WCS Newsletter 9.13.19



September 13, 2019

The Woolwich Way

Respect . Responsibility . Honesty . Compassion . Courtesy . Quality


9/17-9/20  8th Grade FLOW Trip

10/11 Professional Day for Staff - No School

10/14  Columbus Day - No School


Great things are happening at WCS!

  • Open House was a wonderful success! A warm thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who came to visit their children’s classroom, and meet their teachers!

  • We are excited to have a student created mural done in the Art room. Contributing student artists are: Kendall and Reese Darling and Hailey Schwarz.


Keep checking our website www.woolwich.rsu1.org as we’re always working to improve the information we give to you! You’ll notice “Live Feed” and “News” on the front page of the website. We will be updating this with current information that is announced to students, and is valuable to for you! You’ll find the menu, Friday’s newsletters and lots of other information on the site as well. Thanks for checking in!


You are not alone if you forgot to send in your picture order with your student on Thursday! Not to worry- you can order online! Go to mylifetouch.com and enter Picture Day ID: LG229005Q0

This year each student will receive a complimentary composite class photo, free of charge, courtesy of our friends at LifeTouch!


We are currently sending the Friday school newsletters home with students on Fridays. We will once again be sending out our newsletters electronically only at the start of October. If you would prefer to have a hard copy of the news letter send home every Friday, please let the office or your child’s teacher know and we will be sure to get one to you by “backpack express.” You can always  find the newsletter on our website, www.woolwich.rsu1.org


We are off to a great start of our school year.  Let me share some information with you that may be helpful:  Bedtime routines are important and change can sometimes be difficult, but coming back to school is a big change and going to bed to allow for a proper night’s sleep is critical. Children need between 8-10 hours sleep a night.  That might sound like a lot however, remember they are growing and very busy throughout the day.

I am busy logging all of the immunizations the state requires for your child to be in school, if any are missing you will be hearing from me, so please get those immunizations in to me. 

As we come back together and are in enclosed spaces, germs are everywhere and are shared way more than we would all like.  Speak with your student about hand washing, and covering their cough. These are two ways to help stop the spread of those germs.

I will be holding a flu clinic here on November 25th from 11-4 p.m. There is only a half day of school that day so you will have to return to get shots.  If you go to your doctors or another flu clinic, can you please send in the slip of paper you got when the flu shot was given so I can note it in your student’s chart. 

Remember I am here to help you and your student, please contact me with any questions or concerns. --Nurse Sherwood 


Next week we will be celebrating Maine Harvest Week in our cafeterias. Each day, we will offer an item that was harvested locally, and on Wednesday, we will be offering a Harvest Lunch, which will include an abundance of food harvested all from Maine. 

   Apples will be coming from Willow Pond Orchards in Sabattus. Veggies will be coming from Swango Farms out of Woolwich. Potatoes come from Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Some schools will be offering greens from Springworks in Lisbon, and yogurt from the Milkhouse Dairy and Creamery in Monmouth. Whenever we can, RSU1 is sourcing more food from local vendors. If you have any questions, contact Tim Harkins at tharkins@rsu1.org or call 443-6601 x114.


The RSU1 website offers plenty of information about opportunities for students and families in sport, academic or theater programs. Check it out here: www.rsu1.org