WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL
April 16, 2019
The Woolwich Way
Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Compassion • Courtesy • Quality
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
4/19 - 4/23 - April Vacation
4/26 - 8th grade return to 100% in-person/Hub learning
4/26 - WCS Run Club starts; K-2 attend M/Th, 3-5 attend Tu/F 3-4pm
5/29 - WCS Run Club race 9am
5/31 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Great things are happening at WCS!
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
This week RSU 1’s Annual Battle of the Books took place for WCS students and students in the surrounding area schools (Fisher Mitchell, Phippsburg, West Bath, Georgetown and the Distance Learning Academy). The Battle of the Books is a game show-style competition for students; they read as many of the Maine Student Book Award nominees as possible and then answer questions about these books. Some students read all of the 30+ books on the list! It takes many months to prepare for the Battle of the Books and hours of reading. WCS students attending in-person school as well as the Distance Learning Academy competed. Although we could not gather together for this year’s Battle, we still had lots of fun. And our top scoring teams (Ms. Lynch’s and Ms. Moran’s 5th grade teams) tied for 3rd place overall among a total of 25 competing teams! Nicely done, Wildcats!
K-5 RUN CLUB
Running Club for students in grades K - 5 will start after school Monday, April 26 and go through Friday, May 28th.
K-2 will practice on Monday and Thursday 3pm - 4pm
Grades 3-5 will practice on Tuesday and Friday 3pm - 4pm
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!
Best wishes for a well deserved break to all! Many have worked hard to get this far, including teachers, ed tecs, parents, and of course our children. It is NOT easy. This is hard work, but we are doing it together. Each person has truly STEPPED UP to whatever has been asked of them and because of that when we return to school after break we will be one big happy family under one roof again. That is such exciting news! We want to educate children and finish out the year in school together, in the SAFEST WAY POSSIBLE. It will still require all the same safety precautions we have been asking of folks, but most important now is the teamwork piece. Without everyone’s effort, we will not be able to pull this off. Please take time over vacation to enjoy a BREAK for yourself and your student(s). Enjoy some sun, but remember we are still in a pandemic: masks are still required, extra water intake is important, get adequate rest to help fight off any germs coming your way, and continue to wash your hands. Also please use good judgment about sleepovers and sporting events. While adults are getting vaccinated, our children are not, which means they are still vulnerable. Yes, each one of us wants this to be over and behind us, but we are NOT THERE YET. Let us all march to the finish line, healthy and together, as we return from a well-deserved break. ~ Nurse Sherwood
MIDDLE SCHOOL HUB DAYS
7th grade students had an opportunity to participate in a STEM activity this week. They were challenged to build the tallest free-standing tower out of toothpicks and mini marshmallows. This exercise allowed the students to consider elements of engineering both in how their materials would function and which design would work the best. It also required some creative teamwork! The winning team was Olivia Drewniak and Ethan Wilson.
Have an excellent April vacation! We will see students back on Monday, April 26th!
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