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December 16, 2022

A Note From Mrs. Looman

  • A reminder that next Friday, Dec. 23rd is a 12:30 dismissal and the start of our Winter Break. School reopens on Tuesday, January 3rd.
  • The Buckland Library is having a couple regularly scheduled activities for children every week: Tuesdays 4:30-6pm Crafternoons are geared for ages 3 - 11 and feature different crafts, stories, & activities Fridays 4-6pm LEGOS together with our newly acquired, huge LEGO collection in our community room
  • Students in grades 7-12 are currently in the final stage of preparing for the MTRS Winter Play which will be performed on December 9th and 10th. We are already looking forward to planning and preparing for the Spring Musical, a production of Guys and Dolls, to be performed on 5 & 6th May, 2023 and would love to involve students in Grades 5 & 6 in this show.

    To help Director Eva with the planning and casting, we would like to invite care providers of students in grades 5 & 6 who might want to participate to complete this informational survey.

    In January, Director Eva will schedule a student meeting for students in grades 5 & 6 at MTRS to see which roles students will take in the show. A parent information meeting will also be scheduled for early January with information about rehearsals at MTRS and an opportunity to ask Eva logistical questions.

The specialist's scoop: Sarah Jensen, Title I Math Interventionist

NUMBER CORNER

Number Corner is an integral component of the Bridges Core curriculum. It includes 20-minute daily workouts that provide practice with a wide variety of skills.

Check out this awesome resource called Math at Home! Math at Home is a free Bridges in Mathematics website filled with fun daily math activities, family activities, and online games.

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PTO News

The next PTO meeting will be a virtual meeting on Wednesday, January 18th. More information to come after break.

Snowplow naming contest

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the launch of a new “Name A Snowplow” contest for statewide elementary school students in Massachusetts. The contest seeks to solicit names for 12 MassDOT snowplows that will be in service for the upcoming 2022/2023 winter season. The purpose of the contest is to celebrate the snow and ice season and to help recognize all of the hard work and dedication shown by public works employees and contractors during the winter season.

“We are excited to provide elementary school students with an opportunity to have some fun this winter season by helping to name a snowplow,” said MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jamey Tesler. “The contest is a great way for younger students to take some time to have fun, be creative, work together to identify proposed names and be part of a new state government initiative, and we encourage all statewide schools to participate.”

“This contest is a fun way to celebrate winter and recognize the hard work that is performed by hundreds of employees and vendors statewide who work around the clock during major weather events,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, “We want to raise awareness of this work and to give kids and residents a sense of connection to the Highway Division and the public servants working to keep residents safe and the economy moving during snowstorms.”

Applications for the Snowplow Naming Contest are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022, and can be submitted by using an online portal at this link. There is no limit to the number of applications that can be submitted per school. The contest winners are anticipated to be announced on Friday, January 6, 2023, and will be invited to participate in a scheduled snowplow unveiling event.

A selection panel composed of MassDOT employees will choose two elementary school classroom winners that are located within each of the six Highway Division districts. The winning submissions will be evaluated based on two grade-level categories: 1) kindergarten through fourth grade; and 2) fifth grade through eighth grade.

For more information on the contest, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/name-a-snowplow-contest-2022-23.

Questions regarding the contest can be emailed to MassDOTSnowplowContest@dot.state.ma.us.

Ski & Snowboard Club

upcoming events

12/23: 12:30 dismissal

12/26-1/2: No school: Winter break

1/10: 3:30 LEC meeting

1/11: Picture Retake Day

1/11: 6:30 School Committee meeting

1/16: No school: Martin Luther King Jr Day

1/18: Virtual PTO meeting


January early release dates:

1:50 dismissals: 1/11, 1/25