WMS Community Bulletin 9-30-19
Watertown Middle School 2019-2020
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Happy October!
Here are some important upcoming dates:
October 2 - School Site Council meeting 7:00 pm
October 7 - Open House at WHS for WMS families
October 10 - Cluster 5 Field Trip
October 11 - Cluster 6 Field Trip
October 14 - NO SCHOOL
October 16 - Early Release Day - 12:30 pm dismissal
October 16 - PTO meeting - WMS Library - 7:00 pm
October 18 - School Dance
October 21-25 - STEM Week
October 21 - School Committee Meeting
October 29 - Anti-Bias Coalition Dinner and Speaker
October 30 - WMS School Picture Makeup Day
Monday, Sept. 30 - B day
Tuesday, Oct. 1 - A day
Wednesday, Oct. 2 - B day
Thursday, Oct. 3 - A Day
Friday, Oct. 4 - B Day
Monday, Oct. 7 - A day
Tuesday, Oct. 8 - B day
Wednesday, Oct. 9 - A day
Thursday, Oct. 10 - B day
Friday, Oct. 11 - A day
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
WMS Forges an Exciting Partnership with the Sasaki Foundation and American Student Assistance!
Any 8th graders who are interested in interviewing should give their names to Ms. Martin or Mr. Schmidt by Friday, October 4th. Interviews will take place early next week (although the flyer states October 3 or 4).
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!
After School Programs at WMS
Late buses will leave at 4:30 pm and run from Monday-Thursday. Students do not need a bus pass to ride the late bus.
Remember also to check out all of the terrific programs at Watertown Recreation:
The Watertown Recreation Department offers many programs for students of all ages. Programs and information are available on the Watertown Recreation link found on the Town website – http://www.recreation.watertown-ma.gov/ (this link has been fixed)
WMS School Site Council Meeting
The first meeting will be on Wednesday, October 2nd. The Watertown Middle School Site Council, composed of the principal, teachers, parents, and community members, is charged under DESE guidelines to develop and monitor the annual School Improvement Plan. The School Site Council meets monthly from October through June to oversee the school’s goals and action strategies, examine data that pertains to school improvement and create the school improvement plan for the following year. The oversight process happens in the fall (October – January) and plan development happens in the spring (February – June).
***Please email me if you are considering joining the School Site Council. I would like to gauge the interest of parents. Thank you.