5/21-5/24 - 8th Grade to Washington, D.C. (#blakeindc)
5/21 - SEPAC Meeting - 7 p.m.
5/22 - Youth Football Info Night (see details below)
5/27 - Memorial Day (No School)
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.f
5/31 - Great East Music Festival
6/3 - Blake Mini-Marathon
6/7 - Creature Feature Family Open House
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 continuous learning and improvement, our topic(s)/question(s) of the week are: How have you improved as a learner? Be specific. Learners - Intentional Improvers (Week of 5/19/19) (This is an anonymous Google Form)
Memorial Day Weekend - No Homework Weekend for Blake
In a continued effort to provide down time for students, staff, and families, Memorial Day Weekend will be a 'No Homework Weekend' for all of Blake. No work will be due on Tuesday, May 28 and tests, quizzes, and projects will not be due or given on May 28 or May 29. Thank you to all of the staff for their support and help in making this happen. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know.
7th/8th May Dance Follow Up
Thanks to all who chaperoned our last dance of the year Friday night - Nancy Deveno, Jillian Shaw, Jen Dondero, Kelly Campbell, Matt Marenghi, Cynthia McClelland, and Elise Malone. The luau theme was a success!
Term 3 Interim Reports
All outstanding interim report signature sheets need to be turned into advisors.
8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.
I encourage the entire Blake community to follow our hashtag #blakeindc this week (5/21-5/24) to stay current with the Blake tweeters as we look to share and 'record' the trip.
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.
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 students will be reflecting on advisory this year and brainstorming some ideas for next year. Eighth graders will participate next week. 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.
May Dance for 7th/8th Grade
The final dance of the year is on Friday, May 17. A reminder that all students who wish to attend the dance should have submitted a dance contract. The time of the dance is from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Blake gym. A reminder that there are not cell phones or water bottles allowed in the gym. Students will have access to the water fountain, and there is a designated cell phone area. Additionally, students may leave early only if a pre-arranged parent or guardian picks the student up in person.
Demystifying the Risk of Playing Youth Football
Parents and students, please join us for a conversation and information session about youth football.
When: May 22nd, 2019
Where: Blake Middle School LMC
Erik Ormberg, Varsity Head Football Coach
Brian Gavaghan, Varsity Football Assistant
Brian Frazier, Varsity Football Volunteer/Parent
George Chung, Middle School Football Coach
Maria Hutsick, Athletic Trainer
Susan and Frank Cosolito, Captain Parents
This event is open to ALL parents of ALL 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Students are welcomed to attend as well. Please take this quick Survey
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.
The final SEPAC meeting for the 2018-2019 school year will take place on Tuesday, May 21st from 7-9 pm in the Blake Middle School Library. Karey Curley and a panel of parents will discuss “Student Attendance and Input at IEP Meetings.” Topics will include talking to your student about their disability, preparing for an upcoming IEP meeting, and supporting your student through the process. Families of students of all ages are encouraged to attend. Elections will also take place at this meeting for the 2019-2020 SEPAC Board. If you are interested in a leadership role, please contact email@example.com. To learn more about us, please visit our website: https://sites.google.com/mail.medfield.k12.ma.us/sepac/
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