The Grapevine, June 10, 2020


Two campuses, one big parade, June 17

Summer Send-Off Car Parade, Wednesday, June 17, 10-11 a.m., NC campus, for all families

We want to wish everyone a big WMS goodbye for the summer! Please join us for a WMS Community Car Parade, 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, at the North Creek campus. This is for all families, from both campuses. WMS staff will line the route and wave to you all as you drive through.

You will enter through the North Creek west entrance (directly across from the entrance to Building 2), drive around campus as directed along the way and exit at the northwest driveway. Watch for your friendly traffic directors!

Lost Tombs of Ur

This Cedar/Birch student finished up his history project on ancient Mesopotamia by building a model of the temple complex at Ur and making a video to go along with it.

“It turned into a slightly larger project,” says Jessie Felt.

“This student hit the ball out of the park with this history project!” says his teacher, Amanda Freerksen.

Middle School students present PNW projects

Students from the Ginkgo class gave Expert Project Presentations as part of their Pacific Northwest Studies class. On Monday, June 15, they will present their PNW 3-D Models to fourth and fifth-grade students, and the class will also have a couple of virtual field trips. Students have selected a variety of options and will be presenting them to the class for votes.

Getting creative for remote learning

A Toddler from the Apricot class works on a creative home activity; and a kindergarten student from the Oak class shares a picture of himself wearing traditional Gujarati clothing called Kediyu. He was inspired by reading about clothes from around the world on ReadWorks. Select a photo below to see a larger version.

WMS Task Force sets summer plans

Good Goods: Save the dates for our Food Drives in June, July, and August…

The task force will continue to host contactless food drives for the months of June, July and August. Please mark your calendars and plan on supporting our local and larger community. All events will take place in the North Creek campus parking lot:

  • Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gratitude Greetings: We are still producing gratitude greetings and we’d love to include a new one from you, or include a WMS community member who has yet to submit. Please send in your greeting of gratitude to be included in the next batch going to King County Metro. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis until Aug. 31.

Our final mask donation for this year will be 96 masks going to our friends at Seattle Humane Society, located in Bellevue. Although currently closed to the public, Seattle Humane continues to care for the animals of our community and continues to support adoptions and other programs. For more information on their mission and current status, please visit—Shay Chapman, WMS Task Force 2020 Coordinator

Girl Scout Troop has room for more!

Girl Scout Troop #41020 is actively recruiting girls entering third, fourth or fifth grade to participate in their blended Brownie/Junior Troop. The troop will continue meetings over the summer and will welcome you for the summer and the 2020-2021 school year. With six girls now in the troop, there is room to add as many as six more.

“We’d love your participation,” says Shay Chapman, Troop Leader #41020. For more information on troop meeting times and format during summer and beyond, please contact Shay at 425-985-4575.


Thursday, June 11
•  Virtual EC Moving Up ceremonies
•  New Family EL Welcome Reception, virtual, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 15
•  Immersion Day 1
•  Virtual Lower EL Moving Up ceremonies
•  Virtual Sixth-Yr. Retreat, 9:50 a.m.
•  Last day to complete MS and HS surveys
Tuesday, June 16
•  Immersion Day 2
•  Virtual Sixth-Year Moving Up, 10:45 a.m.
•  Virtual Eighth-Grade Moving Up, 1:30 p.m.
•  Virtual Island Night Encore, 2-3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17
•  EL report cards mailed home
•  Second semester ends
•  fourth quarter ends
•  Community Goodbye Car Parade, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., North Creek campus, for both campuses
Thursday, June 18
•  Wrap-up day for faculty and some academic-year staff, through June 22
•  Keep up with the WMS calendar here.

Did you miss Island Night?

If you missed Island Night, the Upper El will hold an encore viewing of the virtual event, on Wednesday, June 16, 2-3 p.m. Please email Liz Hoyer, UE Program Director, for the link.

Anti-racism resources

WMS is committed to diversity, and to aid families in learning about inclusion, equity and social justice, we are providing lists of resources in a central place. Please visit the Inclusion page to learn more.

The Black Lives Matter Bothell Run Club is a private Facebook group that came about through a post on the Bothell Community Facebook Page. According to this story on KING 5 the club plans to do weekly runs for the foreseeable future. For more information, if you are on Facebook, you will need to request to join the group, agree to the group rules and wait for admittance.

There is also a very active Woodinville Social Justice Connection on Facebook, which has been holding very well-attended events.

Walk Stand Pray Remember is a Walking Prayer Vigil hosted by Bothell Community Kitchen, Bothell United Methodist Church and NorthLake Lutheran Church, along the Burke Gilman Trail through 6 p.m., June 16.

Pick up student belongings

Just a reminder to pick up student work and belongings in the front lobby of building 2, if you haven’t already done so.

Complete El, Sec parent surveys

If you are a parent or a guardian, please complete your survey on remote learning. Remember, these surveys are only for parents, so please do not share them with your students. If you have already responded to the survey, thank you! We value your reflections and input. Middle and High School families, please follow the links to the survey in your Grapevine email, and complete the survey by Monday, June 15.

Yearbook update

If you have purchased a yearbook, whether online or through an order form, we will email you to set a time on Thursday, June 11, or Friday, June 12, to pick up your yearbook. If you placed an offline order you must have paid for the book before it will be distributed.

We have a limited number of extra yearbooks available to buy, first come, first served. As the yearbooks are only sold to WMS families and staff, please refer to the information in your Grapevine email to place an order.

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