2017 Q1 Scholar’s List

21 11 2017

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MSMS Newsletters 11/21/2017

21 11 2017

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*SCHOOL PICTURES AT MSMS NOVEMBER 28 AND 29*

Picture envelopes will be going home in backpacks on 11/21

November 22 ~ Half day dismissal approximately 10:45 a.m.

November 23 ~ Happy Thanksgiving ~ No School

November 24 ~ No school

Screenagers (Students):  Our appreciation is extended to the MSMS PTO and the Burlington Education Foundation for providing parents with the opportunity to view Screenagers, a film about the challenges of parenting in the digital world.  Last week all students in grades 6, 7 and 8 attended separate assemblies to watch Screenagers.

Screenagers (Parents):  For those of you who were able to attend the Screenagers event – Thank You!  We’d love your feedback!  Please complete the brief survey so we can improve future events.  

For those of you who couldn’t attend – please feel free to complete the brief survey where you can still offer topic suggestions for future events or provide feedback on why the date/time/location was not convenient.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YDK87D7

Community News:

The LABBB Collaborative helps students with special needs reach their full potential through high quality programs that integrate academic, social, recreational and vocational services and enable participation in the least restrictive environment. Their Burlington classrooms are located in BHS, Memorial, Fox Hill and Francis Wyman. On December 2, 2017, the LABBB Best Buddies are holding their 9th Annual Craft fair to support various programs and activities.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Noreen Abati

6A

6B

6C

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Screenagers Survey

17 11 2017
For those of you who were able to attend the Screenagers event – Thank You!  We’d love your feedback!  Please complete the brief survey so we can improve future events.
For those of you who couldn’t attend – please feel free to complete the brief survey where you can still offer topic suggestions for future events or provide feedback on why the date/time/location was not convenient.




Grade 8 Newsletters 11/10/2017

10 11 2017

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8A

November 10, 2017

Science: (Mrs. Gorham) – Next week the students will finish up their unit on Matter and Chemistry. We will focus on physical and chemical properties, changes and reactions. There will be a quiz on Friday. We continue to work on Jognog.

Social Studies: (Mr. Nelson) – This week we continued learning about the Mongol Empire and their unbelievable conquest starting in China and ending in Eastern Europe. Wednesday will serve as a review of the section and, after the long weekend, we will have a quiz on section 3.

ELA: (Ms. Chau) – For next week, the students will learn about the historical times in which the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry was set in. They will also begin reading Chapter 1 of the book and work on their reading logs. As for grammar, we will wrap up the unit on verbs with a test next week and begin our next unit on prepositions.

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning a second group of -ire verbs that take -isc (pages 121 – 123) and can expect a quiz on these verbs near the end of the week.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be reviewing family member vocabulary from Chapter 6 in their textbook with various activities and exercises. Students will take a quiz on this vocabulary on Friday, 11/17.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be working in Chapter 6, studying vocabulary of the house. A quiz is likely by the end of the week.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) – Student will have a quiz on ORDINAL NUMBERS and TENER + QUE + INFINITIVO on Wednesday. Then we will begin working on possessive pronouns.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the unit on cyberbullying by watching a video depicting a cyberbullying scenario and analyzing the different roles and opportunities for positive action  to stop the online bullying.

8B

November 10, 2017

ELA: (Mr. Balsamo) – This week in ELA, we read chpt. 3 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and reviewed grammar using noredink.com. Students should have their 35 question review (on noredink.com) done by Monday. Also, students should be up to page 102 in Roll of Thunder for Monday. Next week, we will continue with Roll of Thunder, grammar skills, and essay writing.   

Science: (Follow @MrMarinoScience) – Students have completed the unit on mixtures and solutions. Next week students will be introduced to a new unit and new seats and new lab partners. It was nice to meet the parents and I look forward to a new term! 🙂

Social Studies: (Mrs. DiSipio) –  Next week, students will have a quiz on Wednesday, November 15th.  The quiz will cover Chapter 12, Section 2 on China’s Inventions and Culture under the Tang and Song Dynasty.  We will also begin our study of the Mongols and their amazing conquest of China.  

Math: (Mr. Peterson) – This week, students finished sections 2.5 (similar figures) and 2.7 (dilations).  Next week, we will have a test on chapter 2 (geometry).  

Italian: (Mrs. Pescatore) – Students will be learning a second group of -ire verbs that take -isc (pages 121 – 123) and can expect a quiz on these verbs near the end of the week.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be reviewing family member vocabulary from Chapter 6 in their textbook with various activities and exercises. Students will take a quiz on this vocabulary on Thursday, 11/16.

Spanish: (Señora Barkley) –  Student will have a quiz on ORDINAL NUMBERS and TENER + QUE + INFINITIVO on Tuesday. Then we will begin working on possessive pronouns.

French: (Mme Abrams) – In recognition of Veteran’s Day, we will watch a video showing Normandy and discuss a bit of history including the Franco-American cooperative efforts during WWII. We will continue learning Lesson 17 vocabulary and locative expressions (page 144) and students will be able to describe their rooms.

Latin: (Mr. Walsh) – Latin students will be continuing to read through chapter 4 and will be discussing the new vocabulary and grammar forms which are introduced in it, including infinitive verbs and accusative plural forms. Both are review from last year.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) – Students will be finishing up the unit on cyberbullying by watching a video depicting a cyberbullying scenario and analyzing the different roles and opportunities for positive action  to stop the online bullying.

8C

November 10, 2017

Science: (Ms. Byrne) –  This week we worked on the Law of Conservation of Mass and physical/chemical properties and changes of matter.  Next week we will work on many aspects of chemical reactions.  Ask your child about how building sandwiches relates to chemical reactions!

Social Studies: (Mrs. Volpe) –   Next week we will be reviewing for our chapter test on China. Students should review their two- column notes, vocabulary, readings, and powerpoint notes.

Test will be on Tuesday, November 14th.

Math: (Mrs. Wilkes) – Students will be beginning Chapter 3 in the Big Ideas Math book.  This chapter covers parallel lines & transversals, angles of triangles, angles of polygons, and using similar triangles.

ELA: (Mrs. Nelson-Boyd) – Students will continue to read the play Twelve Angry Men in class and discuss as we read.  We will also begin a new grammar unit on verbs.

French: (Mme Pescatore) – Students will be using vocabulary pertaining to their room as well as several prepositions used to tell the location of an object (pages 144 – 146). They can expect a quiz on the new vocabulary by the end of the week.

Spanish: (Sra. Abrams) – Spanish students will be working in Chapter 6, studying vocabulary of the house. A quiz is likely by the end of the week.

Spanish: (Ms. Mirabella) – Next week, students will be reviewing family member vocabulary from Chapter 6 in their textbook with various activities and exercises. Students will take a quiz on this vocabulary on Friday, 11/17.

Latin (Mr. Walsh): Latin students will be continuing to read through chapter 4 and will be discussing the new vocabulary and grammar forms which are introduced in it, including infinitive verbs and accusative plural forms. Both are review from last year.

Health: (Mrs. Fay) –  Students will be finishing up the unit on cyberbullying by watching a video depicting a cyberbullying scenario and analyzing the different roles and opportunities for positive action  to stop the online bullying.





October 2017 Students & Citizens of the Month

7 11 2017

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Burlington SEPAC Presents: Recognizing Anxiety in Children

3 11 2017
Anxiety
Burlington Special Education Parent Advisory Council will be hosting a night with Staff Psychologists from McLean Anxiety Mastery Program. This is a unique opportunity to hear from professionals in the field who have been working with the BPS helping to educate staff on recognizing anxiety in students. As we know, anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases. But, how do you recognize when your child is really struggling or becomes stuck in a negative cycle, impacting their progress in school and their social and emotional well-being? When children are anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into that cycle and, not wanting their child to suffer, actually exacerbate the anxiety. 

Katie Thorpe Blaha, PhD and Julia Martin Burch, PhD will lead a discussion on:

• Strategies for recognizing anxiety in children, including information about how anxiety can present in school

• Ways to support anxious kids at home that partner well with school-based strategies

• Approaches to communicating with your child’s teachers and school counselors, including what school-based supports might be relevant for children experiencing anxiety

This presentation is geared toward all students not just those students receiving Special Education.

All are welcome to attend!
November 8th
6:45-8:30pm, doors open at 6:45pm 
(presentation begins at 7:00pm)
Grandview Marion Tavern
55 Center Street, 2nd floor




MSMS Newsletters 11/3/2017

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Dear Parents,

Report Cards – First term Report Cards will be distributed to all students on next Monday, November 6th.

Parent Conferences – Parent conferences will be held on next Tuesday evening November 7th and throughout the day on Thursday, November 9th.  Please return your conference appointment forms to homeroom teachers.

Screenagers is coming! Please reserve the evening of Wednesday, November 15 to attend the showing of the movie Screenagers in the MSMS auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  After a 45 minute film that highlights internet safety, online connections and tips and insights on how parents can offer guidance to students about social media, a panel of educators including Superintendent of School Eric Conti and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Patrick Larkin will respond to parent questions. This free event is brought to you by Burlington Education Foundation and the Marshall Simonds Middle School P.T.O. and sponsored by Lahey Health.

Shawsheen – Shawsheen Valley Technical High School 100 Cook Street, Billerica MA is holding its Community Open House on Sunday, November 5th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information call 878.671.3611.

No School – There will be no school for students on Thursday, November 9 and on Veterans Day,  Friday, November 10.

School Pictures – November 28 and 29.

Sincerely yours,

Noreen Abati

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