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Monday, October 1, 2018 ~ Announcements

October 1, 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.


Click the following links for our October Menus:  Lunch menu; Breakfast menu


Yankee Candle :  The deadline to return order forms  is today!!!  No late orders will be accepted!! Click here for more information:  Yankee Candle Flyer


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


Student Council:  There will be NO full Student Council meeting after school today. BUT if you are very interested in the “Beautify Our Bathrooms” project- please meet in Mrs. Boynton’s room when walkers are dismissed.


Drama Club will be held tomorrow for 5th, 6th, and 7th grades from 3 – 4pm.  8th grade will be on Thursday from 3 – 4pm.  Please remember to bring your information slips with you.


Fuel up to play 60: Are you interested in making healthy changes in our school? Then join the Fuel Up to Play 60 program! This is for any student from any grade that is interested in being in our program or learning more about it. We are meeting Tuesday morning at 7:15 in Ms. Hendrix's room. Please let Ms. Hendrix or Mrs. Higgins know if you are planning to attend.


Kaleidoscope Club: Kaleidoscope Club will hold an informational meeting today 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 today 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!!!


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!


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:  Cancelled 


Practice/Game Schedules:


Boys' Soccer:  Cancelled 

Girls' Soccer:  Cancelled - bring sneakers for tomorrow

Field Hockey:  Cancelled 

X-Country:  Cancelled 

Football:  Cancelled 



Sports Results:  



















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