The Wolves Den
Week of June 1st 2020 Digital Learning Edition
Some fun up and coming days to celebrate at home...
May 30 National Water a Flower Day- Go outside and water your flowers
May 31 National Smile Day- Spread your beautiful smile today
June 1 National Barefoot Day- No shoes today
June 2 National Rocky Road Day- Enjoy some ice cream
June 3 National Running Day- Go for a run today
June 4 National Hug Your Cat Day
June 5 National Doughnut Day- Enjoy a Doughnut for breakfast & lunch
June 6 D-Day
June 7 National Cancer Survivor Day
June 8 National Best Friend Day- Text your best friend and let them know they are awesome
June 9 National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
June 10 National Egg Roll Day
June 11 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
June 12 SUMMER BREAK STARTS
We are focusing on Gratitude this week and the challenge is making a Gratitude Sun
Please follow/ like Washington Middle School Facebook Page. We are sharing lots of information, challenges, fun ideas, and pictures with you all.
A GIGANTIC thank you to custodians, secretaries, and paras: Mrs. Baryenbruch, Mr. Duzeski, Mr. Leneau, Mr. Stuckman, Mr. Wagner, Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Buchner, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Spiering, Mrs. Sprang, Mrs. Lee, and Mrs. Cobarrubias!!Because of their hard work, every single locker at Washington has been opened & packed up! The bags are labeled and put in alphabetical order! Our next steps are to wait for communication to finalize the routes for all of these to be delivered to their owners. As soon as we find out more detailed information and a specific date for deliveries to start we will communicate that will all families.
Student Progress: How Do We Know How Our Child is Doing?
This quarter teachers have been focusing on student learning, giving students specific feedback on their work. This feedback includes what your child is doing well and how they can do things differently to improve. Teachers are giving students this feedback in a variety of ways: individual comments on assignments, emails, videos, and/or Google Meets.
To summarize your child's progress this quarter, teachers and students will be completing a summative report focusing on the class's essential skills/standards. It is likely that your child is currently reflecting on his/her learning, completing a Google Form that will be part of their 4th quarter summative report. This summative report will also include feedback from your child's teachers including what they have done well and what they can work on in the future.
Summer School Update
In an effort to maintain safety, all Enrichment course offerings, sports camps, and other unique courses for MPSD Summer School in July have been canceled. We will continue to monitor information provided from the state and county to determine if Elementary Academy (July 20-August 7) and Middle School Transition week (August 10 - 14) will be held face to face. The MSPD Summer School team is investigating online options available to all age levels and a summer school update will be provided weekly on our website and social media outlets to relay up to date information.
Yearbooks, Yearbooks, Yearbooks
8th Grade Families
Lincoln High School Class of 2024! As we come to an end of a year like no other… we want you to know how excited we are to welcome you to the Shipyard, next school year! As disappointing as it was to have to postpone our incoming Freshmen night in March, we want you to know that we continue to plan for future opportunities to prepare you for your Freshmen year.
These opportunities include:
- A class of 2024 Google Classroom which will include a variety of resources for you to check out (Shared with all 8th graders by May 15th).
- A virtual school tour brought to you by our school Administration team.
- A late summer opportunity to better acquaint yourselves with our building.
Fall 2020 Athletic Information from Lincoln High School Athletic Director Mr. Steavpack is shared here. Questions please contact Mr. Steavpack at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep a watch out for information in the next couple of weeks! Go SHIPS!!
Tips For Distance Learning
- Create a schedule for your children.
- Turn off the News and Talk. The news can be upsetting, especially to our children. Continue to let your children know it is okay to feel however they are feeling. PBS News Hour- is news that is appropriate for kids grades 6-12
- Stay Connected with Family and Friends. Here is a list of ideas!
- Enjoy the family time. Ideas to stay Healthy, Educated, and Entertained at this time.
- Be patient & give each other grace.
- Stumped? Turn it over to the teachers: Have your child email the teachers.
- Check in With Teachers: Periodically, check in with teachers if your child is struggling.
- Just Start Today: Take away the pressure and overwhelming feeling. Some kids may have many assignments piling up and they don't know where to even begin. Tell them to just Start Today! Start with the lessons that are posted for today. Don't worry about the lessons from the past days or even weeks.