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RAMS News September 17, 2018

posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:57 AM by Jessica Beattie

What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News

  • Start with Hello Program

  • Scholastic Book Fair Information

  • Parent Volunteer Opportunities-School Council, Laps at Lunch

  • After School Club Information

  • Parent communication resources

  • Citrus Fundraiser

  • MS PTO News

  • Calendar Dates

Start with Hello Initiative

This year we will be partnering with Sandy Hook Promise to promote their program Start with Hello. A program that helps decrease student isolation and promote kindness and inclusiveness.  This has become a nationally recognized program, and we will be kicking off with a guest speaker Remy Ball who will hold gradewide student assemblies on Monday, September 24. We will be running some fun and engaging activities throughout the week in the cafeteria, to promote their three essential steps: 1) See someone alone, 2) Reach out and help, 3) Start with Hello

Scholastic Book Fair

We are excited to announce that Adams Middle School will be bringing back the Book Fair this year! Our Book Fair will run from Tuesday, September 25-Thursday, September 27 in our school library. The Book Fair will feature a huge selection of engaging and affordable books for every age. Your child is certain to find a book that they will love!  All Students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during their English classes throughout the week. In addition, we will have a Parents Night, Thursday, September 27 from 6:00-8:00 in our library where Parents will have an opportunity to attend the Book Fair.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities- Adams Middle School School Council

Volunteers needed for this year’s school council.

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. Meetings this year will run every other month starting in October from 3:30-4:30.

If you are interested in serving on the RAMS School Council, please email Principal David Jordan at

Laps at Lunch

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the supervision of our Laps at Lunch. If you are interested in joining us for any or all of our three lunch periods, please sign up through the link below. Keep in mind all volunteers need to have a completed CORI before volunteering.  We hope you will consider volunteering!

Laps at Lunch

After School Clubs & Activities

Morning announcements are beginning to advertise all of the fun After School Club opportunities available to our students.  Please use the following link to see the start dates of the various RAMS Clubs and their daily schedules.

New Club for 6th graders- Crash Course in Middle School

Parents of sixth graders! My name is Laura Keen and I am a high school senior running a five-week program beginning September 27 called “Crash Course in Middle School.” The goal of the program is to help sixth graders better adjust to middle school in terms of organization, time management, and communication skills. There will be five after-school sessions from 2:00-2:45 (9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25) covering various aspects of those topics. If interested please email me at with your name and your student’s name. Sign-ups are for all 5 sessions. There will only be 15 slots available so if interested please email asap. I will email back to confirm signups or to let you know the program is full.

Parent Ed: Heather Abbott

Our first event will be to welcome Heather Abbott, Boston marathon survivor, to talk about grit, resilience, and overcoming adversity, on October 4 at the Holliston High School. Please see the link below for more information.

Parent Ed Information

Parent Communication Resources

  • We are always looking for different ways to share information with our families and the community.  Here are some ways that you can gather information about what’s going on at RAMS

    • RAMS News- sent out on our around the 1st and 15th of the month via email

    • Adams Middle School Webpage

    • Follow us on Facebook- Robert Adams Middle School

    • Follow us on Twitter-@RAMSHollistonPS

  • All morning announcements are posted to the school website.  This is a resources that you or your student can access if they were absent or forgot what the morning announcements were for the day.

Fundraiser- HMAPA

The Holliston Music and Arts Parents Association (HMAPA) is kicking off our annual citrus fundraiser on October 9th with orders due by November 2nd. Please see the link below for more information.

Citrus Fundraiser


Meeting, September 11, 2018

  • Thank you for attending our first MS PTO meeting on Tuesday, 9/11/18

  • Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 9th  at 8:00 AM at RAMS

Fall Fundraiser

  • Our annual Fall Fundraiser is coming soon, and we are continuing with a more simplified process. The kickoff date will be October 15th.  Stay tuned for more information by email.


September 19 Yom Kippur/No School

September 24-27 Scholastic Book Fair

September 24 Start with Hello Assemblies (gr 6-8)

September 24-28 Start with Hello Initiative in all lunches

September 25 Grade 7 & 8 Open House @ 6:30PM

September 27 Scholastic Book Fair Night @ 6:00-8:00PM

October 4 Parent Ed: Guest Speaker Heather Abbott at HHS

October 8 Columbus Day/No School

October 10 Parent Virtual Coffee Talk @ 4:45-5:15

October 11 Grade 7 Health Screenings