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Thursday, October 25, 2018 ~ Announcements

October 25, 2018

Good Morning!   


Our Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming right up.  Please follow this link to read instructions:  Conference letter -  Click here to schedule your child's conference:  Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences


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.


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. 


Activity Sign Ups will begin today for Bowling Club which will commence on 11/2 and X-Club which will begin in early November as well. Listen for announcements and permission slips will be available in the main office. Bowling Club will be limited to 25 and is only open to 5th & 6th grade students and it fills up fast so get your permission slips signed early!!


Mock Elections:  The results from the 2018 WMS Mock Election are in! In the governor’s race, Janet Mills won with 46% of votes. In the Senate race, Zak Ringelstein edged out Angus King by only 5 votes, showing that every vote matters! And in the Representative to Congress race, Chellie Pingree cruised to victory with 52% of votes. Thank you all for participating in this year’s mock election and performing your civic duty!


Fuel Up to Play 60 is having a meeting after school on Monday, October 29th, in Ms. Hendrix room. This is for anyone interested in Fuel Up to Play 60. Please plan to take the late bus home or have a ride at 4:00. See you there!


In honor of breast cancer awareness month, our staff members will be wearing pink on Wednesdays 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.


Flu Clinic: Our flu clinic this year will be held today!  


Spirit Week starts Oct. 29th: Monday - Comfy Clothes Day; Tuesday - Twin/Triplet Day; Wednesday - Costume Day; Thursday - Decades Day; Friday - School spirit day: Blue and White


GT ART will be meeting this week during Flex Block. Grades 5 & 6 meet today in the Art room.  Please bring your sketchbooks!


Drama club will be meeting today from 3 to 4 pm in the PAC. Please wait in the cafeteria for the directors. All students are expected to attend unless otherwise notified. Any drama students who have not yet received email updates, please email Miss Tuck (, include your name and play you're in, so you don't miss out on any important information! If you need help with that email address, come see Ms. Dugas in the office.


Band News:  On Friday evening (please note the date change), Westbrook High School is hosting the Maine State Marching Band Finals! Admission to this event is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors with a $30 family max. . The WMS 7th and 8th grade bands will be performing the National Anthem at 5:45 p.m. and the show will start at 6 p.m. on Olmsted Field.  Westbrook High School will be performing at 8:45. 7th and 8th grade students and parents should check their emails for logistics and details.


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


Builder's Club:  Reminder to Builder Club members, permission slips are due tomorrow. Remember to check your emails and see Mrs Boucher with questions.


PAWSitive Club: If you are on the Fall Roster of Pawsitive Club, you will meet today after school in Ms. Trace's room, C120, to walk to the Animal Refuge League. Please be sure to have a ride home at 4 pm or plan to take the late bus.


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


Gifted and Talented Open House: Click here for more information.


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 WMS PTO on Friday, November 2nd, for Westbrook Middle School 6th-8th graders only.  The dance will run from 6 p.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!


Book Fair: The Book Fair is running from November 8-16th in the library, and November 8-20th online. We'll be open 7:45am - 2:45pm each day, and until 6pm on Parent Conferences (November 8). Please use this link to order on line: Scholastic Book Fair


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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