Tiger Shark Bytes
April 7, 2022
Hello Tiger Shark Families,
Report cards will be available on Synergy on Friday, April 8th @ 5:00 pm. We hope everyone has a restful Spring Break. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, April 19, recharged and ready to finish out the school year strong.
We are pleased to share that WLMS distributed COVID-19 test kits during 7th period to all students to bring home with them today (4/7/22).
We encourage the use of at-home tests prior to returning from Spring Break. Reminder that all students are to remain home if they are experiencing symptom(s) associated with any communicable disease, including COVID-19. Details on daily health checks are available online. If your child is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please use your test kit as an additional mitigation effort to keep our schools and offices healthy, and/or access one of many available public testing sites in your area.
Please continue to engage in healthy practices during the break.
Thank you for your partnership in keeping the Wilde Lake community healthy and well!
Save the Dates!
4/8 Report Cards Issued
4/11 - 4/18 Spring Break - Schools and Offices closed
4/19 MD Climate survey for students
4/20-4/22 MAP ELA Testing
4/21 PTSA Meeting @7PM
4/22 Volunteer Breakfast
4/26 Spring Pictures
4/27 Club Day- 3 Hour Early Dismissal for Students
4/29 8th grade class photo
5/2 Professional Work Day -Schools closed for students
5/3 Regular School Day (Updated)
5/5-5/6 MCAP ELA testing
5/18 Club Day- 3 Hour Early Dismissal for Students
5/19-5/20 MCAP SS testing
5/24-5/25 MCAP Math testing
5/30 Memorial Day - Schools and Offices closed
Girls on the Run/ Heart and Sole
*Girls on the Run/Heart and Sole practices start 4/4/22
*Practices are every Monday and Wednesday on FULL school days from 2:45-4pm
*If any female students are interested in joining, see Ms. Chiarella for a registration form
2021-2022 End-of-Year Updates and Information
8th grade End-Of-Year Activities
We are planning for in-person end-of-year activities and celebrations! Please be on the lookout for additional information on end-of-year activities as they are planned. 8th Grade Class Photo will take place on 4/29 at 8am. Here is the link to purchase https://tinyurl.com/3vumkwdx Envelopes for cash payments will be sent home after Spring Break.
CANDID PHOTOS If you have First Day of School, Halloween, Spirit Day, Block Party candid pictures, etc. Please send them to Heather_Godwin@hcpss.org by April 29th.
Last Days Of School:
As of Wednesday, March 16, 2022, HCPSS has used four inclement weather days this school year and made up one of those days by opening schools February 21*. As such, HCPSS will use three of the planned inclement weather calendar days in June and the last day for full-day pre-K and all K-12 students is currently Friday, June 17, 2022. The last day for half-day pre-K/RECC students is currently Tuesday, June 14.
Thank you to the families who have participated in the shout outs to students and staff
Here are a few that we have received:
A Praise was sent to Grace C. for “working so hard for this debate! Even while having a full workload for other classes.”
A Praise was sent to Joneli F. “Hard work pays off.”
Kudos to Mr. Spicher- “Thank you for your dedication with the debate group, proud of you guys!”
Shout out to Ms. Dahle “Amazing caring teacher. Thank you for your hard work.”
Shout out to Mr. Bentley “We appreciate the flexibility with getting my munchkin up-to-date on assignments while she was sick for a week. Thank you for checking in with us, we appreciate it so much!”
Student Praise: https://forms.gle/U5idYjMT79uMwASh7
Staff member Praise: https://forms.gle/vdUZsYDUZ9oaKxYZ8
PTSA Weekly Update:
We really want to support our parent community and in our last meetings we see an outpour of frustration. We are working on figuring out the best way to provide you with the space you need to share your experiences in a constructive way. Until then please send us your concerns and items that you would like to see on the agenda. More information to follow. firstname.lastname@example.org
PTSA Website: https://tigersharks.memberhub.com
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.
Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser: Coming up on May 2nd from 9am to 6pm, you can stop by and pick up a delicious Bundt cake (or two) and mention the WLMS PTSA, and they will donate 20%. (Nothing Bundt Cakes is a local business and one of our Platinum Sponsors.)
WLMS Spirit Wear: WLMS Spirit Wear will remain available for the rest of the school year! Show your school pride. WLMS SpiritWear
PTACHC Rep: Thank you to Julie Hotopp for volunteering to take over this role. She will be providing us with updates from meetings which will be shared during our monthly calls and on our website.