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RAMS News May 1, 2019

posted May 1, 2019, 1:23 PM by Jessica Beattie

What’s new in this edition of RAMS News

May 1, 2019

-MCAS Update

-Parent/Admin Virtual Coffee Talk

-Art & Jazz Festival

-2019-2020 DC Trip Registration: Gr 7 Parents

-MS PTO News

-Summer Volleyball Clinic

-RAMS Yearbook

-Calendar Events

MCAS Schedule

Grade 6, 7, and 8 Math MCAS and Grade 8 Science and Technology MCAS will begin next week. Please help your student remember to charge their Chromebook the night before testing, get a good night sleep, and start with a healthy breakfast!

Spring 2019 MCAS Schedule

Grade 8 Math Fair--Parents Needed

We would like to invite you, Parents and Guardians, to demonstrate how you use math in your career.  We are looking for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade parents to present to eighth-grade students in a “science fair” type setup on Wednesday, June 5th. Please see attached flyer for details.

Grade 8 Math Fair

Parent/Admin Virtual Coffee Talk

Please join us on Wednesday, May 8 at 4:30 pm for our final Virtual Coffee Talk of the school year. We will use this time to focus in on end of the year events and showcasing student work.

Art and Jazz Festival

The Art & Jazz Festival has made its return! Please join us on Monday, May 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the RAMS library. Mr. Grina, Mrs. Abalutzk, and Mrs. Hebert invite all RAMS families for a coffee-house style evening full of amazing art, music, and food. This year's theme is water! There will be a charity auction with 100% of proceeds going to the Navajo Water Project, art activities to support water conservation and of course lots of great food art and music performed by our very own RAMS students. We are seeking artists to donate art for our auction; art donations can be brought to the office by 5/15. We are also in need of food, water bottles, plastic tablecloths and dry good donations for this event. Please send in or drop off donations in the office on 5/17 and 5/20. 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 2019-2020

Attention parents of current 7th graders: We (Mr. Perry & Mr. Conant) are excited to have begun our plans for the April  2020 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. This is our third 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 19-22, 2020 (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 of pride and civic engagement for the students.  

On Wednesday, 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 Google Forms. We will be having a meeting on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 in the RAMS auditorium to speak with parents of current 7th graders about the trip. Thank you in advance. Please contact either Mr. Perry or Mr. Conant if you have any questions or concerns.


RAMS Yearbook

It is that time of year to purchase a RAMS Yearbook. Please use the link below to order a yearbook for your child.

RAMS Yearbook Order Form

RAMS Volleyball Summer Clinic


HPD Police Academy Summer Program



Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

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 24

Our 8th Grade Community Service Day is fast approaching and will be held on Friday, May 24 with a rain date of Wednesday, May 29.  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.


May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7 Grade 7 MCAS Math Session I

MS PTO Meeting at 8:00 am RAMS Teacher Cafe

May 8 Grade 6 & 8 MCAS Math Session I

Parent Virtual Coffee Talk @ 4:30 pm

May 9 Grade 7 MCAS Math Session II

May 10 Grade 6 & 8  MCAS Math Session II

May 13 Grade 8 MCAS Science/Technology Session I

May 16 Grade 8 MCAS Science/Technology Session II

May 20 Grade 8 Culture Connection-MidSummer Nights Dream (in school)

                        Art and Jazz Festival RAMS Media Center @ 6:00 pm

May 24 Grade 8 Community Service Day

May 27 No School/Memorial Day

May 29 Grade 8 Community Service (Rain Date)