Please read this article on ways to help your middle school student thrive in school. Parent involvement has been shown to be the number one indicator of a student’s academic success.
Another great article about life in middle school is Ten Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know.
There may be some talk about Parish Hill’s updated electronic device policy. Please see this article for more about teens and how the texting craze has affected reading.
Please check out lexile.com for valuable tips on improving your child’s reading and helping him/her choose books with the appropriate level of challenge.
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7th Grade students will be going on a field trip to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA on Friday, October 12th. The bus leaves the school at 8 am and the students will be back at the school by 4 pm and thus will need a ride home from their parents or guardian. The cost is $15 per student. Four chaperones will be accompanying the students. The students will be working on the make and explore option which includes participating in a 50 minute workshop and participating in activities around the village. Students can either purchase a lunch from the cafeteria or bring their own.
On another note, the 7th Grade Team has been awarded 2 $400 grants from the Wheels to Learning Field Trip Transportation Fund. The first grant is to be used for transportation to our Old Sturbridge Village trip on Friday, October 12th. The second grant is to be used for the field trip to Wadworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Ct and the old State House on December 12th. More details will be following for this field trip. The 7th Grade Team of teachers are quite excited to provide these field trip opportunities to our students.