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RAMS News January 2, 2018

posted Jan 2, 2018, 12:58 PM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS NEWS January 2, 2018

  • School Closing Information

  • Nature’s Classroom Parent Information

  • Virtual Parent Coffee Talk

  • Grade 8 High School Transition Information

  • MS PTO- Ski Club, Parent Ed Night

  • Calendar Events

School Closings/Snow Days

Parents, please be aware that many local news organizations have discontinued text notifications for school closings.  Notifications will continue to be posted on all local news stations and their websites, as well as on the Holliston Public Schools website.  Please utilize one of those sources for information on school closings in Holliston.

Nature’s Classroom- Grade 6 only

Just a reminder that the final payment of $225 is due by Friday, January 5. If you have issues or concerns regarding this payment, please contact Principal, David Jordan at 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.

Virtual Parent Coffee Talk- January 10

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

Our next live Coffee Talk will be Wednesday, January 10 at 5:00-5:30 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 10th at 5:00 pm.

Holliston High School 8th Grade Open House

The 8th Grade Open house is scheduled for January 22, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 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.  We hope to see you on the 22nd!

Holliston High School 8th Grade Shadowing Program

The Holliston High School Shadowing Program is scheduled for the morning of February 7th.  Students who are interested in the program are invited to spend a morning and shadow a high school student through his/her classes.

Eighth grade students who participate are asked to arrive directly to the high school main lobby at 7:25am. There they are paired with a high school student to attend two of their classes and the Designated Study Block (DSB). Transportation will not be provided for those students participating in the program. Students would need to be dropped off at the high school at 7:25 am and picked up at 11:00 am to be brought to the middle school to conclude the rest of their day.

If your student is interested or you have questions about the program, please contact Mrs. Gavan at  This is a prearranged event.  Please make sure your student has confirmed with Mrs. Gavan that he/she will be attending the Shadowing Day before arrival on February 7th so that she can arrange for an HHS student to shadow.

Laps-at-Lunch- Parent Volunteers Needed!!

Our Laps-at-Lunch initiative has been a huge success!  Students are loving the opportunity to go outside when weather permits or walk in the gym during the cold wintery months. 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 consider signing up using the link below. To volunteer, parents will need a CORI on file, which can be filled out in the RAMS front office.

Laps at Lunch Sign up


Ski & Snowboard Club starts this week!

For those already signed up, Ski/Snowboard Club starts this Thursday, January 4! Arrive at 3:30 for kids to check-in and get their ski passes.  Buses return to Adams at 9:00.  In order to get on the bus, each child must have two signed releases – one from Nashoba and one from the PTO. See email you received from John Drohan, Adams Ski/Snowboard Coordinator for details.

Parent Ed – Non-toxic Choices for Classrooms and Homes

Janna Said, local businesswoman, joins Kristi Marsh, founder of non-toxic living group The Savvy Women’s Alliance, and author of award-winning book Little Changes to discuss non-toxic choices for our classrooms and homes. Wednesday, January 24, 7pm in RAMS Auditorium.




Interested in becoming a member of the Holliston PTO – visit to join. You can also add your name to the MS PTO general volunteer list. Contact Marya Bergloff, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator at


January 10 Virtual Coffee Talk 5:00-5:30 pm

January 12 No School Professional Day

January 15 No School/Martin Luther King Day

January 22-25 Academic Bowl

January 22 HHS 8th Grade Student/Parent Open House 6:00-7:30 pm @HHS

January 24 7th Grade Middle of the Middle

January 24 Parent Ed: Non Toxic choices for our classrooms and homes- with Kristi Marsh 7:00pm @ RAMS

February 7 HHS 8th Grade Shadow Day @HHS

February 13 HHS Guidance Presentations to 8th grade students

February 14 SNOW DATE-    HHS 8th Grade Shadow Day &

  HHS Guidance Presentations to 8th grade students