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RAMS News January 18. 2019

posted Jan 18, 2019, 11:46 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS NEWS January 18, 2019

  • Semester Change & Term 2 Progress Reports

  • 8th Grade High School Transition Information

  • Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Information

  • Parent Volunteer Opportunities

  • MS PTO Information

  • Calendar Events

Semester Change & Term 2 Progress Reports

Just a reminder to all students and families, that the mid-year semester change for TechEd and Art ONLY occurred on Tuesday, January 15. All students who began the year in Art have now switched to TechEd and vice versa.

Additionally, as we approach the halfway point for Term 2 we encourage you, along with your child to review their grades and assignments in PowerSchool.  Teachers have been instructed to make sure that all grades from the first half of the term are to be updated by Thursday, January 24 so that parents have an accurate image of their student’s performance in the first half of Term 2.  

Holliston High School 8th Grade Open House

The 8th Grade Open house is scheduled for January 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  This will be the first of a few opportunities for families to familiarize themselves with the Holliston High School prior to their student's arrival next year.  The event will kick-off in the Holliston High School auditorium with a presentation from high school students and administration. There will then be an opportunity for 8th-grade families to tour the high school.  This event is open to 8th-grade students and their parents/guardians. Additionally please click on the link below for more information regarding upcoming events for our 8th graders as they begin the transition to high school.

Grade 8 High School Transition Information

Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Packets and Payments Due

We are still in need of many Nature’s Classroom packets and initial deposits of $200. If you have not turned in your child’s Nature’s Classroom packet, please send into the Main Office as soon as possible. If you are not planning to send your child to Nature’s Classroom, please email Mrs. Gavan at to let us know.  Please make note that the final payment was due on January 4 of $200.



Additionally, we are in higher need of parent chaperones this year. If you are interested please make sure to complete the form within the packet.  We will be in touch in the near future to let parents know that they have been selected to chaperone and the dates of an informational meeting regarding chaperoning duties.


Crossfit Opportunity for Students

We are excited to announce an upcoming afterschool opportunity for students in grades 6-8 taking place here at RAMS.  Information to soon follow, regarding a Crossfit Class running in mid-February one day per week from 2:00-2:45. Please keep watch for more information and registration.  

Virtual Parent Coffee Talk- January 30

Thank you to all of the parents that participated in our first Virtual Coffee Talk in October  We appreciated the great questions that we received.

Our next live Virtual Coffee Talk will be Wednesday, January 30 at 4:30 pm. This month’s topic will be Innovative Teaching and Learning at Adams. We will be sharing with you some new and innovative learning experiences that are going on here at Adams! Please join us on January 30th at 4:30 pm.


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

Add your name to the MS PTO general volunteer list. Contact Patty Baribeau, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator at


January 15 Semester change for students Art/Tech Ed classes only

January 18 No School/Professional Development for Teachers

January 21 No School/Martin Luther King Day

January 22 Grade 8 Parent/Student Open House @ HHS 6:30pm

January 23 Middle of the Middle for Grade 7 (extended lunch)

January 24 Term 2 Supplementaries (viewed in PowerSchool)

January 28- Academic Bowl Grades 6-8

Feb 1

January 30 Parent/Admin Virtual Coffee Talk @ 4:30pm