10/8/2019

  • Today we will be following the A-Day schedule. That means you’ll be attending periods 1, 3, 5, and 7 — so be sure to double-check that you’ve got the correct books and binders for class. Again, this is an A-Day. See your TA teacher with any questions.
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  • Read any good books lately? The “Talk about Books” Club” — a.k.a. TAB — will be meeting TODAY during all grade level lunches in the library. So grab your grub and come take a look at these Totally Awesome Books!!
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  • Calling all math lovers! Math Counts will be meeting TODAY during ASP 1 in room WW 1 for its first meeting of the year. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to do math problems, play math games, and perform many other math activities. It’s all math — all the time at Math Counts!! See Mr. Mencarini for more information.
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  • Cross-over dribble — pump-fake — jump shot — nothing but NET!  The WMS girls Basketball team is getting ready for the new season.  Interested players are encouraged to sign-up by scanning the QR code on the pink flyers posted throughout the school. Tryouts are scheduled for next week — TUESDAY and THURSDAY after school in the gym. And don’t forget — you must have a physical on file to participate. See Mrs. Warden in room 115 with any questions.  Good luck, ballers!!
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  • You gotta SPIN it to WIN it!  Girls Ultimate Frisbee gets started with its first practice — NEXT Tuesday after school in the main gym. All players of all skill levels are welcome to join.  Come be part of a fun and successful tradition. See Mr. Smo with any questions.
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  • What does a momma color wheel say to a baby color wheel?  Don’t use that “tone” with me!  You know what else a momma color wheel says? Grab your art supplies and submit your original art work to the Annual PTA Reflections Contest! This year’s theme is “Look Within.” Pick up a copy of the submission guidelines and an entry form today from the library. The deadline to submit your creation is October 28th.
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  • We continue our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month today with a culturally significant arts-and-crafts project!  We’ll be re-creating the unique sounds of Latin and Caribbean music — by making our own MARACAS!! Sometimes referred to as “rumba shakers” — marakas are basically traditional rattles that were often used by the indigenous tribes of Latin America.
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    And now centuries later, a little shake of your maraka is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your hips swaying!   TA teachers will be distributing the maraka materials shortly — and you can craft your own.  Now go make some music!
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  • Up next, it’s time for “Champions of Change” — honoring the innovative, courageous, and dedicated Americans who helped to shape the world we live in.  This week’s champions will be highlighting important figures from the Hispanic-Latino culture.
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  • Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — often referred to by her initials: A-O-C.  Ocasio-Cortez — a native New Yorker and a descendant of Puerto Rico — became the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. Although she’s just 29 years old, she has already made quite a name for herself in the Democratic Party — advocating for progressive causes like the Green New Deal, federal work programs, and much higher taxes on the wealthy.
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    She’s also been a lightning-rod for controversy — drawing criticism from a number of Republicans and even President Trump himself.  Whether you agree with her policies or not, AOC is fighting hard to improve the lives of her constituents — and she surely is a Champion of Change.

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  • Finally today — Last month’s “Activities Fair” was a HUGE success, as tons of kids got a sneak-peak of all the amazing after-school activities here at WMS!
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    In case you missed it, here’s your chance to check-out all the sights and sounds of that amazing event. WOLF-TV student-reporters Janhvi S. and Lukas R. have got the inside scoop on WMS activities!