Volume IV: Issue 5; November16, 2023
FRIDAY, Nov 16, minimum day (dismissal 12:48pm)
FEDERAL IMPACT AID survey
Please complete the 2023-2024 Federal Impact Aid Program Survey. This is a quick survey you can find in Parent Portal, in the “Forms” section on the left side after logging in. Money from this survey allows Wangenheim to have a 3rd counselor, a full time library services, additional help for our students learning English, and many of our online materials and programs.
CORE Academy, Dec 9, 8:00am-12:00pm
WHEN: Saturday, December 9
TIME: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (please note time change)
MUST REGISTER BY DECEMBER 8, 12:00 pm
CORE Academy provides students the opportunity to recover missed instructional minutes and days while receiving academic instruction and support. Core Academy classes are taught by a certificated instructors and allow students, and schools, to recover lost attendance.
November planned activities include:
- Core Subject Tutoring
- Arts and Crafts - Garrett
- Mindfulness - Grant
Core Academy provides instruction for a minimum of four (4) hours. A nutritious meal and snack will be offered to all participating students during the instructional day.
Invitations to attend will be sent out by Associate Principal, Susan Kent. However, any students who would like to join in the activities are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required. Deadline to register is Friday, December 8 at 12:00. Student attendance will not be accepted day of event.
CHESS TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Congratulations to all participants.
- Kenjie Ignacio-8th
- Kaiden Tran-6th
- Kaden Tran-7th
- Jay DeJesus- 6th
Congratulations to our Boys Basketball team!!!
FALL SPORTS WRAP UP
Boys Basketball - won the SDUSD Middle School Athletics Boys Basketball Championship.
- Gabe Granger was awarded the Pacific Division MVP.
Girls Baskteball - had a great season and made it to the playoffs.
Track and Field - we are still waiting to hear results from this past weekend.
PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE, Nov 29 (note date change)
Each month, the Principal hosts an informal discussion meeting with parents and community members. This is an open meeting where the Principal shares information on topical issues. Parents and community members are invited to provide positive feedback and to express questions and concerns. Handouts from these meetings will be posted on this page for parents and community members who could not attend.
The meetings begin at 8:30 am and are currently on zoom and run for approximately one hour. The same zoom meeting information will be used for each meeting:
- January 30, 2024
- February 27, 2024
- March 26, 2024
- April 30, 2024
- May 28, 2024
Parents and students, the Wellness Committee is recruiting members!
Are you interested in promoting wellness for students, families, and staff including physical, mental and social health? Let Ms. Lampron know you'd like to join the Wellness Committee!
WILDCAT STUDY CENTER
SOCCER/VOLLEYBALL, Register by Dec 1
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.
Thank you everyone for your generous donations. The food will all be going to local families.
ASB is putting on the "Snowy Night" Winter Formal dance for 7th and 8th Graders. It will will be Wednesday, December 6th from 5-7pm. The cost is $7.00 and it INCLUDES Dinner, Snacks, Refreshments and a night of fun! Tickets will go on sale shortly before Thanksgiving break. Students will be given a Dance contract in advisory class to be signed and returned. Tickets can only be purchased with a signed dance contract. Winter Formal Mini Teddy Bear Grams are also available for purchase for $1. We have 140 tickets available for the dance and it is first come first serve. GPA, citizenship, and dress code requirements are listed on the flyer. Enjoy!
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.
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: 12/1/23
SHOP OUR CLASS PAGE: https://orders.scholastic.com/RB7Q9
SHOP FLYERS: https://clubs.scholastic.com/ms
PTSA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
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.
LUNA GRILL FUNDRAISER, Nov 18
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!
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) firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Coppola (Rm 950) email@example.com