Transition Information for 5th Grade Parents

March 24, 2017

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 April 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the MCMS gymnasium. At that time 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 will be mailed 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. Please return this survey NO LATER THAN APRIL 7th to Phyllis Cote at the middle school.

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

Upcoming events:

April 4: 5th grade Transition Fair for parents and students 6-7 PM in the MCMS Gym

April 7: Parent Survey due back to MCMS

May 23: 5th graders from MES & MVES visit their MCMS Team 8:00–12:30 (5th graders arrive at MCMS on their regular AM bus – return to elementary school after lunch @ 12:30)

May 26: 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 after lunch @ 12:30)

June 13: 5th grade step up day 12:30-2:30 (all district 5th graders arrive at MCMS after lunch @ 12:30, spend the afternoon with their MCMS Advisee group & return home from MCMS on their regular PM bus)

June 13: 5th grade Parent / Student / MCMS Advisor ice cream social 5:30-6:30 PM in the MCMS Cafeteria


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