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Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Program
WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program used by many schools across the country encouraging the direct involvement of dads in their child’s school, during the school day.
The program title reads Dads of Great Students. However, we know that there are many positive father figures in the lives of our children. Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers can be step-dads, grandfathers, uncles, close friends of the family, or even a male community member who would like to volunteer their time in the school.
Click here to register online!
Current clearances (less than 5 years old) are required. Please click here for information and links to obtain the following clearances:
For additional information about the WATCH D.O.G.S.® program, please visit: www.fathers.com/watchdogs
1st Quarter Report Cards
Report cards will be visible through Skyward Family Access “Portfolio” tab beginning on the evening of Thursday, November 9 for elementary and secondary students. As a result, the Skyward Family Access system will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 27. If you have any questions about Skyward Family Access please contact Mrs. Bortz at ext. 1710.
Please click on the following link to view a brief tutorial on viewing the elementary report card.
Young Americans 3 Day Workshop
Here is an exciting opportunity for grades 3-12! The Young Americans will be coming to Wilson West Middle School for a three day workshop of singing, dancing, and acting Thursday, Nov.16 to Saturday November 18. You can check out this video for more info.
Safety Detectives: In Hot Pursuit - Assembly
In line with Fire Safety, we are welcoming the National Theatre for Children on Monday, October 23 to present a safety show, Safety Detectives: In Hot Pursuit. Prior to this assembly, teachers will share a video with the class and distribute an activity workbook for your child to work on independently in school. Please know these activities are intended to enhance our focus on supporting safe practices at school and home, without disrupting our focus on our daily lesson plans.
If you would like to access all the videos, digital workbook, and digital games/activities at home, please click here.
New to Discovery: Master Maker Badges!
This year we are introducing Master Maker badges in Discovery. Each month, Mrs. Bowers will challenge students to do a STEAM challenge, or creation project, at home. If you take a picture of the finished project and share it with Mrs. Bowers, they can earn a "brick" for their Master Maker badge (1 brick for each month). This is completely OPTIONAL; it's just a fun way to incorporate the 4Cs and Project Based Learning into everyday activities at home. We encourage the entire family "to MAKE" together! Mrs. Bowers will share ideas on Class Dojo monthly, and you can always find "Discovery @Home" ideas on our class website:https://sites.google.com/share.wilsonsd.org/ctdiscovery
Here are some more ideas for October:
Morning Student Drop-Off Procedures (K-grade 3)
In an effort to always put safety first, we created morning student drop-off procedures for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. While these unwritten procedures have been in place for quite some time to ensure safety of pedestrians at crosswalks, students exiting vehicles, and traffic at Iroquois Avenue intersecting the school driveway entrance, we did not document them. It is our hope that you find this information as helpful and valuable to you as it is to us.
4th Graders: FREE "Every Kid in a Park"
Blue Marsh has passes for 4th graders to participate in the "Every Kid in a Park" program which focuses on getting kids in the outdoors and to parks. While the passes are for 4th graders, they allow the carload to enter any Federal Recreation Area for free through August 2018. A regular (America the Beautiful pass) costs $80/year for park entry or $20/day. If you are interested in acquiring a 4th grade pass, you need to bring your 4th grader to the park with a paper voucher to exchange for the pass. Please visit https://www.everykidinapark.
Contact Hallie Groff, a Natural Resource Specialist at Blue Marsh Lake, at (267)284-6551 with questions.
Please remember to save and send Box Tops to school with your child. In the past, donation checks from these fundraising efforts were used towards technology purchases, Field Day, 5th grade T-shirts, "WatchDOGS" dad T-shirts, items for the PAWS store, and Red Ribbon Week. Thank you for all your effort with these fundraisers!
Giant A+ School Rewards (ID# 24240)
Shop at Giant food stores? Sign up and earn money for Cornwall Terrace! Here's how:
After you register your card, each shopping trip at Giant using your BONUSCARD earns CASH for our school! Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the Giant website. You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt and online when you create an account at www.giantfoodstores.com. Our school will receive a check and the money can be used for any of our school's educational needs.
Remember, even if you registered your card LAST year, you must re-register this year for our school to recieve credit. Also, don't forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same. It could mean more cash for our school!
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