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

 

Please call 978-887-2323, X-11033 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.

This year Book Club will meet daily Monday – Thursday for one week.  

BOOK CLUB SCHEDULE – LOCATION:  Masconomet Middle School Library

August 12 – August 15 (August 19, if needed)

•              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 Rumble Fish, by S.E. Hinton.

•              Incoming 9th Graders will meet from 11:00 – 12:00 to read and discuss the book Unwind, by Neal Shusterman.

Patricia Bullard, M.Ed.
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Recital Night!

Dear Parents,
I want to congratulate all our 4th, 5th and 6th Grade band members who performed so well at last night’s Recital Night.  In total, you heard 20 ensembles and a total of 121 participants – a 92% participation rate! If you have any photos of the children playing on stage that you can share, I’d love it if you’d send them to me.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the people who helped the evening run on time and make it a success for everyone:
  • Mr. Brockelbank and Mr. Flewelling, who have worked tirelessly to help the children reach this level of  achievement and play with confidence
  • Spofford Band Parent coordinator Mrs. Palmer, who has been a stalwart supporter, organizer and assistant all year long
  • Masco Middle schooler Luke Dumouchel, who volunteered as our sound engineer
  • Mrs. Mugge, Mrs. Aronson, Mrs. Donnell, Mrs. McAuliffe, Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Thornborough whose assistance, under Mrs. Palmer’s leadership, allowed me to focus all my efforts in a musical direction and stayed afterward to help put things away.
  • The Spofford custodial staff: Mr. Whiteneck, Mr. Clark and Mr. Delacruz who moved equipment and set up chairs for me.

I look forward to seeing you at tonight’s Beginning Band concert and/or the Pawtucket Red Sox performance on Sunday. Thanks so much for your support!

 
Mrs. Monty
 
IMPORTANT BAND DATES
– Fri., June 7th – Final Marching Band Rehearsal
-Sun,, June 9th – 12:25pm – Pawtucket Red Sox game – 5th & 6th Grade Bands performance
– Mon., June 10th – 5th Grade Jazz Band & 6th Grade Concert Band 
– Tues., June 11th – 5th Grade Concert Band
-Tues., June 11th – 9:00am -All School Concert Assembly – 5th & 6th Grade concert & Jazz Bands
-Thurs., June 13 – 5:00pm – Rock Band performance at Maria’s Restaurant . Haverhill

Field Day Rescheduled to Friday, June 7th

Dear Parents,

Due to the rainy weather forecast for tomorrow, we have decided to move our field day activities to Friday, June 7th.  There are a few fifth-grade classes that have a field trip on Friday, therefore, they will have their field day early next week.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay, Principal

Color Run!

We are excited about the Color Run happening Friday, June 7th.  The event will take place at Chadwick Field. Please remember to register your runners at www.BoxfordPTO.org by Wednesday, June 5th. After, June 5th, you will have to register at the event and the fee will be $25.00 per runner instead of $20.00 per runner…so sign up now. Looks like the weather that day will be warm and sunny!!!!

In years past, students from Cole took the bus to Spofford School to attend the Color Run. This brought many challenges to the dismissal procedures at both schools. In the interest of safety for all our students, we WILL NOT be allowing any student from Cole to take the bus to Spofford for the Color Run. Dismissal procedures for both schools will be like any normal day.  Spofford students will not be allowed to walk unattended to the field.  All students (from both schools) need to be released to a parent or guardian and brought to the Color Run.  If you would like to pick your child up from either school, please send a note in with your child on 6/7 indicating that your child will be a pick up.  

Please park down at Chadwick Field, at the DPW Yard, Police Station and after 3:45 pm, the Spofford School.

Funds raised from this great event support both our schools. Our student love this end of the year celebration with friends and family, so please come and support a great cause!

Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay and Brian Middleton-Cox

Principals

 

Grupo Fantasia!

Thank you to the Boxford PTO for bringing in Grupo Fantasia today for our students!  This was a Latin American music experience for the students!  They learned a lot about Latin American culture and music!  It was a fantastic time!

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Memorial Day Assembly

 

Below are a few photos from our Memorial Day Assembly today.  Many thanks to Mrs. Monty, Mrs. Matthews for hosting the ceremony.  We also thank members of the American Legion-James L. Melvin Post 379, our guest speaker, Chief Warrant Officer Richard Driscoll for participating today.  It was a beautiful ceremony and a chance for all of us to remember all those who serve and have served our country.

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Amazing Grade Four State Fair Projects!

The grade four team held a fantastic state fair showcasing student research on the states of our country.  Below are a few examples of the students’  projects!  All were terrific! Thank you to the teachers for hosting this wonderful learning opportunity and to the parents who attended!

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“Room to Grow” Baby/Toddler Clothing/Toy/Book Drive

Dear Parents,
The Student Council will be hosting a clothing Drive May 28th-31st to help support Room to Grow, a local organization that provides support for children under the age of three. Please refer to the list below for items that can be donated. All donation can be dropped off at Spofford during the week of the 28th.
Room to Grow Donation Items: 
Gently used baby and toddler clothing
Gently used Toys and Books
Baby Hygiene products (not used)
Infant and toddler items such as bathtubs, bibs, booster chairs, diaper bags, crib sheets, blankets etc. 
 
If you have any questions, you may reach out to Ms. Boyle at vboyle@boxfordschools.org.

Summer Field Hockey Clinic

 

Masco Youth Field Hockey will host a clinic for girls entering
4th-8th grade, fall of 2019.

When: June 24th- June 27th
9am-12pm

Where: Turf Field at Boxford Common
(21 Middleton Rd, Boxford, MA 01921)

We have a great staff of past/present college players, club coaches, and Masco Varsity players. This clinic is for all skill levels and we welcome NEW PLAYERS and GOALIES!
For more information and registration visit:

https://www.baasports.com/ and click “Field Hockey”

Contacts: Angie Allen- myfh2018@gmail.com

Jenny Graves- sjgraves2@msn.com