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Friday, November 8, 2019 ~ Announcements

November 8, 2019

Good Morning!! Today is Friday, November 8th.  It is a White Day    

 

Reminder:  There is no school on Monday in observance of Veteran's Day!

 

The following is a letter with information regarding our up-coming Parent/Teacher Conferences:  P/T Conference Info Letter.  To schedule your child's conference:  Click here.   

 

Robotics Club: Will meet today after school with Mr. Moulen.

 

Builder's Club members please remember to pass in Permission slips for Stroudwater Place.  They are due by today. 

 

6th – 8th Grade Math Team: Will meet on Tuesday after school with Mrs. Urban.

 

Drama Club: Will meet on Tuesday after school in the PAC.

 

Art Club: Will meet on Tuesday after school in the Art Room.

 

The Fuel Up to Play 60 team is starting a program called "Wake Up Wednesday". We will be opening the gym on Wednesday mornings at 7:20 for Fuel Up students to participate in a physical activity before school. This Wednesday we will meet at 7:20 to create passes for Wake Up Wednesday. Please come with your Fuel Up to Play 60 user name to help create your pass.

 

Last Skate Night: Friday November 15th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This is for WMS students only. Cost is $6.50 at the door, $2.00 more for in-line skates.

 

JAZZ ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS:  Students in grades 6-8 who are interested in jazz ensemble need to sign up for an audition time!  Auditions will be held after school today after school!  Please sign up for a time and pick up music from Mrs. Smith!   Students will need to prepare music for this audition outside of normal class times. Students who are accepted will need to plan to attend rehearsals before school from 7:00 a.m.-7:40 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Tuesday after school from 2:45-4:00 p.m.  All rehearsals are required to participate. 

 

5th Grade Band News:  The 5th grade band students will have three full band practices to prepare for our upcoming concert on December 16th.  Students will need to have their instruments here on Monday, Dec 2nd, Monday, Dec. 9th, and Monday, Dec 16th. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS and help students remember their instruments!!

 

6th Grade Band students who are interested in honors band need to sign up for an audition on Mrs. Smith’s door!  Auditions are after school on November 14th or after school on November 15th. Please choose your day!

 

Attention 8th graders: Sign ups are happening NOW for our Winterguard and Winter Percussion groups at Westbrook High School. Our Winter Percussion ensemble won the New England Championships last year! 8th Graders are eligible! Please go to westbrook.band to check out rehearsal and show schedules, sign up and attend the open house to check it out! Open House for Winterguard is November 14th at Saccarappa School gymnasium from 4-6 p.m. Open House for Winter Percussion is on November 25th from 5-6:30 p.m. in the WHS Band Room (enter on the Vocational Drive side of the building).

 

WMS Band and Chorus students:  We have a concert dress code that we would like everyone to follow.  If you have financial need, please see Mrs. Boucher at the Falcon’s Nest and she can help!  Email her at bouchera@westbrookschools.org or you can email Mrs. Smith (smithkr@westbrookschools.org) or Mrs. Andrade (andradel@westbrookschools.org) and we will help.  Our dress code is:  white tops, black bottoms, boys can wear any color tie, and girls must have legs and shoulders entirely covered.  

 

Our Scholastic Book Fair:  Our book fair starts today - Nov. 14th.  Check our our Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair!  There is SNOW much to read!  New this year is eWallet which offers an easy, cash-free opportunity for your child to shop.  Thanks in advance for your support!  (http://gg.gg/WMSBookFair1)WMS Book Fair

 

WMS Band and Chorus Concert Dates

 

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: 

 

Cheering:  Those who are signed up for cheering, please check your email for tryout materials and information.

 

Winter 1 Sport's Sign Ups:   Try-outs for 7th & 8th Grade Basketball & 6th - 8th Grade Cheering will begin on Wednesday, November 13th.

 

 All athletic paperwork MUST be turned in by today!  Reminder that anyone wishing to tryout or participate in a school sport must have a recent physical on file and must have the required athletic paperwork filled out by your parents.  Please see Mrs. Foye with any questions or to get paperwork.

 

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!!!"  As the weather starts to get cooler, please consider donating sweatshirts to the Falcon's Nest. The supply is getting low and we are in need of sizes youth large through adult x-large. Please be mindful when donating that these sweatshirts are for middle schoolers. 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.

 

November 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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