WMS Community Bulletin 10-17-19

EXCELLENCE*EQUITY*COMMUNITY

Watertown Middle School 2019-2020

Hello Watertown Middle School Community,


Happy October! I hope your trees stayed intact during these blustery days!


Here are some important upcoming dates:



October 18 - Progress Reports sent home (either Friday or Monday)

i-Ready parent/guardian reports will accompany progress reports


October 18 - School Dance - 7:00-9:30 pm - FOOD DRIVE! (flyer below)


  • Tickets are $6 and sold at lunch (not at the door)
  • The doors open at 7:00 pm
  • The dance ends at 9:30 pm - 6th graders will be dismissed out of the Waverly Street door and 7th/8th graders out of the Bemis Street door
  • At the dance, pizza is sold for $1.50/slice, and candy and drinks are 50 cents each.



October 21-25 - STEM Week


October 21 - School Committee Meeting 7:00 pm


October 29 - Anti-Bias Coalition Dinner and Speaker (see info below)


October 30 - WMS School Picture Makeup Day


November 3 - Daylight Savings "Fall Back"


November 5 - NO SCHOOL - Voting Day - Professional Development for teachers


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 and Evening Parent Conferences (details to come)


November 15 - Peter and the Starcatcher at WHS (details to come)


November 19 - Afternoon and Evening Parent Conferences (details to come)


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Monday, Oct. 14 - No School


Tuesday, Oct. 15 - B day


Wednesday, Oct. 16 - A day - Early Release Day - 12:30 pm


Thursday, Oct. 17 - B day


Friday, Oct. 18 - A day



Monday, Oct. 21 - B day


Tuesday, Oct. 22 - A day


Wednesday, Oct. 23 - B day


Thursday, Oct. 24 - A day


Friday, Oct. 25 - B day



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

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


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!

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Watertown Middle School Pride Alliance!

A new club is just getting started! The Watertown Middle School Pride Alliance! This is a fun, social group for LGBTQ students and allies. Meetings will be on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:15 pm in Mr. Cochran's room - B-159. Come join us and bring your friends. We will be meeting each other and talking about what we would like to do this year as a club. Talk to Mr. Cochran, or see Ms. Mahoney, the 8th-grade counselor, if you have any questions.

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.

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STEM Week - October 21-25

STEM Week will be coming to Massachusetts and WMS during the week of October 21st! A website with many great classroom ideas is being created, and voluntary activities are being planned, such as a STEM playground one day in the library and a panel of STEM professionals to speak with the students. More information will be coming soon!

Reminders

The Watertown Middle School website can be found HERE


The 2019-2020 WMS Student Handbook can be found HERE


The 2019-2020 Student and Parent Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found HERE


Classroom Supply Lists for 2019-2020 can be found HERE

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!