Thinking ahead to Middle School

As the school year rounds the corner into Spring, many of us start thinking about next year and what that will mean for our families.  Next year will hold changes for all of us, but for those of you with children in the fourth grade, the change is much bigger, and potentially more uncertain!

For those of you in that boat: we are excited for you, we will miss you, AND we wanted to let you know about the Middle School PTO meetings.  Attending a meeting would be a great opportunity to start to understand the Middle School community, and how you can help to be a part of it on day one.  The remaining meetings are March 12th, April 9th, May 7th, June 4th at 5:30 in the GMS library.  (The Middle School PTO reached out to us to ask us to invite you, so you will be expected and welcomed!)

Even if you can’t make it to a meeting, perhaps joining the Middle School PTO facebook group would be another way to start to be involved:

February Fun Friday

Tomorrow (Friday) is PJ day and also Fun Friday! February’s Fun Friday will beBim Bam with Tom and Laurie Spanish language primer; an interactive program of music and movement.Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson are wildly entertaining, slipping seamlessly between song and movement, puppet play, and Spanish language arts.  Laurie draws on her background as a bilingual teacher and director of Mucho Gusto Spanish to create a dynamic duo with guitarist Tom Carroll.  Their repertoire includes traditional and original songs that maximize audience participation and highlight Spanish vocabulary around family, animals, counting, greetings, parts of the body, and of course, their Rainbow Macarena, all mixed with a good dose of silliness.  The program encourages participation through catchy melodies, simple phrases, and movement.  BimBam’s virtuosic playing, extensive repertoire, and deep bag of tricks, combined with an intuitive grasp of their audience, leaves kids and grownups alike breathless with laughter and clamoring for more.