Littleton Middle School

Friday, June 10, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

We had a great week at capped by an incredible Country Expo with tremendous work of students and staff on display for all to see...incredible!! Our 8th graders will take their New Hampshire day trip on Monday and end the week with their promotion ceremony on Friday. We also have a whole-school carnival on Friday with fun, food, games and more! It's sure to be a well-deserved end to a difficult year, the kids and staff have earned it!

Have a great weekend!

Jason

Friday, June 3, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

The countdown is on and we are getting ready for a fantastic end of the school year! I will be sending out information next week regarding sign-ups for World Language music classes for current 6th graders, school carnival information, 8th grade promotion ceremony details, as well as any number of other items we need to address before the final day. But for now, enjoy a beautiful weekend!!

Jason

From The Principal

Friday, May 20, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

We had a great 7/8 dance last night! I was outside for a portion of the evening to keep an eye on students, and as they were dressed up and having fun, I had a moment of realization: I am so very lucky to have the job of LMS principal. We have amazing students, and while this year has been difficult, my soul was replenished just watching kids be kids for the first time in two years. I hope you all have a great weekend and stay cool, we're almost 90% done with the year and I look forward to an awesome ending!!!!

Jason

BTW, Midterm grades are published!

From The Principal

Friday, May 14, 2022

Hello MS Families!

What a beautiful week of weather, it's allowed us to take kids outside for lunch and recess as well as open windows in the classrooms and our ventilators are working strong! Please remind your students to wash their hands, stay distant when possible, and mask in crowded spaces.

There is more information to come, but until then, have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal

Friday, May 6, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

MCAS tests for ELA and math are done for 7th and 8th grade with only the 6th grade math test, 8th grade science test and MAP testing in the coming weeks. This week for 8th grade families I will send out a calendar of upcoming events, but other than that, have a great weekend!!


Jason

From The Principal

Friday, April 29, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

We had a very active week at school with the return of students from April break. Math MCAS is complete for 8th graders and 7th grade math MCAS begins this Tuesday. We also have an early release day on Wednesday, May 4 and a number of activities planned for the next few weeks. I'll be sure to update you as plans finalize, but until then, I hope you have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal

Friday, April 15, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

We are about to enter the final weeks of the school year and we have a lot of excitement to plan! I'll fill you in with more details as they arise, but for now, enjoy the week!!

Thanks!

Jason

Friday, April 8, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

What a wild week! 7th and 8th graders finished their ELA MCAS sessions, and for those who were absent, we'll be in touch with make-up dates next week. Sixth grade is up next!

The new morning traffic pattern at LMS seems to be working well! If you arrive after 7:10am to drop off your student(s), you are welcome to use the bus lane--I will be there most days to direct traffic in case there is a problem.

Next week is a short week with Good Friday as a day off, but we plan to continue teaching to the end of the week--please be in touch with your students' teachers if your are leaving for vacation a bit early.

For students in 8th grade who wish to take part in the New Hampshire day trip, please see my previous email or let me know if you didn't receive it--we want all students to attend so let me know if you need financial assistance or wish to donate extra funds for others.

Have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal

April 1, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

We began the week with Grade 8 ELA MCAS and everything seemed to go very well! We expect another great MCAS week next week with Grade 7 ELA.

You may have noticed that we're trying a new traffic pattern during morning drop-off in order to lessen the traffic on Russell Street and reduce wait times for families. We will try to have someone directing traffic in the lot every day, but in case we're busy and unable to be there, please wait until 7:10am before using the bus lane to make sure all buses have been able to enter and exit the parking lot.

Have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal

March 25, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

We had a great week at the middle school with conferences and lots of exciting learning! Term 2 report cards were published in Aspen today but please let me know if you have trouble accessing the info. We are also making a change to our pooled testing program by returning to Monday & Thursday testing instead of just Thursdays.

MCAS starts next week with 8th grade ELA on Tuesday and Thursday, please make sure your children have their Chromebooks charged and with them at school.

Have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal

Friday, March 18, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

March Madness is upon us (Go Gonzaga!!) on the court and in the classrooms as we prepare for the end of the term, MCAS, and everything we hope to achieve as we make the final push for the end of the year. Wednesday and Thursday are early release days for conferences. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal

March 11, 2022

Hello LMS Families,

Last night we celebrated the two-year anniversary of the Covid shutdown with our first 6th Grade "Kids Night Out" in quite a while! They had a blast and we all really enjoyed seeing them have so much fun in school--thank you to the LMS PTA for making it happen!!

I will be sending information next week regarding changes to our hallway/bathroom procedures and we can really use your support at home to make the new expectations a reality!

We are about to enter MCAS season and below are the dates for each test:

ELA

8th Grade: March 29th (Tues.) & March 31st (Thurs.)

7th Grade: April 5th (Tues.) & April 7th (Thurs.)

6th Grade: April 12th (Tues.) & April 14th (Thurs.)


MATH

8th Grade: April 26th (Tues.) & April 28th (Thurs.)

7th Grade: May 3rd (Tues.) & May 5th (Thurs.)

6th Grade: May 10th (Tues.) & May 12th (Thurs.)


SCI/TECH

8th Grade: May 17th (Tues.) & May 19th (Thurs.)


Have a great weekend and don't forget to set your clocks forward!


Jason

From The Principal

March 4, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

Today was quite a day at LMS as we were able to see the faces of many of our students for the first time in two years! A large percentage of our students continued to wear masks and we will support the decision of all students and families as we move through the next few weeks.

Next Friday is our first 6th Grade Kids Night Out in two years and we're super-excited to host this event! Look under the "LMS At Large" tab for more details and to volunteer to help.

Parent conferences begin on March 16th (evening) and March 23rd and 24th (day). We will send online sign-ups next week.

Please see the letter below regarding NJHS eligibility for next year.

Have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal

February 18, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

I hope you all have a wonderful February break! Please remember that mask flexibility at LMS begins on Friday, March 4. I will send the links to pooled testing registration and permission slips later in the week but we're excited for this next step to "normal" or whatever that means.

Congratulations to Sophia Conway for winning the LMS Lobby Design Contest, we can't wait to put her vision in place!!

We also have 6th Grade Kids Night Out scheduled for Friday, March 11 and it will be a great time! More details to follow.

Thanks!

Jason

From The Principal

February 11, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

Sorry for the late update, I was busy with our first in-person evening event in two years...Kids Night Out! It was a great time with lots of students, teachers and parent chaperones all sponsored by the LMS Student Council under the direction of Ms. Tracanna...thank you all!! We completed MAP testing this week while hosting the LPS Town Concert this week--what a great show!! We have Spirit Week next week and lots of fun planned so we can bring the joy of school back for the first time in a long time!! It's so exciting to move toward "normal" or whatever that might mean in the future. I hope you have a great weekend, one more week until February break!

Jason

Congratulations to the following 8th graders on correctly solving Challenge 1 of the Scholastic Hardest Math Problem. These students are now eligible to solve Challenge 2 for a chance to win a laptop and $5,000 towards a college savings account. Way to go!

Liam Parkinson, Sean Neary, Dash Barry, Evan Letendre, Jonah Yuen, Obinna Onyemauwa, Kavya Kolukula and Mahika Namduri

We are collecting photos of your children's winter activities. We will make slides for our slideshow on the tv located in the Front Lobby of the school. The students love to stop and see themselves on the tv and it helps to promote a community atmosphere here at the Middle School. Please send all photos to jgarvey@littletonps.org with the Subject Line: Winter Photo You can send multiple photos or just one. The subject line will help to filter the pics to the appropriate place. Thanks for your participation!

From The Principal:

Friday, January 28, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

What a perfect weekend to cook some great comfort food and cuddle on the couch to binge-watch something great! I've already started making my sauce for an incredible lasagne and will move to meatloaf Sunday afternoon...I hope you enjoy the snow and stay warm! We had a very good week at LMS and there were no positive cases today--yay!! Take care and we'll see you next week!

Please take a moment to complete a quick survey for the Nutrition Department.

We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to making new menus with your suggestions.

Click Here to take the survey

Thanks!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, January 21, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

Thank you SO MUCH to those who helped make today's breakfast surprise a success!! Our staff was extremely appreciative and they made quick work of the goodies--thank you for your recognition of our teachers, TA's, and staff!! I've worked in a few different districts and Littleton DEFINITELY has the best families!! Thank you for your support!

We have MAP testing on Wednesday next week, please make sure your students' Chromebooks are charged and ready to go!

Friday, February 11 will be the first social event at Littleton Middle School in two years! LMS Student Council will host 8th Grade Night out from 5-7pm, admission is free! We'll have pizza, snacks and drinks for sale and good times together for the first time in a long time...more information to come!

LPS is looking for custodians to work the night shift, we have two shifts available: 3pm-11pm and 3pm-7pm...if you or someone you know is looking for a job and wants a great place to work, please let me know!

Looking for part time work during school hours? The LPS Nutrition Department is looking for a 12.5 hour kitchen helper and substitute workers. Please contact lbotko@littletonps.org if you are interested.

Have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, January 14, 2022

Hello LMS Families!

I hope you stay warm this weekend as another freeze is on the way! We had a great week at LMS, next week should be even better! Please see the information below about our joint Virtual Cyber Safety Presentation with LHS next week. With so many issues regarding social media and cell phones at LMS, I hope you'll be available to attend virtually on Tuesday evening

Thanks!

Jason


Littleton High School, in collaboration with The Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc., is sponsoring a Virtual Cyber Safety Presentation for parents on Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m.

Navigating the Cyber World

This workshop reviews the challenges and dangerous situations that may arise through use of the internet, social media, and smartphones. It is important for school staff and parents to be aware of the popular apps, social media sites, and programs used by youth online. This workshop explains the issues and possible consequences of cyberbullying, sexting, and revealing identifying information to strangers.


Presenter Info.- Cory Mashburn

Cory Mashburn, M.Ed. has over 20 years’ experience working with youth and people with disabilities, as well as over 10 years expertise in the field of prevention services. As the father of two young children he understands the importance of equipping youth, their parents, and their communities with the knowledge and skills to enable young people to become the best version of themselves.

To participate in the presentation, please register in advance via the link below. Participants must register to receive the login information.

Register Info & Link

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Jan 18, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsce6uqjojGdWHUpS7i8sknSU2B9NWLC2j

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

From The Principal:

Friday, January 7, 2022

Hello LMS Families,


Sorry for the delayed update, but I hope you all enjoyed the snow day on Friday!!!


Jason

From The Principal:

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with family and friends, i know our staff is ready for a well-deserved break! Just a reminder that cell phones should be left at home or placed in the phone pockets in each classroom, and we are no longer issuing loaner Chromebooks for kids who forget. Otherwise we have a great opportunity to reset and catch a little breath before we resume on January 3rd! See you then!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, December 17, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

As we inch closer to winter break, we continue to be quite busy at the middle school. We had a wonderful winter concert this week, recently wrapped up the production of "James and the Giant Peach, started our second academic term, as well as plenty of projects and assessments happening this week. We hope everyone is able to manage their time well and get ready for time with family!

Jason


A Couple Notes from the 8th Grade Team

We've started to notice a trend amongst our 8th graders to "steal" each others' personal items - all under the guise of being "a joke". We're seeing students taking each others' books, phones, writing utensils, hats, chromebooks, folders, and more. What apparently started as a running prank between students has now become a source of hurt feelings, teasing, and resentment. We'd really appreciate if parents could talk to their kids about it and ask them - if they are a part of it (whether they admit it or not) - to please stop.


Also, we're noticing more and more students who are not wearing their masks correctly in school. So many kids with masks down below their noses or even exposing their mouths. Masks should be worn to fully cover the mouth and nose at all times. They should not be loose fitting and should be changed out regularly. Please check in with your child to make sure they are wearing their mask appropriately.


From The Principal:

Friday, December 10, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We have less than two weeks until the winter break and we can already feel the excitement from students and staff! Term One grades have been posted in Aspen, please let me know if you are unable to view them.

We hope you all have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, December 3, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

The week started off with a lot of tired students and staff but we finished the week strong! This weekend is the return of the LMS fall musical, it's been a long two years!! Be sure to check out the "LMS At Large" page for photos of what is sure to be a great event!!

We have an early release day next Wednesday and we look forward to another great week!

Thanks!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, November 19, 2021

Hello LMS Families,

We had a great spirit week this week! We saw students with microwaves, shopping carts, strollers, laundry baskets and a bunch of other ways to carry their things from class to class for "anything but a backpack" day--it was awesome! Pajama and Twin days were also a hit as we move ever closer toward a return to fun. some students even dressed up as their favorite teachers for "future" day!!

I started a LMS Instagram page, follow us @LMS_Pride

If your student(s) will not be in school November 22 through November 24, please don't forget to let the school know. You can email Joan Garvey at jgarvey@littletonps.org or call the school at 978-486-8938, then press 3 for the attendance line. Thank You!

Please don't forget to verify your student(s) information by following the Verification Directions found in the "Forms" section of this newsletter. New families do not have to do the verification process as you did it in your registration forms. Please do this as soon as possible so we have up to date information should we need to contact you.


There is also a place where you need to give us permission for media consent for your student(s). If you have not checked the box that says "yes", we can not allow your student(s) to participate in photo opportunities throughout the year. Thank you for your prompt attention to this important communication tool.


Have a great weekend!


Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, November 12, 2021

Hello LMS Families,

I hope you had the opportunity to spend yesterday with a veteran, and if not, to take a moment to say thank you this weekend.

Like many schools, we have noticed a rise in behaviors we normally don't see at LMS--most will improve with time and consistency but some behaviors, however, are a little more startling. Some students are choosing to use race as a verbal weapon and I'm asking for your support at home to curb this problem. There are numerous ways to deal with social issues but insulting someone's heritage is inappropriate and never a joke. We will continue to speak with our students, evaluate our curricula and address such issues as they arise, but we refuse to tolerate any situation that results in students feeling uncomfortable or afraid in our building. Any help you can provide at home will be greatly appreciated by the entire LMS community. Thank you very much!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, November 5, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

On this day 66 years ago, time travel became possible with the invention of the flux capacitor...Happy Back to the Future Day! November 5, 1955! (Sorry for the obscure movie reference)

We had quite a week at LMS with a professional development day on Tuesday, conferences on Thursday, and a visit from Nashoba Tech to our 8th graders. Next week should be a little more settled even with the Veteran's Day holiday on Thursday.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, October 30, 2021:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL


Good Afternoon Parents/ Guardians,


I ask that you consider consenting to participate in the district's COVID-19 Testing Program. By providing consent, your child will be able to participate in all 3 components of the testing program, which includes Weekly COVID Safety Checks (pooled testing), Test & Stay (daily testing for asymptomatic close contacts) and symptomatic testing (using the BinaxNow Rapid Antigen test).


There are many benefits to participating in the program. It allows us to identify positive COVID-19 cases before they spread to other students and staff. It also prevents further time away from in-person learning and friends by knowing whether an illness is COVID versus a cold or the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) endorses the use of Routine COVID Safety Checks for students as an additional layer of safety for schools in Moderate, Substantial and High Transmission areas.


If you have additional questions about the program, please contact Lyn Snow at lsnow@littletonps.org or Mary Philpot at mphilpot@littletonps.org

Please click the following link to consent to participate:

https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district=Littleton

We appreciate your continued support in the implementation of mitigation strategies that are designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19, which in turn, minimizes the disruption of learning in our school.


Thanks!

Jason



From The Principal:

Friday, October 22, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We moved all grade-level students to the cafeteria for lunch and so far it's a success! Many students said it feels like "school" again for the first time in almost two years! I know our cafeteria staff, Mr. Gillette, and administrators others are happy to have everyone together again. We look forward to another great week next week--go Sox!! We plan to have an ALICE safety drill on Tuesday as well as students/staff dressing up for Halloween (emails with more information to follow).

My clerical error resulted in the Latin Club being left out of our after school offerings catalogue, here's a summary:

Come Join Latin Club with Ms. Hicks!

If you are interested in Classical Mythology, Roman History or anything related to Latin, you should join the Latin Club! We will have one or two meetings a month on Thursdays that will be open to all grades and students. There will also be Latin lunches on Mondays or Fridays for any 7th or 8th grade Latin students who are interested in preparing to take the National Latin Exam. The National Latin Exam is in March. Come join the fun!

Please remind your student(s) to charge their Chromebooks and then to bring them to school with them everyday. We are loaning every Chromebook that we have to students almost every day and we have had to turn students away. The most common reasons for loaning Chromebooks is either the student forgot to charge theirs or didn't bring it into school with them. Please help your student to be prepared.

Have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, October 15, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

I wanted to write a long description of life at the middle school, but the parent inside of me wants the basics and move along. In the spirit of the latter I will get to the point:

  • Please remind your middle school students that the RSS playground and basketball court areas are closed while Tiger's Den is in session (approximately 2:45-6:00). Signs are posted around the playground area when the program is in session.

  • Please talk to your students about finding other places to congregate---our middle school have had students disrupting teaching and learning at other schools in the district.

  • Wednesday is a MAP testing day, please make sure your students have their Chromebooks charged and ready to to test.

  • MAP makeups will be schedule later for later in the month, I will send an email when I have all the information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, I hope you have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, October 8, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

Another great week at LMS though it felt like an 8-day week for students and staff! We all hope you enjoy the long weekend and are ready for the next few days, things are pretty calm at LMS for the near future. We have MAP testing the following week, conferences at the end of the month, as well as the general day-to-day successes of our staff and students. I wish you all the best this weekend and we'll connect very soon!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, October 1, 2021:

Hello LMS Families!

It's really starting to feel like autumn, I hope you get the chance to see the leaves, go apple picking, or something else fun this weekend! It was a very good week at the middle school and things are starting to settle into place. Here are a few important notes about next week:

  • MAP testing will take place on Wednesday, October 6. Please make sure your students charge their Chromebooks and come to school with their devices.

  • Students will have the opportunity to choose their lunch locations (cafeteria or gym) via Google Forms next week. We will try to give everyone their first choice, but in order to keep numbers balanced and behaviors manageable, we may have to move a small number of students. I will notify students by email of the changes.

  • Please be sure to send vaccination records to our school nurse, Kathy McCarthy, as soon as you can. A photo, scan or other proof of vaccination can be emailed to her directly at kmccarthy@littletonps.org.

Thanks so much!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, September 24, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We finished our first five-day week and I think we're all ready for the weekend!

With all students in the building for the first time in a year-and-a-half, we've been waiting for an increase in behavior issues: this week did not disappoint! As your students settle into their school routines, we could really use family support to emphasize the importance of staying in class, being kind to each other, and embracing the work that comes with being a middle school student. We could also use help with cell phone etiquette, specifically that students should not take and share photos and videos of each other without consent--social media is so easy for kids to make others feel bad about themselves.

Despite all of that, however, it was a great week at LMS! I've had the opportunity to see amazing lessons with high levels of student engagement, our educators have worked hard to make our advisory program a success, and we're about to bring back some "normal" opportunities such as school sports, theatre, and afterschool clubs. We're well on our way to a wonderful year!

Thank you for all of your support, you make Littleton an incredible place to work! Have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, September 17, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

Today had a strange "I know it's Friday but it feels like Monday" kind of vibe, but it was the end of another successful week at Littleton Middle School. Picture Day went very well, but if your child didn't make it home with the form, you can go to www.oconnorstudio.com or call 978-640-6250 to get their access code.

On an unfortunate note, there is a social media trend that we have started to see at LMS--a Tik Tok challenge called "Devious Licks" that has apparently made its way to Littleton. Please speak with your students about this issue and the reality of consequences if they vandalize school property. For those unfamiliar with the challenge, please see https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/has-the-devious-licks-challenge-reached-mass-schools-residents-say-yes/2494098/ for more information.

Next week is a full week (almost) with an early release day on Wednesday the 22nd at 10:45am.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, September 10, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We've had a tremendous start to the year! Staff and students have started to find their rhythm, the weather has been (mostly) cooperative, and everyone seems to be in great spirits. I would like to thank the LMS PTA for our popsicle surprise during lunches today--thanks so much!! We also started our advisory program this morning and I heard nothing but good things so far--be sure to ask your student about it!

Here's a bit of information for the week ahead:

Monday, September 13: Back-to-School Night, 6pm-8pm

  • This will be a virtual event.

  • I will send links to the Google Meets on Monday afternoon.

Thursday, September 16: No School

Friday, September 17: Picture Day

  • Rescheduled due to a calendar mistake.

  • More information next week.

Lunch Menu Update: Until further notice - due to product availability, we will only be offering Spicy Chicken Sandwiches on Thursdays starting the week of September 12th. Since the holiday falls on a Thursday next week please let your children know that we will offer the Spicy Sandwich on Wednesday next week.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, September 3, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

What a wonderful start to the school year! Despite the weather Thursday morning, our students and staff showed up ready to go for a great year! I had the pleasure to visit many classrooms over the last two days and it was amazing to see everyone jump right back in to develop a love of learning! Please see the following announcements:

Traffic: we've had quite a but of traffic congestion to start the first two days in the morning. Many families continue to drop kids off by car despite the full bus runs we have for the year. If you are dropping students off in the morning, there is no need to pull up to the front of the line before sending your students into school--they can walk into school from the back of the line and it will allow traffic to move more quickly through the drop-off lane.

Back-to-School Night: the LMS event will be virtual this year and I will send more information next week.

Lunch Assignments: we assigned lunch sites (cafeteria & gym) based on flex block in order to get the year started. A number of students have asked if they can switch locations, but contact tracing makes it difficult adjust plans as we will assign seats. We will offer students the opportunity to choose their location in October when we have a better idea about Covid guildelines moving forward.

Schedule Changes: large class sizes make it almost impossible to adjust schedules unless there is a mistake--please let me know if your student has the wrong classes and we'll respond accordingly.

I hope all enjoy the long weekend and we look forward to another great week!

Thanks!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, June 11, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We had another great week at LMS--MCAS is done for the year! We made it through a week of heat and the general excitement that comes from being so close to the end of the school year. Next week we will prepare for the 8th grade recognition ceremony, a 5th grade virtual visit to LMS, as well as the return of materials. We will be collecting all student Chromebooks next Friday, June 18. In-person students should bring their device, protective sleeve and power cord to school that day, remote students will return their devices on Wednesday, June 23 (more details to come). Teachers will also be collecting textbooks, novels and other materials this week as well so please watch for email about collection of materials. I hope you all have a great weekend, and please see the note below from food services about grab-n-go meals this summer.

Thanks!


Jason

"Wow it has been quite a year but we have all survived! The USDA has authorized us to serve Grab n Go meals this Summer. We would appreciate you taking 3 minutes to complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/Gsu4bzxRixxgdUM98. It will help us plan meals and schedule staff. The survey will remain active until Monday, June 14 Thank you Littleton Cafeteria Staff."

From The Principal:

Friday, June 4, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

Another great week at LMS has come and gone, and as we prepare for the final two weeks of the year, we still have a lot happening in the near future! We finished 8th grade ELA and math MCAS this week with the science/engineering test next Tuesday, preparations for our 8th grade recognition ceremony, as well as wrapping up final projects and assessments for the year. I sent an email earlier this week for upcoming 7th and 8th graders to choose their language and music courses for September, but please let me know if you need me to send it again in case you missed it.

I will send out more information on the 8th grade ceremony later next week, as well as math placements for 7th and 8th grade. Please let me know if you have any questions and we'll get everything settled! Please see the messages below regarding yearbooks and food services for the summer.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Jason


"Wow it has been quite a year but we have all survived! The USDA has authorized us to serve Grab n Go meals this Summer. We would appreciate you taking 3 minutes to complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/Gsu4bzxRixxgdUM98. It will help us plan meals and schedule staff. The survey will remain active until Friday June 11. Thank you Littleton Cafeteria Staff."


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From The Principal:

Friday, May 28, 2021

Hello LMS Families,

We had another busy week at Littleton Middle School with Grade 7 MCAS, MAP make-ups, and an early release day today. We have Grade 8 MCAS on Tuesday and Thursday next week, so I think it's safe to say that everyone is ready for a long weekend.

We will not have pooled testing on Monday due to the holiday, but we will have our regular testing on Thursday morning.

Thanks so much!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, May 21, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We are at the end of an eventful week at Littleton Middle School! Sixth grade students completed their MCAS tests, we finalized a plan for an 8th grade celebration, waved goodbye to LHS seniors in the parade, and have the option for students to remove their masks outside. Next week should be busy as well with 7th grade MCAS and make-ups for MAP testing on Friday. I will email 7th grade families on Monday with details and expectations for testing.

With the changes to the state mask mandates this week, we've noticed a few students trying to take their masks off in class. We would really appreciate your help in reminding students that while we seem to be near the end of the pandemic, we're not there yet and students must continue to observe our safety protocols in the building specifically regarding masks and cleaning.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

Thanks!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, May 14, 2021

Hello LMS Families,

Next week marks the beginning of MCAS season at LMS. I will send out the revised daily schedule next week for remote families or anyone needing to know the order of classes on test days. As a reminder, current in-person students must take the tests in-person, remote students must be remote. Here are the MCAS dates:

  • Grade 6 ELA: Tuesday, May 18

  • Grade 6 Math: Wednesday, May 19

  • Grade 7 ELA: Tuesday, May 25

  • Grade 7 Math: Thursday, May 27

  • Grade 8 ELA: Tuesday, June 1

  • Grade 8 Math: Thursday, June 3

  • Grade 8 Science: Tuesday, June 8

I will also be sending out more information next week regarding end-of-year activities and the 8th grade celebration. We have lots of great things about to happen at LMS, it's going to be a busy spring!

To All Parents. Please note, this is a new procedure for Bus Registration. New this year, is the requirement to register all students who wish to ride the School Bus next year. Any students, whether the transportation fee applies or there is no fee, is required to register those students using the online Registration Process. There is no in person registration this year. All registration must be completed online.

The link can be found on the Littleton Public School Website under Quick Link Bus.

Here is the link: https://www.littletonps.org/administrative-offices/busing

This online registration process will be available starting on Monday, May 17, 2021





Thanks!

Jason

From the Principal:

Friday, May 7, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We have entered the busiest month of the year with MAP testing, MCAS, and everything necessary to prepare students for a full September! Wednesday's MAP tests went very well and we will schedule make-ups next week with those who need to finish: we have our next round of math MAP tests on Wednesday, May 12. I will share our MAP schedule with you on Monday, but please remember that in-person students should be in the building for testing while remote students will continue to work from home--it's very difficult to change the settings so please make sure your child is present on Wednesday if they are an in-person student.

We are also in the process of finalizing plans for an 8th grade celebration at the end of the year. The numbers will dictate the events, but we are currently planning for an activity night on Friday, June 18 and a drive-through celebration on Monday, June 21. I will send more information once we have the details worked out. Until then, I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Thanks!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, April 30, 2021

Hello LMS Families,

There was a lot of uncertainty following April break, but all pooled testing was negative and staff/students resumed their academic routines with excitement for the final push toward the end of the year. The month of May is jam-packed with MAP testing, MCAS, and final projects designed to prepare students for September. For those students who took the National Latin Exam, we have quite a few who earned recognition:


7th Grade

Perfect Score- Gold Summa Cum Laude

Kavya Kolukula


Silver- Maxima Cum Laude

Leonard Magin


Cum Laude

Elena Guertin

Samantha Corbeil


8th Grade

Silver- Maxima Cum Laude

Sohana Sachdev

Isabel McCurdy

Evan Mackay

Linus Kneeland

Callum MacNeill


Cum Laude

Mia Clements

Laci Oborski


Congratulations to the students above, and we hope to continue our success over the next few weeks. We have seven weeks until the end of the year and there will be a lot of information coming about the 8th grade moving-on ceremony, math recommendations, and MCAS testing. Until then, I hope you all have a great weekend!


Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, April 16, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

April break has finally arrived though the weather suggests otherwise! On behalf of everyone at Littleton Middle School, we wish you and your families a wonderful, relaxing, and joyous vacation. See you all on Monday, April 26!


Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, April 9, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We finished our first five-day week of in-person school in more than a year! While it seems strange to type those words, I am so excited to take the next steps toward whatever "normal" we might face in the months and years to come. Students and staff have started to develop the routines that will carry us to the end of the year, and while we are seeing some of the adverse effects of such a long stretch of time in a remote world, we are confident in our ability to help students and staff return to the practices of previous years.

Today we received information from the state regarding spring MCAS testing and I will send out more information once we've established test dates and procedures. We will also send out new information regarding remote materials pick-up on Monday as well as any other pertinent information for the next few weeks. Until then, I hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend!


Jason

From The Principal:

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

Our first week back with full classes was a definite shock to the system, but our educators and students handled it extremely well! We are still fine-tuning our routines with 310+ students back in the building at the same time, and while we will continue to solicit feedback about progress, we're extremely happy with the process and how it's working each day. Our admin team will continue to refine procedures and make adjustments wherever necessary, but we've been pleased with the student/educator response to unforeseen obstacles and the willingness to pull together to make this work. I hope you all enjoy the long weekend, and we'll be ready for our first five-day week next week!!

Thanks!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, March 26, 2021

Hello LMS Families!


Monday marks a major milestone in our return to "normal" with the full return of students to Littleton Middle School! Our educators and staff are extremely excited to see faces they've only seen online, and to welcome everyone else to a full week of in-person learning. Our teachers have been working incredibly hard to create an engaging, rewarding experience for all of our students and we look forward to the smiles on everyone's faces next week!


As we get ready for next week, there are a few items I'd like to bring to your attention:


  • Students who choose in-person learning will be required to be in-person for classes every school day unless they need to isolate or quarantine due to a COVID-19 diagnosis, Covid related symptom(s), a close contact with a Covid positive person, illness or a special circumstance approved by administration. Otherwise, in-person students who are not physically present will be marked absent.

  • Students should come to school with their Chromebooks fully charged each day. We don't have enough extras for all students who may forget to charge their devices and we'd hate for them to miss out on class activities.

  • Students received their lunch seating assignments Thursday evening, please ask them to check their Littleton email if they are unsure about their placement in either the cafeteria or gym.

  • The full return to school may seem like we can resume pre-pandemic gatherings in hallways and restrooms, remove their masks inside the building, or stop sanitizing their hands several times a day--please encourage them to remain steady in the safety protocols we have in place. This only works if everyone continues their safe practices!


Thank you for all your patience and support as we develop new routines and end the school year in a truly positive way!


Thanks!


Jason


From The Principal:

Friday, March 19, 2021

Hello LMS Families,

The decision to bring students back to a five-day week on March 29 presents an important step toward a return to normal, and while there is an incredible amount of work to be done on the part of our custodial staff, educators and general staff to make this happen, we are confident that we can do it safely and without disruption to the daily schedule. There are a few minor details we still need to consider as we prepare for the change, and we will communicate any necessary changes to families as they occur.

We have student-teacher conferences scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday next week, and if you missed the Google Form and would like to make an appointment, please let us know.

We will also send out information on tours of LMS for families new to the building or who want a refresh on their new classes. We will send out a Google Form on Monday, and I apologize for the short turnaround: we have a window of 11am-1pm but we need to coordinate efforts to offer safe and secure experiences in the building.

I hoe you have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, March 12, 2021

Hello LMS Families,

It's hard to believe that one year ago today was our last day of school before the shutdown that changed our lives forever. The struggle has been real for so many of our students, families and staff for so long that it's difficult to describe everything we've been through in the last twelve months. We still have a bit of road to travel, but with vaccinations and a change in the weather, it's easy to be hopeful for the good times ahead.

Littleton Middle School will open its doors five days a week to all students beginning Monday, April 5. While this is a major step forward to the return of some kind of normal, there is a great deal of work that needs to be done ahead of that day. Educators will be preparing their classrooms and lessons, administrators will be coordinating logistical concerns, and students will ready themselves for a full-week routine. Families can help this process by completing the registration form you received via email today so that we can make sure our rosters are accurate, our students are safely spaced, and the school functions to the best of its ability. The remote option is still available for families choosing to complete the school year in that model, so we are asking ALL families to complete the form by Wednesday, March 17 at 5pm.

I will send more information on our re-entry plan next week, but please do not hesitate to email with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Jason

jeverhart@littletonps.org

From The Principal:

Friday, March 5, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We had another great week at the middle school with exciting lessons and engaged students! Yesterday was the 100th day of the school year, and despite the challenges our entire community faced during this pandemic, the year seems to be flying by. We have student conferences on March 24th and 25th, and we will be sending out information and sign-ups later next week. Until then I hope you have a great weekend!


Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, February 26, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

The return from February break was very good and it seems most everyone was able to regain their prior momentum. We completed another successful round of pooled testing, completed our MAP make-ups, and are now making plans for MCAS testing. Longer days and slightly warmer temperatures brought extra positivity to students and staff, and we're so excited to finally be thinking about spring!

For our 8th grade families, please see the information below regarding the Grade 9 Course Information Night at LHS on Tuesday.

Have a great weekend!

Jason


Parents of new students and Freshmen next school year- Save the Date: March 2, 2021

Littleton High School hosts its annual Course Selection Information Night Virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 7:00-8:15 p.m.


We will present information from our Program of Studies and be available to answer questions. Parents of current Eighth Grade students should plan to attend and learn more about LHS. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your son/daughter to high school. Here's a link to the meeting:



Topic: Grade 8 Parent Information Night for students entering Grade 9

Time: Mar 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87073247479?pwd=MUZubUxUL0x6VlgzQ05yQVdYWUZPdz09

Meeting ID: 870 7324 7479

Passcode: At4xAy


From The Principal:

Friday, February 12, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

It's hard to believe that seven weeks have passed since December break and that we have only seven more weeks until April break! We had a busy week with a successful rollout of our pooled testing process, MAP testing, as well as the rush to finish projects and assessments before a week away from school. We will continue with pooled testing when we return on the Monday, February 21st and our remote materials pick-up on Wednesday, February 24th. We hope everyone has a safe, joyful and restful break...we'll see you soon!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, February 5, 2021

Hello LMS Families,

Next week will be busy at LMS: MAP testing and remote pick-up on Wednesday, as well as the rollout of pool testing on Monday should keep us hopping! Details for pool testing in our building are as follows:

  • Cohort A students in 7th & 8th grades whose families completed the consent form this week will begin testing Monday morning at 7:15am.

  • Testing teams will travel from flex to flex where students will self-swab their noses and place the sample in one of ten pre-assigned "pools" for analysis later in the day.

  • Cohort A students in 6th grade will self-swab their noses during Unified Arts classes.

  • Cohort B students will test on Thursday in the same manner.

The process will get more efficient as we practice, but we're confident it will go well! I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, January 29, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

This week's MAP testing was extremely successful with only a few students needing to take the test next week, so thank you to all of you for making sure your students were awake and ready to go Wednesday morning. We have another MAP test (math) on Wednesday, February 10 and we will follow the same format.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, January 22, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

We had another great week at the middle school! We expect more of the same next week, though there are a couple of noteworthy changes to our established routine. Next Wednesday is a remote-pickup day with slightly different schedule so that we can get new Chromebooks to our remote 6th graders, as well as our winter MAP tests all taking place on the same day for all grades. I will send an email on Monday with the details, but until then, I hope you have a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, January 15, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

The return to our hybrid model after being away from the building for nearly three weeks was remarkably smooth! Our students and staff were able to get right back into the routine of teaching and learning, so maybe the calendar flip to 2021 was just what we all needed! Next week is a four-day week with MLK Day on Monday--I hope you all enjoy the weekend!!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, January 8, 2021

Hello LMS Families!

Happy New Year to you and your families! While the national news was certainly unsettling this week, we were very happy to get back to the routine of teaching and learning. We return to the hybrid model next week and look forward to a great 2021!

Wednesday is an early release day, but we do have a remote pick-up of materials scheduled for that day as well. We will send out more details on Monday.

We hope everyone has a great weekend!

Jason

From The Principal:

Friday, December 18, 2020

Hello LMS Families!

Yesterday's snow day was a welcome rest for staff and students alike, we hope it was restful for you as well! Next week is a short week with the beginning of December break: Wednesday the 23rd is a full remote day.

Students will return to remote-only classes from Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 8. We had scheduled a school picture make-up day on the 8th, so I will send out more information that week about the schedule if your child needs new photos.

We will also have our first remote pick-up day of 2021 scheduled for Wednesday, January 13: more information will come as we approach the day.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Jason & Matt

From The Principal:

Friday, December 11, 2020

Hello LMS Families!

Term 1 grades closed today and report cards will be published in Aspen on December 18. We look forward to a strong second term as we continue to move forward with content and technology--I'm so proud of the entire LMS community!!

If your child(ren) are feeling ill before school, please keep them home so we can do our best to minimize exposure and contact during the current spike in Covid cases in Massachusetts. Every little bit helps!!

The cafe will be distributing grab-n-go meals for the entire Christmas break (13 lunches and 13 breakfasts) on Dec 22. If you DID NOT sign up on the weekly Grab-n-Go Survey please email us at Littletongrabngo@gmail.com and let us know how many students you will be picking up for. Thank you from the Cafe Staff!

Happy Hanukkah for those celebrating this weekend and next week, we hope it's a safe and happy time!!

Jason & Matt

From the Principal:

Friday, December 4, 2020:

Welcome back to all our staff and students this week, and after some valuable time off, we are ready to keep the momentum going to December break. The first trimester ends at the end of next week (11th), so please encourage your students to reach out to their teachers about missing assignments. Next Friday is also an early release day.

Have a great weekend!

Jason & Matt

From The Principal:

Friday, November 20, 2020

Hello LMS Families!

As we prepare for Thanksgiving break next week, I wanted to share how grateful I am to be a part of this community. The last eight months have been more than difficult for so many of us, and while we know there will be tough days ahead, your kindness and patience really make Littleton the envy of all Massachusetts towns. I am grateful for our wonderful educators who find new ways to persevere despite the many challenges they face, and I'm grateful for our awesome students who bring constant joy and love of learning to our building. You're the best!!

If you have not completed the Attestation Form for Thanksgiving travel, I ask that you take a few minutes this weekend to complete and submit by Monday, November 23. The letter explaining the requirements is attached below.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jason

Attestation Form

November 20, 2020

From The Principal:

Friday, November 13, 2020

Hello LMS Families!

Friday the 13th did not disappoint! It's been a short week with Veterans Day, conferences, MAP testing, pictures days and fire drills to fill our time. Next week should be fairly "normal" as we move toward the Thanksgiving break, though we do have another early release day on Wednesday.

We have finally confirmed a make-up for picture day: Friday, January 8. Remote students and the Monday/Tuesday cohort will have to make arrangements if retakes are necessary, I will send more information that week.

Google recently released a series of exciting backgrounds for virtual meetings, and while we understand the joy that some students may feel to choose something unique, we have noticed that many students are spending time with moving backgrounds or are flipping between several choices in the course of a single class: these can be distracting to the point that some students are spending more time selecting a background than on the classroom instruction. We ask that if a student chooses a background while they are online, they limit the choice to a single still photo for the duration of the class. Grade-level teams may choose to implement restrictions on student choice and school administration supports their decision for the sake of effective teaching and learning.

We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend, and "see" you next week!

Jason & Matt

From The Principal:

Friday, November 6, 2020

Hello LMS Families!

Welcome to the return of the LMS Weekend Update website! This site was successful last year to help families find information easily without the need to scroll through a long email--the tabs at the top of the page should take you right where you need to go. In addition to the dedicated grade level and Unified Arts pages, you can also find general school information in the "LMS At-Large" section, as well as current updates from the Nurse and important PTA news (check out the t-shirt fundraiser). We hope you enjoy the "new" format for the Weekend Update.

Thank you to all of our educators and families for a successful week of conferences! We have more next Thursday (also an early release day), and with a new online format, we appreciate everyone's willingness to try something new. Tuesday and Friday are our LMS Picture Days, so please see the information below for more details:

Picture Days for Hybrid Students:

Tuesday, November 10: all students in the Monday/Tuesday cohort

Friday, November 13: all students in the Thursday/Friday cohort

Picture Days for Remote Students:

Next week we have Picture Days at LMS and I wanted to give you the details of how the process will work for our remote families. O'Connor Studios will set up a photo station in the gym lobby and we'll take students one at a time into the lobby for photos. The whole process should take less than two minutes from entry to exit of the building, and we will direct our P.E. classes to use a different space during this time so we don't have hybrid and remote students in the same place at the same time. Here we go:

  • On Tuesday and Friday of next week, we are asking remote families who wish to have school photos follow the schedule below.

  • During your designated time, please drive through the bus lane and stop outside the gym lobby.

  • The student in the first car may enter the building, take the photo, then return to the car.

  • The next vehicle in line pulls up and the process repeats.

  • We will have extra photo forms available for anyone who needs a replacement.

  • If all goes well, we should be able to move the line fairly quickly.

Tuesday, November 10:

10:45am-11:30am: Grade 6, last names A-K

11:30am-12:15pm: Grade 7, last names A-K

12:15pm-1:00pm: Grade 8, last names A-K

Friday, November 13:

10:45am-11:30am: Grade 6, last names L-Z

11:30am-12:15pm: Grade 7, last names L-Z

12:15pm-1:00pm: Grade 8, last names L-Z

Please keep in mind that, like everything else this year, we are doing this for the first time and may have to adjust plans as needed (fingers crossed that it goes well!). Please let us know if you have any questions.

We hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Jason & Matt

From the Principal:

Friday, March 20, 2020:


Hello LMS Families,

My wife sent a group email to her students earlier this week and there were many responses that dubbed the shutdown as "Coronacation." Middle schoolers can be very clever...

I certainly found the humor in the name and I think it's only natural for some students to treat this as an early summer break. We've reached the wait-and-see stage of this situation, and as a result, we're all developing the routines that will get us through the next couple of weeks. The district leadership team met with department leaders this week to establish expectations and guidelines for the production of further enrichment resources. Teachers are currently tailoring their ideas to dovetail academic learning in their classrooms as well as provide offline opportunities to be creative and strengthen skills. They are being very mindful of the need for equity and access, and I know they will have exciting ideas for your students to consider.

I also met virtually with the LMS Leadership Team this afternoon to gather questions, concerns and feedback for our next steps forward. Assuming we are back to school sooner rather than later, there was an emphasis on the role of routine to keep kids away from the "Coronacation" mindset. Regular bed times, regular meal times and planned activities when possible can never replicate the in-school experience, but it will certainly make the transition easier when do get back to school.

I'm hopeful that next week will bring us a clearer picture of the near future so we can make determinations on the Washington DC and Nature's Classroom field trips, MCAS, and a host of other activities put on hold. We are quickly reaching the point where difficult decisions must be made and I'd like to be as informed as possible.

On another note, I have received large number of email well-wishes from families to myself and our educators over the last few days, and I can not say "thank you" enough--every decision we make is unprecedented and with no available blueprint, and your support has been truly up-lifting...thank you!!!

I've also had a number of responses from students, families and staff to my question about what people are doing during the time off. I'll keep updating as more responses arrive, but if you'd like to check it out now check it out below.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you! Take care and stay safe...

Jason D. Everhart

Interim Principal, LMS

What Are You Doing?

Friday, March 13, 2020

We are certainly enduring a strange and anxious experience that is testing everything we know about maintaining public health and safety. The decision to close Littleton schools was made after much discussion, reflection and feedback from the entire community. I want to personally thank all of you for your patience and understanding as we navigate a situation that seems to change by the minute. While the spread of the disease is inconvenient and will impact some families more than others, it is our sense of community that will guide our way. We are stronger together!

I have received many emails with many questions about upcoming events, and while we don't yet have all the answers, here is the latest update:

  • Volleyball Night: cancelled

  • Science Fair public exhibition: cancelled

  • Parent conferences: postponed until further notice

  • Report cards: postponed until we return to school, please check your Aspen account to see current grades in individual classes

  • Nature's Classroom and Washington DC trips: our intent is to keep these trips in place, and because they happen in late May, we have the luxury of waiting a couple weeks to see how things progress before making a final decision. Cancellation and refund deadlines don't arrive until next month so there is no financial or safety reason to make a definitive choice at this time. If you haven't made a full payment for Nature's Classroom, please wait until we've reached a final decision for sending money; if you have not made a full payment for Washington DC, please consult your EF Tours travel account for more information. I will continue to conference with Ms. Tracanna and Ms. Finnerty regarding new information as we approach those dates, and I will let you know what happens as soon as we know.

Given the rate of progression and the amount of recent change to daily life, I'm sure there will be more information to come--I will keep you updated as quickly as I can. Thanks again, and please let me know if you have questions or concerns!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Hello LMS Families!

Please check your email for an important letter sent home this afternoon regarding spring conferences (also attached below). The letter explains the various formats and instructions on how to sign up--spots fill up quickly so don't waste time!

We had to cancel Movie Night and Volleyball Night due to license and scheduling issues but we fully intend to reschedule these events so students can have opportunities to spend more quality time at school...I'll let you know as soon as we have new dates!

Our PTA has done an incredible job of honoring our staff this year, most recently with a "Lucky Draw" event in which teachers drew green sharpies from a foam shamrock with prizes galore! We had so much fun and are so grateful--thank you PTA!!

Our PTA has also approved the purchase and installation of two large-screen televisions in the cafeteria to display student work, announcements, and other important information. If you or someone you know is a contractor and willing to install the television mounts securely into cinder block walls, we'd love to hear from you! (I could probably do it myself but I sense a disaster...). Please send me an email if interested at jeverhart@littletonps.org.

Please see the attachments below regarding coronavirus prevention, and please feel free to share your concerns.

Take care or your personal and physical health this weekend, we are hoping to have a great March that leads us into MCAS season in April! Thanks for all your support!!

Spring Conferences Letter.pdf

Spring Conference Letter


stop-the-spread-of-germs-min.pdf



2019-ncov-factsheet march.pdf



COVID-19_parent_handout_NASP_NASN_2-20_FINAL.pdf



Friday, February 28, 2020

What a great week! Students were largely calm and quiet, and with teachers feeling the same way, it made for an easy week of teaching and learning at LMS! The 1:1 program rolled out well with very few issues regarding transportation and care of the devices--special thanks to Ms. Morgan, Ms. Lord and Ms. Croteau for all their hard work to make this exciting development in academic success a true reality!! The 7th and 8th grade History classes had a culminating exhibition with Senator Jaime Eldridge to see how the new Civics unit in middle school became a reality (see below), and while the next few week will be busy, there's a lot to be excited about! I know I need to update the message board in front of the school, I keep forgetting!! Sorry!!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Thank you to all families who drive their students to school, the line is moving much faster and our parking lot is safer! We've noticed a lot of students exiting the vehicle further down the drop-off lane and it definitely improves the flow of traffic!

I hope everyone has a restful, enjoyable week--we know the LMS staff will!

Congratulations to Arcadia Evans who auditioned and made it into the Junior District Music Festival for string orchestra! Arcadia's high score placed her above many students from other schools to earn her spot!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Hello Families,

I'm noticing an increasing number of parents cutting through the parking lot in the morning to drop off children--someone nearly hit one of our teachers this week. While I understand that the drop-off line can be long when the weather is bad, it's potentially dangerous for our students and educators.

To help alleviate the problem, students can exit the vehicle from the drop-off lane and walk to the building before they reach the front of the line--this will keep the line moving and make for a much quicker process. Allowing a few extra minutes on bad weather days will also help, but please avoid using the parking lot save time.

On another note, it was a great week at LMS and will be capped off by our 7/8 dance this evening from 6-8pm. It's not a semi but just as much fun! Hope to see the kids!!

Thanks so much for your effort!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Hello Littleton Families!

What a great week at LMS! The Great Kindness Challenge was a week filled with activities, themes, reflections and conversations about peer-to-peer kindness and taking time to acknowledge the influences in student lives. I would like to thank our Assistant Principal, Beth Morgan, for all her work to bring students together in kindness and to reach out to staff with the "Woot Woot Wagon" filled with snacks and drinks to say "Thank You!" for all their hard work! The absolutely deserve it!!!

I've heard from many parents over the last few weeks regarding next week's 7/8 dance: it is NOT a semi. We ended the practice of semi-formal dances several years ago, and I believe that many students have confused our dance with the semi-formal dance at LHS this month--our dance is a casual gathering of 7/8 students for fun and food. More information to follow!

Just a reminder that the Trimester 2 Midterm Grades have been posted, please check Aspen for updates...

Thanks so much!

Friday, January 17, 2020

It's been another great week here at LMS with lots more on the horizon! Just a reminder that we have 6th Grade Kids Night out next Friday, a 7/8 Dance in early February, Movie Night and more! Enjoy the long weekend!

January 10, 2020

We've have a lot of students to congratulate this week (see Grade 7 & Grade 8 sections), but also today's 2020 Geography Bee winner, Dennis Ryzi!!! Great things happen at LMS! We have noticed an increase is sick students this week, with many of the students texting home for dismissal without seeing the nurse--as we move forward into the cold/flu season, we ask that students who do not feel well go see the nurse before contacting home so we can be aware of any issues. Thank you and have a great weekend!

January 3, 2020

We welcomed back so many smiling, yet sleepy faces yesterday that I wasn't quite sure what kind of week we'd have, but the kids were great! As everyone gets used to an old routine, we have a number of things happening in the building so check back often!

1-1 Letter.pdf

1:1 Program Launch

Please read to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Friday, December 13, 2019:

With a full moon and Friday the 13th happening in the last couple of days, we were worried that the end of the week would feel more like Halloween than the days before Winter Break! The kids and staff, however, weren't spooked by the sudden late start on Wednesday and we had another successful week at Littleton Middle School. We have field trips, guest speakers, academic rigor, and much more excitement next week, so ask the kids what's coming up!

Friday, December 6, 2019

We've had a pair of 2 1/2-day weeks in a row and I think we're getting used to the time off! We made it to Friday and now have another weekend to prepare for the long, two-week struggle to the holiday break (did my sarcasm come through?). The kids were great this week and we all settled back in to our routines nicely, so more information in the Update next week!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019:

Wow, what an incredible Turkey Olympics! Congratulations to the flex blocks of Ms. Pinard, Ms. Cafarelli, and Mr. O'Sullivan--it was an intense competition! After the Olympics we walked around the school and the football field, finishing up with a stop for cookies and hot chocolate before returning to class for the final few minutes of the day. Thank you Ms. Tetreault, Ms. Cafarelli, and everyone who made this such a wonderful LMS tradition!

Friday, November 22, 2019

This was our first full week of school in almost two months, and I think everyone is ready for the weekend! Our first term ended this week and we're moving quickly into our second term--lots of holiday time coming up so time management will be a must! Thank you to all the families who contributed to our Loaves and Fishes food drive, it was quite a success--you should have seen the massive amounts of food we hauled out of here today! It's a short week next week so I'm not sure how much info we'll have for the Update, but check back just to be sure!

Friday, November 15

This week marks the beginning of our Weekend Update Site and the end of the long weekly email! I hope you like the change, I know it will be easier to find important information. The updates from the previous week will be archived in dropdown sections at the bottom of each page, so if you missed something and need to go back, it's not lost in your inbox or trash forever. Take a tour of the site and check back often as we will updates information throughout the week! I will still send a reminder email every Friday...thanks!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hello LMS Families!

Today ended on a wonderful note as LMS students and staff paid tribute to our local veterans, it's always a treat to hear incredible stories and say thank you to those we owe so much--special thanks to Ms. Morgan for organizing another successful Veterans Day assembly!

There is no school on Monday and an early release day Wednesday, and I hope to finish a Weekend Update website next week to replace the long email--I'll send the link as soon as we're ready to launch!!

Have a great long weekend!!


Jason D. Everhart

Interim Principal