Middle School News – January 10, 2020

  • Grades were just updated on January 8th by all teachers. The last day to turn in assignments for 2nd quarter will be January 28th. Grades will be final at 3pm on February 4th.Lunch/Recess Monitor: We are looking for a parent interested in being a lunch/recess monitor. This is a paid position and will require an interview, a cori and references. If you are interested in seeing the inner workings of a cafeteria – this is your chance! Hours are 10:40 – 12:00. Please contact Ms. Russo if you are interested at arusso@gdrsd.org.

    News from SEPAC: Join us for the upcoming Federation for Children with Special Needs presentation for parents. The presentation is: Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP for parents and professionals. Thanks so much!! Jenn Bonenfant, SEPAC Chair Flier 1 , Flier 2

    News from our PTO: Just a reminder that this month’s PTO meeting is NOT the first Thursday (as usual) but will be on the 16th at 8:15 outside/near the south cafeteria. I realize that this time is difficult for those with younger kids, but we will be talking about our exciting service/learning event (learning about Coleman Yoakum’s inner city gardening and how our kids can help), we’d love to have your input!

    There will be no school on January 20th to acknowledge Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

    News from the Peace Club : The Peace Club is accepting new members for the remainder of the school year and we are hoping that you can include the registration forms in your next newsletter to parents.  All of the information is included in the attached document.  We have reduced the fee to $50 for the remainder of the school year.  The highlight of our fall session was making and delivering holiday cards to the residents at RiverCourt Assisted Living Residence in West Groton.  We were invited during a holiday concert and the student peacemakers brought a lot of joy to the festivities.  We have a very dedicated group kids and welcome others to join us.  

    News about Project MittenThe most up to date (1/8/20) total collected for Project Mitten is $7,194!!! We provided over 50 children from 18 families with gifts, food and winter jackets and will continue to help with scholarships for the Washington DC trip and summer programs. Thank you for your support and for selecting the Community Children’s Fund as the recipient. Karen Tuomi

    PRIDE Respect: Demonstrate acceptance. Follow expectations. Think of others. Care for people and property.

    Wishing all a wonderful weekend! Kathi McCollumn, Principal