be involved. Feel free to call us if you have any questions (573-2400).


Hope to see you soon!

Congratulations to our new 6th grade Leadership Representatives!

Olivia Jackson

Jayce Ramos

Cynthia Sanchez


Also a big shout-out to our Leadership students for putting on an amazing Fall Social which brought over 400 students together!

Young Women's Leadership Summit.

Some girls were invited and submitted a permission slip for the Young Women's Leadership Summit. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 12th at Yakima Valley College Conference Center.

Please reach out to Mrs. Guzman (509)573-2415 if you have any questions.

Homework Center

Homework Center is immediately after school on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 in the library. YSD provides a snack to help your child get a boost of energy to do their best work to complete assignments and get help if needed. We take attendance, and if you would like, we can send home a signed note with your child to confirm they were with us and how long they stayed. You can call Mrs. Madrinich, the teacher librarian, at the circulation desk 509-573-2422 if you have any questions.

Message from Mrs. Madrinich, Teacher Librarian

Attention: We will be putting fines in Skyward for books missing since last school year this month.


The Wilson library is open before school at 7:30, during all lunches and after school for students to return books and check out new books to read. Reading is an important skill to practice daily, and choosing books of interest is important for developing your child's self-concept and confidence. Make before bedtime reading time in your home by turning off cell phones, laptops and games. The blue light from screens has been proven to be a sleep disrupter (https://www.sleepfoundation.org/bedroom-environment/blue-light ), and reading is a more gentle and relaxing way to ease into sleep mode nightly. Reading aloud to younger siblings is also a way to boost an older child's confidence and share a quiet moment together before sleep time. Make reading a daily habit, and you will see many benefits like better grades, less anxiety and stress, and more background knowledge that helps in all areas of life! Happy Reading from Mrs. Madrinich, your "crazy" teacher librarian who is absolutely MAD about books!

Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy

All student cell phones, earbuds, and electronic devices are to be turned off and stored in student's backpacks once students arrive on campus 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Wilson Middle School staff will not be responsible for lost or stolen cell phones or electronic devices. If the student is caught with their phone out, the phone will be taken to the office and the student will pick it up at the end of the day. If the incident happens, again the parents will be asked to come and pick up the cell phone.

If students need to reach parents for any reason they can use the phone in the office.

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Legal Definition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (RCW 28A.300.285):

“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to those shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics, when such an act: Physically or emotionally harms a student or damages the student’s property; or has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

What makes bullying different from other conflicts?

Bullying:

Not friends/imbalance of power, Repeated over time, Intentional, Physical/emotional harm, Unequal emotional reaction, Seeking control/possession, No remorse – blames target, No effort to solve problem.

Other Conflicts:

Between friends/equals/peers, Spontaneous/occasional, Accidental/not planned, No serious, lasting harm, Equal emotional reaction, Not for domination/control, Often a sense of remorse, May try to solve problem.

How can you report bullying?

If you see someone being bullied, tell someone you trust. You can report bullying to any school staff member, School Compliance Officer, or the District Compliance Officer. Reports can be filed anonymously. Each school office has incident reporting forms. Incident reporting forms are also available under the Reporting section of this webpage.

McKinney-Vento

Who is considered eligible for homeless assistance and services?

Any child or youth who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate night-time residence is considered homeless and McKinney-Vento eligible for assistance and services. This includes temporarily sharing housing with others, living in bus or train stations, hotels, campgrounds, or similar settings.

If you have a child who may qualify for assistance and would like more information, please contact our office at 509.573.7142, vela.javier@ysd7.org

Additional information on education for homeless youth is available on the National Center for Homeless Education website.

Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender DISCRIMINATION (OP 3210) and (OP 5010) identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): Title IX / ADA / Section 504 – Kelli Riddle, Executive Director of Student Services, 105 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7004, riddle.kelli@ysd7.org

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): Title IX / ADA – Robert Noe, Chief Legal Counsel, 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7039, nondiscrimination@ysd7.org.

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district’s Civil Rights Coordinators who are listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint (see column to the right under “Complaint Options”). For a copy of the district’s nondiscrimination operational procedure, contact your school or district office, or view it online: www.ysd7.org (OP 3210) and (OP 5010).