Wednesday, October 16, 2019 ~ 1:30 p.m. Early Release ~ Announcements

Good Morning!! Today is a White Day

Today 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.

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

Honors Chorus: Mrs Andrade will be having an audition help session today after school for any 7th and 8th graders auditioning for honors chorus. Reminder: there is no late bus today!

6th grade math team will meet tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. in Mrs. Urban’s room.

Leadership Club: Will meet tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. with Mr. Moulen.

Drama: Will meet tomorrow after school in the PAC.

Student Council - Will meet tomorrow after school in Ms. Kling’s - Room C314.

Pawsitive Club: Will meet this Friday in Ms. Nash’s room 203. For FALL session only!

Kaleidoscope Club: All interested 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend our next meeting this Friday in Mr. Allshouse’s room.

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, October 23rd. For ordering on line, go to and use Picture Day ID: LG389116Q1.

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). Check out this PDF for more information: WMS Book Fair

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.

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

Intramural Boys’ and Girls’ basketball meets again tomorrow after school. Please meet in Mrs. Jacob’s art room. If you have permission slips to drop off, please bring them to Ms. Foye (A121)

Sports News:

Field Hockey: 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Cross Country: Meet @ So. Portland Municipal Golf Course

Girls’ Soccer: Home vs Bonny Eagle @ 3:30 p.m.

Boys’ Soccer: Away vs Bonny Eagle @ 3:30 p.m.

All athletes must report to the caf. to wait for their coaches.

Fall sport's picture day will be next Wednesday, October 23rd, directly after school.

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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