Message from the Superintendent | Weekly Events

Dear Wareham Families,
 
This week I hosted a “Coffee and Conversation” event at the Multiservice Center and had the pleasure of meeting with some leaders in the community who offer outstanding free resources to Wareham students and families.
 
Heidi Collins and Lucy Loureiro from the Southeast Center for Independent Living (SCIL) discussed the support they provide students with learning disabilities. From assistance with passing the driver’s permit test to offering paid internships, their programming affords many opportunities for students on IEPs and 504s. The contact information for SCIL is hcollins@secil.org or 508-679-9210.
 
Eleni Dupuis from the Wareham office of Women Infants and Children (WIC) handed out brochures and talked about the free food that many families of young children are entitled to if they meet the income eligibility requirements. This includes pregnant and breastfeeding mothers as well as teen mothers. Once again, WIC is providing vouchers for Farmer’s Market produce this spring and summer. To learn if you qualify for the free food vouchers, please contact Eleni at edupuis@healthimperatives.org.
 
Kathleen Wilbur from Seven Hills Behavioral Health Southeast Tobacco-Free Community Partnership runs free smoking cessation programs for adults in the area throughout the year. At the meeting, she gave examples of how the tobacco industry is marketing specifically to youth by packaging their products like candy, and by using bubblegum, grape, chocolate and other flavorings in their products. She will be presenting about this marketing ploy at the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren group in May. To find out more about these, or other related programs, contact Kathy at kmwilbur5@gmail.com or 774-634-3955.
 
Representing the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, were Kathleen Minnock, Site Manager and Yvonne Hitchens, LICSW. They have had their site in the Shaw’s plaza in Wareham for a year and offer comprehensive health services to families without a Primary Care Physician. They offer help for those without medical insurance as well. Their point of contact is Kathleen Minnock kathleenm@gnbchc.org or 508-742-3810.
 
In Wareham, we know that educating the whole child means making sure that all needs are addressed, including educational, emotional, behavioral, medical, vocational and nutritional. It’s often said that it takes a village to raise a child and I am honored to be part of such a pro-active and caring community.
 
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

Weekly Events


 
Reminder to all: No School – April 14th through 21st
 
Wareham High School
 
April 10th- WHS Booster meeting 6:oo p.m. WHS conference room
April 12th – Basketball game between WHS and WMS staff – 6:00 pm – H.S. gym
April 14th – No School
 
Wareham Middle School
Next week no events schedule
Upcoming events include:
April 25 & 26 – Grades 7&8 ELA MCAS
April 27 – School Council Meeting at 5:00 P.M.
April 27 – Grades 7&8 Gaming Tournament at 5:00 P.M. in the auditorium
 
Minot Forest Elementary
 
Monday, April 10
MCAS Grades 3 and 4
Elementary PTA meeting, 6:30 at Minot
Tuesday, April 11
MCAS Grades 3 and 4
Wednesday, April 12
MCAS Grade 3
Thursday, April 13
Chili’s restaurant fundraiser to support PTA
Friday, April 14
No School
 
John W. Decas Elementary
 
Monday, April 10
Elementary PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm at Minot 
Tuesday, April 11
JA in a Day, Grade 1 – Junior Achievement
Wednesday, April 12
STEAM Night, 6:00pm-7:00pm 
Thursday, April 13
Wampanoag Tribal Dancers, Grade K, 8:45am
Chili’s restaurant fundraiser to support PTA
Friday, April 14
No School