THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS ITS PACK
March 25, 2022
Wasco Wolves Earned 4,000 PAWS!!
During the school day, our students have the opportunity to earn classroom PAWS for their demonstration of our character expectations: Be Safe, Be Kind, Work Hard, and Do the Right Thing. PAWS are given to classes when they demonstrate working together to learn in the classroom, display consideration for others in the hallway, cooperate in the lunchroom (to name a few). In honor of the amazing accomplishment, we played an all school game of BINGO on Thursday. We hope your child talks with you about this event and how they contributed to the reward. See some class photos below!
A couple weeks ago I shared our excitement about the Empower Show It Off Module. The students have been perfecting their storytelling and representation of ideas and stories. We have a sampling here for you below. Also, families can view final projects on their child's Empower schoology page. If you are unsure how to access your child’s Empower Schoology page, directions are provided here.
Summary of Empower Projects by Grade Level
Kindergarten and first graders have been working on their puppet shows the past few weeks. Both grade levels have created puppets and backgrounds (the setting) to perform their show while a classmate recorded their performance. As an extension, first graders are learning how to add music and other special effects using a program called WeVideo on their ipads.
Second, third, and fourth graders have been learning how to film and perform in videos as well as how to create elaborate stop motion videos. Students have also been learning how to edit their videos on WeVideo through their chromebook and use special effects like green screens and layering sounds. This past week, students started to brainstorm ideas for their final project.
Lastly, fifth graders have just wrapped up FLEX and have just begun a mini stop motion unit of their own. Students will be working on stop motion projects and learning to edit them in WeVideo.
Important Upcoming Dates
March 28 Spring Break
April 4 Students Return from Spring Break
April 6 State Testing Begins for grades 3, 4, 5
April 8 Epic Air Night (see ad below)
April 15 School Improvement Day: NO School for Students
April 28 Spring Photos
Classroom Placement Requests 22-23
Lost and Found!
Young Rembrandts After School Classes at Wasco
Transition to Middle School
Notice: PTO Executive Board Positions Available for Next School Year 22-23
Our PTO has openings for Treasurer and Secretary. You can use the PTO’s Website (link here) to learn more about their work and find contact information. Individuals interested in serving should contact any of our current board members (contact information listed on PTO site). The election will occur at the May 9th PTO meeting.
Want to stay in touch with PTO?
Website- Please visit our brand-new website at the link below. We are working very hard to get this to be a great resource for all things PTO. This is going to be our main source of communication from here on out. We will be posting the most up to date information here.
Email- We will still continue to send emails as needed
Freshschools- Please send an email to one of the following board members to get added to this communication platform. This is a great way to be able to get in touch with other student's parents.
Shannon or Scott Von Essen: WascoPTOPresident@gmail.com
Alison Sweet: WascoPTOVicepresident@gmail. com
Misti Floyd: WascoPTOSecretery@gmail.com
Heidi Hastert: WascoPTOTreasurer@gmail.com
Shannon Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org (Executive Fundraiser)
Please reach out with any questions you may have to any of the executive members above.
Thank You all for your continued support.
Wasco Elementary PTO