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1/20 Weekly Bulletin

Good evening, WMS caregivers — 

A big congrats to all of our scholars who used some big brain power and worked hard on their MAP testing. Our instructional coach had the chance to look at the some of the preliminary scores and there are students who went up two to three grade levels. Well done, Junior Huskies! Way to be tenacious!

Who Murdered Humpty Dumpty?

Don’t worry, Mr. Ritchie’s Theatre Class is on the case! Next week, Room 121’s will be performing Law & Order: Nursery Rhyme Edition! Students have had the opportunity to buy tickets with their BEST bucks and performances are next week! Good luck, thesbians!

Cell Phone Use and Self-Reporting Illness

Families, we have noticed an increase in the number of students who are calling home to report illness during class time. This not only poses a safety concern, but it also goes against our school-wide policy of no cell phone use in the classroom. In the event that your child is feeling unwell, they should go to the nurse’s office. The nurse will then contact you, if necessary. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of all students.

Did you miss our monthly school newsletter? Here it is! https://www.smore.com/v2xb7

Find out more about what is happening in the Health Center here: https://washingtonms.seattleschools.org/news/january-2023-health-center-newsletter/

Athletics

Come one, come all!  There is a smorgasbord of WMS Basketball games tomorrow, 1.21.23 at Chief Sealth High School. Five games in all, come check them out!  Three of the games are at the same time:

WASHINGTON JV Boys vs Denny, 10:00 A.M, Court 3 @ Chief Sealth HS

WASHINGTON JV C Boys vs Denny, 11:30 AM,  Court 3 @ Chief Sealth HS

WASHINGTON VARSITY Boys vs Madison, 11:30 AM, Court 1 @ Chief Sealth HS

WASHINGTON VARSITY Girls vs Madison, 11:30 AM, Court 2 @ Chief Sealth HS

WASHINGTON JV GIRLS vs Denny, 1:00 PM, Court 3 @ Chief Sealth HS

We would like to extend a special thank you to our dedicated in-building coaches. They have all made a significant impact on our student-athletes. When we have in-building coaches, it allows for coaches to serve as mentors as well as trusted adults whom teachers can get support from: 

  • Isabell Boyd (Head Coach Varsity)
  • Nakiya Baker (Assistant Girls and JV)
  • Jon Beatima (Assistant Boys/JV and JVC Coach)
  • Elijah Hardy (Assistant Boys/JV and JVC Coach)

They have all made a significant impact on our student-athletes. When we have in-building coaches, it allows for coaches to serve as mentors as well as trusted adults whom teachers and students can get support from (often immediately). 

We are also grateful for the contributions of our out-of-building coaches who are WMS alumni, Rob Brown (Boys Head Coach) and Meng Saechao (Boys Assistant Coach). Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our athletes. When community members continue to help our students, they serve as role models for how kids can continue to help post-middle school.
 

Help Finding Medical Insurance and/or a Medical Clinic

If your student does not have a medical clinic or you need help to locate a vaccine, Community Health Access Program from Public Health Seattle-King County has staff who can assist families in all languages to get insurance and to find a medical home. Call at 1-800-756-5437 or email us at: chap@kingcounty.gov

Upcoming District-wide Immunization Compliance clinics

Wing Luke Elementary School

Date: February 1, 2023 Registration closes on 1/25.

Time: 1:30-5:00 pm

Medical Provider: Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

Clinic open to all SPS students (ages 5-18) regardless of immigration status.

Vaccines offered: Tdap/Td/Dtap, IPV, MMR, Var, Hep B, Hep A, MCV, HPV, flu, Pfizer Bivalent Booster 5-11, 12-19

Please use this link to pre-register: https://forms.microsoft.com/r/tNgYw7LDk7. Registration closes on 1/25.

Legal guardian must be present at the time of vaccination. Please bring any vaccine records with you and be prepared to wait as it is a walk-in clinic.

Questions? Email OBCCsafety@seattlechildrens.org

As always, thank you for letting us care for your middle school student where it’s always a great day to be a Junior Husky! Have a safe weekend.

Washington Middle School Administrative Team