W.A.Y.S. Weekly Update

Dear WAYS Community,

Happy St. Patricks Day!  This week the children enjoyed an informative and comical assembly called “The Magic of Science” at the Salvation Army campus.  On Thursday Dr. Neal presented a “Make and Take” workshop for parents at the Manchester campus on how to make literacy and math games to do with your children at home.  On Friday the kids had a fire drill and the Kindergarteners went to the zoo.

Social and Emotional Health

The 20th annual Charter School Conference was held this week in San Diego.  We were fortunate to be able to send several parents, Ms. Castro and Ms. Trice.  They attended an awards ceremony where the CCSA awarded “Charter School of the Year”, “Charter Teacher of the Year” and “Parent Volunteer of the Year”.

The WAYS parents attended two motivating workshops:

1. Increasing Student Achievement through Parent Teacher Partnerships by Mary Louise Silva

2. Don’t Settle for Second Best: How You Can help Your Child Get a Great Education by Dr. Gail L. Thompson (

Next week is Spirit Week: Remember to show your spirit

Monday : Funny Hat day

Tuesday : College day

Wednesday: Twins day

Thursday: Pajama Day

Friday: Fun Friday – Mix it Up day activities What is Mix it up day

In addition, on Wednesday, March 20th we will have our second School Site Council meeting at 2 pm at the Manchester campus.  All school community members are invited.  We will be discussing our school goals for the coming year.  Watch for an agenda coming soon.  On Thursday, March 21st at 6 pm at the Manchester campus Mr. Cabil will be presenting another valuable workshop on nutrition. (see attached flyer nutrition lecture flyer)

Please remember to bring back dental forms so that your children can get free dental care.  We are also still collecting box tops.  So far our school has earned over $80!  (800 box tops) .  Thank you Ms. Maya Lane for all that counting!  Every little bit counts, so keep clipping.


Karen Horowitz

Vice Principal

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