It was great to get to meet so many of you at Curriculum Night! If you were unable to attend, our presentation is attached. You will also find the links for iPad insurance in the presentation. As always, contact us with any questions or concerns.
The Oak Student Council has put together items to be raffled off each day in March. The cost is $5 per chance, with all proceeds going to support the field trips, enrichment activities, etc for the kids.
If you would like to participate, you can send in the information with your child Wednesday or Thursday this week. Please see the attached calendar - you can print it out and fill in the name and amount of chances to be entered. Please send either cash or a check made out to Shrewsbury Middle School PTO. Student volunteers will choose the winner each day, and the more chances the students purchase the more chances they have to win. Students can win multiple prizes if they purchased more than one chance.
The students will purchase their chances during lunch. The kids are very excited about this fundraiser since they chose all of the items. Thank you for your support!
Information about ordering yearbooks is attached. The sale will go from January 21 - February 1. The cost is $28 until January 28 and it goes up to $35 after that date. If the cost is an issue for your family, please contact your child's homeroom teacher or Scott Yonker. We want to be sure that every student who wants a yearbook is able to get one.
Message from 8th grade counselor's office:
If your son or daughter is applying to a private school or Assabet next year, please make sure their applications are being done.
Private High Schools: Applications should be in process online. If you are planning to get a teacher recommendation, please make sure you give our office ten days to do the recommendation and process it before the application is due.
Assabet: Out of District Applications are due soon. Many students who went on the field trip and expressed interest have not turned in applications yet. These can be brought to the main office.
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Presentation InformationOn Wednesday, October 3rd, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will be visiting OMS to deliver a 30-minute informational session to all interested 8th grade students. The presentation will provide an overview of the many programs available at AVRTHS as well as admissions information. If you would like your student to attend this presentation to learn more about AVRTHS, please click here to give permission to attend on the Powerschool Parent Portal by clicking on "Sports, Activities, Permission Slips" in the left navigation bar and checking the Assabet Presentation Permission box, then click submit.
More information about AVRTHS can be found at www.assabettech.com.
There will be a field trip held at the end of October for interested OMS to tour AVRTHS. More information will follow to those who attend the presentation. Questions can be directed to Jennifer Lencioni, Grade 8 Counselor at email@example.com.
In June, each 8th grade team has its own "Celebration Day" to mark the end of the students' time at Oak. Parents, friends, and other family members are all welcome to attend this event. 8 Blue's Celebration will be on Thursday, June 14, at 12:30 in the Oak auditorium.
We will be sending out more information about this event via email soon.
Course selection for high school is coming up! Even if your child is planning to attend a private school or is moving, all students will complete course selection and get placement recommendations for Shrewsbury High School.
Here are some important upcoming dates:
February 7 - Math Placement Test
February 8 & 9 - Foreign Language Placement Tests (French, Spanish, Chinese, Latin)
February 12 - SHS Curriculum Night for Incoming Freshmen
February 12 - SHS Program of Studies is distributed to students & course selection presentations to individual teams begin this week
Week of March 12 - Online Course Registration begins on teams
This year, St. Anne's Drive is not a food drive, but a non-food item drive. We are in need of donations like toothpaste, toothbrushes, cleaning products, soaps, paper products (paper towels, napkins, tissues, etc.), laundry detergent, Shrewsbury Trash Bags, shampoo/conditioner, combs, etc.
Any donation no matter how small can be a big help to families in need. The drive ends Tuesday, November 21.
A few days ago, an email went home about Oak's Veterans' Day Assembly tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, November 8. In order to honor veterans that have served in the US military that are associated with Oak families, we are asking that you use the link below to enter their first and last names.
These names will appear as a "visual scrolling tribute" during the assembly to remind the Oak community of their service. Additionally, please encourage your children to wear red, white, and blue on Wednesday.
The 8 Blue TEam