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WCS Newsletter 2.7.20
WCS Newsletter 2.7.20
Jane Pratt
Monday, February 10, 2020


February 7, 2020

The Woolwich Way

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Compassion • Courtesy • Quality 


2/10 - 2/14 - EAT THE RAINBOW Week

2/13 - 8th Grade Career Day

2/17-2/21/20 – February Break – No School 

3/27, 3/28, 3/29 - Student Musical: Madagascar, Jr. 

4/4/20 - 8th Grade Auction!


Great things are happening at WCS!

  • Students have been hard at work practicing for the upcoming spring musical, “Madagascar Jr.” This play features an array of talent from students in grades 4-8. The play will take place on 3/27, 3/28 & 3/29!

  • 20 Students have received prizes for bringing in their Homelinks and turning them in to Mrs. Reny!

                                      KINDERGARTEN NEWS

The kindergarten classes are once again collecting cans or boxes of food to support the WCS backpack/food bank program. Our goal is to collect 100 food items by the 100th day of school celebration on February 14th (unless there are any snow days!) The program could really use donations of boxes of cereal, peanut butter, pasta, or canned vegetables (no glass containers please.) Please send any donations to Mrs. Plummer’s or Mrs. Sample's classrooms. Thank you so much for helping the kindergarten students help others.


In January, nine Woolwich Central School students in grades 4-8 participated in the School Wide National Geographic Geography Bee. The bee was a culmination of grades 4-8 participating in classroom Geo Bees to determine a classroom winner.  Those winning their classroom bees and participating in the school wide bee were 4th grader Cameron Griffee, 5th graders Jackson Ambrose and Charli Ware, 6th Graders Ethan Wilson and Brady Chubbuck, 7th Graders Helen Robicheaw and Peter Holbrook, 8th Graders Heather Schutt, and Rory Garnett.    The School Winner was 6th Grader Brady Chubbuck, with 2nd Place taken by Peter Holbrook and 3rd Place by Jackson Ambrose. Winner Brady Chubbuck will take the state-wide online Bee questionnaire to try for a space at the State Bee Level in April.


Next week (2/10 - 2/14) will be our annual Eat the Rainbow Week. Students will get to try various fruits and vegetables throughout the week to promote healthy eating habits. A big thanks to the Wellness Committee and our PTA for all the hard work they put in that makes this week such a success. Students can dress in the color of the day if they’d like and the days will be as follows…

Monday - Orange/Yellow; Tuesday - Green; Wednesday - Blue/Purple;  Thursday - Red

Friday - Rainbow/Multi-Colored



The annual 8th Grade Auction is coming, April 6th! This is the big fundraiser that helps our kids get to Washington, D.C. in June! Our 8th graders are on the move, soliciting donations from area businesses, who are always incredibly generous. Are you interested in donating to this great event? Are you a gardener, or baker, for example, and would like to donate services? Please contact the office at 443-9739. 


Here is what your student is currently learning in Guidance:

PreK- Identifying and Managing Feelings

Kindergarten and 1st Grade- Emotion Management and Calm Down steps

2nd and 3rd Grade- Identifying and Managing Emotions

4th Grade- How to Avoid "Jumping to Conclusions"

5th Grade- Managing Emotions and the effects strong emotions have on the body

6th Grade- Project Alert! Substance use and abuse prevention program.

8th Grade will be attending Career Day at Bath Middle School next week to do some career exploration. 

Please see the attached parent letter for more details.

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.


Thanks to a grant from the Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation, admission to Maine Maritime Museum will be free through the month of February! They have a created a schedule of family-friendly activities every day of school vacation week to engage younger guests. They will have games, educational demonstrations, and crafts every morning between ten and noon, entirely free of charge! 


The Girl Scouts of Maine will be holding a new member sign up and informational night at Woolwich Central School on March 4th at 6:00pm. Join your K-3 girl in an activity and learn more about this organization!


Pre-k through grade 1 girls are invited to attend a free interactive event to learn more about becoming a Girl Scout. This event will take place on 5/20 at 6:00pm at the Woolwich Central School.



Firearms Hunter Safety Course- The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Hunter Education Course is more than a "gun safety" class. The basic mandatory course consists of classroom instruction. Each course is taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to state wide standards. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Learn to play Field Hockey- grades K-8 are invited to participate in sessions to learn the skills needed to play- no experience needed! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Golf Lessons- Join Mt. Ararat Varsity Golf Coach, KVAC Class A Coach of the Year (2016 - 2018) & Portland Press Herald Coach of the Year (2018 & 2019,) Gerry Caron for some great indoor golf lessons. The focus will be on swing basics including grip, stance & alignment, using irons, woods, chipping and putting. Everything you'll need to know or improve before you step out on the course. These 4 week lessons are available for adults and youths. Register early because Gerry's classes fill quickly and each has a limit. Don't have clubs? Don't worry we have some you can use!