White Marsh Elementary School
2023 - 2024
Week of September 18 - 22, 2023
Greetings, White Marsh Families!
On Wednesday, the First Grade will enjoy a field trip to Elms. Thursday is a 2 hr. Early Dismissal Day. The Bears will be dismissed at 1:45 pm on Thursday. Friday is a Professional Day; there is no school for students on Friday. Enjoy the St. Mary's County Fair!
Please take a look at the Upcoming Events section below- there is a lot happening in the next few weeks!
Have a great week!
1) register to be a SMCPS volunteer
2) attend a WMES Site Based Volunteer Training.
The SMCPS Volunteer information can be found on the WMES Family Links document, and the next WMES Site Based Volunteer Training can be found on the WMES website by accessing the calendar.
Have you Completed the Acceptable Use Agreement for your Student(s)?
SMCPS Calendar Revisions
WMES Spirit Wear Sale!
Early Sign-outs and Late Arrivals
Snacks at lunch
From the Music Room...
Band, Strings, and Chorus instruction will begin this week. I will be sending out instrument rental forms after all the information has been approved. Parents can expect a band and strings supply letter after all students have been assigned an instrument. I do not want you to buy the wrong supplies. Sincerely, Mr. Guy
Sep 25 - Oct 6 Spirit Wear Sale
Sep 27 Running Club Begins
Sep 29 Dress for Success Day!
Oct 3 PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 4 Running Club
Oct 6 WMES Site based Volunteer Training
Oct 9 Virtual Instruction Day and 2 hr. Early Dismissal; Parent Conference Day
Oct 11 Running Club
Oct 12 Gr 2 (Arnold) and Gr 5 (Cord) to Sotterley
Oct 13 Gr 2 (Myers) and Gr 5 (Wathen) to Sotterley
Oct 16 - 20 Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Oct 17 Picture Day!
Oct 18 Unity Day
Oct 18 Character Tea, 9:30 am
Oct 18 - 25 WMES Book Fair!
Oct 18 No Running Club
Oct 19 School Dance! 3:45 - 4:30 pm
Oct 20 2 hr. Early Dismissal
The following are general reminders:
WMES Family Handbook
WMES Links for Families
Field Trips and Volunteers!
Methods of Communication
There are lots of ways we will communicate with you. Once school begins, you should receive a weekly email with the WMES Smore Newsletter for the week. (It will come on Sunday evenings; contact the Main Office if you don't receive the newsletter.) Be sure to review it every week; it is kept up to date with important information for you and your student. We also communicate via Twitter, and our PTA has a facebook page. If you have not elected to receive texts from SMCPS, please do so! This is our fastest way to communicate in the event of a delayed bus, or other important information. Finally, our teachers also have a variety of ways to communicate with our families; you will receive more information the first week of school.
Chronic Absenteeism: Students are chronically absent when absent 10% or more of the school days while enrolled at that school. For example, a student who is registered to attend a school for 30 days and who is absent 3 of those 30 days is considered chronically absent.
WMES will follow up with chronically absent students through the Pupil Services Team, Pupil Personnel Worker, and the Department of Student Services. In order to reduce the number of our students with Chronic Absenteeism, incentives to encourage good attendance include participation in the Bear Crawl, Running Club, and School Dance.
SMCPS Text Alerts are a great way to get information quickly. They are not sent often, and usually only in the event of an unexpected school delay or closure. On occasion, WMES will send a text alert about a late bus, substitute bus, or school event. Click the link for information about registering for text alerts.
White Marsh Elementary School
Location: 29090 Thompson Corner Road, Mechanicsville, MD, USA