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Friday, September 28, 2018 ~ Announcements

September 28, 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:!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.


Fuel up to play 60 is starting an event called football Friday. Please wear your favorite football team’s jersey, t-shirt, or your own football jersey today to get excited for the weekend football games!


Kaleidoscope Club: Kaleidoscope Club will hold an informational meeting on Monday, October 1st, after school in Mrs. Slote’s classroom, C314. Kaleidoscope Club embraces diversity and provides a space safe to meet, support each other, and talk about issues involving equality and acceptance, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. All seventh and eighth graders are welcome.


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!


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 carnival

2nd floor- haunted forest

3rd floor- haunted house


There 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 by Monday, October 1st.  No late orders will be excepted!!!  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


MLTI Laptop Video:  For those parents who were not able to attend the laptop meeting, 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.  


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:


Indoor Soccer:  2:45 - 4:00 p.m. 

Kickball:  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.

Field Hockey:  home vs. SP @ 3:45 for 1 8th grade game only. NO 7th grade practice!

X-Country:  Invitational meet at Smiling Hill Farms @ 4:15. Bus leaves at 2:45.

Football:  3:00 - 4:30 p.m.  


The football game scheduled for the Stadium Field tomorrow is being moved to Freeport.  Game time will now be at 4:00 with the bus leaving at 2:15.



Sports Results:  


The middle school football team had its toughest challenge to date last Saturday with a BIG 28-6 win over a formidable Yarmouth/Greely combination team. Our Falcon gridironers pulled out all the bells and whistles for this victory. Notable key plays Saturday were the Joker reverse runs by Ilios Millet and Steven White; pinpoint passing between Carter Dow, Aiden Taylor, and Juilan Fuller; hard scrabble running with Jackson Sanders banging up the middle; and head's up special team plays by Brady Harvey and Ethan Gautreau. The defense, which was led by Ben Eugley and Carter Dow, also had a strong game by giving up only one touchdown. This was another great all around team effort. This coming Saturday we'll be playing Freeport at the high school field at 3:00. 


















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