Friday Flash March 20, 2015

Over the last couple of decades, the personalization of the office changed dramatically... there's an informality people often take for the absence of rules - which it's not.

Judith Martin (Miss Manners)

This coming week, students will start taking the state-wide assessments, PARCC and MCAS. It is especially important that students are here on the day their grade is testing. We have included a schedule on the front page of the Flash for your convenience. Students were given paper copies today also.

We start the testing on Monday with ninth graders. Please be sure your student gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast before school, brings a clear bottle of water, and has something to read if they finish testing early.
The calendar says it’s spring…let’s hope Mother Nature has a calendar!

Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you all on Monday.

Friday Flash March 13, 2015

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

Confucius

Tonight is the first Lip Synch Battle! It starts at 5:00 pm, and features both students and staff emulating some of their favorite singers. There is a suggested donation of $3 per person, and we can’t wait for it to start! There will be refreshments available, and all proceeds from the event go directly to the tenth grade NYC trip.

The front page of the Flash has a message from Ms. May and Mr. Montesion, with important reminders about use of electronics in school. It is important for all family members to read and understand the expectations for behavior in our school community. This letter was sent home with all Div. I students yesterday.

The snow is starting to melt, and the sun is shining longer in the day. Have a great weekend, and hopefully we’ll see you in a few hours for the lip synch battle!

Friday Flash March 6, 2015

“It's easy to get sidetracked with technology, and that is the danger, but ultimately you have to see what works with the music and what doesn't. In a lot of cases, less is more. In most cases, less is more.”

-Herbie Hancock

Sizer School will be busy next week! There are a number of events:

• Tuesday Super Smash Bros. Tournament 3:30-5:30

• Wednesday Health Fair 8:30am-12pm

• Thursday Outing Club hike to Mt. Watatic 3:00 (slips due by Tuesday)

• Thursday Spring Sports Meet the Coaches Night 6-7pm

• Friday Study Abroad in Costa Rica information session 3:00 pm

• Friday Lip Sync Duel 5-7pm Talk to Mr. Devlin by Tuesday to “perform”

• Saturday Eurydice at Drama Festival

All this in addition to the hard work our students and staff put in everyday!
For more information on these events, and other happenings at Sizer, see your Friday Flash.

*Please remember, Wednesday is a half-day of classes for students. School ends at noon on Wednesday. There will be no afterschool supervision available.

Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you all on Monday.

Friday Flash February 27, 2015

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”
Rene Descartes

We have been in school every day this week!

We had an excellent day with the site visit team from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education this week. Our front page article lists the preliminary findings.

Sizer Theater Arts, our after-school theater program, will be presenting Eurydice at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild festival tomorrow at Leominster High School. Break a leg!

There are a number of new events and announcements in the Flash, please review it with your students so they don’t miss out on opportunities.

Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you on Monday.

Friday Flash February 20,2015

Here is your Friday Flash for this abbreviated week!

Thank you to the families, students, and teachers who have stepped forward to participate in Focus Groups with members of the DESE site visit time this coming Tuesday. If you would like to participate but haven’t yet signed up, please contact Janet O’Hara at oharaj@sizerschool.org to sign up!

Sizer Theater Arts, our afterschool theater program, will be presenting “Eurydice” this coming Thursday and Friday evenings at Sizer School in preparation for their performance at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild festival on Saturday. We’d love your support on Thursday and Friday nights!

Check the Flash for the latest news and updates. PLEASE have a warm, safe weekend, and we’ll see you on Monday.

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