RAMS News- 9/15/21

Tina Cortis



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 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.




16        Yom Kippur/No School

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


8           No School/Professional Day for staff

11         No School/Columbus Day

12         PTO Meeting at 3:00pm via zoom

26          Picture Retakes