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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 ~ Today is an Early Release ~ 1:30 p.m. Announcements

September 26, 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.

 

 

Library News:  Teachers, please ask students to join the Library on Google Classroom. Join Code is: jt1ok5c.

 

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 tomorrow evening @ 6:00 p.m., in Mr. Moulen' s room (A205).   We will be discussing fundraising ideas and possible destinations.

 

GT ART :  GT Art students in grades 5 & 6 will meet tomorrow during flex block.  Please bring a sketch book if you have one. 

 

Drama Club:  Will meet tomorrow directly after school in the 1st floor common area.  Late bus is available. 

 

Attention robotics enthusiasts. Any student interested in joining the WMS Robotics Team should attend the meeting tomorrow directly after school in Mr. Moulen's room. 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 turn permission slips in to the main office.    There will be three different sessions to accommodate as many students as possible - Fall, Winter, and Spring. The Pawsitive Club rosters for fall, winter and spring sessions are posted in the first floor common area. Please check to see which session you have been assigned to any time this week. If you have any questions see Ms. Trace in room C120 or Ms Draper in C109. Students in the fall session will have their first meeting on Thursday, October 11th. If you attended the first orientation meeting and you have NOT turned in your paperwork, please see Ms. Trace or Ms. Draper.

 

Halloween Door Decorating Sponsored by our Student Council: Hey party people! It's door decorating time!! Sponsored by our Student Council: This year we have come up with a different "setting" for each floor. Feel free to take your spin on that setting any way you want!1st floor- haunted prison/asylum2nd floor- haunted forest3rd floor- haunted houseThere will be a winner chosen for each floor!The doors need to be done and ready by Tuesday October 30th.If you have any questions- please reach out to Kristin Drottar and I. Thank you!!!

 

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: 

None 

 

Practice/Game Schedules:

 

Boys’ Soccer:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m. 

Girls’ Soccer:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m. 

Field Hockey:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Cross Country: Away meet vs Lincoln, Moore & Windham @ Windham @ 3:30 p.m. Bus leaves at 2:40.

Football:  No practice 

 

All athletes will wait in the caf. for their coaches 

 

 

Sport Results: 

 

 

 

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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