Adopt-A Family Collection Day

December 13, 2018



Happy Thursday, Wildcat Families!


I hope you have all had a great week so far.  We have certainly had a good one here at WRMS.  You may remember that last week I mentioned a 7th grade science class doing a cool tour of the digestive system using Spheros.  Well… One of our teachers won an award from Sphero for it! There has also been some pretty amazing excitement in 8th grade ELA classes this week.  They are working through a learning experience that involves solving puzzles, running around to find clues, and other things to break out - all related to The Outsiders.  It's been fun to watch!  I also failed to mention in past weeks that both our band and choir programs had quite a few Wildcats that were selected to the All Region Band/Choir!  Congrats to all of them for their dedication and hard work! Last but not least, today was Delivery Day for the Season of Giving. It was pretty amazing.  A huge thank you goes out again to all those who have helped with the process of giving our kids a chance to give in a meaningful way.

Now for a few info items:


  • Lost and found - As many of you know, sometimes our students misplace things.  For some, this is an understatement. :-) Right now, all of the lost and found items have been moved to the front foyer just inside the front doors.  There is a LOT of stuff. So… If your family has any items that you think have disappeared forever, you may want to check in the mountain of lost and found.


  • WHS Playoff T-shirts - If you missed the opportunity to get a shirt today and want one, you can get them at the Chap Store at WHS tomorrow from 8:00 - 2:00.


The weather man says tomorrow will be chilly and it should be a pretty and cool weekend.  I hope you all manage some rest and relaxation.




Dianne Carter


It is impossible to put a value on the generosity and kindness displayed over the last couple of weeks.  We cannot thank you enough for making this year's Adopt-a-Family Project successful beyond measure.


From November 26th through December 6th, your children...


Attended meetings
Planned and executed hot chocolate and bake sales EVERY DAY along with candy grams
Held car rallies
Teamed with their Wildcat Time classes to adopt & serve 50 families
Shopped for gifts and gift cards
Filled all of our Cafeteria tables (& then some!) with gifts for EVERY family
Displayed more empathy and love than you can imagine!!!


Last Thursday was Collection Day.  Thanks to you and your Wildcats, children have towels for bathing and blankets to keep them warm at night.  Several families now have pots and pans to cook in, dishes to eat from, silverware to eat with...and food to eat. Children who wouldn't otherwise have toys to open Christmas morning will now unwrap stuffed unicorns, remote control cars, art supplies, games, books and more.  One family has an electronic tablet to share. Another has 4 new bicycles!  And the list goes on and on.


TODAY was delivery day and the Parent Support Specialists at the two schools we support couldn't express enough how grateful they are of the generosity and kindness of others who do not even know them or their families. They are thankful beyond words.  What a gift it is to give!


This holiday season is surely to be a glorious one for these children and their parents.  And ours a little brighter by knowing we truly made a difference in so many lives.


THANK YOU -  and may you and yours have the happiest of holidays.


Counseling Department Request


We are trying to make our waiting area a more tranquil space and are in need of a few items (gently used is always welcomed):


tall lamps

small fountain

clorox wipeable furniture

diffuser and essential oils

stress balls/interesting tactile objects for kids
snacks (cheez-its, goldfish, pretzels, chips, fruit snacks, gluten-free alternatives)

Thank you in advance for your donations!!!


WRMS Counselors 






Thanks again to all of our WRMS families that that donated wish list items and gift cards as part of the Season of Giving. Today, your generous donations will be delivered to the 50+ families the WRMS community is supporting this holiday season. A big THANK YOU to Amy Lowrey, Peggy McDonnel and Cadie Evans and all of the volunteers who sorted and organized the donations to ensure each member of our adopted families will something special to open this holiday season.






Mark your calendar...The Holiday Cookie Exchange is Wednesday, December 19!

West Ridge holiday tradition includes the Cookie Exchange for our wonderful staff!  Every WRMS staff member will receive a plate of homemade holiday cookies to take home on December 19.  Who bakes the cookies, you ask?  Our amazing Wildcat families!  Please click HERE to sign up!


Cash donations also welcome at the office.  Questions, please contact  Ho ho ho!




There were so many nice things still in lost and found before the Thanksgiving break that we decided to give you a second chance. Please have your child (or you) come by and see if you have anything there waiting to come home with you. All items have been moved to the foyer, so no badge necessary to come take a look. EVERYTHING will be donated if not picked up by Friday, the 21st.


 Don't want to miss a thing this year at WRMS? Join the Wildcat Club on Facebook!



It's a GREAT Day to Be a Wildcat!

Karen Martin and Terri Ganem-Budiselich

WRMS Wildcat Club Co-Presidents

Yearbook photo of the week




Early Release, December 21
All schools release exactly 3 hours early. Bus routes run exactly 3 hours early. Elementary Parent Reminders: Lunch will not be served; Remember to make any necessary changes in Campus Dismissal Manager.

Winter Break, December 24 - January 7
Students return Tuesday, January 8; Staff return Monday, January 7

Eanes ISD now podcasts select speakers on a variety of topics for our community. To see list of upcoming topics and previously recorded podcasts visit


Thursday - December 13, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday - December 14, 2018
All day
Saturday - December 15, 2018
All day
Monday - December 17, 2018
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday - December 18, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Wednesday - December 19, 2018
All day
Friday - December 21, 2018
All day

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