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T.G.I.S - Thank Goodness It's Saturday
Saturday, Dec. 7th
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Winter Concert Performance
Thursday, Dec. 12th
arrival 5:30 p.m.
Show 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
arrival 6:30 p.m.
Show 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
arrival 6:45 p.m.
Show 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
8th Grade Year Book Baby Pictures and Personal Ads Deadline
Sunday, Dec. 15th
Monday. Dec 23rd - Wednesday, Jan. 1st, 2014
Winter Vacation and New Years Day
Monday, Jan. 20th, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
PTAC School Dance
Friday, Jan. 24th, 2014
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
2013-2014 School Calendar
School Lunch Menu
Bring your own Technology
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Suffield Middle School has been recognized twice in recent years by the Connecticut Association of Schools for it's positive school climate and culture. We continue to examine actions and activities that improve upon students’ sense of social and emotional security as it relates to building positive relationships, being engaged, feeling connected to their learning community, and developing personal responsibility.
Engaging students in meaningful opportunities is a cornerstone of the middle school experience. Some recent events to promote active engagement have been the success of our fall interscholastic sports teams with 21 young athletes on the field hockey team and over 130 participates in the cross country program.
The November production of the “Medieval Times” Variety Show staged over 40 acts involving students, staff and administration in three performances. The Drama Club has recruited over 120 students interested in participating in the February musical production of “The Little Mermaid” just prior to our PE Department beginning practices for the widely popular SMS gymnastics spring show.
Most recently some of our 7th and 8th grade students, working with an advisor during Quest, have begun student productions of the SMS Student News Update using the TV Studio equipment purchased though the generosity of the SFES. These student directed internet broadcasts are increasingly accessed by the entire school in place of our morning announcements. Future broadcast will incorporate video footage of school events, interviews, weather updates, community interest stories and public service announcements.
In November, 8th grade students began rotating through three sessions of a personalized career exploration module as part of their Quest offerings. These engaging modules are designed to provide students with an awareness of personality traits, areas of interest, and associated career fields.
On November 18th SMS hosted student ambassadors from the University of Connecticut’s Engineering program to address our 8th grade regarding engineering as a career path. This was the first of several meetings which will bring UConn students to provide engineering lab experiences for our 8th graders in the spring.
Members of the SMS First Lego League have been actively preparing for their robotics competition, “Nature’s Fury” Saturday November 24th here at Suffield Middle School. We will be fielding two 7 member teams along with 13 other teams.
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Our community service groups such as SOURCE, PROMISE, and Giraffe continue their good work and contributions during this “giving” time of year.
Our school community has decided to lend a collective hand to less fortunate. Our advisory groups at all grade levels are going to participate in a program to collect food for baskets to be donated by our school to those that are less fortunate. We will be partnering with Loaves and Fishes in Enfield as well the Cross Roads food pantry in Suffield.
There is a dual benefit here that those in need will be provided with some much needed relief at a critical time and our students will understand and be part of the real joy of the holidays sharing and giving.
We continue to plan and encourage all SMS students to be connected and engaged in these, as well as, other activities that will be provided throughout this school year. We feel the more students are engaged the more they will feel connected and secure in their community of learners. For more information, please contact our guidance department and check out our website https://www.suffield.org/.
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PTAC thanks Natalie Semyanko, Peggy Nadeau, Claire Kawalec and Darlene Fabrizi for their assistance during Picture Day. We wouldn’t have been able to have such a smooth day without the volunteers. Picture retake day is November 26.
During the week of October 21st – October 29th PTAC sponsored Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the United States.
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On Friday, October 25th, Suffield Middle School was the place to be! The 6th grade Traditions Event - a Halloween Social - was held in the gym. Thank you to Christine Blakely, Eileen Connors, and Lisa Francis for chairing this event. We would also like to thank everyone who donated a snack, Mrs. Killam, STUCO students, Mrs. Noonan, DJ Quest students, the faculty and parent volunteers as well as the facilities staff for making it a wonderful evening!
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Please register your Stop & Shop, Big Y, Shaw’s, Price Chopper and Target Red Card for their education programs and remember to designate Suffield Middle School as your school. You must register annually for us to receive donations from these organizations. Please visit the school website for additional information and links to register your cards.
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The Eighth Grade Yearbook is under production. Please submit your Eight Grader’s baby pictures and purchase a personal ad for your graduating student. For additional details visit the Yearbook page.
Submitting Baby Photos and Placing a Personal Ad - PDF
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Save the Date for the Holiday Boutique - December 12 from 9 AM – 7 PM. We will have many vendors selling their specialty items. Please stop by during the day or early evening. The students will also have an opportunity during the school day to visit and shop for holiday gifts.
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- Board Vice President
- Enrichment Chair
- Planning Committee Members for the Student/Faculty Basketball Game
- Summer Bash Chair