Rye Neck Middle School
October 6, 2023 - Issue 3
Dear Rye Neck Families,
I hope you are all doing well! As we welcome fall, we look forward to brighter days ahead. We are thrilled to announce that our middle school clubs have officially started! These clubs offer students a chance to explore their passions, develop new skills, and build lasting friendships. Please encourage your child to get involved and explore the various clubs we have to offer.
We are also eagerly looking forward to Spirit Week and Homecoming! These events are a cherished tradition at Rye Neck as they bring our school community together. Details on how your child can show their school spirit can be found below.
Thank you for your continued support and enjoy the long weekend!
Dr. Dulce Barker
- Columbus Day - No School: October 9th
- 6th Grade Link Up: October 12th, 4th period
- MS PAC Meeting: October 12th, 1:15pm
- 6th Grade Buddy Day: October 13th
- Pep Rally: October 13th, periods 8 & 9
- Progress Reports Posted: October 13th
- BOE Meeting: October 18th, 7pm, Community Room
- 8th Grade Trip to Philadelphia: October 20th
- 8th Grade at HS Fall Drama Dress Rehearsal: October 25th, 4pm
- Spooktacular: October 27th, 6pm, Dining Hall
- 7th Grade Trip to PNW BOCES: October 31st
- Superintendent's Conference Day - Staff Only: November 7th
- Veteran's Day: November 10th
- 1st Marking Period Ends: November 10th
- 2nd Marking Period Begins: November 13th
- Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 15th, 6pm
- 1st Marking Period Report Cards Posted: November 17th
- MS PTSA Class Photo Retakes: November 21st
Wednesday, October 11th - Twin Day
Thursday, October 12th - Sports Team Day (Jersey Day)
Friday, October 13th - Panther Pride Day (wear black & blue); Pep Rally 8th & 9th period
Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth - Virtual Speakers Series
After School Clubs
After school clubs started this week. They are open to students in grades 6-8. Students can try different clubs or if they are in 6th grade they can also participate in intramural sports. The club presentation as well as the schedule for intramural sports is below.
2023 - 2024 6TH GRADE INTRAMURALS SCHEDULE
2023 - 2024
6th Grade Intramurals Schedule
Monday - Friday
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Intramural sessions are run by Rye Neck Coaches.
Intramural design will consist of skill development and scrimmaging.
Please use this FamilyID link to register your child for Intramurals:
6th Graders are to report directly to the location indicated below.
Intramurals only run on days school is in session.
Attendance is not mandatory for participation but if you sign up we ask that you make every attempt to attend each day. A student may register for multiple sessions/sports.
PRINCIPAL'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)
MS HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
Agree on a specific neighborhood they are allowed to visit with their friends
Agree on a specific time they should return home
Carry flashlights or glow sticks and/or wear reflective clothing so cars can see them at night
Remind teenagers they should never enter a stranger’s car or house
Put down electronic devices and keep your head up while walking, especially when crossing the street.
Remind teenagers not to eat any treats until they get home, so you can inspect it for allergens or any illegal substances disguised as sweet treats.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WEEK
NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOM
6th Grade Math - Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Ciotti & Mr. Ghiozzi
6th Grade Art - Ms. Appel
7th Grade English - Mr. Tinnirello
Students in seventh grade English are reading chapters in The Outsiders each night for homework. Students will also view parts of the 1983 film version to complement their understanding of the story.
Before the end of October, students will select an independent reading book to have it approved by the teacher. This book should be read in three weeks’ time so that students can write a report on the book before Thanksgiving break.
7th Grade Art - Ms. Appel
8th Grade Art - Ms. Appel
The Middle School Counseling Office
During the last weeks of September, our Student Support Team (counselors, social worker and school psychologist) presented NY’s Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) to all middle school students. The conversation focused on respect and accepting and celebrating differences. Students took part in conversations about bullying, the difference between these behaviors and mean/rude behaviors, along with the feelings associated with them. These conversations align nicely with Rye Neck being awarded the distinction of being a No Place for Hate School by the Anti-Defamation League.
Not only are our students well aware of the protected categories included in DASA, they also agree to the No Place for Hate Pledge and to uphold expectations set out by our middle school.