April 11, 2024 

Good afternoon,

For most of Monday, I was the person at school who was not super enthused by the eclipse later that afternoon. At dismissal, with only a bit of the sun covered by the moon, a student leaving the building said it looked like a cookie with a bite taken out of it. Talking about something in the shape of a cookie is something I can usually get behind! Monday was a department meeting day for many of us, so when we pulled away from those meetings around 3:15, and I got to see the 150+ students in our front circle, I changed my tune. I’m sure like many of you, the effects of the eclipse took hold of me - the temperature change, the almost dusk-like feeling, and the joy from the onlookers made it feel like a special moment. I am grateful that our science department took the lead in teaching about the eclipse in classes and then hosting the viewing party for our students, complete with glasses. I think that for the students who participated, this event will be something they remember. We posted a few pictures of our watch party on Instagram if you’d like to take a look (@rjgreyjhs).

Our PTSO is hosting a fundraiser for RJ Grey in coordination with WECO. WECO will donate 10% of your dinner bill for orders placed between April 17th and April 24th. Your orders will be delivered between April 21st and April 27th. WECO offers a variety of delicious options, including dinners, appetizers, desserts, and kid-friendly meals. Plus, they'll deliver it hassle-free right to your door. To ensure your donation goes directly to RJ Grey, simply order at wecohospitality.com and use the promo code "RJGreyFundraiser" at checkout. Thank you for your support.

I hope you all have a nice April break next week. My family is staying close to home. A sure sign of spring for me is when I power wash the deck for the coming season. I am hoping to accomplish that task next week to be ready for spring! I wish you all a restful and safe week!

Upcoming Dates

  • Mon, April 15 - Fri, April 19: School Closed for April Vacation

  • Tues, April 23: Last day of PE and Health classes for Round 4

  • Wed, April 24 : 6th Grade Family Info Night at RJ Grey, 6:45 pm

  • Tues, April 30: Annual Town Election in RJ Grey Gym

  • Tues, April 30: MCAS Math 8

  • Wed, May 1: MCAS Math 8

  • Thurs, May 2: MCAS Math 7

  • Mon, May 6: MCAS Math 7

  • Tues, May 7: MCAS Science/Tech 8

  • Tues, May 7: School Council, 7 pm

Take care and have a great week!

Posted by jmarcotte On 11 April, 2024 at 12:24 PM  

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