Transition Information for 5th Grade Parents


March 12, 2018

Dear 5th Grade Parents:

Each year at this time we begin the process for transitioning the 5th grade students to MCMS.  

We have many transition activities planned for the students, as well as parents, over the next few months and hope that you will participate in as many of these as you can. We will be sending more information out through both regular mail and your child’s 5th grade teacher.

Our first event will be the 5th Grade Transition Fair for parents and students, which will be held on Tue,  April 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the MCMS gymnasium. You will be able to find out more information about the differences between elementary and middle school, our teaming structure, our theme-based curriculum, the advisor/advisee program, as well as the many different activities and opportunities that are available to all students during their 3 years with us.  In addition, current MCMS students will be guiding tours of the building. We will have more information about further events, such as when students will come visit the middle school and when you find out about team placement as we get closer to those dates.

At this time we are asking you to give us information about your child’s academic strengths and needs and his/her social interests, activities and peers.  The form for you to complete has been sent to you. This information is important for us, as it enables us to place your child with teachers who will ensure that she/he flourishes while at the middle school, so please be sure to be as thorough as you can.

I look forward to meeting you and your child in the near future as we prepare them for the next step in their educational journey.

Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns that you might have.

Rick Hogan

Principal

 

5th Grade Transition Events 2018

Tue, April 10:    5th grade Transition Fair for parents & 5th grade students 6-7 PM in the MCMS Gym

Fri, April 13:    5th grade Parent Survey due back to MCMS Office

Tue, May 22:    5th graders from MES & MtVES visit their MCMS Team 8:00-12:30
5th graders arrive at MCMS on their regular AM bus – return to elementary school @ 12:30 after eating lunch at MCMS

Fri, May 25:    5th graders from RES & WES visit their MCMS Team 8:00-12:30
5th graders arrive at MCMS on their regular AM bus – return to elementary school @ 12:30 after eating lunch at MCMS

Tue, June 19:    5th grade step up day 12:30-2:30
5th graders arrive at MCMS after eating lunch at their elementary school, spend the afternoon with their MCMS Advisee group & return home from MCMS on their regular PM bus

Tue, June 19:    5th grade Parent/Student/MCMS Advisor Ice Cream Social 6:00-7:00 in the MCMS Cafeteria

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