10/28/16

  • Up first, we welcome Mr. Caldwell from the Counseling Department — with a special announcement about “Red Ribbon Week!”
  • Good morning, wolves!  I’m Mr. Caldwelll, and today we’re wrapping up an incredibly successful Red Ribbon Week.  First of all, thank you to the HUNDREDS of kids who signed the pledge to “Be Drug Free” during lunch yesterday.  Your positive example is an inspiration!  But remember: no matter who you are or where you’re from, drug use can affect each and every one of us.  Sometimes it can be hard to “Just Say NO” – especially when trying to “fit in” or feeling pressured by friends.  But I know that you’ve got the strength and courage to make the right choice. You only have one life to live – so don’t throw it away.  YOLO:  BE DRUG FREE!!
  • Thanks, Mr. Caldwell!  And now,  a reminder to all 7th and 8th grade TAs to please take the Needs Assessment Survey through Naviance — immediately following the morning announcements. The process only takes a few minutes — just use your iPad and follow the instructions provided by your teacher. The Counseling Department thanks you for your help!
  • Discovery Elementary School will be hosting “PumpkinFest” this SUNDAY from 12 to 4PM. There will be a parade, pumpkin carving contest, dunk tank, moon bounce, food trucks and a ton of games. But they need YOUR HELP! Discovery needs middle school VOLUNTEERS to help make PumpkinFest a success. Interested students are encouraged to sign-up in the main office.
  • And speaking of pumpkins:  what are YOU going to wear on Halloween?  Whatever it is, there are a few rules to remember here at school.  Basically, costumes must conform to the WMS dress code, not offend anyone, no weapons, no masks, and nothing inappropriate.  And if you’re not sure — ask a teacher or administrator.
  • Were you in Ms.Stankus or Ms. Young’s TA as a 6th grader? If so — then you’re invited to the annual Stankus-and-Young Halloween alumni breakfast! Breakfast will be served on MONDAY during TA in the gym. Come reminisce about the “good old days”, and share your favorite TA stories with the new kids. Please see Ms. Young or Ms. Stankus for a TA pass, and be sure to sign-up for your breakfast contribution.
  • WMS Girls soccer try-outs are going into “overtime!” Due to this week’s rain-outs, the try-outs for 8th grade girls soccer have been re-scheduled for MONDAY after school. Please see Mr. Girard with any questions.
  • Sister Circle will meet on MONDAY during ASP 1 in room 233. Come and learn about everything from empowerment to taking a stand for justice for girls to becoming a leader! Snacks will be provided.
  • Donate to Leo Club’s Annual Coat Drive for the Homeless! Collection boxes are located in the library, and students are encouraged donate new or gently-used coats, scarves, gloves and socks. YOUR HELP can make all the difference to a person-in-need this winter!!
  • The annual FUNdraiser for the Williamsburg PTA is ON! Just go to the “WMS PTA” link on the WMS homepage, then select “No Frills Fundraiser” to make a donation. And remember — everyone who donates will be entered into the “Donut Hero” drawing. The winning ticket will receive a donut breakfast delivered to everyone in your TA — and your parents will win a gift card to a local business. Thanks for supporting the PTA — and good luck in the drawing!!