Happy last day of school in the merry merry month of May:
I feel like it was just yesterday I was waxing poetic about the symbolism of May day, and now we are nearing the summer solstice. One of the younger folks in my household described time during the pandemic as simultaneously crawling and speeding by. I do believe they are correct - the sameness of the days makes time stand still, while at the same time we are careening toward the end of the school year and full on into summer.
We continue to plan for the end of the year and the summer, with updates to those plans below.
(Updates on plans for last day of school pending - should have an answer by Monday)
*8th grade night. Video presentation is set for 8pm on Tuesday, June 9th.
(Updates to this plan coming Monday as well)
Please see below for other updates. Please know we miss you, we cannot believe the year for students is nearly over, and are thankful for being part of this community.
Tim & Anissa
Links and community news below:
Hanover teachers featured in an NHPR story:
Need something to do this summer?
Take part in our Pride “parade.”
Norwich Youth Advisory Council:
The Norwich Youth Advisory Council is a new teen-led initiative with the goal in mind of keeping Norwich teens involved with the town after leaving MCS, while also including teens from surrounding towns. We are looking to plan and host events for both the greater Norwich community as well as events and spaces just for teens. Right now we are starting to plan a porch fest to take place later in the summer as a way to safely bring the town together and enjoy live music and local food. We would love to get more students involved! If you're interested please reach out to norwichyouthadvisorycouncil@
PTO @ RMS
Happy Spring/ Summer All!
Some updates. First, thanks to all whom are contributing/ join in building stronger our community at RMS. It is great to have allies on this journey!!
Please consider being an ambassador/ contact for an incoming family! Welcoming/ Ambassadors volunteers are building.... we have a few volunteers to support a new family (families) / student (s) entering RMS from inside the district and outside the district/ country.
So far, we have volunteers whom are ready to support/ be a contact for a family with their French, Spanish, and local/ RMS experiences/ skills, but not take on a PTO or organizational role.
If this sounds like you, don't be shy, you might make a friend/ friends. Send at email to richmondmiddleschoolpto@gmail.
New PTO @ RMS wants your input to build community (approx. 1 minute).
Save the Dates/ invite to current & "new to" RMS families
*June 8th PTO meeting, 630pm (share ideas for Summer activities/ camp resources for kids/ review building community google form results/ welcome new families)
*July 20th PTO meeting, 630pm (updates for 2020-21/ welcome new families/ just say "hi")
*August 17th, PTO meeting, 630pm (what will the 2020/21 school year look like?, let's make the most of it, together!)
*September 21st, PTO meeting, 630pm
*September 26th, 1 to 4pm, "Welcome Back to School" Storrs Pond