September 24, 27 - Charles River/Russian Icon Museum Field Trip for Stars Cluster
September 26 - Social Media Trends #medfieldkidsonline Part 1 (see details below)
October 1 - Social Media Trends #medfieldkidsonline Part 2 (see details below)
October 1, 3 - Charles River/Russian Icon Museum Field Trip for Eagles Cluster
October 7 - Site Council Mtg (3:15 p.m. in Blake LMC)
October 8-11 - 7th Grade to Nature's Classroom
October 8-9 - Charles River/Russian Icon Museum Field Trip for Stripes Cluster
October 10, 11, 15 - Charles River/Russian Icon Museum Field Trip Rain Dates
October 14 - Columbus Day (No School)
October 18 - Magazine Drive Kick-Off Assembly (Info coming soon)
October 25 - 7th/8th Grade Dance (7-9 p.m.)
October 29 - Picture Retake Day
October 30 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Salem
October 31 - Happy Halloween!
Topic/Question(s) for the Dinner Table
To help bring the ideas and values of mistakes into conversations this week, our Topic/Question for the Dinner Table this week is: Which is more rewarding to you, hearing stories of success or hearing stories of the mistakes made along the way to success? Would you rather talk about your success stories without mentioning the mistakes you made to get there?
Professional Day Update
While our students were hopefully enjoying an early start to the weekend, our staff had a productive professional day last Friday. The majority of the morning was spent outlining our new evaluation system for staff and discussing the goal-setting process for the year. Departments and teams worked collaboratively to develop and brainstorm goals in their respective fields. After lunch together departments continued their work on goals, while also working on initiatives that pertain to their roles.
Thank you to all students who voted and ran for Student Council this year! Your bravery and integrity with the voting process has yielded a promising group of this year's Student Council Representatives! Congratulations to the following representatives: Grade 6 - Connor Adams, Jack Mahoney, Katie Barrett, Jane O'Donnell, Kayla Keegan, Sophia Gustafson, Arianna Tristani, Katelyn Pelkey, Drew Baacke, Sam Joline, and Lucas Borrelli; Grade 7 - Perri Cahill, Nolan Hogan, Jane D'Abate, Breanna Morgan, Thomas McGowan, Maggie Scales, Owen Previte, Jackson Newman, Joe Pagliazzo, Kasey Douglas, Alena Ockerbloom, Rachel Stewart, and Henry Mitchell; Grade 8 - Amanda Dumais, Abby Crofts, Emma Anderson, Devan Venkataraman, Alanna Cooney, Matt McGlone, Will Graziano, Allie Clower, John Churchill, Connor Haskell, Griffin Murphy, Jack Lane, Jenevieve Erickson, Mark Bissell, and James Cawley.
The month of September is 'Arts in Education' month (Arts in Education). With Blake's theme of Creativity for 2013-2014, we are looking forward to highlighting the arts throughout this month (and the year). Please keep this in mind when talking to your students about cultural events, music, and the arts with your children this month.
Mark your calendars, gather together a team, and support our fantastic Medfield Schools! The first annual “MCPE Community Trivia Night” is scheduled for Friday, November 15th at 7 pm. Teams from across our community will compete for prizes at The Center at Medfield on Ice House Road. This event will be led by a “trivia jockey” provided by Stump Trivia, a leading trivia event company. Come test your knowledge across an assortment of topics -- from anatomy to history, literature to movies. Teams of up to four adult players (21 and over, please) can register NOW at www.MedfieldCoalition.org. The cost is $100 per team. Proceeds from this event will be used by the MCPE to support public education in Medfield.
BLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL FUNDRAISER September 12 - 30, 2013
BE COOL. HELP OUR SCHOOL. Proceeds from this fundraiser enhance the educational experience for all students at Blake! Check out the Innisbrook catalog online - visit www.innisbrook.com Blake School Number: 107126
KIDS RULE! For every 6 items sold, student's name gets entered into a raffle to win a Gift Card! (multiple winners)
DONATE TO SCHOOL! Don't see anything to purchase but still want to participate ...Make a monetary donation to Blake Middle School CSA - student will still be entered into raffle!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING BLAKE!