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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 ~ Announcements

September 18, 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.   

 

For those who have yet to come to our building during school hours, we now are totally locked down during the school day.  If you need to come in to the building to dismiss your child or drop off an item, you will have to press the button on the column just in front and to the right side of the front doors.  You will then be buzzed in to the foyer to either sign out your child or drop off your item.  If you need to come in to the building for a meeting or event, you will need to sign in and get a visitor badge as usual. 

 

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.

 

 

NWEA Testing:  Testing has begun 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. 

 

Yankee Candle order forms have gone home to students or should go home today. The sale starts today and will go for the next two weeks. Please return packets to the main office.  Click here for more information:  Yankee Candle Flyer

 

PAWSitive Club: Pawsitive club is starting up again this year!! The first meeting will be in Mrs. Trace’s room (C120) this 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. 

 

Leadership Club:  Come see what we are all about! We run fundraisers at school that are fun for all our students. Students in the club earn money towards the cost of trips either local or abroad. Travel is a very important way to open your child's eyes to the world, and our service driven fundraisers give our members a sense of purpose and accomplishment.  Our first scheduled meeting with students will be this Thursday @ 7:00 a.m. in Mr. Moulen's STEAM room (A205).  We will also have another student meeting directly after school on Monday, September 24th, and our first evening meeting for parents and students on Thursday, September 27th @ 6:00 p.m. also in Mr. Moulne' sroom. 

 

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 today

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.

 

5th Grade Band news: This week is the first week of band classes where students will need their instrument! Our schedule this week and for several weeks to follow is:

 

Tuesday during UA: All students from Miss Mawhinney and Mr. Fortin’s classes will need instruments! Wednesday during Intervention: ALL clarinet and saxophone players

Thursday during UA: All students from Mrs. Bradbury’s and Miss Freund’s classes will need instruments!

Friday during Intervention: All trumpet and percussion players (percussionists, please bring only your stick bag and a pair of xylophone or bell kit mallets) Friday during UA: All students from Mr. Pecoraro’s class and Mrs. Trace’s class will need instruments!

 

Other Band News: Please click for the following for more band information: Band Parent Letter

 

Crayola ColorCycle:  WMS is excited to announce its participation in Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to turn used markers into energy! All around Westbrook Middle School students and teachers will be collecting used markers (including dry erase and highlighters) that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more! Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers. Thank you in advance for participating in our effort to increase sustainability! Happy recycling!

 

Flu Clinic: Our flu clinic this year will be held on Thursday, October 25th. Here is our form. It does not need to be back in until the beginning of October. Flu Clinic Form

 

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.  

 

Check the following flyer to learn about the Hannaford Helps program at our local grocery store:  Hannaford Helps Flyer.  Also click this link for a video explaining the program.   Click here

 

 

Sport's Info:

 

Intramural Sports: 

 

Boys' and Girls' Basketball:  2:45 - 4:00 p.m. 

 

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:

Boys' Soccer:  Cancelled

Girls' please meet in Ms. Adams' room (C101) for uniform distribution

Field Hockey:  Cancelled 

Cross Country:  Cancelled 

Football:  Cancelled 

 

Sport pictures will be taken this Thursday, September 20th.  Picture forms will be distributed to each team this afternoon..  Please bring back your form on picture day to give to the photographer.  Also, remember to bring your uniforms on picture day. The pictures will be taken in the foyer outside of the cafeteria as we have done the past couple of years.

 

Here is the team schedule for Pics:

 

Thursday:  All Field Hockey and Football

 

Friday: ALL soccer B & G and X-Country

 

 

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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