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Congratulations on persevering through a challenging year. Now it is time to sit back, relax, and READ two books!

This summer, all RAMS students, grades 6-8, are required to read two books of their choosing and complete the signature form. Students will turn in this form to their English teachers on Wednesday, September 8th. Students also have the option to complete an extra credit assignment. All information is available on our RAMS SUMMER READING WEBSITE. There, you will find the expectations and requirements, as well as links to a list of recommended titles!  Happy reading!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News

Monday June 1st, 2021

 
  • PRIDE at RAMS

  • RAMS Tie-Dye Day

  • RAMS Yearbook Info

  • RAMS Band Update

  • Grade 8 Community Service Day & Awards

  • Summer Reading List

  • RAMS Track & Field

  • HHS Field Hockey Interest Meeting 

  • Holliston Community Action Fund- Student Event!!

  • Re-Act Players

  • End of Year School Spirit Event

  • Calendar Update

 

PRIDE at RAMS

As many of you know, June is an important month not only here at RAMS but nationally. June is the month which recognizes PRIDE month and Juneteenth.  As educators it is our responsibility to educate ourselves and our students in events that bring about change, inclusivity, and equity for ALL.  

Juneteenth is made up of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth,’ and it is an important day in our nation’s history. On this day, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas more than 155 years ago to inform enslaved people that slavery had been abolished.

 

PRIDE month recognizes the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparking a liberation movement — a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all.

 

Here at RAMS we are demonstrating our inclusiveness of others through our actions, words, and feelings. Our GSA is educating us each day through visuals, announcements, and ways to take a stand.  We as a school are choosing to hang flags of different cultures and groups, to demonstrate our admiration, support, and acceptance of one another. Please see the links below to find ways you can support others as a family and a community!

Holliston Pride Flyer

Holliston Pride Events June 2021 (detailed)

 

RAMS Tie-Dye Day

We are so excited to end the year with a fun, whole-school Tie-Dying event, put on by our amazing MS PTO and parent volunteers.  If you have not purchased your t-shirt yet, please send in $10 with your child to pay at lunch by June 8 or make a payment through the MS PTO paypal account hollistonpto@gmail.com  This fun event will take place on Friday, June 18 and all students are encouraged to wear their t-shirts on Tuesday, June 22..  For those remote students who are planning to join in person please arrive at your following grade level time, buzz the door and let us know you are here. Those remote students who cannot attend in-person, To-Go packs with your shirt will be left in the bins out front for pick up at the end of the day on June 18.

Tie-Dye Event Times:

Grade 7: 8:30-9:30

Grade 8: 9:45-10:45

Grade 6: 1:00-2:00

 

RAMS Yearbook Info

This is definitely a year to remember! Order your yearbook now before it’s too late! Cost: $25

We are planning for a summer delivery so that we can capture memories from the end of this memorable school year!

Special request: Please follow the link below to upload photos for the yearbook. We are currently looking for photos of your at-home learning space and other special memories from this past school year! Scroll through your camera roll and upload photos to be featured in the 2020-2021 yearbook! 

Visit the yearbook website to both purchase and upload photos

 

RAMS Bands 2021-2022

Attention all musicians! With the ongoing improvements to health and safety measures, we are hopeful and confident that our band program will be up and running at full capacity next school year. Anyone interested should sign up using the form below. If you have little or no experience, but are curious about taking up an instrument, please view the invitation slideshow below and consider joining using the sign-up form. Please email any questions to Mr. Grina at grinam@holliston.k12.ma.us

RAMS Bands Participation 2021/2022

RAMS Bands Invitation

 

Grade 8 Community Service Day & Awards

Due to the nature of the year, we are unable to hold our traditional events, but we would like to end the year doing something fun and special to send all Grade 8 students off for the summer as a RAMS FINAL FAREWELL.  On Tuesday, June 22 we will hold our annual Community Service event, for the morning portion of the day. Following Community Service, we will hold a fun pizza picnic to include a DJ for an extended, fun lunch under the tent and on our field. Ending the day, our 8th graders will return into the building to finish up with a Grade 8 Awards “Zoom style” ceremony.  More information to follow.

 

RAMS Summer Reading

As we quickly approach the end of the year, we wanted to provide you an opportunity to check out our RAMS Summer Reading Website.  It is important to allow kids to enjoy the freeing nature of summer and relax and unwind, but also encourage reading to continue to expand their learning. Please check out the link below for Summer Reading suggestions!!

RAMS Summer Reading Website

 

RAMS Team Events

The RAMS Track and Field team will come together for their final meet of the season.  The event takes place at HHS on Tuesday, June 8th at 3:30.  Go RAMS!

 

Holliston Community Action Fund- Student Event!!

The Holliston Community Action Fund (HCAF) Student Division is planning an event for Middle and High School students at Goodwill Park on Friday June 18th from 6-8pm.

 

Event: Field Day “Sports & Games”

Date: Friday June 18th

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Goodwill Park Pavilion and Field

Includes: Hot dogs, chili bowls, snacks, cupcakes and beverages

 

The HCAF Student Division meets regularly (approx. 30 students) to promote healthy attitudes, positive activities and community service for students of Holliston High School and the Adams Middle School.  We hope you will show your support by participating in this fun event!

 

Re-Act Players

Dear Students and Parents,

Hope you are all doing well as the year winds down. The ReAct Players (RAMS drama club) was hoping to have a virtual benefit, but unfortunately it was not the right time and registration was low for this event.  However, with not having any performances for over a year, we are eager to get to know you to help us plan for next year. Anyone who is interested in putting together a short (2 minutes or less) video of you either singing (ideally Broadway or Disney songs), acting or both, we would love to see your talent. This video is in no way required to be involved in the shows next year, we just thought it might be a fun way for you to show us your talent! If you are interested, please send your video to both Mrs. Hecker (b.hecker@comcast.net) and Mrs. Abalutzk (abalutzkb@holliston.k12.ma.us) by the end of the school year.  We are excited to start up the ReAct players and look forward to getting to know you all.

All the best,

Mrs. Hecker and Mrs. Abalutzk

 

HHS Field Hockey Info

*Attention Current 8th graders Interested in playing Field Hockey at the High School in the Fall:

Please complete this form so I can have your contact information for the fall season.  Coach Healey will email the interest meeting Zoom link which will be on June 8 at 6pm.  Any questions should be directed to Coach Healey at awesoly10@gmail.com

 

Calendar Update

June

8                        RAMS Track Meet at HHS 3:30 pm

18                      RAMS Tie-Dye Day

22                      Grade 8 Community Service & Awards Day

23                      Last Day of School (Half-Day) 11:00am dismissal

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Robert Adams Middle School

323 Woodland Street

Holliston, Massachusetts 01746

Developing Positive Behavior Routines at Home Slide

Below is a link to a presentation with strategies and useful information to help families establish healthy, supportive routines at home.  Thanks to our presenters for sharing their expertise!

Presentation

  • Victoria Briggs - District Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Leslie Diamandis - Psychologist Grades PK-5
  • Tessa Piantedosi - District Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)