MERMS WEEKLY 9/16/16

Manchester-Essex Regional Middle School Newsletter

Hello MERMS Community!

We so enjoyed Open House! It was wonderful to begin the process of getting to know one another, and it doesn't stop there. Please continue reading to learn how you can contribute to our community through School Council and by participating in our Whole School Assessment.


“True belonging is born of relationships not only to one another but to a place of shared responsibilities and benefits. We love not so much what we have acquired as what we have made and whom we have made it with.”

—Robert Finch

Join our Middle School Council!

We are excited to begin the process of connecting with parents and the Community. If you are interested in being considered for the Middle School Council, kindly click on the link below and complete the attached form.


http://bit.ly/MERMSStudentCouncil


Thank you for your interest!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

As part of Mrs. Maino's listening and information gathering tour, she has invited the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) to conduct a Whole School Assessment of the Middle School.


The information provided through the Assessment will inform the future of our Middle School by guiding us towards professional development opportunities, helping us better refine the middle school schedule, and focusing our work as we modify, adapt, and expand our Middle School curriculum offerings.


Your input will be critical to the overall completeness and success of the assessment!


Please be on the lookout for additional information from Mrs. Maino on how you can participate through upcoming surveys.


Thank you in advance. We're hoping for as close to 100% participation as possible!

Classroom and Grade Level Updates

ENGINEERING: Students have been engaged in exciting projects including collecting data from a wind up train in order to see how a wind up train uses energy to increase its speed.


Other projects involved a Marshmallow Challenge! Students were trying to build the tallest tower, using spaghetti noodles, tape, string and a marshmallow.


We'll share pictures soon!


GRADE 8: To keep you informed about our classes, we would like to invite all eighth grade parents to sign up for Google Classroom Guardian Emails. Please click on the link for further instructions.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9aKuuWYZqsLZ1hCYk96ekt1Mlk

Stay Connected to fellow families

To stay connected with other MERMS families and receive timely PTO updates, check out MySchoolAnywhere:

https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=ManchesterEssexMiddleSchool99042

Middle School Clubs

After school clubs have begun! It's not too late for your student to sign up. Current available clubs are:


  • Homework Club: Monday and Thursday from 2:15 to 3:00
  • Journalism Club: Fridays from 2:15 to 3:00
  • Student Council: This Monday from 2:15 to 2:45
  • Mountain Biking Club: First ride is Monday the 26th. See Mr. Ricci-Munn for more information.


We are working with Manchester Parks and Recreation to help coordinate additional after school clubs. Please continue to stay connected for information on future opportunities.

Mid-day dismissals

A quick reminder that students who leave the school prior to the end of the school day, whether for an appointment, a mid-day illness, or leaving for an event, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Thanks for your cooperation with this!

High School Connections

National Honor Society students will be providing academic help for middle school students starting the week of Sept. 26, 2016:


NHS Help: Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 in Room B119


District Calendar: Want to stay on top of District Dates? You can purchase a magnetic District Calendar at local high school events or by contacting Ms. Alger at AlgerS@mersd.org

OUR HOPES AND DREAMS

These are some of our parent reflections from Open House. Thank you for sharing your words of inspiration with our students!

We love Panera bread!

Thanks to Panera Bread for making delicious bagels and muffins for our teachers & staff!

Stay connected through our website, Facebook, and twitter!