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  • December 2-6, 2019

    Posted by Shawna D'Amour on 12/6/2019 2:30:00 PM

    Upcoming Dates:

    12/17:  MMS Winter Concert 6:30-7:30

    12/23-1/1:  Winter Recess, school resumes 1/2


    Rock Climbing Club

    The meeting got canceled due to the snowstorm.  In lieu of a meeting, here is the packet of information to sign up.  There are only 30 spots available.



    Mr. Caragher and Ms. D'Amour will be going around to talk to the students to provide positive feedback for what they are doing well, and also to offer some advice on things that need improvement.  We have observed our 7th and 8th-grade students are polite, redirectable, social, helpful and supportive of the school community.  Thank you for raising such polite human beings!  Parents/Guardians, we enlist your support to reinforce some school expectations.  

    • Ear Buds/Cell Phones:  These may be used before and after school hours.  We ask students to put these away during the school day.  At times, classroom teachers will allow students to listen to music or use apps on their devices.  Electronics are not allowed in the hallways and common areas such as the cafeteria during school hours.


    • Horseplay:  We have been noticing students engaging in horseplay such as purposefully bumping into their friends, pushing and shoving.  Many times horseplay leads to the unintended consequence of someone getting hurt.  We will be reminding students about our no physical contact expectation.


    • Lunches:  We have noticed an increase in the amount of trash left on the tables and floor during lunches.  We will be reminding students to throw away their trash and use appropriate voice levels.  We want students to enjoy this social time with friends!


    Art Club

    Expressive Art Journaling Club (run by Ms. Blain and Mrs. Lopez) is an opportunity for students to learn how to make their own art journals and create expressive, personal art pages within them. Students will learn stress-reducing techniques, as well as positive ways to express experiences, emotions, goals and future dreams.  Information and permission forms are outside Ms. Blain’s classroom.  The club is on Mondays, Jan 6th – Feb 17th, and can only accept 16 students on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Below are some examples of expressive art journals.







    Art Contest

    Calling all MMS artists interested in entering the contest to design the cover for the Merrimack 2019 Annual Report.  This competition is open to MMS and MHS students, and the winning artist will receive recognition and have their design published. Information and rules are located outside Ms. Blain’s classroom.


    Flex Time

    Students working on the next installment of the Piper Press during Flex!



    Michael working on the calming art of zentangle design.



    Winter Bulletin Board




    Previous Posts:

    MMS Giving Opportunities

    There are gift tags available in the MMS Main Office to purchase gifts for local families in need.  All unwrapped gifts can be delivered to the office with the tag attached by December 9.  

    MMS is a collection site for the Mighty Max Toy Drive.  There is a collection box in the main office.  The collection window has been expanded to through the first week of December.



    MMS Quiz Bowl

    If you like answering trivia questions, Quiz Bowl is good for you! Topics range from geography, science, and literature. Students will meet on Tuesdays after school in Mr. Lamarre’s room, beginning in December. The club will meet from 2:15 – 3:30. If you are interested, please sign up in the main office.

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