Grade 8 Newsletters 10/27/2017

30 10 2017

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Dear Parents,

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (100 Cook Street, Billerica, MA) is holding its Community Open House on November 5, 2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  For more information please call 878-671-3611.

Essex Technical High School (565 Maple Street, Hathorne (Danvers), MA) is holding its Open House on November 18, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm.  For more information please call 978-304-4705 or visit their website www.essextech.net.

Bailey’s School Pictures will be here on November 28th and November 29th for student portraits.  More information will be given closer to the date.

Parent conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 7th in the evening and Thursday, November 9th during the day.  You should have received notification from your student’s teacher regarding a time.

Please add to your conference appointment form:  Mrs. Tate, our 6-8 grade math specialist will be available during the day on Thursday, November 9 for parent conferences.  If your child attends her class during the week and you would like to meet to discuss your child’s progress, please email her at tate@bpsk12.org to schedule a time that is convenient for you.  If you are unable to attend a conference during the day please email her to set up a time for a phone conference.

Message from the nurse:

If your child has a documented Life Threatening Allergy, please send in your child’s EpiPen and doctor’s order now.  We require an EpiPen 2-Pak and MD signed allergy action plan.  Doctor orders may be faxed to 781-505-4980. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 781-270-1779. Thank you for your cooperation.

MSMS Nurse,

Tracy Nicholas, MSN, RN

Message from MSMS PTO:

Just a friendly reminder that you can pay your annual MSMS PTO family dues online at

https://www.paypal.com/webapps/shoppingcart?mfid=1508438649666_d1c46f4028c05&flowlogging_id=d1c46f4028c05#/checkout/shoppingCart

Message from the Burlington Library:

Friends of the Burlington Library Book Sale (22 Sears Street) will be held on November 3rd (10:15am – 5:30pm), November 4th (10:15am – 4:30pm) and November 5th (1:15am – 3:30pm)

Sincerely yours,

Noreen Abati

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Screenagers Screening & Panel Discussion Wednesday 11/15 in MSMS Auditorium

25 10 2017

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Screenagers Flyer PDF





Shawsheen Tech Application Info, Events and Deadlines

23 10 2017

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On Monday October 16, 2017, Marshall Simonds’ 8th Grade students attended an informative assembly presented by Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. They learned what kind of programs were offered, how to apply, and what Shawsheen Valley look for in its applicants. Important dates for any interested MSMS students are listed below:

Community Open House in November (11/5/20172:00pm-4:00pm

8th Grade Career Night in January (1/17/2018) Snow date January 18, 2018

February 1, 2018  APPLICATION DEADLINE

Shawsheen Tech Community Open House





MCAS 2017 Statement from Patrick Larkin, Assistant Superintendent

23 10 2017

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MCAS 2017 Statement





MSMS Newsletters 10/20/2017

20 10 2017

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Dear Parents,

On Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00pm the middle school PTO and the Burlington Education Foundation will sponsor the showing of the movie “Screenagers”.  The movie dives deeply into how technology impacts students development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world.  Following the movie a panel of educators will respond to questions.  All parents of students in the Burlington Public Schools are invited to this free presentation in the MSMS auditorium.

Parent conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 7th starting at 6:00pm and Thursday, November 9th during the day.  You will receive notification from your student’s teacher regarding a time.

Message from the nurse:

If your child has a documented Life Threatening Allergy, please send in your child’s EpiPen and doctor’s order now.  We require an EpiPen 2-Pak and MD signed allergy action plan.  Doctor orders may be faxed to 781-505-4980. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 781-270-1779. Thank you for your cooperation.

MSMS Nurse,

Tracy Nicholas, MSN, RN

Message from MSMS PTO:

Just a friendly reminder that you can pay your annual MSMS PTO family dues online at

https://www.paypal.com/webapps/shoppingcart?mfid=1508438649666_d1c46f4028c05&flowlogging_id=d1c46f4028c05#/checkout/shoppingCart

Reminder: Students need a note from home to take a different bus. We can only put three extra students on any bus.  No additional students on Buses # 5 and 12, they are full.

Sincerely yours,

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7C Visits MilliporeSigma’s Curiosity Cube

19 10 2017

The MilliporeSigma Curiosity Cube, a shipping container that has been transformed into a science lab, made a stop at Marshall Simonds Middle School on Wednesday.  The Curiosity Cube, which has traveled across the United States, hosted the Team 7C science students as part of a community outreach program that is designed to get young people excited about careers in science.  Scientists from across the globe spent the day teaching our students about DNA, 3D printing, robotics, and gestural technology currently being used in the fields of medicine and research.

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Fall 2017 BEF Raffle

17 10 2017

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