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PARENT SURVEY (Due Friday, November 16, 2018)

Dear WAMS Parents:

This year William Annin Middle School has partnered with the United Way and The College of St. Elizabeth, in order to assist us with analyzing the culture and climate at the middle school. This comprehensive approach will provide us the opportunity to identify areas of strength and potential areas of growth that impact ALL stakeholders. Students, staff and parents are all being asked to complete this anonymous survey within 72 hours of receiving this link.

With your input and feedback we will be able to create an action plan that reflects the parental views on our programs. I will be emailing parents daily with updates regarding participation rates in the hopes of encouraging you to take the 20 minute survey. Once the results from the survey have been analyzed they will be shared out with the parent community as well as our comprehensive action plan.

I have attached an additional information about the anonymous survey (please click on Introduction and FAQs for information). I realize how busy many of you are with work and home responsibilities, and greatly appreciate your support with completing this survey!!!

Survey link for PARENTS:

English Version

Spanish Version

Sincerely,
Mrs. Hudock, Mr. Torrisi, Mr. Lederer and Mrs. Howarth

TOYS OF KINDNESS

Dear Parents,

We are looking for parent volunteers for the “Toys of Kindness” drive. This is a terrific gift drive that the Peer Leaders of William Annin Middle school do each year to help children in need during holidays. If you wish to volunteer, please click on the Sign Up Genius link below to sign up and select the time slot you are available. If you have any questions, please feel free reach out to us.

Best Regards,

Chairs of Gifts of Kindness Committee
Kala Hariharan (Kala_hhv@yahoo.com)
Sona Mukadam (mukadams101@gmail.com)
Anita Maschhoff (anita_maschhoff@yahoo.com)

Toys of Kindness

SAVE THE DATE – NOVEMBER PTO GENERAL MEETING

The Smoke Screen – Vaping and E-Cigs Risk Factor
Wednesday, November 14th (9:15AM)
We will have the pleasure of having Mr. Douglas S. Collier, M.A., DEA (Ret.), to present “The Smoke Screen”, a presentation on vaping and e-cigs and the risk factors associated with vaping, which are linked to high use rates of other drugs among adolescents.
Please see the flyer and presentation summary for this event.

“ARTIFICIAL MATURITY” Book Talk

WAMS Parent Book Talk Opportunity – WAMS will be hosting a book talk for interested parents on the topic of overexposure of information that our children face from a young age.  The title of the book is called “Artificial Maturity” by Tim Elmore.

In this book talk, parents will be able to discuss with school professionals the practical steps adults can take as outlined in this book to furnish students with the experiences they need to balance their abilities with authentic maturity.

Book Talk will be facilitated by Mr. Dan Lederer (Assistant Principal) and Dr. Barbara Bush (Student Assistance Counselor and  Licensed Psychologist)

Date, Time, and Venue

Friday, November 16, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (WAMS Media Center) or
Friday, December 14, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (WAMS Media Center)

Please RSVP to Mr. Lederer @ ​dlederer@bernardsboe.com​, with your name, your child’s name and grade level, and the date you would like to attend.  If you would like to attend an evening session, please email Mr. Lederer as well.

Please click HERE for detail information about this opportunity.

“HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT” BOOK TALK

Join RHS Counselor Marguerite Cahill and RHS English Teacher Julie Harding for a Book Talk about Lythcott-Haims’ New York Times Bestseller,

HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Place: RHS Media Center

Book Talk limited to 25 participants.
Please sign up at https://tinyurl.com/howtoraiseRHS2018
Prepare by purchasing and reading your own copy of the book, in order to participate in an active discussion.

  Please click HERE for more detail.

2018-2019 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT WAMS

The WAMS PTO depends on parent volunteers to help make any event during the school year a success. You can help in various ways – as a committee co-chair, to plan & execute or as a committee volunteer by assisting the chairs in the execution of various event.

Click here to sign-up.

If you’d like to learn more about a position and its responsibilities, please reach out to the VP Volunteers at wamsptocommittees@gmail.com.

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

Land’s End: Make sure to enter our school code 900175647 when shopping at landsend.com

Frozen Falls: Just mention WAMS PTO when paying.