Message from Principal

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 scanlonm@worcesterschools.org 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 scanlonm@worcesterschools.net.   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 scanlonm@worcesterschools.net. 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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