WCS Newsletter 3.5.21

WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL

www.woolwich.rsu1.org

March 5, 2021

The Woolwich Way

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Compassion • Courtesy • Quality 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS

3/10 - Middle School Cohort A to school this Wednesday!  

3/14 - Daylight Savings Begins - set clocks AHEAD 1 hour

3/17 - Middle School Cohort B to school this Wednesday!

3/22 - RSU1 Board Meeting 6:00pm

3/25 - Parent Teacher Conferences (virtual): 12:00pm - 6:00pm

4/19 - 4/23 - April Break

CELEBRATIONS!

Great things are happening at WCS!

  • This week we celebrated Read Across America with trivia and special events each day. Students participated by wearing hats, sunglasses, clothing with messages, and even pajamas all in celebration of reading. This year’s Read Across America theme celebrates “a nation of diverse readers” and recommends books and authors that promote diversity and inclusion.

   

A CHANGE TO MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE 

Next week we will begin seeing our middle school students in their separate cohorts on alternating Wednesdays! We are so excited to increase our in-person time with this group of students and look forward to the change! 

We will begin on March 10th with Cohort A (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday.) 

The next week on March 17th we will see Cohort B (Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday.)


WOOLWICH KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS WANTED!

We are looking for Woolwich children who will be 5 years old on or before October 15, 2021 to join next year’s kindergarten class. If you have a child who fits the bill, please call Mrs. Pratt at 443-9739 to sign up for screening. Registration will take place over the phone or via email. Paperwork packets will be sent out later this year.  SPREAD THE WORD!


PTA NEWS!

Want to get a sneak peek at our next activity? Tune in to our next PTA meeting on Zoom, where we’ll be talking about “Where’s the Wildcat”! We’d love to have you there on March 10th at 6 PM- camera and microphone use is optional during the meeting!     Zoom ID: 594 438 4333


HEALTHY HIGHLIGHTS

As a school community we have lots of happy things to report:

1.  The fact that our teachers and entire faculty could SOON be offered a vaccine against Covid

2.The fact that our middle school students will be joining us one more day a week on Wednesdays

3. The fact that the number of cases of Covid-19 in Maine seems to be declining

4.  That we have only had to miss a very small amount of school this year due to Covid.

With all that said, please note we are NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET.  Nothing has changed at school.  You should still be doing your health checks every single day before sending your student to school. If they have any of the symptoms of a cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, they should remain at home, NOT COME TO SCHOOL.  We all still need to wear a clean mask that covers the nose and mouth, and we must keep a social distance of 3 feet at all times, even on the playground. I know it has been a long haul for everyone, but we cannot let our guard down now.  I see areas of slippage and want to remind everyone that we want everyone to stay healthy and the best way we know how to do that is to follow the above guidelines.  Thank You,  Nurse Sherwood

 

 GETTING READY FOR 2021-22  C.H.O.I.C.E.S  STUDENTS

Will your child be four years old on or before October 15, 2021? Interested in a FREE half-day Pre-K program? Get more information at the C.H.O.I.C.E.S website at: https://sites.google.com/rsu1.org/rsu1choicesprek/home

The five participating sites are at Dike Newell, Woolwich Central School, Phippsburg Elementary School, Head Start and the Bath YMCA. Questions may be directed to Coordinator, Kate Brockett at kbrockett@rsu1.org

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.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine is now accepting applications for a new home in Woolwich or Wiscasset. PLEASE CLICK HERE for more information. 


BATH YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP INFO

The Bath Area YMCA is now accepting applications for their summer day camp program. The links below will direct you to their website for more information.

CLICK HERE for link to Financial Aid

CLICK HERE for link to Summer Camp Handbook

CLICK HERE for link to Summer Camp Enrollment Packet