Middle School News September 26, 2019

Good Evening – hold onto your hats, this is a packed email!

The Dee Bus Company will be conducting Bus Evacuation drills when students arrive at school on October 2nd. There will also be a bus in the parent drop off parking lot so that those students will have a refresher on bus evacuations in the event they ride a bus for field trips, sports, etc.

News from our PTO – please join us for our October meeting on the 3rd, 9:15 – 10:15 in the MS South cafeteria. We are pleased to offer a parent program from Minding Your Minds, ‘Just Talk About It’ on October 7th in the PAC, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Just Talk About It

News from Student Council: Homeroom Elections coming! Student Council

Picture Day will be on October 8th, hopefully the weather will continue to be this nice and we can get outdoor photos! We are looking for parent volunteers to help out with ‘crowd control’ on picture day. The time slots are 8:30 – 10, 10-11:30 or 11:30 -1:00. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Assistant Principal Ms. Russo at: arusso@gdrsd.org.  Picture Day

News from our Counselors: Friendship Groups will be starting: Friendship Group Permission . For 7th and 8th grade parents, please be sure to check out our website link: 8th grade link . Also, Nashoba Technical High School will be conducting a mini-exploratory for 7th and 8th graders from October 8th-October 24th after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Counselor Ms. Muise has permission slips in the counseling office for any interested students [to be returned by October 3rd].

Community ‘Dot’ The Dot by Peter Reynolds is a children’s book about trying, overcoming the worry of failure, taking risks, and discovering abilities that you did not know existed. When you try, your experiences can be exciting and scary journeys to perseverance, determination, and confidence. In the end, the little girl, Vasti, passes on her ‘just try’ attitude to another child. If you were not able to add to our awesome GDRMS Community Dot, you still can! Just follow these simple steps. 1. Read a little about the the story, The Dot. 2. Write your own message of encouragement or inspiration to your child (no names please.) 3. Take a selfie with your picture. 4. Send the picture to Audra Kaplan. Don’t forget to put “The Dot” in the subject line.

“Groton-Dunstable Athletic Booster Fan Spirit Wear is back on-sale through this Monday, 9/30/19.  There’s a full range of sizes and styles, including “Whiteout Game” and “Blackout Game” wear.  To get yours, you can visit us this weekend at GrotonFest, or order online before Sunday night via the following link – https://redbrickclothing.com/rbcmall/stores/store/314

PRIDE – Empathy: Demonstrate kindness. Have compassion for others.