October 9-12 - 7th Grade to Nature's Classroom
October 11 - Charles River/Russian Icon Museum field trip for Stripes cluster
Student Council Mtg at 2:15 p.m.
October 12 - Charles River/Russian Icon Museum field trip for Stars cluster
October 15 - Site Council Mtg at 3:15 p.m. in Blake LMC
October 17 - CSA Mtg - 7:30 p.m. in Blake LMC
October 18 - Grade 8 to Tri-County
Student Council Mtg at 2:15 p.m.
October 19 - Term 1 Interim Reports go home
October 25 - Student Council Mtg at 2:15 p.m.
October 26 - 7th/8th Grade Dance (7-9 p.m. in Blake Cafeteria)
October 30 - Grade 8 to Salem
October 31 - Halloween
7th/8th Grade Dance Information
The first 7th & 8th Dance will be held on Friday, October 26th. Next week, students will receive Dance Contracts that must be signed by parents and returned in homeroom to Student Council Representatives by Thursday, October 25, 2012. Extra contracts and Guest Contracts (for children who are 7th or 8th grade Medfield residents not attending Blake) are available in the Blake office and online.
Medfield Food Cupboard Drive for 6th Grade
Attention 6th grade families: October is the 6th grades' month to support the Medfield Food Cupboard. The most needed items this month are:
- Juice - both bottles and boxes
- Kid friendly cereal - not cheerios or corn flakes
- jelly - but not grape, please
- pasta sauce
- canned chicken
- macaroni and cheese
New Twitter Account (@nat_vaughn)
I am exploring Twitter as a communication and resource tool for our Blake community. What is Twitter? It is basically a microblog of 140 characters...so a post is called a tweet. In addition to my blog, I will be tweeting up-to-date information, Blake happenings, links to sites, and articles of interest on a daily or more frequent basis. There two ways to get my tweets...
1. Go to this link: https://twitter.com/nat_vaughn where you'll be able to see all my tweets without a twitter account.
2. To get the 'real feel' for Twitter- you should sign up for your own twitter account and follow me. This works well when you use the twitter app to get the live feed.
Here are two links that may be of interest or of help regarding Twitter...
A Twitter Guide: http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/
'How to Get Started with Twitter' video tutoria from the 'Twitter Guide': http://youtu.be/4YGp4cWdndc
iPad Pilot Information on Website
A new tab on the Blake Middle School website has been established with information about the iPad pilot. Please click on this link if you are interested in learning some information about the pilot. We will be adding more information throughout the year and I will be highlighting the components as they are developed.
Nashoba Valley Ski/Snowboard Club
SAVE THE DATES: The Nashoba Valley Ski/Snowboard club will be running again for six consecutive Thursdays (January 3rd - Febuary 7th) this year. Paperwork to sign-up will be available near the end of October. Students participating will be expected to attend a mandatory meeting on January 2nd from 2:15 -2:45. If a student is renting, staff from Nashoba Vally Ski Area will be available to fit your student on December 15th from 2:15-2:45. Please email Eileen Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
The students and staff left without a hitch this morning and we will be sure to update parents/guardians throughout the week. I would like to thank and recognize Judy Silva, Tricia Williams, and Kelly Campbell for all of their work over the last several months, helping to prepare for a safe and beneficial experience for our students. The anticipated arrival back at Blake is Friday around 3 p.m. Parents/guardians should park in the parking lots and not around the flagpole circle. Please be mindful to leave a clean pathway for all of the busses to pull into the drive and park around the flagpole, assuring a safe smooth arrival for the students and staff.
Blake Football Team
The Blake football team ran up against an athletic Brookline squad last week and dropped a hard fought contest. Your Warriors showed continued improvement in their tackling and their offensive play-making as they stopped the visitors on their first possession and then moved the ball right down the field for the gameís initial score. The touchdown came on a nice fourth down pass play into the right back corner of the end zone. Some adjustments by the Brookline squad combined with a key Medfield injury resulted in the next three scores of the game going against Medfield and led to the Brookline victory. Medfieldís hard work at practice paid off over the course of the game with better individual and team play resulting in several long runs from scrimmage, some very nicely executed pass plays, a fumble recovery, and an interception. This week, the Warriors will continue to work on blocking and tackling fundamentals as they prepare to play a very tough Westwood team at home on Wednesday the 10th. With the 7th graders away for Natureís Classroom, the 8th graders will face a stiff challenge but are prepared to give their best effort on their home turf. Come on out and support your team!
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.
MCPE is celebrating 25 years! Check out our flyer in the Thursday packet for more information about what is happening this year to mark this very special anniversary.
Come join us on Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 7:30pm in the Blake library for the next CSA meeting.
THANK YOU for all your support throughout the Meadow Farms Fundraiser. Your efforts are truly appreciated and will go a long way in support of our students and Blake programs.
This is Week 3 - half way through the 8th grade trip promotion! The 10% merchants listed on the order form are the quickest way to earn significant credits. The following selections give you 10% and also help the scholarship fund: Go Fresh, GAP/Banana Republic/Old Navy, AMC, Regal and Loew's Single movie tickets (only $9.50!), Bath & Body Works, J Crew, Legal Seafoods, LL Bean, Lands End, Restaurant.com and Talbot's.
Special Trip Order forms and checks are due by Thursday, 2:10 pm in the Blake OFFICE or 6 pm at Lord's (Scrip box on the front counter). Order forms can be found on the Blake website under Washington trip, at the Blake office or at Lord's. A packet was also sent home with 2 order forms. Any questions contact Helen Dewey email@example.com or Cathy Chung firstname.lastname@example.org.