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Weekly Newsletter, April 17, 2019

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Several WMS writers honored by Inklings

Upper El earned honors in the Young Inklings contest. Two upper El students, Vedant, grade 5, and Simon, grade 4, were winners, and will be paired with an editor in order to publish their stories in the 2019 Inklings Book!

We also had a collection of finalists from Upper El, including Ruby, Risha, Troy, Andy, Mohammad, Gabbie and Xander. In May, these finalists are to receive a personalized editorial letter about their story or poem. After that, they will have the opportunity to revise their work, submit the updated version and have the story or poem published on the Inklings blog this summer.

All entrants will receive a personal note about their story or poem from the Inklings mentor team. Congratulations to all our writers!

WMS Ravens begin spring sports schedules

Spring volleyball

The WMS Ravens spring volleyball team scrimmaged with Willows Prep on Tuesday. The fourth-sixth-grade team is playing in the YMCA League again this season. Why not catch a game or two? Here’s the game schedule—as Northshore 4, they open on Saturday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m., Northshore YMCA Main Gym East.

See an original Elementary play tonight

WMS Elementary Drama Presents “The Mystery Under the Bed,” by Kylie McElrath, on Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m., in the EL Club House.

Monster Gus has gone missing and everyone under the bed is worried about him. It’s up to Detective Dexter Dust Bunny and his cheesy partner, Moldy, to figure out what happened. Join them as they journey throughout the land under the bed from the Hole in the Wall Diner to Lefty’s Sock Emporium to solve the case. All ages are welcome, and admission is free!

Rendezvous to get into gala spirit

Get into the Gala spirit at the Family Alliance Around the World Rendezvous! At this all-ages event, parents and kids alike can make their own hot-air balloon crafts, grab some snacks, and learn more about ways to volunteer for the annual WMS Gala. This is a free event sponsored by your Family Alliance.

Gala volunteer

The spring gala needs you!

The WMS Gala and Auction is right around the corner and we are seeking volunteers for one of the most exciting events of the year! Be a part of the ADVENTURE by signing up here.

Help is needed on the Decorating Team, Registration Team, Procurement Team and much more! Several options to help during the week prior to the event are available, along with many more the day of the event. There is something for everyone.

Your generous support of time helps us to continue to create an accessible and inclusive learning community that benefits all families and students. Now, that’s a worthy cause!

Follow the link to sign up here.—Thank you! Julie Adams, Gala and Auction Volunteer Coordinator

Kids’ Night Out is this Friday, April 19

EL Campers helped out at Oxbow Farm

Oxbow Farm

Elementary Spring Break campers donated some of that free time, as they worked on a community service gardening project with Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center in Carnation. The students helped clear a garden, and then played on the farm. Other camp activities included the Family Fun Center, mini golf and inside games.

Hello Parents! The next WMS Kids’ Night Out (KNO) is this Friday, April 19. Places fill up fast, so make sure to sign up ASAP! We cannot accept drop-ins. Remember that KNO is only open to WMS students who are in kindergarten or higher.

Kids’ Night Out is usually held once a month, on a Friday night. Upper school students created KNO in order to raise money for our end-of-year trip. When your children attend KNO, they get to participate in activities and games, like face paint and a movie, while you also get the night off. The upcoming KNO will be “Pajama Party”-themed and will run from 5-9 p.m. We will be watching “Bolt,” which is rated PG, and “Tarzan,” a G-rated movie for younger children. You can sign up here, on Camp Brain. The fee for KNO is $22 for the first child, $15 for the second, and $9 for any additional child(ren). For dinner, pizza will be offered at $3 a slice. We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!—Coco McLeod, Meera Kohli, KNO managers and Violet Raker and Brystol Durney-Croniser, Co-managers