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SMS Newsletter 12.7.2018

Sharon Middle School

Parent Newsletter

12/7/18

 

Monday, December 10 – Day 7

Tuesday, December 11 – Day 1

Wednesday, December 12 – Day 2

Thursday, December 13 – Day 3     EARLY RELEASE AT 11:10am

Friday, December 14 – Day 4         THE SMS OFFICE WILL CLOSE AT 3PM

 

 

Sharon Middle School Showcase Open House Tuesday December 11, 6-8:30p

We welcome all parents and students to come to a showcase of music, art, technology, PE and health, and more. Our PTO will have the Book Fair open that evening. 

Musical performances will take place in the auditorium at the following times:

  • 6th Gr. & Select Women's Choir Concert- 6:15pm. Report time strings: 5:45pm; band: 6 pm
  • 7th Gr. & Jazz Band Concert - 7:00 PM. Report time for all 6:45 PM
  • 8th Gr. Concert Concert - 7:45 PM. Report time for all 7:30 PM

Concert Dress is professional dress with white top and black bottom.

The SMS Art Department will also be presenting at the Specialist Showcase. Ms. Coco & Ms. Ramocki would like to invite all family, friends and students to view the student masterpieces displayed in the SMS Art Gallery.

 

SMS Science Fair – Parent Info at Specialist Showcase 12/11

The Sharon High School National Honor Society is excited to present the second installment of the middle school science fair. Thinking creatively by completing an original experiment on a subject that the students enjoy shows them the ins-and-outs of scientific design, and could spark their inspiration in the growing STEM field. The 2019 middle school fair will be held in early February. Information for parents will be available during the Specialist Showcase on Tuesday, December 11 from 6:45-7:45pm in the cafeteria. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mr. O’Rourke or Ms. Burke, the Science Coordinator for Gr. 6-12, at e_burke@sharon.k12.ma.us. We look forward to seeing your child’s ideas come to life.

To learn more about the SMS Science Fair, click here:

To sign up, click here.

 

The PTO presents the Scholastic Book Fair – December 10-14th

The book fair will in the Fitness Room next to the Library.  It will also be open during the Specialist Showcase and Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 11. If you would like your child to purchase books during their class visit, please send in money. All book fair profits will go toward in-school programs funded by the PTO. Please consider helping us help homeless children by purchasing a book for middle-schoolers served by School on Wheels, a local charity educating children impacted by homelessness (sowma.org). If you have any questions, contact the Scholastic Book Fair Co-Chairs: Kerri Madden, 781-727-5783, kerrilmadden@hotmail.com and Rui Zhang, 262-443-9014, amily_zhang@yahoo.com

For a preview of the books at the book fair, click here.

Volunteers are needed for setup on Friday, December 7, 12pm-2pm and breakdown on Friday, December 14, 12pm-2pm.  Please help make the book fair a success by signing up to volunteer on Signup Genius.

 

Reminder:

Thursday, December 13 is an Early Release day for SMS. Students will be dismissed at 11:10am. There will not be after care at The Lounge so that the staff can attend professional development. There are no bus changes allowed on Early Release days.

 

SMS Quarter 1 Report Cards – Please confirm receipt

Report cards were sent home with students on November 16. We need to know if all parents/guardians have seen their children’s grades. If you did not return the paper sign-off form, please click here for the Online Report Card Sign-off.

 

SMS Quarter 2 Mid-terms Grades

Thursday 12/13, marks the half-way point for Quarter 2. On Tuesday 12/18 we ask that you check your student’s grades and mid term teacher comments.

 

SMS Flag Project

Sharon Middle School would like to display flags from the countries of origin of our community of students. We have over 120 flags now that we will begin to hang in the gym. Please take our SMS Flag Survey so that we can make sure we have all of the countries represented.

 

8th Grade School Counselor News

If your family is considering a private high school or one of the two regional public high schools (Norfolk County Agricultural High School & Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School), please have your child check in with Ms. Merrigan, School Counselor, about the process. All 8th graders will attend a presentation about Norfolk County Agricultural High School on Wednesday, December 12th, during Advisory.

 

6th Grade Social Skills Games & Activities

Hi 6th grade SMS families! My name is Amanda McMorrow - the School Adjustment Counselor. I wanted to inform you that your child may be chosen by a friend to come to my office to participate in a social skills game or activity. This takes place on Day 4 during Advisory. If you do not want your child to participate, please send me an email. Thank you in advance!

 

Jr. District Auditions

Students auditioning for the Jr. District Festival this Saturday, December 8th, should meet at SMS at 1 PM to take the bus to the audition site. We will return by 4:30 PM.

 

Debate Club

Debate Club will meet on Monday, December 10, and Wednesday, Dec 19. For any questions, please contact Mrs. Belcher in room 301.

 

SMS Yearbook

The SMS 2019 Yearbook is now on sale!  Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com or click on the link on the SMS homepage with the Yearbook ID code 11804619 to order your 2019 Yearbook by December 21st - before the prices increase!

 

Cross Country Uniforms - please return asap

Students who still have their cross country uniforms should return them to Ms. Kaplan in room 310 as soon as possible. Please include a note with the name of the student.

 

Sharon High School Winter Concert

The SHS Music Department cordially invites the Sharon Middle School community to its annual Winter Concert of Large Ensembles on Tuesday, December 18 at 7pm. Click here for more info.

 

Mathcounts

Mathcounts practice will be held after school in Room 203 on December 10th, 12th, 17th and 19th. The school-wide Mathcounts competition will be after school on Wednesday, 1/16. If you are interested in participating, please see Mrs. Chin in Room 203 by Monday, 1/14 to sign up. You will need to bring pencils and a calculator on the day of the competition.

 

NOTES FROM THE NURSE

IMPORTANT – 7th grade Immunization Reports were due last week.

We’re still waiting for physicals from some 7th graders. Please send in physicals NOW.

School nurse, Mary Alice Nathan - m_nathan@sharon.k12.ma.us. Dedicated fax: 781-793-5139

 

PTO Teacher Appreciation Holiday Treat Bags

The PTO is planning to make Holiday Treat Bags for our teachers and staff to show them how much we appreciate all they do for our students!  We're collecting donations of the items to put in the treat bags and hope that you will consider donating one of the listed items. Items can be dropped off at Amy Clayman's house, 42 Old Wolomolopoag St., on Friday, December 14th or Saturday, December 15th, in the cooler on the front steps.  To donate an item, please sign up on SignUp Genius

No time to shop? You can make a monetary donation and we'll buy supplies on your behalf.  To make a donation, send a check payable to SMS PTO to the school office in an envelope marked "PTO Holiday Treats" or you can pay by PayPal.  Questions?  Contact Amy Clayman at amyclayman@comcast.net.

 

8th Grade Washington DC Trip Waiting list  – Deadline has passed

The 8th grade trip to Washington, DC is scheduled for Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th. Click here for more information. If you miss the November 30th deadline, please contact Mr. O’Rourke. If parents would like to request financial assistance, please email k_orourke@sharon.k12.ma.us