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The Triton Regional Middle School in partnership with students, families, and the community is committed to the development of independent learners who respect differences and value academic excellence. A highly qualified staff nurtures intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth in the pursuit of developing responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Welcome to Triton Regional Middle School

Announcements 

Monday, January 13, 2020

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Dear Parent/Guardian:

From January 22nd through the 24th the middle school will be holding parent/teacher conferences.  These conferences are available to all parents/guardians and allow an opportunity to receive a brief overview of your child’s progress.  We will do our best to accommodate all parents that wish to have a conference, even if it is outside this specific conference window, as there are limited slots available.  Remember, the conference bookings are on a first come, first serve basis and are 10 minutes long.  Thankfully, we are able to make the scheduling of conferences on-line again this year; we hope that this streamlines the process and makes things more efficient for teachers and parents. Please also remember these conferences are now with individual teachers, not in teams as we have done in the past. We ask that you adhere to the 10 minute time limit so we are able to keep the conference schedule in tact.

The scheduling window is now open, to book your conference simply follow the link below:

https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11613964

You will be prompted to create a password along with your email address.  Once this is done you will be able to log in and view all of the teachers.  Please select the teacher(s) you would like meet with and you will be able to view their open time slots.  Click on the open time you are interested in and complete the information.

You may also email any teacher at any time during the year to set up a time to discuss your student.  It is not limited to these three specific days.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office at (978)463-5845 or email me at [email protected]

Regards,

Al

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Bradford Ski

Bradford Ski will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, January 14th

Equipment should be brought to Door #3 no earlier than 7:30am.  Please make sure you are at Triton no later than 6:15pm for pick up.  If you are planning on picking your student up at Bradford Ski please send in a note to school.  You will also have to go inside the Bradford Ski lodge and sign your student out.  (This information was included in the application packet.) 

The program will run for 6 weeks starting Tuesday the 14th and run through Tuesday, February 25th with the vacation week off.

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Student Council

Dear Triton Families,

This January, Middle School Student Council is running a “Birthday Bag” drive to help families in need. The drive will run from Monday, January 13th, to Thursday, January 16th. Although the Birthday Bag drive will be short, we are hoping to pull together some great bags to help local families celebrate their loved ones on their birthdays.

To keep things organized and to keep track of the supplies coming in, each homeroom is going to focus on one or two items to bring in. The list is as follows:

Viola and Jansen: birthday cake mix (vanilla, chocolate, funfetti, etc…)

Anderson and Sheehan: canned frosting

Thomas and Toothaker: birthday candles for cake

Babendrier and Canny: birthday/themed plates

Connell and Eaton: birthday/themed napkins

Enos and Beckwith: party streamers

Ribaudo and Gonsalves: balloons

Breton and McAdams: gender neutral birthday cards

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TRMS Movie Night:  The Lion King (Most Recent Version)

Friday, January 24th

$5 Tickets per person

$3 ticket per young child (6 and younger)

$15 per family (larger family deal)

Let’s pack the HS auditorium!

 This Fundraiser is being sponsored by Ms. Gulick’s Reading and Writing Classes. The classes have chosen to research the Australian fires while simultaneously running a fund raiser for relief efforts.

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TRMS Semi-Formal Dace 

There will be a Middle School Semi-Formal Dance on Friday, February 7th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Students are encouraged to wear semi-formal attire keeping in mind our dress code policy.  Cost for the dance is $7 and proceeds will be used to fund Field Trips.   We are looking for donations of water, candy, and snacks as well as decorations for the evening. Please sign up for donations through SignUp Genius with the link below:

All donations can be dropped off at the Middle School main office. Any questions, please email Paige Ribaudo at [email protected]chools.org.
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Mandatory Class Trip Meeting 
There will also be a mandatory Class Trip meeting for all parents/guardians on Friday, February 7th at 6:30 PM in the High School Auditorium.  This meeting is to finalize all expectations and answer any questions regarding the upcoming trip.

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Substance Use Preventive Screening for 8th Graders

Dear Families,

All Massachusetts public schools must include a substance use preventive screening as part of their yearly mandated universal health-screening programs. This year we are initiating a screening program related to the use of alcohol, marijuana and other substances, for students in grades 8 and 10.    The goal of this program is to let the students know that we are available to reinforce healthy decisions and to assist them in obtaining support if needed for substance use related problems. We will utilize the CRAFFT II screening tool, the most commonly used substance use screening tool for adolescents in Massachusetts.  A copy of the screening tool is enclosed for your review. Students will be asked to fill out the CRAFFT II questions in private, with a trained counselor present. The purpose of this effort is to prevent, or at least delay, alcohol, marijuana or other drug use.

All screenings will be conducted confidentially by one of our trained counselors in private one-on-one sessions. Screenings will be held during our half days in January on 1/23 and 1/24, for all 8th graders. The screener will provide resources and support to any student who reports using substances. If needed, we will refer students to our counseling staff for further evaluation. This program focuses on harm prevention and does not generate disciplinary action. Results of the screening will not be included in your student’s school record, and your student’s results are entirely confidential.

As with any school screening, you have the right to opt your child out of this screening.  Please contact me, Principal MacRae, if you have any questions about this program or if you wish to opt your child out of this screening.   Additionally, screening is voluntary and students may choose not to answer any or all of the screening questions.

We encourage all parents/guardians to talk with their children about substance use.  For ideas on how to begin these conversations, please see the enclosed reference sheet.  Together, schools and parents/guardians CAN make a difference for our youth.

Sincerely,

Al

A copy of this letter with additional resources can be found attached to this email.

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Dates at a Glance

​Please check weekly for added or changed events. I have put the edit date at the bottom of the copy so that you can identify if it is the latest version (i.e. 11/5/2019.)  There is a copy attached for printing.

January 14th                                  Bradford Ski Begins

January 17                                      Early Release Professional Development 1/2 Day

January 20                                     Holiday MLK Day No School

January 21                                      Bradford Ski

January 22,23,24                           Early Release Days  Parent/Teacher Conferences

​January 23 & 24                             SBIRT Screening

January 28                                      Bradford Ski

January 24                                      TRMS Movie Night

February 7th                                    TRMS Semi-Formal

February 7th                                     Mandatory 8th Grade Class Trip Meeting

(Edited 1/13/2020)

File attachments:
SBIRT parent Letter (1).pdf

Marker Recycling Program

TRMS will be running a Recycling Program for used Markers.  

We will have boxes in the school office for drop offs.