Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

In honor of Thanksgiving, we would like to use this month's blog to focus on what we are truly grateful for.  We hope that this month everyone is able to recognize the basic joys in life.

With that being said, sometimes there are struggles in life that prevent us from participating in these everyday tasks.  If your family has encountered a hardship such as unemployment, illness of a family member, or some other unusual circumstance, Holiday Assistance is available.  The Hamilton-Wenham Holiday Assistance Fund is a confidential program coordinated by a dedicated community volunteer and is supported by the generous donations of many community members. If your family meets the criteria and you would like to request assistance, please contact one of the school counselors to discuss this program and eligibility. Jessica Merritt, guidance counselor, can be reached at 978-468-0396 or Elizabeth Hortie, adjustment counselor, can be reached at 978-468-0366. Assistance will be in the form of gift cards for winter clothing and/or food or in some instances, gifts of essential clothing such as winter coats, hats, pajamas, socks, etc.  Requests for assistance should be made no later than November 6th. If you are interested in making a monetary donation to the program, you may also contact the counselors for details.

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving - and remember to take some time to enjoy the small things in life.

Calender of Events:

11/2/15: NO SCHOOL/Teacher Workshop Day
11/3/15: Auditions for MRMS musical (this year it is Shrek!)
11/6/15: 7th & 8th grade "Black and White" dance (6:30 to 8:30)
11/11/15: NO SCHOOL/Happy Veteran's Day
11/13/15: End of Quarter 1
11/16/15: Start of Quarter 2
11/20/15: 1st Quarter report cards sent home
11/25/15: Early release at 12:05; No lunch served
11/26/15: Happy Thanksgiving!
11/27/15: NO SCHOOL/Thanksgiving break

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