December 2016

posted Nov 30, 2016, 7:37 AM by   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 7:43 AM ]
Dear Parents & Staff,
It's hard to believe but the holiday season is upon us and winter weather is sure to be next.  With that said, I would like to keep everyone informed of all the great things happening at the Marsh, both in and out of the classroom.  The students and staff continue to work extremely hard and are doing a great job.  Our fifth grade recently had the opportunity to participate in the annual Wax Museum - we were glad that so many family and friends were able to take the time to visit and see the great work produced by our students!  As we continue through December, there are also many events that will take place - concerts, PTO events, and more.  This is a very busy time of year for everyone, but we hope you can come out and support these events and our students.  Lastly, with the possibility of inclement weather throughout the winter season, I just want to remind everyone that school cancellations / delays are announced on the major Boston TV and radio stations, WCCM, the Methuen School Channel (channel 99 for Comcast and channel 31 for Verizon), and will be posted on the MPS website.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.  I truly appreciate all your support for the Marsh and our students.  Thank you.

A few important dates:
  • Wednesday, December 7: Holiday Band Concert (grades 5-8) beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
  • Thursday, December 8: Choral Concerts with grades 5 & 6 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and grades 7 & 8 beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m., both in the auditorium.
  • Friday, December 9: PTO-sponsored Holiday Store from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 15: Early release day due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  There will be afternoon and evening sessions - more information will be sent home as we get closer to the date.
  • Friday, December 16: Early release day due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  There will only be afternoon sessions - more information will be sent home as we get closer to the date.
  • December 26-January 2: NO SCHOOL due to Winter Break.
  • Tuesday, January 3: Schools resumes.
*The annual Scholastic Book Fair will take place from Monday, December 12 through Friday, December 16.  Lower school students will be able to visit the Book Fair during their regularly scheduled Media Center time.  Upper school students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair throughout the school day (teachers will schedule times for their students).  Parents are invited to attend on Thursday, December 15 during Parent-Teacher Conferences (6:00-8:00 p.m.).