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    Subject: West Rocks E-Blast - Week of October 14th, 2019 (Spanish Version HERE)


    An Important Message from Mr. Reynolds:

    Hello West Rocks!

     

    We had a good week as we move through October. Just a reminder, school is in session on this Monday, 10/14/19 even though it is Columbus Day.

    Next week, approximately 180 seventh graders will go to Nature’s Classroom in Colebrook, CT. Students had a final assembly yesterday to review details, bus assignments, and given an information sheet to bring home. Students need to be at school no later than 7:15 am on Monday. Families will pick up students on Friday around 3:10 pm. It will be great experience for all!

    Next Wednesday, 10/16/19 all eighth graders take the PSAT 8/9 in the morning. This is the students’ first experience with this type of test. It gives us and families a general sense of achievement.

    Our cafeteria and kitchen are done! The staff is preparing for a grand opening on Monday! We are all excited. 

    The PTA is requesting additional parent members to maintain status. Please refer to information below to join. They have also enabled a new way to raise money through Amazon! Check out Amazon Smile using this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-4093284


    We are continuing Breast Cancer Awareness month with our Pink Out! Fridays. Pink West Rocks t-shirts are on sale for $10 in the cafeteria. Proceeds go to our donation. Next Sunday morning, 10/20/19 is another community service opportunity - we have a West Rocks team participating in the Fairfield County Strides at Sherwood Island! Come out and walk with us.

    Have a nice weekend,

    Adam Reynolds 

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    *WRMS Families

     

    1st School Dance – Friday, October 25thit’s that time again!  The first school dance of the year at the WRMS Gymnasium from 7-9 PM.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday 10/23, Thursday 10/24, Friday 10/25.  Tickets are $5.00, please send cash or checks payable to: “WRMS”.  Pizza ($2 per slice), refreshments ($.25-$1), glow necklaces ($2) and glow bracelets ($1) will be sold at the dance.  There will also be a photo booth ($2 each photo) and raffle ($.25 for each raffle ticket) for a basket of candy.  We need volunteers and donations to make this successful for all of our children.  Please reach out to Krystal Lee for more information on chaperoning or donations.  Donations can include water/soda, candy or chips.

     

    PTA DUES – We are still collecting PTA Dues.  Please send in $6.00 with your name and child’s name in a sealed envelope and send it to “West Rocks PTA”.  We encourage parents to come to our monthly meetings and being a part of our school community.

     

    Bullying: A Medical Perspective – Wednesday, October 23 at 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM.  Location: Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 W. Red Oak Ln, West Harrison, NY 10604.  Lunch will be served.  With up to one-third of US students reporting that they’ve been bullied at school, bullying has become a widespread epidemic with adverse health effects that extend beyond short-term mental well being.  Join Specialists from New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center will discuss the latest insights and research on the medical effects of bullying and the science behind resilience, as well as communication strategies and therapeutic approaches.  The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Max Gomez of CBS News.  RSVP here or email Kav9050@nyp.org.

     

    Hidden In Plain Sight – Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 PM.  Join us for an amazing and unique opportunity to learn what no one else is going to tell you about teen drug and alcohol trends as well as electronic cigarettes (or vapes)!  Adult will be able to walk through and experience a hands-on search for clues of high risk behavior “hidden in plain sight” in a mock bedroom.  You’ll learn more about drug trends and signs such as: concealment areas, hidden containers, clothing, paraphernalia, logos and more!  This event is for parents and caring adults.  For more information, please call Denique Weidema-Lewis, Director of Prevention at Positive Directions – The Center for Prevention at (203) 227-7644 or email: dlewis@positivedirections.org. This event was made possible in part to our SGC Member Mike Byrne.

     

    Save the Date – Monday, November 11th, West Rocks will host a Veteran’s Day assembly.  If you have a family member who is a Veteran that you would like/can attend please save the date.  More details to follow.

     

    After School Care – Parents, we are excited to begin our PAWS (Positive Interactions, Accountability, Willingness, and Safety) After School Program (formerly REACH) on Monday, September 16, 2019.  Hours are Mon-Thurs from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.  Transportation is provided.  PAWS is offered at WRMS by The Carver Foundation of Norwalk.  We will follow the Norwalk Public Schools calendar until the ending date of June 4, 2020.  A daily snack is provided.  Students will spend 1 hour on homework and another hour and 15 minutes on enrichment activities, including physical exercise, cooking, robotics, the Maritime Center, acting and many other activities that will run for 5-6 week periods.  Enrollment for the program is $250.  For students with free or reduced lunch, $200 (monthly payment plans are available).  If you need financial assistance please email jacksonl@norwalkps.org.  Registration is only offered online at www.carvernorwalk.org/after-school. If you need help completing the online registration please call Mary Martini at the Carver Center at (203) 838-4305, ext 118.

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    Dear West Rocks Students,

    Please use this Course Description Google Doc to look over the options and select your Top 3 Encore Courses.

    Please use this Google Form to submit your encore course request. 

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