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NO School Friday - Staff Development Day

No school this Friday, September 30th.  It is Staff Development Day.

Today: 9/30/16
All Day: Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL

SRVEF Run for Education

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Have you signed up for the 33rd SRVEF

Run for Education yet?  

This year there is increased payouts for the schools. Help us meet our goal of 40% of student enrollment registered for the run! 

Please help support our school and keep us in the race! 

 

NEW INCENTIVE:   There is a new 72 hour promotion for the run. The incentive is quite good. Following are the details.

Beginning Wednesday, September 28th through Midnight on Friday, September 30

the top 3 schools with the highest % increase in runner registrations will receive:

 

$10,000 to spend on the fund-a-need of their choice

$5,000 to spend on the fund-a-need of their choice

$2,500 to spend on the fund-a-need of their choice

 

We are currently at 9.10%....lets raise that now!!!

 

Register now at  https://raceroster.com/events/2016/8439/the-run-for-education

 

Oct: 4-14: Online Auction

Oct: 15: Health & Wellness Expo at Iron Horse Middle school

Oct: 15: Mini Run (Pre-school) at Iron Horse Middle School

Oct: 16: Race Day! (5K Fun run, 5K or 10 K Timed run)

 

Not a runner? Not a problem! You can volunteer to earn points for the school. To volunteer at the event sign up at https://www.srvef.org/volunteer/default.aspx

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Online Auction for Education  - Bids open Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at www.SRVEF.org/Auction

 

Online Auction for Education October 4-14

The annual San Ramon Rotary Online Auction for Education is the largest funder of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation’s educator grants. Last year’s auction raised over $80,000 towards grants that funded innovative programs and technology for SRVUSD students.

The auction opens on October 4 at 10 a.m. and closes on October 14 at 10 p.m.

New this year! Everyone who bids will be entered to win the following great prizes!  

60" TV courtesy of San Ramon Rotary's Auction for Education

$500 shopping card to Target courtesy of Crow Canyon Orthodontics

A class party for up to 30 kids from Rockin Jump Dublin

Bids open Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at www.SRVEF.org/Auction

The drawing will be held on race day. Visit www.sanramonrotary.org for more information.

 

Find out more at the: https://www.srvef.org/TheRunForEducation/RaceInformation.aspx

Please email: mail2vaish@gmail.com with questions.

See you at the run!!

Fall Conferences - Minimum Days

Fall Conferences will be October 3-7.  WRMS will be on Minimum Day Schedule (8:10-11:40am) each day this week.

Because of limited space during Conference week, we are unable to meet with all students and their parents.  Conferences will be by invitation only.  Conference invitations were mailed out last week and a follow-up email sent today.   If you were not invited for a conference and would like to meet with a teacher, please contact the teacher directly.  If you are scheduled for a conference, please be sure to attend with your child.

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!

News

9/29/16

Meet San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s new Superintendent Rick Schmitt at our “Coffee with the Superintendent”. At this coffee, the Superintendent will share a little about his priorities, the District’s “Framework for Excellence” and his philosophy.  What Mr. Schmitt most appreciates is hearing from parents and one of his priorities is two-way communication. He always walks away from these meetings having learned new, interesting and important information.

 

The Superintendent will be meeting with every school parent community this fall. If you can’t make this event, check out details of other meetings listed at http://www.srvusd.net/coffeeswithsupt.

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9/28/16

To all WRMS students:

DVHS DECA is now launching a BOOST Program at WRMS. Standing for Business Occupation Oriented Student Training, the program teaches students real life skills focusing on business and entrepreneurship which can be applied to a variety of professions. Ranging from writing reports to learning interview skills, students will compete in monthly competitions allowing them to be recognized for their skill and hard work. 

Membership into the program includes: 

  • Weekly Training Sessions
  • 3 Mini Conferences
  • Guest Speakers
  • 2 Official DECA preparation books
  • Program Shirt
  • ID / Business Cards

An interest meeting is being held Thursday, September 29th at 3:05pm in the multi-purpose room. A parent interest meeting will be held October 6th at 6:30pm in the DVHS library. Attached is a flyer with more information about the program.  Teacher Flyer PDF.pdf

If you have any questions or concerns , please email rithikrajani@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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9/27/16

The annual San Ramon Rotary Online Auction for Education is the largest funder of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation’s educator grants. Last year’s auction raised over $80,000 towards grants that funded innovative programs and technology for SRVUSD students.

The auction opens on October 4 at 10 a.m. and closes on October 14 at 10 p.m.

New this year! Everyone who bids will be entered to win the following great prizes!  

60" TV courtesy of San Ramon Rotary's Auction for Education

$500 shopping card to Target courtesy of Crow Canyon Orthodontics

A class party for up to 30 kids from Rockin Jump Dublin

Bids open Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at www.SRVEF.org/Auction.

The drawing will be held on race day. Visit www.sanramonrotary.org for more information.

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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. 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

TECHNOLOGY

Dear Par­ent/Guardian,

As part of our commitment to ensuring that parents are aware of the technology we are using in our schools, I would like to share with you a list of the web-based programs used by both our school and District, including links to more information about these systems. Please know that over the past school year we have been reviewing the privacy policies of all of the programs that we use to ensure compliance with the Federal Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and other federal and state laws, and that we are doing everything we can to protect our student information.

SRVUSD takes security very seriously and has therefore taken every precaution to secure our student and parent information. In order to secure your personally identifiable information we utilize several security and privacy measures to prevent loss, theft, or misuse of any student or parent data. Please see our district web site for information about systems in use district-wide (www.srvusd.net/techforparents).

In addition to the district programs, our school has adopted the use of the following:

  • NewsELA
  • NoRedInk
  • Ed1Stop/Learn360
  • Spelling City (6th grade only)
  • Membean (8th grade only)

 

In some cases, teachers may use other apps or web-based teaching tools. Staff are asked to read the privacy policies prior to using them. In addition, beginning this year, teachers will be informing parents when they are using something that is not on one of the lists above.

In some cases, parents will be asked to sign a permission form before the student uses the technology. This will take place when the program requests cer­tain personally identifiable infor­ma­tion, gen­er­ally the student’s name, must be pro­vided to the web site or application oper­a­tor.  Under state and fed­eral law, some web­sites and apps must pro­vide parental noti­fi­ca­tion and obtain parental con­sent before col­lect­ing per­sonal infor­ma­tion from chil­dren under the age of 13.  The district will not knowingly use, with or without your consent, any program or service if the program or service sells or shares personally identifiable information beyond what is necessary to operate the program or service, in the case of a merger or acquisition, or as required by law.

You can learn more about online privacy by visiting San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s Digital Citizenship webpage (http://www.digitalsrvusd.net/).

Sincerely,

David Bolin

Principal

WRMS EdFund Update- Parent Letter


Dear Parents,

Our academic success doesn’t just happen. It reflects the concerted efforts of visionary administrators, superb teachers, a dedicated staff … and committed parents. Many parents have ...more

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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