White Marsh Elementary School
2022 - 2023
Week of May 29 - June 2, 2023
Greetings, White Marsh Families!
Time is moving fast, and the last day is drawing near! This week, there is no school for students on Monday as we will recognize Memorial Day. The Book Fair begins on Tuesday, and will run through June 6. Thank you to those that will be volunteering for Mrs. Baril; we have enough volunteers now.
Congratulations to those families with students graduating this week! Some our former Bears are graduating from Chopticon on Thursday; Congratulations, and we wish you the best!
The Bears are looking forward to Friday- it's Field Day! Grade level T-shirt colors are shared below.
Have a great week!
Field Day is coming!
Jun 6 5th Grade Fun Day (Gr 5 Awards: 2 pm)
Jun 8 K - 4 Awards Assemblies; K, 1 and 2: 9:30 am; Gr 3,4: 2:15
Jun 9 2 hr Early Dismissal, Last Day of School!
Important Information: Electronic Devices
Laptops, Chargers, and Student Accountability: As we approach the end of the school year, it is a good time to remind students and families about their accountability for laptops and chargers. Below are a few resources you can share far and wide.
Time to Register!
*If your student is currently in Pre-Kindergarten at LMDES, you do not need to register them for Kindergarten; they will roll over to WMES automatically.
Devices: A Reminder to Keep them Safe!
Please be thinking about a safe place to store your child's laptop for the summer. Students will bring them home for the summer, and will be responsible for their safety. Students will use the same laptop next year.
Suggestions and information:
- Keep your laptop in a secure place. The laptop should not leave home or be taken on vacations.
- It is your responsibility for the care and upkeep of your device.
- A school laptop costs 500.00.
- Laptop charger replacements cost 40.00.
If you break a laptop, there is a repair cost. Please take care of your device.
See more information in the general reminders section below.
The following are general reminders:
Parents and guardians should be mindful of all debt that their students accrue throughout the 2022-2023 School Year. Student debt could take any one of the following forms:
Lost/Damaged Computer Devices
Parents/Guardians play a key role in monitoring not only their student's actions but also their fiscal responsibilities regarding lost/damaged issued devices (such as computers and textbooks) and/or food purchases made by your child in our school cafeteria. Payment can be made in the form of cash or check and should include your child's five-digit Student ID# (e.g., #12345). For further convenience, families may also pay by credit card online at http://www.myschoolbucks.com/. All questions and concerns should be directed to the school bank or the principal's secretary.
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.