Suffield Public Schools

Suffield Middle School

May 2015


350 Mountain Road | Suffield, CT 06078 | 860-668-3820 |


Upcoming Events:

Sped PAC

Tuesday, May 5th
9:00 a.m.
AWS Café A

BOE Meeting

Tuesday, May 5th
6:30 p.m.

T.G.I.S. - snack, dinner, movies and games!

(Open to Grades 3 - 6)
Saturday, May 9th
3:00 p.m.

Early Release

Tuesday, May 12th
12:15 p.m.
Professional Development

8th Grade Decades Dance

Friday, May 15th
Suffield Middle School Gymnasium

Chris Herren "Hoop Dreams"

Monday, May 18th
6:30 p.m.
Suffield High School Auditorium

BOE Meeting

Tuesday, May 19th
6:30 p.m.

Unified Theatre Performance

"Flight Through Popularity"
Wednesday, May 20th
6:00 p.m.
SMS Auditorium

Orientation Program for Parents / Guardians of Incoming Sixth Graders

Thursday, May 21st
6:00 p.m.

SMS 8th Grade Awards Breakfast

Friday, May 22nd

No School

Monday, May 25th
Memorial Day

Summer Bash

Friday, May 29th

Safe Party Bottle/Can Drive

Saturday, May 30th
9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
SMS Cafe Parking Lot

Virtual Backpack:

2014 - 2015 Revised District Calendar

2015 - 2016 District Calendar

Suffield Middle School Student / Parent Handbook 2014 - 2015

2014 - 2015 Special Services Tri-fold Flyer

2014-2015 INTRAMURAL SCHEDULE Updated 3/24/15

 School Lunch Menu

2014-2015 INTRAMURAL SCHEDULE Updated 4/2/15

2015 Suffield Pan Mass Challenge Kids Ride - May 9th

8th Grade End of Year Letter

Autism Spectrum Unplugged - May 6th 6:30 p.m. in Bristol

Chris Herren "Hoop Dreams" - May 18th at 6:30 p.m.

Food Service Substitutes Needed

Jets Youth Football & Cheerleading

NCCC - Parent and Sibling Support Groups

NCCC - Recreational Family Activity Group Calendar

New Superintendent of Schools Finalist Karen Berasi


Parks & Recreation Summer Programs



SMS Student Named as CT National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist

Sped Transition Events, Workshops, and Resources

Suffield Middle School SPIRIT WEAR Order Form

T.G.I.S. - Saturday, May 9th - SNACK, DINNER, MOVIES & MORE!

Unified Theater Camp * Grades 8-12 * August 3 - 14


Gymnastics Show

The gymnastics show was amazing!  We had students showing off their work on the uneven bars, the floor, the vault, and the rings.  After several weeks of hard work there was clear improvement and outstanding talent.  Some students were beginners and others with years of experience but regardless their performances were truly spectacular.  Great work gymnastics team!

New England Air Museum

Every year the New England Air Museum writes a grant which allows the SMS 8th grade students to attend their SOAR program for free. (Student Outreach Aviation Resource)  This program enhances the 8th grade curriculum and gives real world meaning to the content. The first part of the day consists of the History and the Physics of flight coming to life when the tour guides brought us back to the age of the hot air balloon, the "Wright Flight" and how the physics of flight has changed through WWII. In the afternoon the students were excited to apply what they learned in the morning session. Their task was to construct their own balsa wood propeller flyers and experiment with wing variables to see whose plane could fly the fastest. Students then reported out their interesting findings group by group. One student was quoted saying "I have been to the NEAM many times, but this time was the best by far."

Multiply Your Options (MYO) Conference

On April 9, thirty 8th grade girls traveled to UCONN Storrs and participated in the 18th annual Multiply Your Options (MYO) conference.  The purpose of the conference is to expose young women to careers in science and encourage them to pursue science at the college level.  It was hosted by the UCONN School of Engineering.  During the morning sessions, students were involved in hand-on workshops or problem solving activities which were conducted by female facilitators with science, mathematics, engineering and technology focused careers. Students participated in a variety of activities from building a bioengineered hand to learning about the material that makes disposable diapers possible.  After lunch, students participated in an interactive panel activity called "tool clues". During a tool clues panel session, female role models are asked to bring from work objects or "tools" that give "clues" about their profession.

Suffield Middle School's Teacher of the Year Nominees

We are pleased to announce Suffield Middle School's Teacher of the Year Nominees:

  • Lisa Deford
  • Cynthia Pfaff
  • Erika Vella
  • Carol Zaczynski

These teachers were nominated by their colleagues for their dedication to their profession, excellence in teaching, and the work they do to improve student learning.

New Assistant Principal

I am pleased to announce that Sophia Gintoff, current supervisor of English language arts, will be the new assistant principal of Suffield Middle School. She will start this position on July 1, 2015.

Chris Herren "Hoop Dreams"

Monday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m.

The Suffield Wildcats and SHS Booster Club presents Chris Herren " Hoop Dreams" on Monday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. at SHS.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Herren is a former high school, college, and NBA basketball star who has appeared on 60 Minutes and in an ESPN documentary. He will speak about his own personal experiences with addiction and how to help young people make good choices. All are welcome. This program is geared for junior high and high school students and their families. There is no charge for admission.

Chris Herren Flyer - PDF


Unified Theatre Presents

"Flight through Popularity"

Come see "Flight through Popularity" on Wednesday, May 20th in the Suffield Middle School Auditorium at 6:00 p.m.  The production is entirely organized, written, and directed by the students.



Suffield Public Schools
350 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078
Phone: 860-668-3800

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