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This Week at Wheeler

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October 29, 2020 | Vol 2. Issue 9

This Week

This Week at Wheeler: Let's take a look at our Upper School Math program with Teacher Tom Wharton and join us in cheering on 7th Grade student Philip Spradlin as he prepares to head to the National History Bee! A new Graphic Novel details the career of Dr. Joseph Chazan, alumni parent, grandparent, former Trustee, and namesake of the Wheeler Chazan Art Gallery. Hamilton 8th Grade taps into their entrepreneurial spirit with Dean Bragonier and his NoticeAbility Program. And Grs. 1-5, check out the new Food Service price and portion news below!

VIRTUAL LEARNING: You may notice more emails this week about classroom preparations in the EVENT we would need to move a class to virtual learning as happened in two Lower/Hamilton Lower School homerooms. This is preparation only so that we would be able to transition as smoothly as possible in the instance of a need for a class, a grade, or even a division to quarantine. Please help your students understand that this is not something to worry over but a signal of some of the ways Wheeler faculty have incorporated since last spring for what makes the transition to virtual learning work best for students and families.

We value the importance of friendship especially during these unprecedented times, and have you had a chance to meet our new Chef Shana from Brock & Co. Inc? ICYMI: Wheeler Boys Soccer is off to a great start! And the Wheeler Warriors welcome Stephanie Coro as the new Girls Varsity Basketball Coach for the 2020-2021 season.

Have a happy (and most importantly) safe Halloween! Looking for tips for COVID-safe trick-or-treating or activities?  Check out this flyer.

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Dialogue is essential for a vibrant democracy and this is all of our chance to practice - AGP

Information and NEWS

Wheeler Community Travel Report Form: As we move into the holiday travel season, we’d greatly appreciate you completing this form if you or anyone in your household will be traveling from October 2020 - January 3, 2021. This information will be collected by the Healthy 20-21 Task Force.

The Wheeler Calendar is online. Please log into the Parent Portal for the most up to date calendar information.

Important tidbits

All food orders for next week must be placed by midnight tonight. Wheeler Food Service web page

NEWS FOR LOWER SCHOOL FOODIES! NEW! $5 lunch options for students in Grades 1 – 5 are coming Monday, November 9: Brock is responding to your feedback for a less-expensive, smaller-sized entrée with two sides, a piece of fruit, and a choice of milk, water or apple juice all for $5. These options will be available for pre-ordering in MyKidsSpending — with delivery to students the week of November 9. Students and parents in these grades would still have the opportunity to order the larger entree portion or a la carte items as well. Nutrition information, including ingredients and allergen information, is available at http://brockcafe.com/wheelerschool/ or by downloading the Nutrislice app and selecting The Wheeler School.

WSPA

Join us on Zoom next week at 9am for the WSPA division meetings 11/3 Middle School, 11/4 Upper School, 11/5 Lower School. Meeting links are available on the portal calendar.

Support WSPA by shopping at your local Stop & Shop! Follow these 3 simple steps to register, and use your Stop & Shop card every time you buy groceries in-store or online. Funds raised support WSPA events and activities.

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