Shake Day!

This engineering challenge was for students on the 6 red team to create a base-isolated building using common materials that would withstand  primary, secondary, and surface earthquake waves.  An additional goal was to prevent “racking” of the building walls.  Students held their breaths as the earthquake struck each building after a presentation to the team.  Superior building techniques were applied and as a result  many structures made it safely through the day. All sixth graders enjoyed Shake Day! Thanks, Ms. Baldwin!

 

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Dental Care at NMS

teethDuring the week of April 11, a Registered Dental Hygienist from the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health will be at Nissitissit to offer a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment to any student in grades 5 and 6.  This will be done during the school day.  This service is provided at no cost to you, as our community is a member of the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health.

This program includes cleaning and polishing teeth along with an application of fluoride. The fluoride treatment has been shown to reduce tooth decay. Most dentists recommend a dental checkup and fluoride treatment twice a year.

We hope that many families will take advantage of this valuable program. Your child may participate even if they visit their own dentist regularly.  Information regarding this opportunity was sent home with students last week. Please return the form indicating whether or not you would like your child to participate.  We would these forms returned as soon as possible so that we can create a schedule.

Please contact our Health Office at 978-433-0114 with any questions or concerns.

STOMP in Music Class!

Students have been experimenting with STOMP in music class by using basketballs to create rhythmic patterns. In order to do so successfully, students must employ what they’ve learned about teamwork, rhythm and thinking ‘outside the box’. So fun!

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Important Reminders

rcardTrimester 2 Report Cards go home with students today. Please take a moment to review this report with your child.  Please contact the classroom teacher with any questions or concerns. Please remember that our teachers post all assignments on the family portal in our Student Information System, Aspen.  To register for access, please click here: http://www.nmrsd.org/familyportal.social media

 

Social Media Informational Night for parents is scheduled for April 7 at 6:00. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn about how social media is impacting our children.   Please mark your calendar!

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We are participating in the Square 1 Art Fundraiser, sponsored by the NMS PTSG. Order forms along with free stickers of your child’s artwork went home on Wednesday. There are lots of items to choose from!

Order forms are due by March 31.

 

 

mcasMCAS testing begins next week through April 7. Please make sure that your child is well rested and eats breakfast on testing days. We begin the testing sessions promptly in the morning. It is imperative that students are on time for school. Once the test session has started, students cannot be admitted into the room. Our students are well prepared for this test!

 

 

It’s your last chance to shop at fiVe BELoW this weekend and earn money for our school!

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Persuasive Letters

Mrs. Martin’s seventh grade ELA classes read a narrative non-fiction piece about garment industry workers. Students were outraged when they learned about the harsh reality many teens in countries like Bangladesh face. After reading the article, it was time to research. Students first combed through their closets at home and then searched online.  They found that some companies are much more committed than others to finding and stopping abuse. Following their investigation, students used their writing skills to pen persuasive letters to whichever company they chose. They also had to find out the address of the company’s US headquarters in order to mail the letters.  We look forward to receiving some responses!

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Pi Day Celebrations!

6 White celebrated Pi Day last week on March 14. No, they did not eat pie!   Students investigated the connection between the value of pi and the diameter of circles and it’s circumference.  They used activities based on the 2009 Aimes Education Foundation.  First, they used paper clips to draw circles and measure the diameter.  Next, they discovered that it took at little more than 3 diameter chains to form the circumference of the circle.  Students then measured the circumference and diameter of a circular object.  Students divided the circumference by the diameter to find out that once again the circumference is a little bit more than three times the diameter.  Students learned that Pi is never ending, but we use the value of 3.14 for short. What a fun day!

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