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WRMS Weekly Update 11.11.23

WRMS Weekly Update 11.11.23
WRMS Staff

Hello West Rocks! I hope you are having a nice Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We thanked our staff that are veterans on Thursday – Mr. Keeling, Mr. McKinney, and Mr. Gautier. Thank you to all of our veterans. With service in mind, we have our annual Fall Clean-up and Planting tomorrow morning (Sunday, Nov 12) 9am-12pm at West Rocks. We will pick up garbage, clean-up the leaves, weeds and other growth, plant a few perennials, and generally make the school look great! All members of the community are invited. All students can earn 3 service hours and there will be a sign-in sheet. Students can also come for a portion of the time if that is all that they are available. Families and staff are also welcome to come pitch in. We are only a few days away from the 2023 Sport-a-Thon! As you can see from the picture, we are 62% to our goal! The race is neck and neck for the highest homeroom and individual fundraiser. All students will participate on this Friday, Nov 17. Students that raise at least $10 get an extra 30 minutes! Our Sport-a-Thon includes multiple inflatables, a rock-climbing wall, Gaga Pit, games on the turf, and more! T-minus 5 school days! Let’s go WRMS! Have a great week and hope to see you tomorrow morning for the clean-up! The weather looks perfect! Adam Reynolds Principal, West Rocks Middle School PS. As a faculty, we have focused on utilizing Parent Square as our primary form of communication with families. Please download the app, take advantage of the “appreciate” heart (teachers are looking for those! 😊), and the comment function to easily have a conversation with staff.


Sport-a-Thon Update

Currently, we’re at $9,351.00! We’re only 62% to goal! 

The scratch tickets were a hit this week at lunch! We will be having one more prize day on Wednesday, Nov. 15th at lunch. Students who have turned in a donation of $10 or more will be eligible to spin the prize wheel. Spin to win a great prize! Our Sport-a-thon event will take place on Friday, Nov 17. To earn extra time at the event, students must have raised $10 or more. All students will participate, so dress appropriately for outdoors. Let's work together to make our goal of $15,000!

Holiday Food Drive

The WRMS Student Council and NJHS are hosting our annual holiday food drive until this Wednesday, Nov. 15th. We will be collecting nonperishable items in each homeroom. The homeroom with the most items will win a pizza party. We will also be collecting new socks to be donated to those in need this winter. Please see the flyer for more information. Funds from the Sport-a-thon will go towards purchasing gift cards to accompany the food baskets. Please reach out to Ms. Nicholson (, Ms. DiCerbo (, Ms. Powell (, or Ms. Golding ( for more information. 

Family STEM Night @ WRMS When: December 6, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Where: Verizon Innovative Learning Lab Room 188 What: Hands-on fun for the whole family including rockets, science experiments, STEM mural, coding games, prizes and more!  Why: Fun for the whole family!

More: Take Home Handout – will be provided to families for extended learning that includes a career connection, background connection, and STEM apps


Quarter 1 Report Cards and Comments

Q1 grades and comments will be finalized this Thursday, November 16 in PowerSchool. Families will have access to view final Q1 Grades and comments in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. We will NOT distribute hardcopies of the Q1 report card. If you need access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact your child’s counselor or the main office.
Q2 is now underway. Attendance, grades, and contact information is available in the PowerSchool Parent and Student Portals.

Yearbook Cover Contest

Entries due by: Friday December 15th, 2023 We are inviting all West Rocks Middle School students to design the front cover of our 2023-24 yearbook. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges. Leave your artistic mark behind in West Rocks History! Contact Dr. Fox for more information ( See the full contest form: 

Intramurals Congratulations to our travel hockey and football teams on a great fall season. Our football team lost a hard-fought battle to Nathan Hale in the championship this week. We are continuing our other programs such as our math team and cross country (for a few more weeks)! Stay tuned for more offerings in the winter. Please direct questions to our athletic director Ms. Holly Cammarota (


  • PTA Election Day bake sale was a huge success. Thank you to all who volunteered, baked and donated!
  • Garden Catering November gift card fundraiser; PTA receives 25% of sales
  • Save the Date: West Rocks at Bridgeport Islanders Game 1/27
  • Next PTA meeting Nov. 15th @ 6:30

Important Upcoming Dates November 12 Fall Clean-up and Planting 9am-12pm November 15 PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm; SGC Meeting @ 7:15 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary – this is open to the public if you would like to attend; Advisory lesson in extended homeroom for students November 16 90-minute early dismissal for students (1:20pm) November 17 Sport-a-Thon! Who will be our top fundraiser? Which homeroom and which grade level? How many students raise at least $10 for the extra time? November 22 2-hour early dismissal (12:50pm) November 23 Thanksgiving! What are you grateful for?