5/28 - Blake Chorus Concert - 6:30 p.m.
Blake Band Concert - 7:30 p.m.
5/29 - Blake Art Reception - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Orchestra Concert - 7:00 p.m.
5/31 - Great East Music Festival
6/3 - Blake Mini-Marathon
6/4 - Stars Bike Trip
6/6 - Eagles Bike Trip
6/7 - Creature Feature Family Open House
Stripes Bike Trip
6/10 - Creature Feature Field Trip
MHS Athletics Info Night (see details below)
6/11 - Blake Marathon Rain Date
6/13 - 8th Grade Cookout
8th Grade Graduation
6/14 - Last Day of School!
Topic/Question for the Dinner Table
To help encourage conversations and dialogue about the ways we can ‘live our mantras’ and put our beliefs into practice, our topic(s)/question(s) of the week are: What is one belief you would like to put into practice? Be specific. Putting Mantras Into Practice (Week of 5/26/19) (This is an anonymous Google Form)
Memorial Day Weekend - No Homework Weekend
Thank you to all of the staff for their support and help in making our 'No Homework Weekend' for Blake this past weekend a reality. This effort was part of our continued work to provide down time for students, staff, and families.
Washington, D.C. Trip - #blakeindc
I encourage the entire Blake community to check out the hashtag #blakeindc to view the pictures and 'online journal' of our excursion last week. In addition you can follow me on Twitter (@nat_vaughn), as I am using this account as a communication and resource tool for the Blake community - tweeting up-to-date information, Blake happenings, links to sites, and articles on a daily or more frequent basis. You can also follow the hashtag #bmsed for Blake-related announcements and items of interest.
Thank you for all of the cooler donations. They can be picked up this week at the Blake office. Mrs. Williams has also asked that medication from the trip be picked up this week. Please contact her with any questions that you have (firstname.lastname@example.org).
8th Grade Bike Trips
We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in the Medfield Bike Trip. This is a half day trip where students will be biking around Medfield to visit historical landmarks dating back to King Philip's War. The other half of the day students will have a modified schedule with classes. All students should bring their bike to school and are required to wear a helmet. For students who need accommodated transportation for this field trip, we will be arranging travel on Medfield’s Warrior Van. Please contact your child’s cluster leader if you feel this accommodation is needed. The dates for clusters are as follows...
Stars - 6/4
Eagles - 6/6
Stripes - 6/7
Blake Mini-Marathon - 6/3/19
The Blake Mini-Marathon is coming soon. We will run our annual race around the Blake campus and surrounding neighborhood on Monday, June 3. Please be on the lookout for a permission slip and request for donations over the course of the next two weeks. The student council has voted to raise money for the Ocean Conservancy with this year's race.
8th Grade Parents - Request for Tents and Coolers
We are hoping to borrow EZ up tents for end of year activities - they can be dropped in main office with names on them. Also, donations of water coolers are welcome by June 13 - if you are able to donate, please e-mail Sharon Skerry (email@example.com). Loans of lawn games such as Kan Jam, Ladder golf, Volleyball nets, wiffle ball and bat, and Corn Hole, etc. would be appreciated for just the day of the 8th grade cookout-- June 13th. All games will be returned to owners at the end of the day .
Blake Middle School Art Show
Come join us at the Blake Middle School Art Show closing reception Wednesday, May 29 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Medfield High School Athletics Info Night - 6/10
On Monday, June 10, at 6:00pm, there will be a meeting held in the gymnasium at the Medfield High School for all athletes and a parent(s) interested in playing high school athletics this coming fall season at Medfield High School (grades 9-12). This meeting is very important and will cover many questions and concerns you may have, as well as introductions to all high school coaches and staff.
Immediately following this meeting, coaches will meet with their respective sports to speak about the season and answer any questions you may have.
*Sports offered for the fall season are:
Cross Country (Boy’s and Girl’s)
Soccer (Boy’s and Girl’s)
Field Hockey (Girl’s)
Summer Reading Info for Incoming 6th-8th Grade Families
This summer, every current sixth and seventh grader should read one of their four grade-level "core four" books. They should also read one additional book of their choice that they have not read before. The link below takes you to an overview of the program and also includes titles and descriptions of the core four books as well as optional book suggestions.
Blake Summer Reading 2019
8th Grade Closing Ceremony
Our 8th grade closing ceremony and goodbye evening will be on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. This evening will be our opportunity to thank and recognize our 8th graders for their years at Blake and wish them well as they head off to high school. Families are welcome, and there will be a reception with refreshments, including allergen-free treats, in the cafeteria following the ceremony. We are hoping for a 'cool weather' evening.
This week in Project Happiness 8th graders will be reflecting on advisory this year and brainstorming some social emotional learning topics for future advisories. Ask your students about it! A few notes for your reference...
- The daily inspiration from Project Happiness is included in the morning announcements to staff and students.
- To subscribe: https://www.projecthappiness.org
- To follow on Twitter: @happyblakers #MedfieldProjectHappiness
Blake GSA Information
The Blake Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) meets every Tuesday from 2:15 - 3:00, in room 101. The GSA provides a space for open dialogue about topics such as how to be better ally and how to make our school a safe place for LGBTQ students and families. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please feel free to contact Elise Malone (firstname.lastname@example.org), Russ Becker (email@example.com) or Amy Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns you may have.
Blake is always looking for substitute teacher applicants. Applicants need not have teaching licensure but should be energetic, flexible and enjoy working with children. For more information or to apply, please visit medfield.net and find applications under the tab "employment opportunities", the. Professional Staff Openings. Please contact Kelly Campbell at email@example.com with any questions.
Blake Middle School Site Council Survey
The Blake Site Council has taken time to review the data collected from last year's survey and the Executive Summary can be found here: Blake Middle School Executive Summary 17-18. Focus areas on the survey centered on the topics of school culture, academic workloads, stress, and habits. Our intent is to distribute the 2018-2019 survey in the near future. Stay tuned!
Blake is always looking for substitute teacher applicants. Applicants need not have teaching licensure but should be energetic, flexible and enjoy working with children. For more information or to apply, please visit medfield.net and find applications under the tab "employment opportunities". Please contact Kelly Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Blake PTO Update
THANK YOU for those who contributed to our annual appeal this year! If you didn't get to send in your contribution yet, don't worry, there's still time! Donate here http://www.medfieldk8pto.com/blake.html or you can mail a check to Blake Middle School (24 Pound St Medfield MA 02052) or send it in with your child. Checks should be made out to Blake Middle School PTO. Your contributions allow our students and teachers to benefit over the next year, as the students and teachers did before them. We thank you in advance for your financial support of the Blake PTO.
Don’t forget to like us on Facebook (Medfield K-8 PTO) and follow us on Twitter (@MedfieldK8PTO). And for more information and calendar of events, please check out our website medfieldk8pto.com