News From the Middle School- August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

 

Hello!  It is hard to believe that today is the first day of August!  We hope that you are having fun and making memories with family and friends.  Mr. Gamache and I continue to get ready to welcome students and faculty back.  We wanted to provide you with some quick updates.  Additional information about the upcoming school year, including student schedules, will be sent out next week.

 

Save the Dates

Thursday, August 24, 2017           WEB Orientation Day

Tuesday, August 29, 2017          First Day of School

Tuesday, September 19, 2017    Back to School Night

 

WEB Orientation Day, Thursday, August 24, 2017

 

The staff and students of Medway Middle School invite you to our 7th annual...

 

 

 

WEB Fifth Grade Orientation

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

August 24, 2017

Medway Middle School Gymnasium

 

 

The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from elementary school to middle school a positive one. Eighth graders will serve as leaders and mentors to the 5th graders and students who are new to Medway Middle School.  Large and small group activities are designed to address students' needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner.  Wear comfortable clothes and don't bring all your stuff...travel light!

 

If you have any questions, please email WEB coordinators Megan Bond or Tara Taccini mbond@medwayschools.org or ttaccini@medwayschools.org

 

Student Drop-off and Pick-up

The WEB Orientation Day is an exciting day that results in high traffic volume at the middle school.  The mailing that will go home next week will include a map illustrating the drop-off and pick-up procedures at the middle school.  We ask that when dropping off  and picking up your child on this day, that you follow these procedures. It is not necessary to get out of your car, when picking up or dropping off, we will have WEB leaders and faculty outside to assist new students.  If you do choose to park and meet your child on the front walkway, we ask that you park your car in designated spots in the gravel lot or superintendent’s lot.

 

Parent Coffee Hours

As has been our practice, we will again host regular meetings to provide families the opportunity to meet with the middle school administrative team.  During these informal meetings we will provide updates on activities at the middle school and answer questions that you might have.  Our first Parent Coffee is scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 10:45 am-11:45 am in the middle school auditorium (please enter door 3).  This Parent Coffee Hour is geared for incoming grade 5 parents.   We will briefly review the presentation that was given in May, 2017 and answer questions that you may have about the transition to middle school.  

 

Building Walk Through

On Monday, August 28th, the building will be open to students and parents from 4:00-5:30 p.m.  Students and their families are invited to informally tour the school in order to find the locations of their classrooms.

 

New Furniture

Medway Middle School is grateful to the the town for supporting the purchase of new classroom furniture!  Delivery on the new furniture is scheduled to begin next week and take several days to be complete.  

 

Summer Reading

Medway Middle School teachers want to encourage students to read 3 to 5 books this summer and have put together a list of summer reading recommendations! Information about Medway High School’s summer reading program are included at the end of the linked document.

Supply List for the 2017-2018 School Year

Please follow the links below to find the recommended school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year.  Additional information will be included in the welcome letter that will be sent with your child’s schedule in August.  Please direct any questions that you may have about the supply list to your child’s teachers once you receive your child’s schedule.

 

Grade 5 Supply List

Grade 6 Supply List

Grade 7 Supply List

Grade 8 Supply List

 

Making a Makerspace- Call for Donations!

The Makerspace movement is coming to Medway Middle School!  The development of a school based Makerspace allows for an engaging and student centered learning environment.  Traditionally, the library is a location that supports the learning process taking place in the entire school. It does this by providing access to resources of different kinds, be it various texts, digital resources, technology, or collaborative learning spaces. The library is and should be the hub of student learning where all students and faculty can go. The addition of a makerspace is simply an extension of what the library already provides.

 

We are accepting donations for the following supplies to outfit our Makerspace.

  • Legos

  • Cardboard

  • Crafting sticks

  • Straws

  • Rubber bands

  • Batteries

  • Toothpicks

  • Duct tape

  • Glue guns and sticks,  

  • Play Doh

  • K’Nex,

  • Lincoln Logs

  • Keva planks

  • Electronics

 

Any supplies can be dropped off at the Middle School main office, care of Ryan Camire.

 

Medway Middle School Website- Primary Communication Source

We are in the process of updating the Medway Middle School website to ensure that it contains the most up to date information.  If you have not already done so, please subscribe to the website by following the link below and completing the electronic form.  After subscribing, you will receive email notifications every time the website is updated.  

 

http://www.medwayschools.org/subscribe

 

Medway Public Library Summer Lunch Program

Medway Library would like to nourish both bodies and minds during the summer break. As part of a pilot program, every Thursday, at 11:45 am, from July 13th through August 24th the library will have story time for young children and drop-in craft and STEM activities for older children and pre-teens.  A nutritious lunch, donated by a local business or community organization will also be served.  All children and their caregivers are invited.

-A A +A