Welcome to the Burgundy Team Blog!

Welcome to the Burgundy Team Blog!  Please check this site frequently.

We will post periodic updates from each class, the weekly

Time Management Sheet, along with important announcements.


Christmas Carol Field Trip

Christmas Carol Hartford Stage

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens has long been a part of the sixth grade Language Arts curriculum at Griswold Middle School.  The sixth grade students will take a field trip to see a live performance of this classic play on Wednesday, December 19th, at Hartford Stage.


The cost of the field trip is $30 per student and all are encouraged to attend. The attached permission slip and payment must be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher by Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.  Please return both in an envelope with your child’s name on it.  Checks should be made out to GMS-SAF.


As the performance time is 10:30, students will not be able to purchase lunch in the cafeteria.  We ask that each student bring a bagged lunch and a drink to school that day so that we can eat after returning.


Click on this link to download the permission slip.

Welcome to the Burgundy Team!

To the New Burgundy Team Student,

Welcome to the Burgundy Team! We are looking forward to an exciting year. Rest assured, your Burgundy Team teachers, as well as all of the GMS staff, will be here to help you make the transition to the middle school as smooth as possible. Below is some information that may help lessen some of your concerns.

First, we will start with the supplies you will need for your first day. You need to have:

  • A sturdy back pack (No wheels)
  • One 3” binder with dividers and loose leaf paper (please no zipper binders)
  • #2 pencils with eraser caps
  • A blue or black pen
  • Two wide ruled, 70-100 sheet composition notebook-hard cover
  • 3 x 5 index cards
  • A highlighter
  • Page Protectos

* Don’t forget to bring a pleasure reading book!

Individual teachers may have specific requirements for content area classes, but these are the basic supplies you will need on a daily basis for all classes throughout the year.

Make sure you get plenty of rest and a good breakfast for your first day of school on Thursday, August 30th. We know it is an adjustment for everyone after a long summer, but being prepared will help ease the transition. As you get on the bus in the morning, note the bus number (If you miss this, we will help you locate the information once you are at school.)

Your first day of school will be spent getting to know your schedule, the location of your classes, the procedures to follow, your teachers, and your locker. In fact, the first few days will be devoted to helping you get used to your schedule and your routine. All along the way, we will be here to help you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Burgundy Team Team leaders, Mrs. Litke (litkel@rockyhillps.com) and Mrs. Matava (matavam@rockyhillps.com).