September 15th Parent Message
Below are some important announcements from Wake Forest Middle School.
Due to the days of school we missed for the hurricane, iReady testing has been moved to September 16th and 17th. If your child is testing please encourage them to bring headphones to school. The headphones should have an input to insert into a computer (Airpods will not work). Students not participating in the testing will be provided an enrichment lesson in another classroom.
Fall Open House
Open House will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00 – 6:30. This will be a free-flowing event similar to our Meet the Teacher event and Cougar Camp held in August, where parents can informally stop by their child's classrooms to meet the teachers and find out about the curriculum taught in each subject area.
The WFMS PTSA will also be hosting a “Meet the Principal” event from 4:30 - 5:00 prior to the Open House. Light snacks will be provided during the “Meet the Principal” event which will be held in the cafeteria.
EL Curriculum Support Resources
Information is available for parents about EL Education on our website. This information provides an overview of Middle School ELA for families with students in grades 6 – 8 and can be accessed by clicking below:
Back to School Dance
The Athletics Booster Club will host a “Back to School” Dance on Friday, September 27th in the cafeteria from 2:45 - 4:30. Tickets are $5 and will be sold during lunch on 9/26 and 9/27. Students attending the dance will need to be picked up no later than 5:00pm.
Announcements are made, starting at 4pm, for students to call their rides. All WCPSS and WFMS expectations and policies apply at dances. Students should arrange to be picked up within 30 minutes after a dance. If students are not picked up on time, they may lose the privilege to attend future after-school activities.
If a student owes a fee/fine for any reason to WCPSS, they will not be sold a ticket to attend any extra-curricular event, including dances, until they have paid their fee/fine.
Allergies & Snacks
Students in our school often have allergies due to specific foods. Many are life threatening. We ask that you refrain from sending snacks to be consumed in a classroom, caused by specific foods (e.g. peanuts), as they could cause a potential health concern for other students.
Agendas & Smart Block
Smart Block has officially started and students without agendas are required to stay with their core 1 teacher if they do not have their agenda. If your child has not purchased an agenda yet, you may do so online by accessing the link on the parents tab of the WFMS website located at https://www.wcpss.net/domain/12204. If the agenda is purchased or has been purchased online, your student may pick it up in the main office. Agendas are also being sold in the front office for $5.00. Your child is ultimately responsible for their agenda and if they lose it, they will need to purchase another one.
“A Journey Worth Remembering” – WFMS 2019-20 Yearbook
The 2019-2020 WFMS Yearbook “A Journey Worth Remembering” is currently available for pre-purchase for $25.00. Visit https://tinyurl.com/WFMS1920Yearbook for more information and to pre-purchase.
Child Nutrition Information
Please review your student’s id number with them if they are planning to buy lunch at school. Students will not have access to any means to warm-up lunch items, so please be mindful of this when packing a lunch for your student.
Information regarding school lunches can be accessed at www.MySchoolApps.com. Parents may submit money for their student’s account, as well as access information regarding free/reduced lunch. If you have questions, please reach out to the school for assistance.
If you are interested in helping with the PTSA this year, please contact PTSA President Emily Hodgeman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information for membership and spirit wear can be located at https://www.wfms-ptsa.com.
8th Grade Announcement – Washington, D.C. Field Trip
Our 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Washington, D.C. The field trip is April 16 - 17, 2020. In order to attend the field trip, students and chaperones must reserve a spot on the trip by paying $50 by October 30th. You may pay online, by check to WFMS or in cash. Checks or cash may be turned into your child's homeroom teacher. If you pay online, your child's name is automatically recorded. If you plan to chaperone, please also pay $50 by October 30th and email Mrs. Clemens that you plan to chaperone. The total cost of the field trip will be determined after the October 30th deadline. The trip is estimated to be $200 - $250. The $50 deposit will be deducted from the total payment. Any questions may be directed to Mrs. Clemens at email@example.com.
If you would like to donate money to financially assist students to attend the Washington, D.C. field trip, you may make a donation in any amount. Donations can be made by check to WFMS or in cash. Please indicate that the payment is a donation. Any donation will be greatly appreciated to help send students who cannot pay part or any of this expense. All donations are reported to the county, but donations of $25.00 or more will be acknowledged with an official letter from Wake County that can be used for a deduction for tax purposes.
8th Grade Announcement – 8th Grade T-Shirts
8th grade students may purchase a t-shirt if they choose. T-shirts are on sale through September 19th. Shirts may be ordered online by visiting https://wfms2019.itemorder.com.
Stay Connected with WFMS and WCPSS
WFMS uses a variety of means to communicate with families throughout the year. Have you signed up to receive email and text alerts from Wake Forest Middle School, Dr. Bradford, and WCPSS? Learn more about it visiting https://t.co/UCriD8w1i4. Remember to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/wakeforestms), Twitter (@WakeForestMS), and Instagram (wakeforestms) for updates and announcements throughout the school year.
In addition, we will be sharing information in the coming days regarding a new communication method for teachers to have more direct contact with parents throughout the year. Please be on the lookout for this information and new platform.
Upcoming Events @ Wake Forest Middle School
September 18th – Girls Soccer & Volleyball vs. Leesville Middle (4:00pm)
September 19th – Meet the Principal/PTSA Event – 4:30pm – 5:00pm)
September 19th – Fall Open House (5:00pm – 6:30pm)
September 24th – Girls Soccer & Volleyball vs. Zebulon Middle (4:00pm)
September 26th – Football vs. Zebulon Middle (4:00pm)
September 27th – “Back to School” Dance hosted by Athletics Boosters (2:45pm – 4:30pm)
September 30th – Teacher Workday (no school for students)