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Drop Off/Pick Up: Helpful Hints

Thank you to all the drivers at WRMS for showing patience and courtesy to other drivers. Here are some hints that may lighten traffic and stress on adults.

  1. There is only 1 right hand turn lane into the parking lot  from E. Branch Pkwy coming from Bollinger Canyon Pkwy (if unable to enter, go up to 2nd light, make u-turn, then left turn into parking lot).
  2. Arrive closer to 3PM- the parking lot is full by 2:40 and cars won't move until kids are dismissed at 2:45.
  3. The parking lot was open and easy to enter at 2:58 on Wednesday, August.  Your children are safe while waiting in the shady areas in front of our school.
  4. Please carpool or encourage students to walk/ride a bike, scooter, or skateboard to and from school.WRMS_dropoff_pickup.gif

Important Dates

 

August 15th-1st day of school, 8:10-11:40am

August 17th- Picture day in the gym

August  19th - 2:15-3:00pm - 6th Grade WEB Social for all WEB attendees

August 25th - Destination Imagination Info Meeting, 7pm - MPR

August 31st -Back to School Night, 7pm (6th grade)

September 1st - Back to School Night, 7pm (7th &8th grade)

September 12th -PTSA meeting & ice cream social, 7pm

September 12th - GATE Parent Night 6pm

Picture Re-take Day is October 12th

WRMS Picture day was August 17th.  If you missed it, please come to the MPR October 12th during your lunchtime to have your picture taken.  You will receive your Student ID at this time.  If you had your picture taken on Aug 17th, ordered pictures and do not like them, please come to the MPR during your lunchtime to have your picture re-taken.    Click here for order form or go directly to http://www.ciphotoca.com/prepay for ordering (search by school, select packages, then check out.)

 

Prepay and receive a free family portrait session!

Today: 8/24/16

Destination Imagination

WHEN:     Information Meeting: August 25th, 7:00pm

WHERE:  WRMS MPR

WHO:       Parents AND students should attend

 

Destination Imagination (DI) is a small group, creative problem solving, after school activity that invites student teams from all over the world to solve challenges. DI promotes teamwork, critical thinking, project management, STEM and performing arts. Teams of up to 7 children solve 2 types of challenges through the year.

  1. A Central Challenge: involving a technical, structural or theatrical oriented problem taking months to solve.
  2. Instant Challenges: stimulating their ability to think quickly and creatively with only minutes to prepare.

In February, teams present their solutions at a regional tournament held in Dublin.

Destination Imagination is a parent volunteer program. Teams need parent volunteers called "Team Managers" to facilitate the groups of up to 7 students. Free training is provided.  Groups meet with their "Team Manager/s" for an hour a week from October to February. The specific time, day & place is negotiated between the participants of each group.

For more information please attend:
Information Meeting – WRMS MPR Aug. 25th, 7pm

We will explain how the program works & model an Instant Challenge. Then put teams together. Bring your child to the meeting.

 

More info:     

VC Flier.doc 

DI Flier .doc

www.DestinationImagination.org

 http://www.caldi.org/regions/bestofthebayregion/

WRMS EdFund Update- Parent Letter


Dear Parents,

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8/24/16

Dougherty Station Library

Welcomes you to a New School Year!

 

Dear Students and Parents:

 

Staff members at Dougherty Station look forward to assisting you in the use of the library.   We are here to help you find information for homework assignments and to provide books, magazines, and other materials that are interesting and fun to read.  You can help us meet your needs successfully by understanding and following library rules.  To help you be a successful library user we suggest that you:

 

Understand and follow the Patron Conduct Policy.  The essential behavior, while using the library, is consideration of other library users.  The choice to follow behavior standards will allow you to stay in the library. The choice not to follow the standards will bring the consequence of being asked to leave the library.  The Patron Conduct Policy is available on our website at ccclib.org.  If your child is coming to the library, you need to read and understand the library’s rules and expectations.

 

Get a library card.  It’s free and gives you access to library resources.  You need a library card to use our computers and reserved textbooks.


Do not eat or drink in the library:  Because of damage to library material and furnishings and an ongoing issue with mice and other pests, food is not allowed in the library. Beverages, with a cap, are acceptable.  All other food and drink are unacceptable. Library staff will ask you to leave immediately if you violate this rule.

 

Parents, please consider how your child can be successful in the library.  The library experiences problems and safety issues when middle-schoolers are sent to the library after school each day.   During this time, peer pressure and boredom create unacceptable situations and inappropriate behavior, resulting in an environment in which others are unable to read, study or enter and exit comfortably.   Be clear about your expectations regarding their behavior.  The library will enforce the Patron Conduct Policy and students will be asked to leave if problems arise.   

 

Do not designate the Dougherty Station Library or DSL parking lot as your student’s pick-up location.  This practice creates safety concerns for pedestrians and causes unnecessary traffic congestion.  Students who are waiting inside the library for their ride, tend to congregate by the front door, or run in and out of the library, and are often loud and disruptive.   This activity impedes our ability to serve other library customers. 

 

We appreciate you working with us to create a positive library experience for all. Please feel free to talk with any staff member about the use of the facilities, equipment and materials of the library.  Library staff can be contacted at 925 973 3380.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nancy Kreiser                                                                                       Erica Thatcher

Senior Community Library Manager                             Librarian – Teen Services

San Ramon Libraries                                                   

San Ramon Libraries

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8/23/16

Attention Parents – Are you interested in becoming more involved with Windemere Ranch Middle School?  We are looking for two (2) parents to serve on the School Site Council.  This is a two (2) year term.  The meetings are typically held the last Thursday of each month 7:15am-8:00am.   The School Site Council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employee, and students that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets.

If you are interested in serving on the Site Council or have questions, please e-mail Mr. Dave Bolin at dbolin@srvusd.net by Monday, August 29th.   If more than two (2) parents are interested, we will have a ballot vote at Back to School night. Thank you! 

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Principal's Welcome Message

“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.”
James A. Lovell, Apollo Astronaut


Staff, students, and parents partner together to make things happen at Windemere Ranch Middle School. Since we opened in August of 2005, our students have consistently achieved outstanding scores on state exams placing WRMS in the top one percent of California middle schools. We have twice been recognized as a California Distinguished School, once as a National Blue Ribbon School, and most recently this spring we were recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School.  I am proud that the learning environment here inspires students to do their very best.

Our website is both user-friendly and informative. If you are a parent or student, you will discover more detailed information when you log into your Schoolloop account using the login button located on the left of this homepage. One of my personal goals is to make certain this website is an effective communication tool so that everyone connected to WRMS is well informed about all the activities on campus. Please explore this site and look for updates and pertinent material. You will find that the quick links sidebar connects you to SRV district news and Common Core California State Standards.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me. I want to work together with you throughout your child’s time at WRMS to ensure the best possible experience for them. We are good at what we do because our combined efforts encourage students to meet, and even surpass, each and every one of their goals. I urge you to come and help us make things happen at this exceptional California middle school.


Warm Regards,
Dave Bolin, Principal

 

Mission Statement

All students will learn at high levels and become responsible, productive citizens.

Important Numbers

Main line: 925-479-7400

Attendance line: 925-479-7470

Fax: 925-479-7469

Office Hours: M-F 7:30am- 4pm

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