WMS Community Bulletin 8-19-20

EXCELLENCE*EQUITY*COMMUNITY

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Watertown Middle School 2020-2021

Hello Watertown Middle School Community,


I hope this email finds you healthy and well and enjoying the second half of August.


I wanted to remind you that I will be hosting a Parent/Guardian Forum at 6:00 pm tonight over Zoom, to discuss more of the logistics of how the "Bridge to Hybrid" district plan looks specifically at WMS, as well as answer questions about WVS. I look forward to seeing you and hopefully answering most, if not all, of your questions. If you have any questions you would like to send me in advance, please do so, and I will address them at the Forum. Thank you to those of you who have sent me questions in the last week.


Here is the Zoom information:

Join Zoom Meeting https://watertown-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/95166401746


Please email me with any questions, concerns, or input you may have. As always, we will work together as a community! #wmsstrong


Take good care of each other,

All my best,


Donna

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YEARBOOKS ARE IN!

I sent an email a couple of weeks ago to those families who ordered yearbooks. You may pick up your yearbooks at the WMS Main Office Monday - Friday from 9-11 am and 1-3 pm.


If you are unsure if you ordered a yearbook, please call the main office at 617-926-7783 to confirm.

SUMMER READING 2020!!!

TOP 5 WAYS to make the MOST of Summer Reading! Here is a resource that summarizes all of the summer reading assignments and options for students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 at WMS. Please keep in mind, the One School, One Book (1S1B) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, as well as the "JOTS" writing assignment is a required text and assignment for all students entering WMS. More details about the assignment, as well as tutorials on how to take a good jot can be found at: www.wms1s1b.org. If you have questions about accessing the ebook, please email our WMS Librarian, Leah Maroni-Wagner at leah.maroniwagner@watertown.k12.ma.us. If anyone has questions about the summer reading assignment, please contact our WMS Literacy Coach, Kellie Spillane at kellie.spillane@watertown.k12.ma.us.


Grade 6 students are encouraged to read additional independent books, however they do not have an additional required assignment. In addition to the 1S1B, Grade 7 and 8 students DO have an additional required assignment. Please click here to find more details about the summer reading assignments, as well as optional resources from our friends at Watertown Public Library.


Thank you to the TEEN Librarians at Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) for compiling the lists of recommended summer reading books for rising middle school students. These suggestions are attributable to Carey Conkey & Kelly Deneen, WFPL Librarians. Also a special thank you to our own WMS Librarian, Leah Maroni-Wagner, who customized one of the grade 8 summer reading lists to provide extensive options for students entering grade 8. There is sure to be a book that will match the tastes of many readers this summer! If you would like a personal recommendation for a book over the summer, the librarians at WFPL will certainly help you!


Remember, middle schoolers still LOVE to be read to --thank you for taking special time this summer to read together as a family.


2020 SUMMER READING - TOP 5 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT!

**EMERGENCY ALERTS**

To get Emergency Alerts from the Town of Watertown text WATERTOWNMA to 888-777. Your cell phone number will be into the system without having to establish an Everbridge account. You also have the opportunity to add your email address into the system at this time. You would then receive all emails and/or texts from the system. If you already have an Everbridge account, this is not necessary, as you will continue to receive the notifications sent by the town.

Watertown Middle School

While we are out of school, please email with any questions, or text/call my work cell (617-631-6807)

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


Thank you,

Donna Martin, Principal