WMS Community Bulletin 06-18-22

EXCELLENCE*EQUITY*COMMUNITY

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(Portuguese)

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(Spanish)

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إذا كنت تستخدم جهاز كمبيوتر ، فافتح هذا في صفحة جديدة. بعد ذلك ، لترجمة هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، انقر فوق الارتباط الموجود على اليمين.

إذا كنت تستخدم الهاتف ، فالمس الشخص الموجود في الدائرة السوداء للحصول على زر الترجمة. (Arabic)

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Եթե համակարգիչ եք, բացեք սա նոր էջում: Ապա, այս տեղեկագիրը թարգմանելու համար կտտացրեք աջ հղմանը: Եթե հեռախոսով եք, դիպչեք սև շրջանի անձին ՝ թարգմանության կոճակը ստանալու համար: (Armenian)

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Newsletter Table of Contents

  1. Remarks from Principal Martin (Gr. 8 end of year information, Covid updates)
  2. Grade 8 Events Smore
  3. Important Upcoming Dates and A day/B day schedule
  4. SEPAC Event
  5. 8th grade reads to the Preschool!
  6. Cluster/Department Smore Newsletters
  7. Contact Information

Watertown Middle School 2021-2022

Dear Watertown Middle School Community,


Happy Sunday! I hope you all are having an enjoyable long weekend.


This will be my final WMS Community Bulletin as Principal of Watertown Middle School. I will see many of you over the next few days of school, but I wanted to be sure and say an enormous THANK YOU for welcoming me into your community four years ago and granting me the honor of meeting and working with your amazing children. Watertown is such a special community with so much to offer its students, and I have truly enjoyed my time at WMS. I look forward to hearing of the many successes of Watertown students in the future. I wish you all the best and know that WMS will continue to grow stronger every day.


Have a wonderful summer!


Sincerely,

Donna


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Grade 8 End of Year Information (complete SMORE newsletter HERE)

Thursday, June 23

  • Awards ceremony 9:30-10:30 am (parents/caregivers will be notified)
  • Graduation ceremony 11:00 am
  • Grade 8 Dance 7:00-10:00 pm

Friday, June 24

  • Rain date for Awards/Graduation
  • Early release day



As a reminder:

Please keep your child(ren) home from school if they have any symptoms of COVID (fever, chills, headache, sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath, congestion or runny nose, muscle aches, loss of taste/smell, nausea, or diarrhea).


Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Please be well and take good care of one another.


Respectfully yours,


Donna Martin

Principal

Here are some important upcoming dates:

Monday, June 20 - Observation of Juneteenth - No School


Wednesday, June 22 - Grade 6 Canobie Lake Field Trip


Thursday, June 23

  • Grade 8 awards ceremony 9:30-10:30 am (parents/caregivers will be notified)
  • Grade 8 graduation ceremony 11:00 am
  • Grade 8 Dance 7:00-10:00 pm


Friday, June 24 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - EARLY RELEASE at 12:30 pm

  • Rain date for Awards/Graduation


2021 - 2022 District School Year Calendar

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A Day / B Day schedule - For all students, specialist classes (Art, Health, Music/Drama, and Tech. Ed) occur on alternate days with Physical Education. I will include the A Day/B Day schedule in my newsletter to help you support your children with materials they may need for each day, for example, sneakers on their PE (gym) days.


Mon. 6/20 - NO SCHOOL - Juneteenth (observed)

Tues. 6/21 - B day

Wed. 6/22 - A day

Thurs. 6/23 - B day

Fri. 6/24 - A day - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - EARLY RELEASE at 12:30 pm


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

8th grade reads to the Preschool!

A tradition in 8th-grade reading classes is to reach out to younger members of our community and share the love of reading. Students in Ms. Zuckerberg and Ms. Braese's 8th-grade reading class worked in small groups to select age-appropriate books that featured elements of plot that would capture the interest of 4 and 5-year-olds. Each group recorded a virtual audiobook to share with preschool students from Four Seasons Preschool in Watertown. 8th graders included comprehension questions that prompted the preschoolers to pause the video and discuss the book with their classmates. 8th graders also wrote cards and letters to introduce themselves to the preschoolers. The preschoolers loved asking the "big kids" questions and sent thoughtful notes and drawings back to their 8th-grade buddy. A few 8th graders got to say, "hello" to former preschool teachers they had! It was a great "virtual" literacy field trip for all involved!

Cluster / Department Smore Newsletters are Here!

Please click on the Smore links to read all about the exciting teaching and learning taking place throughout the school!


Cluster 1


Cluster 2


Cluster 3


Cluster 4


Cluster 5


Cluster 6


World Language / Reading


Ms. Sorenson: Wilson Reading


Math with Mr. Donato


Specialists

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**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.