11/13/2018

WMS Families,

 

Quarter 1 Report Cards

These were emailed last Wednesday and I also printed copies for students to bring home. They were passed out to students on Friday. If you would like more detail about the grade your child earned, the JumpRope portal will drill down and show you assessment scores and any missing work. When students are struggling, I always look to see if they are missing work and retaking low assessment scores. These two items have the biggest impact on student success.

 

Sports Eligibility

If your child has below a 2.0 for an overall academic score in any of their classes they will be on academic probation for a two-week period. Students can still tryout and practice during academic probation but will need to make a plan with me to get their scores above passing or they will not be eligible to play  sports this quarter. This only impacts basketball currently.

 

Parent Conferences

Our parent conferences will be December 4 and 5. Please use the link below to sign up for conferences. Each team structures conferences a little differently so please look for communication from them before signing up. Please sign up to visit your child’s Applied Arts teachers. Having your child assist you in the sign-up will ensure you did not miss any classes. Eighth grade conferences will focus on “backwards planning” for high school course selection. I will be sending more information home with your child shortly and emailing parents as well.

 

Conference Sign Up Link:   https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Windham_Middle_School_Conferences

 

Reminder that there is no school from Wednesday, Nov. 21-23 due to Thanksgiving break.  

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11/5/2018

WMS Families,

 

Here are some housekeeping items to be aware of:

Below and attached is information about the PTA fundraiser:

Fundraiser deadline is Nov 7. Thank you!

 

Hello Families! Our Windham PTA is doing another great fundraiser this year to help support our schools. Your child was sent home with a catalog for Super Fan Fundraising. Inside you'll find some great gift ideas for friends and family. Ordering online is easy and the items will ship directly to your home just in time for Christmas. Please view the attachments for more details and email windhammainepta@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Don't forget to take a look at our website to see how the PTA gives back to Windham schools and our community: www.windhammainepta.org.

 

Thanks for your support!

 

Windham PTA

Amander N. Wotton, President

Ernesta Kennedy, Vice President

Chelsea Sperry, Treasurer

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Summer 2018

WMS Families,

 

I hope that you and your family are having a safe and enjoyable summer, and we are looking forward to welcoming your child back to school.

 

Here are a few dates that you should know about:

 

Wednesday, 8/22

Ice Cream Social from 6 to 8 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria for all students and their families. This will be an informal opportunity to chat with assistant principal Kim McBride and me about the coming year and tour the school.

 

Monday, 8/27

Open House from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Please plan to come and meet your child’s teachers and tour the buildings. A number of improvements have been made over the summer, and we have added two modular classrooms to the end of Field Allen for our large 6th grade.

 

Tuesday, 8/28

First student day. If you are new to the district or have moved since last year, please call the bus garage at 892-1809 to make sure that your stop is all set.

 

Friday, 8/31, and Monday, 9/3

No school (Labor Day)

 

School Laptop Meetings

Please be aware that this year we will be asking you to attend brief meeting before your child is issued a school laptop. The meetings will be held on the following dates, so please choose one and mark it on your calendar. If you are unable to attend any of these meetings, please call the office at 892-1820.

 

            Monday, 8/27 during Open House

            Tuesday, 8/28, at 2:30 and 6 p.m.

            Wednesday, 8/29, at 2:30 and 6 p.m.

 

Early Release Days

Please check the RSU 14 school calendar for early release dates for the 2018-19 school year.

 

School Supply Lists

We have had a few questions about school supplies for this year. These lists will be added to the new RSU 14 website, which is currently under revision. They should be available soon. Also, we are working on a new school-wide system for students to stay organized, so stay tuned for more information about that. As always, we will help provide school supplies for students in need.

 

New Website

RSU 14 has a new website. It is still under construction but you can access it and I hope you will find it helpful: http://wms.rsu14.org.

 

Enjoy the rest of the summer, and see you soon!

 

Regards,

Drew Patin

Principal

Windham Middle School

408 GRAY ROAD

WINDHAM, MAINE 04062

TELEPHONE: 207/892-1820

FAX: 207/892-1826