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A Fond Farewell!

Dear Families:

Thank you for a wonderful year! It has been productive, enriching, warm, and I think your kids are truly ready to take their next step forward! Thank you for your help and support throughout the year. Please feel free to keep in touch, especially if you have any questions about your child’s middle school experience.

In your child’s report card folder, you will find information about the middle school required summer reading program. For your reference, click here to view this information on the Marshall Simonds Middle School blog.

Have a glorious summer!

Mrs. Jaffe

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What a Day! Two Reminders …

Families:

What a great day! I think all kids thoroughly enjoyed their “graduation” from beginning to end. They should sleep well tonight.

Two reminders:

  1. Please have your child bring his/her yearbook to school; tomorrow is a day we give them time to get signatures from other teachers throughout the building.
  2. Lest you think we are done with school, please remind your child we have a social studies quiz tomorrow on the three branches of government.

Thanks you,

Mrs. Jaffe

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Field Day Tomorrow

Hi Families:

This is a reminder that Field Day (originally scheduled for last Friday) will be held tomorrow. It is supposed to be quite hot, so please make sure your child comes to school with one or more water bottles. It would help if you labeled the bottle(s), as well.

Regards,

Mrs. Jaffe

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Changes

Hi Families:

I wanted to make sure you were aware that because more inclement weather is on the way, Field Day has been postponed to Monday, June 12. Given that, we have put off Independence Day and the social studies presentations until Friday, June 9.

Thanks!

Mrs. Jaffe

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MSMS Here We Come!

Dear Families:

There is a change in the air – a noticeable excitement and nervous energy throughout our classroom. Your children are excited for the summer to begin, yet they cling to the last remnants of what is familiar and comfortable. They complain nonstop about any demands I make on them (ha, ha!), but they are enjoying each and every remaining minute of life at Fox Hill School.

A group of sixth graders came back to visit Fox Hill last week. I saw them in the lobby at the end of the day when I was on bus duty. As I walked into our pod with them, one said to the others, “These hallways are so narrow!”  When your children walk out our classroom door and then the front doors to the school, they will wonder how they ever survived in such a small environment! This is so totally age appropriate and always endearing.

At the end of May, we visited Marshall Simonds Middle School. Students were able to walk down their hallway where they will take classes next year. They were even treated to selections from the middle school musical program, Vaudeville.

When we returned to Fox Hill, we spent some time discussing questions and concerns about next year. I let students know then that there will be required summer reading for all sixth graders. I will send home a packet of information about this reading on the last day of school.

This week, your children will enjoy their final Fox Hill Field Day. They can also look forward to Independence Day this week where they will present their social studies projects.

These final three weeks will be filled with more enjoyment, reminiscing, and it will all be capped off on Thursday, June 15, at Fifth Grade Reception. That marks students’ official rite of passage from elementary school to middle school.

Thank you for your support throughout the year. It has been a great year. Please enjoy this last blog post about what we have accomplished in May and what lies ahead these last three weeks of school.

– Mrs. Jaffe

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Spring Concert Reminder

Families:

We are looking forward to the spring concert tomorrow!

Please see below a reminder (sent to you last Friday and also posted on the homework page of this blog) about contributing to the cost of flowers for our performing arts specialists:

NOTE: Please send in $2 if your child is in chorus OR $3 if your child is in chorus and band/strings. This will cover the cost of flowers for music and art specialists at the spring concert. Thanks!

Thanks for your support!

Mrs. Jaffe

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Important Information!

Families,

Two important announcements:

  1. Tuesday, May 30 is our visit to Marshall Simonds Middle School. We depart promptly at 8:45 a.m. Please be sure your child is not late on Tuesday as the bus must leave at 8:45.
  2. Fifth grade is responsible for the flowers given to all the music and art specialists on the night of the spring concert, Wednesday, May 31. We ask that you contribute $2 if your child is in chorus or $3 if your child is in chorus AND band/strings. Please send this money into school on Tuesday.

Thanks for your support,

Mrs. Jaffe

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The Home Stretch

Dear Families:

My apologies for letting the first week of May pass by in a whirl of activity before I updated my blog. Having taken a personal day at the end of April to visit my older son in Dallas, I feel as though I’ve been swept up in a tidal wave of continual motion!

While I know deep down inside all of your children are ready to bolt from this building, the cooler temperatures have kept “spring fever” at bay. It’s only a matter of time!

We are truly in the home stretch, and students in all classes across all subjects are madly working to complete projects, give presentations, and enjoy the final weeks of feeling like “top dogs” in elementary school.

A few reminders about important dates/events in the weeks ahead:

May 16-17 —  Science MCAS

May 24 —  Social studies project due

May 29 — Memorial Day (no school)

May 30 — Student visit to MSMS

May 30 — Parent visit to MSMS (7:30 p.m.)

May 31 — Spring Concert/Arts Night (6:30 p.m.)

June 9 — Field Day

June 15 — Fifth grade graduation (9:30 a.m.)

June 23 — Last day of school! (half day)

Please visit each page of my blog to find out what we’ve been working on in class, and call (781.238.5689) or email me (jaffe@bpsk12.org) with any questions!

Regards,

Mrs. Jaffe

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Oops! I Made a Mistake!

Dear Families:

Today, most children left school with poster paper to complete their social studies project. The project is due on May 24. I should have realized that they will be able to work on their poster in school on Monday. THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAY class time will be spent to complete this project.

I was able to inform some students of this before the end of the day, but if your child came home with the poster PLEASE have him/her return to school with it on Monday.

Sorry for the confusion.

Mrs. Jaffe

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FIELD TRIP TUESDAY, APRIL 25

Families:

I hope you had a restful week. Tomorrow’s forecast is quite a contrast to the lovely weather we are having today. We are expecting rain, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for our field trip to the Concord Museum. A raincoat and rain boots are advisable. Part of the trip (rain or shine) is outdoors, and kids need to be prepared. As I told students today … If the Minutemen could handle it, so can they.

Also, we will have lunch when we return to school after 1:00. Your child should come to school with a bagged lunch as the cafeteria will not be open when we return. Finally, send a hearty snack and drink; no glass bottles, please.

Thanks,

Mrs. Jaffe

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