Originally delivered on 12/3/2022 7:11 pm

SUBJECT: Wharton DLA Newsletter 12.03.22

December 3, 2022
From the Principal's Desk

Dear Wharton Families,

December is here and Wharton is getting into the spirit with themed dress days. Scroll down to see the schedule for Wharton Days of Cheer. We will also have opportunities to support families in our community through gift-giving and food donations. See more information about how to participate below.

Phase 1 of HISD School Choice applications opens on December 14 and goes through February 2. All 5th and 8th-grade students must apply for their school of choice during Phase 1. 

Thank you to everyone who joined our 5th graders for The Grinch movie night yesterday. We hope you had a great time!

Have a great weekend,

Jennifer Day

WDLA Holiday Cheer Drive

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Events & Programs

December 5-21
WDLA Days of Holiday Cheer
Wharton is getting festive! Students are invited to dress up in the holiday themes below. Please make sure your student wears their uniform if not participating.

December 8
Wharton Magnet Tour
Join us for an in-person magnet tour. Current Wharton 5th graders who are interested in Wharton Middle School must re-apply through HISD's School Choice application process. 

December 14, 8:45 PM
Coffee with the Principal & HISD 101 Parent Workshop 
Join Principal Day, the Wharton leadership team, and PTO reps for the latest school updates. HISD's FACE (Family and Community Engagement) department will also present.

December 16, 9:45 AM - 12 PM
Great Wharton Bake-Off Sunshine Cart
Help us to treat our Wharton educators and staff with a baked treat exchange for the holidays. Buy or make 1-3 dozen of your favorite holiday baked goods to share.

See sign up to volunteer your time or money, or sign up to bake!

December 17, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Garden Committee Workday
Join us for a garden workday. The whole family is welcome, and please bring wheelbarrows, shovels, hoes, and pitchforks if possible.

December 19
Express Theater's Puppet Scrooge
All Wharton elementary students will enjoy a presentation of Express Theater's Puppet Scrooge. Three actors and 12 life-size animal puppets tell the story of greedy teenager Eboni Scrooge on a wild ride with three ghosts who teach her the true meaning of Christmas: generosity and goodwill toward all critters.

December 20, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
PK-2nd Grade Winter Musical
Save the date for PK-2nd grade "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" winter musical.

HISD 12 Days of Code

HISD is celebrating computer science with the 12 Days of Code in December! Wharton students began participating in coding activities on December 1. The program's site includes an informational flyer along with coding activities for every grade level. #HISDecoded.

HISD School Choice

Parent Volunteers Needed for School Choice Fairs

Parents, would you like to share your student’s transforming learning experience at Wharton with prospective parents?

Do you have 3 hours to support by helping to recruit the next generation of Wharton eagles at any upcoming  HISD School Choice Fair(s) below?

December 10
Worthing High School

January 21
Heights High School

January 28
Westside High School

 If so, please contact Syreeta Lazarus for more information.

HISD School Choice Timeline
Please make note of the HISD School Choice application timeline.

Phase I: December 14, 2022 - February 2, 2023 
(Notifications on April 5, 2023)

Phase 2: April 5, 2023 - June 15, 2023 
(Notifications as seats become available)

NOTE: Current Wharton 5th-grade students interested in attending Wharton Middle School will need to apply through the School Choice application process.

Wharton DLA Magnet Tours
Nurse's Notes

Sign up your students for free COVID testing here at Wharton every other Friday. You will get results within 24 hours.

Wharton PTO News

Support Wharton PTO During the Holidays 
The holidays are around the corner and with them come opportunities to support Wharton while you shop! Here's how:

Amazon Smile: Doing Black Friday shopping? Select Wharton Dual Language PTO as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile. Wharton gets back 0.5% of selected purchases.

Minted Holiday Cards and Gifts: Order your holiday cards and gifts at MintedUse code FUNDRAISEWK8DA at checkout to receive 20% off your order. Wharton will receive 15% back.

Mabel's Labels: Gift personalized labels, ornaments, stamps, and gift tags. Visit Mabel's Labels and search for Wharton Dual Language Academy. Wharton gets back 20% of your purchase.

See other ways to support Wharton Rewards with your shopping.

Thursday, December 8
9:00a Wharton Magnet Tour
Wednesday, December 14
8:45a Coffee with the Principal
Thursday, December 15
9:00a Wharton Magnet Tour
Friday, December 16
Sunshine Cart: Great Wharton Bake-Off
Saturday, December 17
8:30a Wharton Garden Work Day - December
Tuesday, December 20
5:30p PK-2nd Winter Program
Thursday, January 12
9:00a Wharton Magnet Tour
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