[PREP] MANDATORY FAMILY ORIENTATION (HSD)

TO: ALL WONDER HSD TEAM
MEMO: [PREP] MANDATORY FAMILY ORIENTATION (HSD)
DATE: Monday, July 3, 2023

Please read this memo in its entirety, as it contains important information for all members.


1ST TEAM MEETING

We are getting ready to start our next season of Wonder and look forward to seeing everyone at the 1st team meeting of the season. In the past, we’ve felt rushed during this meeting so we’ve allotted more time to review the vision and expectations for the year, get to know one another, complete any department-specific work during the team breakout session, as well as offer a vital masterclass for all staff by Anna Sobotka. The Mandatory Family Orientation is on the evening of the same day. Because the event is in the evening we know it can conflict with your schedules but it’s important everyone attends, if possible. While families check-in, we will have a meet and greet time with Guides and Coaches and complete instrument checks for band and orchestra students. It is wonderful to have team members present to meet families before the first day of classes. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!

  • 10am-2pm – Team Meeting, Masterclass Workshop & Breakout (Lunch Provided by Wonder)
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm – Family Orientation Setup

MANDATORY FAMILY ORIENTATION

  • Time: 4pm – 8pm, setup from 2:00-3:30pm
  • Location: Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Community Center (west building) 10000 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Parking: Please park in the northwest parking lot near the front entrance of the Community Center (west building) and enter the double doors on the first level.
  • Arrival: Please expect to be present during the entire event.
  • Assignment: Assignments will be updated as we receive confirmation of attendance from team members. If we’ve assigned you but you are unavailable, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!
  • Attire: Wonder Shirt + Casual (please see dress code)

GENERAL FORMAT

  • 4pm-5pm – Check-In + Pizza + Meet & Greet (see details below)
  • 5pm-6pm – Family Session
  • 6pm-7pm – Workshop (Students + Parents)
  • 7pm-8pm – Breakout Session (Students + Parents)

Check-In + Pizza + Meet & Greet

  • 3:30 pm: Returning Student Volunteers
  • 4:00 pm: ALL families (see exception below)
  • 4:45 pm: Families registered with ONLY Musictime classes (infant-7Y) who DO NOT intend to eat pizza

TEAMS

Check-in Table Flow (4pm-5pm)

  • Final Registration + Tuition & Fees (Corey & Helen)
  • Welcome Doors (Edward N.*,  Andy P.*)(Emily K.)
  • Student Check-in + Attendance (Shemayah S.*, Gideon M.*, Jackson K.*, Mary S.*, Grace P.*)(Meg C.)
  • Uniforms & Badges (Lily M.*, Bethany P.*, Ryan S.*, Hohkmah L.*, Stuart M.*)(Katy C.)
  • Photo (Lizzie S.)(Khayila S.*)
  • Instrument Pickup, Late Auditions + Music Evaluations + Instrument Evaluations (Andy OR Britta/Vendor + Band & Orchestra Conductors)
    • All other supplies will be distributed on the 1st day of classes
  • Helping Hands Assignments (Hannah)(Simili R.*)
  • Pizza Meals (Simon S.*, Yrushalayim L.* , Alison S.*, Becket P.*, Caonabo H.*, Liam N.*, David R.)(Patty M.)
  • Tour Guide to Meet & Greet (1st Floor – Aspen P.*, Sequoia R.*, 2nd Floor – Danny B.*, Max M.*)
  • Meet & Greet with present Guides and Coaches (Remaining Guides & Coaches)

Family Sessions (5pm-6pm)

  • Wonder Overview, Expectations, etc. (Corey + Helen)
  • Family Games (Corey + Helen)

Workshops (6pm-7pm)

  • Focused Practice Workshop: Posture Class for Music Students + Student Mentor Modeling + Rhythms (Students & Parents, Band, Orchestra, Recorder, Choir, & Music Foundations Teams, 30-40m)
    • Student Instrument Sectionals: Instrument Check (Band, Orchestra, Recorder, Choir, Music Foundations Teams, 20-30m) AND Parent Workshop (Anna S., 20-30m)
  • Musictime Workshop: Welcome and Sample Class (Meg C, Ro K.)

Breakout Sessions (7pm-8pm)

Please bring necessary tools or activities for this session.

  • Family Fun with Students & Parents – welcome and games  (Taylor D. + Katy C., + ALL GUIDES & COACHES) – GYM
  • Parents Q&A (7:30pm-8:00pm) (Corey + Helen)

*Indicates a Junior Helper
_ Indicates Assigned Adult (also responsible for instructing the respective Student Helper during setup)


IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • 2023-2024 HSD Calendar: Please view the updated calendar for general calendar dates and start and end times. We are still adding date to the calendar as they are approved by the varying facilities.
  • Wonder Open House: Tuesday, July 25th from 11:00am-3:00pm at CCPC, 2nd Floor (Volunteers Needed from 11:00am-1:00pm)
  • Wonder Open House: Tuesday, August 22nd from 11:00am-3:00pm at CCPC, 2nd Floor (Volunteers Needed from 11:00am-1:00pm)
  • First Team Meeting + Staff Photos: Tuesday, September 12th from 10:00am-2:00pm at CCPC (Room 209)
  • Mandatory Family Orientation (HSD): Tuesday, September 12th from 4:00pm-8:00pm at CCPC, setup from 2:00-3:30pm
  • First Day of Wonder Homeschool Day Classes: Tuesday, September 26th from 10:00am-5:00pm at CCPC (according to individual schedule)
  • December Team Meeting: Tuesday, December 19th from 10:00am-12:00pm at CCPC (Room 209)

ACTION ITEMS (REPLY TO THIS MEMO WHEN APPLICABLE)

  1. Pizza: Please reply to this email indicating your pizza request so we can adjust the pizza order accordingly. (Example: Gluten Free: 1, Dairy Free: 2)
  2. Family Enrollment: If you have a child who will participate in Wonder this year, please complete your Family Enrollment as soon as possible.
  3. Review: Please be sure to read and review the most team expectations, policies, the upcoming season’s focus overview, and student goals before the first team meeting. [‘TEAM’ DASHBOARD LINK]
  4. Open House: If you would like to help facilitate the Instrument Fair and some auditions during the upcoming Open House please reply to this memo with your availability.
  5. Spaces for Wonder Collaborative Work: Please make sure you are on the Wonder HSD Team & other applicable spaces for all Wonder collaborative communications. To protect the privacy of all Wonder members and families, please keep ALL Wonder communications within this platform because we do not currently offer Wonder emails. You should have received an email invite to Google Spaces. If you are still having trouble, please let us know. Please read Wonder’s guidelines for group chat etiquette so everybody can enjoy the chat: https://letswonder.org/homeschool/members/team/#groupchat.
  6. Lesson Plans: Please confirm if you have access to your class Drive folder and begin updating your lesson plans for the season (postponed to mid August – once the updated template is added to the appropriate folder you can update your lesson plans; old files will be added to the updated folder for your reference). For those who need to update the student goals list and discuss resource requests (repertoire, projects, supplies, etc.) please schedule a 1-on-1 in August to finalize approved materials.
  7. Instrument & Vocal Ensembles: This year, we are making further steps to establish greater continuity within our music program. All music teams (instrument and voice), please become familiar with the Blue Jello rhythm language (simplified chart). We are moving towards developing a syllabus for each class and will add an order of priority to the Team Page for your reference as soon as possible. We are beginning with Band and Orchestra Prelude & Training ensembles.
  8. New Team Member Bio: If you are new to Wonder or have not submitted a Bio, please reply to this memo with your updated bio by September 30th. Bios should be short and in first person. Don’t be afraid to add a little personality to your writing. Keep in mind, we may need to edit your submission to fit the layout. In addition please include a short one-word or two-word answer to the following questions (example shown below):
    • Musical Skills: Voice, Cello, Listening
    • Art Skills: Curating, Watercolor Painting, Felt, Photography
    • A Few of My Favorite Things: Evening Hikes, Laughing, Trying New Things
    • Places Traveled: 2 Countries, 5 states (countries should include the US)
    • Ice Cream or Cake: Ice Cream!
  9. Questions: If you have any questions about the upcoming season please let us know as soon as possible so we can update, clarify, or correct information for everyone. If you have trouble accessing/finding the information you need, please let us know asap by replying to this memo.

Please reply to this memo if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Let’s wonder!

Corey and Helen Scott

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