Schools Closed: Schools will remain closed through the end of the school year on June 12, 2020

Superintendent's Call May 20th, 2020

Message from Principal

June 7, 2020,

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

The last day of school is Friday, June 12th. We will celebrate the year-end beginning at 10:00 am on June 12th at our Farewell event.  The details about the event can be found in the Virtual Backpack. 

The Worcester Public Schools is hosting an online Summer School Program for current grades 2-6.  The information about the program has been shared on Google Classroom by your child’s teacher and is also in the Virtual Backpack.

Most importantly, I would like to thank you for the tremendous dedication and support you have given your children and our teachers during this difficult time. 

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything. On behalf of the entire WAMS faculty and staff, I wish you all a safe and healthy summer!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

May 31, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

This week your child’s teacher will be back at school closing the room and collecting items for you to pick up the week of June 8th, as outlined in the letter you received.  If there is something specific that you don’t want the teacher to miss, please send an email so we can make sure it gets to you. Also, I hope you will be joining us for our Farewell Event happening on June 12th at 10:00. You can find the details about this event and all year-end events in the Virtual Backpack on our school website at worcesterschools.org

Stay well,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

May 24, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

This week your child’s teacher will be sharing three documents that have information about End of Year Closing activities.  These letters can also be found in the Virtual Backpack.

Your child may have belongings that were left at school.  The week of June 8th we have scheduled times you can drive through to pick up these belongings.  We will store all items that are unable to be picked up.

To close the school year we will be holding “Virtual Meet the Teacher” events through Google Meet.   These opportunities to hear from your child’s next year grade level teachers will occur the week of June 8th.

Our last activity will be on the last day of school, June 12th, starting at 10:00. We have scheduled an End of  Year Farewell Event inviting students and families to take a ride to WAMS so that we can say hello and wish you well for the summer in a safe manner.

The details about these events are outlined in letters you can find in the Virtual Backpack.

As always, if you need anything please reach out to me at scanlonm@worcdesterschools.net

Stay Well,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 17, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

This past week we distributed Chromebooks to families that did not have a device at home.  We will continue with the distribution of Chromebooks this week.  If you are a family that will be receiving a Chromebook, a school staff member will call you with the scheduled day and time to arrive at school for pick-up. 

As always, please reach out to me if you need anything at scanlonm@worcesterschools.net

Stay well,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

May 10, 2020,

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

This week’s learning plans have been developed using the Pre-requisite standards identified by the Department of Elementary And Secondary Education. Each grade level has developed individual plans.  You can find these plans in the Weekly Remote Learning Plans and I have placed them in our Virtual Backpack.

I also want to let you know that Ms. Santos and Mr. P. continue to host Family Movie Night every Friday.  The invitation, which includes the Movie title will be in the Virtual Backpack every Thursday.  This week the movie is “Inside Out”.  Mr. Manuel and Ms. Fleming host game night every Thursday night.  You can find the game night invitation in the Virtual Backpack also.  

As always, please reach out to me if you need anything at scanlonm@worcesterschools.net Stay well!

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

May 3, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

I hope you all are well!  All WPS students now have access to Lexia Core 5 Reading for grades PreK-5 and Lexia PowerUp Literacy for Grade 6.  This is an option for independent learning at home.  A letter outlining this opportunity is in the Virtual Backpack.  I also want to let you know that our Artist in Residence Motoko sent us storytelling videos to enjoy with our students.  I have sent the videos to teachers and also placed them in the Virtual Backpack.  Lastly, I continue to add information to the Virtual Backpack.  As usual, It is updated every Thursday and this week there is an optional special assignment for students in the Virtual Backpack.   If students would like to help send messages to their teachers for Teacher Appreciation week, please check out that assignment. Thank you and as always, if you need anything please reach out to me at scanlonm@worcesterschools.net.   Stay well!

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

April 26, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

I hope you all are well.  This week we will be hosting two Virtual Family Events.  Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 pm we invite you to join us for a Virtual Family Game Night.   We will also host a Family and Friends Movie Night on Friday, May 1, at 3:00 pm. The invitations and directions to join are in the WAMS Virtual Backpack on our school website at worcesterschools.org.  Also, in the WAMS Virtual Backpack are the Read Aloud Videos from our partners at Hanover Insurance as well as a message from the PTG about the Race for Education.

As you have heard from Superintendent Binienda, we will continue with remote learning as schools will be closed for the remainder of the year.  This week’s theme is Family, Friends, and Culture.  As always, if you have any questions please reach out to me at scanlonm@worcesterschools.net.  Stay well!

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

April 19, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

I hope this message finds you all well.  We will be holding a Virtual Spirit Week next week!  Teachers will be sharing the flyer that outlines the week. You can also find the flyer in the WAMS April 16, 2020, Virtual Backpack.

Next Week’s Remote Learning Plan theme is Environment and Earth Day. 

Worcester Arts Magnet School’s Environment and Earth Day Project PreK-2

Worcester Arts Magnet School’s Environment and Earth Day Project 3-4

Worcester Arts Magnet School’s Environment and Earth Day Project 5-6

Thank you for all you are doing at home with your children.  Please reach out to me if you need anything. My email address is scanlonm@worcesterschools.net. Stay well!

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

April 5, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

I hope this message finds you all well!  Our teachers have created a Kindness Project for students to work on for the upcoming week.  There is a project for PreK-grade 2 and a project for grades 3-6. 

Each week we will be creating additional theme-based projects for students. 

It is an expectation of the district that students spend 3 hours per day on learning.  These projects and work that your child’s teacher is sharing can make up the 3-hour expectation. 

So, where can you find these projects? 

The district will be posting these projects on the WPS Extended Learning Website and our school’s website.  Additionally, they will be linked to the WPS newly developed app. I will also post them in the Virtual Backpack.

The PTG wanted me to let you know that they have put together an online Scholastic BookFair that begins tomorrow. Information about the Bookfair is found in the Virtual Backpack

Most importantly, we have created a special message for our students, we miss them all very much!  If you haven’t seen it yet, please visit the Virtual Backpack! As always, please reach out to me if you need anything.  My email address is scanlonm@worcesterschools.net. Stay well!

Mrs. Scanlon 

 

 

 

March 29, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

I hope this message finds you all well! Our partners at Hanover Insurance will be creating read aloud videos for our students. As they are created I will place them in the Virtual Backpack.

I continue to update our Virtual Backpack each week with information and resources. As always, please reach out to me if you need anything. My email address is scanlonm@worcesterschools.net.  Stay well!

WAMS Virtual Backpack March 26, 2020

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

March 22, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

I hope this message finds you all well! I have provided information about an opportunity from our partners at ST Math in the Virtual Backpack.  It is a free opportunity to bring ST Math home! Our students in grades K-2 have been learning with ST Math in school and love it! The ST Math home version has automatically been added to their accounts. Our families in grades 3-6 can now sign up for a free home-school version of ST Math.

Please reach out to me at scanlonm@worcesterschools.net should you have any questions, need help signing up or need assistance with anything else! 

WAMS Virtual Backpack March 19, 2020

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

I hope this message finds you all well!  Our school will be open tomorrow from 8 am -12 pm for families that need to pick up medication from the nurse.  The school will also be open on Tuesday from 10 am – 6 pm for any student that has something at school that they would like to have at home.  

We will be sending home learning packets to all families in the upcoming days.  This is in addition to the online resources that are shared on the WPS website. Teachers will be reaching out to you through their regular means of communication.  We want you to know that we are here to support you with anything you may need during this time away from each other. 

Most importantly, I hope you all are well and taking the necessary precautions to remain healthy during this trying time. Please reach out to me at scanlonm@worcesterschools.net should you have any questions.

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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