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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018

 

Good Morning! Today is Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

 

It is a White Day. 

 

Visitor Badges: It seems the visitor badges for the main office have wandered home with visitors. If you have mistakenly taken one home, please return it to us here in the main office.

 

Jazz Ensemble: 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. in the band room

 

6th Grade Honors Chorus:  Is cancelled for today.

 

Yearbook Club:  will meet today after school in Mrs. Beckwith's room

 

7th & 8th Grade Drama: Auditions for the 7th and 8th grade production of The Chronicles of Jane: Book 7 will be held again this  Friday  after school in the PAC. Auditions are for 7th and 8th grade students. 

 

Student Council and Leadership Club will be selling Valentine's Lollipops for $1 again today.  Lollipops will be selling them in the morning before school and during lunch time. You can have the lollipop delivered to a friend's homeroom or just buy them yourself. Make sure you ask your teachers before opening them and eating them in class! Ask Mrs. Boynton or Mr. Moulen if you have any questions.

 

Math Team Practice:  There will be no  math team practices this week. 

 

PAWSitive Club: Will meet this Thursday after school in Mrs. Jacob's art room.

 

Kaleidoscope Club: Will meet on Thursday this week directly after school in Mrs. Slote's room.

 

Civil Rights Team:  Will meet this Thursday during 7th grade lunch.

 

Creative Writing:  Is cancelled for this Thursday.

 

Engineering Expo: WMS is providing transportation to the annual Engineering Expo at the University of Maine at Orono on Saturday, February 24th for students who are interested. The Expo is a hands-on interactive event that exposes students to various engineering fields. Packets with a flier and permission form can be picked up in the office. Please see Mr. Moulen if you have any questions.

 

Please check the following link for our current Lost and Found items: https://sites.google.com/westbrook.k12.me.us/wmslandf/home

 

PTO Fundraiser: Our PTO is heading up a Dunkin Donut card fundraiser. Purchase a card (and a cozy) for $20 and you can get an iced or hot coffee every Sunday in 2018. The card is good in Maine and Carrol and Coos Counties in NH only. You can pick one up here in the Main office.

 

Winter Kids Program: Winter kids is in its 20th year of providing Maine students in grades 5-7 with the means to participate and enjoy all that a Maine winter has to offer. Click this link or apply online at Winterkids.org. 

 

Yearbook: The Westbrook Middle School Yearbook is now on sale. Please order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Yearbook code: 11037518. Please click here for more information: Yearbook Flyer

 

Laptop News: If you were not able to attend the MLTI meeting and you are a parent of a 7th grade student who has not attended aprevious meeting, a video has been posted on the WMS website (westbrookschools.org) that you will be required to watch. After watching the video, please call the main office at 854-0830 to speak with Principal Wood regarding the video.

 

Intramural Sports/Activities:

 

Boot Camp will meet after school today in Officer Mailman's office. 

 

Sports/Games/Practices:Swimming:

 

Swim will officially start today at the community center. Swimmers will be dismissed with 1st floor bus students. A bus will transport the swimmers from the middle school to the community center. Parents are responsible for picking up their child at the community center by 4:15. The only exception to this rule is for this week.  This week we will be transported over to the community center, and the swimmers will do dry land from 3:00-4:00. At 4:00 p.m., we will change and get into the pool to swim until 5:00 p.m. Swimmers should be picked up no later than 5:15 p.m. 

 

Parents meeting- There will be an important parent meeting this Thursday, February 15th, at 5:15 p.m. It will be held on the bleachers above the pool.The coaches will be reviewing team rules,meet schedules and answer any questions that you may have.

 

Bathing Suits- There will be a representative at practice on Thursday to fit swimmers with team suits. Each swimmer is responsible for contributing 1/2 of the cost to the purchase of their bathing suit and the school will contribute the other  half. The parents contribution is $25.00. It is our hope that the suit will last more than one year, so the swimmers don’t have to purchase suits yearly. If they are worn only at meets and rinsed out thoroughly…they should last. 

 

Daily Announcements- There is daily announcements for the swimmers at school. Those announcements will be on daily as they are needed. There is a parent bulletin  as well with daily announcements. I would suggest that you look at them for write ups as well as announcements about swimming.  Any questions: Please contact Nancy Goan @ Goann@westbrookschools.org

 

Indoor Track: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

 

Wrestling: 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. @ WHS

 

Students wishing to participate in sports MUST complete the Athletic Participation Form and must have written proof of a physical within the last 2 years. Any student without proof of a recent physical will not be allowed to participate until this is received. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Foye at foyem@westbrookschools.org. Please click here for Westbrook Middle School Athletic Participation Form.

 

For information regarding sites for sport activities for the year: https://sites.google.com/site/smmsacathletics/facilities

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