Thursday, October 10, 2019 ~ Announcements

Good Morning!! Today is a White Day

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

Leadership Club: Leadership Club will sponsor 5th grade Movie Night this 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 today after school in the PAC.

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

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

Robotics Team will not be meeting today after school.

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.

7th grade math team will meet on Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. in Mrs. Urban’s room.

Grades 6-8 math team will meet on Tuesday after school in Mrs. Urban’s room for anyone who cannot make the morning meetings.

Fuel Up to Play 60: Wednesday morning, October 16th, at 7:20 a.m. there will be a meeting in the gym for students in Fuel Up to Play 60.

Kaleidoscope Club: All interested 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend our next meeting on Friday, October 18th (note change!), 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.

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.

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

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.

7th and 8th grade students are reminded that Tuesday is a BLUE day so plan accordingly for the equipment and materials you will need for UA classes on Tuesday?

Also- all students should bring home their instruments for the weekend and bring them back on Tuesday.

Any 7th or 8th grader who wants to sign up for an honor's band or honor's chorus audition must do so before they leave today.

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: Away Game vs. Falmouth @ 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.

6/7th Grade Boy’s Soccer: No practice

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.

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

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

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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