News from Marshall Simonds Middle School- May 22, 2019

News from Marshall Simonds Middle School- May 22, 2019

Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day.  We hope that you enjoy the long weekend with family and friends!

 

Celebration of Learning

Thursday, May 22, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm

We are looking forward to seeing you all at tomorrow’s night Celebration of Learning!  This open house is a showcase of our students’ hard work and students are encouraged to attend the event with their family.

 

Student Council- Bake Sale

During the Celebration of Learning, our Student Council will be hosting a bake sale!  Students who are attending the event will not be able to purchase bake goods without being accompanied by an adult.  This measure is in place to ensure the safety of our students with allergies. Thank you for your understanding and for your support!

 

Teen LIGHT Assembly

This afternoon, grade 8 students attended the annual Teen LIGHT assembly.  Teen LIGHT Leaders planned a presentation that aimed to educate students on the mental health (including anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention).  We were impressed with the quality of today’s presentation that included brief videos, student presentations, presenters from Burlington Youth and Families, Riverside Community Care, and the MSMS Guidance Department.  

 

Next week, Teen LIGHT will sponsor a Spirit Week!  Students are asked to make a $1 donation each day to support Teen LIGHT!

 

Tuesday, 5/28 Tropical Day

Wednesday, 5/29 Wednesdays We Wear Pink
 

Thursday, 5/30 Throwback Thursday

Grade 6- The 60s

Grade 7- The 70s

Grade 8- The 80s

Friday, 5/31 Color Wars

Grade 6- White

Grade 7- Blue

Grade 8- Red

 

Teen LIGHT Walk-a-Thon

Students, families, and community members are invited to attend the Teen LIGHT Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, June 1, 2019.  The event will be held on the Common from 10:30am-1:00pm. There will a variety of activities for all to enjoy, including a chance to dunk Mr. Murphy in the Dunk Tank!

 

MSMS Spring Concert

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:00 pm

Please join us for what is sure to be another fabulous performance from the band, orchestra, and chorus!   

 

MATHachusetts

We would like to congratulate the 7th and 8th graders who competed in our 1st MATHachusetts Tournament held at MSMS over the weekend.  Students from Burlington, Woburn, Tewksbury, and Lowell competed in an individual algebra event and a team event. William Jappe came in 2nd place and Jonathan Brand took 3rd place for the individual event. MSMS students also came in 1st and 2nd place for the team event. Congratulations to Rithikh Prakash, Sowndaryan Jayaprakash Anand, William Jappe, Anthony Saliba, Nathanael Chao, Henry Morin, Inesh Parikh, Jaclyn Brand, Jonathan Brand, and Megan Ohol.

 

Congratulations to 6th grade Math Olympiad students who competed in the Middlesex Math Madness Tournament at Memorial Elementary School over the weekend. Aadi Dash and Rohan Dutta took 1st and 2nd place in the individual event. The team of Joachim Arokiara, Eesha Srivastava, Michelle Maddasu, Rohan Dutta, and Aadi Dash came in 1st place for the team event.

 

Late Buses

The last day for late buses for the 2019-2020 school year will be Thursday, May 30, 2019.

 

Summer Reading

Marshall Simonds Middle School wants you to have a wonderful summer filled with sun, fun, and reading!  Research shows that participating in summer reading boosts academic achievement and prevents a summer slump. Please click on the link below to learn more about the summer reading program for your child!  If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s ELA teacher.

 

Here are a couple of resources that may be helpful for you to assist your child in finding a “just right” book for them!


 

Common Sense Media Book Reviews

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews

American Library Association

http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet23

 

Students entering grade 9 at Burlington High School

Burlington High School has updated its summer reading program for the 2019-2020 school year. Each student will be assigned a book (based on their top three picks from the provided list) and be placed in a group with other students and faculty members who also read that book. At the beginning of the school year, groups will meet to have a discussion on their book.

 

To learn more about this program and to see the list of books, please go to the BHS Summer Reading Webpage: https://www.bhsenglish.org/blog/2019/5/13/bhs-summer-reading-2019-2020


 

Students entering grade 8 (current 7th grade students)

Students entering grade 7 (current 6th grade students)

Students entering grade 6 (current 5th grade students)

 

Community Event- Lex Splash

Is your child curious about new topics and enthusiastic about learning?

 

Sign them up for Lex Splash today (lexsplash.learningu.org)! Inspired by MIT and Yale Splash, Lex Splash is a free, non-profit community event for students across Greater Boston.

 

At Lex Splash, your child can take a wide range of classes taught by Lexington High School students, from essay writing and organic chemistry and playing the ukulele and debate. He/she can explore new interests, gain exposure to high school-level academics and extracurriculars, and join a community of passionate learners!

 

When: 8am - 4pm, May 25th

Who: Students in grades 6-8

Where: Lexington High School

What: Take up to 6 exciting classes taught by LHS students over the course of the day. Check out our website for a full course list.

How: Register at lexsplash.learningu.org -- click "learn" and create an account to sign up!

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