WMS Family Newsletter

Connecting Families to School - June 2016


Field Day June 6th - Sponsored by the PTO

June 7th - Rain Date

8:45-10:15 - All 6th graders

10:30-12:00 - All 8th graders

12:15-1:45 - All 7th graders

Students must have a signed waiver in order to go on the obstacle course.

Team 7-1

Our team is very busy wrapping up the year. In English the students are presenting book commercials. Hopefully, these presentations will stir some excitement for the summer reading requirement. Social Studies students are exploring the Western Expansion as they travel through primary documents. Students are learning about human body systems by creating a foldable pamphlet in science. Probability is being experienced in math class. We are also looking forward to some upcoming field trips as the year comes to a close.

Family and Consumer Science

Over the course of the year, students have collected over 1700 canned goods to be given to the local food kitchens and to our own school kitchen. I'm very proud of all the work the students did in collecting these food items.

Music Department

Join band, chorus or both for the next school year at http://bit.ly/1O6sFjv. Check out this video to help you to decide why you should join - http://bit.ly/1TXQ31z.

Lake Compounce Performance/Field Trip - June 9th

WMS Hamlet Library

Woonsocket Harris Library 2016 Poetry Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Armine R. and Alexia L. who received first and second place prizes in the annual poetry contest. Both students are members of Team 8-2. We are so proud of you!

Hamlet Highlights

The WMS Hamlet Library is a very busy place:

  • Circulation is up by 25% over the last 2 years
  • Student visits during Advisory and Enrichment increased by 5% this year
  • Collection has expanded with the purchase of 291 new books

We are looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year!

From the School Nurses

The Woonsocket Education Department collects pop tops from cans for the Ronald McDonald House. Pop tops (or flip tops) from soda cans, etc. can be brought to the school nurse and they will be sent to the house to help defray the expenses of the families that stay there.

All sixth graders will need an updated physical exam and immunizations for entry to grade seven in September. Please get your up-to-date papers in to the school nurse as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please call the school nurse or visit her web page.

Parents of seventh graders: Remember your child needs a second HPV prior to entering the 8th grade in August. This is a state requirement. Please call your doctor and schedule an appointment or fax the updated vaccine information to your school nurse.


Check out the WMS school counseling website by visitinghttp://novaguidance.weebly.com/ or going on to our school website and looking under the School Counseling tab. Learn about many of our exciting leadership programs, access resources to support your child's social and emotional health, read about our Students of the Quarter and find helpful information about grade reporting and making the middle school transition.

CCF - 21st CCLC Program

Get Connected Summer Camp @ WMS

Incoming or current 6th, 7th and 8th graders are welcome to sign up for the Get Connected Summer Camp @ WMS. The Camp will begin on Tuesday, July 5th and end on Friday, August 12th. The hours are 8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. at Villa Nova. Students will participate in a variety of activities including sports, recycled arts and crafts, creative engineering, NASA STEM challenge, animal science, oceanography, environmental science as well as team building and games. Also, breakfast and lunch will be provided every day, guest speakers and field trips on Fridays. There will be a Family Celebration on the last Friday of the Camp.

Cost: - CCF members: $30.00 camp fee/New members: $45.00 ($15.00 CCF membership/$30.00 camp fee)

Registration forms are available in the main office of both buildings, WMS and CCF websites.

6th Grade Transition Program

This is an orientation program for incoming 6th graders and their families to get information on what to expect as a 6th grader from administration and staff, have the chance to have their questions answered, get to know other 6th grade students and family members and have a tour of the building. This program will be held Monday, August 15th - Friday, August 19th from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Villa Nova cafeteria. Parents/students choose one morning to attend the program. Registration forms are available on the WMS website and the main office in both WMS buildings.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - Welcome BBQ for 6th Graders and their Families, Hamlet Cafeteria, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Fall 2016 After-school Program Session will begin on Tuesday, October 11th.

Please contact Ms. Costa at 401-235-6125 or scosta@woonsocketschools.com with any questions.

District Dress Code - Approved 5/25/16 by WSC

Students may wear any clothing that meets the following guidelines:

  • Apparel shall cover the torso, shoulders, hips, upper legs and be opaque.
  • No bare shoulders or backs, including tank tops, muscle shirts, low-cut necklines that show cleavage, thin straps,
  • No sagging or low-cut pants worn below the waist or excessively short skirts or shorts (skirts, dresses, and shorts that are shorter than the tip of the fingertips when arms are fully extended at their sides) are not allowed. Tights and leggings may not be worn as an outer garment.
  • Pajama tops/bottoms are prohibited.
  • No apparel or accessories shall advocate drugs, alcohol, sex, violence, or discrimination. Clothing that contains profanity, threats, or gang symbols is prohibited. Bandannas, do-rags, and other similar head attire are not to be worn in the school. Hoods cannot be worn indoors.
  • No apparel, accessories, footwear, or hairstyle shall be worn that is capable of inflicting damage to the wearer, another person, or school property. Wallet chains are prohibited. Sun-glasses are prohibited.
  • Footwear must be closed toe and heel. Heels must be low to ensure safety.

Goodwill Clothing Bin

Please deposit any used clothing that you no longer need. We receive 4 cents for every pound. All proceeds raised go to our Student Council. You can find the bin at the back entrance of the complex behind the Hamlet building.

Yearbooks are on sale!

The price is: Hardcover $30 or Softcover $25. Check us out on Facebook and find the quick link to pay online or pay in your school office!


Calendar of Events

June 2nd

  • 6:30 pm - Music Department Spring Concert at WHS Auditorium

June 3rd

  • 5:30 pm - 8th Grade Semi-Formal at Savini's Restaurant

June 6th

  • Field Day - All Day - See schedule above

June 7th

  • Field Day rain date

June 8th

  • 7 pm - School Committee Meeting - Hamlet Cafetorium

June 13th

  • 2 pm - SIT Meeting - room 124 Hamlet

June 14th

  • 8:30 am - Team 8-3 Completion Ceremony - Hamlet Cafetorium
  • 8:45 am - Team 7-7 Completion Ceremony - Hamlet room 324

June 15th

  • 9 am - Team 8-1 Completion Ceremony - Villa Nova Cafetorium

June 16th

  • 9 am - Team 8-2 Completion Ceremony - Hamlet Cafetorium
  • 9 am - Team 8-4 Completion Ceremony - Villa Nova Cafetorium

June 17th - Last Day of School

  • 1:30 pm - Report card distribution

June 22nd

  • 7 pm - School Committee Meeting - Hamlet Cafetorium