McCarthy Middle School

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  • October Raffle Recognition

    Each teacher was given raffle tickets to be given to students (even students who they do not have in class) when they are caught being positive, doing the right thing, going above and beyond our Social Contract, etc.  The students have been dropping off the tickets in their grade level jar in the office.  We had our first drawing for the month of October.  The following students were the winners for the month of October:

    Grade 5: Zachary Evans who was recognized by Mrs. Panagiotakos

    Grade 6: Anna McDougall who was recognized by Mrs. Martin (Grade 6 teacher)

    Grade 7: Sarah Oakes who was recognized by Mrs. Scheinbart

    Grade 8: Milana Dadadian who was recognized by Mrs. Scheinbart


    Great job everyone!  Keep up the positive vibes!

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  • October Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our first group of Students of the Month!  These students were recognized for consistently demonstrating excellence, modeling our social contract, and emulating positivity in our community.

    Team   Student

    5-1       Jenna Nigro

    5-2       Marco Lombardo

    5-3       Chloe St. Peter

    5-4       Nick Ly

    6-1       Audrey Rice

    6-2       Grace Bellezza

    6-3       Nina Fredericks

    6-4       Natalie Finn

    6-5       Brendan Keough

    7-1       Brooke Sarao

    7-2       Sophie Van Haren

    15-7     Isaiah Adams

    15-8     Nosa Osaretin

    8-1       Sarah Silva

    8-2       Ellen Angwin

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  • Box Tops = FREE Money for McCarthy!

    We are revamping the box tops program this year to increase awareness and generate more participation.  We need your help! In order for this program to be successful, your influence on your students is so important. Last year, we raised $1,600 in money from box tops collections.  We believe that we can raise so much more money through this program.  It's free money sitting in families cabinets at home. We just need to collect them. 

    In order to create some friendly competition among the students we will be offering 2 levels of prizes. 

    1. To the student who brings in the most box tops - a family 4 pack of tickets to the Southwick Zoo and an overnight Marriot hotel stay.
    2. Random raffle - all students who participate will be entered into mid year drawings to win a Gift card for Applebees, the Movies or 4 tickets to the zoo.  

    In order to be eligible,  students need to include their names and the teacher name on the bag when they submit the box tops.  That's it! the PTO will do the rest.  Remember that the Teachers are eligible for their own prizes, so be sure to include the teachers name too.  

    Please check out the website for special offers, coupons, and recipes.

    Please also remember to make sure the box top is not expired and that you can see the three letter code on the upper left to ensure we get credit for the box top!

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    I wanted to reach out to the whole community to remind you of some of our standard procedures.

    DROP OFF FOR STUDENTS MEETING WITH A TEACHER OR ATTENDING A MORNING CLUB: Students should not arrive to school before 8am unless they have a prearranged meeting with a teacher or are attending a club.  Those students arriving before 8am must enter through the front door any time after 7:30 and sign in at the main office unless the club has an alternate sign in procedure. 

    REGULAR MORNING DROP OFF: This still occurs on the police station side of the school.  The side doors open at 8am.  Students go directly to the cafeteria where there is supervision until HR begins at 8:10. Students should exit the vehicle ASAP directly onto the sidewalk.  They should not wait until they are at the door.  Multiple cars should be able to allow students to dismount simultaneously. Once buses are clear from the front, we begin sending cars to the front door as well to alleviate congestion. Again, students should safely exit the car ASAP directly onto the sidewalk.  Multiple vehicles should be dropping off simultaneously.  Students should not be waiting to exit at the front the door.  That slows the process down.  We want to make sure students get to HR on time (8:19).

    AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP (2:40): Pick-ups at the end of the school day (2:40) are in the parking lot near the tennis courts/football field.  Please note that busses block the driveway next to the school next to the police station during dismissal.  If you are arriving close to or after 2:30, you will probably have to enter the pick-up area using the entrance on Old Westford Road.  For children's safety, please back into a parking spot before the dismissal time as it is much safer pulling forward out of a parking spot once school is dismissed.  Thanks for keeping our children safe.

    PICK UP PROCEDURES FOR VOTING DAYS: Students being picked up will be sent to the auditorium at dismissal time.  All busses will be in the front of the school.  No child should be exiting on the police station side of the building.  Cars will begin to line up on the police station side of the building facing north road.  After the buses pull out of the front driveway, cars will then be allowed to pull up on the front driveway and pick your student up safely at the main entrance.   Please note, parents may choose this method to pick up at the front entrance on any day after buses pull out.  Thanks again for keeping our children safe.

    PICK UP AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (activities will begin early October):  Pick-up after activities (3:45) is different from pick-up immediately at the end of the day (2:40). If you are picking up your child after activities, the designated pick-up area is near the cafeteria on the School Administration side of the building.  During the winter months, our late buses come to the front of the school and block the driveway.  Please remember, you cannot pass a bus with flashing lights even when it is in our parking lot/driveway.

    DISMISSALS: Please try to remember to send in a note with your child when you know your child will need to be dismissed.  Please try to avoid dismissals during recess.  This is to help you avoid a possibly lengthy wait as we would have to radio out to the recess aides to locate your child who then has to go to their locker/class.  Often, I know dismissals are for appointments and we would hate to see you potentially be late.  Therefore, err on the side of caution and dismiss before the following recess times:

    • Grade 5 (12:15-12:35)
    • Grade 6 (10:40-11:00)

    Thanks for helping us keep children safe and get them to HR & important appointments on time.

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  • (SEPAC) Chelmsford Special Ed Advisory Counsel

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    250 NORTH ROAD
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824

    Telephone: [978]-251-5122
    Fax: [978]-251-5130

    Kurt McPhee: Principal
    Donna Martin: Assistant Principal

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