May 14 - 8th Grade Science/Technology MCAS
6th Grade Math MCAS
May 15 - 8th Grade Science/Technology MCAS
6th Grade Math MCAS
Summer Reading Book Sale Night at Park Street Books (6-9 p.m.)
Subway Night for Blake (see info below)
May 16 - 7th Grade Math MCAS
May 17 - 7th Grade Math MCAS
May 18 - 7th/8th Grade Dance (7-9 p.m.)
May 22-25 - 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C.
May 23 - CSA Meeting (7 p.m.)
May 24 - 4th-6th Grade Orchestra Concert (7 p.m.)
May 28 - Memorial Day; No School
May 29 - Blake Art Show (6:00-7:30 p.m.)
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.)
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 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 14 - Track @ Hopkinton (3:00 p.m.)
May 15 - Baseball/Softball @ Dedham (3:30 p.m.)
May 16 - Track vs King Philip (3:00 p.m.)
May 17 - Baseball/Softball vs Ashland (3:30 p.m.)
May 21 - Baseball/Softball @ Hopkinton (3:30 p.m.)
May 30 - Baseball/Softball @ Hopkinton (3:45 p.m.)
May 31 - Baseball/Softball vs Wayland (3:30 p.m.)
5/11 Professional Afternoon Update
During the professional afternoon this past Friday, our staff took time to examine the practices and procedures we have in place to maintain a safe environment for our students. A special thank you is sent to Kelly Campbell and Chief Meaney for their work in helping to establish thoughtful and well-planned presentation. As I always share to students, staff, and parents, our priority at all times is to assure a safe learning environment for all of our students and staff. Along these lines, this is a reminder to all parents to sign in at the main office any time that you come to Blake (whether it is for a short, quick visit or a meeting).
Student Recognition/Achievement Discussions
Term 3 Interim Reports
8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip
The Rules and Regulations signature sheets were due last Monday, May 7. Please be sure to have your students turn them in to their advisors immediately. A copy of the Rules and Regulations can be found on the Forms and Documents tab of this blog. Final date for all medications and consent forms to be submitted to our school nurse is this Thursday, May 17, 2012. Please call Tricia Williams in the School Nurse's office at 508-242-8554 or email her at email@example.com for any last minute health issues that may arise prior to the trip. Should your child become ill prior to leaving on Washington, D.C. trip, then please have your child evaluated by his/her healthcare provider to ensure that he/she is well enough to participate. For the trip, please avoid sending too much candy or highly caffeinated drinks with your students on the trip.
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!
Students, Families, and Staff - Get your 2011-2012 Blake Gear! Student Councils' second annual Blake gear sale has begun. This year's winning design is a chic monogrammed design by 6th grader, Annie Reilly. T-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants can be ordered on order forms coming home Tuesday, May 15th. Orders will be accepted until Monday, May 21st. All apparel comes in sizes Youth L, Adult S, M, L, & XL. T-shirts are $8, Sweatshirts are $19 and Sweatpants are $18. Checks should be made payable to T. A. Blake Middle School Student Council.
Gettysburg Address Contest Winner
Every year the town of Medfield celebrates Memorial Day with a parade and a ceremony to honor those that have given their lives while serving in the military in the center of town. Each year a 7th grader from Blake plays a major role by reading the Gettysburg Address at the event. Competition for the event is stiff as students try to earn a spot to represent the grade at the ceremony. Interested competitors are asked to memorize the first half of the Address and deliver it to the three social studies teachers. They are judged on the delivery of the message, the clarity of ther voice, the volume of their presentation, and the connection they make with the judges. This year, Liam Dewey, has won the honor of representing the 7th grade and delivering Lincoln's famous speech at the Memorial Day Ceremony. The parade will begin at 9:45 with the ceremony at Veterans Park to follow.
Summer Skills Math Book
The order form for the Summer Skills Sharpener can be found on the Forms and Documents tab of this blog. These books are recommended by the math department for students to work on strengthening their math skills over the summer months. If you would like to purchase a book for your son or daughter, please fill out the information on the form and return the slip and a check for $17 made out to Blake Middle School to your child's current math teacher by Friday, May 18. If you are ordering multiple books, please use a separate form for each order - this will help us in the distribution process.
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!
This is a general reminder to all parents to be sure to follow the parking regulations in the parking lots and around the 'flagpole circle'. When dropping off or picking up students, vehicles should not be parked ('stationary' or 'live') in the fire zone. We need to make sure that we are providing a safe environment at all times for our students and community. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
Thank you to Jen Hall, Tracey Rogers and all the parents who contributed food to make the teachers luncheon last Friday a huge success.
Subway night is Tuesday, May 15th. Purchase your sandwiches with Scrip, and the school earns more money! Scrip will be sold at Subway on Tuesday night
from 5:30-7 and at Lord's on Friday from 9:30-10:30.
CSA meeting is Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm in the Blake library. We hope to
see you there!