Wamsutta Family Update 09/20/2019

Wamsutta Family Update 09/20/2019
Posted on 09/20/2019

Good afternoon, Wamsutta Families.

BACKPACK ALERT AND DIGITAL NOTICES:  Information about Picture Day is going home on paper with all students today.  You should be receiving emails directly from our picture people, Lifetouch, on how to do most things online, and, even if you are not, directions on how to order online are included on the flyer going home today.  We only have one digital notice for the 3rd annual walkabout to benefit Sturdy and the Rotary Club, and it is attached.

I do my best to keep things as brief as possible in these updates.  This is not one of the weeks I am able to.  I have lots of important information for you below.

1.       Our Back to School Night is Thursday at 6 PM.  The agenda is attached.  The basics are this:  We hope that parents and guardians can attend without their students, for crowd-size purposes.  If you need to bring your students to make your attendance possible, however, please do so. Grade 5 families should report to the café at 6 PM, and families of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders should report directly to the cluster area.  More detail is in the agenda, which is attached.

2.       One of the main topics for 5th grade on Back to School Night will be Chromebook distribution.  I will be sending an email just to the 5th grade families in a few moments.  Please be on the lookout for it.

3.       Our phone system has been out sporadically this week.  We are back up and running now, but if you tried to reach us and haven’t heard back, this is likely why.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

4.       PTO Update 1:  Our sneaker drive will continue for another week.  Thank you to those who have helped so far.  The Meadow Farms Fundraiser has started well and continues until October 8th.  Again, while the Meadow Farms stuff can be completed all on paper, you can also go online to https://shop.meadowfarms.com/ParticipantRegistration2016/FRPreRegister.asp and enter our school code – 1030565.  Then you just need to enter the “seller ID number”, which is located on the bottom left corner of the paper order form sent home in the packet last week. 

5.       PTO Update 2:  As mentioned in our last meeting, we could use some help on Back to School Night.  If you can help, let the PTO know here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B4CAAA82AA5FC1-curriculum

6.       Our Book Fair has begun already and will continue next Wednesday, with an evening fair at the Back to School Night.

7.       The Attleboro Public School system has been fortunate to receive a grant that will enable Wamsutta to partner with agencies in our community to enhance the wellness of our students. Students, staff, and parents will all have opportunities throughout the year to participate in wellness events. This Fall, Wamsutta will be partnering with Community Counseling of Bristol County and Fuller Hospital to offer educational and counseling groups during the school day for our students. Groups will focus on topics such as managing feelings, stress and anger, problem-solving and getting along with others. If you would like to learn more about these groups, have any questions, or think your student would benefit from such a group, please contact Karyn McGee, Adjustment Counselor at kmcgee@attleboroshcools.com or 508-222-1922 ext. 306.

8.       Lastly, Ms. Simkins has begun to organize a potluck dinner.  Flyers and sign-ups will go home with all students next week.  We would like to create an opportunity to welcome all of our families to the Wamsutta Community.  This is not a fundraiser.  This will be a great night to come together as a Wamsutta Community, meet new people or see old friends, and enjoy dinner.  We encourage you to join us on October 10th for a fun evening and delicious food!

Dates to Remember:

·         Thursday, September 26:  Back to School Night for families from 6-8 PM

·         Monday, September 30:  School Picture Day

·         Thursday, October 3:  Instrument Rental Night at 6 PM

·         Tuesday, October 8:  PTO Meeting at 6:30

·         Thursday, October 10:  Community Potluck Dinner from 6-7:30 PM


Thank you for your time.

Joseph Connor, WMS


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