May 9, 2024 

Good afternoon,

We conducted our second student survey of the year last Friday. In Advisory, students spent between 10 and 12 minutes answering a series of questions about their school experience. We are pleased that our students report a consistently positive experience since the first version of the survey was given in December. 89% of students report having a trusted adult at RJ Grey. Even higher percentages of students report having a trusted adult at home (93%) and having a peer/friend (95%) to trust at school. We know that when students have a trusted adult in their homes and at school, they will feel more confident and are better able to learn. We are very pleased to see the data from this survey, as it affirms the work that we’ve been focusing on for several years.

As the school year comes to an end, we have some exciting events for students in the next few weeks. On May 17, we will host an evening dance for our 7th graders. From 7 - 9, students will gather in the gym and enjoy time dancing, singing, and hanging out with friends. Similarly, on May 31, our 8th graders will have the chance to end their year in a fun way with their own dance. The 8th grade end-of-year dance is held in the cafeteria and is a special night as they wrap up their time at RJ Grey. I encourage you to ask your child if they’re planning to attend. Tickets for the 7th grade dance are on sale now through next Thursday. Tickets for the 8th grade event will go on sale in a few weeks.

Additionally, each grade will have a year-end field trip. On Thursday, June 13, our 8th graders will travel to Canobie Lake Park. On Friday, June 14, our 7th graders will enjoy Mel’s Funway Park for their year-end celebration. Permission slips for both trips have been distributed to students. We request that permission slips and payment be returned before Friday, May 31 so that we can account for all students, tickets, and buses. If your family needs financial assistance for these trips, please be in touch with me; we are happy to help to ensure that all students can enjoy these fun trips.

Upcoming Dates

  • Fri, May 10: MCAS Civics Field Test for 8 Gold students

  • Mon, May 13: MCAS Civics Field Test for 8 Blue students

  • Mon, May 13: Boxborough Town Meeting

  • Wed, May 15: Spring Band Concert

  • Thurs, May 16: MCAS Civics Field Test for 8 Blue students

  • Fri, May 17: 7th grade dance, 7 - 9 pm

  • Mon, May 20: Early Release at 1 pm

  • Wed, May 22: Spring Chorus and Orchestra Concert

  • Mon, May 27: No School for Memorial Day

Take care and have a great weekend!

Posted by jmarcotte On 09 May, 2024 at 2:20 PM  

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