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WIN Block

Podcast symbolDear Parents and Guardians,

We are extremely excited to offer a new opportunity open to students here at Swampscott Middle School. This new program, known as Win Block, allows students to choose from two dozen learning groups based on their own unique passions and interests.

Win Block will take place during Advisory (8:05-8:35) on every Wednesday morning from December 12th to March 13th. While Win Block will not be graded, we do expect a full attendance commitment once a student enrolls.

Students who are currently enrolled in Band or Chorus during this time are expected to honor that commitment.

We are hopeful that this enrichment opportunity has something to offer everyone, knowing that all of our students possess such a diverse array of interests, talents, and skill sets.

Students are encouraged to sign up for this unique opportunity. However, students who would rather stay in a regular Advisory block will be able to do so.

Sign-ups for Win Block will close on Friday, Dec 7th at 2:00 pm.  Students may choose from our list of offerings below.

Win Block Descriptions

Win Block Sign Up Page

For optimum benefit, we will limit enrollment.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

 

Jason Calichman, M.Ed

Principal, SMS

Open House at SHS

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Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be here soon.  It is a chance for you to do holiday shopping for your children and for your child’s classrooms.  The money raised allows the PTO to get new books for the school library and for classroom libraries.  We appreciate your support.
New this year:  books for preschool age children and a better selection of books for older students in grades  7 and 8.
Also, a Sign-up Genius is available so you can sign up to volunteer at the fair.  We need your help to make the fair a success.  Here’s the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054CABAC29A46-smsbook1
The online fair dates are November 23 to December 6 and the link is scholastic.com/fair
The in-person fair will be: 
Monday December 3rd 8:30am-2:30pm
Tuesday, December 4th 8am-3:30pm & 6pm-7:45pm
Wednesday, December 5th 8:30am-3pm
Thursday, December 6th 8am-3:30pm & 6pm-7:45pm
Classroom visits schedule:
Grade 5: Monday, December 3rd and a preview date (no buying) Thursday, November 29th
Grade 6: Wednesday, December 5th and a preview date (no buying) of Friday, November 30th
Grade 7: Tuesday, December 4th
Grade 8: Thursday, December 6th
Please send cash or a check with your child. Checks can be made out to SMS PTO.  Taxes will be applied to purchases at 6.25% rate. You can leave the amount blank and note maximum allowed on the check.
And please consider volunteering for the fair.  Thank you!  We appreciate all your support.
Sandy Moltz

Librarian

Swampscott Middle School

207 Forest Avenue

Swampscott MA  01907

781 596 8820 extension 6122

Swampscott Middle School PSA#2

The Big Blue Broadcasting Club wanted to introduce the 5th-grade teams to our community! Please join 5th graders Evelyn, Jack, and Scout as they interview the teachers in the 5th grade.

 

The 5A Sea Otters

The 5B Trade Winds

Progress Report

Progress Reports

Progress Reports for First Trimester

Progress reports are now available for your middle school student in Aspen. If you are unsure about how to log in or how to view grades, please refer to this help sheet: Aspen How To

If you are unable to log in, first try to reset your password, if you are still unable to log in, please email:

aspensupportms@swampscott.k12.ma.us.

Viewing grades under “Academics” and “Term Performance” is not always an accurate account of a grade.

Instead, click on the Progress Report PDF on the main page to view grades and comments.

We highly suggest downloading the PDF version of the progress report to your computer in the event you may need to have a hard copy in the future. The PDF can be found on the main screen after you log in, under Published Reports.

 

 

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*IMPORTANT* Updated Curriculum Nights

PLEASE NOTE: Our new Curriculum Nights are now scheduled for the following days/times:

5th and 6th grade – October 23rd from 6pm-7pm

7th and 8th grade – October 25th from 6pm-7pm

Looking forward to seeing our SMS families!

 

Pile of colorful legos

Fall After School Clubs – Register Now!

Fall After School Program Registration Now Open!

Classes begin the week of September 24th.  Sixteen classes and clubs to choose from!

Easy and Fast – Register and pay with a credit card online at:
http://smsafterschool.wufoo.com/forms/asp-registration/

The ten-week Fall session runs through November 30th.  All classes are $75.
(Dodgeball will be 8 weeks long and cost $60)

ASP Flyer

ASP Printable Registration

There is no fee to pay by credit card, but if you want to pay by cash or check, print the attached registration form and return it to school with your payment. There is a print button on the form. Paper forms are also available in the office. Registration forms and payment are due back to school by 3pm Thursday, September 20th.

Lots of great clubs and classes this session for your student to be creative, active and engaged!

Mondays
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Irish Dance

Tuesdays
Fun with Legos
Arts & Crafts
Dance Tuesday
Roblox/Minecraft Club
Volleyball Club
Community Service Club

Wednesdays
Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer’s League
Trivia Team
Dodgeball
Basketball Club
Big Blue Broadcasting Club

Fridays
Dungeons & Dragons Full Year Campaign (Part 1)
History Club
Computer Club

Yankee Candles

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Dear Parents:

 

Swampscott Middle School will be having one online fundraiser – Yankee Candle.  The goal is to help lower the cost of field trips, as well as provide financial aid for students that need it.

 

For every purchase made on the Yankee Candle website the school will be given 40%.  We are hoping this will help you with your holiday shopping as there are wrapping paper, candles, fragrances and gifts for the holidays and we have been told the candles will be less than if you buy them in the store! We have included a catalog but there is much more than this available online. To ensure delivery by the holidays (Chanukah is December 2) please order by November 5th. Just log onto the website www.yankeecandlefundraising.com with our fundraiser number 990100355.  

 

Feel free to share the links with family and friends.

Other fundraisers that will not cost you anything include:

 

  1. Stop and Shop A+, all you have to do is link your Stop and Shop card to Swampscott Middle School and they will donate a portion of your purchases to our school. Just go to https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/ and register your card to send points to SMS.
  2. Send in your receipts for purchases at any of the Crosby Markets to the office and they will give us credit towards equipment.

 

Please reach out to Ms. Ardman (8th grade science teacher) with any questions you may have.  We look forward to successful fundraisers, and your support.

Thank you.