WMS Community Bulletin 8-19-20
To translate this newsletter, click on it then use the link to the right. (English)
Para traduzir este boletim, clique nele e use o link à direita. (Portuguese)
Para traducir este boletín, haga clic en él y luego use el enlace a la derecha (Spanish)
لترجمة هذه الرسالة من المدرسة ، اضغط عليها ثم استخدم الرابط الموجود على اليمين. (Arabic)
Այս տեղեկագիրը թարգմանելու համար կտտացրեք այն, ապա օգտագործեք աջ կողմում գտնվող հղումը: (Armenian)
Чтобы перевести этот бюллетень, нажмите на него, затем воспользуйтесь ссылкой справа. (Russian)
Bu bülteni çevirmek için üzerine tıklayın ve ardından sağdaki bağlantıyı kullanın (Turkish)
Watertown Middle School 2020-2021
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,
YEARBOOKS ARE IN!
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 email@example.com. If anyone has questions about the summer reading assignment, please contact our WMS Literacy Coach, Kellie Spillane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Donna Martin, Principal