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Message from Principal

April 11, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

This is a safety reminder to families that drop off students in the morning drop-off line.  Please remember to stay in the drop-off line and do not pass the vehicle in front of you.  Doing so creates a dangerous situation.  Practicing even a few extra seconds of patience will ensure the safety of our school community.  Thank you for your attention to this important safety concern.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

April 4, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

I would like to thank our entire community for a great first week of hybrid instruction.   I also want to make sure that everyone completes the survey from the district about full-time in-person instruction that will begin on May 3rd. On the survey, you will choose from two options, full-time in person or full-time remote.   The survey will be open from Monday, April 5th at 8:00 am and will close on Friday, April 9th at 6:00 pm.  Everyone should complete this survey so that we can plan for a safe return to full-time instruction. You can find the survey on the district website, teachers will be sharing the survey through Google classroom as well as Seesaw, and I have also shared the link to the survey in the Virtual Backpack. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

March 28, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

This week we begin to welcome our students back to school! Mr. James has put together a video to finally welcome our students back into the school building!  The video is located in the Virtual Backpack and teachers have shared it through Google Classroom and Seesaw.  Thank you, Mr. James!

The WAMS Hybrid Learning Plan is located on our school website. If you have any questions about the plan or our return to school please let me know by calling the school at 508-799-3575 or emailing me at [email protected]

Welcome Back!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

March 21, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

Families that have chosen the hybrid model are asked to fill out the Dismissal Plan Form that is located in the Virtual Backpack.  This information will assist us in planning a safe dismissal.   If you have any questions please call the school or email me at [email protected]  

Thank you,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

March 14, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

As we plan for our return to school, we are requesting to receive information regarding the dismissal procedure you are planning for your child that is returning for Hybrid Instruction.  A Dismissal Plan form is in the virtual backpack and teachers will be sending it through Google Classroom and Seesaw.  Please complete this short form so that we can continue to plan for a safe dismissal.   If you have any questions please call the school or email me at [email protected]  

Also, we hope you are planning on participating in the PTG’s Worcester Scavenger Hunt!  The details for the scavenger hunt are in the virtual backpack. There are many great prizes and this is a great way to have some family fun!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

March 7, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

Our Hybrid Opening Information Meeting is on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm.  The invitation with the link to the Google Meet is in the Virtual Backpack.

Our PTG’s Scavenger Hunt is up and running.  The details for the scavenger hunt are also in the Virtual Backpack. There are many great prizes and this is a great way to have some family fun.  Enjoy the Worcester Scavenger Hunt!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

February 28, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

We will be distributing student materials this week, Monday – Thursday from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Also, our PTG has put together an amazing opportunity for some family fun!  The event is a Worcester Scavenger Hunt and all the details about the event are in the Virtual Backpack.  We look forward to seeing you at Student Material Distribution this week!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

February 7, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

We will be holding a Worcester Arts Magnet Family Game Night, hosted by Mr. Manuel!  The Game Night is this Thursday evening at 7:00.  Everyone is invited to join. The Game Night is online and information on how to join is found in the Virtual Backpack.  We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

January 31, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

We have an exciting opportunity for all PreK – grade 6 students in Worcester Public Schools.  All 11,675 students will be receiving Science Practice Packets in the coming weeks. Worcester Arts Magnet students will be receiving their Science Packets the first week of March, when we have our 4th Student Material Distribution.

This project will ensure equitable access to all of our WPS students to engage in science teaching and learning.  All teachers and students in PreK-6 will engage in hands-on investigations along with their classmates for each unit in the 3rd and 4th quarter- about 7 per grade level.  

When you receive your materials from the school please ensure that students take care of the materials, they should not be used as toys until after the investigations are complete. All materials are yours to keep. 

Most importantly, please use the materials and use them in the manner instructed by the teacher and follow all safety guidelines included in each packet.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

January 24, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

The PTG continues to host a Virtual Book Fair this week! The information about the Book Fair is in our Virtual Backpack. Also, save the date, February 3rd at 11:35 am.  We have a special treat for all our WAMS students and families.  Author Jarrett Lerner will be reading to our students to celebrate World Reading Day.  Please check the Virtual Backpack this week for details and link.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

January 17, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

The PTG is hosting a Virtual Book Fair beginning this week! The information about the Book Fair is in our Virtual backpack which you can locate here,  WAMS Virtual Backpack. Thank you for your continued support.  If you need anything please call the school at 508-799-3575 or email [email protected].

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

January 10, 2021,

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

We will be distributing student materials Monday through Thursday this week.  Please stop by our school between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm to pick up student materials. Also, Please remember to check the virtual backpack for notices. The virtual backpack is updated weekly every Thursday. You can find the virtual backpack by visiting our school website at worcesterschools.org. This week you will find information on Square One Art and the Scholastic Virtual Book Fair as well as a fun activity to name our state dinosaur and the link to Miss. G’s lunchtime WOW.  

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

January 3, 2021

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year! As a follow up to the Superintendent’s message about synchronous instruction I would like to inform you about the following change for Fridays.  As you know, all of our students have been checking in with their home room teachers from 8:25 – 8:45 every Friday morning.  We will now be extending this time until 9:15.  This will give teachers and students an opportunity to a have full 45 minute period together for synchronous instruction every Friday morning.  We will begin this new schedule on Friday, January 15th.  All student schedules will be updated to reflect this change.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

December 20, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

We have two exciting Family Events for our entire school community to enjoy.  Hanover Theatre presents the Hip Hop Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol Reimagined staring our third grade student Michael from Mrs. Benoit’s class. The directions on how to access the shows is in the Virtual Backpack and teachers have also shared on Google Classroom and SeeSaw.  We hope you enjoy the shows!

On behalf of our entire faculty I would like to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season.  Our faculty has created a special message that is located in the Virtual Backpack and being shared on Google Classroom and SeeSaw as well!  

Take care over the break, we will see you soon!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

December 15, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

We look forward to having our students return to school Please help them get ready by making sure your children have the flu and other required vaccinations.

The next flu clinic is this Friday, December 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the cafeteria at Burncoat Middle School. Please follow the signs for parking. 

We hope to see you this Friday!

If your child has already had the flu vaccine and other required vaccinations, be sure to get the documentation to the school nurse right away!

Thank you,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

December 10, 2020

Worcester Technical High School is hosting a flu and vaccination clinic on this Friday, December 11, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please consider attending if your child needs the flu shot or updated vaccinations. To return to school, students must have a flu shot and their vaccinations up to date. 

Please make time to ensure your child is ready to come into school by making sure they have the required flu and vaccination shots. We look forward to having everyone ready to return. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

December 6, 2020

Miss G. has organized a series of sing-a long events during lunch and on Fridays for students in every grade.  The schedule of times for each grade is posted in the virtual backpack and had been shared on seesaw and google classrooms.  We thank Ms G. and hope you can stop by and enjoy!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2020

This is an important health message as we prepare to reopen school in the new year. 

Flu Clinics for students will be held this Friday, December 4, from 10:00, am to 2:00 pm at Gates Lane Elementary School, Doherty High School, and North High School. 

Gates Lane will offer the flu shot only. North High and Doherty High will offer the flu shot and other vaccines if your child needs them. 

We want to welcome all students back to school when we reopen. Please make sure your child has received the required flu shot and other vaccines. 

The flu vaccination is now required for all students by December 31. Only flu shots given between  September 2020 and  December 2020 will be accepted. If your child has already had the flu shot and other required vaccines, please submit the documentation by mail or dropping off at the school Monday through Thursday. 

Thank you very much for your attention to this important step as we prepare to reopen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 22, 2020

Miss G will be offering a sing-a-long during lunch for grades 1-4.  Look for additional grades to be added shortly.  A detailed flyer is in the Virtual Backpack.

Thank you for your donations for our food drive!  We appreciate your support!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

November 15, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

This week we will be holding a Food Drive to support our local community.  Please join us as we Give Thanks and Give Back to our community.   There is a basket in front of the school that you can drop off the non-perishable food we are collecting. A detailed flyer is in the Virtual Backpack with the times for drop off.

Also, the PTG election for new Board members is underway and the ballot is a google form that you can find in the Virtual Backpack.

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

November 8, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,


The PTG will be holding an election for President, Vice President, and Treasurer. Please consider joining the PTG and putting your name in for one of these positions. A notice with more details is in the Virtual Backpack.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

November 1, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

We are having our second student material distribution this week from 9:00 am-2:00 pm.  Please stop by the school to pick up your child’s materials. 

Also, teachers will be holding parent-teacher conferences this month.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher to sign up for a conference. Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

October 25, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

We will be holding a second student material distribution beginning on Friday, October 30th, and running through Friday, November 6th.  Please come to the school on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.  A flyer with all the information is in the Virtual Backpack. We have also added a WAMS Virtual Nurse’s office that Nurse Liza will update on a regular basis.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

October 18, 2020

Dear Worcester  Arts Families,

The PTG fundraiser, Cherrydale, is running a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card.  All families that have registered their child and have an order in their child’s name by Monday, October 19th will be entered into the raffle.  The details about how to enter this raffle and place a Cherrydale order are found in the Virtual Backpack on our school website at worcesterchools.org.  Good Luck and thank you for participating in our fundraiser.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

October 11, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

On Thursday, October 15th  there is a Fundraiser taking place for SOFA, Support Our Fine Arts.  The information about the event can be found in our Virtual Backpack , at worcesterschools.org .  Please consider supporting this event. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

October 4, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

This is Mrs. Scanlon reminding you to check our school website for the updated Virtual Backpack and Calendar.  Every Thursday the Virtual Backpack is updated with new information. This week you will find the PTG fundraiser information in the Virtual Backpack as well as a message from Nurse Liza.   Please check it out at worcesterschools.org.  On our calendar, for this week you will find the link to our School Governance Council Meeting as well. Thank you for your continued collaboration with remote learning.  We are so thankful for your support!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

September 27, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Magnet,

I hope you all are well.  I am calling to let you know that the PTG is running an online fundraiser.  The information about the Fundraiser is in our Virtual backpack.  Every Thursday the Virtual Backpack is updated with notices.  You can find the Virtual Backpack on our school website at worcesterschools.org. If you have difficulty locating it please email me at [email protected] or call the school for assistance. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

September 20, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

I would like to thank our families and students for your patience and cooperation this past week.  Overall we had a wonderful first week of school and are hopeful that the few technical issues we encountered have been resolved.  This week we will be holding a Virtual Know Your School Night on Thursday, September 24th from 6 pm -8 pm through Google Meet.  You will find the information for the evening in our Virtual backpack by visiting our school website at  worcesterschools.org.  Teachers will also be sharing this information through their SeeSaw and Google Classrooms.  I would also like to remind you that weekly notices are posted in the Virtual Backpack every Thursday. Once again, thank you for the wonderful start to our school year and we look forward to seeing you on-line Thursday evening.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

September 13, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

We welcome our students and families back to school this Tuesday, September 15th! We welcome our PreK and Kindergarten students back to school on Thursday, September 17th.

Every student in grades 2-6 has been invited to join their teacher’s Google Classroom.  Every student in grades PreK and Kindergarten have been invited to join their teacher’s SeeSaw classroom.  Please make sure your student has accepted this request. Once you have accepted the invitation to join the classroom look for the schedule that has been posted.  This schedule contains an individualized plan for each day with links that lead your student directly to their teacher.  It is a one-stop document that we hope you will find helpful.   If you experience difficulty logging into class on the first day of school please do not hesitate to call the school at 508-799-3575 or email me at [email protected].   We are here to support you!  Best Wishes for a wonderful first week of school. We look forward to seeing our student’s smiling faces!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

September 6, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

On Thursday, September 10th, we will be distributing Student Materials from 9 am – 2 pm.  When you come to the school follow the sign that will direct you to the front door of the school.  No need to get out of your car.  We will deliver materials to you.

Also, Pre-K and Kindergarten iPads are available for pick up if you need one.  These iPads are older iPads as we wait for the new iPads to be delivered.  If you have a Pre-K or Kindergarten student and need an iPad you may come to the school between the hours of 9 am – 1 pm Tuesday or Wednesday this week.  

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

August 30, 2020

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at WAMS! On September 15, 2020, we will all be together again. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students will join us on September 17, 2020. As we plan for a beginning unlike any of us have experienced, we want you to know that we will continue to ensure that your children are receiving an exceptional education.  We promise to ensure that every child will feel connected every day.  We promise that every child will be challenged by new learning experiences every day and we promise that we are here to support your child and you as we all navigate this school year together. 

In the past, you have received a welcome letter from your child’s new teacher.  This year our teachers will be calling each student in their class to welcome them to our new school year. On September 8th, your child will receive a call from their teacher.  If you miss the call, do not worry.  Your child’s teacher will call back or leave a message with a number they can be reached at.  Also, please plan on a school supply distribution day on September 11th from 9am-2pm.

As you remember, our school had a small fire in June.  We were very fortunate that the damage was limited to a small area in and near Miss P’s Drama room.  Miss P did lose her carpet and some books.  The roof, ceiling, and flooring in that area needed to be replaced.  The air in the building was scrubbed, and the Drama room and hallway will soon have a fresh coat of paint.  

We have new staff members this year!  We also have a staff member with a new name!  Our Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Arlabosse got married this summer and is now Mrs. Houle!  We welcome Carmen Rivera Martinez as our School Adjustment Counselor and  Melina Raniolo as our Learning DIsabilities teacher. They are both eager to begin their work at WAMS and look forward to meeting you. We also will say goodbye to Mrs. Manuel, who is retiring after a very long career as our Music teacher.  We wish her health and happiness! 

Chromebooks have been distributed to all students that indicated a need.  If you are in need of a Chromebook for your student please let us know by calling the school at 508-799-3575 or emailing me at [email protected]. Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be receiving iPads at a date to be determined by the district.  

Enjoy the last couple of weeks of summer!  We are looking forward to welcoming our students and families!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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