WMS Parent News
September 12th, 2023
WMS Parent Newsletter - Tuesday, November 14th
November 14th - PTO meeting 6:30pm - Office Conference Room
November 17th - Fall School Dance 2:30-4:30pm
November 21st - End of Tri 1
November 22nd - Teacher Workshop - NO SCHOOL
November 23-24th - Holiday - NO SCHOOL
December 2nd - District 8th Grade Honor Band - 8:00am-12:00pm (at PHS)
December 4th - Culver's Night 5-7:00pm
December 12th - Band Concert - 7th Grade 6:30pm/8th Grade - 8:00pm
December 13th - Orchestra Concerts - 7th and 8th Grade and Chamber - 6:30pm
December 14th - Choir Concerts - 6th Grade - 6:00pm and 7th grade 7:30pm
December 22nd - January 1st - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
School Dance November 17, 2:30-4:30pm
WMS Student Council is hosting a “Night in Paris” themed dance on Friday, November 17th from 2:30 – 4:30. Students should dress to impress. Think semi-formal clothing or anything that makes them feel their best, while of course following the school dress code.
Tickets will be sold for $5 during lunch from Thursday 11/9 through Thursday 11/16. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS SOLD THE DAY OF THE DANCE. Activities at the party include gym games, bingo, a photo wall, face painting, inflatables and a dance! Concessions can be purchased in the cafeteria (pizza, snacks and pop) for $1 each.
After the party, students should be picked up at the athletic entrance by 4:30.
We need parent volunteers! If you are interested in helping with this event, we would LOVE to have you! Here’s the link to sign up: Fall 2023 Volunteer Sign up
We split the time into two sessions (2:15 - 3:30 and 3:30 - 4:45). You are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions. You will receive an email with more information closer to the dance. The more parent volunteers that we have the better :)
Thank you so much for your support!
Ms. Herzog, Ms. Swanson, Ms. Beebe
Wooodbury Middle School Clubs
Dungeons and Dragons Club -Advisor Chris Jordan
Dungeons and Dragons is an inclusive roleplaying game of limitless imagination and creation. Join together with friends or meet new people who share an interest in adventure, fantasy storytelling and humor. No experience is necessary. The game is easy to learn and a lot of fun to play! Students can play a pre-made campaign or learn how to develop their own home-made campaigns to run for others.
The Adventure Begins November 15th!
Complete this Google Form to join the club: https://forms.gle/u1zg7HcjfhTqPa7z7
Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 Art Room D122
November 15 to April 30
Questions Contact: Cjordan@sowashco.org
November PTO Meeting
The next PTO Meeting will be tonight November 14th, 2023 in the Conference Room by the Front Office at WMS from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend! We hope to see you there.
Woodbury Girls Lacrosse Donation Drive
Woodbury Girls Lacrosse is running a donation drive collecting items for “Bedtime Bundles”! The bundles will be donated to FamilyWise to help families in need with bedtime preparedness.
FamilyWise has been keeping children safe and helping families lead stable, healthy, and productive lives since 1976. We educate, empower, and enrich families who are struggling with poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues, homelessness, and domestic violence. Your family can
Create Good Night kits to help FamilyWise families with bedtime preparedness. We're exclusively looking for bundles containing the following items:
· New Toothbrushes (kids and adults).
· New Toothpaste (kids and adults).
· Night lights.
· Alarm clocks.
· Bedtime stories.
· New/In Good Condition Blankets
· Tote bags
We currently have drop-off locations at the Woodbury High School Activities Office, MHealth Fairview Sports Center behind the service desk, Oltman Middle School Main Office, and the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury. We will be collecting donations until December 14th.
SoWashCo CARES and Community Ed. Winter Clothing Drive
Community members and organizations can donate items by filling out the donation form, fulfilling an item from the Amazon wish list or contributing financially. Winter clothing donors will be paired with students in need. You will then be contacted with the requested winter clothing items for a specific child and which school to drop off your donation. To sign up, visit the ‘Give Help’ section at sowashcocares.org.
Donated winter clothing will be available for families in need of assistance through your school’s social worker or at pop-up shopping events beginning in Nov. We will do our best to fulfill every request, however, requests are not guaranteed. For more information, visit the ‘Get Help’ section at sowashcocares.org.
Paper copies of the request forms are available through your school’s social worker or principal. Completed paper forms can be returned to your school’s front office. For more information or a translated version of the form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-425-6671.
This Week in Advisory
Our theme for the month of November is "Responsibility."
Monday - Morning Meeting
Tuesday –AVID Grade Check
Wednesday – "Responsibility Charades"
Thursday – DEAR Day
Friday – Wildcat Weekly
Setting Up Notifications in Schoology
Did you know you could set your Schoology Notifications up so that you can receive a message any time your child has a missing assignment? This will be beneficial for checking in with your student about their grades and helping them keep up to date with assignments.
Special note: You may need to set this back up this school year even if you had it set up last year.
Notifications are daily or weekly opt-in messages that notify parents, via email or text, of their child’s academic progress. Parents will be notified about homework, graded tests and assignments, recent activity, upcoming tests and other due dates.
Once you are logged into Schoology and you have connected to your child(ren) you can set up notifications.
NOTE: Notification settings affect all children so you only need to setup notifications for one child.
- Click the dropdown arrow next to your name at the top right
- Choose any child that you are connected to in Schoology
- Click the dropdown arrow next to your child's name at the top right, then click 'Settings'
- Click the Notifications tab and change the settings to your preference. Don't forget to click 'Save Changes'
https://www.sowashco.org/services/technology - schoology for more information
Email for help: email@example.com
SoWashCo Community Education Youth Activities
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) offers activities and classes for youth through SoWashCo Community Education. Activities and classes are conveniently offered at your child's school, partner locations within our community and online.
The latest activities and classes can be found on our website under Get Involved > Youth Activities.