WLMS Newsletter January 27, 2017

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:10am

January 27, 2017
It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of Semester 1!  We are very proud of our students and look forward to a wonderful transition to the second half of the school year.   Semester 2 begins on Monday, and report cards come home with students on February 3rd.   We encourage parents/family members to attend our next PTSA General Meeting on February 7th.    Our PTSA, especially our officers, make tremendous investments of time and energy in our school. The administrative team would like to express our gratitude for your efforts and support during Semester 1.    
We look forward to continuing our partnership with students, families, and community; we are excited to start the next portion of our school year! 

Congratulations to the WLMS Future City Team for competing last weekend at the Baltimore Museum of Industry!  Future City is a project based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build 3-D city models of the future.  Thank you to Van Doan, 8th grade parent, Jeffrey Friedhoffer, Wilde Lake Village Center Education Chair, and Sarah Russo, Media Specialist, for initiating this new after school program at Wilde Lake MS.   Our students made us proud.  They came home with two trophies that are now sitting in one of our new display cases:  Best Land Surveying Practices and Students’ Choice Award.  Way to go . . . Harrison Cohen, Alex Chen, Marvin Chen, Aminah Coleman, Gabriela Hernandez, Josh Molinari Alex Nguyen, Lexi Nguyen, and Alex Wood!

Monday, January 30 will be an “A” day to begin the second semester. 

SAVE THE DATE:  The 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony is scheduled for February 23rd. 
More details will follow.  

Have a fantastic weekend!

Anne Swartz, Lexi Couch, Denise Young, James McVey
Important Dates:
Friday, February 3 – Memory Book Group Pictures
Friday, February 3 – Report Cards Issued
Friday, February 10 – Activity Day
Monday, February 20 – Presidents Day – Schools & Offices closed
Tuesday, February 21 – Professional Learning Day – No school for students.
Friday, February 24 – Hoops for Heart


WLMS Engraved Bricks
It isn’t too late to order your engraved WLMS Brick to be placed around the flagpole this summer!  See the attached information flyer and order form for more information.

Spring Gifted and Talented Testing
WLMS will be conducting GT Testing for those students new to the GT program.  Students who are currently in a GT class, and/or who have already been tested in a HCPSS elementary school or at WLMS do not need to re-test.  Testing will take place between January 23rd to February 6th. If you are interested in having your child tested for the GT Program, please contact: April Motaung, Gifted & Talented Resource Teacher, Wilde Lake Middle School, 410 313-6957

Dental Education/Screening/Fluoride/Sealant Program at WLMS

The Howard County Health Department in collaboration with Chase Brexton Health Care will once again be offering dental screening services to all students at WLMS.  If you would like your student to participate in the program which includes an oral screening exam, fluoride application, and dental sealant application (if needed) please indicate “Yes” on the consent form that will be coming home the week of January 30th.  It is important that you complete all areas of the consent form including your signature.  The date of the Dental Clinic is Friday, March 10th, 2017.  
If you have any questions please contact the Cluster Nurse, Annette Grzybinski R.N. at 410-313-6957.                   
Community Notices:

HoCo Panorama - Bring your island state of mind and join the steel drum bands from Wilde Lake, Howard and Centennial high schools on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the second annual HoCo Panorama. The three bands will play Caribbean favorites like "Under the Sea" and "Limbo and Marianne" starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. Join us for a great night of island music. Admission is free. 

Columbia Association - Early Bird registration continues for summer camps.  Please see attached flyer.

Slayton House Camp of the Arts – please see the attached flyer.

River Hill High School Yard Sale – please see attached flyer.