Tiger Shark Bytes 2/24/22

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 2:18pm
Tiger Shark Bytes

February 24, 2022

February is Black History Month- we will celebrate using the following theme: A Century of Black Life, History and Culture 1922-2022

February 25, 2022-Week 4: Jazz Age/ Harlem Renaissance-Spirit day Friday Blackout or Dress “Up”  Fancy to celebrate the Jazz Age/ Harlem Renaissance 

Tomorrow, Friday, February 25th will be our Virtual “Taste of Soul”

We hope everyone is able to join us starting at 6:00PM. Below, you will find the google link and code.

Taste Of Soul @ WLMS

Friday, February 25 · 6:00 – 7:30pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/yrw-ddqk-hbv

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 601-908-3115 PIN: ‪548 014 493#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/yrw-ddqk-hbv?pin=6125437771294


Self-Health Checks

All families are reminded to perform COVID-19 health checks each day before sending students to school. Students may not come to school if they exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19 or any communicable disease.


Important Dates:

March 16: Club day and 3 hr. early dismissal for students

April 1: 3 hr. early dismissal for students

April 11-18: Spring Break - Schools and Offices closed

April 27th: 3 hr. early dismissal for students


PTSA Weekly Update:

PTSA Websitehttps://tigersharks.memberhub.com/

Next PTSA Meeting: Thursday, March 17th at 7 PM over Zoom. New link will be posted next week please be on the lookout.
Forever Shark Legacy Brick: Visit the PTSA website for details on how to purchase an engraved Legacy brick that will be added to the pavement in front of the school. Cost is $65 per engraved brick, and money raised will go towards PTSA initiatives. https://tigersharks.memberhub.com/store/items/668971

Staff Appreciation: We are looking for volunteers to help plan for Staff Appreciation Week coming up this spring. No experience is necessary, we will work as a team. 

Shark Bite Store: We have two remaining Shark Bite Stores for this school year. You can help by volunteering your time, sending money our way, or donating items. Please visit the Sign-up Genius to volunteer to help on the day of the store. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2FA0FF2-friday

We can’t do it without you!

Shark Bite Store Donations:

Five Below: Throw blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, art supplies, small speakers, LED room lights, Gaming items (like headsets, computer mouse, etc), books (about sports, anime, “how to draw,” etc.)

From our Amazon Wishlist: PTSA Wishlist (found on PTSA website)   Gift Cards for Student Raffles: $10 gift cards (food, restaurants, gaming, Target, Walmart, etc.) Or monetary donations can be given at our PTSA MemberHub Website, and they will be used to purchase the items above (any amount is appreciated!) 

Questions: Please feel free to reach out to our VP, Rachael Kelly at rachael.christine@gmail.com


Social Studies Academy for Middle School and High School Students (Virtual)

The Council of Elders and the Howard County Public School System have partnered to sponsor a social studies workshops series, The Essence of US: Chronicling the Black American Experience. The series is open to any middle school or high school students who are interested. Sessions will be held virtually on the following Saturdays from 10-11 a.m.

  • March 12 - A Critical Eye
  • April 9 - In Search of Black Voices 
  • May 14 - Piecing Together the Bigger Picture
  • Additional details regarding each session are forthcoming. Students may express their interest in participating in any of the sessions via online form.  Direct questions to Kevin Gilbert.

Reminder that the applications for the iFly Youth program are due Feb 27th at 11:59p.  iFly Youth, founded by a Soror, is a DC nonprofit that strives to produce the next generation of global leaders by exposing middle school aged girls to international travel, leadership development, and character building. This summer, we are excited to launch our first-ever summer camp! Camp iFLY will consist of a 4-week Day Camp in DC and conclude with a 1-week trip abroad to Costa Rica. Twenty deserving girls will have the chance to further develop their leadership skills, cultural knowledge, and friendships through our innovative summer programming. 

iFLY Youth was founded to provide underserved girls of color the opportunity to experience international travel at an affordable cost. As an organization, we are committed to covering the majority of the camp and trip expenses, but all participants are required to fundraise and/or contribute $800 towards their trip. Participants will be provided with fundraising resources. You can learn more at the link below! https://ifly-youth.org/apply/

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