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Our Mission: We believe that education is a partnership with
responsibility shared by all: school, family, students, and community.
All individuals shall be provided a safe, positive environment
where they may reach their full potential as responsible citizens.
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Welcome to John C Thomas Middle School
Home of the Warriors

EMPLOYMENT
Current Openings:
Para-Educator
School-Based Therapist

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360-849-6009


School Closures and Delays
Have a Great Summer!
School Resumes
Tuesday, September 3

Posted 6/18/2019 5:54:48 PM
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2019-2020 School Calendar

Icon: School Lunch Menu - What's for Lunch? This Month's
Lunch Menu & Prices

How to Qualify for
Free/Reduced
Priced Meals for
the 2018-2019 School Year


Late Start Thursdays
Starting Thursday, Sept 5th
K-8 Doors Open: 9:05a
Grades K-8 Start: 9:30a

All Other Days K-8 starts at 8:30a
(Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri)

Middle School Bell Schedule

Not-to-Miss
Middle School Events


Get Ready for Fall!
Download the Middle
School Supplies List

 
Image: The Warriors at JC Thomas Middle School, Cathlamet, WA Warrior Sports
Fall sports practices start mid-August!
Don't Forget to
Submit Your Paperwork

Go Warriors!

Next PTO Meeting
Usually at 3:30 on the
2nd Monday of the month
Elementary Library

K-8 PTO
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K-8 PTO Needs You!
The PTO needs parents, community friends, and teachers help run activities and fundraisers in support of our kids.
To volunteer, contact the PTO by email at jaw.pto@gmail.com.

Looking for Childcare for
Late-Start Thursdays?

Contact the
St. James Family Center,
for more information.

Upcoming District Events

School Board Meetings
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August 20
5:30pm, HS Library

 
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Fall Sports
Practices Start Soon!
Football: Aug 21
Volleyball: Aug 26
Cross-Country: Aug 26

Photo: Don't Forget to Get Your Annual Physical This Summer! Mules and
Warrior Athletes

Get Your Physicals This Summer!
GO MULES AND WARRIORS!!!

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WATCH GAMES LIVE
Re-play Previous Games/Events on the WSD YouTube Channel
Learn More About the
WSD Broadcasting Club

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Photo: View of the Entrance to the John C Thomas Middle School, Cathlamet, WA

John C Thomas Middle School serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Wahkiakum County and is located on a bluff in Cathlamet, Washington, overlooking the Lower Columbia River.

The Latest News
from Our Principal, Nikki Reese

Welcome Back! School starts Tuesday, September 3

Image: Back to School Information, Wahkiakum Elementary and Middle Schools, Cathlamet, WA Time to get ready! Here's the Middle School Supply List

NOTE: 6th Graders need a TDAP Booster Shot - Learn more about immunizations your child might need.

If you'd like to donate to support our families in need, contact the School Office (360-795-3261) to confirm what supplies we still need. And... cash donations to our "school supply" fund are also welcome. Thank you!

Athletes—Don't Forget to Get Your Annual Sports Physical This Summer!
Fall sports practices start mid-August!

Photo: Athlete's - Don't Forget to Get Your Annual Physical This Summer! All new and returning Warrior and Mule athletes must visit a doctor or health care provider this summer and submit a completed Physical Examination Form PLUS all other fees and forms related to their sport in order to be qualified to participate in Wahkiakum School District sports programs.

Logo Image: Skyward Family and Student Access - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family and Student Access is a program which allows parents and students to check the student's grades, attendance, and lunch account from home on their computer or via a smartphone app. Parents are also be able to see if their child has missing assignments and can email their teachers.

If you haven't signed up for Family Access, please come by the office and get a sign up form. It only takes a minute to give you and your student access.

Our Amazing School Garden

Image: Elementary School Garden Entry Gate - Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA The Wahkiakum School Garden, started on Earth Day 2014, provides K-5 students the opportunity every week to learn about how to grow fruits and vegetables from seed to harvest. The garden program includes lessons in composting and recycling, as well as lessons in nutrition and making healthy food choices. These activities integrate Common Core and Next Gen Science Standards and include literature, art, and social studies.

We welcome new volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please call Robin Westphall at 707-672-5609 or e-mail her at rwestphall@wahksd.k12.wa.us

Annual events include the ever-popular Harvest Festival in October and the Mother's Day Plant Sale in May. We look forward to adding additional family activities this spring.

The Garden staff is comprised of a former Dept of Health Americorps member, a Master Gardener/Composter, a WSU Nutrition Educator, and a retired classroom teacher. Community support and sponsors include: Cathlamet Building Materials, Wahkiakum County Dept. of Health, Anderson Shake, Bank of the Pacific, Willapa Hills Audubon Society, Wal-Mart (Longview), WSU Extension, and Lower Columbia School Gardens.

On-Going Middle School Fundraisers

Image: Fred Meyer Community Rewards Fundraiser Supports the J A Wendt Elementary PTO The Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

The PTO invites families to sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the J A Wendt Elementary School.

It's easy, no cost to you, and it gives big returns for our students every time you shop and use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Just search for us by name or by our nonprofit number (89878) at the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program Website.

Don't have a Rewards Card? Click to learn more about the Fred Meyer Rewards Card, then sign up at the Customer Service Desk at any Fred Meyer store.

Image: Boxtops for Education Fundraisers, Sponsored by the J A Wendt Elementary PTO Boxtops for Education and Campbell's Soup Labels

We are continuing to collect Boxtops for Education. We no longer collect ink cartridges. We are grateful to those of you who send in these items as they help with purchases for "extra" items that we might not otherwise have. This school year, we have set a lofty goal of collecting over 10,000 boxtops.

St. James Family Center continues to gather Campbell's Soup labels, so please send yours their way.

Giving Action Plan (GAP) Program
Do You Know a Family in Need?

Image: Get out the word about the GAP Program for families in need of food in our community Do you know of a family who is experiencing "food insecurity"? WSD is offering the GAP Program to assist children in grades K-12 in these families.

Download and print the GAP Program survey to learn more about this program or to request assistance for your family.

More Newsletters from Our Principal,
Nikki Reese

4th Quarter/2019 Newsletter:
   Includes April-June/2019 Calendar of Events

Summer school will be available for selected middle school studuents
Lost & Found
REMEMBER... only plastic bats and "softie" balls for recess

Information for Middle School Students:
Fall/2019: Incoming 6th graders need a TDAP booster shot

8th Grade Athletes: Keep your grades up for WHS sports eligibility
NOTE: 8th graders taking WHS classes are eligible for HS credit - read this newsletter to learn more

3rd Quarter/2019 Newsletter:
   Includes Feb-Apr/2019 Calendar of Events

8th Graders Taking High School Classes
Hoops for Heart Fundraiser
MS Family Literacy Night
K-5 Family Math Night

2nd Quarter Newsletter

VERY IMPORTANT: Inclement Weather Information
Lost & Found, ASB fundraising campaigns
Highly Capable Program: Referrals were due Jan 30, 2019
   for the 2019-2020 school year

September/2018 Newsletter PLUS Sep-Nov Calendar of Events

This newsletter is filled with IMPORTANT INFORMATION
K-5 School Supply List
New "Ready Math" curriculum for K-8 and the Conscious Discipline Program
Lost & Found: Mark your child's belongings!
 
Important Topics for Parents/Guardians:
Student Handbook, Updating Records, Medications,
Bus Note Procedures, Title I/LAP Programs, and much more