• Online learning update

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 3/25/2020

    Hola familias de WMS,

    Please take a look at my "Online Learning" tab (to the left of the screen)! There you will find more information on some resources to use at home. We will also be using Google Classroom so please get on there and look for a class titled: Spanish (Chumrau)


    Profe Chumrau

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  • Food Delivery/Pick-up

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 3/22/2020

    Hello WMS Families,

    Tomorrow, breakfast and lunch will be available for all students. Food will be delivered using the ELEMENTARY bus routes, and food pick-up will be available at each school. Washington pick-up time is 11:10 am in the bus loading zone.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Profe Chumrau

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  • COVID-19 Update

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 3/21/2020

    Hello Washington Families!

    I hope you are all staying healthy and safe out there. This is just a reminder to please make sure that you are checking your email for updates on what the District's plans are for moving forward. Emails will also include important information about getting materials and breakfast/lunch options during this school closure. Here is some important information that was just sent out by Principal Laslovich:

    I know you have received emails from the MCPS District office, but I wanted to check-in regarding this coming week of school closure.  

    You are welcome to come in during the following times on Monday, March 23rd to get your student's belongings. Please get what you need in a timely manner; we are recommending no more than 10 minutes.  Please continue practicing social distancing, keeping six feet from others.

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Families with last names starting with A-H

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Families with last names starting with I-P

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Families with last names starting with Q-Z

    During this school closure period, our school lunch and breakfast program is open to ALL youth for FREE.  There is no limitation related to income status nor previous qualification for free/reduced lunch. Any youth can receive free meals, regardless of status.

    • The following school sites will be open from 10:00am -1:00pm, Monday - Friday to pick up meals:
      • Chief Charlo
      • Franklin
      • Lowell
      • Russell
    • Meals will also be delivered on all elementary school bus routes between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  We are using the K5 bus routes because there are more stops, in more neighborhoods.  However ANY youth under 18 will be able to grab a lunch at the stop, regardless of grade level.

    Please send only one person from each family (this can be an adult) to pick up the meals at a pick up site or a bus stop for youth under 18 in your household.  When picking up meals at a school site or a bus stop, please maintain a 6 foot distance from others waiting in line for meals.

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  • 3/10 Update

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 3/10/2020

    Happy Tuesday! Just a reminder that Parent Teacher conferences are tomorrow (Wed 3/11) from 4-8pm in the Commons with me if you want to attend. Remember that they are by no means mandatory! Just an option for parents who want to check in. 

    This week we finished Hasta la Sepultura in class. Ask your child how the book ended and what they thought of the ending. It had quite a little twist.

    Reminder that this Thursday 3/12 is a half day. Students will be dismissed at 11:35am.

    I hope you all have wonderful and safe spring breaks! 


    All the best,

    Profe Chumrau

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  • 3/4 Update

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 3/4/2020

    Hello WMS!

    We have been reading Hasta la Sepultura in class and completing literature circle roles along with. Ask your child what this book is about and if they can describe some of the main characters: Lucas, Adriana, and Nico! The book is getting intense now and we’re learning some “dark” secrets about the underground passageways in Salamanca. Stay tuned to find out what is going on! Hint: there is magic involved!

    • We have a school dance tomorrow, starting after school until 4 pm. $1 admission fee. Bring extra money if you want snacks and for the photo booth
    • Reminder that parent teacher conferences with me are Wednesday March 11 from 4-8 pm


    That’s all for now! Happy Wednesday :)


    -Profe Chumrau

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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 2/25/2020

    Dear students, parents and guardians,

    Parent-teacher conferences are quickly approaching and I wanted to give you a heads up on how they will work this semester with me. I will be available from 4 pm-8 pm on Wednesday, March 11 in the Commons (new cafeteria space, as I do not have a classroom). I will bring student work samples and will be available to answer any questions you may have. I will talk with parents on a first come, first served basis and will be there for all 4 hours if you are unable to come right after school. I will not be available on Thursday, March 12. 

    Please email me if you need to set up an alternative time at: Lchumrau@mcps.k12.mt.us

    Thank you and I look forward to meeting you :)


    Lily Chumrau

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  • 2/20 Update

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 2/20/2020

    Hello! Last week we reviewed the verb “gustar” and this week we looked over some more verbs that work in the same way. Students are currently writing stories about food and/or culture while incorporating this new vocabulary and conjugation form. Ask your child what their story is about! 


    Next week we will be starting a book as a class titled Hasta la Sepultura written by Kristy Placido. As we read, we’ll be working in literature circles to further our understanding of the book. 


    Reminder: Examencito 2 retake: Tuesday Feb. 25 after school in the Library :) 

     Also, Quarter 3 midterm is this Friday (2/21)! 

    -Profe Chumrau

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  • 2/10 Update

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 2/10/2020

    Happy short week, WMS! Last week, students researched some typical foods from their selected countries and made a poster to present. Students focused on the main dish (plato principal) and found a recipe and a little bit about when that dish is eaten and why. The posters were beautiful! Now we are moving on to some grammatical review of “gustar” and some other verbs that also require an indirect object. We will also read an article about the importance of food for a culture. We are now on the Silver Schedule as well. That’s all for now!


    -Profe Chumrau

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  • 1/31 Update

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 1/31/2020

    Hey there! Report cards were sent home today! Check for those, or you can see them on Q. 


    We started a new unit on geography/culture this week. Students picked a Spanish-speaking country and were tasked with becoming an expert on some key details like government, climate, traditions and geographical features. Students are working on presentations and will present on Monday. Next week we will be moving into researching traditional foods of their selected countries. Parents, ask what country your child chose and some fun facts they learned in their research. Happy Friday!

    -Profe Chumrau

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  • 1/24 Update

    Posted by Lily Chumrau on 1/24/2020

    Hello! This week we reviewed the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile traits. Students wrote and performed in skits where they demonstrated a selected trait. Students also reflected on which trait they excelled at, and which could use some improvement. Parents, ask your kiddos what they think about the IB Learner Profile and how they use it in their daily lives!

    Happy end of Q2!

    Grades will be available in the next week or so. 

    --Profe Chumrau

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