8:00 AM - 2:30 PM JA Biztown (6th grade)
8:00 AM - 2:15 PM 8th grade trip to Tall Pines
7:45 AM - 4:15 PM 5th grade Philadelphia Historic Field Trip
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5th Grade Cream Valley Custard
The purpose of this communication is to provide for you an update on the WPRSD construction project. Up to this juncture in time, the construction project has been proceeding as expected with project bids being issued and then awarded with still more to come. We have had a few bumps in the road with some of the regulatory agencies but nothing that would put us significantly behind schedule…up to now. Unfortunately, we have been officially notified that one of the unsuccessful bidders on the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) project has filed a protest on the bid award with the courts. The court date has been scheduled for May 20th. This means all work on the ECLC project has to be halted until the case is adjudicated. Once things go into court, it becomes very difficult to predict timelines. Accordingly, in the case that the process would delay the opening of the ECLC, the administration will be formulating a contingency strategy. We will keep everyone appraised of such as we move forward in the event that this ends up being a protracted delay. (Please know that because this case is now in litigation, as per advice of counsel, I am precluded from offering any further information regarding the specifics of the case.)
As for the High School/Middle School renovations and additions, all plans have been finalized and approved and we expect to award bids this week. Actual construction work is scheduled to begin in mid-May. The first portion of the work will start with the renovation of the current ag building into science/ag science rooms. Classes currently utilizing the building are scheduled to relocate on or about May 15th. Classes are expected to be able to continue regular instruction in their new locations. Some light site work in preparation for construction staging will also be commencing and the public will be duly notified of any change in traffic or parking patterns at that time. It is expected that this phase of the project will last through the summer with the Middle School multi-purpose room continuing into the fall.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience as the construction phase begins to commence. We intend to keep the public fully informed with timely updates as it progresses. To that end, we will be creating a “Construction Projects” webpage on our website for the public to access the latest information. We will send e-mail notifications when the new updates are posted. If you haven’t done so already, please sign up for our “District” E-Alerts on our website so that you receive these e-mail updates. We will also be posting the updates on Facebook, so “friend” us for that communication. Please note that we used all three schools' e-alert e-mail lists for this communication to make sure we reached everyone because not many people have signed up for the district distribution list. This may have resulted in you receiving multiple copies of this communication.
We hope that the aforementioned communication strategies will keep everyone informed and updated. As always, if you have any questions now or as we move forward, please do not hesitate to contact me or the respective Principal(s) of the school(s) your child attends.
Tom Coleman, Superintendent
Created by the Middle School,
Multiple Disabilities Classroom and Student Council
We are asking for vegetable plants and perennial plants.
Including but not limited to:
Vegetables grown will be donated to the local food bank.
We would like to say “thank you” to Debbie Jones from Sorbello Girls
bella’s Farm Market for their tomato plant donations.
If you would like to donate p
Congratulations to Nicholas Sorantino who represented
It’s that exciting time of year when we begin to start planning our kid’s 8th grade dance that will take place on Friday May 3,2013! We need your help to make this a memorable, successful evening for our kids!
Parents are needed for the decoration, refreshment, chaperone, set-up and clean up committees.
I cannot stress enough that we need A LOT of volunteers to actually help put up the decorations for the dance. This is a two day project to transform the cafeteria literally from ceiling to the floor into an amazing dance scene! You do not have to be creative for this job. All the decorations and ideas will already be done. We just need the help of both moms and dads to put it all together.
Please let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org how you would like to help or if you have any questions!
Also, we are looking for baby pictures of the kids and also pictures of their WMS days for a slideshow. Please forward any pictures by April 12th to email@example.com
Thanks so much!
Dee Morell and Barbara Banko
Co –chairs for the 8th grade dance committee
The deadline to pre-order a yearbook for the 2012-2013 school year is
-- -- -- APRIL 1st -- -- --
Purchases can be made online at www.balfour.com
Cash purchases of $40.00 will be accepted at the end of the school year based on availability.
for an application, stop by the WMS Office
(June 24, 2013-June 28, 2013)
*AcademyDescription: A fun and excitingexperience for middle school students ranging in age from 10-13 years ofage. The program will exposeparticipants to the training and preparation that goes into the making of aPolice Officer. The courses of studyinclude defensive tactics, forensics, first responders, outdoor investigations,military drill, ropes course, firearms safety, hooked on fishing, physicaltraining and a crime scene scenario. There will be a strong focus upon prevention of drug, alcohol andtobacco use.ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADE PARENTS:
1st Annual Children and Teen Book Drive
Throughout the month of February, we will be collecting new and gently used children and teen books. Our book drive will run until Friday, March 1st (Read Across America week). All books collected will be donated to the Salem County Women’s and Children’s Services, and also to local libraries. Books should be for infants, children, and teens Pre-‐K through 8th grades. We ask that books be in new or good condition -‐ without torn pages or writing in them. Please — no magazines, textbooks, outdated nonfiction, encyclopedia sets, or coloring books.
Please send in all books with your student or drop off books at Main Office with both student and teacher names clearly written on bag.
Thank you in advance for supporting this important literacy initiative!
If you have any questions or concerns please contact a WMS Student Council Advisor:
Mrs. Abernethy (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR
Ms. Harvey (email@example.com)
“There are many little ways to enlarge a child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” ~ Jacqueline Kennedy
DELAYED OPENING / SCHOOL CLOSING:www.woodstown.org), the school districts Facebook page (Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District), KYW News Radio (our school number is #902).
ONE HOUR DELAYED OPENING SCHEDULE:
All WMS Staff is to sign in by 8:25 am. Students may enter the building at 8:30 am.
Grades 5-6 Grades 7-8
8:35-8:45 Homeroom 8:35-9:30 Academic I
Announcements and Pledge of Allegiance will take place from 8:35-8:45 am. After Academic I everyone will follow the regular full day schedule
TWO HOUR DELAYED OPENING SCHEDULE:
All WMS Staff is to sign in by 9:25 am. Students may enter the building at 9:30 am
Grades 5-6 Grades 7-8
9:35-9:45 Homeroom 9:35-10:35 Academic II
9:45-10:08 Academic II
Announcements and Pledge of Allegiance will take place 9:35-9:45 am. After Academic II everyone will follow the regular full day schedule
Mrs. Michele Martinez
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District
135 East Ave., Woodstown, NJ 08098
856.769.0144 ext. 3148
Mrs. Susan Baum
Middle School Anti-Bullying Specialist
15 Lincoln Ave., Woodstown, NJ 08098
856.769.0144 ext. 237