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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

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, 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 to join. You can also add your name to the MS PTO general volunteer list. Contact Marya Bergloff, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator at


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





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