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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 ~ Announcements

September 25, 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.

 

 

MLTI Laptop Video:  For those parents who were not able to attend the laptop meeting last Thursday, please click on the parent resource tab on our home page and click on WMS Laptop Meeting Video.  After watching the video, please call us so that you can check in with Principal Wood regarding the video.  

 

Bathroom Quotes: Please join us for a start-up meeting of the "Beautify our Bathrooms" effort on Monday, October 1st at 3:15 at the middle school. We'll be discussing and planning a project to add inspirational quotes in both our girls' and our boys' bathrooms on the first floor. This is a challenging age, and we want our kids to see and hear positive messages everywhere they can, even the bathrooms! We are hoping for a diverse group of parents, students and teachers so come one, come all!

 

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 evening meeting for parents and students is on Thursday, September 27th @ 6:00 p.m., in Mr. Moulen' s room (A205). 

 

Summer Reading Celebration: We'll be hosting the Summer Reading Challenge in the library today  during intervention.  A reminder to teachers that the library will be closed to all other students during intervention.

 

GT ART Today for GT Art students in grades 7 & 8 only.  Please report to the Art Room at the beginning of Flex block.  Please bring your sketchbooks if you have one.  GT Art students in grades 5 & 6 will meet this Thursday during flex block.

 

Drama, Drama, Drama - if you are interested in the drama club please join Mrs. Fickett for a meeting today after school at 2:45 p.m. We are in need of actors and students to help backstage. All are welcome. Meeting will take place in the 1st floor common area!!  Late bus will be available or parents can pick up at 4:00 p.m. 

 

Attention robotics enthusiasts. Any student interested in joining the WMS Robotics Team should attend the meeting directly after school in Mr. Moulen's room this Thursday. If you want to join, but cannot attend the meeting, please email Mr. Moulen.  Late bus will be available or parents can pick up at 4:00 p.m. 

 

PAWSitive Club:   Please drop off permission slips in the main office.   PAWSitive Club will not start meeting until Thursday, October 11th.  Keep checking for additional information.

 

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

 

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

 

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: 

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

 

Practice/Game Schedules:

 

Boys’ Soccer:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m. 

Girls’ Soccer:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Got order forms into Coach Adams by lunch

8th Gr. Field Hockey:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

(7th grade team only) plays on the road today vs. Lyman Moore at 3:30. Game will be played at MGA, formerly McAuley HS.

Cross Country: 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Football:  3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Sport Results: 

 

Here is the 8th grade field hockey write up against Scarborough.  The 8th grade girls showed a great deal of leadership and work ethic in our game against Scarborough. Goal keeper, Maddie Boucher, had an outstanding game with numerous saves. Defensively, the girls played well and Leah Cromarty played an excellent game with strong defensive hits and blocks. Midfielder, Lila Napolitano and forward, Nadia Gorham worked well together pushing the ball into the offensive circle. Overall, I was more than impressed with each player, we played like a team! It was a great start to begin our season, and I can't wait to watch the girls improve their level of play game by game! 

 

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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