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Parent E-mail Communication Update

posted Nov 17, 2017, 4:59 AM by Adam Steiner

Please see the following message from Dr. Jackson concerning school communication to parents via e-mail.

RAMS News November 15, 2017

posted Nov 15, 2017, 11:23 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News- November 15, 2017

  • Mood Check Parent Night

  • Parent Volunteer Opportunities

  • Upcoming Events- 6th Grade Carnival, 6th Grade Culture Fair, Student/Staff Turkey Trot, Harlem Wizards Basketball Game

  • Sports Interest- Wrestling

  • Johns Hopkins Parent Information

  • MS PTO News/Events

  • November Lunch Menu

  • Calendar Events


7th Grade Student Mood Check Screening Parent Night

We will be hosting a second parent information night on Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30pm in the RAMS Library to discuss Mood Check: Holliston.  Mood Check is a depression prevention initiative for students, supported by the Holliston Public Schools and directed by Tracy Gladstone, a licensed clinical psychologist from the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College.


The student program will begin with a Signs of Suicide training and video.  Students will fill then out a brief depression screening measure meant to identify students who may be at higher risk for depression, and will be asked to designate whether or not they would like to meet with a member of our team right away to express concerns about themselves or about a peer. Students who score above a designated threshold, or who express concern about themselves or a peer, will take part in an  individual interview with a trained social worker or psychologist.  Students who express concerns about a peer will be asked to share those concerns with a member of Dr. Gladstone’s team.  Students with elevated scores on our screening measure, or with concerns about themselves, will be screened for current or past depression and/or suicidal thinking.  These adolescents will be told that staff will not share information they provide with parents/guardians unless staff learn that they are experiencing significant symptoms of depression, meet criteria for a depressive disorder, or are in danger of harming themselves or others.  The outcomes of the screenings will NOT be shared with the school or with school personnel, without permission from a parent/guardian.   Screenings are scheduled to occur December 11-15.  


Please see original letter below for more information.

Parent Letter



Laps-at-Lunch- Parent Volunteers Needed!!

Our Laps-at-Lunch initiative continues to be a huge success!  Students are loving the opportunity to go outside and walk during lunch, even when it is a bit chilly.


In order to continue with this initiative, we are in serious need of parent volunteers.  If you have any availability between 11:00-12:30 Monday-Friday, please use the link below to sign up.  Just a reminder that parents will need a current CORI on file, which can be filled out in the RAMS front office.

Laps for Lunch signup


6th Grade Carnival-Friday, November 17

The 6th Grade Carnival is this Friday, November 17th from 6:30PM-8:30PM.  The Carnival is sponsored by MS PTO and includes a night filled with games, prizes, a DJ, carnival concessions and a fun time with friends.  This event is for the 6th Grade Class Only.  Tickets will be sold during lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  The cost is $7.00. No tickets will be sold at the door. Cash or Checks made payable to MS PTO will be accepted.  Refreshments will be available at the event for $1 each.


6th Grade Culture Fair

Attention 6th grade parents: Join us in celebrating various cultures that your students are learning about.  We are hosting our annual 6th Grade Culture Fair where you can experience amazing foods, listen to different types of music, and even learn a new language!  Join us on  Tuesday, November 21 from 7:45am -8:45am in our Cafeteria and Library.


Johns Hopkins Parent Information-7th Grade SAT Opportunity

Parents of 7th graders, if you were unable to join us for the Johns Hopkins Parent Information Night on Tuesday, November 14, please review the links below that provide all of the information shared. If you have any further questions regarding Johns Hopkins please contact the 7th grade Guidance Counselor, John Powers at powersj@holliston.k12.ma.us

Parent Information

Johns Hopkins Powerpoint


Harlem Wizards Game- November 19

Are you ready for some Family Fun, Basketball, Music, Comedy, Tricks, Hoops & Alley-Oops !!!!  The Harlem Wizards vs Your Teachers at Holliston High School on Sunday, November 19th

Order tickets online NOW, the game will sell out fast!!!

https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/111603


Sponsored by:

- Friends of Holliston Basketball for the new High School basketball court used for your Saturday youth town games!!

- Holliston Athletic Booster Association ( https://sites.google.com/site/habaholliston/ )


Middle School Wrestling Team

In years past we have had interest in holding a competitive Wrestling Team.  We are reaching out to parents and students to determine the level of interest for this year. Please fill out the Google Form below if your son or daughter is interested in being a part of a RAMS Middle School Wrestling Team.

Wrestling Interest Form


MS-PTO News

Relay for Life Winter White Out All School Dance

There will be an all-school dance on December 8th from 6:30-9:00 PM in the RAMS Gym and Cafeteria. The theme this year is Winter White out, so the attire is casual, just wear all white.  Ticket sales will be sold during lunches and will NOT be available at the door.


The dance is a Relay for Life Dance, so all proceeds made from ticket sales are donated to the Relay for Life Foundation.  Along with that fundraiser, we ask students to bring a food pantry item to be entered in a raffle to win a gift card.

Magazine Drive Fundraiser

We thank all of you who supported our Magazine Drive Fundraiser and Alternative Fundraiser. There was decrease in sales from last year.  The total sale from October 17th – November 7th was $ 6,450. The postcards will be mailed out by GAO Fundraising in December.  The fundraiser is ongoing throughout the year.  You can still support MS PTO, place orders online.  MS PTO will receive 40% profit from each order!!  MS PTO will receive 100% profit from the Alternative Donation!!  Checks payable to

Holliston PTO – Middle School.

Visit  http://gaschoolstore.com

Enter our school ID# 2590990 or search “Adams Middle School”

Join Holliston PTO

To become a member of Holliston PTO visit Hollistonpto.org

Volunteer Opportunities for PTO:

Please contact Marya Bergloff, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator if you would like to add your name to the General Volunteer email list. maryabergloff@yahoo.com

MS PTSA meetings are every other month on the second Wednesday at 9 am.  Meetings are casual and open to all Adams School parents and guardians.  Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 11th at 9 am. Please sign-in with the office and you will be directed to our meeting room.  Mark your calendar for future meetings on 3/8 and 5/10.



November Lunch Menu

We would like to welcome the Adams Middle School students & families back to school lunch. Attached is the lunch menu for November so you have up to date information when you are making your school lunch choices. November is a bit of a crazy month with Professional Development for our staff as well as celebrating Thanksgiving but we were still able to fit in some new menu offerings. On Thursday November 9 try our popcorn chicken bowl. This is a very popular offering at area secondary schools so we thought we would give it a try here. On Monday November 13 & 20 we will be baking Pizzeria Uno pizzas fresh in our pizza ovens. We are offering Chicken, bacon ranch on the 13 & buffalo chicken on the 20. Let us know what you think! The rest of the month rounds out with favorites such as toasted ravioli, chicken parmesan & beef & cheese nachos. We also offer chicken patty sandwiches, pasta & various sandwiches & salads every day.


If you haven't tried school lunch in a while, November is a great month to dig in. Hungry children can't learn & we in the Food Service Department are doing our part!

November Lunch Menu


Turkey Trot/Thankfulness Rally

During the half day on November 22nd, students and teachers will be completing our yearly Turkey Trot and Spirit Rally. We look forward to a fun filled morning of celebrating and giving thanks, through fun activities with staff and students!  


Calendar Events

November 15 SEPAC Presents: Teaching and Reinforcing Coping Strategies 7:00pm

RAMS Multipurpose Room (109)

November 17 6th Grade Carnival 6:30pm-8:30pm RAMS Gym and Cafeteria

November 22 Half Day (dismissal at 10:30am) No lunch served

Turkey Trot for staff and students/Thankfulness Rally

November 22-24 Thanksgiving Break

November 28 Mood Check Grade 7 Parent Screening

November 29 Term 1 Ends

November 30 6th Grade Dance Lessons 6:30-7:30 pm RAMS Cafeteria

December 8 Term 1 Report Cards

Relay For Life Winter White Out Dance (Grades 6-8)

6:30-9:00 pm RAMS Gym


RAMS News- November 1, 2017

posted Nov 2, 2017, 7:49 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News- November 1, 2017

  • Health Screenings

  • Nature’s Classroom Information

  • Magazine Drive Update  

  • Fall One Acts

  • Johns Hopkins Parent Night

  • Parent Ed Events

  • Mood Check- Parent Viewing

  • MS PTO News/Events

  • Citrus Fundraiser

  • Calendar  


Grade 7 Health Screenings

Attention Grade 7 Parents: On Monday November 7th, our nursing staff will be conducting vision, hearing, height, weight and postural screening for all students in grade 7.

These exams are mandated by the state. A note from your child's doctor is acceptable to excuse your child from this screening. If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and encouraged to take your child to a physician for follow up.

Please contact Catherine Porcello, our school nurse with any questions or concerns that you may have at 508-429-0659 or porcelloc@holliston.k12.ma.us.


Nature’s Classroom

Dear 6th Grade Parents/Guardians,

This is a reminder that the first payment of $225 for Nature’s Classroom is due on Thursday, November 9.  In addition to the first payment, please complete and return the following forms to the main office as well:

  • Registration form

  • Chaperone Form (if interested) and CORI form (unless current CORI is on file)

  • Home and Health Form

  • Harrington Hospital Form

  • Student Profile


In case you misplaced it, the informational Letter, along with the forms, which were sent home in late September can be found in the Main Office or at the following link: Nature’s Classroom Informational Letter.    


If you have issues or concerns regarding this payment, please contact Principal, David Jordan at jordand@holliston.k12.ma.us so that he can coordinate with you.  We are committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to attend this unique experience and will work collaboratively with you to that end.

Magazine Drive – The Final Stretch

Our MS PTO Fundraiser is still going on…there are still opportunities to win prizes for orders!  Students with 4+ orders after October 28th qualify to Spin the Wheel for cash prizes and to qualify for one of four $50 VISA Gift Cards students must have 6+ orders entered by midnight on November 6th to be entered in the drawing to win!  Pig Races are on Monday, November 13 for homerooms with 25% or more participation.  Go to www.gaschoolstore.com to get started, enter ID# 2590990 and then your child’s homeroom teacher. Get those online orders in!

Tired of purchasing magazines? As an alternative, we welcome donations of any amount to MS PTO where 100% of your donation goes directly to the Holliston Middle School PTO programs. Every $10 donation counts as one magazine order and must be delivered to the school by the above listed dates.  Contact Christine Clarke, ckclarke@yahoo.com or Denise Gidopoulos, gidopoul@hotmail.com with questions.


Fall One Acts-this weekend!!

If you are looking for a fun evening this weekend, please come out to the ReAct Players Fall One Acts.  There will be two performances,  Making Nice and The Actor Games, that are sure to be exciting.


Shows will be Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th from 7:00-9:00 PM in the RAMS Auditorium. Tickets will on sale during all lunches, as well as at Coffee Haven, Kamala, and will also be available at the door as well for $8 each.  We hope to see you there!


Johns Hopkins Informational Night

There will be an informational night on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:30-7:30 PM in the RAMS auditorium for those interested in having their 7th grade student participate in the Johns Hopkins SAT preparation program. .All of the information from the evening will be posted online immediately after the November 14 presentation. Please contact John Powers, the 7th grade Guidance Counselor with questions at powersj@holliston.k12.ma.us


Mood Check- Parent Viewing of student video

We will be holding a parent viewing of the video that will be presented to the 7th grade students for the Mood Check Signs of Suicide prevention program this year.  Please join our Guidance Counselors on November 8 at 9:15 am in our MultiPurpose Room to view the video.




Parent Volunteers- Laps at Lunch

Please consider volunteering for one or more lunches. Laps at lunch is a great time to connect with our students, and allows us the ability to provide them some additional outside time during the day.  Please sign up using the Signup Genius below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aa4ab23a4f85-laps


Parent Ed Events:

Drugs & Alcohol Abuse presented by Dr. Ruth Potee

Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00pm at the High School for this Parent Ed event sponsored by HDAAC. The following content presented is suitable for parents/guardians, students, educators, administrators, and community members.


The legalization of marijuana in MA has resulted in mixed messages and confusion about the dangers of drug use. Dr. Potee, a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine Physician, will address this during her seminar, and speak candidly to her audience to inform and educate students and parents/guardians alike. Members of the Holliston Police Department will join Dr. Brad Jackson to answer questions after Dr. Potee’s presentation..


Teaching and Reinforcing Coping Strategies to your child in the home by Victoria Briggs, District BCBA & Leslie Diamandis, School Psychologist grades PreK-3

Please join us on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00pm in the RAMS Multi-Purpose Room, for this Parent Ed event sponsored by the Holliston SEPAC.


Many students of all ages and abilities experience anxiety and stress which may manifest itself in a variety of ways. Children with disabilities often require explicit instruction in coping with stress, fear, frustration and anxiety. Helping your child find the right and developmentally appropriate strategies for them can feel like a daunting task. This seminar will help to provide information on finding the right strategies, teaching and reinforcing those strategies in the home and community settings.


MS PTO News:

6th Grade Dance Lessons start this week!

The popular 6-week dance lesson program for 6th graders is back! These lessons are known as a right of passage for Adams Middle School students...just ask any older middle school or high school student!  Lessons start Thursday, November 2.  It’s not too late to sign up!

Dance Lessons Form

6th Grade Carnival is Friday, November 17!

Play carnival games, win prizes, enjoy music and hang out with your friends! Tickets will be $7 and will be sold November 14-17 at lunch.  Refreshments will be available for $1 each.  No tickets will be sold at the door.    

Carnival Flyer

Want to join the Holliston PTO – visit www.Hollistonpto.org to join.

Add your name to the MS PTO general volunteer list.

Contact Marya Bergloff, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator at maryabergloff@yahoo.com


Holliston Music and Arts Parents Association- Fundraiser

Just a friendly reminder that the Holliston Music and Arts Parents Association (HMAPA) is holding their annual citrus fundraiser with orders due by November 3.   Products include navel oranges, pink grapefruit, and mixed cartons, as well as new items - Hamlin juice oranges, mandarin oranges, Washington red delicious apples plus some new combination cartons.   Students in band, chorus, theatre, and art clubs are taking orders and will deliver products.   Proceeds benefit the arts through teacher grants for items such as pianos, guitars, pottery wheels, 3D printer, music stands and music at all Holliston schools as well as scholarships for graduating seniors.

If you don’t know a student, you may order online at www.hollistonmusicandarts.org, and click to order citrus. Choose “ship to organization” for lowest prices and truck delivery to Holliston High School Cafeteria where you must pick up your order.   You may also choose “ship to recipient” at premium prices and direct shipping anywhere in the U.S., no pick up required.   And you may donate to the food pantry and have it delivered by us by choosing “donate item”.  We expect truck delivery to Holliston High School cafeteria during the evening Monday, 12/4, Tuesday 12/5 or Wednesday, 12/6. We will notify you when we have definite date from shipper.  

If you have questions, contact Val Ogilvie at www.HMAPAFundraising@gmail.com or (508) 893-9767.   You can also support the arts in Holliston schools by joining HMAPA or making a donation.   Go to our website at www.hollistonmusicandarts.org and click on the membership tab.  Thank you for supporting the arts in our schools by supporting HMAPA!


Calendar

November 3 Grade 8 Keefe Tech Tours

Citrus Fundraiser Orders due

November 3-4 Fall One Acts: 7:00-9:00 PM in RAMS Auditorium

November 6 Magazine Drive orders completed by midnight

November 7 Grade 7 Health Screenings

November 8 Parent Ed: Examining Drugs and Alcohol at 7:00pm in HHS auditorium

Mood Check Parent Viewing of 7th gr Student Video at 9:15am at RAMS

November 9 6th Grade Dance Lessons at 6:30pm RAMS Cafeteria

November 10 NO SCHOOL/Professional Day

November 13 Magazine Drive Pig Races

November 14 Johns Hopkins Parents Information Night at 6:30 RAMS auditorium

November 15        SEPAC Presents: Teaching and Reinforcing Coping Strategies 7:00pm in     

RAMS Multipurpose Room

November 17 6th Grade Carnival: 6:30-8:30 PM in RAMS Gym & Cafe

November 22 Half Day/Turkey Trot

November 23-24 Thanksgiving Break


First Virtual Coffee Talk - Tonight Wednesday 11/1 from 5 - 5:30!

posted Oct 31, 2017, 9:52 AM by Adam Steiner   [ updated Nov 1, 2017, 4:54 AM ]

Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Beattie will be hosting the first virtual parent coffee talk of the year tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 1 from 5:00-5:30 PM. For those of you that are new to Adams, Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Beattie will host a podcast in an effort to expand the school’s ability to communicate in alternative ways with parents. For 2017-2018, there will be several podcasts that will run for approximately 20-30 minutes at a time. On the side of the screen, there will be an area for parents to post live questions to the hosts or guests that they will answer in the order that they come in.

Our first Virtual Parent Coffee Talk this year will be focusing on the topic of our newly implemented Advisory Program. We will use this time to provide you with information on the program and answer questions that you might have regarding our Middle School Advisory. Please view the virtual coffee talk video and submit questions via this link:

http://adams.holliston.k12.ma.us/virtual-coffee-talks

At the conclusion of the broadcast, the video will be posted on the school website so that parents that were unable to view the live broadcast can view it on their own time.

RAMS News October 15, 2017

posted Oct 18, 2017, 4:09 AM by Jessica Beattie

What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News

  • First Virtual Parent Coffee Talk

  • Mood Check-Parent Information

  • Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Parent Information Night

  • Fall One Acts information

  • Johns Hopkins Parent Information Night

  • MS PTO Information

  • Calendar Events


First Virtual Parent Coffee Talk

Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Beattie will be hosting the first virtual parent coffee talk of the year on Wednesday November 1 from 5:00-5:30 PM.  For those of you that are new to Adams, Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Beattie will host a podcast in an effort to expand the school’s ability to communicate in alternative ways with parents.  For 2017-2018, there will be several podcasts that will run for approximately 20-30 minutes at a time. On the side of the screen, there will be an area for parents to post live questions to the hosts or guests that they will answer in the order that they come in.


Our first Virtual Parent Coffee Talk this year will be focusing on the topic of our newly implemented Advisory Program. We will use this time to provide you information on the program and answer questions that you might have regarding our Middle School Advisory. You will be provided with a link to submit questions before the airing of the podcast and during the podcast.  You may submit questions on any area that you are seeking additional feedback on.


At the conclusion of the broadcast, the video will be posted on the school website so that parents that were unable to view the live broadcast can view it on their own time.


Mood Check

Dear Parents, the Holliston Public Schools is pleased to introduce Mood Check: Holliston, a depression prevention initiative for students, supported by the Holliston Public Schools and directed by Tracy Gladstone, a licensed clinical psychologist from the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College. Please see letter below for more information.


Mood Check Parent Information Letter


Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Parent Information Night

On Monday, October 16th from 6-7 pm in the RAMS Auditorium Mrs. Conahan, Mrs. Ditto-Kustwan, Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Beattie will be hosting an informational night for 6th grade parents to discuss the Spring Nature’s Classroom trip.  It is highly encouraged that all 6th grade parents attend.  At the event, 6th grade staff will discuss what a typical day looks like at Nature’s Classroom, review all of the necessary school forms for participation, cost, housing arrangements, and behavioral expectations.  


Fall One Acts

Don’t miss the fantastically talented Adams Middle School ReAct Players in the annual Fall One Acts! The “One Acts” is a show comprised of 2 separate one-act plays.  See the amazing performers take you on 2 journeys of inspirational hope, hilarious comedy and pure fun.  This year’s plays are Making Nice by Alan Haehnel. This is a funny and inspiring story about an acting troop as they tirelessly work to perfect their performance under the command of their tyrannical director. The Actor Games by Wade Bradford.  This Hunger Games parody is a hilarious and entertaining view of a society that has become obsessed with anything drama and stage related.

Friday November 3rd @ 7pm and Saturday November 4th @ 7pm at the Robert Adams Middle School Auditorium.Ticket price $8 and are available for purchase at the RAMS cafeteria the week prior to the show or at Coffee Haven and Kamala Boutique beginning Oct. 23rd. Don’t miss this event, it's sure to be a blast.



Johns Hopkins Informational Night

There will be an informational night on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:30-7:30 PM in the RAMS auditorium for those interested in having their 7th grade student participate in the Johns Hopkins SAT preparation program.  More information to follow soon.

 

 

MS PTO News:

Magazine Drive

Our one and only MS PTO Fundraiser is here…with lots of in-school fun!

The fundraiser will run from Oct. 16th – Nov 13th.  It will be ONLINE ONLY – No paper orders!!  Tired of purchasing magazines? As an alternative, we welcome donations of any amount to MS PTO where 100% of your donation goes directly to the Holliston Middle School PTO programs. Your child will bring information home in their backpack.

Contact Christine Clarke, ckclarke@yahoo.com with questions.

 

Parent Letter

 

 

Used Book Fair at Placentino October 17 and 18

The PTO is collecting children’s and adult books in good condition for our first ever used book sale!We are also collecting books in the atriums of Placentino, Miller, and Adams, and 315 High Street and 47 Pilgrim Road. All money from the sales will help the PTO continue supporting the Holliston schools, and leftover books will be donated to classrooms, schools, and libraries in our town.

6th Grade Dance Lessons starting soon!

The popular 6-week dance lesson program for 6th graders is back! These lessons are known as a right of passage for Adams Middle School students...just ask any older middle school or high school student!  Lessons start Thursday, November 2.  Look on Backpack express for the signup!

Parent Information Form

Become a member of the Holliston PTO – visit www.Hollistonpto.org to join.

Add your name to the MS PTO general volunteer list.

Contact Marya Bergloff, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator at maryabergloff@yahoo.com



Calendar

October 16 Magazine Drive Kickoff

October 16 Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Parent Info Night @ 6pm-7pm at RAMS

October 17 Picture Retakes

October 17 Grade 7 Team 2 YMCA Field Trip

October 17 & 18 MS PTO Used Book Fair at Placentino

October 20 Grade 7 Team 1 YMCA Field Trip

October 25 Parent Ed: Mood Check 7pm-9pm at HHS

November 2 6th Grade Dance Lessons at RAMS

November 3-5 Fall One Acts

November 14 MS PTO Meeting at 8:00am at RAMS Teacher Cafeteria

Johns Hopkins Parent Information Night

November 17 6th Grade Carnival


RAMS News October 1, 2017

posted Oct 3, 2017, 3:49 AM by Jessica Beattie

What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News



  • Parent Information Nights: 6th Grade Nature’s Classroom

Mood Check: Holliston

  • Parent Volunteer Opportunities

  • RAMS After School Clubs

  • MS PTO Information and Events

  • Calendar



Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Parent Information Night

On Monday, October 16th from 6-7 pm in the RAMS Auditorium Mrs. Conahan, Mrs. Ditto-Kustwan, Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Beattie will be hosting an informational night for 6th grade parents to discuss the Spring Nature’s Classroom trip.  It is highly encouraged that all 6th grade parents attend.  At the event, 6th grade staff will discuss what a typical day looks like at Nature’s Classroom, review all of the necessary school forms for participation, cost, housing arrangements, and behavioral expectations.  


Mood Check

Dear Parents, the Holliston Public Schools is pleased to introduce Mood Check: Holliston, a depression prevention initiative for students, supported by the Holliston Public Schools and directed by Tracy Gladstone, a licensed clinical psychologist from the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College. Please see letter below for more information.


Mood Check Parent Information Letter


Parent Volunteer Opportunities-  Please join our Adams Middle School School Council

We are seeking a few more parent volunteers for this year’s RAMS School Council. We would like to begin our Council sessions by the end of October, so please be sure to email Principal David Jordan if you are interested at jordand@holliston.k12.ma.us


The School Council is a small representative group of parents, teachers, community members and administrators which meets to review and discuss the school improvement goals and efforts for the school and help inform efforts and goals for the following year.  It typically meets every other month  from 4-5:30.  





Robert Adams Middle School Clubs 2017-2018

All of the club schedules and start dates are posted to the school website.  Have your student listen to morning announcements for any adjustments or cancellations in the weekly schedule.




MS PTO News & Events:

Magazine Drive – Our one and only MS PTO Fundraiser is coming…with lots of in-school fun!

The fundraiser will run from Oct. 16th – Nov 13th.  It will be Online ONLY – No paper orders!!  Tired of purchasing magazines? As an alternative, we welcome donations of any amount to MS PTO where 100% of your donation goes directly to the Holliston Middle School PTO programs.

Contact Christine Clarke, ckclarke@yahoo.com with questions

Parent Education Program - Discussion of Adolescent Psychology – Oct 11th, 7pm at HHS

Industry guru Joani Geltman will discuss how the brain affects our teens’ behavior. Her seminar will cover: the battle of the thinking brain vs. the feeling brain, effective strategies for arguing – the 4 ways of fighting, effective strategies for keeping your teen safe, how to teen-proof your home and cell-proof your teen.

Used Book Fair at Placentino October 17 and 18

The PTO is collecting children’s and adult books in good condition for our first ever used book sale! We are also collecting books in the atriums of Placentino, Miller, and Adams, and 315 High Street and 47 Pilgrim Road. All money from the sales will help the PTO continue supporting the Holliston schools, and leftover books will be donated to classrooms, schools, and libraries in our town.

How to become a member of the MS PTO?  

Please visit Hollistonpto.org to join. You can also add your name to the MS PTO general volunteer list. Contact Marya Bergloff, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator at maryabergloff@yahoo.com

 

Parent Education Events: SEPAC Trunk or Treating Event

Please join in a fun, safe trick or treating adventure for kids.  See flyer below for details.

Trunk or Treat


 

 

 

Calendar

October 3 PTO MLTS Focus Group at Holliston High School 7pm-8pm

October 9 No School/Columbus Day

October 10 MS PTO Meeting at 8am at RAMS

October 11 Parent Ed- Adolescent Psychology by Joani Geltman 7pm-9:30 at HHS

October 12 Grade 7 Team 3 YMCA Field Trip

October 16 Magazine Drive Kickoff

October 16 Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Parent Info Night @ 6pm-7pm at RAMS

October 17 Picture Retakes

October 17 Grade 7 Team 2 YMCA Field Trip

October 17 & 18 MS PTO Used Book Fair at Placentino

October 20 Grade 7 Team 1 YMCA Field Trip

October 25 Parent Ed: Mood Check 7pm-9pm at HHS

November 2 6th Grade Dance Lessons at RAMS

November 3-5 Fall One Acts


RAMS News September 15, 2017

posted Sep 22, 2017, 3:58 AM by Jessica Beattie

What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News

  • Scholastic Book Fair Information

  • Parent Volunteer Opportunities-School Council, Laps at Lunch

  • How to access Daily Morning Announcements

  • After School Club Information

  • MS PTO News

  • Parent communication resources

  • Important Calendar Dates


Scholastic Book Fair

We are excited to announce that Adams Middle School will be bringing back the Book Fair this year! Our Book Fair will run from Tuesday, September 26-Thursday, September 28 in our school library.The Book Fair will feature a huge selection of engaging and affordable books for every age. Your child is certain to find a book that they will love!  All Students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during their English classes throughout the week. In addition we will have a Parents Night, Thursday September 28 from 6:30-7:30 in our library where Parents will have an opportunity to attend the Book Fair.

If you are unable to attend the Book Fair and would like to shop online, please do so starting September 20-October 3 using the link below


         RAMS BOOK FAIR


Parent Volunteer Opportunities- Adams Middle School School Council

Volunteers needed for this year’s school council.


The School Council is a small representative group of parents, teachers, community members and administrators which meets to review and discuss the school improvement goals and efforts for the school and help inform efforts and goals for the following year.  It typically meets every other month beginning in October from 4-5:30.


If you are interested in serving on the RAMS School Council, please email Principal David Jordan at jordand@holliston.k12.ma.us


Laps at Lunch

As a part of our continuous efforts to address the social and emotional needs of our students, the middle school will continue to provide alternative spaces this year for students to go during lunch.  This will include quiet reading, puzzles, and games in the library, and “Laps at Lunch” where students will be given a chance to walk around a designated space.

We are looking for parent volunteers that can help us monitor students during this time. Please consider volunteering for one or more lunch periods as often as you wish.  It is a great opportunity for parents to engage with students here at our Middle School.


Please sign up using the link below:


        LAPS AT LUNCH SIGN UP


Morning Announcements

All morning announcements are posted to the school website.  This is a resources that you or your student can access if they were absent or forgot what the morning announcements were for the day.


Clubs

Morning announcements are beginning to advertise all of the fun After School Club opportunities available to our students.  Please use the following links to see the start dates of the various RAMS Clubs and their daily schedules.


         AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS


MS PTO News

Meeting, September 12, 2017

  • Thank you for attending our first MS PTO meeting on Tuesday, 9/12/17

  • Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 10th at 8:00 AM

Magazine Drive Fundraiser

  • The Magazine Drive is coming soon, and we’re continuing with the more simplified process. The dates are October 16th - November 13th.  We will have an online order process only with a simplified prize structure, and will also continue with “Postcard Day” on October 18th since 40% of our revenue comes from that portion of the fundraiser.  Tired of purchasing magazines? As an alternative, we welcome donations of any amount to MS PTO where 100% of your donation goes directly to the Holliston Middle School PTO programs.  Stay tuned for more information by email.

Membership:

  • Have you become a member of Holliston PTO??

  • It’s simple….visit Hollistonpto.org to join

Volunteer:

  • Contact Marya Bergloff, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator if you would like to add your name to the General Volunteer email list  maryabergloff@yahoo.com




Parent Communication Resources

  • We are always looking for different ways to share information with our families and the community.  Here are some ways that you can gather information about what’s going on at RAMS

    • RAMS News- sent out every 1st and 15th of the month via email

    • Adams Middle School Webpage

    • Follow us on Facebook- Robert Adams Middle School

    • Follow us on Twitter-@RAMSHollistonPS


Calendar

September 21 No School/Rosh Hashanah

September 26-28 Book Fair

September 28 Parent Book Fair Night 6:30-7:30pm in RAMS Library

September 29 RAMS Spirit Day

October 4 Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Parent Info Night 6:30-7:30pm in Auditorium

October 9 NO SCHOOL/Columbus Day

October 16-Nov 13 Magazine Drive

October 17 Picture Retakes

October 18 Magazine Drive- Postcard Day

October 25 Parent Ed: Signs of Suicide (SOS) 7:00-9:00pm HHS Auditorium


MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Results

posted Sep 19, 2017, 9:02 AM by Adam Steiner

The results of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Surveys of Holliston High School and Adams Middle School were recently published.

"The 2016 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey (MWAHS) marks the beginning of a new decade in monitoring trends in adolescent health behaviors to advance school and community prevention efforts. Since 2006, the MWAHS has been administered every other year in communities served b the MetroWest Health Foundation, with the goal of supporting data-driven improvements in health programs and policies at the local and regional level."

--from the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey results

>> Adams Middle School results
>> Holliston High School results


Scholastic Book Fair Begins Wednesday 9/20

posted Sep 19, 2017, 8:45 AM by Adam Steiner

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to RAMS! This is a great opportunity for students to discover interesting books while supporting the school. 
The online sale will run from 9/20 to 10/3 and the fair will be in the RAMS library during the school day Tuesday, September 26 through Thursday, September 28th. Parents can stop by the library Thursday night from 6:30-7:30 PM to purchase books in person.

Open Building Presentation- August 23

posted Aug 23, 2017, 9:11 AM by David Jordan

The Open Building presentation on August 23rd was 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, were given a brief summary of the school’s mission and academic programs.




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