End of First Quarter!

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Just a reminder to all students…

Friday, November 10, 2017 will be the last day of the first quarter.  Make sure you do not have any missing work; grades will close and cannot be changed after that day.

Students will be given their second quarter schedule in homeroom on Mon, Nov. 13th.


Veterans Day Fun Run Permission Slip

Veterans Day Fun Run Permission Slip


On Friday, November 10, students at Griswold Middle School will participate in a 2
mile fun run to benefit the Connecticut Veterans Home of Rocky Hill. This agency
provides long term care to Veterans with a variety of chronic and disabling
conditions. All students are being asked to complete and return the form at the
bottom of this flyer along with $2 to their homeroom teacher in order to participate.
Forms and payment are due by November 3. We are hoping for 100% participation
in this event. Additional donations in the form of cash or checks, made out to
GMS-SAF, are also welcome. All proceeds collected will be donated to the
Connecticut Veterans Home of Rocky Hill.
On the day of the event, students will be escorted from GMS to Elm Ridge Park in the
morning, participate in a brief opening ceremony to honor our Veterans, compete in
the walk/run by grade level, and return to the school in time for lunch.

“A Christmas Carol” Field Trip

Christmas Carol Hartford Stage

On December 8, 2017, the sixth grade will take a field trip to see a live performance of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, at Hartford Stage.  The cost of the field trip is $30 per student. 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 they can eat as we return.

Please return the permission slip and an envelope with the $30 payment by October 10th.  All checks should be made out to GMS-SAF.

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
  • A 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 Tuesday, September 6th. 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).

**Parents please refer to the attached parent letter.

*Field Trip Reminder *

Field Trip Reminder

For Wednesday, December 7, 2016

“A Christmas Carol” at Hartford Stage

December 5, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This letter is to remind you of our field trip scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th. We will be attending Hartford Stage’s production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. We will be leaving Griswold Middle School at 9:30 a.m. and returning at approximately 1:00 p.m.

The school cafeteria will be closed when we return, and therefore students must bring a bagged lunch and drink. Please be aware that students will not be able to purchase any food or drink items from the cafeteria.

We would also like to remind parents and students that we will be representing GMS and Rocky Hill at this function and will expect that students dress and behave appropriately. Gum and/or candy of any kind is unacceptable on this field trip. Also, students may not bring any electronic equipment, cameras, money, or other valuable items.

Therefore, please make sure your child is prepared for Wednesday’s trip as follows:

  1. A bagged lunch and drink (no glass bottles or candy)
  2. Appropriate dress
  3. No electronic equipment, cameras, or other valuable items

The sixth grade teachers are looking forward to this exciting trip and are anticipating a wonderful experience for all!

Thank you,

Sixth Grade Teachers

Griswold Middle School