News From the Middle School- August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017

 

We are looking forward to seeing our students on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  Although we are sad to see summer end, we are excited for the new school year to begin.  Please see below for some important information.  Another communication, with opening day information, will go out prior to the beginning of the school year.

 

WEB Orientation Day, Thursday, August 24, 2017

 

Tomorrow is the big day!  We are looking forward to meeting the newest members of our school community tomorrow.   

 

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 went home included 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 school committee presentation room (please enter door 3 or 7).  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.

 

News from the Athletic Director

The fall Middle School Sports meeting will be held in the middle school auditorium on September 7 at 6:00.  Athletic Director Rob Pearl will provide an overview of the guidelines and programs; and the coaches will be available to talk about practice and game schedules, as well as their expectations. Fall sports being offered this year are Cross Country for grades 6-8; Volleyball for girls in grades 7-8; Field Hockey for grades 7-8; and Instructional Tennis for grades 6-8.

 

News from the Director of Wellness

 

Medway Public Schools believes that nutrition plays a key role in preparing our students to feel energetic and ready to learn.  To ensure that our students have access to nutritious meals and snacks, the Medway Wellness Department and Chartwells Food Services have collaborated to enhance our offerings:  

 

Breakfast

Medway Middle School is a proud recipient of the 2017 NFL Play 60 Grant.  Grant funds, provided by the National Football League and the New England Dairy Association, will be used to start a breakfast and before school exercise program at MMS.  Breakfast will be available to all MMS students who arrive to school by 7:20 am.

 

Snacks / Desserts

This school year MMS students will continue to have the option to purchase a healthier snack / dessert and/or a traditional snack/dessert, however when choosing a traditional snack/dessert students will be limited to purchasing one serving.   If you prefer that your child not be given the option to purchase a snack, please contact Shawn Fallon, director of food services, at sfallon@medwayschools.org

 

Safe Routes to School (click here)

In collaboration with: the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program (link to flyer here), Medway Public Works, the Medway Police Department and Project Alex, Medway Public Schools has mapped out safe walking routes for our K-8 students to use to get to and from school.  These “walking school bus” routes are designed to allow families and groups of students commuting to school to obtain the health benefits of regular walking, while remaining safe.  

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