August 23 - New Student Orientation
August 29 - Teacher Day
August 30 - Teacher Day
September 3 - Labor Day
September 4 - First Day of School
September 7 - CSA Mtg (9:30 a.m. in Blake LMC)
September 13 - Grades 7/8 PIN
September 17 - Rosh Hashanah; No School
September 20 - Grade 6 PIN
September 26 - Yom Kippur; No School
September 28 - Picture Day
October 5 - Teacher Day; No School for Students
October 8 - Columbus Day; No School
October 9-12 - 7th Grade to Nature's Classroom
Locks and Phones
Next year all students will be required to bring in a combination lock with which to lock their hallway lockers. They will give their combination to their advisory teacher for safekeeping in the event that they forget it. In order to give students time to practice using their lock and become comfortable with it, we recommend that families consider purchasing it in June so that students may practice using it throughout the summer.
In order to minimize distraction during the school day, all cell phones will need to be off and locked in lockers next year during school hours. Students will not be permitted to carry phones during the day. If a student needs to make a phone call, phones are available in the guidance office and the main office. In addition, if a parent needs to contact a student during the school day, please call the main office and we are happy to get messages to students throughout the day. As always, students are discouraged from bringing valuable and distracting items to school.
Vietnam Memorial Project
Donations for this project can be made out to 'Medfield Foundation' with 'Veterans Plaque Fund' noted on the check or enclosure. These donations can be dropped off at the Blake Main Office or at Lord's. Thank you in advance for your support.
Exciting Blake Summer Reading Incentives
Tori Fitzpatrick, a sophomore at Medfield High School, is the force behind the New Summer Reading Incentive Program. As a former Blake student and avid reader, she realized there was no incentive for students who were not avid readers to pick up a book during the summer and read. The library staff took her idea and ran with it. Let's all congratulate and thank Tori for spearheading the change. All students are required to read the all-school book, one grade-level required book, and one optional book. Beyond those, here is the breakdown of the incentive program:
- 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.
- Donations are greatly appreciated. There will be a box in the lobby until the end of school for any donations.
High School Boosters (Soon to be PTO!)
The Medfield High School Boosters has an informational flyer that can be found on the Forms and Documents tab of this blog. Contact Laurie MacLean at LaurieMacLean@verizon.net or 359-2193 to get more information or sign up. You can also get information on their website at www.medfieldhighschoolboosters.org.
Sign up to volunteer at Blake! Please visit the Blake CSA website today to receive more information on our immediate volunteer needs. Join us and get involved at http://medfieldcsa.org/blakevolunteer.html.