June 19 - 7th Grade Creature Feature Field Trip
June 21 - 7th Grade Field Trip to Boston
June 25 - Subway Night for Blake
Cluster Placement Letters go home
June 26 - Transition Day
8th Grade Closing Assembly (7 p.m.)
June 27 - Last Day of School for Students/Staff
'Topic/Question for the Dinner Table'
To help bring the ideas from our article and the topic of change into conversations this week, our Topic/Question for the Dinner Table this week is: Finding fault vs. finding favor: how do they compare?
Vietnam Memorial at Blake
I encourage all Blake families and the Medfield community to come see the memorial around our flagpole - it is a wonderful tribute to our veterans.
Grade 8 Cookout
The Grade 8 cookout will take place on Wednesday, June 26. Students will be outside and should be prepared with a sunscreen, hat, and a pen to sign yearbooks.
8th Grade Closing Ceremony
Our 8th grade closing ceremony and goodbye evening will be on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 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.
Cluster Placement Letters
Tentative cluster and advisory assignments are being finalized and will be shared with students/families via a letter that students will receive at the end of the school day on Tuesday, June 25. Transition Day is Wednesday, June 26 and on that day students will get the opportunity to meet their teachers and get a preview of next year's curriculum and grade level events. Clusters and advisories are always subject to change based on budget, staffing, and curricular needs, as well as the possible influx of new students.
There are a few extra yearbooks for sale. If your child forgot to order in the fall, they can bring in a check for $30 (made out to: BLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL). Please bring all checks to Mrs. Boulos in Room 129. All spring yearbook orders will be placed on a waiting list for the extra books.
iPad Program Selection Inventory for Incoming 8th Graders
Thank you to everyone for completing the iPad Inventory Survey last month as the information we gathered has helped in our planning. As the next step in our planning process, we are asking all current 7th grade parents/guardians to indicate your plans for your student ('Providing iPad' or 'Participating in Lease to Own Program') for next year, by completing this brief survey asap: Incoming 8th Grade iPad Program Selection. Even if your decision has not changed since the last correspondence, we are asking all families to complete this survey as well. As part of our program, we have a system in place for families with demonstrated financial need. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). I have also copied the link to the iPad site (iPad Blog) and I encourage you to visit it to gain a greater understanding of the work that has taken place. We are excited about this initiative and look forward to our work together to enhance our students' education. As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns (email@example.com).
Next week you will find the final curriculum updates from each of the respective departments as we head into the summer months.
Is there a special teacher or school staff person that you would like to recognize for making a difference in your child's life this year? MCPE's Blue Ribbon program helps you acknowledge that outstanding service simply and easily. All entries are due by Friday, June 21st. Please see the flyer in the Thursday packet or visit www.medfieldcoalition.org for additional information about the program.
The Medfield Coalition for Public Education is pleased to announce that planning for the 2014 Spring Fling is underway! Please save the date for this great community social event -- Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon. Come participate in an exciting auction and enjoy an evening of friendship, dance, drink and hors d'oeuvres, while supporting the fabulous Medfield schools.
Please be sure to send in all of your boxtops before the end of the year. Also, please designate an envelope/box in your house to collect boxtops over the summer months!