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Thursday, August 30, 2018 ~ Announcements

August 30, 2018

Good Morning!   

 

Welcome back!!  School is now in session.   Homeroom starts at 7:45 a.m. and school ends at 2:30 p.m. beginning today.

 

There is no school tomorrow, Friday, August 31st or Monday, September 3rd. 

 

You can now go click on this link to find your child's bus schedule.  Bus Routes

Find your child's school and click on the bus numbers following their route until you find the one closest to your home.  If you have moved or have any further questions, call transportation at 854-0807.

 

6th - 8th Grade Open House:  will be on Thursday, September 13th, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

 

Attention band students: Tuesday is a BLUE day so 7th and 8th grade students will be having their first full band class in the morning on Tuesday. 6th Grade full band will start a week from Tuesday but students should bring in their instruments for next week’s small group classes.

 

Supply Lists:  This year, as we did last, we are posting supply lists by grade level.  Please click on the following links to get your child's grade level list.  Several 5th grade teams have also listed specific items on their Team's Website.  Please click on the Staff Directory tab on our home page and click on Teacher Websites to go to each teams's website:

 

5th Grade Supply Letter 

6th Grade Supply Letter

7th Grade Supply Letter

8th Grade Supply Letter 

 

The following is the school calendar for the 2018~2019 school year:  School Calendar

 

The following are the menus for the August/September:  Lunch Menu; Breakfast Menu

 

Check the following flyer to learn about the Hannaford Helps program at our local grocery store:  Hannaford Helps Flyer

 

 

Sport's Info:

 

Football practice is cancelled for this morning because of high temperatures!

 

Intramural Sports: There are four intramural sports being offered to our 5th and 6th Graders this fall: Boys’ Basketball; Girls’ Basketball; Boys’ and Girls’ Kickball; and Boys’ and Girls’ indoor Soccer. Those will all begin the week on September 10th .  Your child can come to the main office to pick up a permission form, or you can download the following links:  Boys' Basketball;  Girls' Basketball; Boys' and Girls' Kickball ;  Boys' and Girls' Indoor Soccer

 

Fall Sports: All fall sports tryouts and practices (except football which has already begun) will begin on Tuesday, September 4th. Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader interested in playing field hockey, soccer, or running X-Country should sign up online and complete all the required paperwork. An updated physical within the past 2 years will also be needed to participate. If anyone has specific questions about athletics they can see Mr. Goan. If anyone has specific questions about the needed paperwork or how to access it, they can see or contact Mrs. Foye. Due to the very high heat index, Football practice will be canceled again this afternoon. All football players should go directly home.

 

Dear WMS Parents,

 

Thank you all for your patience as we try to streamline the athletic sign-up and participation paperwork.  In the interest of making things easier for all, we have developed new online Athletic Participation Forms for sports sign-ups and all pertinent medical information and athletic expectations.  This will make it easier for parents and students to get their required forms to us in a timely manner while also saving paper.  Parents will need to click on the links below to access these online forms.  Parents will fill out Form A and submit the form which will replace both the sign-up and the medical information form we have used in the past.  The links to Form B, Form C and Form D will provide information regarding Code of Expectations, Athletic Eligibility and Concussion Information, etc.

 

After you have read through the information, you will need to click on the WMS Athletic Participation Release Form (Form E).  This form must be printed, initialed, and signed by both the parent and the athlete.  This form along with written proof of a recent physical (within 2 years) must be provided to the school BEFORE your child will be able to participate in any WMS sport throughout the year.  This is required one time per school year only. 

 

WMS Online Sports Sign-Up and Medical Information Form (Form A)

 

WMS Code of Expectations (Form B)

 

WMS Parent/Player Communication Guide (Form C)

 

WMS Concussion Information Sheet (Form D)

 

WMS Athletic Participation Release Form (Form E)

 

 

For parents of 7th & 8th grade students who will be participating in WMS Football please see below:

 

Football practice will begin on Monday, August 20th here at WMS.  Practice will run from 8am – 10am all week.  Please be sure that your child brings plenty of water or other hydration as they will be doing conditioning training outside. 

 

Parents MUST fill out Form A and print & return Form E along with written proof of physical or they will not be able to practice.  No exceptions.

 

Thank you!!!

 

For parents that need to update their child's physical, Convenient MD does athletic physicals for $20.  Convenient MD - $20 Sports Physicals.   

 

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. 

 

Summer Reading logs:  Read 15 minutes a day this summer and get a free book from the Walker library.  Click here for a Summer Reading Log.  Summer Reading logs are now due! You can turn them in to the library and listen for announcements about a reading celebration. If you need a form to record what you read this summer, you can pick one up here in the main office or log your reading online at www.wakerlibrary.org to do that. It is still August for a couple more days so you may still bring in your filled-in log to the Walker Library for a free book.

 

Please find attached the Westbrook Summer Youth Activities for 2018. The attached brochures are in French, Arabic and English.  English Version; French Version; Arabic Version 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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