Wentworth Family News

Week of May 2 - May 6, 2022

May 5, 2022

Upcoming Dates

**Tomorrow** May 6: Wentworth Spirit Day - "Here Comes the Sun" wear your shades, sun hats and tropical gear!

  • 5/9-5/11: MEA Science Testing for 5th graders
  • 5/18: Early Release 1:45 PM
  • 5/25: SAVE THE DATE 5th Grade Celebration - 1:45 PM (Details to Follow)
  • 5/31: Blue and Green 5th Grade Band Concert
  • 6/2: Purple and Red 5th Grade Band Concert
  • 6/3: Wentworth Warrior Challenge for 5th Grade
  • FY23 Education Budget - See Below

2021-2022 School Calendar

Thank you PTA and Wentworth Families!

It has already been a great week for our teachers and staff, and there is still more to come! Thanks to your generous donations we had a snack bar on Monday, a mailbox drop on Tuesday (Nothing Bundt cakes coupon) an awesome breakfast on Wednesday (Eight Corners Market/Pizza) a mailbox drop today (Starbucks gift card) and tomorrow we will have a catered lunch (Jersey Mike's Subs). We are feeling the love!

Very special thanks to Ashley Pillsbury, our PTA President, who has gone above and beyond to organize and carry out this wonderful week of appreciation for our staff. We are so grateful!

Education Budget

The budget development process for FY23 (the 2022-23 school year) is moving forward quickly, with a number of public events scheduled over the next few weeks:

  • School Board meeting & public hearing - Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm

  • Town Council Finance Committee budget review: School Dept. - Tuesday, May 3, 5:30 pm

  • Town Council public hearing - Wednesday, May 4, 6:00 pm

  • School Board second reading & budget vote - Thursday, May 5, 7:00 pm

  • Town Council second reading & budget vote - Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 pm

  • SCHOOL BUDGET REFERENDUM - Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Budget messages are included in the weekly district-wide newsletter, and information about the FY23 school budget is posted on our website page at www.scarboroughschools.org/board/budget. We encourage our school families to learn about the budget proposal and lend us your support. We understand that there are many competing activities at this time of year, but your voice is important as we advocate for resources for the coming year.



April 7th- May 7th

Wentworth School Garden is an outdoor classroom! We integrate as many subjects and teaching possibilities into our garden area as possible. This winter we installed a new and larger greenhouse. We have seed for our first crop...spinach! We will create natural habitat by adding native plants that will bring diversity to the bird population we attract. We are also going to continue to donate to food pantries this season. Please help us grow our garden as you grow yours!

Go to this link and order. Plants will be shipped directly to you and we will receive 50% of the cost: http://WentworthSchoolGarden.fpfundraising.com

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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!

Attention Fifth Grade Families - Three Items Below, Just for You!

Middle School Band

We are very excited to welcome your student into the 6th Grade Band! Please fill out this form for your incoming 6th Grade Musician. If you have any questions please email Ms. Shabo (Middle School Band Director) mshabo@scarboroughschools.org or Mr. Fletcher cfletcher@scarboroughschools.org.

Please complete this survey by Friday, May 13th. Thank you!

MEA Science Testing for Fifth Grade

All 5th graders will need earbuds or headphones to participate in the MEA Science Test on May 9, 10, 11. Please check with your child to make sure they have working earbuds or headphones for these upcoming dates. Thank you for your support!

Last Call! 5th Grade 2022 Language Preference for MS

Due date: May 6th, 2022

Dear 5th Grade Families,

As we begin planning ahead to next year, it is time to have your child indicate his/her Middle School language preference. Now that your child is completing 5th grade World Language we would like to have you complete this survey with your child. With Introductory World Language classes being offered at Wentworth, Middle School World Language study provides students an even deeper experience with one language over 3 years.

At this time, we are asking that you have a conversation with your child about their language preference; French, Spanish or Either. Please complete this form by May 6th. Your indication here is not a guarantee of language placement; at the same time, we will do our best to honor preferences to the degree that scheduling will allow. If feedback is not received by the due date, school staff will move forward with placement decisions.

Use this link to indicate your child's middle school language preference. Thank you!

Scarborough Public Schools

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