Wentworth Family News

Week of June 13 - June 17, 2022

June 17, 2022

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Featuring Fabulous Fifths!

We are so proud of our fifth grade students, and know they will do amazing things at SMS and beyond. Here is a look inside some of the ways we have been celebrating their success as they prepare to move on to the next phase.

Please enjoy these beautiful images from our 5th Grade Warrior Challenge:

https://portlandphotocompany.zenfolio.com/5thgrade. Families can purchase prints straight from this link. Special thanks to Alicia Reynolds for volunteering her time and talents to capture these beautiful shots.

Congratulations, fifth graders! We are going to miss you.

5th Grade Cheer Walk Celebration

We also celebrated our fifth graders this week with a schoolwide Cheer Walk! Check out this video of our fifth graders starting their final victory lap around Wentworth School.

DARE Graduation Featured Essayist - Sarah!

Sarah was selected as one of two featured essayists to share her writing at the DARE/CPort Graduation event. Because the program was running behind, Sarah was asked (at the last possible second) to read just the first page of her essay to save some time. Her work deserves to be heard in its entirety, so we are pleased to share this video of Sarah, reading her informative and well-written DARE essay. Great job, Sarah!
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Report Cards and Allied Arts Trimester 3 Newsletter

Please take some time to read all about the work your child did in their Trimester 3 Allied Arts Classes! We are fortunate to offer so many opportunities for our incredible students at Wentworth School!

Please check your child's bag for their final report card. Placement information will be mailed home in August. We are very proud of all the growth, perseverance, and JOY students have shown this year.

Optional Summer Learning Activities

Below are some links to optional summer learning opportunities, as well as an infographic about summer reading below. We hope our families find these resources useful.

Writing Bingo Option 1

Writing Bingo Challenge Option

Math Summer Bingo (entering grade 3) Option 1

Math Summer Bingo (entering grade 4) Option 2

Math Summer Bingo (entering grade 5) Option 3

Courtesy Private Tutor List

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Congratulations to Mrs. Hewitt, this Year's EcoMaine Eco-Excellence Award Recipient

Ms. Hewitt has been our long-time garden champion at Wentworth School. She is a full-time classroom teacher and makes time to truly be the leader at our school in all things garden! The old Wentworth School had a small garden with some raised beds and a small greenhouse. When we moved over to the new Wentworth in 2014, the space designated for the garden was a blank canvas. Ms. Hewitt has designed the entire area you see today.

Not only has her background as a landscaper been an enormous benefit to our school, but her passion for this work is second to none. She has helped us secure multiple grants, here is a recent one (and a really beautiful slidedeck of our garden's bounty and the huge donations over the course of last year) she oversees the Garden Assistant that we now have in place who facilitates many things like this, runs fundraisers like this and this, coordinates with Garbage to Garden for our compost, organizes summer garden volunteer weeders/waterers/harvesters, and most recently spearheaded efforts to have a new greenhouse installed that will enable an entire class to work inside and create a year-long growing season.

Ms. Hewitt is really special, and what she has created at our school is really special. She has created an opportunity for us to show our nearly 700 Wentworth kids how to be good stewards of the Earth, where food comes from, how to reap what you sow, how to be curious, and how to give back to your community.

She is very worthy of this honor as the award recognizes individuals and groups that support sustainable efforts. Here is the video EcoMaine created to share at the awards ceremony. Congratulations and thank you, Ms. Hewitt!

End of Year Student Medication Pick up

To: Parents/ Guardian of students with medications at school

(Including Inhalers and Epi-Pens)

The last day of school for students and staff is June 17. If your child has medication at school, please plan to pick up your child’s medication no later than 3:00 pm on June 17

th, 2022. Any medication left at school after June 17th will be disposed of. Per school board policy, medications CANNOT be left at school over the summer. Please contact Wentworth school at 730-4600, if you need to make other arrangements to pick up your child’s medication.

Please remember that updated physician orders and parental permission are required at the

beginning of each school year. The medication policy and permission forms can be accessed online at the Scarborough School Department Board of Education Policies section JLCD and JLCD-E1. Click here for a copy or refer to our website for a copy of the Permission to Administer Medication Form. The form can be completed by you and your physician during the summer prior to the start of school.

Asthma Action Plans and Food Allergy Action plans are very helpful in our efforts to keep children safe at school. These forms are available on our school websites. They are located in the Health Services section (part of Student Advocacy or Student Support). Please remember that both physician and parent/guardian are required to sign these forms.

In an effort to make the first day of school as smooth as possible, the nursing staff will be available to accept medications and required paperwork on August 29th through September 1, 2022, between 8:30 am and 3:00pm. Please remember that an adult must deliver medications to and from school. Students may not carry medications. This policy is in effect to protect all students.

The Wentworth Health Office fax number is 207-730-4797 and the Wentworth Front Office fax is number is 207-730-4607

We hope you have a wonderful summer!!

Anne Ornstein, RN

Cindy Fasulo, LPN

Scarborough School Department

Wentworth Health Services

PO BOX 370

Scarborough ME, 04070-0370

Summer Ideas For All Students (& Families) Enrichment Programs/Camps

Wentworth School is not affiliated with these camps but wanted to share a list compiled by a staff member in case it is helpful to our students and families.

MAKERS of The Future Camp


Camp Laughing Loon


Maine Robotics Camp Programs


Maine/USM Legos Engineering


Mad Science


Seacoast Science Center


Christa McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center


Portland Museum of Art


Fiddlehead Art & Science Camp


Broadturn Farm - Environmental Science


Rippleffect Camp - Leadership through Outdoor Adventure


Ray & Robin’s Hobby Center: Remote Car & Drone races


AT HOME problem solving kits

Hands-On Science & Art Projects - 0-16+


River Tree Arts


Maine School of Science and Mathematics


College for Kids - YCCC Summer Camp, Wells


Willowbrook at Newfield - Historical Visits


Young Authors Camp, Southern Maine Writing Project


Southern Maine Gearbots (& Odyssey of the Mind) - Fall 2020


Maine Audubon Society


Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine


Portsmouth Music & Art Center


Children’s Museum of New Hampshire


School Supplies and Convenient New PTA Fundraiser!

For those who like to get ahead of the game, here is a link to our school-wide 22-23 school supply list. For those who like to get REALLY ahead, and skip the lines and hassle of back-to-school shopping, check out the flyer below from the PTA.

This fundraiser does the shopping for you (they have our list!) for one low price AND our school gets a portion of the proceeds. Win/win/win!

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Do you know you can donate without even knowing it?!

Visit smile.amazon.com to get started

Login into your Amazon account and a portion of what you buy will be donated back in funds to support the work and efforts done by the PTA. Choose a charity, search for Wentworth PTA location Scarborough Maine. This option does not work through a mobile device

We appreciate your support!

Scarborough Public Schools

Click this link for the main page to our school website, including the district calendar for districtwide upcoming dates.