Your Weekly Update from Wilson Middle School
What an amazing week. The school year is in full gear. We had our first Wildcat Wednesday this week with a focus on social emotional learning. The staff did an amazing job planning team building activities on our early release day. We got good feedback from the students that they enjoyed the day!
In preparation for our Open House Nights on September 29 (Grades 5 & 6) and October 6 (Grade 7 & 8), we hope you consider starting the evening in the auditorium at 6:30 pm to hear from our administrative team about our school goals and focus areas for the year. You will then report to your child's homeroom and meet with their teachers throughout the evening. It is a wonderful night to meet and greet your child's teachers while hearing about their plans for the school year and the best ways to stay in tune to your child's progress throughout the year. The PTO will also information for families at the Open House. We look forward to seeing you there.
Have a wonderful weekend! We do not have school on Monday (Rosh Hashanah).
Point of Pride
Wildcat Wednesday (A Focus on Social Emotional Learning)
Eight Things You Need to Know This Week
1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE CLINIC:
2. NATICK HIGH FOOTBALL GAME INFORMATION:
Please click here for information about Friday night's home game (ticket information).
3. LATES BUSES AND UPDATED EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
This is the UPDATED list of extracurricular activities for this year. It has been updated again this week as some of the clubs are still being formed and some of the meeting dates changed. The spreadsheet will continue to be updated regularly. In addition, here is the list of late buses and stops. Students must have a valid reason for staying after and must be a staff member. Late buses typically arrive at 3:15 pm and students will wait in the main lobby with staff who will monitor until the buses arrive. Please note that the bus stops are abbreviated and students may need to walk farther than their typical bus stop.
4. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 26: No School- Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 29: Grade 5 & 6 Open House (6:30 pm)
Wednesday, October 5: No School Yom Kippur
Thursday, October 6: Grade 7 & 8 Open House (6:30 pm)
Monday, October 10: No School-Columbus/Indigenous Day
Friday, October 21: Picture Day
Tuesday, October 25: Wildcat Run (3:15 pm)
Wednesday, October 26: Early Release 11:30 am
5. NATICK MUSIC PROGRAM (ORCHESTRA)
Wilson is starting a brand new program this year that any student can be a part of an orchestra! If you are interested in learning to play the violin, viola or cello, you can be a part of a WIN block ensemble that doesn't conflict with Band or Chorus (You can do both!), and is open to students with any level of experience. If you are interested in learning more, or giving it a try, email our String teacher, Sirkka Natti, at email@example.com. There is also more information about the instrumental program at the Natick Music website here.
6. FALL ATHLETICS
Please click here: Fall Athletics for important information.
7. LIBRARY NEWS
Please click here: Library News for important information.
8. LAPS AFTER LUNCH SIGN UP & CORI CHECK REMINDER IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER
Please click here on the LAPS AFTER LUNCH GOOGLE FORM if you are interested in signing up to help with LAPS AFTER LUNCH. You must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (driver's license or passport) to do this. Click here for a description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI.
Paper - On-Demand Tutoring
Natick Public Schools is excited to announce our partnership with Paper for on-demand tutoring for NHS students. Paper is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether they’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist students in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages.
Paper tutors have been specially trained to conduct expert, academic support in a secure, chat-based platform. With a commitment to helping students learn, they’ll never give students answers, but rather interact with them in an encouraging tone to lead them forward.
This is a free service that we’re providing, so students are encouraged to use it as much as they need, whenever they need. Our teachers also have accounts and will be able to review all student activity to see what they’re working on and provide more targeted instruction as needed.
If you’d like to learn more about Paper you can sign up for a Paper hosted Parent Info Session, available in both English and Spanish.
To see Paper and the help it offers firsthand, we encourage you to login with your students. To get started, simply visit PAPER’s student login page, type your school’s name, and log in via Google using your school credentials
We’re thrilled to offer our students the unlimited, 24/7 support that Paper provides and we can’t wait to see what we’re able to accomplish together.
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5