12/19/22

TOP STORIES FOR THE WEEK OF 12/19/22

Wagner Middle School would like to wish everyone in our community Happy Holidays and a very peaceful and healthy New Year.  This will be our last newsletter for 2022.  We look forward to seeing everyone next year!  

 

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Lost and Found

Once again, the Lost and Found is bursting at the seams.  Please have your student check the for any items they may have misplaced or left behind.  Articles not picked up by December 23rd  will be donated.  Please note - we keep the eye glasses, keys, jewelry, and sometimes retainers in the main office.  Don’t forget to check there.  

 

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Wagner Toiletry Drive - Last Call

In keeping with the spirit of giving, Wagner is hosting it’s annual Toiletry Drive through December 21st.  We are collecting all types of toiletry items and Amazon gift cards to help offset some costs and attempt to make the holidays special.  

 

In addition, students can earn one hour of ARISTA community service by writing a one-page essay on “Why It’s Important to Give Back to Your Community”.  Students can submit their essays to Room 432, 205, or share with the ARISTA advisors.  

 

The Toiletry Drive runs through December 21st.  Thank you!

 

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Schnapper’s Football

Ms. Schnapper’s pick up flag football is canceled for the remainder of the year.  It will start up again on Friday, January 6th.  Come and brave the cold weather with a fun game of pick up football.

 

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Parents’ Association Announcements

Family Appeal - Better Together for Wagner!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Family Appeal - we appreciate your generosity! For families that have not yet donated, we hope to have 100% participation, so please consider donating before the end of the year (and get your 2022 tax deduction!). The Wagner PA raises money each year to support our school in providing the best academic and social-emotional education possible. Any amount you can donate is helpful and appreciated. Please make your donation now via check made out to the Wagner Parents' Association, or here: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1421942

If you have any questions, please email Family Appeal Co-Chairs Diana and Marty Gasper at appeal@mail.wagner167.org

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Auction - March 31, 2023

Donations

Please save the date for our annual auction, which will be held in person on Friday, March 31, 2023. We need you to get involved! Please click here to let us know what you can do to help: https://forms.gle/u4fn1WnYM1RLLEnL8

We are looking for donations of all kinds, including items to auction, food and beverage to serve at the event, decor and tableware, and planning help. The donation form is attached to this email and you can email or print it out and distribute it to businesses you know and where you're doing your holiday shopping. If you have any questions, please email Auction Co-Chairs Elle Erickson and Val Marsden Fitzhugh at wagnerauction167@mail.wagner167.org

 

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Wagner Wear

Thank you to everyone who placed a Wagner Wear order. Please stay tuned for pick up information. If you have any questions, please email wagnerwear@mail.wagner167.org

 

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Amazon Smile

Support the Wagner PA when you shop on Amazon!  Go to smile.amazon.com and choose Wagner Middle School 167 Parents Association as your beneficiary.  Then any time you shop on Amazon, start at smile.amazon.com and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the PA.  Thank you for your support and happy shopping!

 

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Opportunities

University Settlement Programming

Please see eclectic, engaging, and enriching programming from the University Settlement:

 

 

Students can sign up using this link - the same as the code on the attached flyer.

 

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Lincoln Center Presents

Attached is a flyer for free tickets to Lincoln Center programs this spring, perfect for the whole family!  The flier includes a promo code for up to 3 free tickets for our Kid, Teen, and Family programs as part of Lincoln Center Presents.  These new spring additions feature the Grammy Award-winning Leyla Mccalla, Treehouse Shakers' interactive Flutter, and the multi-dimensional Doodle Pop. 

 

Lincoln Center is excited to continue welcoming Robert F. Wagner families to Lincoln Center with these free tickets, supported by Council Member Keith Powers.

 

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Upcoming Dates

 

  • Winter Recess - December 26th-January 2nd - schools are closed

  • 7th Grade Social/Dance - January 13th

  • PA General General Meeting  - January 20th

  • “What the Tech?” presented by Ms Elias - January 20th

  • 7th Grade Hot Chocolate Social - January 23th - 8:00-8:30 am

 

Reminders From Previous Newsletters

 

To Report an Absence

If your child is absent, please email your their advisory teacher and their guidance counselor.  Once your student returns to school, have them bring a note into the main office stating the reason for the absence.  The guidance counselors’ emails are as follows:

6th Grade - Ms. Block - ABlock6@schools.nyc.gov

7th Grade - Ms. Onwudiwe - DOnwudiwe@schools.nyc.gov

8th Grade - Ms. Ibishaj - YIbishaj@schools.nyc.gov

 

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Reporting a Positive Covid Case

All positive Covid cases should be reported by email to Ms. Kristen Oberlander at KMueller10@schools.nyc.gov.  Please include the following details:

 

  1. Student’s name

  2. Student’s class number

  3. Student’s last day in school

  4. The date of your student’s Covid test

  5. Type of test taken - rapid or PCR

 

If you have any questions, email Ms. Oberlander.

 

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