WCS Newsletter 5.7.21

WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL

www.woolwich.rsu1.org

May 7, 2021

The Woolwich Way

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Compassion • Courtesy • Quality 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS

5/12 - Middle School A in-class, (B Enrichment)

5/19 - Middle School B in-class, (A Enrichment)

5/24 - School Board Meeting 6pm (virtual)

5/26 - Middle School A in-class, (B Enrichment)

5/29 - WCS Run Club race 9am

5/31 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

6/2 - Middle School B in-class, (A Enrichment)

6/9 - Middle School A in-class, (B Enrichment)

6/11 - Last Day of School for Pre-K!

6/16 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL K-8! Middle School B in class, (A Enrichment) - stay tuned for more details!

CELEBRATIONS!

Great things are happening at WCS!

  • This week was Teacher Appreciation week and the WCS PTA arranged for some treats to recognize our wonderful teachers! From gifts to snacks, to personalize notes- our staff feels SO appreciated!

  • The PTA also dropped off baskets of toys and activities for our students to use at recess. These baskets have been a HUGE HIT with all of the kids!

GUIDANCE UPDATE

Hello Wildcat Families, we are covering BULLYING in our K-5 guidance classes! If your student hasn't had these classes yet, they will in the next few weeks. Bullying is a serious issue, and there is an easy definition to help recognize it when we see it. 

Bullying is when someone is:

1. being mean on purpose

2. repeatedly

3. and it is unfair and one-sided.

We will be learning strategies to keep our classrooms safe and respectful. If you have any questions- please contact me at school.         -Mrs. Reny


   HEALTHY HIGHLIGHTS

back to school

The American Cancer Society has released a "call to action"  to bring in school-age children between April and May of 2021 to catch up on missed vaccinations and provide newly due vaccines. If the COVID-19 vaccines are approved for children as young as 12 years old, as anticipated, there will be the possibility of competing priorities during the usual back-to-school vaccination season. Recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine administration state that no other vaccines should be provided two weeks before, during, or after the series. This would create a "blackout" period when adolescents may not be able to be vaccinated with routine vaccinations for a 6-8 week period. It is important to start planning now to schedule appointments for anyone who may be due or overdue scheduled for immunizations.

I realize you are probably tired of hearing me talk about Covid-19 and about immunizations, but I want to encourage you to be sure your child is up to date with their routine immunizations. This may prove to be a difficult spring/summer to get routine shots and we want you to have everything in place before the return to school next fall. If you wait until the last minute to catch up on necessary immunizations, your child may not be allowed to start school until those shots have been administered.  ~ Roberta Sherwood, R.N., BSN, M.ED


PTA NEWS:

We are so excited to be having an in-person meeting next week! Please join us on May 12th at 6 PM in the outdoor classroom at WCS (behind the orchard next to the school). We will be wearing masks and staying socially distanced, so it will be a great opportunity to catch up with other parents and see what the PTA is working on- we hope to see you there!


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.

CLICK HERE for more information on an upcoming Bath Recreation Boys Lacrosse Clinic for students in grades 3-6.