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Weekly Message for 4.12.19

Happy Spring Showers everyone! We will definitely see May flowers after this weekend. This is a reminder that Moore Square will be closed on Friday.

Dr. Jordan was in Baltimore this past week for the Magnet Schools of America conference where she was presented with our Magnet School of Excellence Award. This award is the highest recognition the organization offers schools and we are thrilled to be back-to-back recipients. It is truly a testament to our staff, students and parents. Thank you for helping us achieve this recognition.

Parents, please remember to take the Panorama School Survey by May 3rd. You received an email with login information a few weeks ago. The results of this survey will help us continue to improve the school-home connection.

Mark your calendars for the EOG/EOC/NCFE’s. We will administer end of year tests beginning Monday, May 13th and run through the end of the year. As your planning appointments, please protect the last two weeks of the school year and plan for your student to be in school every day. While we are on the topic of testing, we are seeking donations of AA batteries, snacks and water. Donations can be dropped off at the front office. Just let Ms. Scott know they are for testing. The tentative schedule for testing is:

 

May 13

May 14

May 15

May 16

May 17

6th ela

6th math

6th makeup

6th science

6th social studies

7th math

7th makeup

7th ela

7th science

7th makeup

8th no test

8th ela

8th science

8th makeup

8th   social studies

 

May 20

May 21

May 22

May 23

May 25

6th makeup

6th makeup

6th makeup

6th makeup

6th makeup

7th math 1/makeup

7th social studies

7th makeup

7th makeup

7th makeup

8th math8/math1/math2

8th makeup

8th makeup

8th makeup

8th makeup

 

Ms. Johnson is seeking guest speakers for her elective class. If you have a varied cultural background and would be willing to come and be a guest speaker for her 3rd Period Elective, Passages to Other Cultures, she would be most grateful!  Class is from 9:18 - 10:08.  She is looking for 6-7 guest speakers to come in throughout this quarter.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Johnson at: jjohnson23@wcpss.net.  

 

Moore Square will host a Family Academy on April 29th from 6-7:30. The topic will be Engaging Students in Learning Over Breaks. More information can be found in the linked flier.

 

This week is Media Specialist Appreciation Week. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the Media Center and show Ms. Skinner some love!

 

From Student Services:

 

A “STEAMY” Summer Is On Its Way!!

You don’t want to miss Summer at the WELL! Our summer camps will cater to rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. The overall theme for each week will be STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Students will visit various STEM related businesses to see how they integrate science, math, literacy, and engineering skills within their day to day work while solving real-world problems. Curious about robotics? Get hands on experience building and programming robots. Calling all creatives!! Come unleash your creative beast with creative writing, music, spoken word, and improv. Love math? Love food? We are tying these two great things together for a fun-filled weekly workshop!

 

Sign Up Here https://www.wade.org/2019-summer-camps-well/  For more information email: Shiona Caldwell, at scaldwell@wade.org

 

The City of Raleigh offers a free after school program--Teen Outreach Program (TOPs)--for ages 12-18. TOPs runs at 10 community centers across Raleigh. Click on the link for more information. 

 

Camp Braveheart Bereavement Camp is now accepting applications for its 2019 camp. This camp is for ages 6-16. Click on the link for more information.

 

NC State is offering a Study Skill Summer Camp in July and August for grades 6th-8th. They will also have a session for rising 9th graders as well. The focus of the camp is on organizational skills, learning/memory strategies and test taking skills. If you want more information you can contact Mrs. Estes or contact the program at 919-515-1713 or at theclinic@ncsu.edu.

 

WCPSS provides free parent workshops on a variety of topics. Check out some of the upcoming sessions:

 

Preparing Your Child for the End of Grade (EOG) Test(3rd–8th)

Monday, April 29--Apex United Methodist Church at 5:30 pm (Spanish Only)

 

Help Your Child Reduce Test Stress  

Thursday, April 25--Family Resource Center at 6:00 pm 

 

Communicating with Your Teenagers Effective (in English and Spanish)

Wednesday, May 1--Wake Co. Millbrook Human Services Center at 6:00 pm

 

From the PTSA:

 

The PTSA will hold a general meeting on April 30th, prior to the Dance Concert. Please plan on attending both the concert and the PTSA meeting.

From the Arts:

 

April and May will be busy for our Arts students. Studio Theatre will perform an original play on April 25th at 6pm. The dance program will have a Spring Concert on April 30th at 6pm. The band, orchestra and chorus students will be at Carowinds on May 2nd for a performance. Our school wide First Friday will be on May 3rd from 4-6pm. We will have a chorus and orchestra concert on Mayl 7th at 6pm and band concert on May 9th at 6pm.

 

For 6th Graders:

 

No new announcements.

 

For 7th Graders:

 

No new announcements.

 

For 8th Graders:

 

Our 8th grade students finished the installation of their social studies project at the City of Raleigh Museum in time for Friday’s opening. The installation will be open through June, so you have time to stop by the museum and see our students’ stories.

 

The 8th grade Washington, DC trip is April 17th and 18th. Look for more information in the coming weeks from the 8th grade team.

 

Summer Driver Education class registration begins April 1st and goes through April 12th. Students must be 14 ½ years old on the first day of class. You can pick up a registration form from the box on Mrs. Estes' door. Students should either scan/email the forms to the Lead Teacher of their first-choice school or drop the form off at a local public high school during the registration period.

 

Afterschool Activities This Week:

 

Tuesday         Intramurals                                               2:30

Wednesday     Intramurals                                              2:30

Thursday        Lioness Club                                             2:30-3:30

                     Art Club                                                    2:15

                     Intramurals                                               2:30