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SMS Newsletter 3.22.2019

Sharon Middle School

Parent Newsletter

3/22/2019

 

Monday, March 25 – Day 5

Tuesday, March 26 - Day 6

Wednesday, March 27 - Day 7

Thursday, March 28- Day 1

Friday, March 29 - Day 2

 

Mark your Calendars: Early Release Day - Tuesday, April 2nd

 

SMS Spring MCAS Dates

MCAS Infrastructure testing

We do need to run a test run on the test

MCAS schedule infrastructure trial dates and times

8th grade Monday 3/25 3rd and Advisory

    6th grade Thursday 3/28 3rd and Advisory

    7th grade Friday 3/29 3rd and Advisory

April ELA MCAS dates

7th grade - Wednesday 4/3 and Thursday 4/4

6th grade - Monday 4/8 and Tuesday 4/9

8th grade Tuesday 4/23 and Wednesday 4/24

May Math MCAS

8th grade Wednesday 5/8  and Thursday 5/9

7th  grade Monday 5/13 and Tuesday 5/14

6th grade Wednesday 5/15 and Thursday 5/16

8th grade - Science and Technology MCAS Friday 5/17



Sharon Math and Science Tournament (SMST) - Deadline is March 27

Is your student passionate about math & science? SMS students can compete in the 5th Annual SMST on Saturday, April 27 at Sharon Middle School. Students enter as a team of 4-6 members or go solo. Register at: sharonmathscitourn.wixsite.com/smst. For more info: smst.sharonschools@gmail.com. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 27th.

 

SMS Cabaret  - March 28th

The SMS Cabaret is on Thursday March 28th from 7-9pm to raise money for Liam's Lunches of Love. Tickets are on  sale at lunch for $7, and will be available at the door for $10.

 

UPDATED SCHEDULE -Sharon Help Desk Hackathon - March 30th, 9:30am-7pm

The SHS Help Desk is hosting a Hackathon on March 30, an event where teams of computer programmers collaborate to achieve a real-world problem. Our hackathon will cater to all levels of expertise.  Mark your calendar for March 30 from 9:30 AM to 7 PM at Sharon High School. Please see https://helpdeskshs.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/shs-help-desk-hackathon/ for more information.  To register, go to https://www.tinyurl.com/sharonhacks.  Registration will close on Monday, March 25.

 

Autism Awareness Day -April 2nd

April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day. We are asking staff and students to wear blue to show their support. Or you can order a t-shirt for your child to wear to school on April 2nd. The message on this shirt is powerful and positive and many staff members will be wearing this shirt on that day. https://www.workplacepro.com/S-WBKA

 

Sharon Middle School Track and Field
 - starts April 3

We are excited to offer the Middle School Track program for 7th and 8th grade students again this year. This is a self-funding activity. To register for the program please go to www.familyid.com. When you get to the site, register under Sharon High School - middle school track. After registering on FamilyID, you’ll need to provide a copy of a physical examination, and payment.  All payments and physical forms will be collected at the Sharon Middle School Office. The fee of $95.00 covers all incidental costs related to the program. Checks should be made out to Sharon Middle School - please note the student's name and SMS Track in the memo.

Practices will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 2:15- 4:00. Transportation home needs to be provided by parents. Students with a bus tag may take the late bus on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students here after 4:15 will be unattended.The program is scheduled to begin on April 3rd and run until May 23rd.  We currently have three meets scheduled against other local middle schools and are trying to schedule a fourth. Please note, due to scheduling conflicts, some meets may need to be scheduled on a Tuesday or Friday. Athletes will receive a meet schedule the first week of practice and coaches will be in contact via email throughout the season regarding dates/times of all meets, practice expectations, weather cancellations and other important information. Questions: Email Kevin O'Rourke 
or Kathleen Kaplan.

 

SMS Library - Poetry Slam UPDATE

The SMS poetry slam date (April 3rd) has been changed.  Students will be slamming their poetry at various times in the upcoming weeks to determine the poets that will move on the main event on Thursday, April 25 at the high school.

 

Recommended read - The truth as told by Mason Buttle

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason's learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story he has told about that day. (Schneider Family Book Award winner 2019)

 

SMS Book Share Is Now Available

Thank you for your interest in borrowing the Smart But Scattered books.  Due to the amount of interest, we are requesting you pick the book up within 2 days of being contacted and return them within 2 weeks.  If you aren't able to pick them up, we will have to move on to the next person to ensure everyone has the opportunity to access them. We appreciate your understanding.  Contact Amy Abrams at aabrams@sharonschools.net.

 

SMS Yearbook Deadline Approaching

The deadline to order a 2019 Yearbook is by the end of the day on Friday, April 26.

Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com or click on the link on the SMS homepage with the Yearbook ID code 11804619.

 

8B Parent/Guardian Volunteers Needed

Team 8B is looking for parent/guardian volunteers to help support our efforts to raise awareness and funds for Journey Forward. Please contact Mrs. Belcher via email at jbelcher@sharon.k12.ma.us if you are interested in helping. Team 8B is organizing two fund raising efforts through bake sales and used book sales.

 

Help Wanted - Cottage Street School Fun Fair

Sunday, March 31st 10am-4pm

Calling Sharon Middle School student volunteers to assist with the Cottage Street School Fun Fair. The signups can be found by visiting https://cottagepto.org/?p=2268

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 students, so please only sign up for Middle/High School Volunteer slots. If all shifts are full at your time of availability, please contact Betsy Strauss (strauss.betsy@gmail.com), Candice Gopin (safrica80@yahoo.com), or Shanna Belenky  (sbelenky@gmail.com) for additional opportunities.

 

TEAM 7A PARENT/GUARDIANS: Mass Bird of Prey Fundraiser

Team 7A is collecting the donations students gathered from the sale of their bird feeders.  Please send in check donations made payable to: Mass Bird of Prey. We appreciate your support for this worthy cause.

 

Youth Running Program - 6th graders

The Youth Running Program is beginning its 6th season on May 19th.  The program is designed to introduce participants to the sport of distance running. Each year, the program has grown - averaging about 70 runners per season. The runners need to be in 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in order to register and participate. Registration is open to other surrounding towns as well.  For more information or to register, please check the Sharon Recreation Department website, or check our our new website at:  https://sharonyrp.weebly.com/