Your Weekly Update from Wilson Middle School
Hello Wilson families,
We just completed our fifth week of school. Students are doing a great job in their classes. I've had the pleasure of visiting many classrooms and seeing them in action. Last week, we had our first PROJECT THRIVE/Wildcat Wednesday. Teams worked on team building, and 8th grade students visited 5th grade classrooms. This was hugely successful. The 8th grade students did a phenomenal job. They approachable, encouraging and helpful.
Below are some important things to review and read.
Newsletter updates and where to find helpful information on our website:
Our biweekly school newsletter is sent out every other week and will be linked in the district Engage communication. You can also access the newsletter on the school website in the NEWS section.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Late buses:
Volunteers Needed for Laps and Composting:
We want to get started with getting the students outside for laps during lunch next week. Therefore, we need your help! Parents volunteers are needed for both laps and composting. We are composting every day in the cafeteria. Both links are below to sign up if interested. You must have a completed CORI on file to volunteer. You can reach out to our administrative assistants in the office, Trish Williams or Jeanne Holihan if you need help with a CORI.
New from Spark Kindness: (see graphic below)
October 3, 2023 at 7pm (via Zoom)
For parents, caregivers, educators, and community members
Expert Dr. Sameer Hinduja shares how parents/caregivers can address the ways youth are using and misusing their phones and other technology with a focus on tools to address cyberbullying, sexting, and unsafe social media practices. ASL, Portuguese, and Spanish language interpretation will be provided at this event. Learn more about this FREE program and register at www.SPARKKindness.org/programs
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Point of Pride
Last week's Wildcat Wednesday highlights!
Kylie, winner of the Cross Country race!
Wildcat Tickets (Students earn these for positive behavior)
Six Things You Need to Know This Week
1. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, October 5: 7th & 8th Grade Open House 6:30-8:30 pm
Monday, October 9: No School (Columbus/Indigenous People's Day)
Wednesday, October 25: Early Release 11:30 am
2. Physical Education Inhaler Notice - We have been preparing students for the Cardiovascular Endurance Assessment (mile run) the past few weeks going into next week. If your student needs an inhaler, please be sure to check in with our nurse's office (see details in this newsletter). A student cannot bring their inhaler to school without completing the appropriate paperwork. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
3. FALL ATHLETICS INFORMATION (6TH, 7TH, 8TH GRADE FAMILIES):
Please click here to read information about fall athletics from our athletic director, Mr. Adam Shute.
4. SPECTATOR GUIDANCE & DIGITAL TICKETING INFORMATION FOR NATICK HS ATHLETIC EVENTS:
Please click here to read important information about the high school spectators and ticketing information.
5. LIBRARY NEWS:
Please click here: Library News for important information. There is A LOT of new information, so please click on the link to read it.
6. CLINIC INFORMATION:
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.
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