Michael J. Allen

Class of 2016 - 2017

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The Show

Be careful what you wish for...


Tuesday, June 20th.

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.



Memorial Day Event

Friday, May 26th - Memorial Day Ceremony

Brooks School Gym

9:45 - 10:15am

All parents and family welcome to this Patriotic event!




Field Day

Friday, June 2nd (rain date: June 6th)

Playstead Park (and Brooks School)

9:00am -2:00pm

Great fun for all!!





Follow the links to find out about the subject of the dramatic presentation we will experience at the McGlynn Theater at 10:50am on Monday June 5th.




Story pirates presentation

Brooks Cafetorium

Tuesday, June 6th

Time: tbd




Royall House trip

Wednesday, June 7th

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...




The Eggdrop Challenge

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

Thursday, June 8th

Parents welcome.


Lower playground at the Brooks!

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




Moving-On Ceremony

Thursday, June 8th

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?



Fifth Grade Kimball Farm Field Trip


All fifth grade classes will visit the Park on Friday, June 9th.

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!):

Elaine Chevalier, Liz White, Chris Myung, Gail Airasian, Amanda O'Leary, Natashya Sumitra, Katia Correa-Chaves, Maria Daniels




Fifth-Grade Junior Olympics

Wednesday, June 14th

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!





Last-Day Party!!


Thursday, June 22nd

1:00pm - 5:00pm






The 'graduating' class of 2017 and their families!


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

Be there or be somewhere else!



Teacher Plans Archive

2016 -2017

Forgotten what we've been doing?

Here will be a chronological list of the lesson plans from our year together.

I'll be updating this page periodically.



The year so far...

This is the page for all the links that go cold on the news page. It will grow into a chronological list of the primary events of our year together.