Washington Technology Magnet School

Family Newsletter January 2022

Message from Principal Bonnick

Dear Washington Families,


Happy New Year! I am hopeful that this year brings peace, love and joy to you and your family! As we are coming upon the end of the semester, please encourage your student to stay the course, stay motivated and focused and finish the semester strong. The staff here at Washington are here for you so please do not hesitate to contact us for any type of support you and your student may need.


Stay safe and be well.


Your very proud Principal,

Principal Stacie Bonnick

Washington Winter Showcase for New Students

Prospective Family Showcase for students entering grades 6-12

being held IN PERSON and ONLINE Thursday January 27, 2022, from 6:00– 7:00 p.m.


Please note, this is not an open house. Please arrive on time and plan on staying the entire duration of the showcase.

January 2022 Dates to Know

Monday January 17, 2022 No School

Thursday January 27, 2022 Last Day of Semester 1

Thursday January 27, 2022 Washington Showcase for Prospective Students 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday January 28, 2022 No School

Athletics Updates

WTM Basketball Family Day is on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 as both the boys' and girls' teams play at home. Student-Athletes on the basketball teams will be given 3 tickets to pass on to their family for free admission! Game times are Girls' Varsity @ 11 AM, Boys JV @ 11AM, Girls' C Team @ 12:30 PM, and Boys' Varsity @ 12:30 PM. It is a bird showdown as the Eagles take on the Falcons of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. Tickets can also be purchased for $3 (students with ID) and $5 (adults).


Boys' Middle School Basketball starts up on Monday, January 24th, 2022. Student must have an up-to-date sports physical on file in the Athletics Office. Registration information can be found at the top of the athletics website: https://washingtontechnologymagnet.rschoolteams.com/.


The 4 sports currently in action are Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Swim & Dive, and Wrestling. Please see the schedule at the link above and come support your WTM Eagles!

Flipside After School Program For Middle School and High School

Flipside is expanding at Washington! We will offer more in-person classes for BOTH middle school and high school students for 2nd Semester. Flipside is FREE for all students. Snack will be provided, but students will need their own way home. Here is a list of the fun classes that are offered. Register HERE by Friday, Jan. 14th. Got questions? Email: katherine.gray@stpaul.k12.mn.us
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GGAL (Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership)

Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) is back at Washington for 2nd Semester with the Flipside afterschool program! If you are a female-identifying student in grades 6-12 and are an immigrant/refugee, we invite you to join GGAL! At GGAL we eat good snacks, help you with your homework, visit colleges around the state, talk about careers, college, and finances, go on fun field trips (for free!), and hang out with college mentors. You won’t want to miss out! Register HERE by Friday, Jan. 14th. Got questions? Email Ms. Stephany: slopez@womenofwise.org

School Picture Day

We will be having Picture Day on January 19 and 20, 2022. Students received an order form in advisory. Pictures can be ordered onlin eat mylifetouch.com using school code EVTCKMQ6V

Mask Requirements

Please remind your students that they must wear their face mask covering their mouth and nose at school and on the bus. Wearing a mask (face covering) has proven to be an effective strategy in slowing the transmission of COVID-19. It is important to wear a mask in some settings to help limit the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with CDC and MDH recommendations, and per Board of Education approval on August 17, 2021, SPPS will require universal indoor masking for all people in a school setting (ages 2 and older), including all teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a qualifying exemption.

Winter Fresh Produce Pickups

Pick up FREE fresh fruit and vegetables for your family by driving up in your car, more information can be found at http://neighb.org/freshproducepickups/


407 Bates Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106

Events will be held at 1 – 2:30 p.m.


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Free Tutoring

SPPS has formed a new partnership with TutorMe to give students free access to online tutoring services. TutorMe allows students to connect with a subject-level expert tutor at any time to get support in current classes. TutorMe is an external company we are contracting with as an additional resource for students alongside the SPPS Academic Support Center and other student support opportunities in our schools.


Students can log on and choose from more than 300 subjects for help. Live tutors are standing by 24 hours a day. The service is free for SPPS students.


TutorMe FAQ

How a student logs in to TutorMe (CLEVER)

How do students access a Tutor on TutorMe?

Translation Services

English

All school documents can be translated, or interpreters made available upon request

Spanish

Todos los documentos pueden ser traducidos o interpretados oralmente si usted lo solicita

Hmong

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Somali

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Karen

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