“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

*Math Update* Internet Resources

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Today students on the Burgundy Team received their user names and passwords for a web-site called IXL.  This web-site offers unlimited math practice in thousands of skills that are aligned to the Common Core.  Students will use this web-site in school but they are strongly encouraged to use this web-site at home.

IXL parent letter

Students in periods 1, 2, 3, & 7 were also given usernames and passwords to access their math book on-line.  Follow this link to access the web-site.

Please let Mrs. Litke know if you have any questions regarding these web-sites.