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Friday, October 18, 2019 ~ Announcements

October 18, 2019

Good Morning!! Today is a Blue Day  

 

Fuel Up Notice: What do you call cheese that is not yours? Nacho Cheese!!Students be on the lookout for NACHO Cheese today at lunch. Fuel Up To Play 60 members will be helping serve at some of the lunches. The cheese will be UTTERLY delicious, and don’t forget to MOOOOOve after at recess!

 

Robotics Team: will be meeting today (Friday) after school in Mr. Moulen’s room.

 

Pawsitive Club:  Will meet today after school 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 today after school in Mr. Allshouse’s room. 

 

Leadership Club: Will meet on Monday after school in Mr. Moulen's room. 

 

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, October 23rd.  For ordering on line, go to mylifetouch.com 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 LetterInfluenza 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.  (https://www.printbookstore.com/westbrook/nielsen 

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

 

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

 

 

Sports News: 

 

Field Hockey:   2:45 - 4:00 p.m.


Cross Country:  2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

 

Boys’ Soccer: 8th Grade only Home game vs. Lincoln @ 3:30 p.m.


6/7th Grade Boys’ Soccer:  Will practice 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.  Players are encouraged to stay for the game.   

 

Girls' Soccer:  Away game vs. Lincoln @ 3:30 p.m. @ Maine Girl’s academy soccer field

 

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!!!

 

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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