Weddington Middle School Newsletter

November 22, 2019

Notes from the Principal

Dear Parents,

We belong! Those shirts made their first appearance on campus today, and it’s neat to see our students out of uniform spreading a unifying message! Many students also donned jeans to celebrate their toy contributions during our Beta Club Toy Drive. As we approach this season of thanks, we are grateful to serve these students and this community. From our PTSO and the pies we can almost smell and our ABC and the extensive projects they have planned to support our students, we are in a blessed place! Join our WMS Chorus tonight at Town Hall as they sing to accompany the annual Weddington Tree Lighting at 7:15pm. From all of us at Weddington Middle School, Happy Thanksgiving! School closes at 5pm Tuesday and will reopen at 8am Monday, December 2.

Notice to PM Car Riders on the WES/Elementary side: we are working to maximize the efficiency of our traffic pattern there, but the middle school side is our official dismissal site. We have a traffic director available each afternoon on Deal Road, and that allows a more controlled approach as vehicles access our campus off the public road. We do NOT have a traffic director on Twelve Mile Creek Road. If you use that entry and observe a back-up/congestion on that road, we recommend you use our middle school entrance just off Deal Road.

Happy Friday Weddington, and enjoy your weekend!

Coming up next week:

Tuesday--Teacher Pie Day

Wednesday--Friday--Thanksgiving Holiday

Congratulations to this week's Weekly Weddington Wildcats!

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The International Club is looking for a parent to share at our February 13 Club Day. If you would be interested in sharing about your culture, please contact Ms. Usry, jennifer.usry@ucps.k12.nc.us. Club time runs from 9AM-10AM.

PTSO website gets a makeover!

Be sure to check out the new and improved PTSO website for upcoming events, spirit wear and volunteer opportunities.
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Chromebook Care

Just some care tips to keep in mind for your student Chromebook: Make sure that there are no items in the Chromebook when closing it. Keep them off the floor during locker breaks, and remember to keep all fluids contained. With loaners running short, we want you and your Chromebook to have a long, healthy time together! Ms Douglas's office hours are M/T/Th/F from 8-10.

PAWS-itively Important Information

Limited Availability--order now!

The WMS Public Relations class is proud to offer the first edition of the WMS literary magazine, written and created by students, for students! You can also purchase a "shout-out" acknowledgement when you purchase the magazine. Acknowledge your student or his/her teacher in a special way that will be recorded in history in this special first edition of the WMS literary magazine.
http://bit.ly/WMSlitmag

Helpful WMS Info

Please remember you need to bring your driver’s license to visit, volunteer, or check out students.

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BUS INFO

  • Download the Here Comes the Bus app or visit herecomesthebus.com
  • Click the Sign Up button
  • Enter school code 74436 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  • Complete the “User Profile” box
  • Under “My Students,” click “Add”
  • Enter your child’s last name and student ID number



Car riders are not permitted to ride school buses.

Absence/Early Dismissal

Parents, if your child will be leaving school early, please send a note to the homeroom teacher with the dismissal time. Students who leave before or arrive after 12:15 pm will be marked absent for the day. There are no dismissals allowed after 3:30 pm. If you send a note for your student to be in the office at 3:30 pm and you arrive after the 3:30 pm deadline, if your student is not in the office waiting for you the office staff will not call your student out of class. Also, all early dismissal and late arrivals from medical appointments must have a note from the doctor in order to be excused.

When students are absent it is not necessary to call the school. Be sure to send a note to the homeroom teacher stating why the student was not in school. UCPS will notify you through Connect-Ed if your student was

absent.