RAMS News- May 14th

Tina Cortis

What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News

May 14, 2021

 
  • Grade 6 Puberty & Wellness Lessons

  • Remote MCAS Update

  • Walk & Roll to School- May 26th

  • End of the Year School Spirit Event

  • RAMS Yearbook Info

  • Re-Act Players Benefit

  • Student Water Bottles

  • Fun Student Performances

 

Grade 6 Puberty & Wellness Lessons

The RAMS puberty program will be presented to sixth grade students in May/June. The goal of the program is to help students understand the changes that are taking place in their bodies during their adolescent years. This content is typically taught in grade 5, but due to the pandemic, your children missed this opportunity and we, in collaboration with Miller, have decided to bring it to RAMS. These are opt out lessons, but you must email your child’s Wellness teacher by May 21 so that they can plan accordingly. Please see the letter below for more information.

Grade 6 Family Letter/Information

 

Remote MCAS Update

Remote MCAS dates have been scheduled.  Please see the calendar below for dates.  Due to the need for staff to proctor In-Person MCAS some remote students may have asynchronous classes on In-Person MCAS days.  Teachers will coordinate with their students when or if this may happen.  All Unified Arts and World Language classes will be asynchronous on In-Person MCAS days.  

 

Walk & Roll to school- May 26th

In collaboration with Safe Routes to School, RAMS will be participating in our second Walk & Roll this year, which will be on Wednesday, May 26.  The purpose of this event is to promote students to walk or ride their bike to and from school. Walking or biking not only has an impact on one's physical health, but is a wonderful way to engage in positive self care.  We will be making this a “Woodland Campus Event”, encouraging Placentino and Miller students to participate as well in their journey to school. 

Remember, if you live too far from school we also have 3 Park & Walk lots, where you can drop your child closer to RAMS and they can walk or ride from there: CVS, St. Mary’s Church, Baptist Church (High St). We can’t wait to see this event's success!

 

End of the year School Spirit Event

Given the craziness of this school year, and unfortunately our inability to provide the fun end of the year field trips, we are working in collaboration with our MS PTO to organize a Tye Dye day!!  You will be hearing from members of the PTO soon regarding monetary collections for t-shirts.  We will be organizing a school wide tye dying event to make this a year to remember!!  Stay tuned for more information.

 

RAMS Yearbook Info

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

Visit the yearbook website to both purchase and upload photos:

https://yearbookforever.com/schools/robert_adams_middle_school_buy_yearbook_314207/P6oogD1DVFoEPHGNEjXUwxiP

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 above 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!  

 

Re-Act Players Benefit

The ReAct Players are still hoping to have our annual Benefit concert, but we need your help!  For the past 7 years, the ReAct Players have held a concert to benefit a local charity. Covid has taken so much from all of us, including last year’s benefit and our Spring Musical, Shrek, that we have decided to donate all proceeds back to the school and its students! While we are still working out the details, we hope to put together a virtual performance filled with individual student videos!  This is also an excellent opportunity for Mrs. Hecker & Mrs. Abalutzk to hear you before we work on plans for next year’s musical. If you are interested please fill out the google form below, by May 17th.. We have missed you all and look forward to working with you again! Mrs. Hecker & Mrs. Abalutzk

ReAct Players 2021 Benefit Concert Sign-Up

 

Student Water Bottles

For health and safety reasons we have our water fountains turned off with the exception of the “auto refill” component. Please be sure with weather getting warmer to have your child bring either a refillable water bottle or a few bottles of water for the school day.

 

Fun Student Performances

With our April 26th return we have been working hard with both our in-person and remote students acclimating to the shifts.  We spent the first two weeks working together with our students having conversations and lessons regarding the social-emotional impact the pandemic has had on all of them. It sparked some really wonderful conversations, allowed for staff and students, as well as student to student connections to occur.  Additionally we worked on a COVID Connections Puzzle, in which we asked students and staff to complete a puzzle piece that included their name and all of the things that best described them (see link below for pics). Finally, in teaching perspective, we put together a student/staff video that we watched as a school, where we interviewed a handful of students and staff to gain their perspective on how the pandemic impacted them.  We are so proud of our students and staff for enduring this challenging journey.  Please enjoy the links below that show the hard work that continues to go into each and every day.

COVID Return Pics

Student/Staff Video

 

A shout out to our Chorus students as well, who put together virtual performances we want to share.

6th Grade- Hi Ho Nobody Home

7th/8th Grade- Somagwaza

 

Calendar

 

May

17                RAMS Track Meet @ Hopkinton 3:45pm

 

25                ELA MCAS (All-Grades, In-Person Only)

 

27                Math MCAS (All Grades, In-Person Only)

 

31                No School- Memorial Day

 

June

2                ELA MCAS (All Grades- Remote Only)

                8th Grade Science & Tech MCAS (In-Person Only)

 

3                Math MCAS (All Grades- Remote Only)

 

4                8th Grade Science & Tech MCAS (Remote Only)

 

23                Last Day of School (Half-Day)

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Robert Adams Middle School

323 Woodland Street

Holliston, Massachusetts 01746