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High School physics teacher Wendy Coulombe's class demonstrated wavelengths on Tuesday. The students skewered pieces of candy, and stuck the skewers to tape, then set the tape in motion, demonstrating how different types and different placements of force affected the types and lengths of wavelengths.
Our next big Parent Engagement event is the Childhood Anxiety Workshop, with Joanna Thome Patten, Psy.D. Taking place over two Wednesday evenings, Feb. 1 & 8, the workshop is designed for parents of children of all ages; $15 per adult/$20 per couple for the two-day workshop, to help defray the cost of the speaker fee; NC2, Ginkgo Classroom, 7-8:30 p.m. Register in Camp Brain. We will offer complimentary child care.
Back by popular demand, Dr. Patten will present current information on childhood anxiety. She is a pediatric psychologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and also has a small practice in Woodinville. These workshops will help you learn about symptoms of childhood anxiety and some specific strategies for anxiety management. The workshops will include presentation, small group discussion and several interactive activities.
An Upper El boy takes his free throw during a basketball game last Saturday. The boys and girls and families are enthusiastic about the first-ever WMS basketball teams.
Thanks to Jessica Sealana for the photo. See another photo in this week's gallery.→
The Gala Committee invites you to attend the next planning meeting, on Friday, Feb. 3, 9-10 a.m., in the Elementary Club House Conference Room in Building 2, North Creek campus.
The committee is seeking sponsorships and procurements for this year's event, set for April 28, at the Inglewood Golf Club, Kenmore. If you are eager to sponsor the gala, to donate an auction item or to begin collecting those sponsorships and donations, you will find the forms you need on our website. For more information, contact Darcy Hardy.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for the week of Jan. 14-21: Kelly Coates, Jianing Xu and Run Yang, Library support; Maggie Larimer-Atkins, Friday Helper; Lola Kassamali and Mahek Chhugani, for bring flowers and play dough to class; Anasuya Pai, materials support; Dorothy Chien and Paula Ruedebusch, aquaponics program; Vijaya Nirmala, for Math Corrections; Elizabeth Canning, Lisa Flannery, Susan Keller and Mansi Doshi for correcting vocabulary; Rachel Mekanik, Reading Parent; Charanya Srinivisan, White Board updating, NC; Nisha Shah for labeling envelopes; and Jillian Dickson, for assisting with Admissions tours.
Parent volunteer yearbook producer Carli McSorley is seeking photos of WMS students and activities for the annual yearbook. If you would like to provide some photos, you may bring in a thumb drive, email them or send a link to an online gallery. To do so, or for more information, contact Communications Director Claire Tuohy-Morgan.
Music students in both Upper El classes have been practicing and polishing and working collaboratively on a joint music piece for the UE music performance. Come on over on Monday, Jan. 30, 4:30 p.m., in the Elementary Club House, and hear what they have learned!
Because the concert will be in the Club House, the Lower El afternoon Club House will be held in Birch (Bldg. 1) on that afternoon.
Sign up for the Feb. 6 day camp by Feb. 1. Feb. 6 is Conference Day, and there are no classes.
Registration is also open for Midwinter Break camp, which runs from Tuesday, Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 24. Auxiliary Program Director Theresa Kirby plans an active week for Elementary campers, including bowling and Elevation Sports.
Woodinville Montessori School has decided to allow a Seattle company called Pogo to offer its service to WMS families. Through the Pogo app, WMS families may opt in to discover other WMS families who live nearby, and connect to form carpools. Pogo says that only WMS parents and caregivers may join a WMS group. This service is independent of and unconnected to WMS. We expect the service to become available to our families on Feb. 1, and we will give you more details by then.
Welcome to the Grapevine newsletter. The Grapevine is published every Wednesday afternoon during regular school weeks. We welcome your submissions of photos and articles that are about or directly relevant to WMS students, subject to approval by the Director of Communications and Marketing. All submissions are due by 4:30 p.m., Mondays. We do not accept advertising.