Middle School Update

December 2, 2021

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Middle School Chorus & Strings Concert

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A concert for the band students will be held after Winter Break.

Abby's House Fund & Supply Raiser

Two middle school students, Keziah Kissi & Manuela Barroso organized and ran a donation drive and a black out (dress all in black) to bring attention to domestic violence and to support Abby's House. The event was very well supported by students and staff. Together we raised over $700 and many boxes of donations.

Items for your attention

Progress Reports: Grades for 2nd quarter Progress Reports close on Friday, December 10th. Progress reports will be emailed the following week.

Clubs: At this time, clubs will be resuming on the schedule they were using. Please remember that clubs let out at 3:10.

Cheer Tryouts: Cheer tryouts are being held Tomorrow and Monday Evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm in the activity center. Students MUST have a current physical on file with the school in order to try out. Students need to go home and come back for tryouts.

Basketball: At this time, we are planning to have boys' and girls' basketball teams for students in grades 6 & 7. We have not established tryout dates yet. When we do, students will need a current physical in order to try out.

Cold Weather- dress accordingly: Students are outside nearly every day for recess and/or phys ed. With the dropping weather, it is important that students dress appropriately. This includes hats, gloves, and jackets. We rarely cancel outdoor activities due to cold.

ALICE Training: In October, staff worked with Worcester Police Department to review our ALICE protocols in the event of an active threat in the school. Over the last 2 weeks these protocols have been reviewed with students. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. In the event that we were to have a drill around our ALICE protocols, we will inform families prior to this training.

Covid Vaccine Clinic: Abby Kelley will be hosting a Vaccine Clinic on December 14th for the first dose and January 4th for the second dose. Please watch for emails from Mrs. Paluk that contain the necessary information to participate.

Family Survey: Please keep a lookout over the next week or so for a brief survey in your email. We will be asking for your feedback on some key areas that we can use for our continued improvement. It would be very helpful to have high participation when the survey goes out.

Winter Break: December 22 is a half day for students and staff. Winter Break runs from December 23rd -January 2nd. School resumes on Monday, January 3rd.

PTO Information

The PTO met on Monday, November 15th via zoom. The minutes from that meeting can be found here: November Minutes

  • Students raised over $1800 in the coin challenge. Winning homerooms were Ms. Rasmussen (4), Mrs. Gleason (5), Mr. Ingels (6), & Ms. White (7). Students in those homerooms were awarded dress down days. Grade 6 will receive an ice cream party for being the highest raising grade level.

The next meeting will be held via zoom on Monday, December 13th in the evening. A zoom link will be sent out that day. We hope you can join us.

Guidance Corner

This resource was developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. While holidays are a time to spend with family and can be filled with lots of warm memories, It is also a stressful time of the year for many. This resource was developed to help families be aware of the stress that holidays can cause and to offer some strategies and suggestions on how to handle holiday stress.

Supporting Children and Teens During This Holiday Season.

Lost and Found Pictures

We have the following items in lost and found. This is only a small portion of our collection. If you see something that belongs to your child, please email Ms. Thomas at Nthomas@akfcs.org with your child's first and last name AND homeroom and the letter of the item so we can get them back to their rightful owner.

Last call for these items. Any unclaimed items will be donated on Friday 12/10.

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