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Thursday, September 13, 2018 ~ Announcements

September 13, 2018

Good Morning!   

 

School is now in session.   A reminder that Homeroom starts at 7:45 a.m. and our regular school day ends at 2:30 p.m.   

 

To sign up for Daily emails and Thursday folders, please  click on the following link:

https://groups.google.com/a/westbrookschools.org/forum/#!forum/wmsfolders/join. You'll be prompted to either confirm that you want to use the Google account they are logged in with OR to enter the email address you want to use to subscribe.

 

6th - 8th Grade Open House:  is tonight from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The MLTI (laptop) meeting will be directly afterwards at 6:30 p.m.

 

Canal Sign Ceremony: The sign dedication ceremony for the Cumberland and Oxford Canal historical sign will take place tomorrow, Friday, September 14 out by the playing field at 2 pm sharp. Dr. Lancia and Mayor Sanphy will recognize those former WMS students who designed this sign. If you would like your class to attend, please be out there just before 2 pm. It will last no longer than 15 minutes to ensure on-time bus departure.

 

NWEA Testing:  Testing will begin on Monday for our 6th and 8th grade students, and then on Thursday for our 5th and 7th graders.   Please make sure your child has plenty of sleep and a good breakfast to ensure the best chance of success during testing time. 

 

The 5th Grade Band Open House is this upcoming this Saturday from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Drop into the band room anytime from 8-11 to set up your instrument rental, get supplies for your instrument, and take your first lesson! There will also be important information about SmartMusic, which is the computer program that students will use to complete and submit assignments.   If anyone is having trouble obtaining an instrument, and you have financial need, please email Mrs. Smith directly at smithkr@westbrookschools.org.

 

PAWSitive Club: Pawsitive club is starting up again this year!! The first meeting will be in Mrs. Trace’s room (C120) next Thursday, September 20, directly after school. Students attending this meeting will need to take the late bus or arrange for a ride at 4:00p.m. This first meeting will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in learning about PAWSitive Club. If you plan to participate in other activities, please have your schedules ready to determine when you are available.

 

Student Council will have its first meeting on Monday September 17th from 2:45-4:00 in the library. This is for anyone who is interested in participating, even if you can't stay for the whole time! Late bus is available.

 

Leadership Club:  Our first scheduled meeting with students will be on September 20, @ 7:00 a.m. in Mr. Moulen's STEAM room (A205).  Look for our table at the Open House on the 13th for more details.

 

PAWSitive Club: Pawsitive club is starting up again this year!! The first meeting will be in Mrs. Trace’s room (C120) next Thursday, September 20, directly after school. Students attending this meeting will need to take the late bus or arrange for a ride at 4:00p.m. This first meeting will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in learning about PAWSitive Club.

 

WMS is bringing back Builders Club, it is a club that focuses on community service here at WMS and in Westbrook. If you are interested in participating in community service projects and want more details please attend an informational meeting next week Sept 16-21st during Flex Block in room C208.

 

5th Grade will meet on Tuesday

6th Grade will meet on Friday

 

7th Grade will meet on Monday

8th Grade will meet on Thursday.

 

If you can’t make the meeting and want more information please see Mrs Boucher.

 

First Day of School Paperwork:  Please return your filled-in and signed forms to your child's teacher or the main office as soon as possible.  For your child's safety, it is VERY important to have the correct addresses and phone numbers of emergency contacts.  Thank you for your attention to this matter!!!  Also, a reminder that 5th and 6th grade parents do NOT have to sign the 1st page of the Laptop agreement.  There is no insurance for those grade levels regarding their computer as they do not bring them home.  

 

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:

 

Intramural Sports: 

 

Boys' and Girls' Basketball is cancelled for this afternoon.

 

All intramurals are full except for kickball.  Permission slips are available in the main office or click this link:  Kickball

 

Practice Schedules for fall sports:

Soccer:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Field Hockey:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Cross Country:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Football:  3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

 

All athletes should come to the cafeteria after walkers are dismissed to wait for your coaches to pick you up for practice.

 

 

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 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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