Wednesday, February 24, 2021 ~ Announcements

Good Morning!


We are back to our hybrid schedule - Monday and Tuesday, Group A students will be in-person; Wednesday and Thursday, Group B are in-person. Friday is remote for all.


SUBJECT: Final boarding call for Ireland! RSVP today


Dear families,


We're reaching out one last time to remind you about the Informational Meeting for the 2022 trip to Ireland sponsored by the WMS Leadership Club, taking place on Thursday, February 25th, at 6pm. We will go over dates, prices, and all our fun activities such as our visit to the Cliffs of Moher! You can view our full itinerary here:


https://www.eftours.com/educational-tour/ireland


We have over 20 families joining us and would love to have you and your family attend too and get all the information for this incredible travel and leadership opportunity.


As a reminder, you must RSVP to receive the virtual meeting link! You can do so here: https://rsvp.eftours.com/zc7cjbz


Looking to save $200? This meeting will be your one opportunity to do so!


I guarantee your family will leave feeling energized by having something positive to plan for and look forward to! It will be a wonderful way for students to experience a new culture firsthand, and to feel like a community again. If you have questions regarding the trip or the Leadership Club, you can contact Mrs. Dugas @ dugasj@westbrookschools.org; or Mr. Moulen @ moulens@westbrookschools.org

See you there,

Mrs. Junie Dugas & Mr. Steve Moulen


WMS Karaoke Night- On Friday, February 26th, from 6-6:30pm there will be a virtual karaoke night! Anyone is welcome. Join in to sing at home with your family, no one will actually hear you I promise :)


Google meet’s link is here: meet.google.com/qso-kyyq-zvt


Email francoeurh@westbrookschools.org for more info


Dear 5th grade families: 5th grade Band Registration has now closed. For additional questions, please contact Mrs. Smith at smithkr@westbrookschools.org. You will be receiving information regarding pick up and drop off of instruments, class schedules, and needed supplies.


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 next virtual meeting on Thursday, February 25th, 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 Mondays and Wednesdays in person and remote from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. The Google classroom code is 4t6766s and the Google Meet link is in the banner. Please let Mr. Moulen know if you plan to attend remotely.


Keyboard Covers: The Leadership Club will continue accepting pre-orders for keyboard covers that are selling for just $5. 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.


https://forms.gle/TWMVsBvj5jcAn3ZZ6



Yearbook Club - will meet on Tuesday, March 2nd, from 3:30-4:00. New members are welcome.

Join using Google Meet nickname: yearbook 20-21


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 in person Thursdays beginning at 2:30. Remember, there is no late bus available at this time, so you must make your own arrangements. There will be a virtual meeting at the same time. Please use the Google Meet class code bcvdp6o to join the class and access the Google Meet link in the banner.


Builders’ Club meeting: Welcome back, there will be an in person meeting on Thursday, February 25th, 2:30-3:30pm. There will also be a remote meeting at the same time for any students interested in joining. Please check google classroom for community service updates.


This is the last week of the Builders’ Club Aluminum Can Tab Drive 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 and outside Mrs.Boucher room (C208)! Thank you!

Student Council: Welcome back! The Student Council will meet at 3:00 on THURSDAY. Please make sure that you have collected all your information for the newspaper prior to Thursday’s meeting.


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

Grades 6, 7, and 8 Math Teams: Next practice is this Friday, February 26th, at 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).


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, February 24th. The google classroom code is: gyn5xf6. Email any CRT Grades 5 & 6 questions 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 25th starting at 3:00 - 3:30 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)

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: Amanda Kuczewski (Edmentum) - email: kuczewskia@westbrookschools.org

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

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


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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