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RAMS News October 1, 2015

posted Oct 7, 2015, 12:49 PM by David Jordan

IParent Sign-up

In our effort to improve communication and information on student progress, we are pleased to announce that we will be opening the iPass iParent Portal for RAMS parents and guardians and their children by the end of the first term in early December.   The iParent Portal is an important part of iPass, the Student Information System used by the Holliston Public Schools that will allow you and your child to access your child’s schedule, attendance and grades.

Be on the look-out for IParent registration information in the next couple of weeks.

Virtual Parent Coffee Talk

Save the date!!  Mr. Botelho and Mr. Jordan, with the help of the PTSA, will be holding their first ever virtual parent coffee talk.  In an effort to expand the school’s ability to communicate in alternative ways with parents, Mr. Botelho and Mr. Jordan will be available in an online forum to answer any questions that parents may have.  The virtual coffee talk will be held the evening of November 4, 2015.  

Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Parent Information Night

This coming Tuesday October 6th from 6-7 pm in the RAMS Auditorium, Mrs. O’Rourke, Mr. Cotter, Mrs. Murray, and Mr. Jordan 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.  


Chromebook Update

Chromebooks are going home to 6th graders this Monday October 5th!!  

Parent Education Events: SEPAC/PTSA

Monday October 5th, Discussion on Child and Adolescent Anxiety with Dana Zais LICSW, Clinical Director Wayside Youth and Family Support Network.  Adams Middle School Auditorium, 7pm.

Thursday October 15th, Parent Coffee and Follow-Up Discussion about Childhood Anxiety, Hosted by the Adams Middle School Guidance Department. The department looks forward to sharing this time with parents so they may have the opportunity to ask questions and have further discussion. Tips will be shared on how to best support students at home. Questions to Gretchen Hazen-Powers, LICSW, 429-0657 x 1421.  Adams Middle School Teacher’s Cafeteria, 8am-9am.

The Magazine Drive is coming soon.  

MS PTSA runs the one and only RAMS fundraiser of the year – The Magazine Drive.  The sales campaign will run from Monday, October 19th to Monday, November 9th.

Please keep in mind, while only current middle school students will be “selling” magazines during those three weeks, the drive is ongoing throughout the entire year online and is open to everyone in Holliston.  Even if you no longer have a child in the Middle School, you can renew or order magazines.  Yes, renewals count just as much as new subscriptions!!  Renew during the drive and your subscription will automatically renew at its regular renewal date.  All profits from the drive (40% of gross sales-WOW!) go directly to our school.  

It’s so easy!  All orders & renewals will be placed online.  Go to and enter school #2590990 to order. Also visit the site to set-up your child’s account.  Please be sure to enter your student’s homeroom teacher during set-up so that your child’s sales can qualify for prizes.  Once set up, you will be ready to easily place orders in October and send out emails to friends and family in advance to let them know how they can support your child and the Adams Middle School PTSA. Questions? Please contact Jill Sykes or Laura Lockwood


PTSA OPENING - Committee Chair: Magazine Drive

  • MS – PTSA has only one fundraiser per year – Magazine Drive!

  • Need a successor to shadow.  Contact Neela Patel with questions

Have you renewed your PTSA Membership?

  • It is quick and simple!

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Athletics:  Fall Interscholastic Sports

The Fall Interscholastic Season is in full swing!  Good luck to all of our RAMS athletes.  Parents and community members interested in more information on the times and dates of different events can visit the RAMS Athletics website for further details.

Morning Announcements

All morning announcements are posted daily on the school website.  Parents are encouraged to view them at their leisure.

Robert Adams Middle School Clubs 2015-2016

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.


October 2 Spirit Rally

October 5 Parent Education:Child & Adolescent Anxiety @7PM in the RAMS Auditorium

October 6 Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Parent Info Night @6:00-7:00pm in the Auditorium

October 7 Grade 6 Culture Connections: Neal Nichol’s Geography Game Show

October 8 Grade 7 Team 1 Fieldtrip

October 9 Staff Professional Day/No School for Students

October 12 No School/Columbus Day

October 14 Grade 7 Team 2 Fieldtrip

October 15 Parent Ed: Coffee talk follow-up to Oct. 5 pres. @8-9am RAMS Teacher’s Cafe

October 21 Grade 7 Team 3 Fieldtrip