Michael J. Allen

Class of 2017 - 2018

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The year we had...

This is a list of all the things we did during our time together....

 

Last-Day Party!!

When:

Tuesday, June 21st

1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Where:

The Soule Residence

35 Suffolk St.

Medford, MA 02155

 

Who:

The 'graduating' class of 2016 and their families!

 

Say goodbye to Elementary school and hello to summer with the students and their families!

Be there or be somewhere else!

 

The Eggdrop Challenge

See if your egg  perishes when cruel Mr. Allen chucks it off the roof of the school!

Friday, June 17th

1:30pm

Lower playground at the Brooks!

Follow the link to see the Eggdrop challenge from a few years ago!

 

 

5th Grade Picnic

Come and celebrate the end of the year at the Fifth Grade picnic at Playstead Park

Friday, June 17th

9:00 - 1:00pm

All families and students are welcome to attend.

Bring food, stay as long as you like, play with the kids, celebrate with the whole Fifth grade the excellent year we have had...

 

Moving-On Ceremony

Thursday, June 16th

Time: 5:30 pm in the Gymnasium at the Brooks

Followed by the Student Party: 6 - 9 pm!

A fantastic culminating celebration for the Fifth Grade students: A brilliant ceremony, dressing-up, collecting 'Moving-On' certificates and yearbooks, chowing down on fantastic nosh, and all of this is followed by a giant disco-dance party, as well as cake, a gymnasium and lots of laughs without too many adults in the way!

What's not to love?

 

 

Gods and Monsters

Wednesday, June 15th.

6:00pm and 7:30pm

Please make Show  reservations by writing to me here letting me know:

  • Which show you want to attend.

  • How many will be in your party.

Seating will be done in the order that reservations were made!

Please note that graduate students will be allowed to come to the show if they have made a reservation by email. They will be seated only after all current class families are seated!

 

The Show

In many ways the show is the culmination of much of the work we've done all year in Language, in Math, Art, in Music, in Dance and Drama.

It's a summary and celebration of our journey together academically, socially and creatively.

Here are some notes about the process and the journey.

 

 

 

Fifth Grade Kimball Farm Field Trip

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All fifth grade classes will visit the Park on Tuesday, June 14th.

Come and celebrate our fantastic year.

Bus leaves at 9:00am. Return to school at 2:30pm

All students should bring lunch and snack.

Confirmed Chaperones (the more the merrier!):

 

 

 

Royall House trip

Friday, June 10th

11:00 - 12:30pm

This short trip is an annual event mandated and organized by the administration.

It's free and every fifth grade in Medford visits. We travel by big yellow bus, so a permission slip will be sent home.

Awesome history in our own back yard...

 

 

 

Field Day

Thursday, June 9th (rain date: Monday, June 13th)

Playstead Park (and Brooks School)

9:00am -2:00pm

Great fun for all!!

 

 

 

Fifth-Grade Junior Olympics

Monday, June 6th

9:00 - 12:30pm

Hormel Stadium

Parents are welcome at this wonderful annual event designed for prospective Middle School students to meet other students while engaging in good-spirited physical endeavor.

The aim is not so much to encourage competitive behavior as to support and promote collegiality and the expansion of social horizons for all students as the Middle School future approaches.

This is always a great and exciting event.

Come along and support our cherubs!

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day Event

Friday, May 27th - Memorial Day Ceremony

Brooks School Gym

9:00 - 10:00am

All parents and family welcome to this Patriotic event!

 

 

 

Zoo Field Trip

We're going to The Franklin Park zoo!

Tuesday, May 3rd - 9:00am - 2:30pm

Bring a packed lunch.

Confirmed chaperones: Gauri Bhide, Jen Bolitho, Eric Hines, Maria Daniels

 

 

MCAS and PARCC Test dates for Grade 5

Language PARCC tests - Tuesday, April 26th, Wednesday, April 27th, Thursday, April 28th (10:15am - 12:15pm each day.)

 

 

Fifth Grade Carwash

Wednesday, April 27th

2-4pm

for the annual spectacular Fifth grade fund-raiser event.

 

 

Fifth Grade Students vs Teachers Basketball Game

Thursday, April 7th.

Medford High School gym

6-7pm


Prepare to be crushed, children!!!

Ha, ha, ha (cough).

The teachers have been practicing our moves, and they're sure to leave you dazzled and destroyed!

 

 

April Fools Open Mic Night

Friday, April 1st

Brooks Cafetorium.

6:00 - 7:30pm

Come and play or just watch.

Keep the new tradition going strong...

 

 

 

DARE Graduation Ceremony

The new date is - Thursday, March 10th

Cafetorium: 9:15am - 10:00am (approx)

Selected students will read their essays, DARE officers, the Chief of Police and other dignataries make speeches, then all the students receive their graduation certificates and merchendise. Many parents usually attend this event so get there early to get a good seat!

Students should dress in their finery!

 

 

Middle School Open Houses

Upcoming Middle School Open Houses:

Andrews Middle School Open House is

Thursday, March 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

McGlynn Middle School Open House is

Thursday, March 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

Take a look at both of the main choices and then make up your mind, dear families!

 

 

 

Viva Variety Show Goes Sci-Fi!

Saturday, February 6th - SHOW NIGHT 1: 5:30 - 8:30ish

Thursday, February 11th - SHOW NIGHT 2: 6:30 - 9:00ish  - (Rescheduled event)

 

Performers and ushers should arrive at school 30 minutes before showtime. We will be meeting up in room 110!

We look forward to two extraordinary evenings filled with fun, flair, and fulfilling entertainment!

 

 

 

Food Drive

To honor one hundred days of school, Friday, February 5th will be our special drive to support our community. Please consider donating food for the needy.

Bring the 'Tin man' back home!!

 

 

 

Viva Variety Show rehearsals

Rehearsal dates are:

Tuesday, February 2nd from 2:45-5:00pm for ALL performers.

Thursday, February 4th from 2:45-5:00pm mandatory dress rehearsal for ALL.

 

Friday, February 5th - SHOW NIGHT 1: 6:30 - 9:00ish

Saturday, February 6th - SHOW NIGHT 2: 5:00 - 8:00ish

Performers and ushers should arrive at school 30 minutes before showtime. We will be meeting up in room 110!

We look forward to two extraordinary evenings filled with fun, flair, and fulfilling entertainment!

 

All rehearsals take place in the Cafetorium at the Brooks!

Students meet in the Cafetorium at dismissal.

Coaches sign in at the office and meet their charges in the Cafetorium.

Coaches are welcome to attend rehearsals but are NOT required to attend.

 

 

 

After School Math Support

Starting this Monday, January 11th, I will be staying late to offer a voluntary class for students who need/want extra Math support. This class will be to review the previous week's material. Advanced students will be invited to provide teaching support to fellow students who need it.

The class will end at 3:30pm.

Dismissal will be at the main office.

 

 

 Season's Greetings

Thanks for coming to the Show!

Have a safe, peaceful and magnificent vacation.

See you all back here in early January!!

 

 

 

The Wind Singer

 

Tuesday, December 22nd.

6:00pm and 7:30pm

Please make Show  reservations by writing to me here letting me know:

  • Which show you want to attend?

  • How many will be in your party?

Seating will be done in the order that reservations were made!

Please note that graduate students will be allowed to come to the show. They will be seated only after all current class families are seated!

Follow the link to find out about our two-week long Project Period!

Mark it in your calendar, and please keep your student in school for the whole period!

 

Project Period

In many ways the show is the culmination of much of the work we've done all year in Language, in Math, Art, in Music, in Dance and Drama.

It's a summary and celebration of our journey together academically, socially and creatively.

Here are some notes about the process and the journey.

 

 

 

Report Cards and Conferences

The season for report cards and conferences is approaching.

This page will tell you everything you need to know about this period including:

  • When reports cards are due.

  • How to book a teacher conference

  • What to expect at the conference

You can contact me about scheduling a conference by email. Slots will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. This page will be updated frequently so you can see the available slots!

 

 

 

 

When:

Friday, November 20th

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where:

Brooks Cafetorium

Get your Sixties clobber out, people.

The Open Mic night theme is... 'the Sixties'!

If you can sing, play an instrument, dance, juggle or tell a tale why not jump up on the stage and share your passion?

All ages welcome to perform.

Sign up at the door!

 

 

DARE classes

DARE class begins with the excellent Officer Pat O'Keefe on Monday, November 2nd.

The class is a once-a-week class that takes about seven weeks to complete. Permission slips are going home on Monday, October 19th: the class is optional and requires parent's permission for the students to take part.

The 'textbook' for the class will be coming home for your perusal as the class begins.

 

 

 

T Shirt making 2015

Friday, October 30th

1:30 - 2:30pm

To celebrate the Autumn, the Fifth grade will spend Friday afternoon decorating T-shirts with the flavor of the day. Students need to bring a (disposable) white T-Shirt and fabric markers for this event.

A great way for the whole grade to prepare for the rigors of the next evening!

 

 

 

As part of the amazing Fall Festival event at the Brooks on Sunday, October 25th take part in this year's first Open Mic event.

When: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where: Cafetorium at the Brooks.

If you can sing, play an instrument, dance, juggle or tell a tale why not jump up on the stage and share your passion?

All ages welcome to perform.

Sign up at the door!

Stick around for the first annual all-ages Halloween Fashion show.

Preview your Halloween outfits to the sounds of Seventies Disco classics...

3:15pm - 4:00pm

 

 

 

Park Visit

October 7th

We went to the park. Here's a photo gallery of our visit. Hope you like it...

 

 

 

Windmills Workshop

Wednesday, October 14th

8:40 -  9:40 - Mr. Allen's Class

10:00 - 11:00 - Ms. O'Leary's Class

11:20 - 12:20 - Ms. Conti's Class

The Museum of Science presents the Windmills Workshop. The Students practice the steps of the engineering design process as they test how changing aspects of a windmill blade effect its efficiency. They design and test their own blades, with a strong emphasis on identifying independent and dependent variables, team planning and design.

The program  incorporates physical science framework connections on the subject of Simple machines and math connections, such as graphing results.

It's also really good fun!

 

 

Photo Day

Tuesday, October 6th

Dress in your finery!!

Forms have already been sent!

 

 

Belinda

 

McGlynn School Auditorium

Friday, October 2nd

11:00am - 12:30pm

Renowned storyteller Tammy Denease will interpret the story of Belinda — whose eloquent 1783 petition to the Massachusetts legislature for a pension from the estate of Isaac Royall Jr. is among the earliest narratives by an African American woman.

Each performance lasts about 45 minutes.

The Fifth grade will be attending this performance courtesy of the District Administration.

It's free!

 

 

 

PTO First Meeting

Monday, September 21st

(Date changed!)

6:30pm in the Cafetorium.

I'll be there, and I hope some of you will be too.

 

 

Ice Cream Night

Friday, September 18th

Brooks School

It's going to be delicious!!!