Middle School News – April 6, 2019

Wow – what a beautiful spring day – I hope you have an opportunity to soak in some fresh air today!

4/5 – All Quarter 3 Grades have been finalized in School Brain.

The PTO Sponsored Spring Book Fair will take place April 8th-11th.  We are still looking for Parent Volunteers to help out during the Fair. To volunteer please go to  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4faeaf29a4fa7-spring.  In addition, for easy purchasing, we encourage you to use the Book Fair eWallet.  To create an eWallet go to www.scholastic.com/bf/gdrms.

4/10 – PTO Meeting is  open to Faculty and parents, 4pm, South Library

4/11 – School Council meeting at 3:15 open to Faculty and the public, South Library.

Student Council is sponsoring Spirit Week this coming week- Monday, April 8th- Spring Has Sprung – Everyone can wear bright colorful clothes to celebrate the new season; Tuesday, April 9th- Hat Day – Everyone can wear their hats to school; Wednesday, April 10th- Dress Down Day Everyone can wear their comfy clothes or pajamas to school; Thursday, April 11th- 70’s/80’s Day Everyone can dress as though they are living in the 70’s or 80’s with crazy hair and bright bold colors. Friday, April 12th- Breast Cancer Awareness Day – Everyone can wear pink for breast cancer awareness’s “half date” and make a dollar donation to the Healing Garden in Harvard Mass during homeroom.

MCAS Schedule – Grade 5 = 4/23, 4/24, 5/15, 5/16, 5/21, 5/22 ; Grade 6 = 4/23, 4/24, 5/15, 5/16; Grade 7 = 4/30, 5/1, 5/13, 5/14; Grade 8 = 4/30, 5/1, 5/13, 5/14,  5/21, 5/22

You may have seen our Walk for Hunger team – GDRMS Striders wandering about Groton over the past seven Tuesdays! We have added another mile each week and are planning on 9 miles this coming Tuesday training walk! Our team is participating in Project Bread’s 51st Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 5. Hunger impacts 1 in 10 people in this state, and in some communities as many as 7 in 10. Our goal is for the whole team to walk a full 20 miles on May 5th! If you are able and interested, below is a link where you can donate to our team. Thank you in advance for your financial and/or emotional support!   http://support.projectbread.org/site/TR/Walk/WalkforHunger?team_id=80602&pg=team&fr_id=1380 Thank you, Cara Zwicker, Karen Majkut, Jodie Sannazzaro, Dorothy Dwyer, Maria Viera, Marla De La Cruz, and Kathi McCollumn

PRIDE – Determination: Demonstrate grit and perseverance in the presence of obstacles.

Kathi McCollumn, Principal