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Thursday, October 4, 2018 ~ Announcements

October 4, 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.   

 

Also a reminder that tomorrow is a Teacher Workshop Day so there is no school, and there is also no school on Monday as it is Columbus Day.

 

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.

 

Sports News:  From now on, all sports and activities announcements, including game schedules and cancellations, can be found on our new Athletic & Activities tab on our WMS website.  Go to the home page of our web site and click that tab for all sports information. 

 

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, our staff members will be wearing pink to show their support for our teachers and our family members who had been affected by breast cancer. Also on Wednesdays, teachers and other staff will be wearing jeans and donating money in support of breast cancer research.

 

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

 

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

 

GT Math Field Trip:  Our GT math students travel to Malden, MA today to Boda Borg.  Check out their website!  They will be returning just after our busses leave for the day, so parents will need to pick up @ approximately 3:00 p.m. 

 

Math Team for Grades 6-8: We will be starting Math Team Practice next week in the morning at 7:00 a.m. in Mrs. Urban’s room. On Tuesday, 10/9, the sixth graders will meet to practice. On Wednesday, 10/10, the seventh graders will meet to practice. Finally on Thursday, 10/11, the eighth graders will meet to practice. See Mrs. Urban for any questions or concerns.

 

Drama Club. 8th grade will meet today in the Performing Arts Center from 3 – 4. Please note the change of location. Students will need to wait in the caf. For their drama coach. Please remember to bring your information slips with you. Next Tuesday will be final auditions for those who have not made auditions this week. Also, anyone assigned to Touched by an Alien will meet on Tuesday. 

 

PAWSitive Club:   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.

 

Robotics Club:  Will meet today after school in Mr. Moulen's STEAM room. 

 

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!!!

 

Halloween Dance:  There will be a Halloween Dance sponsored by The Leadership Club on Friday, November 2nd.  The dance will run from 6p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost will be $5.00, $4.00 for Falcon card holders.  There will be a costume contest, so remember not to pack your costume away after Halloween!

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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