Friday, November 17, 2017

So Thankful

Our 6th Graders engaged in a mindfulness activity with Ms. Cresta

We have many reasons to be thankful here at Swampscott Middle School.  We want to express our gratitude for our dedicated and hardworking staff members who show up every single day willing to do whatever it takes to provide our students with incredible learning experiences.  Special thanks to our students who come to school each day with curious minds, strong work ethics, and kind hearts. 

Upcoming News & Events:

Turkey Drive
Thank you to all who contributed to the Thanksgiving turkey drive this year.  We were able to collect just over $340 in cash and gift cards to donate to My Brother's Table to help local families in need.  Many thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. 

Annual Volleyball Tournament
Grade Level Champions will be crowned on Wednesday, November 22nd.  Stay tuned for pictures of the action! Please have students wear or bring sneakers to school Monday through Wednesday in preparation to play.  

Thanksgiving Break

Please be advised that there is a noon dismissal on Wednesday, November 22nd (no lunch served) and no school on Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th.  

End of First Trimester
The First Trimester ends on November 22nd.  Grades will be posted online for students and families to view on Friday, December 1st at 2:00 p.m.

Winter Clothing and Winter Gear Drive Coming Soon!
SMS will once again be holding its Cradles to Crayons Drive. We will be collecting new and gently used kids' winter clothing and winter gear such as long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens. Sizes newborn to teen will be greatly appreciated. Donations will be collected starting December 1st in the Lobby.

Picture Re-Take Day
Picture Retakes will happen on Tuesday, November 28th.  If you are retaking a picture you must bring back your originals to swap out. 

Parent Conferences
Parents and Guardians will be able to sign up online for teacher conferences on Monday, November 27th at 6:00 p.m. Detailed information regarding sign-ups and conference dates will come out next week before break.  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Big Blue Pride Winners, Honoring Veterans, My Brother's Table and Upcoming News & Events

This is a picture of our Big Blue Pride Winners for the month of October. They are standing under the Big Blue Banner outside of the school.

Our October Big Blue Pride Winners. We are so proud of you! 

Pictured above:  Addie Wood, Lauryn Fahey, Yani Pizarro, Chloe Puzzo, Lily Reiter, Will Van Dam, Greg Keane, and Jennifer Bartram. 
*Not pictured are our 6th-grade winners who are away in Nature's Classroom:  Carson Palmer and Isabella Morales.

Dear Students and Families,

We at SMS would like to honor our veterans in a variety of ways in observance of Veterans Day on November 11th.

In the lobby, we are asking students and staff to write notes of thanks and support to our veterans. If any family has a name or a photograph of veteran it would like to honor, please email the information to Erica Vanderhoof at or place the name and/or photograph in a box in the lobby.

Additionally, proceeds collected from a Hat Day on Thursday, November 9th where students and staff donate $1 to wear a hat to school, will be sent to a nonprofit that supports veterans and their families.

Thank you for helping SMS to honor our veterans.

My Brother's Table:

This year will be our 6th year collecting money and gift card donations to local grocery stores (Market Basket, Shaw's, and Stop & Shop) to sponsor turkey dinners for local families through My Brother's Table.  We will be collecting items from November 6th-16th.  A donation box for gift cards will be available in the front lobby.  In addition, Grade 8 students will be collecting in the cafeteria at each student lunch from Monday, November 13th until Thursday, November 16th.

The My Brother’s Table staff and guests are always very appreciative of our assistance and involvement at this crucial time of year. For more information about the organization and other ways you can help, please visit their website

Thank you in advance!
Mrs. Baer and Mrs. Vanderhoof 

Nov 7th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

Nov 9th - "Hats Off for Veterans" Day - Students can pay $1 to wear a hat to school.  Donations will go towards a veterans non-profit organization.

Nov 10th - NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day

Nov 22nd - First term grades close

Nov 22nd - Swampscott Middle School Volleyball Tournament of Champions

Dec 1st - Report cards available online at 2:00pm

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