Summer Reading (re-post)

Happy Summer Spofford Pond Families!
As we come to the end of July and round the corner into August – I am sure many families are thinking about back to school supplies and may be thinking more seriously about making sure our students are completing their summer reading!  All students received copies of the suggested summer reading list that is pertinent to their grade level – along with a hard copy of directions for the Mandala Summer Reading Project.  We ask that all students come to school with a completed Mandala – as it is one of the first shared experiences that the students will have with their new group of classmates.  Teachers often use the Mandalas as an opportunity for students to share which book they chose for the Mandala Project.  We often smile as children share and other classmates that may have chosen the same book – or have also read the book become excited and feel connected with the classmate.  I remember fondly a shy third grade girl telling me that she started a brand new friendship after moving to Boxford and having the courage to discuss a book out on the playground after realizing that she had read the same book as a classmate. Such a wonderful way to begin a friendship.
Please remember… Mandalas DO NOT HAVE TO BE a book off of the suggested list.
The  suggested reading list is posted on our school website under “Quick Links”.
Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns.
Mrs. Gadbois
Reading Specialist – Spofford Pond School

Summer Reading Reminder!

Happy Summer Spofford Pond Families!
As we come to the end of July and round the corner into August – I am sure many families are thinking about back to school supplies and may be thinking more seriously about making sure our students are completing their summer reading!  All students received copies of the suggested summer reading list that is pertinent to their grade level – along with a hard copy of directions for the Mandala Summer Reading Project.  We ask that all students come to school with a completed Mandala – as it is one of the first shared experiences that the students will have with their new group of classmates.  Teachers often use the Mandalas as an opportunity for students to share which book they chose for the Mandala Project.  We often smile as children share and other classmates that may have chosen the same book – or have also read the book become excited and feel connected with the classmate.  I remember fondly a shy third grade girl telling me that she started a brand new friendship after moving to Boxford and having the courage to discuss a book out on the playground after realizing that she had read the same book as a classmate. Such a wonderful way to begin a friendship.
Please remember… Mandalas DO NOT HAVE TO BE a book off of the suggested list.
The  suggested reading list is posted on our school website under “Quick Links”.
Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns.
Mrs. Gadbois
Reading Specialist – Spofford Pond School

REMINDER: SUMMER READING BOOK CLUB for students entering 7th, 8th or 9th Grade

REMINDER:  SUMMER READING BOOK CLUB for students entering 7th, 8th or 9th Grade

Please call 978-887-2323, X-6114 to reserve a space for your child!

This summer, Masconomet will again offer the unique opportunity for students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grades to participate in the Summer Reading Book Club.   Erika Donovan, a Masconomet teacher, will spend one hour reading and discussing one of the assigned summer reading books from each grade.  This is a fantastic opportunity for readers to be supported, as they read and gain a deeper understanding of the book prior to the start of school and the summer reading assessment.

  • Incoming 7th Graders will meet from 9:00 – 10:00 to read and discuss the book Ungifted, by Gordon Korman.
  • Incoming 8th Graders will meet from 10:00 – 11:00 to read and discuss the book Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher.
  • Incoming 9th Graders will meet from 11:00 – 12:00 to read and discuss the book Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell.

 

BOOK CLUB SCHEDULE – LOCATION:  Masconomet Middle School Library

Wednesday, July 13

Tuesday, July 19

Thursday, July 21

Wednesday, July 27

Wednesday, August 3

Tuesday, August 16

Thursday, August 18 (if needed)

 

Patricia Bullard, M.Ed.

Director of Pupil Personnel Services

 

Masconomet Summer Reading Book Club for Incoming Grade Seven Students

This summer, Masconomet will again offer the unique opportunity for students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grades to participate in the Summer Reading Book Club.   Erika Donovan, a Masconomet teacher, will spend one hour reading and discussing one of the assigned summer reading books from each grade.  This is a fantastic opportunity for readers to be supported, as they read and gain a deeper understanding of the book prior to the start of school and the summer reading assessment.

 

  • Incoming 7th Graders will meet from 9:00 – 10:00 to read and discuss the book Ungifted, by Gordon Korman.

 

  • Incoming 8th Graders will meet from 10:00 – 11:00 to read and discuss the book Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher.

 

  • Incoming 9th Graders will meet from 11:00 – 12:00 to read and discuss the book Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell.

 

BOOK CLUB SCHEDULE – LOCATION:  Masconomet Middle School Library

Wednesday, July 13

Tuesday, July 19

Thursday, July 21

Wednesday, July 27

Wednesday, August 3

Tuesday, August 16

Thursday, August 18 (if needed)

 

Patricia Bullard, M.Ed.

Director of Pupil Personnel Services

 

 

Lost and Found

Hello Parents!

Happy Summer!  We have a large quantity of lost and found items left at the school.  We will be putting the bin outside the front of the school each day this week if you’d like to come and look for a lost item.  We will donate any items left behind after Friday of this week.

I wish you all a safe and happy summer with your children!

From the Health Office

Parents:

Please remember to pick up all medications from the health office by the last day of school.

Medications left after June 17th will be destroyed.

Medication forms to the 2016-2017 school year went home this month. These forms can be mailed in over the summer or brought in the first day of school with your medication.

Have a restful and safe summer!