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What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News

Wednesday September 15th, 2021

 

  • Virtual Open House UPDATE

  • Holliston Pride Fridays

  • Important Reminders 

  • RAMS Family Night Series-We need your suggestions

  • RAMS School Council-Volunteer Opportunity

  • Pit Crew is back!

  • Clubs & AfterSchool Activities Update

  • MS PTO

  • Calendar

 

Virtual Open House-Update

We will be holding a “Virtual” Open House on Thursday, September 23  from 6:30-8:30.  Our teachers are very excited to share with you what your child will experience throughout the school year. From content, to team building, and more.  Zoom links will be emailed out on September 23. This night will be recorded as well, for those with multiple children and/or unable to attend. Below is the outline of times for our Open House. 

6:30-6:45: Admin Introduction

Grade 6:                                              Grade 7:                                    Grade 8:

6:50-7:05: ARTS                                 6:50-7:50: Gr 7 Teachers           6:50-7:05: World Language

7:10-8:10: Gr 6 Teachers                    7:55-8:10: World Language       7:10-7:25: ARTS

8:15-8:30: World Language                8:15-8:30:  ARTS                       7:30-8:30: Gr 8 Teachers


RAMS Holliston Pride Fridays

At RAMS we are working on ways to come together as a community, become more inclusive, and unite. due to time lost over COVID.  This year, we are designating EVERY Friday to be HOLLISTON PRIDE FRIDAY. This is a day we can unite each week as a RAMS FAMILY.  We encourage all staff and students to wear Holliston colors or gear to show our unity.  

 

IMPORTANT Reminders: 

RAMS Dismissal Change Form

Just a friendly reminder that we are continuing to use our RAMS Dismissal Change Form for ALL student dismissal changes. Due to the volume and pace in the Main Office, we ask that you use this form as opposed to calling or emailing to dismiss your child for an appointment.  

RAMS Dismissal Change Form

Water Bottles & Masks

Just a reminder to send your child with a water bottle. We have refillable stations, but our water fountains are turned off.  Additionally, if you are able to send extra masks for your child to keep in their locker or bags, we are noticing many disposable masks are breaking easily.

 

RAMS FamilyEd Mini Series

Recognizing how challenging middle school can be to navigate not only as a student, but as a parent, we are hoping to lend you a helping hand!  We will be putting together a recorded mini-series which will aim to provide resources and answers to all of your questions.  Please feel free to use the form below to help provide us with some input on what would be of interest for you to learn about.

Family input form

 

RAMS School Council-Volunteers Needed

RAMS 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.  If you are interested in serving on the RAMS School Council, please email Principal David Jordan at jordand@holliston.k12.ma.us

 

Pit Crew Opportunities (Gr 7 &8)

The Middle School Pit Crew is back! Pit Crew is predominantly focused on repairing and troubleshooting issues with the hardware and software of student Chromebooks.  However, students will also be involved in website design, programming, and technology repair outside of just the Chromebooks. Interested students should be able to operate with a high level of independence and autonomy, be creative, and have a high interest in computer science.  Pit Crew will meet once in a 6 day cycle and it will replace one of the students’ existing electives (music, art, comp sci)

If your student would be interested in participating, please fill out the following interest survey.

Middle School Pit Crew Interest Form

 

RAMS Clubs & Activities-UPDATE

RAMS Clubs and Activities are currently being put together based on student desire and need. All clubs will run on a designated day from 2:30-3:25. We are waiting on Late Buses to be assigned to the middle school. Once the busing is coordinated, our clubs will begin. We are hoping this will happen over the next week.  

 

MS PTO 

MS PTO Meeting

Our next MS PTO meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 12th at 3:00 pm. We will start the year off with virtual zoom meetings, but hope to switch to in-person as the year progresses. We look forward to having you there.  Please email hollistonpto@gmail.com for zoom link.

Outdoor Volunteer Lunch Monitors Needed

We need your help to volunteer as lunch monitors, so we can offer the students the opportunity to enjoy lunch outdoors(weather permitting). Please sign up here.

 Townwide PTO Meeting

Our first Townwide PTO meeting of the year will be Monday, Oct. 4th at 7:00pm. We will start the year off with virtual zoom meetings, but hope to switch to in-person as the year progresses. Please email hollistonpto@gmail.com for zoom link. Please join us!

 LAST CHANCE: Fall Fundraiser!

The Holliston PTO works hard to provide outstanding programs, teacher grants, and student scholarships to our community. We are running a Holliston Spirit Wear fundraiser through September 21. Your purchase of sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, or sweatpants will help us fund important PTO efforts. Orders may be placed online via this link: Holliston PTO Spirit Wear Items may be picked up at Tri-Valley Sports in Medway or shipped directly to you! 

 Join the MS PTO!

It’s easy – visit www.HollistonPTO.org to join!  Just $15 to support your child, their teachers and many programs within the school.

 

Calendar

Sept

16        Yom Kippur/No School

23        Virtual Open House 6:30-8:30pm via zoom

Oct

8           No School/Professional Day for staff

11         No School/Columbus Day

12         PTO Meeting at 3:00pm via zoom

26          Picture Retakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News

Thursday September 2, 2021

 

  • Virtual Open House UPDATE

  • First Day Update

  • School Picture Reminder

  • RAMS Athletics

  • Calendar

Virtual Open House-Update

We will be holding a “Virtual” Open House on Thursday, September 23  from 6:30-8:30.  Our teachers are very excited to share with you what your child will experience throughout the school year. From content, to team building, and more.  Zoom links will be provided prior to the 23rd with a schedule..

 

First Day of School

We had a fantastic first two days of school. It was amazing to see our staff in full action doing what they love, and the smiles on students' faces and their energy was infectious.  We look forward to an amazing school year.  For anyone who may have missed our Welcome Back overview, the video is linked below. 

A Few Reminders:

Drop Off/Pick Up-- Just as a reminder, any students being dropped off or picked up should be using the Woodland St Loop located off of Woodland by the Softball Field, or Linden Street Loop. Vehicles should NOT be using the back Maintenance Road that we used last year, as some of our buses use this for exiting.

Lunches--Just a reminder that school lunches are Free this year to all students.  Anyone interested in a lunch provided by the school just needs to go through the lunch line in the cafeteria. Additionally, please know that we are providing either outdoors or the library as a space for those looking for an alternate setting from the cafeteria.

Welcome Back Video

School Pictures

We will be holding school picture day on Thursday, September 9. Picture packets and information will be coming home over the next few days.  Additionally to make the process a bit easier, CoffeePond also has online order forms should you prefer this over the paper packet. Please go to www.coffeepond.com to complete the online order form.  Pictures will be taken outside weather permitting, if it is raining we will hold them indoors.

 

RAMS Interscholastic Athletics

The fall of 2021-2022 Interscholastic Athletic program includes Cross Country for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, Field Hockey for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and Volleyball for 7th and 8th grade only.

Details can be found at the RAMS Athletics Page.

Our Fall Sports Night for parents will be held on Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 pm, via zoom. A zoom link will be provided closer to the meeting date.

 

Calendar Update

September

1          First Day of School (Start time 8:05am)

6          Labor Day/No School

7          Rosh Hashanah/No School

8          RAMS Sports Information Night @ 6:30 pm via Zoom

         School Pictures

16         Yom Kippur/No School

23         Virtual Open House 6:30-8:30pm via Zoom

 

What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News

 August 15th, 2021

 

  • RAMS Welcome Back Video & Information

  • RAMS Open Building Dates-AUGUST

  • 21-22 Student Schedule Information & Supply Lists

  • RAMS Athletics

  • Calendar

 

RAMS Welcome Back Video & Information

Please enjoy our Welcome Back Video and slides, that will provide you and your family with information relative to what to expect as we return for the 21-22 school year.  

Welcome Back Video

Welcome Back Slides

 

RAMS Open Building Dates- August

We will be providing two days for tours of RAMS this summer to help both our incoming grade 6 and all new families to the district get acclimated with the middle school. We will be holding these tours on the following:

Grade 6 Students Last Name A-J: Friday, August 20th 9:00-10:00

Grade 6 Students Last Name K-Z: Friday, August 20th 10:.30-11:30

All new students to the district: Wednesday, August 25th 10:00-11:00

In order to keep these numbers manageable we ask that you come on your assigned days/times. 

 

RAMS Student Schedules

A reminder that student schedules for the 21-22 school year are in PowerSchool. If you have questions concerning your child’s schedule, counselors will be available to answer questions and make any necessary adjustments beginning on or around Thursday, August 26. Scheduling adjustments will not be made until their return.  Please know that if you leave a voicemail and/or email, understand that it may not be returned until August 26 or thereafter.  

A reminder that the counselor assignments are as follows:

Grade Six, Mrs.Guellnitz, Room 108, ext. 1415 guellnitzg@holliston.k12.ma.us

Grade Seven, Mrs. Gavan, Room 130, ext. 1419 gavana@holliston.k12.ma.us

Grade Eight, Mr. Powers, Room 215, ext. 1414 powersj@holliston.k12.ma.us

School Supply Lists 2021-2022:

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

 

RAMS Interscholastic Athletics

The fall of 2021-2022 Interscholastic Athletic program includes Cross Country for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, Field Hockey for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and Volleyball for 7th and 8th grade only.

Details can be found at the RAMS Athletics Page.

Registration for Fall will open at 10:00 am on Friday, August 20th and remain open until team rosters are filled.  Additionally, our Fall Sports Night for parents will be held on Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 pm, via zoom. A zoom link will be provided closer to the meeting date.

 

Calendar Update

August

20                Open BuildingTours  A-J 9:00-10:00 & K-Z 10:30-11:30

25                Open Building (New Families & prior remote students) 10:00-11:00

 

September

1                   First Day of School (Start time 8:05am)

6                   Labor Day/No School

7                   Rosh Hashanah/No School

8                   RAMS Sports Information Night @ 6:30 pm via Zoom

9                   School Pictures

16                 Yom Kippur/No School