March 1, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
March is a busy month for our middle school students! We look forward to seeing you at some of the exciting events taking place during the upcoming weeks.
Parent/School Alliance: A second interactive workshop on technology will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Yarmouth High School Cafeteria. Erica Marcus will join us to present on technology and how it impacts frequent and dependent users. Erica founded Wise Minds. Big Hearts. to offer mindfulness programming for families, students, and schools throughout New England. She has spent over fifteen years working with young people as a mindfulness educator, classroom teacher, outdoor educator, and senior wilderness youth therapy field staff member. She draws upon her expertise as a certified Mindful Schools Instructor and yoga teacher to help young people cultivate healthy relationships with themselves, one another, and technology.
During this workshop we will:
-Review current research around screen use
-Identify our current technology habits
-Practice some mindful technology use
-Create a Mindful Technology Use Plan for our families
We hope you can join us. You can pre-register for the event by filling out this form.
HMS Spirit Week will be take place from March 11-March 15. Stay tuned for upcoming information on our 4Ocean fundraiser!
The Student Leadership Team chose biomes for this year’s doorway themes:
8th - Oceans
7th - Jungle
6th - Arctic
5th - Desert
The Spirit Week daily dress themes include:
Monday - Clipper Spirit - Clipper Gear or blue and white
Tuesday - Flannel shirts and PJ Bottoms
Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday
Thursday - Dress alike or look like your favorite person/character
Friday - Black or White - wear black or white or a combination
All Spirit Week clothing needs to adhere to the HMS Dress Code : )
Updates from our PTO
-Hannaford Gift Cards – Due Wednesday, March 6 and March 27, by noon. Please look for forms later this month or print and fill out the form here.
-Silver Graphics – Our popular annual Silver Graphics sale will be starting soon! You can order beautiful and fun keepsakes featuring your child’s artwork. The sale runs March 28-April 10. Delivery the week of May 6, before Mother’s Day. More info. coming soon.
-PTO Meeting – Please join us March 21 at 7pm in the YES library.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
-Music Booster Meeting - March 4 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the HMS Band Room
-School Board Meeting - March 7 beginning at 7:00 PM at Town Hall
-7th/8th Grade Play - A High School Musical - March 16 - Two Shows: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, and 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, in the HMS Cafe. Tickets are available at the door. Students $3 Adults $6
Thanks very much,
Joan Adler and Tom McDowell
HMS Administrative Team