WCS Newsletter 11.22.19



November 22, 2019

The Woolwich Way

Respect . Responsibility . Honesty . Compassion . Courtesy . Quality


11/23 - Fire Department Auxiliary Craft Fair held at the Woolwich Fire Department

11/25 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00PM - 6:00PM

11/25 & 11/26 - ½ Day school for K-8 students (dismissal at 12PM)


11/27 - 11/29 Thanksgiving Break

12/5 - Middle School Band and Chorus Performance 6:00PM

12/8 - Town of Woolwich Tree Lighting & Yule Sing 5:00PM


Great things are happening at WCS!

  • We received some beautiful new seating for our outdoor classroom area, courtesy of Shelter Institute. Students have been out and enjoying the new seating while they explore nature during class time. 

                                    THANK YOU SHELTER INSTITUTE!



ALL students, grades K-8 will have ½ days with dismissal at 12:00PM on both Monday and Tuesday 11/25 and 11/26. WCS conferences will be held on Monday 11/25 from 12:00PM - 6:00PM. Once again, we will be scheduling Parent Teacher Conferences online with PTCFast.com. On this site you will be able to schedule a conference for all of your children. If you do not have internet access, you can call the office (443-9739) and we will schedule the conference(s) for you, or answer any questions. 

Click on www.woolwich.rsu1.org, then on “Parent Teacher Conference Schedule and Sign Up” link under the “News” section to schedule your children.       


We had an excellent turn out for the Harvest Supper. The evening involved a delicious homemade dinner as well as a dessert auction and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to support our 8th graders’ trip to Washington, D.C. this spring. 

Thank you Woolwich Community, for your amazing support!



The holidays are closer than you think, and the 8th graders are selling wreaths! You can purchase a wreath from any 8th grader, or in the office. The 18” finished wreath is adorned with either a red or burgundy bow, and the price is $12.50. Proceeds from the sale help support the class trip to Washington, D.C. in June. Wreath Sales are through Nov. 30, and will be ready for pick up on Monday, December 2nd. Mrs. Fisher will remain after school until 6:00pm for wreath pick up on both Monday 12/2 and Tuesday 12/3. Students will deliver their wreaths to the purchaser unless other arrangements are made. We will also be selling wreaths at the Woolwich Fire Department Auxiliary Craft Fair on Saturday 11/23.


Flu season is here.  Many places give the flu shot, and many places are free.  At Woolwich Central we are offering a flu clinic that allows your child to get their flu shot with no parent present.  You MUST contact the nurse and fill out the entire form and return it PRIOR to the day of the clinic.  

Do you know that last year 80,000 people died from the flu and that 900,000 hospitalizations (more than double the number for most flu seasons) were directly attributed to the flu?  It is real. It can be far more than the aches, pains, nausea and vomiting that is usually attributed to it. I believe in this immunization, and I will do everything possible to help prevent the illness, using the facts from reputable sources, like the CDC, and the World Health Organization.  Please know that you cannot get the flu from a vaccine shot. If you feel like that has happened to you in the past, it was only your body building antibodies to protect you from the flu; try to imagine how serious the actual flu can be? Come one, come all: bring your friends and neighbors! You do NOT need an appointment. Stop in while you are doing your child’s conference! If you know of someone who has still not been immunized against the flu, please tell them, they are welcome here! 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2019  11:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.

                                                                           ~Roberta Sherwood, R.N., BSN, M.Ed                         

                                           LOST & FOUND

Are you missing a jacket, hat, lunchbox, or a pair of shoes? You’ll find them in the Atrium in the lost and found! Please label your child’s items and we will make every effort to return them. Be sure to check for your items at Parent/Teacher Conferences. All remaining items will be donated to charity in December.

                            SNOW DAYS AND DELAYED STARTS

If during the winter weather roads are not safe, schools will have a delayed start, or be closed for the day. In addition to an automated phone call to each household, notice of this will be made on TV Channels 6, 8 and 13 beginning at 5:30am. School cancellations can also be heard over the following radio stations: WGAN 560 AM, WCLZ 98.9 FM, WPOR 101.9 FM, WJTO 730AM, WMGX 93.1 FM. Please remember that our schools are listed under RSU1, not individual towns. Please be sure we have the correct phone number, so that you will receive all notifications.


It has been a busy first trimester in the WCS library. We have circulated over 5,700 items. Wow...that is a lot of reading! All of our K-5 students participated in Global Read Aloud. Check out the library blog (wcslibrary.blogspot.com) to see how our K-2 students liked the picture books by Yuyi Morales . The 8th grade book club has met to discuss 2 books already this year. And T.A.B (Teen Advisory Board) organized a successful after-school event of board games and homemade ice cream in the library. At this time of year, I give thanks for such a great community of library users!


 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 information about An Old Fashioned Christmas in Bath 2019