News and Updates
Displaying Car Tags

After you have announced in the PikMyKid app that you are on campus, our staff has an additional step to get your child in the correct line. For that step, we need to easily see your car tag.

If you will please display your car tag in a way that has it show vertically rather than laying it on your dashboard, we’d appreciate it.

Here are 3 possible ideas:

1. Clip the car tag to your visor or passenger side visor and flip down the visor when you are in the carline.

2. Tape your car tag to the top of the windshield on the passenger side.

3. Punch two holes in the corners of your car tag and run a string through them and then hang your car tag from your rearview mirror.

Thanks for taking this step to help us make dismissal run smoothly!
Phone interface PikMyKid
Daily Morning Check-In Action: Health Screen

Parents: if your child attends on-campus instruction, remember to fill out the check in health screen every day before they come to school. Access it by clicking on the blue button on the main screen in your app.

You'll receive a daily 7 am reminder from PikMyKid for the first few weeks to help you remember while it's new.

If your answer is "yes" to any of the questions, please look to our Return to Campus protocols for guidance before coming to school. You may hear from our nurse as well.
School Pictures for Kindergarten and first grade

Lifetouch will be on campus this Thursday, September 24, to take on-campus students’ pictures for the fall. They are going to work with us all year to be on campus at different times to take pictures in smaller groups and work with us to take the pictures for the distance learners as well. Be on the lookout for more information about alternate dates. 
Counselors' Corner
Join Us for Parent Book Group Oct. 7

The Parent Book Group is Oct. 7 at 6 pm. The Zoom Link for that evening is Book Group/Spence Zoom Room. All are welcome to attend. Our first book of the year is the 2016 National Book Award winner, “Stamped from the beginning: the definitive History of racist ideas in America,” by Ibram X. Kendi. We believe that by examining our history and ourselves, we are modeling how to be reflective thinkers for our children.

Counseling Speaker Series

Every year, we offer speakers who address parenting & family interests. Guest appearances will be presented virtually and open to all interested parents. 

Oct 28 at noon: Georgetown Child & Family Therapist Megan Ibanez will present “Family Support: How to give grace and space to each other during times of stress”  

Dec. 2: Brad Mason will present "Self Esteem, Self Talk, and Self Control,” a workshop he offers on his counseling website that focuses on helping our children learn to catch self-destructive thinking and replace those thoughts with something more accurate and positive.

Feb 24: Megan Ibanez will return with “Understanding Childhood Grief.” Grieving takes many forms, including divorce, family moves, school changes, and death. We discuss how we can help our children navigate the real world of losses.


Mrs. Fox (Grades K-2)

One-on-One: If your scholar would like some one-on-one time to talk about anything weighing on their mind, please email me at h.fox@mwschool.org to set up a time.  

Lunch Bunch: Join us online M-W-F from 11:30-12 pm. Please sign up through the counseling K-2 portion of our website. Stay tuned for how lunch bunches will look for our on-campus learners.

In class: This week, grades K-2 have been learning about a lovely tool to enhance a mood. The students are listening to music from around the world. We discuss how different types of music (fast, slow, soft, loud, etc.) can affect how we feel. Then, the students draw on paper as they listen to the music. We are adding a tool to use when we need to make a positive change in our mood.


Mrs. Spence (Grades 3-5)

One-on-One: If you feel your child is struggling and needs someone to talk with, please email me at n.spence@mwschool.org to set up a time to visit with them via zoom while they are at home or in person if they are at school.  

Lunch Bunch: Times/dates will be updated based on our new in-school schedule. My goal is to offer long distance as well as on campus lunch groups. It is a wonderful way for children to socially interact in a more carefree yet still structured environment. If your child has already signed up, I will work to make sure they have a space.

In class: How to Tame Your Inner Chicken! These last two weeks we have focused on understanding how our brains stay balanced and what to do when our amygdala (chicken brain) flies the coop. We practiced breathing exercises, doodle art & grounding questions. We also discussed how exercise & music help with regulating our mood as well. We will continue to visit ways to self-regulate throughout the year.
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