Middle Years Programme
Syllabus | Homework | Projects
Syllabus | Homework | Projects
Syllabus | Homework | Projects
Wesley Weekly, November 14
Just a Few More Days to Get Tickets for Family Dinner Night, November 21 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Don't miss your last chance to get tickets for family dinner night! You can get tickets here through Sunday, November 17. No tickets will be sold at the door.
You’ll see “Membership” at the top of the store page. Scroll down the page to “Events.” Click the button to choose to add adult or child tickets to your cart. Choose the number of tickets you need; add them to your cart, and check out. Can’t wait to see you there!
America Recycles Day, November 15 | 7:15 am - 7:55 am - Join us in celebrating America Recycles Day. It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.
On November 15th, during morning drop off in the Wesley Teacher Parking Lot, we will partner with Ecycle Atlanta to collect electronics that you no longer need, use, or are broken. This is an excellent way for you to discard electronics safely. Please review the online list of items we will be accepting (We will accept the items listed for free recycling, not any that require a recycling fee).
During the same time, we will also be collecting new or gently used coats. For this day only - If you are dropping off coats or electronics, you may also drop off your children, and they may enter through the back door.
Wesley School Store Closed in November, November 22 - We can’t thank the school community enough for making The Wesley Store such a hit! Due to low inventory, the school store will not open on Friday, November 22 as originally planned.
In the meantime, you can pre-order all of your Wesley uniform needs here. Be sure to put the size needed in the notes section at checkout. All pre-orders will be available at the December school store.
Even though the store will be closed, PTSA representatives will be in the cafeteria to collect N.U.T. pass money.
Pay for Field Trips on My Payment Plus - Parents, please remember to pay for field trips and other fees through My Payments Plus. It is a free, one-time registration and you can manage all your student fees from one place online. Here are details about setting up an account.
Set Up Your eWallet for the Book Fair - Here is how you can get in on the reading fun:
- Monday, November 18 – Friday, November 22 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm daily.
- Wednesday we’ll open early for parents to shop during carpool. The book fair will open at 7:30 am on Wednesday for parents only.
- We’ll have extended hours during Family Dinner Night on Thursday.
- 50% of the proceeds go to the Wesley International Academy Library.
- Purchases are tax exempt.
- Like last year, eWallet will allow parents to load money onto a digital account for each child in their family. Here’s a video to explain. Visit the Book Fair website to set up your eWallet and for more information.
Sport Picture Day, November 19 - All athletes (Cheer, Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball) must come to school dressed in FULL uniform and ready to take pictures. Uniforms will be turned in immediately after pictures; bring school uniform. Athletes will have the opportunity to take individual pictures.
Parent and Family Engagement Conference - The Office of Family Engagement is hosting a Parent and Family Engagement Conference on November 16 and has extended this great opportunity to Wesley parents. Session topics include:
- Fatherhood: The Conflict of Being Present vs Providing
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- Healthy Habits
- Know Your Rights-Child Custody
- Mindfulness Matters
- Parents of Students with Disabilities
- Successful Living for Parents and Educators
- Talk With Me Baby (Parents of children 0 -5 years) and
- The Work of the Village
Please Donate Items for the Food Bank - The Girls on the Run are hosting a healthy food drive with very specific items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This project is for their community service portion of the season. Items can be placed in boxes in either the library or front office by Thursday, November 21 at 8:30 am.
*whole grain foods: whole wheat pasta, brown rice, whole-grain cereal, whole wheat flour, whole wheat crackers, plain oatmeal
*Shelf-stable milk (cow, soy, rice, etc.)
*Fruit, dried or canned in light syrup or juice
*low sodium vegetables
*foods high in protein: dried peas, beans, lentils - canned tuna, salmon, chicken (in water, not oil) - unsalted nuts - Natural peanut butter (no hydrogenated oil)
*100% fruit or vegetable juice
*olive oil or canola oil
Please consider giving to our drive because you never know... these foods might help someone you know in our community.
Contact Ms. Tomlin with questions.
Get Your MYP November IB News - The November IB News contains developments in MYP curriculum, the 8th grade community project, and more.
Get Your APS Projects Ready: Calling students in grades 3-8: Would you like to compete in the APS Technology and Innovation Competition this year? This competition gives students the opportunity to showcase their innovative use of technology. See the project website for more information. No formal forms are needed as of right now.
Students may compete in 15 different categories: 3D Modeling, Animation, Audio Production, Device Modification, Digital Game, Digital Photo Production, Graphic Design, Internet Applications, Mobile Apps, Multimedia Applications, Productivity Design, Programming Challenge (Grades 7-12 only), Project Programming, Robotics, and Video Production.
Students can work alone or with one other student from their grade. Individuals and teams will complete together. All projects submitted must be designed and created by students.
Projects will be presented in the Wesley Internal Fair (tentatively scheduled for January 6, 2020). Winners will go on to compete in the APS Technology Fair on January 11, 20202.
To get started, join the Google Classroom using class code wmbxbs where further information will be posted, choose a category to compete in, and decide what to create.
Please email Sherika Ray for more information or with questions.
Wesley Speaks Chinese - In an effort to create more common language use inside and outside the classroom, we’ve introduced some high-frequency Chines phrases. You’ll hear more teachers and students saying “good morning,” “good-bye,” and “thank you” around the school.
Check out some students and staff speaking Chinese around the school and during Field Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5IJAsHbuHY