Hello, Marmot families! We are entering into the final months of school and have a lot of fun student and family activities on the calendar between now and the end of the school year. Please also check the PTA Website for details and be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities:
PTA Meeting: Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m.
Volunteer Tea: Thursday, May 16, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Choir & Instrumental Music Spring Concert: Friday, May 17, 6-7 p.m.
Wedgwood Night at the Mariners: Friday, May 31
Wedgwood Carnival: Saturday, June 1, noon-3 p.m.
Talent Show: Friday, June 14, 12:40-2 p.m.
Spring Garden Party: Friday, June 14, 2:25-4:40 p.m.
Field Day: Wednesday, June 19
5th Grade Promotion: Friday, June 21, 9-10 a.m.
Choir and instrumental music spring concert details
This year the theme of our spring concert is: All That Jazz! It will occur on Friday, May 17, from 6-7 PM at Nathan Hale High School! We are splitting the concert in to two halves, the first being choir from 6-6:30 p.m. and then Instrumental Music from 6:30-7 p.m.!
Here is some additional information about the day of the event:
Choir: Please have your student(s) arrive at 5:45 p.m. and head to the stage. WE WILL NOT BE USING THE BACKSTAGE ROOMS FOR THIS CONCERT. After choir’s performance they will be sitting on the sides of the stage to watch the instrumental music portion of the concert. After the instrumental music performance the students will be escorted back to centerstage to sit for pick up. Pick-up will happen on the stage right part of the stage and will be by grade level. Ms. Waltzer will be facilitating this so listen for instructions before leaving your seats.
Instrumental music: Please have your student(s) arrive at 5:45pm and head to the stage. WE WILL NOT BE USING THE BACKSTAGE ROOMS FOR THIS CONCERT. During choir’s performance the instrumental music students will be watching from the side stage. After choir’s performance instrumental music will set up and perform. After the final performance the students will be escorted back to center stage to sit for pick up. Pick up will happen on the Stage right part of the stage and will be by grade level. Ms. Waltzer will be facilitating this so listen for instructions before moving.
If you are in both choir and Instrumental music please follow the choir instructions first. When the concert switches you will not sit on the side stage and instead help set up for instrumental music.
It's almost Carnival time!
One of Wedgwood’s most popular events is around the corner, on Saturday, June 1!We’re making some changes this year so, whether this is your first carnival or your fifth, check out this Q&A from Carnival Chair Jenny Puckett to learn what your family can expect to see on the playground this year.
Bike Everywhere Day: this Friday, May 17!
We had a solid turnout for Bike to School Day last Wednesday, May 8, with more than 60 kids biking to school. This Friday, May 17 is Bike Everywhere Day, and we'd like to encourage kids, once again, to bike to school, and will have a table set up on the playground to hand out treats to bikers and walkers -- if kids have been biking at home they can also stop by to sign in and grab a treat.
The backstory: May is Bike to School Month here in Seattle, in which Wedgwood Elementary competes with other schools and classrooms compete with each other to see who can rack up the most minutes of bicycling during the month. Any biking anywhere counts – it doesn’t have to be to and from school. Download a tracking calendar from the Cascade Bicycle Club website.
Also, if anyone wants to help staff a table on Bike Everywhere Day, please email Elisa Murray at email@example.com.
You can still order a yearbook! New deadline: May 17
Miss the deadline for yearbook orders? There's still time to get a keepsake from the 2018-19 year. (Cost: $14.70 online):
Visit Pictavo Community at commpe.pictavo.com
Find your school
Click or tap ‘Shop My School’
Find your product & ‘Add to Cart’
Enter student information
‘Add to Cart’ & ‘Check Out’ to complete your purchase!
Email Lori Kelley at WedgwoodYearbookSea@gmail.com if you have any trouble.
Calling all party planners!
We are on the hunt for next year’s planning committee for Wedgwood’s grown-ups-only party of the year! The annual auction is Wedgwood’s biggest fundraiser of the school year, and it’s also an awesome community builder for families and the staff in attendance. We are looking for a few good Marmots to support or lead parts of the auction including Marketing, Event Planning and Procurement. Many of these roles can be done in the evenings and on your own time. We need an energetic team in place to pull off an event of this size! The funds raised are critical for all of the kids who attend Wedgwood Elementary. Please consider volunteering and email Roshni Hourselt at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Mighty Movers needs you!
Every Monday at lunch recess K-3 have an opportunity to earn foot charms by running around the track. The kiddos love this activity, but if we don’t have enough volunteers we need to cancel. Help us out and sign up here. There are only a few more Monday lunch recesses when we will do Mighty Movers. Don’t let our kiddos down!
Mondays from 11:40-12:30 on the playground.
Questions? Contact Roshni Hourselt at email@example.com
Free roller skate sessions at Magnuson this summer
On the second Sunday of every month, from 2-5 p.m., Magnuson Community Center will host free roller skate sessions, with free rentals, too. Next session is Sunday, June 9. Bring the whole family, and kids ages 12 and older can be dropped off as long as you sign a parental waiver.
Free football and cheer training camps in May and June
Lake City Junior Football & Cheer programs is putting on free training camps in May and June! The camps are non-contact, put on by the LCJF coaches and some high school players, and are expected to have NFL combine-type activities, and a two-hand touch scrimmages at the end. The cheer camp is put on by our Cheer coach, Tonya Webster! The kids will learn some dance, some beginning cheer moves and some authentic cheers our bravettes perform!
There is no commitment to play football/ or cheer during the fall. It's a opportunity to check things out and see if its something the kids might enjoy! The camps are at Nathan Hale High School, and here's the link to the registration (although you can just show up as well):
Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.-noon
Sunday, June 23, 3-5 p.m.
If you have any questions email Lcjfcheercoach@gmail.com
Want fresh ideas for getting kids outside this summer?
Time outdoors is essential to kids' health -- it increases their physical activity, enhances creativity, and may even protect their mental health (check out this Outside article on "park prescriptions"). Summer is an ideal time to commit to more outdoors time as a family; if you need support, join this Facebook group called Outdoor Childhood - Puget Sound, where you can share ideas, ask questions and find out about outdoor meet-ups.
Free Titans skills camp on June 2, 2019
There is a free skills camp on Sunday, June 2, from 3-5 p.m.; check in is at 2:30 p.m., hosted at at Ingraham High School. Each participant gets a free Titans tee shirt. We do basics football skills and drills. It gives families exposure to our program and our brand of Football!
To sign up just RSVP name, age and grade to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer camp at Jane Addams Middle School July 8-12
A Nathan Hale Raider Boys and girls soccer camp for elementary and middle schoolers will be held July 8-12, 2019. Register now before spots fill up! Elementary school hours: 9am -12pm. Middle School hours: 1–4 pm. Location: Jane Addams Middle School. $100 per player. Price includes five days of camp, T-shirt, soccer ball and coaching by Nathan Hale Soccer Team & Coach(es). Contact email@example.com for link to registration and any additional questions. Spread the word!
Sports camps at Roosevelt High School
Roosevelt High School athletic teams are hosting several sports camps this summer, including basketball, football, and volleyball. Find out dates and registration at this link.
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