WisdomAcademy.org http://wisdomacademy.org/site W.A.Y.S. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 03:31:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 W.A.Y.S. Weekly Update http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/11/24/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-38/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/11/24/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-38/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 03:31:13 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3340 ]]> Dear WAYS Community,

Good evening everyone. What a full week we had. We would all like to wish you a healthy, safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. This week our star students will become Principal for the Day at the Manchester campus and on December 3rd we will have our Salvation Army scholars participate as well.

This past week’s highlights:

· Literacy night was on November 19th at 5 pm at the Manchester site. Families got a chance to hear a story and do an activity. Books were given, and all had a great time.

· The SSC and DELAC committees met on November 20th.

· The fifth grade Science Competition was Wednesday the 20th. Congratulations to Ms. Santillan’s class on their win. Ms. Santillan promised her class if they won she would let the kids cut her hair! So she came through and she sent 11 inches of hair to the charity “Wigs for Kids”. We are so proud of all of you.

· Our Thanksgiving feast was November 20. Ms. Sam entertained the Manchester site with a Turkey play.

· The Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences sent a group of high school seniors to our Manchester campus on November 21st. The students enjoyed learning about high school and how to prepare for college.

· Fun Friday was November 22nd

Remember Thanksgiving break is November 27-November 29th.

· Start your holiday shopping early and help our school raise money at https://www.schoolmall.com/sm/SMHomePage

· Hope you are enjoying the new pictures continually added to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-Academy-for-Young-Scientists/344652602331533?ref=hl .

Thank you all for your continued support of your children and our school.

Sincerely,

Karen Horowitz

Principal

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W.A.Y.S. Weekly Update http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/11/17/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-37/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/11/17/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-37/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 03:16:25 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3328 ]]> Dear WAYS Community,

Good evening everyone. Although it was a short week it was a full one and this week will be as well. I hope to see you at the upcoming events.

This past week’s highlights:

· LAPD Officers from the 77th district came to speak to our fifth grade students about preventing bullying.
· Parents gathered for the annual Fifth grade meeting so they could learn about the fifth grade science trip, the Ball, and options for middle school.
· We had out monthly Fire drill.
· Perfect attendance awards were given
Notices and upcoming events:

· Literacy night is coming up November 19th at 5 pm at the Manchester site. You will get a chance to hear a story and do an activity with your family. Books will be given and a light dinner will be served. Don’t miss this magical night.

· The SSC and DELAC committees meet on November 20th at 5pm at Manchester.

· The fifth grade Science Competition is Wednesday the 20th. Our scholars have been diligently preparing for this day and we wish them all luck.

· Our Thanksgiving feast will be earlier than indicated on the calendar. We will be celebrating as we did last year with a luncheon. All are invited on November 20. A flyer is attached.

· The Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences is sending a group of high school seniors to our Manchester campus on November 21st so we may start a mentoring program.

· The next Board Meeting is November 21st at Manchester at 5:30 pm

· Fun Friday is November 22nd

· Thanksgiving break is November 27-November 29th.

· Start your holiday shopping early and help our school raise money at https://www.schoolmall.com/sm/SMHomePage

· Hope you are enjoying the new pictures continually added to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-Academy-for-Young-Scientists/344652602331533?ref=hl .

· If you have not received your order from Spirit and Pride, please let us know so we can call for you.

Thank you all for your continued support of your children and our school.

Sincerely,

Karen Horowitz

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W.A.Y.S. Weekly Update http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/11/11/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-36/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/11/11/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-36/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:00:04 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3326 ]]> Dear WAYS Community,

Good afternoon everyone. On this Veteran’s Day, I hope you will take some time to talk to your children about those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country so all of us could enjoy our freedom.

This weeks highlights:

· On Wednesday we had visitors from the Hosei University in Japan who are studying American schools and their use of technology.

· On Thursday our scholars took their second grammar competition.

· Coffee with the principal was Friday at Manchester this month. We had a nice talk about parenting and its challenges and rewards.

Notices and upcoming events:

· Fifth grade informational meeting November 13th

· Friday the 15th is Perfect Attendance. The class at each school with the best attendance rate wins a popcorn party!

· Literacy night is coming up. on November 19th. You will get a chance to hear a story and do an activity with your family.

· The SSC and DELAC committees meet next week on November 20th.

· The next Board Meeting is November 21st at Manchester

· Fun Friday is November 22nd

· Start your holiday shopping early and help our school raise money at https://www.schoolmall.com/sm/SMHomePage

· Hope you are enjoying the new pictures continually added to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-Academy-for-Young-Scientists/344652602331533?ref=hl .

Thank you all for your continued support of your children and our school.

Sincerely,

Karen Horowitz

Principal

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W.A.Y.S. Weekly Update http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/11/03/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-35/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/11/03/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-35/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:10:11 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3311 ]]> Dear WAYS Community,

Good afternoon friends. Hope you enjoyed your extra hour of sleep this morning! Personality Day was very exciting at all three campuses. Students dressed up, had parades, got their face painted, bobbed for apples and played games. Many family members joined in the fun and all had a good time. You should have also received your child’s report card on Friday. If you did not, please ask your child’s teacher. Star students of the trimester were recognized on Friday. Congratulations to those students. Our third graders had a great trip to the Discovery Museum where they were able to see a special exhibit on Ripley’s Believe it or not.

This week our scholars will take their second grammar exams. Mr. Cabil has been preparing the students along with their regular classroom teachers. On Friday, I hope you will join me once again for the monthly Coffee with the Principal, this month at Manchester.

Notices:

· Literacy night has been postponed to November 18

· Hope you are enjoying the new pictures continually added to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-Academy-for-Young-Scientists/344652602331533?ref=hl .

· Please remember to fill out the envelopes with addresses for our School Mall Fundraiser. Your child can win a Karaoke machine! All envelopes are due tomorrow.

· No School November 11th for Veteran’s Day

Thank you all for your continued support of your children and our school.

Sincerely,

Karen Horowitz

Principal

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W.A.Y.S. Weekly Update http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/27/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-34/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/27/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-34/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 03:05:25 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3308 Dear WAYS Community,

Good evening friends. Parent conferences were last week and continue this week. If you are unable to connect with your child’s teacher in person please contact them by phone or email. Your participation in your child’s education is the key to success.

Notices:

· You will receive your official Report card on November 1st.

· Literacy night has been postponed to November 18

· The Personality day parade will be at 1:30 at each campus. Please come join as your children celebrate Fall in their costumes. The parent committee will be giving out prizes for most original, funniest and others. Costumes will be put on after lunch and no props please.

· Hope you are enjoying the new pictures continually added to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-Academy-for-Young-Scientists/344652602331533?ref=hl .

· Please remember to fill out the envelopes with addresses for our School Mall Fundraiser. Your child can win a Karaoke machine!

Thank you all for your continued support of your children and our school.

Sincerely,

Karen Horowitz

Principal

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W.A.Y.S. Weekly Update http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/21/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-33/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/21/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-33/#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 03:02:31 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3306 ]]> Dear WAYS Community,

Good morning. I hope you were able to visit the Scholastic Book Fair last week. There were some great deals on books, and we highly encourage reading for pleasure to increase fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Our newly elected School Site Council met and discussed our Safe School Plan, and the children practiced an earthquake drill along with over 9 million Americans in the Great American Shakeout on Thursday.

On Friday our students enjoyed Fun Friday with such activities as Gymnastics and painting. Two grades took field trips last week. The Kindergarten went to the Eco Station in Culver City and the fourth grade went to the Science Center.

This week parents will be having conferences with their teachers about their children’s progress. Report cards will be available on November 1st.

How can you help WAYS:

· Save your Box Tops (from all General Mills products) . You will also find coupons and online deals to benefit our school
· You should have received our fundraiser through School Mall. Please help our school by filling the booklet with 11 separate addresses. You do not need to buy anything. The company will send out a catalogue to the addresses you provide. If they buy anything your child receives a prize and the classroom also received classroom dollars. Each filled booklet is also $.35 for our school. Please take a moment to fill this out.

Please read the attachment from the Box Tops coordinator, Maya Jenkins about paper donations

· Hope you are enjoying the new pictures continually downloaded to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-Academy-for-Young-Scientists/344652602331533?ref=hl .

Thank you all for your continued support of your children and our school.

Sincerely,

Karen Horowitz

Principal

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Help Wisdom Academy for Young Scientists School win $5,000! http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/17/help-wisdom-academy-for-young-scientists-school-win-5000/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/17/help-wisdom-academy-for-young-scientists-school-win-5000/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:33:53 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3295 October is the last month where WAYS could win $5,000!
Entering is easy — just ask write a quick review about the school. Once our school has 3 new reviews this month on GreatSchools.org, it’s in the drawing!
Increase the school’s chances of winning: every review over 3 gives the school another entry into the drawing — up to 10 entries for October!
Good luck!
Sincerely,
The GreatSchools Team
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W.A.Y.S. Weekly Update http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/13/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-32/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/13/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-32/#comments Mon, 14 Oct 2013 02:08:38 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3267 ]]> Dear WAYS Community,

 

This week our students took their benchmark tests in English and Math.  Teachers will share these results with parents during conferences. On Friday students demonstrated their science knowledge at the first science event of the year, the life science fair.  Students from Kindergarten to fifth grade explained the life cycle of a plant, habitats, biomes and more.

 

This week is the Scholastic Book fair on Monday through Thursday from 2:45 to 4:30 pm in the dance studio at the Manchester campus and in the chapel at the Salvation Army campus.  These are terrific grade level books at reasonable prices and make great gifts for the holidays. The money that is made through the book fair is used to buy supplies for teachers.  If you are able to volunteer please let Ms Croddy or Ms Bahena know, as they are eager for help.

 

Teachers will give students their Perfect attendance certificates on Monday.  Consistent attendance, and arriving on time is a large factor in your child’s success. 

We have received nominations for our School Site Council this past week.  You will be receiving the ballot on Monday.  Our next meeting is Wednesday the 16th at 2 pm at Manchester.  We will discuss the school safety plan as well as the evaluation of our new science project based lessons.  The DELAC committee will follow the SSC, and we will continue our discussion of how to help children with homework and reading in English.

Thursday is the Great American Shakeout. http://www.shakeout.org/ All students and staff will have an earthquake drill at 10:17 am along with most of California schools.  I have attached information about earthquake safety at home and work.  Please take a look at this important material.

 

Fun Friday is this week.  Students who wear their uniform from Monday to Thursday, do their homework, and have good character are able to have free dress on Friday.  Your child will receive a coupon on Thursday from their teacher.

 

This week both the Kindergarten and the fourth grade will be going on a field trip.  Fourth grade is going to the Science Center and Kinder to Eco Station.

 

Hope you are enjoying the new pictures continually downloaded to our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-Academy-for-Young-Scientists/344652602331533?ref=hl  .

 

Next week are our parent conferences.  I have enclosed a set of questions you might want to ask your child’s teacher in order to make the most of your time.

 

Thank you all for your continued support of your children and our school.

 

Sincerely,

 

Karen Horowitz

Principal

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School Site Council Nominations http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/10/school-site-council-nominations/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/10/school-site-council-nominations/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 07:52:39 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3264 Hello Parents,

  • Tomorrow is the deadline to submit your name for school site council.  You can also reply to this email if you are interested in this position.
  • Also please send in all orders for our Spirit and Pride  wear by tomorrow.
  • The science fair will take place tomorrow  beginning at 1:30

Thank you all and have a wonderful weekend.

Karen Horowitz

Principal

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W.A.Y.S. Weekly Update http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/06/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-31/ http://wisdomacademy.org/site/2013/10/06/w-a-y-s-weekly-update-31/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 02:35:27 +0000 W.A.Y.S. http://wisdomacademy.org/site/?p=3246 ]]> Dear WAYS Community,

 

Hope you are having nice family time this week.  Our special education parents got their questions answered by our Resource teacher, school psychologist and speech therapist. On Friday many parents gathered for Coffee with the Principal, which I always enjoy. Yesterday our Kindergarten team of teachers went to literacy training, bringing all the new best practices back to our school.

This week our students will demonstrate what they have been learning in science.  We are looking for volunteers at the Salvation Army for breakfast, lunch, and hallway supervision.  Let us know if you are interested.  You should have received a nomination form from your child for the school site council.  We meet monthly and are looking for members.  Consider taking part in this important group.

Keep an eye out for the Book Fair starting October 14, 2013 for the week and will be open from 2:30 to 4:30 daily.  If you are interested in helping with set up, close down or working at the fair please contact Ms Bahena at the Salvation Army or Ms Croddy at the Manchester site.

How to Help WAYS:

 

·      Wisdom Academy is on Facebook.

- you will enjoy lots of pictures and learn about what we are doing. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-Academy-for-Young-Scientists/344652602331533

 

·      Save your Box Tops (from all General Mills products) . You will also find coupons and online deals to benefit our school

 

 

·      Our Spirit Wear catalog is here with lots of terrific new designs for students and adults to show their pride in our school.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Karen Horowitz

Principal

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