Wagner Weekly Newsletter
Week of September 11th
Wagner Weekly Newsletter for the Week of November 27th
Town Hall School Safety Meeting
Our annual Town Hall School Safety Committee meeting will be held on Monday, November 27th @ 2:15pm via zoom (link below). At this meeting, Ms. Stefanick will review the General Response Protocol, emergency readiness drills, and Wagner safety protocols.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 837 4681 9680
8th Grade Game Night
The Seniors of Wagner are invited to the Annual 8th Grade Game Night on Friday, December 1st at 5:00-7:00pm. Always a super fun night, Game Night has become a very popular tradition for our 8th Graders. We’re asking for volunteers to help facilitate the evening. Please see the attached link if you would like to help out.
In addition, we have attached an Amazon Wishlist. Please take a look and consider donating to make the event a truly enjoyable night for our 8th graders. We thank you in advance!
East Harlem Food Pantries
The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is collaborating with Plentiful: a completely free, easy-to-use reservation system for food pantries and the people they serve. Through their database, the information below is constantly updated with the latest opening hours and/or changes.
Please see the attached list for the most up-to-date list https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/nyc-food-resource-guide-east-harlem/
Reminders from Previous Newsletters
The Department of Education has a system to alert families when their students are absent from school. When a student is marked absent, the family will receive an automated text message, phone call and/or email from the NYC Department of Education. Please note that if a student is not in their homeroom during the required time, between 8:25-8:30am, their teacher is mandated to mark them absent. We encourage you to take a moment to talk to your student about the importance of arriving on time to their homeroom. Thank you for your cooperation.
Students are not permitted to leave school on their own prior to the end of the school day (2:45pm). The parent/guardian or any adult listed on the student’s emergency contact card can pick them up from school.
When arriving to pick up your student, please inform one of our staff members in the lobby of your child's full name and homeroom class number. This will allow us to call your child down promptly. We kindly request that you avoid early pick up during their lunch period or right before dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation.
A Few Words from the Parents' Association
Support Wagner this Giving Tuesday!
Double your dollars on Giving Tuesday! Thank you to the generosity of an anonymous donor all donations on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $5,000!
Also, everyone who donates on Giving Tuesday will be entered into a special drawing for tickets to Andrea Bocelli's Christmas Concert at MSG on Wednesday December 13, 2023 at 8 PM (FMV $900) Thank you to Wagner Parent Jack Tsao!
The Parents’ Association budget at Wagner Middle School supports vital programs for over 1,100 students, including enrichment, staff development, technology upgrades, parent and student workshops, and so much more. Please support the PA and the Wagner community by making a donation this Giving Tuesday. Click here for more information about Wagner’s Family Appeal.
Our See’s Candy holiday fundraiser! See’s is an amazing candy company that specializes in delectable sweets for all occasions. Visit our online store by December 1st to order some delicious treats in time for the holidays. Every purchase made helps our Parents Association reach its annual fundraising goal. We thank you for your support, and you’ll thank us for the peanut brittle recommendation. :-)
Winter Parent Social
Get a start on your holiday gifting among Wagner friends! We’re excited to announce our next parent social which will be held on December 4th at 6-8pm at Framebridge, right around the corner from Wagner! Bring your prints or digital images to Framebridge and enjoy drinks and nibbles at no cost - or just peruse their offerings. For one week, Framebridge will donate 10% of any sales back to Wagner. Perfect opportunity to frame some holiday gifts while helping give back to the school!
If you’re looking for a way to support the PA, please check out our Amazon wish list here. Every purchase goes directly to the PA, from treats for special events, to storage bins for all those treats. At the moment, we could especially use some of those bins so we can keep the Lay’s chips to ourselves and not any unwanted guests!
Save the date for our annual auction party on May 10th! Tickets are now on sale for the FastTimes at Wagner Middle (An 80s Themed Fundraiser) at
You can also support the auction by donating an item online now:
If you’d like to join the committee or just find out more about how you can help, please email Danika, Sara, and Marielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents' Association Meeting
Interested in Volunteering?
The PA always appreciates volunteers. If you’re interested in partnering with other parents and guardians to help out the school (and have fun while doing so!), please fill out this Google Form. Here is also the chance to provide feedback about the time and format of PA monthly meetings. We look forward to hearing from you!
Mark Your Calendars - More to Come!
December 1st at 5pm - 8th Grade Game Night
December 4th at 6:30pm - Winter Parent Social at Framebridge
December 5th at 6pm - Winter Band Concert
December 7th at 9am - Executive Board Meeting
December 12th - Early Dismissal at 11:45am for Staff Professional Day
December 15th at 9am - PA General Meeting
December 15th at 6:30pm - Fall Drama Performance
December 25th - January 1st - Winter Recess, Schools closed
New York Society Library Event
On Saturday, December 2 at 3 PM, the New York Society Library is hosting three stellar YA authors at their Library. The event is free and open to the public and they'd love to have you join!
Please share this email and/or attached PDF with any you know who may be interested.
They hope to see you next month!
Please note: the event is free, but registration is required!
Kids On Stage Applications Are Now Open
Kids on Stage is a FREE comprehensive program that provides middle school orchestra and band students access to the professional performance process from the first audition to the final note. The experience culminates with students performing onstage at Carnegie Hall alongside The New York Pops musicians at their annual Birthday Gala, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke! For more information, visit their website: newyorkpops.org/kids-on-stage