Wentworth Family News

Week of September 11 - September 15, 2023

September 14, 2023

A Message from your School Leaders

Dear Wentworth Families,

The weather has cooled off, and though we are navigating some wet weather and preparing for potential impacts from Hurricane Lee this weekend, we are all grateful for the reprieve from the heat! It is feeling more like fall at Wentworth School.

Students have been doing an excellent job learning the routines and engaging in all the parts of their school day at school. From morning recess, breakfast, arrival and morning work , to participating in school wide announcements and working hard in classes all day we are seeing an abundance of smiles and terrific energy in our learners! Afternoon dismissal routines are really smoothing out, and we appreciate all of your support and cooperation as we settle in to the school year.

It is a joy to work with your children each day!


Kelli Crosby ~ Principal

Brem Stoner ~ Asst. Principal

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, September 26 - School Photo Day for Blue and Purple Learning Communities
  • Wednesday, September 27 - School Photo Day for Green and Red Learning Communities
  • Wednesday, September 27, 6-7 PM - Wentworth School Open House
  • Friday, October 6 - No School for Students, Staff Day Only
  • Wednesday, October 18, 1:45 PM Early Release Day
  • Friday, October 27 - Spirit Day Costume Day or Black & Orange Day: students will vote for the theme using the RESPECT tokens they earn for showing expected behavior at school. Results will be shared the week before the Spirit Day.

2023-2024 School Calendar

5th Grade Band - 2023-24

Welcome to 5th Grade Music! I am very excited to work with your young musician this year.

In the beginning band program, instruction is given on the following instruments: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone and bell kit. If a student decides not to play a band instrument they will still participate in music class by playing an Orff xylophone provided for them here at school during class.

Band classes will begin the week of October 2.

Please go to this link for more information about band


Please fill out the Submit Interest Form and I will send you information about how to rent an instrument and other information about band class this year.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

cfletcher@scarboroughschools.org or 730-4695


Chris Fletcher

5th Grade Band Teacher

eCollect Forms

It is time for all families to log into your student's PowerSchool Portal account to update your information and fill out all necessary forms online. We are still seeking this information from about 40 Wentworth Families - your child's teacher will be in touch if you have not yet completed the required online forms. We are here to help, so let us know what you need!

The system allows you to update all of your personal information including phone numbers, address, emergency contacts, etc. It also enables you to electronically acknowledge and sign all of the forms for the start of the year, such as the annual permission forms for Technology, School Handbooks, Field Trips, photo permissions, etc.

Login to your PowerSchool parent portal account at https://scarborough.powerschool.com/public

Once you are connected to your students and logged into the Parent Portal, you will see a new Forms button on the navigation bar. Click this button to view a list of forms available for you to complete for each of your students. The 2023-24 Chromebook form is available now, and many more forms will be added as the new school year opens. These forms, as described above, are ones would have been in paper packets in the past.

Please reach out to your school if you need assistance accessing the forms, or need paper copies sent to you instead.

Tooth Protectors is Coming to Wentworth

Click on this link for more information about Tooth Protectors: Wentworth Tooth Protector Parent Information 2023-2024. Services are available for Students and Staff WITH or WITHOUT dental insurance. Services are FREE to those with MaineCare (age 1-100). Here is the Wentworth Tooth Protector Permission Form 2023-2024 if you are interested!


Birthdays are such an exciting event when you are 8, 9,and 10 years old (and beyond!). However, with 700 students we could be eating cupcakes and managing birthday invitations every single day, which is a big distraction from teaching and learning. While we all love a good cupcake, for equity reasons as well as health and wellness reasons we ask that special celebrations for your child's birthday, including treats and invitations, are managed and occur outside of school.

Here is the information from our Handbook regarding celebrations at school: Class and building activities integrated within the curriculum are arranged through your child’s teacher and parent volunteers. While your child’s birthday may be acknowledged by the teacher during class time, all personal parties, including invitations, are not part of school and should be handled through the home. It is our intention to maintain an educational routine which is consistent and equitable for all.

Thank you for your understanding and anticipated cooperation.

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Get Informed about the K-8 Strategic Project

Are you looking for more information about the K-8 Strategic Project and Unified Primary School?

As you might know, on 9/6 Town Council voted to put the K-8 Strategic Project and Unified Primary School on the November 7th ballot and let voters decide on the future for Scarborough students.

Unsure of what the project is?

The K-8 Strategic Project & New Unified Primary School project is a holistic strategic solution for our K-8 schools to solve facilities inadequacies and inefficiencies by reorganizing grade levels, aligning our student populations, and building a new consolidated primary school that addresses educational equity, operational efficiency, population growth, flexibility, safety & security, and 21st century learning and teaching methods.

Learn More and Get Your Questions Answered

There are many Q&As being offered (both in-person and online) to make sure you are able to get your questions answered.

You can see the full schedule of weekly Q&As here, as well as a look at the week ahead below:

Monday 9/18: Parent Focused Q&A: While this project impacts the entire community, parents are affected in a daily and profound way. This Q&A session is specifically organized for parents. Join School Board Chair, Shannon Lindstrom and Assistant Superintendent, Diane Nadeau for this Zoom only event to get your questions answered. See event details and share invite HERE (there will be another session of this on 9/25, for those who can’t make this one)

Tuesday 9/19: Weekly FAQ Q&A: This weekly series gives a deep dive into one of the top questions asked around the project, this week’s focus is how the project serves as a long-term solution for Scarborough growth as a community and the needs of our students. You can join in person in Council Chambers A or via Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84408049281?pwd=L1o5TnltdVEvVXgxTWdLeG16Slc2UT09

Meeting ID: 844 0804 9281

Passcode: 049782

Volunteer Training

Interested in volunteering at school? Here are the details for the upcoming volunteer training. This is only required once per phase, with an updated confidentiality agreement signed annually.


Wednesday Sep 20, 2023 ⋅ 12:30pm – 1pm (Eastern Time - New York)



PTA Sponsored Snacks for Staff Day, October 6

Friday, October 6th the PTA will be sponsoring a Spook-tacular surprise for the upcoming Staff Day to thank our teachers and school staff for a great start to the school year! If families would like to consider donating to this event or for general help, please use the following:



Checks payable to:

Wentworth PTA

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Scarborough Public Schools

Click this link for the main page to our school website, including the district calendar for districtwide upcoming dates.

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