MERMS Weekly Newsletter: 6.15.15

June 15, 2015

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Details

The 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 19 from 6-6:45 in the MERMHS Gym. This will be immediately followed up by a dinner and dance in the cafeteria. Dinner (Chinese Food) will be be provided. The dance will end at 9pm - students should be picked up at this time. The theme is Hawaiian Luau.

Help is needed to help organize this event. Donations can range from flowers and water to taking photos and setting up decorations. Please take a look, and let us know if you are able to help out by going to:

BBQ on 6/18 - Please send in $3

We will have a MERMS bbq on Thursday, June 18 during school lunches. Mr. Guditus will be out there grilling, flipping burgers and hot dogs!

The cost is $3, which is the price of lunch. The menu will consist of burgers, hot dogs, corn, watermelon and dessert. Please send your child in with $3 to his or her homeroom teacher no later than the end of the day on Tuesday so we can plan accordingly.

Thank you!

June, 2015 Issue of The Sting

Check out the June, 2015 Issue of The Sting, Manchester-Essex Regional Middle School's Student Newspaper.

June, 2015 Issue of The Sting

A big thank you to all the students for their hard work, and for the guidance and leadership of the club's co-advisers, Mr. Stefanek and Mrs. Plante!

Congratulations to Mrs. Plante

Mrs. Plante has been honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as the Massachusetts VFW Middle School Teacher of the Year! Congratulations to Mrs. Plante on this well-deserved recognition!

Spring Food Drive: 8th Grade In The Lead to Pie The Principal!

We are extending our Pie the Principal Spring Food Drive to benefit Beverly Bootstraps. In May, the executive director of Beverly Bootstraps, Sue Gabriel, visited MERMS to kick off our Spring Food Drive. She showed who food donations benefit, and why they are in their current situation (some details and names were changed to protect recipients' identities). After the presentation, students returned to H Block groups to discuss further, and reflected upon what they might be able to donate, and then posted this on classroom doors.

Each grade is competing against one another: the grade which brings in the largest number of items will have students selected to throw a pie in Mr. Guditus' face this June.

The 8th grade is currently in the lead, by a significant margin. So...bring in those items to donate for Beverly Bootstraps! Some of the highest-need items for donations are:

  • Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
  • Tuna and canned meat
  • Peanut butter
  • Low-sugar cereals
  • 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
  • Canned fruit packed in juice
  • Canned vegetables (low salt)
  • Rice
  • Pasta Sauce

Help Needed: 6th Grade Field Day on 6/18

The sixth grade will again hold Field Day this year - on Thursday, June 18. We are looking for volunteers to help run stations, donate water and snacks, and help organize the day.

If you are interested in helping out, please go to:

Bicycle Helmet Check: June 4, 2015

Congratulations to 6th grader Abby Conway for being randomly selected as the winner of a an iTunes gift card. Abby was randomly selected from a group of students who participated in the Manchester Pike and Pedestrian Bike Helmet Check on June 4, 2015. A big thank you to John Carlson for helping to coordinate, and for Manchester PD and Essex PD support in encouraging our students to ride their bikes safely.

2015-2016 Theatre Production Survey

We will continue our MERMS/YMCA Theatre Club collaboration for next year.

The Theatre Club is seeking input of 5th, 6th and 7th graders and their parents/guardians regarding what show preferences they have for next year. Please participate in this very quick survey by going to:

You are welcome to vote as many times as you like if you have a personal preference!

2015 All-School Summer Read

Our 2015 All-Middle School Summer Read will be Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. More information about our summer read will be forthcoming, including a bulk order we will make with the Beverly Farms Book Shop (with a discount). You are, of course, welcome to purchase the book on your own as well.

The order was a big success! Books will be delivered to your child's school asap.

6th Grade Cryogenics

A big thank you to our PTO, PMEMS, for helping to coordinate a visit from Mr. Joe Higgins, chemical engineer and Cryogenics expert! 6th graders were treated to an amazing presentation on Friday afternoon focused on making Science come alive!

Middle School Career Day: A Success

On Wednesday morning, June 3, 2015, MERMS held its first Career Day - and it was a success! Students were treated to a range of presentations, ranging from Advertising and the Manchester Harbormaster to the Essex and Manchester Police Departments, Engineers and Registered Nurses. The event was a wonderful opportunity for the community to be involved with our school; participants ranged from parents/guardians to neighbors, friends and community members. We look forward to next year! A big thank you goes out to all our participants.

Reminder: MERMS has full school days 6/15-6/19. 6/22 is an early release @ 11am.

Manchester-Essex Regional Middle School Wreath Laying Ceremony: Arlington National Cemetery 5.29.15

Manchester-Essex Apparel Sale

We have teamed up with a local company, Living the Team, to put together a MERSD apparel sale. Clothing and accessories are high quality, and the sale of the products benefits our PTO, Parents of Manchester-Essex Middle School (PMEMS). Items ship directly to your home. To order, you can go directly to:

Upcoming Events


Thursday, June 18th, 10:30am

36 Lincoln Street

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Please send your child in with $3 by the end of the day on Tuesday.

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

Friday, June 19th, 6-6:45pm

36 Lincoln Street

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Moving Up Ceremony will be followed by an 8th grade dance, where dinner will be served. We are looking for help and donations. You can help by going to: