May 29 - Blake Art Show (6:00-7:30 p.m.)
May 30 - Medfield Jazz Night (see details below)
June 1 - Music Department trip to Six Flags
June 4 - Site Council Mtg (3:15 p.m. in Blake LMC)
7th/8th Grade Orchestra Concert (7 p.m.)
6th-8th Band Concert (7 p.m.)
June 7 - Blake Chorus Concert
June 8 - Grade 7 Field Trip to Boston
Grade 6 Rock-n-Bowl Field Trip
June 12 - Medfield High School Fall Sports Night (see info below)
June 15 - Grade 7 Creature Field Trip to Elementary Schools
June 18 - Transition Day
Grade 8 Picnic
Grade 8 Closing Ceremony (7 p.m. in Blake Gymnasium)
June 19 - Last Day of School - 1/2 Day (Dismissal at 11:10 a.m.)
May 30 - Baseball/Softball @ Hopkinton (3:45 p.m.)
May 31 - Baseball/Softball vs Wayland (3:30 p.m.)
May 31 - Track @ Westwood (3:00 p.m.)
June 1 - Track vs Franklin (3:00 p.m.)
In honor of Memorial Day and in an effort to help raise money for our very own Vietnam War Memorial at Blake, Student Council will be hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 and Thursday, May 31, 2012. Red, white, and blue silicone bracelets with the words "Build Blake's Memorial" will be sold that Wednesday and Thursday morning. They cost $2.00, and 100% of the profits will be donated directly to the construction of a Vietnam War Memorial at Blake Middle School. Join us in our efforts to recognize and honor those who served to preserve our freedom!
Blake Art Show
It has been an active year in the Fine Arts Department at Blake Middle School. Many have been keeping track of our student artwork by visiting our website (http://www.medfieldk12finearts.net), or following us on our Twitter (@Medfieldk12Arts) and/or Facebook Page (Medfield K-12 Fine Arts) accounts.
But if you really want to see what has been going on all year in the Art rooms, you're going to have to come to our Blake Middle School Annual Art Show. This year the Art Show will be up for viewing Tuesday, May 29th - Friday, June 1st in the Blake LMC and Principal's Hallway. Our Artists' Reception will be held the evening of Tuesday, May 29th from 6:00-7:30.
Please mark your calendars, so you don't miss the opportunity to view the show. Our students have done such a remarkable job in their Art classes, and we are sure you will agree!
7th Grade Field Trips
This is a reminder that the permission slips for the two upcoming 7th grade field trips were due this past Friday. All outstanding permission slips should be returned to advisors asap.
Grade 8 Closing Ceremony
Our Grade 8 Closing Ceremony will take place on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Blake gymnasium. This event is intended to provide students, staff, and families to honor and recognize our students for their accomplishments and to reflect upon their middle school years. After the ceremony we will have a reception, courtesy of CSA, in our cafeteria for students and their families. We are hoping for a 'cool weather' evening!
Exciting Blake Summer Reading Incentives
As if reading all of the great books on our lists is not enough, our new incentives now provide even more of a reason to read this summer. All students are required to read the all-school book, one grade-level required book, and one optional book. Beyond those, here's what we offer:
Best Buy $50 Gift Card Drawing: For every book read over the required three, up to a maximum of 17 books, students will get their names on a ticket for grade-level drawings for a $50 Best Buy Gift Card (separate card for each grade). The more you read, the better your odds!
Pizza Party/Park Street Books Trip: Read 20 books (the all school, 1 required grade level, and 18 from the grade-level optional list) and you get to take part in a pizza party followed by a trip to Park Street Books, where you may pick out a free book! Your name will also appear on 17 tickets for the Best Buy drawing!
Please refer to the Forms and Documents tab for copies of the 6th-8th grade reading lists for this summer. If you have any questions, please contact Jon Haycock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medfield Jazz Night
Medfield Jazz Night is May 30! Tickets are available to the general public at Lords. With Grammy-nominated trombonist Conrad Herwig on board, plus MHS Jazz 1's participation in both Mingus and Essentially Ellington this year, May 30 is guaranteed to be a HOT night of music! Do not miss this night, which will also showcase the talents of MHS Jazz 2, Jazz Choir and the Blake Jazz Band. Surprises are in store!
Medfield High School Fall Sports Night
All parents and athletes are requested to attend the Fall Sports Night for information on the 2012 season on June 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. All incoming 9th grade parents will meet the Athletic Director and Athletic Trainer in the Middle School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. for an introduction to Medfield athletics. At 7:15 p.m. all fall athletes and parents will meet in the High School auditorium for general expectations and then proceed to classrooms to meet with fall coaching staff. Please bring all required forms and fee checks. The informational flyer can be found on the Forms and Documents tab of this blog.
Arts and Athletics Golf Tournament
The first Arts and Athletic Golf Tournament is being held on Friday, June 15. This golf tournament is being presented in partnership with the Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts. The informational flyer and registration form can be found on the Forms and Documents tab of this blog.
CSA NewsThis is the final week of the Blake Summer Reading Book Sale. All orders are due by Friday June 1st. Order forms can be found on the Blake website. Remember Park Street Books is giving 40% back on all NEW books purchased through this sale to support the Blake literacy program. We will be having one more open house at Park Street Books on Monday June 4th from 6:00-9:00 PM for all last minute orders. Last year we raised $3000.00…let’s try and meet that goal or more. We need everyone’s help!