Wednesday, October 9, 2019 ~ Announcements ~ Early Release ~ 1:30 p.m.

Good Morning!! Today is a Blue Day

A reminder that this Friday is a Teacher Workshop Day for teachers, no school for students. Monday is also no school in observance of Indigenous People's Day.

Big Brother's/Big Sister's: Will meet today after school in the library.

Leadership Club: Leadership Club will meet tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. We are also sponsoring 5th grade Movie Night tomorrow evening. Leadership Club parents, please contact Mrs. Dugas or Mr. Moulen if you are available to help chaperone this event. Click here for the 5th Grade Movie Night Flyer.

Drama: Will meet tomorrow after school in the PAC.

Builder's Club will be meeting in Mrs Boucher's Room tomorrow after school - 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Student Council: Student council will meet tomorrow after school in Ms. Kling's room on the third floor in C314! COME JOIN AND BRING FRIENDS !

Math Team: 6th grade will meet tomorrow morning with Ms. Urban at 7:00 a.m.

Attention 5th grade Mathletes! 5th grade math team will meet on Tuesday, October 15th, in Mrs. Bradbury’s room from 2:45-3:45 C114. If you missed the information meeting and have more questions, please stop by to see Mrs. Bradbury.

Kaleidoscope Club: All interested 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend our next meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, in Mr. Allshouse’s room, allies and LGBTQ+ students alike. We provide a safe space to meet, support each other, and talk about issues involving equality and acceptance.

Flu Clinic: Our flu clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd. Please find attached the paperwork necessary. These will also be sent home with students if you do not have the capability to print this off: Flu Vaccine Parent Letter; Influenza Vaccine (Live); Influenza Vaccine Permission Form; Flu Vaccine Information Sheet

October 16th is National World Food Day!!!! The focus of World Food Day is to tackle world hunger!!! To honor the day, the Flex Community Service Group is conducting a schoolwide Food Drive to support the Falcon's Nest. Food can be dropped off in the Main office, the library and Student Success Center. Suggestions for Items to be donated: snack items like goldfish, pretzels, animal crackers, puddings, fruit snacks, and microwaveable meals.

Library News: 5th and 6th graders were wowed by best-selling author Jennifer A Nielsen last week. 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. ( )

Our Scholastic Book Fair in the Middle School Library is only a month away! We hope to see you at Parent Conferences on November 7th! More details to follow, such as Scholastic's new eWallet which will allow you to set up a spending account for your child(ren). We hope to make this our best Book Fair yet! (November 6-14)

Band News: Attention all 5-8 band students: All students should be logged into SmartMusic to receive weekly assignments. Please log into your SmartMusic account to check for updates. Please email Mrs. Smith if you need your class code or instructions for completing an assignment.

HONORS BAND GRADES 7 & 8- please sign up for an audition spot on Mrs. Smith’s door by tomorrow! 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.

Intramurals: Following please find the permission slip for

5th & 6th Grade Boy's Basketball; 5th & 6th Grade Girl's Basketball

Sports News:

Field Hockey: No practice today. Get ready for the game tomorrow!

Cross Country: Meet vs. Mahoney, Memorial, Scarborough, & SMC @ So. Portland Wainwright Field

Girls’ Soccer: Away vs. Windham @ 3:30 p.m.

8th Grade Boy’s Soccer: Home vs. Windham @ 4:40 p.m.

6/7th Grade Boy’s Soccer: Home vs. Windham @3:30 p.m. No practice on Thurs. 10/10.

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 prior to clothing donations. Thank You!!!

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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