Why were our third graders awakened by squawking birds, and lions roaring? If WISH had an adult talent show, what would Mr. Peder perform? What's the best way to shoot toilet paper out over an enthusiastic audience? Who was the most popular character seen in this year's Storybook Characters Parade? Find out the answers to all of your burning questions in this month's WISH Insider newsletter.
Thank you for making WISH the best place to raise our children together! All day on Saturday, it was inspiring to witness the commitment and care the parents, community volunteers, and teachers put into the International fair. There were booths with crafts and games from around the world, plus our students' beautiful Winter Sing. A huge thank you to Eve Keller and the International Fair committee for leading such an amazing event.
Over 150 athletes have competed in WISH Team Sports since the Owls' inaugural season last spring and the program has only been growing since then. Three generous sponsors have signed on this year - Zacha Homes, Taylor Whitley Realty and Michael Goldstein, Attorney at Law. Combined with the award of a national DICK's Sporting Goods grant, our program was perfectly positioned to add three new sports- Cross Country, Flag Football, and Volleyball - and new head coaches for each.
This month's Insider is a very full issue with information on the garden beautification, FIYA sports, our amazing music and art classes, a look at the middle school electives, and much more! It's a great way to stay informed about all the wonderful activities at WISH!
This Saturday, November 1, WISH Charter will host the annual FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) World Class Qualifying Tournament. Over two hundred students from Southern California will be competing in this exciting event, which combines LEGO robots, teamwork and an energetic tournament atmosphere to promote science, technology and innovation.
All ages are welcome to view this excitement of Robots & Legos.
This past month at WISH rocked, particularly the Bands and Brews FUNdraiser! Read all about it in the latest edition of the WISH Insider! Plus, you can find out about what the students are learning in art and music, get the inside scoop on our new Assistant Principal, Rachel Woodward, and much more.
Well, since the weather is SO hot, just pretend it's still August as you read the newsletter! Hope you enjoy reading about the awesome start to our school year!
The last day of the 2013-14 school year was such a joy - seeing all of the students, teachers, staff, and parents celebrating the accomplishments and friendships made this year. It has been a full year at WISH and it has been our privilege to capture it through the WISH Insider. We hope it has brought a smile to your face! Have a wonderful summer and we'll see you in August! P.S. Check out the youthful side of the WISH Insider Team on the last page!
This month we have really seen WISH FIYA sports take off and the students have done amazingly well! The pride and joy on the faces of these athletes are priceless. Our community has also come together to ice skate, dine, and bid, while at the same time raising funds for WISH. We invite you to take a moment to read about some of the wonderful events that have taken place this past month by checking out the April WISH Insider. You can also get an inside look at what your child has been learning in music and art. There are also two fun science projects you can do at home with your kids. Enjoy!
As of this month, WISH is in 23rd place in the School Cents program at Santa Monica Place and Westside Pavilion. If we can move up to 20th place or better, it means extra $$ for our school and an automatic invite back to the program next year. The program ends April 30th, so be sure to shop and log your receipts! Our school will earn 5 points per dollar spent, and you can earn your own shopping rewards as well!
March had so many fun activities such as Dr. Seuss week, Race for Success, the Garden Party, and so much more! As we head into Spring Break, take a moment to relive all of the amazing events that happened at WISH by checking out the March Issue of the Insider.
Our 2014 auction is coming March 18-23, 2014! Click here to download the catalog.
February 2014 is a jam packed issue of the WISH Insider Newsletter! The Insider team loved taking an opportunity to highlight our awesome paras in this issue. You can also find info on the 5th grade class, changes in testing and common core, student council, and so much more. Enjoy reading!
Would you like to know more about the 4th graders? Wondering about the Middle School update? Looking for a good book to get for your student? The January WISH Insider has what you are looking for! Click through for the January 2014 edition of the WISH Insider Newsletter- enjoy reading!
WISH is competing to register the most participants for the Race to Success 5K and Kids' 1K at LMU on Saturday, March 8, 2014. You can help by registering to walk/run in this fun community event, or sign up as a "virtual runner" to help our cause!
Help support WISH by gathering donations for our annual Spring Online Auction! This year's event will kick off on March 17th; donations are requested by March 3rd.