WCS Newsletter 10.4.19



October 4, 2019

The Woolwich Way

Respect . Responsibility . Honesty . Compassion . Courtesy . Quality


10/11        Professional Day for Staff - No School

10/14        Indigenous Peoples’ Day - No School

10/25        Woolwich Warrior Challenge

10/25        BMS Halloween Dance 6-8PM

10/30        Picture Retake Day


Great things are happening at WCS!

Our 8th grade Boat Builders have begun their weekly sessions at the Maine Maritime Museum learning carpentry and team building skills, while building two boats that will be auctioned off in the spring. The proceeds will support the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.

Through the WCS Woolwich WOW program we are recognizing students for their positive behavior. When students are caught following the Woolwich Way they are rewarded with a ticket to enter into a container in the Atrium. Once the number of tickets reaches different levels, the whole school is rewarded. Last Friday, we reached our first goal, and Mr. Libby and Mrs. Willette handed out popsicles to the whole school!


Friday, October 11th is a Professional Day for staff, and there will be no school for students. Monday, October 14th is Indigenous Peoples’ Day (formerly Columbus Day) and there will be no school.


School pictures have arrived and have been sent home with students. If your child was absent on picture day or if you would like to have a retake, you can plan on that for Wednesday, October 30th. Bring in your picture packet  on retake day and Lifetouch will replace it with the retake. Questions? Go to mylifetouch.com and use ID LG229005Q0. You can also order more pictures from the website. Paper order forms are available in the WCS Office.


HEAR YE!  HEAR YE! I will begin hearing and vision screening next week.  I will start in 8th grade and work backwards. If you wish me to have more information about your student, or for some reason, not to check their vision or hearing, please let me know. I try to check every student in the building even though I am only required to do certain grades.  I have found many students who have benefited from glasses, or in a few cases were having difficulty hearing. After they leave WCS, many times they are not checked again, at least in school. I have already applied for 10 scholarships that would allow for free glasses to those who could benefit from them. NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS.  If your student has no vision or hearing problems you will NOT hear from me.

Lastly, please be proactive and think about flu shots,  It is NOT too early.  ~Nurse Sherwood


This is the first week that we have sent out our newsletters electronically only. If you would prefer to have a hard copy of the newsletter sent 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


Middle Schoolers have received a printed version of the WCS Cellular Use Permission Form (printed on yellow paper.) If your student brings a cellphone to school, We ask that parents and students sign the form and return them to their homeroom teachers.


Please remember to write your first and last name on bus notes as well as the first and last name of the student who’s receiving the bus note. This will help us ensure that the note is with your student at the end of the day.


Join us for this year's fall PTA fundraiser! Last year's Harvest Hustle was an AMAZING success and we have designed an even more unique program for this year! Taking inspiration from American Ninja Warrior and races like Tough Mudder....we happily announce......


On October 25th an obstacle course like nothing Woolwich has ever seen before will be assembled on our school grounds! Students (and parents, too!) will have a chance to run the race and see if they can complete the WOOLWICH WARRIOR CHALLENGE!

Are you up to the task? Can you conquer the course!?

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.

BATH ROTARY 4Way 5K - SATURDAY 10/12/19 at 9:00AM

The 6th Annual Bath Rotary 4-Way 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, October 12 at 9 a.m. at the BRCTC, 800 High Street, Bath. Mid Coast Medical Group Bath is the Title Sponsor again this year and all proceeds from the race will benefit the Frazier Metcalf Swim for Health Memorial Fund which provides swimming and water safety lessons to all 3rd grade students in RSU 1. You can find additional information and register online for the race at https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Bath/BathRotary5K.

Bath's Citizen Involvement Day, Touch a Truck event 10/12. Click for more information.

Bath Parks & Rec Program and Events List. Click for more information.