The Wellwood Globe
Wellwood International March 2021
From the Principal's Desk
Greetings Wellwood Families,
Last week, we welcomed some of our kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 students back to the building. It was so wonderful to see students in person again! Some students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will be coming back the week of April 6th. I
f you are interested in having your child come back in the building for two days a week, please click on this link and complete the form. Please keep the timelines in mind when you look at the table below.
Stay well and take care!
Special Education Corner
Dear Wellwood, Happy March from the Special Education Resource Center!
Special Education Parent Involvement Survey
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! YOUR OPINION MATTERS!
Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services will be mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services during the week of February 8, 2021. Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage paid envelope by May 21, 2021. The survey may also be completed online. Please look for details in your survey packet. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system. Your voice can make a real difference for your child and many other children across the state of Maryland. To learn more, please visit https://www.mdparentsurvey.com.
Don't forget to check out the BCPS Virtual Calming Room created by the Division of School Climate and Safety. It is a wealth of resources!
The Department of Special Education is actively curating resources to support families during remote learning. Follow them on Twitter @BCPS_DSE to see their daily tweets or check the DSE website regularly for resource updates.
Thank you for reading and I wish everyone an easy transition to hybrid learning.
Aviva Goldman, special education liaison to the PTA
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Cinquains by Wellwood Students
Our third graders worked hard on writing their own cinquains inspired by famous African Americans in honor of Black History Month during their Library class.
Cinquains are 5 lines:
Line 1 - A noun (the topic of the poem). noun = person, place, thing, or idea
Line 2 - 2 adjectives that describe the topic. adjectives = words that describe
Line 3 - 3 verbs ending in "ing" about the topic. verbs = action words
Line 4 - A 4-word phrase that talks about the topic.
Line 5 - A synonym for the topic. synonym = word with a similar meaning as another
Cinquain by Khristian
Running, Helping, Jumping
Focuses on children’s health
Cinquain by Eunice
Role model, Idol
Dancing, singing, acting
A passion for singing
Cinquain by Meir
Thinking, speaking, working
Standing for black people
Cinquain by Danny
playing, flipping, moving
African American Olympic star
During a typical school year, BCPS distributes calendars to all families. Due to buildings being closed, BCPS is sharing a link. If you would like a copy of the calendar, please let me know. I will print the calendar and mail it to you. YOu can also access the BCPS calendar from the BCPS website.
BCPS Calming Rooms
During overwhelming times in our life, it's important to find ways to relax and cope. The BCPS virtual calming room is a space that has been designed for students, families, and staff to identify and implement tools and strategies for navigating emotions and feelings.
The BCPS virtual calming room is broken down into seven categories: Animals, Books and Games, Creative, Mindfulness and Movement, Resources, Sensory, and Virtual Tours.
The BCPS virtual calming room is a result of collaborative efforts by the Mind Over Matters Campaign workgroup, Mental Health Services, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and the Office of Psychological Services.
You can access the Calming Room by clicking on this link.
Wellwood International strives to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring students in an engaging, rigorous and multi-cultural environment to instill inter-cultural understanding and respect.
Empowering inquiring minds to change the world.
Principal Mrs. Jodi O'Neill
Assistant Principal Mr. Paradis
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School FAX: 410-887-1213