WeLearn Academy Newsletter – Aug 30 – Sep 3, 2021
WeLearn Academy Newsletter – August 30 – September 3, 2021
Dear WeLearn Community:
Our Learners, new parents, and WeLearn team have had a very busy first week with soft-skills workshops, PBL project launch, new innovation program orientation, and also welcoming many new students. So, first off, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our 20+ new Learners and their families. I say 20+ because we have a number of Learners who are doing their trial during the first two weeks before enrolling.
To handle the larger number of learners we have: (1) engaged new coaches and mentors, (2) created a new Student Success department to focus on mentoring, counseling, tutoring and personalized learning adjustments; (3) formed a new middle section for PBL and (4) created a new more flexible and self-directed Innovation program.
Our newsletter is a bit longer than usual, however, there are a number of key points we need to communicate to you this first week.
Emails: Some parents have had problems receiving our emails this week. We apologize for this. We moved our email server from a Google System to a Microsoft Education System a few weeks ago. Apparently, there might be some bugs remaining for some of you. We are working hard to fix this problem. If you are not receiving emails, or know of other parents who are not, please notify Mr. Ralf at [email protected].
Weekly Zoom links and Schedule: Every Monday morning, by 8:30 a.m., we will send the weekly schedule (which will be largely the same each week) and all the relevant zoom links, including zoom links to your Learner’s mentoring sessions, via EMAIL, Line, and WhatsApp. The time and date for your Learner’s mentoring session will be sent individually.
Daily Schedule & Zoom Links: As an additional reminder, every morning, by 8:30 a.m., we will send out the zoom links for that day’s activities to the Line and WhatsApp groups for the convenience of WeLearn learners and parents. If you are not in one of those groups (Line for Primary and Middle Cohorts and WhatsApp for Secondary Cohort), please contact Ms. Joy at [email protected]
Monday is a Flex Day
To provide more flexibility to our learners we have arranged Monday to be a Flex Day. There will be no Morning Kickstarter on Mondays to allow our learners to manage their online academics, work on their personal projects in STEM Innovation, or attending mentoring. Tuesday to Friday (3:00 – 5:30 pm) is also flextime either for Conundrum, Study Club, Fitness Club, or personal projects.
The New Middle Cohort
We currently have a big group in our new Middle Learners cohort that includes grades 5-8 or ages 10-13. Having upper Primary Learners in this new cohort provides us a greater opportunity to customize instructions to a smaller age group of learners.
New STEM Innovation Program
Our optional STEM Innovation program for this term provides more personalized learning activities to our learners. They could choose projects from different a variety of options according to their personal interest. Kindly check the link below for the STEM Innovation program, if your child has not filled out the form. This will help us acquire licenses for the project of their choice.
Students Success Department
Under the new Student Success Department, we are excited for our learners to meet our new team of academic mentors led by Mr. Alec with Mr. Andrew, our remote mentor from Northwest Pacific, Ms. Neha, our ESL coach, and Ms. Anne, a new member of our team from Pensmith STEM School. The Students Success Department combines Personalized Learning, Mentoring, Counseling, and Learning Support/Tutoring.
Wishing you a wonderful and safe weekend.
As always, Upward and Onwards!!
CEO & Founding Father of WeLearn