Weekly Update

This Weeks Update
Posted on 12/17/2018
Weekly Announcements 
Raynham Middle School 
December 16th, 2018 

Hello RMS Families, 

It’s hard to imagine, but we are in the last school week for 2018! Friday is an early release day - students are dismissed at 11:20. Here are your weekly messages for the week of Sunday Dec.16th:

Administration
Students - enter 2019 strong! Finish this week successfully - make sure you are missing NO work heading into the Holiday Break by checking in with your teachers on Monday! Parents are encouraged to check in with teachers as well to make sure your child is all caught up in all classes, before the break.

This Wednesday we recognized our Students of the Month for November:

Grade 5: Molly Gavin and Braden LaChance. Grade 6: Abigail Harlow and Brayton George. Grade 7: Nichole McIntosh and Liam Burke. Grade 8: Nina Talarico and George Besarick - Congratulations!!!

Thank you to our Student of The Month Committee, Superintendent Swenson and Assistant Superintendent Powers for joining us and congratulations to our Students of the Month, and their families as well!

Attention parents of 8th Graders! The Yearbook Committee is requesting baby pictures for the yearbook! So please help your 8th grader remember to bring in a baby picture of themselves, with their name and homeroom room # on the back. They can be turned in to their homeroom teachers but are due by Jan. 2nd - the first day back from vacation, Thank you!

Congratulations to the Robotics team competed in the First Lego League qualifier "Into Orbit" at UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday, December 8th. Students spent many weeks building a robot to complete challenges related to space exploration, coding to perform certain tasks, and also presenting a solution to a problem faced by astronauts on the ISS today. All the hard work culminated in a fun day of matches and presentations. Advisors Mr. and Mrs. Leighton are so proud of all their efforts! The team looks forward to next year!

The ‘Elf Chorus’ : The lead teacher elves and the junior student elves practiced this week for the big event next Thursday morning. Student and teacher elves will be spreading holiday cheer as students and staff enter the building on the 20th. Thank you to all who are participating!

We are excited to a new school-wide ‘RMS Personal Attributes’ program we will be starting on Monday called “THE WHOLE YOU!!”. “The Whole You!!!” program was created by both staff and students here at RMS. This program names attributes, or qualities, that we would like to see each and every one of our RMS students have by the time students’ graduate 8th grade. Next week we will be having a spirit week to introduce these qualities. Posted around the school, there will be a word and a theme for each day. We will be making announcements throughout the week to inform students of these important qualities, announcing each day the quality is for that day, what it means, and how students can start to build your abilities in this area.

After we return from the Winter Holiday break, we will spend one month on each of these attributes. At that time, students will participate in different activities, school-wide, that will help students build skills in these areas.

Students should please listen for the following schedule of events for next week:
Monday 12/17: Perseverance- WEAR PURPLE Wear purple to pledge to persevere when times get tough! Tuesday 12/18: Integrity- WEAR A MUSTACHE We must-ache you to act with integrity!
Wednesday 12/19: Supportive- TWIN DAY Show your support for one another and dress as a twin!
Thursday 12/20: Respectful- UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER Wear an ugly holiday sweater to show respect to our individuality!
Friday 12/21: CONFIDENCE- HAT DAY Wear a hat to celebrate being confident and true to WHOLE YOU!!

Important - To ensure the safety and security of our students please send a note to school with any changes to your child's dismissal. No student will be excused early, or at the close of school from his/her normal bus assignment merely by verbal request over the phone. If there is a change to your child's dismissal you will be required to come into the office to sign your child out before the end of the school day at 2:40PM

RMSPO

SCRIP GIFT CARDS & ENGRAVE JOY RING ORDERS HAVE ARRIVED AND ARE READY FOR PICK UP - ONE DAY ONLY!!

MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL (2:40) - 6:00 IN THE CAFETERIA

Please make every effort to pick up your order at this time. If you cannot , please contact a board member to make alternate arrangements (or for any questions) at rmspo2014@gmail.com. Thanks again to all who participated in these fundraisers for


 ***Our next meeting is Thursday, January 3 at 6:30pm in the RMS Library***

RMS Student Clubs, Teams, Activities


Grade 7 and 8- PARENTS: Project Contemporary Competitiveness (PCC)

Looking for a way to boost your son/daughter’s confidence, independence, leadership skills and sense of belonging? Want him/her to be inspired and motivated by learning new things in a safe, supportive setting?

Consider sending your son or daughter to PCC this summer for a unique enrichment and recreational experience at Stonehill College. Students will make new friends, stay on a college campus, and learn something new (such as Aviation, TV Production, Forensic Science, Journalism, Video Game Design, or many others) during this 4 or 6-week program. Applications available in Guidance. There is a tuition involved. Please visit their website at www.pccasp.org or attend at informational night at Stonehill College on Thursday, January 10, 7:00 pm.

ALSO: 7th and 8th graders may sign up for an informational Bristol Aggie Informational Presentation (taking place on Wednesday, January 3 during Power Block) to learn more about this high school option. Only students who sign up in advance will be invited to this presentation.

Grade 8 - REMINDER: The BP field trip takes place this week on Wednesday, December 19. Students will depart from RMS at 8:30 and return before 11:00. Students who have not turned in permission slips will stay at RMS in a supervised study.

Climate Club - Will meet Monday in Mrs. Flannery’s office until 3:30

Robotics Club - No meetings until sometime in January. Teams who participated in the competition (IQ-2000 and Cosmic Craters) at UMass-Dartmouth should anticipate a meeting next week to review our performance and celebrate our accomplishments!

Newspaper Club - Newspaper Club will meet Thursday, Dec. 20, until 3:30 in room 224.

Math Team - Math Team will not meet this week.

Ski Club - The ski club is excited to announce they have four trips planned for this winter! Information will be published on the school website. The ski club forms can also be found in the weekly blast email. Please contact Mr. Flannery with any questions at bflannery@bridge-rayn.org. Visit rms.bridge-rayn.org for the necessary forms

Basketball - The boys and girls basketball teams will play on Wednesday at Freetown-Lakeville

Chorus - Students are reminded to bring in their Providence Bruins ticket money and form. All forms are due December 21st.

Band - Thursday, December 20th our elf band will be jamming in the hallways. If you are participating, please be at the school by 7:30am. Our in-school concert will be the same day (Thursday, December 20th). Please remember to bring your instrument and music with you. Students are reminded to bring in their Providence Bruins ticket money and form. All forms are due December 21st.

Yearbook - Meetings are currently held on Fridays until 3:30. We are now collecting 8th grade baby pictures. Please bring them in to your homeroom teacher and make sure your name and homeroom number are on the back. Due date for baby pictures is Jan 2nd.

Knitting Club: The next meeting of the knitting club is January 10th. New members can always join and learn how to knit items for sick babies for the Sweetpeas Organization. This will also count towards National junior Honor Society service hours.

Guidance: Grade 8 students may apply now online to Bristol Plymouth Technical HS and direcBristol Aggie, directly through those school’s websites. Parents must set up an account / password on that school’s application software and provide a “virtual” signature approving their child’s application. The application deadline is January 7, 2019. Interviews will take place at RMS in late January/early February. 
Intramurals and Enrichment: Thank you to all that participated in Fall Intramurals and Enrichment. Be on the lookout for our Spring session registration in April BOKS- The BOKS program will be extended to Wednesday, December 19th. Reminder that drop off is at 7:20am. 

Traveling Explorer’s Adventure Club - Registration for the Greece trip has ended. A new Trip for June 2020 is being planned and will be announced in March. If you would like to be put on an email list to receive the information, please let Mrs. Proule know at travelingexplorers202@gmail.com

On behalf of the RMS School Community, we hope everyone has a wonderful last week of school in 2018, and enjoys their holiday break with friends and family!

Sincerely, Charlene Charette, RMS Principal Paul McKnight, RMS Assistant Principal
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