SMS Bulletin 3.23.2018
SHARON MIDDLE SCHOOL
March 23rd, 2018
Monday, March 26th – Day 2
Tuesday, March 27th – Day 3
Wednesday, March 28th – Day 4
Thursday, March 29th – Day 5
Friday, March 30th – NO SCHOOL
**No School on Friday, March 30th**
Important Message From the Nurse
Please see the attached letter from Nurse Mary Alice Nathan regarding Postural Screenings.
Sharon Middle School Science Fair
The Sharon Middle School Science Fair is this Saturday, March 23rd. The fair will be open for public viewing from 10:30AM – 12:00PM. Come see all the wonderful projects our students have completed!
Middle School Hockey
Please see the attached flyer for tryouts for the Norton Traveling Hockey Program
Orchestra Important Dates
Tuesday, May 22nd – SMS Special Showcase/Spring Concert – 6:00PM
Spirit Day! – Autism Awareness Day
Monday, April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day. In order to show our support, students and staff are encouraged to wear blue!
SMS Organic Garden Club
The SMS Organic Garden Club will start planning and planting this week. A no-commitment club, volunteers are free to participate on flex advisory days. See Mr. V in Health Room (307) for a pass to come help out. Warning! Participating in this club could result in a green thumb!
Sharon Middle School Project 351 Team Cradles to Crayon Drive
Project 351 is a non-profit service that brings one 8th grader from all 351 towns and cities in Massachusetts to a day of community service, and then sends those students back to their schools to lead a community service project.
Monday, March 26, to Friday, April 6 we are holding a Cradles to Crayons drive. Cradles to Crayons is a non-profit organization that brings necessary products such as school supplies and clothing, to low-income and homeless children.
We are asking you to bring in new and gently used clothing children sizes 0-20, adult small or medium, as well as footwear, including sneakers, shoes, sandals, and boots, children sizes 0-13 and adult sizes 1-10. We also ask for brand new pajamas and socks. Please bring all of your donations to the guidance confernece room. As you already know, this is a great cause, and it’s a great way to donate your gently used clothes!
The donations will be sorted by grade; whichever grade brings in the most donations will win a prize, so please make sure your grade number is visible on the bag when you bring donations in starting on Monday, March 26! Don’t wait - DONATE!
Special Screening: “He Named Me Malala”
Please join the members of the SHS Girls Learn International Club TONIGHT, Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm for a special screening of "He Named Me Malala" - the inspirational story of Malala Yousafzai. Even before the attack on her life, Malala has been an outspoken advocate for girls' education, and her efforts resulted in her receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. The screening will be held at the Sharon High School auditorium. There is no set ticket price; however, donations are gratefully accepted and all proceeds with benefit the Zabuli Education Center in Afghanistan, a school that was founded to educate girls in rural Afghanistan. We hope that you can join us!
SHS PTSO Annual Auction
The Sharon High School PTSO annual online auction will be taking place March 18th - 25th. There are many old favorites and some exciting new items suitable for families of elementary and middle school students. Please help support SHS PTSO by bidding in the auction. Take a look at our item catalogue at http://www.sharonhighauction.com and start bidding on March 18th!
Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding Upstander Training behind held on March 25th at Sharon High School.
Spring Track Registration
SMS is happy to offer the Middle School Track Program for 7th and 8th grade students for out 10th season in a row! Registered students will get an opportunity to learn about and compete in events such as shot put, discus, turbo javelin, hurdles, long jump, high jump and, of course, all the running events from the 100 meter dash to the mile. Registration for interested students is being done online. You will find information about the program, including the practice and meet schedule, as well as instructions on how to register in the attached letter. We hope to see you out at the track!
Youth Running Program
Youth Running Program is series of sessions that serves to help establish the basics of running for youth athletes. With our team of high school runners, all the kids in the program learn proper running form, breathing technique, and how to pace while running. While at each session, the youth athletes will start each with a warm-up jog and dynamic exercises. Afterwards, they will start the session's activity with a few of the high school runners. To wrap up each session, the youth athletes and high school runners will have a group stretch.
For every session , the activity planned targets certain skill sets of running, whether it be pacing or proper form. In the process of the instruction and activity, the youth athletes will share the experience with each other and run to have fun. The program builds up to the Father Bullock 5K race at Cottage Street School in Early June. The youth athletes will have the option to race, with or without a high school runner. From past years, this race serves as the milestone of the program, with every youth athlete smiling as soon as they cross the finish line. The same day as the race, for the youth athletes who would rather come to the session, there will be a FUN RUN for the youth athletes. This session will take place at Cottage Street School, while all the other session will take place at the Sharon High School track.
End of Year Music Assemblies:
Jazz Band, Treble Choir, Xcalibur, and Acapella
Tuesday, May 29th – Grade 8 and Teams 6A and 6B
Thursday, May 31st – Grade 7 and Teams 6C and 6D
Cottage Street School Fun Fair
Sunday, March 25th 10AM – 4PM
Calling Middle School student volunteers to assist with the Cottage Street School Fun Fair! Please consider signing up for at least one shift in the various SignUpGenius sign ups, as Middle School student volunteers are critical to the success of Fun Fair!
The signups can be found by visiting http://cottagepto.org/?p=2030
The signups include: Cake Room, Cake Walk, Clean Up, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Photo Booth, Pretzels & Slush, Prize Room, and Set Up. There are Adult Volunteer slots and slots reserved for High School students and Middle School students, so please be mindful and only sign up for Middle/High School Volunteer slots.
Should all shifts already be full at your time of availability, please contact Betsy Strauss (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Candice Gopin (email@example.com) for additional opportunities. We would be happy to answer any questions as well. Thank you in advance for your help!
Seventh Grade Thompson Island Field Trip
Thank you to all the families that have sent in the forms for the Thompson Island trips.
If you have not sent the forms in and you would like to have your child attend please do send in the paperwork ASAP.
Team 7A will be going on Monday April 30th – Tuesday May 1st.
Team 7B will be going on Monday May 7th – Tuesday May 8th.
Team 7X will be going on Thursday May 10th – Friday May 11th.
2018 PTO Meeting Dates:
Tuesday, April 10th
Tuesday, May 8th
The Sharon Middle School Yearbook is now on sale! Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com or click on the link on the SMS homepage with the yearbook ID code 11804618 to order your 2018 Yearbook!