WMMS Weekly Update

11/24/21

Greetings WMMS Families

As the holiday season approaches, I’d like to take this opportunity to share how thankful I am to serve as your principal. It is a privilege and an honor to work with your children and the incredible team of staff members and families that make up WMMS. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!


Nick Guertin,


WMMS Principal




Food Shelf Information

If you need assistance with groceries or personal care items, please remember that our local Friends For Life Food Shelf is available as a resource. Families can order online, or call to reserve a time slot during available hours. You can find more detailed information on their website.


Holiday Gift Assistance

If your family is in need of receiving assistance with gifts this year, please see this flyer for more information.


Activity Fee

As we begin taking field trips again, it's important that families remember to pay the yearly activity fee for your child. This can be done through the Parent Portal under Fees-->Optional Payments.

If your family is in need of accessing a scholarship to assist with the fee, please reach out to our school social worker at 952-955-0412. With that being said, we are also accepting donations to this scholarship fund for families who are interested in donating. Donations can be arranged through the middle school office.

MS PTO: BINGO NIGHT FUNDRAISER

The Watertown-Mayer Middle School PTO is hosting a Bingo Night fundraiser! Please open this Bingo Night Flyer for more information. The PTO is currently looking for donations to make this event a huge success. A few examples of donations would be:

  • Money

  • Giftcards ($5 or $10 increments)

  • Prizes: for example apparel, movie tickets, games, sports tickets,candy, etc


Please consider joining the WMMS PTO to help continue doing amazing things for the Middle School. Questions, please email The WMMSPTO at PTOWMMS@gmail.com

Josten Pictures and Yearbook orders

Families can preview and order pictures using this link (event code: FE6021).

Yearbook orders can also be placed using this link.

Attendance Procedures/Close Contact Notifications

All absences from school will need to be reported to our attendance secretary, Miranda Winker, at msattendance@wm.k12.mn.us or (952) 955-0421.


Upcoming Family Event or Vacation

If you're planning for your student to be absent from school you may fill this Excused Absence Form out ahead of time. This form can be dropped off at the Middle School Office or emailed to msattendance@wm.k12.mn.us.


What to do if your child is ill

Parents need to be the first line of defense in our Health and Safety protocols. As a reminder parents are expected to perform a daily health screening for their children before sending them to school. If your child is exhibiting any signs or symptoms of illness, the child is expected to remain out of school until his/her symptoms have greatly improved. Please see full details on this page, WM Health and Safety Protocols. Report illnesses to msattendance@wm.k12.mn.us or Nurse Kelly @ kmaas@wm.k12.mn.us or 952-955-0411


Close Contact Notification Information

IMPORTANT DATES

November 25th-26th: NO School-Thanksgiving Break

December 2nd: 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert in the PAC, 7-8pm

December 13th: 7th-12th Grade Choir Concert in the PAC, 7-8:30pm

December 22nd: 1pm Early Release, Staff Development

December 23rd-31st: Winter Break, No School

Middle School Office

Middle School office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our temporary office is located in Middle School Room 108.


Nick Guertin, Principal

952-955-0405 nguertin@wm.k12.mn.us

Suzann Ernhart, Secretary

952-955-0404 sernhart@wm.k12.mn.us

Miranda Winker, Attendance Secretary

952-955-0403 miranda.winker@wm.k12.mn.us

LEGO LEAGUE


The WM Lego League Team had great showing in last weekend's competition! The team placed in the top ten for their Lego robot performance and were recognized as a standout team for their code program programming.

Congratulations go out to: Lucy Brandts, Bryce Atanga, Isaac Chalmers, Will Heldt, Caden Horsman, Carsyn Lyker, Axel Maki, Conner Marden, Luke Stutsman, Emmett Behrens, Coach Eyl, and Coach Robyn!