Wentworth Family News
Week of June 13 - June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022
Featuring Fabulous Fifths!
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
DARE Graduation Featured Essayist - Sarah!
Report Cards and Allied Arts Trimester 3 Newsletter
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
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
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!
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!
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!