WCS Newsletter 1.10.20



January 10, 2020

The Woolwich Way

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Compassion • Courtesy • Quality 


1/14/20 - Mrs Keefe’s Class Continues Swim Lessons (Every Tuesday)

1/20/20 – Martin Luther King Jr Day – No School

1/21/20 - 8th Grade Auction Meeting – 6:00 PM

1/29/20 -  Kindergarten & Beginning Band Concert – 1:30 PM

2/13/20 - 8th Grade Career Day

2/17-2/21/20 – February Break – No School 


Great things are happening at WCS!

  • Pre K is already having lost of fun in 2020! We are learning a new ABC song that helps us recognize and practice sounds of letters, and we are getting ready to read books about the “Three Little Pigs.” We are also hoping for more snow- we love snow!

  • This Thursday, seventh and eighth graders took part in our first Kindness Day. It is our hope that students will continue to think about choosing kindness everyday. Next week , we will continue this effort by celebrating “Random Acts of Kindness!”

“STAR Attendance” Awards for kids who were here “All Day, Every Day,” in December Go to…

Kindergarten: Ivan Costello, Sophia Courtney, Madelyn Delano, Delia Holloway, Willoughby Kahrl, Connor, Kelley, Hailee Malcolm, Sullivan Moore

First Grade: Paige Bowen, Nicholas Burns, Elliot Collamore, Mackenzie Elwell, Owen Hagan, Emma Holcombe, Hunter Mesplay, Isla Meyers, Kobe Mitkus

Second Grade: Bradley Ambrose, Sawyer Baldwin, Brandon Banks, Nathanael Doak, Kara Geisler, Lynette Graham, Lucas Griffee, Victoria Harvey, Calvin Holloway, Holden Leino, Brock McCarren, Samuel Nguyen, Rowan Riley, Charlotte Russell, Dominic Schwarz, Audrey Simpson-Brown, Colby Walker

Third Grade: Lucy Cosgrove, Molly Cosgrove, Cole Creamer, Melia Delano, Sophia Gregory, Cody Lozier, Colton Malcom, Ashlyn Poland, Miller Stanton, Louie Tardif, Matilda Wallace, Sophia Wright, Carlee Wyman

Fourth Grade: Kassidy Blake, Samuel Coombs, Mitchell Doak, Cato Eich, Lily Given, Madelyn Greene, Cameron Griffee, Caroline Luchies, Ellanora Pomerleau, Keira Richardson, Declan Riley, Lilah Ryan

Fifth Grade: Sidney Cahill, Sadie Cosgrove, Lily Forrester, Oscar Gallant, Samuel Harrison, Lillian Johnston, Riley Johnston, Syerra Kwasniak, Aurora Leeman, Zane Murphy, Alexa Parker, Stevie Robinson, Dylan Root, Samuel Russell, Caleb Schwarz, Valerie Swenson, Claude Tardif 

Sixth Grade: Lilith Chandler, Kendall Darling, Reese Darling, Mallory Doak, Taber Gale, Cecilia Harvey, Brody Overmiller, Ily Perry, Lee Roberts, Kaitlyn Williams

Seventh Grade: Sheyanne Blake, Connor Campbell, Sera Campbell, Avey Doak, Everett Hunter, Hendrix Jimenez, Gretchen Johnston, Shavelle King, Ava MacMahan, Sadie Swenson

Eighth Grade: Grace Chubbuck, Aloise Coombs, Rainer Eich, Meadow Furbish, Case Jacobs, Haley Kirkpatrick, Thomas MacMahan, Cailtyn McDougall, Tyson Pinkham, Caleb Rice, Benjamin Riley, Hayli Toothaker


The week of February 10th students will be offered a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to eat each day. It is our hope that students will learn about what the different colors do for our bodies, by enjoying the fruits and veggies that they already love, as well as some that they may not have tried before. Check out the attached letter from Mr. Hutchings about the upcoming program as well information on how you can help!


Flu Season Update

Influenza activity in Maine is now widespread with providers reporting laboratory-confirmed influenza in all sixteen counties. Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL) confirmed influenza A/pH1N1, influenza A/H3, influenza B/Victoria, and influenza B/Yamagata are all circulating in Maine. Maine CDC has followed up on nine (9) outbreaks of influenza as of Tuesday, January 7, 2020. 

With increased influenza activity, it is not too late to get vaccinated. Influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent illness. Vaccination is strongly encouraged throughout the season and is still widely encouraged.  I want you to know that I get valuable information from the CDC, and several other sources and will always share the latest info when it could be helpful. Please do remember I want every child in school every possible day they can be here, but NOT WHEN THEY ARE SICK.  In order to lessen the spread of diseases, it is critical to isolate children when you feel they may have something contagious, and Influenza is highly contagious. Signs and symptoms of the flu include fever, dry cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and pains, runny or stuffy nose, and feeling very tired. Children can have additional symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have questions please contact me.  ~Roberta Sherwood, R.N., BSN,Med


 The date for the winter concert for Beginning Band and Kindergarten has been changed to Wednesday, 1/29 at 1:30PM. This is an in-school performance and there will be no evening performance. If you wish to take your student home following the performance, please check in with the office first.

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.


Thanks to a generous grant from the Davenport Trust Fund, the Maine Maritime Museum will be offering free admission through the month of January!


The Patten Free Library is hosting some upcoming events for Middle Schoolers: