Week of November 29, 2016

HELP RESTOCK THE GRATITUDE BOX  
TWO WEEKS LEFT!  

When a student or teacher would like to brighten someone’s day with “Thank you,” or a kind, encouraging, celebratory, or empathetic note, they can grab a card from the library’s Gratitude Box.

This has led to a happy problem: the MLWGS Library’s Gratitude Box is running low. 

The “Restock the Box” supply drive runs through December 9.  Thanks to all who’ve sent supplies already. They’re already in use.

If you’d like to help restock the gratitude box too, Ms. DeGroat will gladly accept the following:

  • Thank You, Congratulations, Thinking of You, Happy Birthday, Get Well, & Sympathy cards (students seem especially fond of bright, hip looking designs)
  • Blank note cards
  • Colorful card stock
  • Decorative writing paper
  • Decorative cut scissors
  • Handmade paper
  • Stickers
  • Glue sticks


Your contribution helps support a culture of caring at MLWGS.  Thank you!




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ALUMNI LUNCH

The Governor's School Foundation Alumni Steering Committee will be putting on the first Alumni Lunch on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in the Commons during the student lunch period.  Attorney Faith Alejandro ('01), CPA Karen Setzer ('99), and HOME’s (Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia) Director of Fair Housing Alex Guzm├ín ('07) will be answering student questions and giving advice about how to pursue a career in their fields.





PTSA MEETING MONDAY DECEMBER 5


Please attend the General PTSA meeting on Monday December 5 in room 153 at MLWGS.  The meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. with about 30 minutes of prepared remarks from Maggie Walker’s own Ms. Sharon Parker, followed by a Q&A session.  

The topic will be Senior Seminars / Senior Mentorships and will be geared toward parents of Freshmen and Sophomores (although everyone is invited) to provide an introduction to this unique program with the hope that parents will have more time to consider how their student can take advantage of this opportunity in the best way possible.

Senior Seminars and Mentorships provide wonderful opportunities for students to explore areas of personal interest and complete their senior research requirement.

Whether participating in a seminar or a mentorship, students engage in field-based research, create a product, write a research paper, and present at Senior Showcase. Students earn two VCU credits (pass/fail) in Research Methods upon successful completion of all requirements of the Senior Seminar/Mentorship Program.