TigerShark Bytes- Newsletter 9/19/22

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 9:59am
TigerShark Bytes

September 19, 2022

Hello, TigerShark Families!

Wilde Lake Middle School flu clinic is scheduled for Monday, October 17th. Registration will be in prepmod and every school will have their own link. Parent's that have student in other schools will register on the individual school link. The link will be sent soon allowing parents 2-3 weeks to register. The registration closes five calendar days before the clinic date. The vaccine is quadrivalent and does not have preservatives (thimerosal, mercury) it is a single-dose syringe. The staff may use the school's link to register.

Important dates:

          September 19th-21st Taharka Brothers Fundraiser https://www.taharkabrothers.com/homedelivery Add WildeLakeArts to the                              fundraiser code at checkout 

  • Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th Hispanic Heritage Month

  • September 20th- Vision and Hearing rescreening

  • September 26th- Rosh Hashanah Schools and Offices Closed

  • September 27th- 6th Grade ODE Experience at Robinson Nature Center

  • October  5th- Yom Kippur Schools and Offices Closed

  • October 6th- Student Picture Day. Forms will come home with students last week of September

PTSA Corner

Website: WLMS PTSA Website 

Email:  wildelakemiddleschoolptsa@gmail.com

Facebook:  wlmsptsa

PTSA Meeting: All are welcome to join us for our next PTSA meeting on Thursday October 20th at 7 PM over Zoom. (See website for information). 

Join the WLMS PTSA: If you have not already, please take a moment to join the WLMS PTSA. Donations can also be made on our website. 

Restaurant Night: Join us for our first Restaurant Night at MOD Pizza on Monday October 10. Order in person or online (Fundraiser Code: MODF10049)

Shark Bite Store and Fun Fridays:  Did you know that the PTSA helps out by running the Shark Bite Store 3 times per year, where students can “spend” their hard earned Shark Bite Tickets on fun prizes. This year, as part of our efforts to keep the students’ spirits high throughout the school year, we would like to give away two $10 gift cards to each grade level for 3 Fridays in a row before the end of Marking Periods 1,2, and 3. The end of the 1st Marking Period is November 2, so we are asking for donations of gift cards in the amounts of $10 each (Amazon, Target, Walmart are preferred). Please turn in purchased gift cards to the main office in an envelope labeled “PTSA Fun Fridays” or you can donate money towards the gift cards on our website. Rachael Kelly




The Wilde Lake High School Future Marcher Night is on Friday, September 30th at Wilde Lake High School. Band students who wish to participate need to fill out this form with a parent or guardian by Monday, September 19th. 


This is an opportunity for students young and old to participate in a mass band of the Wilde Lake Community Elementary, Middle, and High School at the home football game. Please contact Mrs. Walker if you have any additional questions. 


In Case of Emergency! 

Every year HCPSS parents must complete a Family File for each child. HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Thank you to all the parents/guardians who completed your Family File. We have 67% of our school with completed Family File information; this means that we do not have updated emergency information for 33% of our students. 

If you have not done so already, please log in to www.hcpss.org/connect to complete or update your Family File. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS Connect and selecting the Family File tab on the left and then clicking on Family File. You can also get directions on how to complete your Family File HERE. 

Interested in travel?  

Join us for Spring Break 2024!  We’ll begin in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; then travel to Bruges, Belgium; and end our journey in Paris, France.

You are invited to join Madame Belz and Ms. Gwynn-Haymes for an informational session about traveling during Spring Break 2024.  We’ll discuss the travel itinerary and fundraising. 

 All WLMS students are invited.

Thursday, October 6th - 6:30 pm in Room A32.

Explorica is the party organizing and responsible for this trip.  This trip is NOT a Howard County Public School System, Wilde Lake Middle School, or PTSA sponsored trip, and the individuals chaperoning the trip are not acting as agents for the Howard County Public School System.


 Volunteer Opportunities 

We are excited to invite volunteers back into the building! All volunteers must complete a Confidentiality Training Course about protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and schools, and the Child Abuse and Neglect Training about reporting any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to Howard County Department of Social Services. The two online trainings MUST be completed by anyone who wants to volunteer in the building/classroom and/or be a chaperone on field trips. 

Reduced Cost Dental Services at HCC

HCC's Dental Hygiene Center hosts dental exams and services for $10 for children and $20 for students for any families without health insurance! Visit howardcc.edu/dentalcenter or 443-518-1570 to request an appointment.