Wamsutta Family Update 10.27.17

Wamsutta Family Update 10/27/2017
Posted on 12/15/2017
Good morning, Wamsutta Families. 
  1. Backpack alert and digital notices:  Nothing home on paper today, but two attachments are worth checking out.  Bridgewater State has an Open Lab (free) and a Winter Science Academy (not free) available for our students.
  2. There will be no Afterschool Activities on Tuesday, October 31st
  3. PTO Update:  We are entering the last week of our Penny wars and are still collecting change (and bills), and will begin to get our Calendar Raffle sales off the ground soon.  We will also be having guests from the School Committee and Central Office to discuss the AHS Building Project at our next meeting on November 14th at 6:30.
  4. Yearbook:  Apparently, people are still getting misleading emails.  They have the price right now, but still have the dates messed up.  The information on last week’s family update is still accurate.  Families should have also been refunded for any over charges if they had already purchased one online.  Please let me know if this is not the case.
  5. We have a Mentoring Program opportunity available for a few students through the YMCA.  The program takes place at the Y on Wednesdays, and transportation from WMS to the Y and then the Y to the students’ homes is provided.  The program is free.  If you believe your child could benefit from a mentoring program, or want more information, please contact Ms. McGee at kmcgee@attleboroschools.com .
  6. Attached is a flier from the district about a Student and Family Purchase Site where APS community members can purchase teacher- and APS OIT-recommended computers at a discounted price.  There are several options at various prices available, and will all work well for the kinds of things we ask students to do here in the APS.  As we move towards allowing students to bring their own devices in (more info in a month), you can be assured that once we are ready to allow students devices in, these selections will work seamlessly with our systems.  Please take a look at the flier, and the actual purchase portal is both linked to the flier and available under the Parents section of our website.  The one we buy here at WMS is the HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE 1.6GHz Celeron 11.6in display Item #: 33659477, for your information.
I hope everyone has a good weekend and you and your children have a safe Halloween.
Joseph Connor, Principal
Wamsutta Middle School
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