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SOLAR ECLIPSE REMINDERS:

The eclipse will be viewed with the use of special purpose filters known as “eclipse glasses”. These class will be provided by the school district to every Wynbrooke student.

Please speak with your child about the importance of keeping the viewing glasses on while outside for this experience for safety purposes.

This permission form was sent home on Monday to inform you and to gain signed permission for your child/student to opt-in to the outside viewing of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Should the permission slip not be returned, the student will remain inside the building to view via live streaming.

We are in need of a few volunteers to assist with moving students outside to view the eclipse and monitoring groups of students for safety. We will also need volunteers to assist in the classrooms with our “Solar Snacks”. We are requesting that parents consult with the classroom teacher for needed items such as moon pies, sun chips, milky ways, starburst, etc.

All volunteers must sign-in in the Main Office and also in the Parent Center

If you are planning to REPORT TO CAMPUS TO VOLUNTEER, TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE OR PICK UP YOUR CHILD EARLY, you will need to do so by 1:45pm. The parking lot entrances will be closed until all students are back in the building safely.

The school day will be extended for one additional hour on next Monday. We will begin dismissal at 3:15pm. Please plan accordingly. The after-school program will end at its normal time.

OTHER UPDATES FOR THE WEEK:

We have several important meetings scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2017. We hope you will plan to attend.

Title 1 Stakeholder Meeting- 5:15 PM

ASEDP Parent Meeting 5:45 PM

PTA Meeting 6:30 PM

School Pictures will be taken on Thursday, August 24th. All students should wear Navy Blue Bottoms and White Shirts.

We are looking forward to a great week with our students!
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What you need to know: DeKalb County School District and the solar eclipse on Aug. 21

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. - The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school day by one hour on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, to provide safe viewing and instructional opportunities related to the expected solar eclipse that day.

Here's what else you need to know about how the district will provide a safe viewing and learning experience:

Dismissal will occur one hour later than usual, at the end of the extended learning period. Our three-tier dismissal system starts with elementary schools, followed by high schools, and finally middle schools. Activities during the special learning period may include instructional lessons within all content areas, televised viewing of the eclipse, and actual viewing of the eclipse with the use of special purpose filters known as “eclipse glasses."

Three-year-olds in preschool will be dismissed at noon that day. Again, this only impacts 3-year-olds.

Students must have a signed and completed Solar Eclipse Opt-In and Release of Liability in order to participate.

Classes will be held on Aug. 21. If parents choose to keep students home on that day, the absence will be counted as unexcused. However, students will be allowed to make up any work that was missed that day.

A listing of instructional materials is available on the DCSD website. Click here to access this helpful information.

Our eclipse glasses are safety-certified. DCSD will distribute special viewing glasses to students and staff. Our eclipse glasses are ISO 12312-2 compliant and CE certified.

According to NASA, the solar eclipse will occur across North America that day when the moon obscures 97.4 percent of the sun. The solar eclipse will be viewable around 1:02 p.m. and end at 4 p.m.

DCSD reminds its community that it is not safe to stare directly into the sun without special glasses, and it is providing lessons that will allow students to safely take advantage of the moment.
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Posted Monday, August 21, 2017
Please keep in mind that we will be viewing the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm and because of this don’t forget that school will end 1 hour later.

Mom and Dad we need your help at school that day so if you can join us to volunteer we would love to have you. But just know that you have to be on campus by 1:45 pm because the entrances to the school will be closed at 2:00 pm.

We are in need of volunteers to assist with moving students safely outside the building and monitoring them during the eclipse. We also need donations of solar snacks for each classroom to accompany planned lesson. They can include Milky Way, Mars bars, Starbursts, Moon Pies, Sun Chips, Pop Rocks, etc.

Please make sure that you have your permission slip signed and returned by tomorrow, Friday August 18th.

Thank You!
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Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017



Wynbrooke Parents,



On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. DeKalb County School District’s Science Instructors will engage the students in the investigation of the solar eclipse phenomena. These activities may include instructional lessons within all content areas, televised viewing of the eclipse, and actual viewing of the eclipse with the use of special purpose filters known as “eclipse glasses”. These class will be provided by the school district.

This permission form was sent home on Monday to inform you and to gain signed permission for your child/student to opt-in to the outside viewing of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Should the permission slip not be returned, the student will remain inside the building to view via live streaming. The permission slip is due back to the school by Friday, August 18th.

We are in need of volunteers to assist with moving students outside to view the eclipse and monitoring groups of students for safety. We will also need volunteers to assist in the classrooms with our “Solar Snacks”. We are requesting that parents consult with the classroom teacher for needed items such as moon pies, sun chips, milky ways, starburst, etc.

If you and your family would like to join us for the viewing, we ask that you arrive at the school by 1:45pm. We are expected to be in the direct path of the eclipse at 2:36pm. The parking lot entrances will be closed until all students are back in the building safely.

Finally, the school day will be extended for one additional hour on next Monday. We will begin dismissal at 3:15pm. Please plan accordingly. The after-school program will end at its normal time.
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Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017
On a daily basis, over 200 students are dismissed as car riders from the gymnasium. In order for this process to work, we need your full cooperation as it is important to do so in a safe and orderly manner.

To assist us in this effort we ask that you:

-Communicate all transportation changes in writing to your child’s teacher in advance. Daily transportation changes become difficult for everyone but especially students. Consistency is the best way to ensure that your child gets home correctly!

-Changes in transportation will not be accepted after 1:30 pm.

-Early check outs must take place before 1:30 pm.

-Remember, all Wynbrooke students are important. Therefore, our focus must be on all students. Please be courteous to other parents and to staff when reporting to campus to pick up your child.

-We prefer all parents to remain in their vehicles and drive through the pick-up line so that your child can be picked up.
Please avoid congregating at the gymnasium door because a large crowd slows down the entire process for everyone.

-All car riders must be picked up no later than 2:40 pm each day.

-When parking in the Wynbrooke Subdivision, be mindful of those who reside in the neighborhood. You should park on one side of the street heading towards Rockbridge Road. Please avoid blocking driveways and mailboxes.

Consider using the school bus as your mode of transportation to avoid the dismissal traffic on our campus. Bus routes are posted in the hallway behind the cafeteria.
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Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
We had a great first week of school! Teachers spent this week getting students acclimated to the rituals and routines of school, getting to know their students, assessing and introducing students to the new curriculum. We are off to a fantastic start and expect many great things for the 2017-2018 school year! In preparation for the upcoming week, please take a moment to review the reminders below:

Uniforms:
It was great to see our students “dressed for success” during the first week of school. To ensure that we support the tradition of REQUIRED uniforms at Wynbrooke, please review the uniform policy located in the agenda planner and make the appropriate adjustments as needed.
Urgent uniform reminders:
• Shoes must be SOLID black or brown
• 1st-5th grade students must wear black or brown belts
Navy blue and white must be worn on Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Fridays are designated for school spirit wear attire. Students can wear a Wynbrooke spirit wear shirt with navy or khaki bottoms.
Jeans are not allowed unless announced in advanced by school administration. Students can also wear a regular school uniform.

Arrival Time:
Students are allowed to enter the school at 7:00 am.

On Monday, students will report to their designated Holding Rooms
PreK/K-Yellow Hall
1st Grade-Spanish Room on Red Hall
2nd Grade-Music Room
3rd Grade-Red Hall
4th and 5th Grades-Gymnasium

Students can be dropped off in the back near the gymnasium from 7:00 am-7:45 am and the bus loading zone from 7:20 am-7:45 am every day. The main entrance is not used for morning drop off because it interrupts the flow of traffic on our campus.


Dismissal Procedures:
Car riders will be dismissed from the gymnasium, not the main entrance, beginning at 2:15 pm. Parents are encouraged to remain in their cars, as gathering at the door of the gymnasium will slow down the dismissal process. Students will be escorted to your car. Please plan ahead and expect delays. Thanks in advance for the patience you will display as we work to make sure EVERY student gets home safely.

Important Documents and Paperwork:
Be sure that all paperwork received during Open House is completed and returned to your child’s teacher. If you are a returning Wynbrooke student and did not provide a current Proof of Residence, it is important that you do so this week. These items were due on Friday, August 11th.

Summer Enrichment Projects:
Summer Enrichment Projects for all returning Wynbrooke students were due to the homeroom teacher on Friday, August 11th. This is a Theme School requirement that will be graded and entered in Infinite Campus for each content area. Information has been available on our website since June 1st.

Don’t forget to submit your Growing Your Minds Parent Activity to your child’s teacher this week. We see this as a great tool that will allow you to share important information about your student.

Back to School Team Talk with 3rd-5th Grade Parents:
To ensure we are set for a successful school year, all 3rd-5th grade parents are encouraged to come out to our annual Back to School Team Talk and learn more about the Rituals and Routines of Wynbrooke Theme School on Thursday, August 17th 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. One volunteer hour will be offered.

DCSD will extend the school day one hour on Monday, August 21st due to the Solar Eclipse. Additional information will be sent home this week.

Several important meetings will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd . Please make plans to attend.
• Title I Stakeholder Planning Meeting at 5:15 PM
• ASEDP Parent Meeting 5:45 PM-6:15 PM
• PTA Meeting at 6:30 pm

NEW DATE Bruster’s Spirit Night:
Friday, SEPTEMBER 8TH 5:00 pm-8:00 pm at 2688 Rockbridge Road, Lilburn Georgia.

Please visit our website weekly for other important dates.

We are looking forward to a wonderful week of teaching and learning!
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Posted Sunday, August 13, 2017
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