Your Weekly Update from Wilson Middle School
Hello Wilson families,
It has been a great and busy week. We just completed our seventh week of school and we are in a groove. This newsletter has a lot of new information. Please take the time to read it.
Mid Trimester Update - Powerschool will be updated next week reflect mid-trimester progress in grades 6-8. Grade 5 teachers will add comments to Powerschool next week. WE will post directions on how to view these next week.
Response to Intervention at Wilson - Our first round of Response to Intervention (RtI)/Enrichment will begin next week. The Natick Public Schools has organized this informative website about RtI in Natick. Take a look for information about our programs and how RtI works in your child's school.
Signed forms in PowerSchool - If you have not completed your required PowerSchool forms, please take care of that as soon as possible. These must be filled out for every student in the building. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Point of Pride
Anti-Bullying Spirit Week
Some highlights from this week in our sports and extra-curricular activities
Seven Things You Need to Know This Week
1. SPARK KINDNESS PROGRAMMING:
(young people involved in sports and teen athletes are also welcome to attend)
John O’Sullivan, internationally known bestselling author, speaker and podcast host, will offer strategies to promote a positive and character-building sports experience for young people. Youth sports should be focused on learning sport-specific skills, as well as helping kids get the most out of their sports experience, all while growing as a person, learning life lessons, and having fun. ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. Learn more about this FREE online program and register at www.SPARKKindness.org
2. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE CLINIC:
3. LATES BUSES AND UPDATED EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Click here for the extracurricular activities offerings this year. The spreadsheet will be updated regularly. In addition, here is the list of late buses and stops. Students must have a valid reason for staying after and must be a staff member. Late buses typically arrive at 3:15 pm and students will wait in the main lobby with staff who will monitor until the buses arrive. Please note that the bus stops are abbreviated and students may need to walk farther than their typical bus stop.
4. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, October 21: Picture Day
Tuesday, October 25: Wildcat Run (3:15 pm)
Wednesday, October 26: Early Release 11:30 am
Friday, November 11: Veteran's Day-No School
5. FALL ATHLETICS
Please click here: Fall Athletics for important information.
6. LIBRARY NEWS
Please click here: Library News for important information.
7. LAPS AFTER LUNCH SIGN UP & CORI CHECK REMINDER IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER
Please click here on the LAPS AFTER LUNCH GOOGLE FORM if you are interested in signing up to help with LAPS AFTER LUNCH. You must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (driver's license or passport) to do this. Click here for a description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI.
Paper - On-Demand Tutoring
Natick Public Schools is excited to announce our partnership with Paper for on-demand tutoring for NHS students. Paper is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether they’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist students in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages.
Paper tutors have been specially trained to conduct expert, academic support in a secure, chat-based platform. With a commitment to helping students learn, they’ll never give students answers, but rather interact with them in an encouraging tone to lead them forward.
This is a free service that we’re providing, so students are encouraged to use it as much as they need, whenever they need. Our teachers also have accounts and will be able to review all student activity to see what they’re working on and provide more targeted instruction as needed.
If you’d like to learn more about Paper you can sign up for a Paper hosted Parent Info Session, available in both English and Spanish.
To see Paper and the help it offers firsthand, we encourage you to login with your students. To get started, simply visit PAPER’s student login page, type your school’s name, and log in via Google using your school credentials
We’re thrilled to offer our students the unlimited, 24/7 support that Paper provides and we can’t wait to see what we’re able to accomplish together.
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5