Shark Bytes Newsletter 12/2/22

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 10:16am
Shark Bytes 

December 2, 2022

Happy Friday, Tigershark families-   It has been an exciting week at WLMS. Our Winter Orchestra Concert was held on Tuesday evening. Ms. Dice’s orchestra students did an exceptional job and we look forward to the spring concert. Be sure to check out the band, chorus and drama productions, you are truly in for a treat.  You will see the great work our students are achieving. 

  Important dates:

  • December 5th- PTSA Chipotle Fundraiser Chipotle 

  • December 8th- WLHS Dance Performance with Special Guests WLMS Dancers

  • December 12th- Chorus Concert

  • December 14th- 3 hour Early Dismissal Professional Work and Wellness Day

  • December 14th- Boosters Fundraiser orders due

  • December 15th- PTSA Zoom Meeting

  • December 16th- Shark Bite Store

  • December 15th, 16th, and 17th-  Theatre Performances David and Lisa  at 7:00pm Additional performance on 12/17 at 1:00PM

  • December 21st- Band Concert

  • December 26th- January 2nd- Schools Closed for Winter Break

Happy Cart is Back this year!

Each month this winter-with your help- we plan to treat our staff with a special treat.  See the sign up genius below to see what you can bring! Please drop off donations no later than Monday, December 12th and we’ll do the rest!!


Season Of Giving

We are collecting donations for the upcoming holiday season!  There are TWO WAYS to give to our families in need!  We want to make sure that we take care of those members in our community who may need a helping hand. We will be collecting gift cards to help them have a Holly Jolly Holiday! We would love to receive gift cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway and Giant that we can distribute to the families. Please give all donations to Heather Godwin, Principal's Secretary, no later than December 12th or donate online at


Career and Technical Education (CTE) Webinars for Middle School Students/Parents

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program wants all students and parents to have an understanding of CTE course offerings. With 24 career pathways, there are often many misconceptions related to CTE. To ensure that all students and parents make informed decisions with their middle and high school course selections, two virtual webinar sessions will be offered to support understanding and planning.

  • Rising 9th Grade CTE Webinar

    • Thursday, December 15

      • Time:  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

      • Registration is required for attendance. Utilize this link to register.

      • A confirmation email will be sent upon completion of registration, and meeting reminders will be sent prior to the webinar.  

  • Rising 7th and 8th Grade CTE Webinar

    • Tuesday, January 31st 

      • Time:  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

      • Registration is required for attendance. Utilize this link to register.

      • A confirmation email will be sent upon completion of registration, and meeting reminders will be sent prior to the webinar. 

Family Literacy Opportunity:

We are encouraging our families to sign up for a monthly text from our literacy partner, Reading Is Fundamental. Simply use this form to add your phone number and select our school from the list and you will automatically receive monthly literacy tips texts to further reading engagement at home! You can sign up here.

PTSA Corner

CHANGE in PTSA Meeting Date: The date for the December PTSA meeting has been changed because of the many school activities that are happening on the week of December 12-16th, we will not be able to hold our December PTSA meeting on Thursday the 15th as originally planned. Instead we will have the December Meeting on Thursday Dec. 8th at 7PM over Zoom. All are invited to attend.

1st Shark Bite Store: The first store will take place Friday Dec. 16th in the Media Center during the three lunch periods. Although this is a very rewarding and fun event, it takes a lot of volunteers and donations to pull it off. Volunteers are needed to help set up, help students during the stores, and then with cleanup after the last lunch. Please use the following SignUp Genius to volunteer. Starting now until the day of the store we will be accepting donations for the store itself. There are several ways to donate: 1. You can purchase items on the Amazon Wishlist  2. You can donate money on the PTSA MemberHub website or 3. You can purchase items off of the suggested list and turn them into the main office (Labeled “Shark Bite Store”). Any amount helps! (Please feel free to share the Amazon Wishlist with family and friends.) 

Suggested Donations: (from Five Below or similar store) Fidget toys, room decor, stuffed animals, blankets, jewelry, tech stuff, art/craft supplies, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, books, items for students to give as gifts (to family members, friends, or younger siblings). Donated items must be new or unused.

Chipotle Fundraiser Monday, December 5th!

Spirit Wear Sale: The WLMS PTSA has Spirit Wear T-shirts for sale for only $10 each! Sizes are Adult S to Adult 2XL. Cash, Check, or online payment on our PTSA website are available. Once payments are received (please place cash or check in an envelope, label with your name and “For the PTSA” and turn into the main office) we will process orders and arrange in alphabetical order by last name for students to pick up in the Main Office. Days to pick-up orders will be announced. Please fill out the following SURVEY with your name and T-Shirt sizes for your order.

Website: WLMS PTSA Website 


Facebook:  wlmsptsa



 Membership Form:

The Performing Arts Boosters will be selling flowers for families and friends to buy for students performing in the concert. Bring some cash to buy flowers for performing students!  $5 for a bundle of flowers, $15 for a full bouquet!

*Wednesday, December 7th Booster meeting at 7 pm via zoom Meeting id 852 1156 8516; passcode 678387

Looking for something sparkly? Support the Boosters! Order your jewelry by December 14th and your order will be here in time for the holidays. Go to


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 may visit to learn more about the trip.  The information includes pricing, dates, and the itinerary.

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.


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