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Thursday, October 3, 2019 ~ Announcements

October 3, 2019

Good Morning!! Today is a Blue Day  

 

Yankee Candle Fundraiser: The PTO sponsored Yankee Candle Fundraiser is almost over!!   The fundraiser due date is tomorrow, Friiday, October 4th.

 

Students: A reminder that if you are planning to get breakfast at school, you should come right in off your bus and get it. Please don’t wait until homeroom is starting because that will make you late for homeroom.

 

Leadership Club: Members who were not able to attend the morning meeting should see Mrs. Dugas or check their email concerning this Friday evening's activity.   Parents should speak with your Leadership student or email dugasj@westbrookschools.org for more information. 

 

Student Council: Any student interested in joining Student Council - please meet after school today in Ms. Kling’s room , Room 314. If you can not attend the meeting please see Ms. Kling and she will schedule another time to meet.

 

Library News: The library still has 5 autographed copies of Words with Fire by Jennifer Nielsen. They are $16.

 

5th and 6th graders were wowed by best-selling author Jennifer A Nielsen on Monday.  She told students that Words have Power and definitely inspired them!  All our library copies of her books are completely checked out with long hold lists...we are so thrilled that she excited our readers at WMS!

 

If you would like to order a copy of her books, Print: A Bookstore in Portland has an order form with discounted prices for WMS.  (https://www.printbookstore.com/westbrook/nielsen 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bSQnA0gv4yus_RL7CN-BNgHFdWPuraGiA02auHIdQrU/edit?usp=sharing )

 

Drama:  The first rehearsal is today after school from 3 – 4.  Late bus is available.

 

PAWSitive Club: The fall session of PAWSitive club will meet tomorrow after school in Ms. Nash's room (C203).  Check the first floor commons to see what session you are in. All sessions are full. 

 

Attention 5th grade Mathletes!  There will be an informational meeting on Monday, October 7th, 2:45-4:00 in Mrs. Bradbury’s room, C114. If you cannot make the informational meeting but are interested to find out what we are about, please see Mrs. Bradbury for more information.

 

Attention 6th through 8th grade Mathletes! Math Team Practices start next week. 7th Graders will meet on Tuesdays before school, 8th graders will meet on Wednesdays before school, and 6th graders will meet on Thursdays before school. We start at 7:00 a.m.  For any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who cannot make the before school math team meetings, we will have one afternoon meeting each week on Tuesdays starting 10/8/19. We will end in time for the late bus.  Please see Ms. Urban in C205 with any questions or concerns about 6th thru 8th grade math team.

 

WMS Yearbooks: are now on sale. Please order online from LifeTouch using code: 11037520. Soft cover yearbooks cost $18. You can choose a hardcover upgrade for an additional $6. Adding your name on the front will cost an additional $5.  Click here for Yearbook Flyer 

 

Falcon's Nest:  Falcon's Nest is up and running for the second year!! The Falcon's Nest is able to offer snacks/ food, clothing, shoes, school supplies and toiletries to students. Community support is appreciated to keep the shelves full. Snacks (no nut items), school supplies and toiletries are welcomed anytime and can be dropped off in the main office. For clothing donations, our space is limited and needs vary from season to season, please contact Amie Boucher at bouchera@westbrookschools.org prior to clothing donations. Thank You!!!

 

Band News: HONORS BAND GRADES 7 & 8- please sign up for an audition spot on Mrs. Smith’s door by Thursday, October 10th. If you need help with your audition, please come to the band room at 7:20 a.m. any morning!

 

WMS Band and Chorus Concert Dates (dress code is white tops and black bottoms): 

 

Grades 7 and 8 Winter Concert:  Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m.

Grade 6 Winter Concert: Tuesday, December 10th at 7 p.m.

Grade 5 Winter Concert:  Monday, December 16th at 7 p.m. 

 

 

Sports News: 

 

Field Hockey:  Away game vs. Windham @ 3:30 p.m 

 

Cross Country:   2:45 - 4:00 p.m. 

 

Girls’ Soccer:  2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

 

8th Grade Boy’s Soccer:    2:45 - 4:00 p.m. 


6/7 Boys Soccer:  2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

 

Planned Absence Form:  Students that are traveling for 3 or more days outside school vacation times need to fill out a Planned Absence form.  This gives teachers, the attendance secretary and administrators notice that that child will be away and also let them know about how they will make up work.  Please click here for a form.

 

Interpreter Services:  Please see the attached letter regarding interpreter services. Language Services

 

October Menus:  Lunch Menu; Breakfast Menu

 

School Calendar:  Please keep a copy of this year's school calendar handy for important dates, vacation times, etc, for the coming school year. 

WMS 2019~2020 School Calendar 

 

WMS Student/Parent Handbook:  Click here for our middle school student/parent handbook.

 

AA Student/Parent Handbook:  Click here for for the Westbrook School Department Affirmative Action Student and Parent Handbook

 

Late Bus:  Late bus is available to students Mon-Tues-Thurs & Friday and leaves WMS at approximately 4:05.  Students have to have a late bus pass from a staff member, or coach to ride the late bus. 

 

Bus Routes:  Click here for this year's bus schedules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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