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RAMS News August 6, 2018

posted Aug 6, 2018, 9:48 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News August 6, 2018

-Student Schedules

-School Supply Lists

-Chromebook Loan Agreement

-Open Building Presentation

-Summer Reading Information

-RAMS Interscholastic Athletic Information

-Calendar


Student Schedules

Student schedules will be available through our new student management system PowerSchool beginning today August 6th. Due to unforeseen challenges, some schedules and homerooms may be subject to change leading up to the first day of school. Guidance Counselors will be returning on August 24 and will begin processing changes and questions.


Please see the links below to our Welcome Letters, which contain important information and dates for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

6th Grade Welcome Letters

7th Grade Welcome Letters

8th Grade Welcome Letters


School Supply Lists

Grade 6 Supply List

Grade 7 Supply List

Grade 8 Supply List


Chromebook Loan Agreement

At Robert Adams Middle School, each student will be provided a Google Chromebook laptop computer, a carrying sleeve, and Chromebook charger. The aim of the Chromebook is to promote communication, collaboration, and critical thinking among our students and teachers.


As of August 1, families will be able to complete the 2018-2019 Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement.  It is highly recommended that parents participate in an optional insurance program ($40/student/year) to provide coverage in case of loss or damage of the Chromebook.  We encourage families to review the 2018-2019 Chromebook Care and Use Guide before signing the loan agreement. The Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement and Care and Use Guide is available on our school website under Online Resources.


Open Building Presentations

On Wednesday, August 22 at 10:00 am, we are offering parents and students an early opportunity to come in and tour the school and meet with school administrators.  This opportunity is intended for Grade 6 parents and students, and Grade 7 and 8 parents and students who are new to Adams. If you are interested and available, please come to our “Open Building” and meet us in the Middle School Auditorium.  The presentations will begin promptly at 10am. Please note that this presentation will be mainly focused on addressing parents’ “Frequently Asked Questions”. In addition, for parents who were unable to attend the Adams Grade 5 to 6 Transition Night held in the spring, we will very briefly summarize the school’s mission and academic programs.  We will also be taking questions throughout the presentation. While the parent presentations are going on, student leaders will conduct building tours for incoming students.


2018 Summer Reading Information now Available

We hope that your summer vacation is off to an excellent start!  At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading over the upcoming summer months.  Please click the link below to access our grade level Summer Reading lists, as well as information regarding our Summer Reading expectations.  These updated lists will be added to our school webpage in the upcoming week and the Holliston Public Library has this information as well.

We hope that you and your family have a restful summer, and we look forward to the upcoming school year.

RAMS Summer Reading 2018


RAMS Interscholastic Athletics

Registration for our Fall Interscholastic Sports (Cross-Country, Field Hockey and Volleyball) will begin online Tuesday, August 14th at 10 a.m. Please note that Cross-Country and Field Hockey will be open to students in grades 6, 7, & 8. Volleyball will only be open to students in grades 7 & 8 with limited space available.


Calendar

August 1 Begin Collection of RAMS Chromebook Loan Agreement

August 6 Student Schedules available on PowerSchool

August 22 Open Building Presentations @ 10:00 AM

August 27 Opening Day for Teachers

August 28 Opening Day for Students

August 30 Grade 7 & 8 Chromebook Distribution

August 31 Staff PD Day/ No School for Students

September 3 Labor Day/ No School

September 4 Grade 6 Chromebook Distribution

RAMS Sports Information Night @ 5:45 PM

September 6 Picture Day

September 10 Rosh Hashanah/No School

September 11 Grade 6 Culture Connection- Geography Game Show

September 12 Grade 6 & Unified ARTS Open House @ 6:00-7:00PM

September 19 Yom Kippur/No School

September 24-28 Scholastic Book Fair

September 25 Grade 7 & 8 Open House @ 6:30-7:30PM

September 27 Scholastic Book Fair Night @ 6:00-8:00PM

RAMS News July 18, 2018

posted Jul 19, 2018, 10:42 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News July 18, 2018

-Chromebook Loan Agreement

-Student Schedules

-Open Building Presentation

-Summer Reading Information

-RAMS Interscholastic Athletic Information

-Calendar


Chromebook

At Robert Adams Middle School, each student will be provided a Google Chromebook laptop computer, a carrying sleeve, and Chromebook charger. The aim of the Chromebook is to promote communication, collaboration, and critical thinking among our students and teachers.


Beginning August 1, families will be able to complete the 2018-2019 Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement.  It is highly recommended that parents participate in an optional insurance program ($40/student/year) to provide coverage in case of loss or damage of the Chromebook.  We encourage families to review the 2018-2019 Chromebook Care and Use Guide before signing the loan agreement. The Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement and Care and Use Guide will be available on the school website and emailed out to parents by August 1, 2018.


2018-2019 Student Schedules

Student schedules will be available through our new student management system PowerSchool after August 6.  We will be sending out detailed information prior to the schedules being released to assist you with the login process and accessing the schedules.


Open Building Presentations

On Wednesday, August 22 we are offering parents and students an early opportunity to come in and tour the school and meet with school administrators.  This opportunity is intended for Grade 6 parents and students, and Grade 7 and 8 parents and students who are new to Adams. If you are interested and available, please come to our “Open Building” and meet us in the Middle School Auditorium.  The presentations will begin promptly at 10 am. Please note that this presentation will be mainly focused on addressing parents’ “Frequently Asked Questions”. In addition, for parents who were unable to attend the Adams Grade 5 to 6 Transition Night held in the spring, we will very briefly summarize the school’s mission and academic programs.  We will also be taking questions throughout the presentation. While the parent presentations are going on, student leaders will conduct building tours for incoming students.



2018 Summer Reading Information now Available

We hope that your summer vacation is off to an excellent start!  At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading over the upcoming summer months.  Please click the link below to access our grade level Summer Reading lists, as well as information regarding our Summer Reading expectations.  These updated lists will be added to our school webpage in the upcoming week and the Holliston Public Library has this information as well.

We hope that you and your family have a restful summer, and we look forward to the upcoming school year.

RAMS Summer Reading 2018


RAMS Interscholastic Athletics

Registration for our Fall Interscholastic Sports (Cross-Country, Field Hockey and Volleyball) will begin online Tuesday, August 14th at 10 a.m. Please note that Cross-Country and Field Hockey will be open to students in grades 6, 7, & 8. Volleyball will only be open to students in grades 7 & 8 with limited space available.


Calendar

August 1         Collection of RAMS Chromebook Loan Agreement


August 22 Open Building Presentations @ 10:00 AM


August 27 Opening Day for Teachers


August 28 Opening Day for Students


August 30 Grade 7 & 8 Chromebook Distribution


August 31 Staff PD Day/ No School for Students


September 3 Labor Day/ No School


September 4 Grade 6 Chromebook Distribution

                                RAMS Sports Information Night @ 5:45 PM


September 6 Picture Day


September 10 Rosh Hashanah/No School


September 11 Grade 6 Culture Connection- Geography Game Show


September 12 Grade 6 & Unified ARTS Open House @ 6:00-7:00PM


September 19 Yom Kippur/No School


September 24-28 Scholastic Book Fair


September 25 Grade 7 & 8 Open House @ 6:30-7:30PM


September 27
Scholastic Book Fair Night @ 6:00-8:00PM

Summer Reading Information

posted Jul 17, 2018, 8:25 AM by Adam Steiner

Dear Parent or Guardian,


We hope that your summer vacation is off to an excellent start!  At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading over the upcoming summer months.  Please click the link below to access our grade level Summer Reading lists, as well as information regarding our Summer Reading expectations.  These updated lists will be added to our school webpage in the upcoming week and the Holliston Public Library has this information as well.


We hope that you and your family have a restful summer, and we look forward to the upcoming school year.


RAMS Summer Reading 2018


Watch the 8th Grade Slideshow

posted Jun 21, 2018, 3:20 PM by Adam Steiner


RAMS News June 15, 2018

posted Jun 15, 2018, 12:18 PM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News

June 15, 2018

  • Chromebook Returns

  • Term 3 Report Cards

  • PowerSchool Information

  • Summer Reading

  • Yearbook Order

  • RAMS Summer Library Check out-NEW this year

  • Literary Magazine

  • RAMS Sports

  • Calendar


Chromebook Returns

Please remind your student to bring in their Chromebook, Charger, and Case for return on their specified return date. Please take a look at your student’s Chromebook before it is returned.


6th Graders will be turning in their Chromebook, cases, and chargers on Monday (6/18).


8th Graders will be turning in their Chromebook, cases, and chargers on Tuesday (6/19)


7th Graders will be turning in their Chromebook, cases, and chargers on Wednesday (6/20)


The Chromebook your 6th and 7th graders have this year will be the same unit they are issued next year.  Every effort will be made to replace keyboards with missing keys and broken screens. If your student's screen is filthy, you may want to spray glass cleaner on a paper towel (not directly on the screen) and wipe the screen and keyboard down.


Term 3 Report Cards

As Term 3 comes to a close, we will be shutting down the access to the report card and progress report features within the iPass Parent Portal from Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 21. This will allow teachers the opportunity to finalize the Term 3 grades for their students.  It is our intention to have report cards available online in iPass on Friday, June 22.

 

PowerSchool- Parent/Student Information

We are excited to share that PowerSchool will be our new student information system to replace iPass for 2018-2019 and beyond!  PowerSchool will provide many more features to improve communication between the students, parents, and staff. We will be providing information this summer, as to how you and your child can begin accessing PowerSchool for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.  Please look for an email blast in late July with account log in and feature information. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out RAMS Administration.


2018 Summer Reading Information now Available

At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading. As studies have proven, when students read for pleasure, they benefit in all subjects, not just English. Recreational reading improves vocabulary, spelling, reading fluency, and background knowledge.

Please click below to access the Summer Reading List by grade

6th SRL

7th SRL

8th SRL


Yearbook Orders- STILL TIME

Even though pre-ordering yearbooks online has ended, you can still purchase a yearbook by:

  1. Writing a check for $25 or bringing in $25 cash. (make checks out to Robert H. Adams Middle School)

  2. Include your name and homeroom teacher.

  3. Bring the cash/check to Mrs. Stella (Lagas) in 121 or Mrs. Ditto in 207.

Yearbooks will be available for sale while the inventory lasts! Don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity to look back at another awesome year at RAMS!


RAMS Library Summer check out

Did you know YOU can take library books home over the summer?

Have a parent or guardian sign a Summer Book Checkout Permission slip and bring it to the library after school on Tuesday, June 19, where you will be able to borrow books for summer vacation. Books are due back the first day of school.

Student Loaner Permission Slip


RAMS Literary Magazine- The Middle Ground 2018 Edition

The Literary Magazine Club is proud to present the 2018 copy of "The Middle Ground." Our students throughout the building have worked hard to present a wide variety of writing and artistry. This year, we have chosen to produce only an online version, which in turn allows us to have much more in-color artwork - for that we are excited!

Please use this link to view the literary magazine - from it, you can also click the grey "download" icon at the bottom right of the page. This will allow you to download a PDF version which gives a different look for viewing.  

The Middle Ground 2018 Edition


RAMS Sports Wrap-up

The RAMS Spring Track & Field girls team ended their season with a HUGE 1st place victory at the Massachusetts State Division 2 championships.  Our boys brought home many medals as well. It was a record-breaking season for everyone!!! Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches.

We are looking forward to Fall Field Hockey, Volleyball and Cross Country. Registration information will be emailed to all parents/guardians in the late summer.


Lost and Found

HAS YOUR CHILD "LOST" ANY CLOTHING OR ITEMS AT RAMS? Follow the link to the album of photos of lost & found items and have a look. SO many great items! The last pics show how the items are organized on tables in the cafeteria by color. You have until Friday, June 29 (office open that week) to pick up items - they will be donated after that date.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6JdKdajtzXogp3c8A

 

Calendar

June 18 Grade 7 Field Trip- Kimball Farm

Grade 6 Chromebook Return

June 19 8th Grade Ceremony- in school (students only)

Grade 8 Chromebook Return

June 20 Grade 6 Field Trip- Stoddard Park

Grade 8 Field Trip- 6 Flags

Grade 7 Chromebook Return

June 21 Last Day of School (dismissal at 10:30)

June 22 Term 3 Final Report Cards online

June 29 Lost and Found donated


Wishing all students and families a safe and relaxing summer!!


Latest Issue of the Literary Magazine Now Available

posted Jun 13, 2018, 11:34 AM by Adam Steiner

The Literary Magazine Club is proud to present the 2018 copy of "The Middle Ground." Our students throughout the building have worked hard to present a wide variety of writing and artistry. 

This year, we have chosen to produce only an online version, which in turn allows us to have much more in-color artwork - for that we are excited!

Please use this link to view the literary magazine - from it, you can also click the grey "download" icon at the bottom right of the page. This will allow you to download a PDF version which gives a different look for viewing. Thanks!

RAMS Summer Library Loans!

posted Jun 6, 2018, 8:51 AM by Adam Steiner

We are excited to announce that school library books will be available to loan this summer! Current students entering grades 7 and 8 will be allowed to borrow books from the RAMS library for summer vacation. Students must bring a signed permission slip to our library summer book check out event being held on June 19th from 2:15-3:00. Books will be due back to the library on the first day of school. Any books not returned or damaged will need to be replaced. Students must have a signed permission slip in order to take books home over the summer. Please feel free to email our school librarian, Kelly McDaniel, with any questions: mcdanielk@holliston.k12.ma.us.

Click here to access the RAMS Summer Library Loan Permission Slip.

RAMS News May 15, 2018

posted May 18, 2018, 7:43 AM by Jessica Beattie

What’s new in this edition of RAMS News

May 15, 2018

-8th Grade Community Service Day

-Intruder Response Drill

-Grade 8 Six Flags Trip Information

-Grade 7 DC Trip Information 2018-2019

-Grade 8 Slideshow Information

-Grade 8 Dance

-Culture Connection- MidSummer Night’s Dream

-Calendar


8th Grade Community Service Day

Our 8th Grade Community Service Day is fast approaching.  It is scheduled for May 23rd.  Community Service Day Letters and Permission Slips will be sent home with students on Thursday.  Please pay attention to the $5 required for lunch, appropriate clothing, the need for equipment, and signed permission slip.  Additionally, we are in need of wheelbarrows, if you have a wheelbarrow that you are willing to loan, Joan Shaugnessy is willing to pick it up and drop it back to your home. Please contact her at shaughnessy@hsc.holliston.k12.ma.us

 

Intruder Response Plan Drill

The students and staff of Robert Adams Middle School in conjunction with the Holliston Police Department will be practicing our final Intruder Response drill for the year on Wednesday, May 30.  


The intruder response plan combines elements of our lockdown and fire evacuation plans but is different in that it asks staff and students to independently assess the situation at hand and make a decision that is most likely to avoid potential harm.  Whenever possible, students will look to and follow the directions of teachers and staff in the building. However, there may be instances, where students, after trying to seek out the guidance of an adult, make decisions based on the information that they have at the time.  Some of the options that staff and students will consider might be to hide or evacuate instead of staying in a designated place in their classrooms.


During the May 30th drill, the principal will get onto the intercom and announce the location of an intruder in the building as we would in the event of a real emergency. Teachers will then facilitate a brief discussion with students on what possible actions the class should take based on the information given by the announcement, and then practice those actions.  For the purposes of the drill, the evacuation will resemble that of a fire drill.


Please feel free to email Jessica Beattie, beattiej@holliston.k12.ma.us, if you have any questions.  Our schools are safe places and we want all children to know and feel this; however, it is important to prepare for dangerous situations, no matter how unlikely they may be.


8th Grade Six Flags Reminder and Parent Letter

Attention 8th-grade parents.  Please read the attached document about the Six Flags Field Trip at the end of the year.


Payment is due to homeroom teachers by Friday, May 18, 2018, and must be accompanied by the signed HPS consent form along with the emergency information sheet.  Make your checks payable to: Robert Adams Middle School. Please do not send cash.


Six Flags Letter and Permission Slip


Grade 7 Parents- DC Trip Sign-ups 2018-2019

Attention parents of current 7th graders: We (Mr. Perry & Mr. Conant) are excited to have begun our plans for the April 2019 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. This is our second year as co-coordinators and is looking forward to it again! The dates for the next trip will be scheduled during April Vacation from April 14-17, 2019 (Sunday-Wednesday). This trip is a Holliston tradition offered exclusively to our Grade Eight students. We welcome this opportunity for our students to experience Washington, D.C. with their friends and classmates. We hope it will provide many memories along with instilling a sense pride and civic engagement for the students.  
On Tuesday, May 1 we are speaking with the 7th graders about the trip. They will be taking home a number of items related to the trip. However, and VERY IMPORTANT-this year we are asking parents to sign up electronically using the Google Form included below. If your daughter/son is planning on attending the trip this needs to be completed at your earliest convenience.
Thank you in advance. Please contact either Mr. Perry or Mr. Conant if you have any questions or concerns.
DC Trip Registration

8th Grade Slideshow

We are going to continue the tradition of an end of year 8th-grade slideshow. This photo montage will feature pictures of your sons and daughters as they have grown up and attended school in Holliston and are soon ready to move on to high school. It will be shown to 8th-grade students in the auditorium one of the last days of school. In addition, we will make this video available to parents who wish to watch it at home and save it as a keepsake.


In order to create the best slideshow ever, we need your help with collecting pictures. We are asking that you submit the following in the next three weeks if possible:

1. A baby or toddler picture of your son/daughter (only need 1 of these)

2. Any photos of your son/daughter with other 8th grade friends throughout the years (the more the better!)


These pictures can be submitted in three different ways:

***These pictures will be shown in HD and should be at least 1 MB. Small images will be blurry and cannot be used.***

***Only digital pictures will be accepted***


Thank you for your assistance with this project. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Adam Steiner at steinera@holliston.k12.ma.us


Grade 8 Dance

The Grade 8 dance is coming up on Friday, June 8 @ 6:30-9:30 pm at the Adams Middle School.  This year’s theme is Coachella.  Tickets for the dance will go on sale in school at lunch during the week of June 4. Cost per ticket is $12.00, and tickets will not be sold at the door the night of the event.  The dress code for this event is casual.

We are in need of a number of decorations, food, and refreshment items for the event and some volunteers to help out on the day/night of the dance. Please explore the Sign Up Genius link and help out if you possibly can.

Any questions, please feel free to reach out to Anne-Marie Reinstein at amdorning@gmail.com


Grade 8 Culture Connection- Midsummer Night’s Dream

On May 22nd, all Grade 8 students will be viewing A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company.

Follow four young Athenian lovers and six Rude Mechanicals into Oberon's enchanted woods in which all things, even the impossible, are possible. Shakespeare's glorious comedy is filled with mischief, magic, and mix-ups! How does it all resolve?


"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Holliston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."





Calendar

May 18 Grade 8 Science MCAS Session 2

May 22 Gr. 8 Culture Connection- Midsummer Night’s Dream @ 8:00 am

May 23 Gr 8 Community Service Day (rain date 5/31)

May 24 Grade 6 Spring Concert @ 7:00 pm at HHS Auditorium

May 28 No School/Memorial Day

May 29 Grade 7 & 8 Spring Concert @ 7:00 pm at HHS Auditorium

June 1 Willy Wonka Benefit Show 7:00 pm at RAMS Auditorium

June 4 Grade 8 Culture Connection- Shakespeare @ 9:30am

June 5 Grade 8 Tours at HHS

June 8 Grade 5 Step up Day

June 18 Grade 7 End of year Field Trip Kimball Farm (all day)

June 20 Grade 6 & 8 End of year Field Trips (all day)

June 21 Last day of school ½ day


Send Pictures Now for Our 8th Grade Slideshow

posted May 17, 2018, 6:00 AM by Adam Steiner

Dear 8th grade parents:

We are going to continue the tradition of an end of year 8th grade slideshow. This photo montage will feature pictures of your sons and daughters as they have grown up and attended school in Holliston and are soon ready to move on to high school. It will be shown to 8th grade students in the auditorium the last day of school. In addition, we will make this video available to parents who wish to watch it at home and save it as a keepsake.

In order to create the best slideshow ever, we need your help with collecting pictures. We are asking that you submit the following by June 1:
1. A baby or toddler picture of your son/daughter (only need 1 of these)
2. Any photos of your son/daughter with other 8th grade friends throughout the years (the more the better!)

These pictures can be submitted in two different ways:
E-mail: You can e-mail your pictures to grade8pictures@holliston.k12.ma.us - Just be sure to include your child’s name in the subject line and individual image names
Google Drive: You can add a single photo or folder of images to this link - Just be sure to include your child's name in the folder and individual image names: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ckf4NLwrxHh_wuYK-9GMwaevQacXrK5i?usp=sharing
***These pictures will be shown in HD and should be at least 1 MB. Small images will be blurry and cannot be used.***
***Only digital pictures will be accepted***

Thank you for your assistance with this project. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Adam Steiner at steinera@holliston.k12.ma.us.

RAMS News May 1, 2018

posted May 1, 2018, 2:41 PM by Jessica Beattie

What’s new in this edition of RAMS News

May 1, 2018

                - MCAS Update

- Parent Ed: Cyberbullying, texting, social media

- Art & Jazz Festival

- 2019 DC Trip Registration: Gr 7 Parents

- SEPAC Event: Assistive Technology in Schools

- MS PTO News

-Summer Volleyball Clinic

                - Calendar Events


MCAS Schedule

Just a reminder that the MCAS Math (Gr 6-8) and Science (Gr 8 only) testing sessions will begin next week.  Please refer to the MCAS Schedule for all dates for students in grades 6-8.


Parent Ed: Cyberbullying, texting, social media, and the consequences.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 1 at  7-9pm at the RAMS library to hear Camila Barrera of Prevention Partnerships for Youth, Inc, Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc.

New studies are showing that smartphones are keeping us in a constant state of stress that can have serious consequences on our social lives, anxiety levels, mental health and general well-being. As we heard from Joani Geltman in her compelling presentation on cell phone addiction at the end of January, there are far greater risks for teens as the adolescent brain is not fully developed.

Camila will be joined by local chiropractor Howard Goldberg, to discuss postural effects of being always-on. Howard will offer some basic exercises to combat postural defects caused by the forward head position to use a cell phone and join a panel with Nurse Practitioner Darlene Vittori, Officer Bryan DiGiorgio, HPD, and Lieutenant Chad Thompson, HPD to answer questions you may have on this issue. We hope you will join us.


Art and Jazz Festival

The Art & Jazz Festival has made its return! Please join us on May 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the RAMS library. Mr. Grina, Ms. Abalutzk and Mrs. Hebert invite all RAMS families for a coffee-house style evening full of amazing art, music, and food. We are in need of food, water bottle, plastic tablecloths and dry good donations for this event. Please send in or drop off donations in the office on 5/14.Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you and your families at the event!


Grade 7 Parents- DC Trip Sign-ups 2018-2019

Attention parents of current 7th graders: We (Mr. Perry & Mr. Conant) are excited to have begun our plans for the April 2019 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. This is our second year as co-coordinators and are looking forward to it again! The dates for the next trip will be scheduled during April Vacation from April 14-17, 2019 (Sunday-Wednesday). This trip is a Holliston tradition offered exclusively to our Grade Eight students. We welcome this opportunity for our students to experience Washington, D.C. with their friends and classmates. We hope it will provide many memories along with instilling a sense pride and civic engagement for the students.  
On Tuesday, May 1 we are speaking with the 7th graders about the trip. They will be taking home a number of items related to the trip. However, and VERY IMPORTANT-this year we are asking parents to sign up electronically using the Google Form included below. If your daughter/son is planning on attending the trip this needs to be completed at your earliest convenience.
Thank you in advance. Please contact either Mr. Perry or Mr. Conant if you have any questions or concerns.
DC Trip Registration

SEPAC Event- What does Assistive Technology in the school setting look like?

Please join us on Monday, May 14th @ 7 pm at Adams Middle School Multi-Purpose Room 109.  With Chromebooks being more readily available to all students, how is it used in the school setting?  What assistive technology is available to all children as well as students with more individualized, including those requiring augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  From tier 1 -> tier 2 -> tier 3 of AAC? What does it look like in the school setting and how can I partner with educators to support my student in accessing and generalizing skills?


Panel of speakers:

Carol Dicruttalo, Student Services Administrator, Placentino Elementary School

Becky Hakanson, SLP/AAC Consultant from Accept Collaborative

Adam Steiner, Technology Integration Specialist, Adams Middle School and Miller Elementary

Heather Nunes, SLP, Placentino Elementary School

Krissy Gilbert, Special Education Teacher, Miller Elementary School

Marie Reggio, SLP, Adams Middle School


MS PTO News

Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11

The MS PTO will be seeking volunteers to contribute or help out with treats and events next week to honor our wonderful RAMS teachers.  Keep an eye out for the Signup Genius email asking for help.

8th Grade Community Service Day May 23

Our 8th Grade Community Service Day is fast approaching.  All 8th graders, along with their teachers and parent chaperones, disperse all over Holliston and beyond to beautify and organize their community.  Then they return for an outdoor lunch. Please be on the lookout for communication specific to the event. As always, we are looking for chaperones.  If you are interested, please email your 8th grader’s homeroom teacher.

RAMS Volleyball Summer Clinic

Flyer


Calendar

May 1 Parent Ed: Cyberbullying, sexting, social media, and the consequences.

7PM @ RAMS

May 7 Math MCAS- Gr 8

May 7-11         Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8 Math MCAS- Gr 6 & 7

        MS PTO Meeting 8:00 AM at RAMS Teachers Cafe

May 9 Math MCAS- Gr 8

May 10         Math MCAS- Gr 6 & 7

May 14         RAMS Art & Jazz Night @ 6:00-8:00 PM at RAMS

May 14         SEPAC Event- Assistive Technology @ 7:00 PM at RAMS

May 15         Science MCAS-Gr 8

May 16         Science MCAS- Gr 8

May 22         Gr. 8 Culture Connection- Midsummer Night’s Dream @ 8:00am

May 23         Gr 8 Community Service Day(rain date 5/31)

May 28         No School/Memorial Day


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