WMS Community Bulletin 10-28-19
Watertown Middle School 2019-2020
It's almost November! Don't forget to "fall back" this weekend with daylight savings time!
Here are some important upcoming dates:
October 29 - Anti-Bias Coalition Dinner and Speaker (see info below)
October 30 - WMS School Picture Makeup Day
October 30 - Putting the "Public" in Public Arts - here is the flyer
November 3 - Daylight Savings "Fall Back"
November 5 - NO SCHOOL - Voting Day - Professional Development for teachers
November 5 - PTO Election Day Bake Sale - sign up below!
November 6 - End of Quarter 1
November 6 - School Site Council meeting 6:30-8:00 pm
November 11 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
November 13 - PTO meeting 7:00 pm
November 14 - Afternoon (1-3 pm) and Evening (6-8 pm) Parent Conferences (details below)
November 15 - Peter and the Starcatcher at WHS - walking field trip for all WMS students
November 19 - Afternoon (1-3 pm) and Evening (6-8 pm) Parent Conferences
Monday, Oct. 28 - A day
Tuesday, Oct. 29 - B day
Wednesday, Oct. 30 - A day
Thursday, Oct. 31 - B day
Friday, Nov. 1 - A day
Monday, Nov. 4 - B day
Tuesday, Nov. 5 - No School - Voting Day
Wednesday, Nov. 6 - A day
Thursday, Nov. 7 - B day
Friday, Nov. 8 - A day
Monday, Nov. 11 - No School - Veteran's Day
Tuesday, Nov. 12 - B day
Wednesday, Nov. 13 - A day
Thursday, Nov. 14 - B day
Friday, Nov. 15 - A day
Monday, Nov. 18 - B day
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - A day
Wednesday, Nov. 20 - B day
Thursday, Nov. 21 - A day
Friday, Nov. 22 - B day
Monday, Nov. 25 - A day
Tuesday, Nov. 26 - B day
Wednesday, Nov. 27 - A day - EARLY RELEASE
Thursday, Nov. 28 - NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving! GO RAIDERS!
Friday, Nov. 29 - NO SCHOOL
Watertown Talks Equity: Getting Comfortable with Discomfort
An evening to come together to talk about race, bias, and equity in Watertown
Sponsored by the Watertown Anti-Bias Coalition
*** Dr. Darnisa Amante ***
October 29, 2019 - Please see the FLYER
Watertown Middle School Auditorium
5:30 dinner, 6:00 event
5:30-6:00 pm Free family-style dinner
6:00 pm What is the Anti-Bias Coalition all about?
6:15 pm Dr. Darnisa Amante shares her thoughts about how we as a community can dig deeply into the issues of race, bias, and equity
7:00 pm Table talk: What brings you here?
7:30 pm Q & A
Hope to see you there!
Watertown Middle School Pride Alliance!
Election Day Bake Sale - Nov 5th
Please click on the link and consider donating baked goods for our Election Day Bake Sale. Also looking for students to volunteer selling items while earning community service hours. All proceeds to support the Watertown Middle School PTO. Thank you.
STEM Week - October 21-25 - A Great Success!!!
We schedule two sets of student/parent/teacher conferences, one in the fall and one in the spring. These conferences, led in part by the students themselves, allow for them to reflect on their strengths, progress, and areas that need improvement. Parents, guardians, and teachers discuss the next steps and help plan for future goals. All students are expected to attend their conferences with their parents or guardians.
Each cluster has their parents/guardians sign up for conferences individually - some online and some with sign up sheets they sent home. The links may be found on the WMS home page or below:
Cluster 1 - Click here to sign up
Cluster 2 - TBD
Cluster 3 - Click here to sign up
Cluster 4 - Click here to sign up
Cluster 5 - Sign-up sheet sent home with students
Cluster 6 - Sign-up sheet sent home with students
Band/Percussion - Click here to sign up
If you have questions, please contact your student's homeroom teacher or guidance counselor.
SPORTS EQUIPMENT DRIVE SEPTEMBER 16 TO OCTOBER 31
Collecting: Hockey equipment, lacrosse equipment, sporting sticks, balls, football equipment, shin guards, cleats, running shoes, golf clubs, tennis racquets.
Drop off locations: Watertown High School Athletic Office or Watertown Middle School Main Lobby.