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West/Shawsheen Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, April 16, 2014    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  West School Cafeteria

Last names A-L from 6 – 7 pm, M-Z from 7 – 8 pm

$2.00 per person (including students)

Come enjoy ice cream sundaes and buy chances to win themed gift baskets made from the generous donations of many school families.

Support the PAC food drive - pantry donations accepted at the door.

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Second Annual WPS Student Art Show
May 9th (6-8PM) & May 10th (11-3 PM) @ WMS.

Bigger & Better - showcasing the amazing artwork of our students from all schools and grade levels. Featuring: refreshments, music from members of Strings, crafts for the kids and so much more… Admission is Free!

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Middle School Placement

Soon the fifth grade staff at the West will prepare student data profiles on each student, which will assist us with the placement of students into the Middle School next year.  Your child’s academic strengths, needs, personality, and peer relations are all incorporated into these profiles.  This information will enable us to create three balanced groups of students.  These groupings are forwarded to the Middle School, where they are merged with similar profiles submitted by the North, to ultimately create three balanced houses at the Middle School.

Each of the three houses at the Middle School delivers an identical sixth grade Core Curriculum, including Unified Arts, in accordance with the Massachusetts State Frameworks.  The placement of students is random, in order to keep the houses balanced.  Students are not assigned to a particular house based on a prior sibling’s experience.

As you know, the Middle School has a daunting task of scheduling over 900 students.  Therefore, we will not accept requests for individual teams or houses.  However, if there are extraordinary circumstances, regarding your child, that you would like us to consider as we are making these decisions, please feel free to make an appointment with me before April 30th

We thank you for understanding of the depth of thought that goes into planning a sound learning program for every Middle School child.
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Harlem Superstars vs. Faculty Dream Team

Thursday, April 3rd  6:30PM-BURLINGTON High School Gymnasium
Come join us for a great family fun and entertaining show! This night of family fun includes: a comedy basketball show versus your favorite Wilmington Public School Faculty members, an audience involved half-time show, and spectacular dunks and trick shots.  Players will stay as long as needed to sign autographs!

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Teamwork Trivia Night

REMINDER – Tables still available for Teamwork Trivia Night to support the Shawsheen/West PAC
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MCAS Schedule 2014


Principal's Notes

It’s hard to believe that we are in April!  Spring is finally here, and the long winter is already fading in the rear view mirror.  March was busy, with MCAS ELA testing.  This month, we will be introducing our ALICE instruction in the classrooms. If you recall, back in January Superintendent Benton sent home a letter giving you information on our plans to incorporate the ALICE program into our regular safety protocols. High School and Middle School staff and students were trained last your. We have since had formal staff training for all Elementary personnel, and we also held a parent information night and made available copies of the curriculum guide that we will use in the classrooms.  During the upcoming weeks, your child’s classroom teacher will introduce the ALICE curriculum to the students.  Once the lesson guide has been covered, the children will bring the guides home for you to keep as a reference. Teachers will be extra sensitive to the questions and concerns raised by the children, and will keep me informed of any issues that arise during these sessions.  It is our goal that before the end of the school year, we will conduct an ALICE type training drill. We in the district leadership, and also our community’s first responders, appreciate your support as we continually seek to make our school safety protocols as effective as possible.  

This Month’s Dates of Note:

April 16, Simple Machines Grade 5 Science 9:15AM West Caf

April 16, Ice Cream Social, 6PM-8PM West Caf

 April 18 Good Friday, no school

April 21-25 April Vacation-no school


2014 Wildcat Summer Sports Clinics

During the summer of 2014 the Wilmington High School Athletic Department will be sponsoring a series of sports clinics for children in Grades 1-8. The clinics will be held at Wilmington Middle School (WMS). All clinics will be run by WHS Coaches, Alumni and Athletes. The cost of each clinic is $175 per child for the child's first clinic and $150 for each

additional clinic for that child.

All clinics, with the exception of Girls Basketball and Flag Football, will run 8:30-2:30 Monday through Thursday and 8:30-12:30 on Friday. Girls Basketball and Flag Football will run 8:00-3:00 Monday 6/30 through Thursday 7/3. The focus of each clinic is the development of skills through activity based drills and scrimmages. The ultimate goal of the clinics is to develop children who enjoy participating in athletics.


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Mrs. Downing
Mrs. Feeney
Mrs. Keogan
Ms. Lamont
Ms. Lembo

Mrs. LeVesque


Mrs. Maiella
Mrs. Meagher
Mrs. Moulton
Mrs. Pizzotti

Mrs. White
Mrs. Yelenak

Parents, when purchasing dry erase markers, please be sure buy 'low odor' Crayola, Universal, or Bazic brands.  All Expo brands, including 'low odor' are NOT recommended for classroom use.  Also, any cleaning products sent in must be labeled as environmentally safe.  Thanks.


General Mills Box Tops for Education

Great news everyone! Clipping and sending in the box top labels from your favorite brands helps earn money for the West. The spring submission of labels earned $268.00 for the West. Thanks to all of you who clipped and contributed labels for this great effort. The West netted over $500 this year from Boxtops!

Don't forget, when you shop online through the Box Tops Marketplace at your favorite retailer, a percentage of the qualifying purchase can be automatically credited to the West. Also, The Reading Room is a partnership with Barnes & Noble that lets you earn money for the West when you shop online. Please visit their website for more details.

Thank you again for your help and support with this program.

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