Announcements 12/10/14

Attention Middle School Parents:

We are seeing many students absent or sick at school with flu-like symptoms and stomach bugs. Children returning to school should be free of fever and have had no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours.  Please help keep the other students and staff healthy by ensuring that your child is well enough to return to class.


Attention 8th Grade Parents – The final payment for the optional 8th grade Chicago trip is due Friday, December 12th.  go to the following attachments for more information – Chicago Letter #2 2015Suggested Chicago Packing List 15Travel Cancellation Protection 2015Trip Payment Form #2




Dear Parents,

The Wyoming Middle School staff has been working hard to ensure that the transition back to Wyoming Middle School will be as smooth as possible.  We cannot thank you enough for your flexibility and continued support during construction.  I also would like to thank your children for exceeding our expectations.

I am excited to tell you that we are on time and will begin to move on December 19th.  We will welcome our students to the new WMS on Tuesday January 6th.  As we prepare for the move, you may see boxes in classrooms and in the office.  We appreciate your understanding as the move gets closer.

On December 11th and December 15th, we plan to walk our students to WMS to begin the transition with them.  It is very important that we help our students become as comfortable as possible with the move.  Our 7th– 8th grade students will tour the middle school on December 11th during 2nd – 4th period.  Our 5th– 6th grade students will tour the middle school on December 15th from 8:20 – 10:35.   We plan to allow students to visit classrooms and other important areas of the building.

We are asking that you click the following link to complete the digital permission slip.  Please complete the permission slip no later than Tuesday, December 9th.

Our middle staff will walk with students.  Students will be supervised and we will remind them to stay on the sidewalk and crosswalks.  The Wyoming Police also plan to be present while students are walking on Burns and Wyoming Avenue.

Over the next few weeks, we will be sending email and blog communications with many more details about the move and transition back to Wyoming Middle School.  I have attached a timeline for your convenience.

After the grade level tours, the building will not be open to the general public, students or parents until January 6th.  We appreciate your understanding as we try to make the building as comfortable as possible for our students.

If you would like to see pictures and updates, please follow me on twitter at and/or the WMS Construction blog at

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility!



Michael Overbey
Wyoming Middle School



  • December 11th
    • 7th/8th Grade Tour
  • December 15th
    • 5th/6th Grade Tour
  • December 15th
    • Detailed FAQ sent to parents via blog and email
  • Week of December 15th
    • Students should be taking personal items home with guidance from teachers
  • December 19th
    • All personal student items should be taken home
  • December 19th, 20th and 22nd
    • WMS Move
  • December 23rd
    • First day staff is allowed in the new facility
  • December 24th-26th
    • Building is closed to staff
  • December 27th-31st
    • Building is open to staff
  • January 1st-2nd
    • Building is closed to staff
  • January 3rd-4th
    • Building is open to staff
  • January 5th
    • Official Staff Work Day
    • WMS students do not have school but other divisions are in session
  • January 6th
    • First Day of School in the new WMS!
    • Cowboy Camp/Pep Rally
  • January 10th
    • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


*The building will not be open to the general public, students or parents until January 6th.  We appreciate your understanding as we try to make the building as comfortable as possible for our students.



It’s Time to Purchase a Yearbook!  If you would like to purchase a yearbook for your child, go to

  • Cost is $25 now through 12/31/14
  • After 12/31/14 the cost is $30
  • Sale ends on 1/30/15


December concerts at the Pendery Center:

·      Tuesday, December 9, Middle School Strings, 7pm
·      Thursday, December 11, High School Holiday Showcase, 7:30pm
·      Monday, December 15, Middle School Band, 7pm
·      Tuesday, December 16, Middle School Choir, 7pm




This Sunday is LaRosa’s PSA day!   Why not alleviate some of the holiday stress and let LaRosa’s do the cooking for you!  LaRosa’s will donate 10% of your purchase back to the Wyoming Parent School Association (PSA).  All monies go directly to the PSA, and are used for some amazing stuff for your kids.  Be sure to print out the attached flyer and submit it with your payment at time of purchase!  Thanks again for your support, and have a Joyous Holiday Season! Follow this link for the flyer LaRosa’s PSA flyer.


Have you signed up for your Kroger Community Rewards yet?  NOW is the perfect time to do so!   Lots of great savings are coming your way.  Right now, thru the holiday season, Kroger is offering 4x the fuel points on select gift cards.  Gift cards make the perfect holiday gift for folks on your shopping list, and with the large selection to choose from, you can find something for everyone!

Ready to learn how to save big at Kroger, AND support your school?  It’s simple.  First, go to the link below and follow the instructions to set up your Kroger Community Rewards.  (No more carrying a separate card, now Community Rewards are linked to your Kroger Plus Card!)  Once you have enrolled, start shopping!  But wait, here’s a few simple hints to help you save more.

#1 Did you know you can now load coupons onto your Kroger Plus card?  Go to, log in, click on “savings”, then click on digital coupons!  It’s that easy!  But wait, there’s more!

#2 Did you also know that you earn fuel points on things like gift cards?  Right now, through the holiday season Kroger is offering FOUR X the fuel points on gift cards (with the exception of pre-paid gift cards).   Gift cards make excellent holiday gifts for friends and family.  Don’t forget to pick a few up for yourself, too!

#3 All this savings power is awesome, but did you know that for each and every dollar you spend, Kroger in turn donates a portion of that money to your school?  Kroger will donate up to $4,000,000 a year to neighborhood schools and organizations.  Be sure to register for the Community Rewards Program, AND be sure to enter your Kroger Rewards Program # each and every time you shop.

Phew!  I think that about covers it.  Happy Shopping!  If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.  Have a great holiday season!

Laura Connock, Odds & Ends Committee


5th Grade Holiday Party – Beginning next Monday, each 5th grade homeroom will have a box to collect  dental hygiene products to be given to Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing for distribution to those in need.


6th Grade Holiday Party

Wyoming Middle School 6th grade students will be making gifts during the holiday party on Friday, December 19th for families who are “displaced” and staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

The 6th Grade students will be assembling “take away  snack bags” and a small snowman ornament for the families of children staying at the Ronald McDonald House. The bags will contain a small snack and water bottle for the parents many trips back and forth between the house and hospital to help defer the cost of vending snacks. The small snowman ornament will be an added gift to the family. At the end of the party, the 6th grade should have a total of 155 take away bags to share!

We are requesting a $5.00 cash donation from each student to cover the cost of the materials.  However, any donation will be greatly appreciated and students will participate in the project whether or not  they donate money.  Please send in your $5.00 cash donation to your child’s homeroom teacher no later than Wednesday, December 17.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or your child’s homeroom parent. Thank You!

Sandy Vanatsky, 6th grade PAC Rep, 513-328-2278 or



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