Weekly Newsletter



April 12, 2019

The Woolwich Way

    Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Compassion • Courtesy • Quality


4/15 – 4/19/19 – April Vacation!

4/27/19 - Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA

4/29 – 5/5/19 – Screen Free Week

5/2/19 – Grade 1 & 2 Spring concert – 6:00 PM

5/2/19 – C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Open House for Pre-K 6PM at Dike-Newell

5/3/19 – RSU1 night at the Portland Sea Dogs

5/8/19 – Parent Info Night – incoming Kindergarten – 6:00 PM

5/16/19 - 5th Gr band & 6-8th Band and Chorus Concert – 6:00 PM

5/16 & 5/17 – No Kindergarten Classes

5/16 & 5/17 – Kindergarten Screening 2019-20 Kindergarteners

5/17/19 – No PreK for students – Pre K Conferences

5/27/19 – Memorial Day – NO School

5/30/19 – Grades 3-5 Spring Concert - 6PM


Great things are happening at WCS!

  • Katahdin Lang, Grace Munsey, Jean Paul, Ella Jackson and Amber Gilbert (8th graders) found a way to fill a study halls by volunteering with Mr. Hutchings in his Pre-k PE class. This week they ran the whole class! Mr. Hutchings said “They had a theme, gave great examples, gave awesome feedback and gave the kids a lesson for the ages. The pre-k kids have grown to respect them and really enjoy them being a part of the class. If you see these girls, ask them about it and you will see them light up! All the credit in the world goes to them as they have taken so much initiative!” What a great example of the wonders of a Pre-K to 8 school!!

  • Marc Bradford, Kaden Lopez and John Arsenault (8th graders) under the supervision of Mrs. Weston, have been collecting the recycling in the school. Several times a week they pick up all the recycling from classrooms and offices! Thanks, guys – you're making Woolwich a greener, cleaner place!


On behalf of the 8th grade class at WCS we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our school community including staff members (past and present), family, friends and community who came to the auction on Saturday! We also want to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated FABULOUS items to make the auction a success! We raised $15,300! !

WASHINGTON D.C. here we come!


Happy Vacation to all! Short and sweet updates: Strep is making the rounds, so if your child is complaining of sore throat, cough and has a temperature, please keep this in mind. Strep does need to be treated with antibiotics, it will not go away on its own. Also LOTS of information in the news about immunizations. Take time to read some of it, as we all can learn new things - I know I have. What I have to say is, as a registered nurse, I and this school will always operate under Maine State Law, (no matter if it stays as it is or changes). Students without proper immunizations or exemptions may not attend school. I have and always will work with you to help get this information, but will stay within the law.

Get outside on vacation, enjoy some sun, read a book with your student, and get some needed rest. Roberta Sherwood, R.N., BSN, M.Ed


Project Alert is starting for the 6th grade. A parent letter was sent home last week explaining the program. If there are any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Reny.

Screen Free Week is April 29th-May 5th this year! It is a great opportunity for families to take a break from the TV, video games, and social media- and explore other hobbies. Here are some planned after school activities for that week.

  • Monday, April 29th – 3:00 - 4:00 – Capture the Flag

  • Tuesday, April 30 – 3:00 – 4:00 – Open Running Club with Mr. Hutchings and Mrs. Reny; 5:00-6:00 Middle School Tech Tips with Mrs. Reny and Cyberbullying Q&A with Detective Temple and Deputy Kindelan.

  • Wednesday, May 1st – 3:00 – 4:00 - After School Lawn Games (badminton, croquet, bocce, ladder ball)

  • Thursday, May 2nd – 3:00-4:00 Open Running Club with Mr. Hutchings and Mrs. Reny; 4:00-5:30 Family Game Time! - Cribbage, scrabble, farkle, board games

The 3rd-5th grade Running Club is starting up after April vacation. Mrs. Reny and Mr. Hutchings will be working with the students towards running in the Shipbuilder's Sprint 5K in June. It was a lot of fun last year, so get those permission slips in if you want to join!


Due to Kindergarten screening, there will be no school for current Kindergarten students on Thursday and Friday, May 16 & 17.


We are looking for Woolwich children who will be 5 years old on or before

October 15, 2019 to join next year’s kindergarten class. If you know a child who fits the bill, please call Mrs. Lane at 443-9739 to sign up for screening. Parent Information Night is May 8 at 6:00 PM, and screening will be May 16 & 17 . Paperwork packets will be sent out in advance. Spread the word!


Will your child be four years old on or before October 15, 2019? Interested in a FREE half-day Pre-K program? Get more information at the C.H.O.I.C.E.S Open House on Thursday, May 2nd, 6:00-7:00 at the Dike Newell Elementary School in Bath.

Applications will be available for the Program's lottery placement from 5/2/19 until 5/10/19 at 3:00pm. Lottery placement assignments will be held the week of 5/17/19.

Participating sites are at Dike Newell, Woolwich Central School, Phippsburg Elementary School, Children's School House, Head Start, and YMCA

Questions may be directed to Coordinator, Kate Brockett at kbrockett@rsu1.org


Don't miss out!! RSU1 night at the Portland Sea Dogs is Friday, May 3rd! Follow this link to get your tickets https://groupmatics.events/event/Rsu1night

Happy Spring Break!

See you back here Monday, April 22

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.

Woolwich Community Recreation T-ball and Baseball Registration is open - sign your kids up today!

T-ball for Kindergarten and 1st Graders:

Dates: April 30th - June 1st

Practices will be on Tuesdays at 5pm and 6pm (two teams), with scrimmages on Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 pm and on Saturday, June 1, at 9am followed by a community BBQ. Cost: $20, Scholarships available

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGPy4rvTixwfSUQkW55BzMxJ1mPNYLHffwHjmUnip6uGH5Ig/viewform?usp=pp_url

Baseball for 2nd - 5th Graders:

Dates: April 30th - June 1st

Practices will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 (two teams), with a scrimmage at 5:30 each Friday (both teams.) Last scrimmage will be on Saturday, June 1, at 10am followed by a community BBQ. Cost: $25, Scholarships available Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdni_suWFSWQtth36Xse2Ik7GqBVdnZKOcqc9EuNi8orIiNlA/viewform?usp=pp_url