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WCS Newsletter 5.10.19
WCS Newsletter 5.10.19
Betsy Lane
Friday, May 10, 2019

WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL

www.woolwich.rsu1.org

May 10, 2019

The Woolwich Way

    Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Compassion • Courtesy • Quality

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS

5/11/19 – Evening of Etiquette Dinner for Grades 6-12

5/14/19 - 8th Grade Parent DC Meeting – 6:00 PM

5/16/19 – All Bands & Chorus Concert and Art Show – 6:00 PM

5/16 & 5/17 – **NO Kindergarten Classes**

5/16 & 5/17 – Kindergarten Screening 2019-20 Kindergarteners

5/17/19 – **NO PreK Class** – Pre K Conferences

5/18/19 – 7th Gr. Spaghetti Supper - 4:30 - 6:30 PM

5/23/19 – Middle School LEGO Sumo Competition – 6PM @ BMS

5/27/19 – Memorial Day – NO School

5/30/19 – Grades 3-5 Recorder Concert and Art Show – 6PM

5/31/19 - 5th grade RSU1 Social/Dance – 6:30 - BMS

6/2 – 6/6/19 - 8th Grade DC Trip

6/4/19 - 5th Grade trip to Boston

6/5 & 6/6/19 – WCS Book Swap!

6/8/19 - 8th Grade Fancy Dance

6/13/19 – Last day of Pre-K

6/13/19 – Recognition Night for 8th Grade

6/14/19 – Last day of school K-8– 12:00 dismissal

CELEBRATIONS!

Great things are happening at WCS!

“Officer Salty” has been in the 4th grade classrooms for 6 weeks, sharing information about our oceans and the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem. Clams have been dissected, and squid is next on the table! Lean more about the program here: https://www.kennebecestuary.org/school-programs

NO KINDERGARTEN CLASSES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, 5/16 & 5/17

Next year's kindergarten students will be coming in for screening on Thursday and Friday of next week. There will be no kindergarten for our current students!

LAST DAY OF PRE-K – 6/13/19

The last day of school for Pre-K will be Thursday, June 13, 2019.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER

Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm

The 7th Grade Class at WCS is off and running to raise money for their 8th grade class trip to Washington, D.C. in June, 2020! Please show your support and mark your calendars to attend the Spaghetti Supper they are hosting at WCS on May 18th. Tickets can be purchased at the door or you can purchase in advance from one of our 7th grade class members! Come join us for great food and even better company!

EXTRA POCKET CHANGE?

Please send in your extra pocket change or drop it off in the lobby to help the WCS kindergarten students bring clean water to students in Kenya.

Next fall the Go2Science mission will be traveling to Kenya to be learning about WATER! As part of the mission, they are going to drill a well so young school children at the HIP Academy, located in an impoverished rural part of western Kenya, can have safe, reliable drinking water. The children of this area can attend school at HIP Academy but it can be a struggle to obtain basic necessities let alone an education. We know children can’t learn if their basic physical needs are unmet. The children of HIP Academy do not have a reliable, safe drinking water source. Fetching water from a distant river and a shallow well, as they do now, has been the cause of illness and time away from school. They need to raise $14,200 to cover the cost of permits, drilling the well, installing the pump, and testing the water to ensure it is safe to drink. This will be a great learning experience for students here in Woolwich to learn how to use science and technology for a greater good and become the sort of compassionate, evidence-based decision makers we need in the 21st Century. For more information or you want to donate online check out:

https://chuffed.org/project/wishing-well

BOOK SWAP JUNE 5 & 6

Tonight is the perfect time to check your bookshelves for books to donate to the Book Swap. The more you donate, the more books you'll get to choose! Bring them in on Monday, and mark the number of books next to your teacher's name. The class with the most books gets to visit the swap first!

In accordance with School Board policy, the following promotional announcements have been included at the request of the sponsoring organization because they may be of interest to students and their families. These activities are not sponsored by the school, and inclusion of these announcements does not constitute endorsement of the organizations or activities by the school.

BATH SAFETY DAY & BIKE RODEO

JUNE 1, 10 AM – 1PM @ Bath Police Dept.

RAIN or SHINE

Join us at the Bath Police Department on Water Street, for lots of demonstrations and give aways! Demonstrations include the Bath K9 Samson, the “Convincer”, fire prevention trailer, inflatable obstacle course and the Smoothie Bike. The will be Free food, Free helmets, Free bike tune-ups, bike raffles and more!! This is fun for the whole family!