Monday, February 1, 2021 ~ Announcements

Good Morning!


This week is a remote school week. Please follow the red remote week schedule.


Today starts the new Semester 2 UA classes. UA classes will follow the WMS red remote week schedule. However, given that the classes are all brand new, UA teachers will only be meeting with A day students on Monday and Tuesday and only B day students on Wednesday and Thursday. Students from both A and B cohort groups will have a combined meeting with their UA teachers on Friday.


Please note, band classes will follow their usual schedule. Their classes will meet at the times outlined in the WMS red week schedule. Chorus will also run as usual on Friday.


Today is the first ,day of the semester/2nd quarter. Parents whose student's are changing their schedule and have not been contacted should contact transportation directly for their student's bus information. The number for Transportation is 854-0807 or email Melissa Foye at foyem@westbrookschools.org.

Click the following link to the Planned Absence Form. Use this form when your child is going to be away from school for more than two days (both in-house and remote). Reminder: Most out of state travel requires proof of a negative Covid test result or quarantine for 10 days before returning to school!! Please contact the school nurse with questions. Please click here for information regarding holiday travel: Holiday Travel Restrictions

Remote By Choice Info: If your child is having issues with their RBC program, the following are the remote staff that can be contacted by grade level:

Grade 5: Sue Cook (Exact Path) - email: cooks@westbrookschools.org

Grade 6: Sharon Walsh (Edmentum) - email: walshs@westbrookschools.org

Grade 7: Laurie Wood (Edmentum) - email: woodl@westbrookschools.org

Grade 8: John Miller (Edmentum) - email: millerj@westbrookschools.org

You can also dial 207-591-6223 to contact remote staff.


Dear 5th grade families: Beginning band registration starts next Monday, February 1st, and continues through Friday, February 12th. Any questions can be sent to Mrs. Smith ahead of time via email at smithkr@westbrookschools.org. Please be on the lookout for this registration form from Principal Wood starting on Monday!


Pick up Artwork from cases on 1st Floor:

If you are in 6th or 8th grade currently and made clay masks or robots last year in Art, pick up your artwork in the show cases this week! They must be picked up by the end of next week, Feb 12th. Bags are hanging next to each set of cases (if there are no bags left, come to the art room and ask for more!).


Kaleidoscope Club: This club is for LGBTQ+ students and Allies to come together in a safe space to discuss issues and support each other. Grades 6-8th are welcome. We will hold our first virtual meeting on Thursday, February 4th, from 3pm-3:45. Google meet join code is: kclub. We will continue to meet every other Thursday for the rest of the year. Email Mrs. Dix or Mrs. Grimshaw with any questions.


Leadership Club: Will be meeting virtually on Wednesday, February 3rd. The Google classroom code is 4t6766s and the Google Meet link is in the banner.


Keyboard Covers: The Leadership Club will continue accepting pre-orders for keyboard covers that are selling for just $5 next week. Click HERE or on the link below to fill out a pre-order form. Examples of the covers can be seen on the poster in front of the lobby tree.


NOTE: We cannot order your cover until you pay. You can pay for the orders during lunch or recess at the top of the lobby stairs outside of the STEAM room. EXACT Change only or checks made out to Westbrook Middle School for $5. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.


Please contact Mrs. Dugas in the main office or Mr. Moulen if you have any questions.


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UPDATE: POSTPONED Yearbook Club - Our next meeting is Thursday, February 4th, 3:30-4:00. New members are welcome. Join using Google Meet nickname: yearbook20-21


The Yearbook Club is looking for pictures from the community that represent virtual learning. Click here for more information: 2020-2021 WMS Yearbook Community Photo Submission.


Robotics Team: We will be meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoons in-person from 2:30-4pm and virtually from 3:30-4pm. Use the Google Meet class code bcvdp6o to join the class and access the Google Meet link in the banner. Remember, there is no late bus available at this time, so you must make your own arrangements.


Builders’ Club meeting: Please join the Builders’ Club Google Classroom (Code: j4ljfbh). Email Mrs. Boucher with any questions (bouchera@westbrookschools.org). Meetings Thursday 3:30-4:30.


Builders’ Club is holding an Aluminum Can Tab Drive from to support the Ronald McDonald House! So be sure to drop off all your aluminum tabs before February 28th! Drop off locations are the main office, outside Mrs.Boucher room (C208) and outside of Mrs.Kling's room (C314).thank you!

FOOD DRIVE

Student Council and Builders Club is sponsoring a food drive for the Falcons Nest January 25 - January 28th!! Food can be dropped off at one of three locations: Main Office, Ms. Kling’s room (C314) or Mrs. Boucher’s room (C208).

Please refer to the suggested food list: Individualized size servings of granola bars, cereal bars, mini cereal boxes, breakfast bars, popcorn, pretzels, goldfish, fruit cups, applesauce, cans of tuna or chicken, macaroni and cheese, soups, ramen/cup noodle.

The Student Council will meet today via Google Meets. We will meet at 12:00pm. Please go to the Google Classroom link to meet.

5th grade math team: Will be meeting next on February 1st: https://meet.google.com/igs-vuti-rud. Email Mrs. Bradbury with any questions (bradburyc@westbrookschools.org)

Grades 6, 7, and 8 Math Teams: Will practice on Fridays @ 7:15 a.m. Please join our Google Classroom (code: xofgvyt) where you will find the Google Meet link in the banner. Email any questions to Ms. Urban (urbann@westbrookschools.org).


Our next math meets are the first week in February:

Grade 8 on Monday, 2/1/21 at 2:45 p.m.

Grade 6 on Wednesday*, 2/3/21 at 2:45 p.m. *note the day changed to Wednesday for Gr 6.

Grade 7 on Thursday, 2/4/21 at 2:30 p.m.


Civil Rights Team (CRT) Grades 5 & 6: All students are welcomed to join the Civil Rights Team. Grades 5 & 6 students will be meeting every other Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. The next meeting will be today, Wednesday, January 27th. Email any CRT Grades 5 & 6 qp-0jkuestions to Ms. Patrick patrickm@westbrookschools.org).


Civil Rights Team (CRT) Grades 7 & 8: All students are welcomed to join the Civil Rights Team. Grades 7 & 8 students will be meeting every other Thursday from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Thursday, February 11th starting at 2:45 p.m. Please join our Google Classroom (code: gyn5xf6) where you will find the Google Meet link in the banner. All of our meetings will be virtual Google Meets for now. Email any CRT Grades 7 & 8 questions to Ms. Urban (urbann@westbrookschools.org)

Parent Portal: If you have not already done so, please set up your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus in order to update your child’s information. This includes naming people for us to call in case of an emergency if you are unavailable. This is especially important now if we have to send a student home because of COVID symptoms. Please follow this link: https://mecloud2.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/westbrook.jsp . If you have any questions, please contact icparentpw@westbrookschools.org

Thursday Folders have resumed! Our schools send electronic notices and information about our schools and community every Thursday. Please look for them in your inbox. For example, Middle and High School families will find a notice about an upcoming virtual workshop today that is sponsored by our partners at The Opportunity Alliance entitled "Parenting Teens in a Pandemic". Thursday Folders are a great way to stay informed!

Free Meals: We continue to distribute bulk meals for Distance Learning days on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 to 10am. A Westbrook School Department van will be at Walker Field (near the basketball court,) Westbrook Pointe (at the bus stop), and in the municipal parking lot on William Clarke Drive next to Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church. We hope you will stop by for meals. Meals for our Remote by Choice students will be distributed at Westbrook Middle School on Mondays, 1-2pm.

Face coverings must be worn at all times inside the schools and on the bus, unless an employee has provided a student with a momentary break while the student is at least six feet from any other individual, during meal times when proper distancing must be maintained, or in other limited situations. Face coverings are not optional; wearing one is required. Masks are available here at school if your child forgets one.

Click the following link to our February Middle School lunch Menu.

Click the following link to the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

Click the following link to this year's School Calendar.

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

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