WCS Newsletter 3.26.21

WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL

www.woolwich.rsu1.org

March 26, 2019

The Woolwich Way

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Compassion • Courtesy • Quality 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS

4/2 - Report cards go home

4/19 - 4/23 - April Vacation

5/31 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

CELEBRATIONS!

Great things are happening at WCS!

4th grade is studying different rock formations and they were able to get outside to witness a class-made volcano eruption! The volcano exploded twice, once with dense material and once with a more liquid material to demonstrate different types of lava. You can watch the videos here: 

CLICK HERE for Volcano Video 1

CLICK HERE for Volcano Video 2

SPRING SPORTS

RSU1 is delighted to announce the return to competition in Spring sports at the Middle School level. Woolwich Central Middle School students have the opportunity to practice and compete on a combined team with Bath Middle School. Official sign-ups will occur in early April, and the Boys' Lacrosse Coach will be hosting several "Explore Lacrosse" sessions on Wednesdays prior to the season. These will occur at Woolwich after school from 3:15-4:15pm on March 24, April 1, and April 7. There will also be other sessions at Bath Middle School, dates and times are TBD. Lacrosse practices are set to begin on Monday, April 12th. This is a great opportunity for athletes new to the sport to try it out before making a commitment, and for returning players to get back into the sport after a year off. For questions about the season, parents or students can reach out to Coach Wright directly at patrick.alan.wright@gmail.com. 

Spring Sports Forms can be found on the WCS  Athletics page,  or using the link below:

CLICK HERE to access middle school sports forms


WOOLWICH WILDCAT RUNNING CLUB (GRADES K-5)

We are bringing back the Running club for all students in grades K - 5, starting April 26 through May 28th. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE to access the permission form- forms need to be submitted by 4/16 to participate. 

K-2 will practice on Monday and Thursday 3pm - 4pm

3-5 will practice on Tuesday and Friday 3pm - 4pm

At the end of the season, we will hold a race at the Woolwich Central School on May 29th with a 9:00am start time. 

Parents will also have the option to purchase a $20 T-shirt for their students. The order form is part of the permission slip, but is completely voluntary (there is no cost to participate in Run Club.)


PTA NEWS:

Lots of students had fun searching for Woolwich staff members in our Where's the Wildcat puzzle last week! If you missed it, here's another chance to try to find some Wildcats: Click on this link to check out this week's photo, fill out the Google form with who your student found in the puzzle, and they will be entered to win a fun prize! https://bit.ly/3rs1lAA  Keep your eyes on our Facebook page (Woolwich Central School PTA) for the answers to last week's puzzle!


VACATION TRAVEL NOTE

April Vacation is coming up and many families are choosing to travel. The district policy is that if you or your children are unvaccinated and travel out of state (with the exception of NH, VT, MA, RI & CT) you will need to either submit negative PCR test results to the school nurse or quarantine for 10 days upon your return to Maine before your student can return to school. Because this may lengthen students’ time away from school, we are asking that anyone who is traveling out of state please complete an extended absence form. This will help inform the school that your student may not be returning right away. The Extended Absence Form can be found on our website under DOCUMENTS and by CLICKING HERE.


HEALTHY HIGHLIGHTS

A new state law that RSU1 will be following, saying all immunizations on students must be up to date prior to their attending school in September of 2021, has gone into effect.  If you need more information on this or have questions please let me know.

Thinking about how all our lives have undergone change, and how difficult much of what we have endured regarding the pandemic has been;  let us look to the future with new hope and a positive attitude.  Think for just a moment about how this difficult time has brought some positivity into our lives.  For one, the value of human life is more real to most of us than it has ever been.  Our freedoms and things we have perhaps taken for granted like coming to school every day are now a treasure and not a chore.  Perhaps even spending more quality time as a family is something we have to be thankful for.  It is good to reflect and take away something positive, which I am sure we all can do.  ~ Roberta Sherwood, R.N., BSN, M.Ed


LOST & FOUND

We have a bunch of great stuff in our Lost & Found. Take a look and see if anything of your is pictured here. Items will be donated during April Vacation. If you see something that belongs to you, please reach out to Mrs. Pinkham at apinkham@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.

MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM 

This summer the Maine Maritime Museum is offering a summer learning and leadership program for rising 7th and 8th graders. This 3-week program runs from 7/12 - 7/30. Program Details can be found below.

CLICK HERE for the flyer

CLICK HERE for Program Application Information