Michael J. Allen

Class of 2017 - 2018

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This is your main page for finding out what is happening in the classroom.

All the news fit to print and more...


Tavern Project 2018

Welcome to the Tavern Project Homepage.

It's begun.

Follow the links and find out how your favorite Tavern did as this project gets underway...



PTO Meeting

Wednesday, March 21st

Brooks Cafetorium

6:30 - 8:00pm



Middle School Open House

Andrews School Open House

Tuesday, March 20th

6:00 - 8:30pm

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



Story pirates presentation

Wednesday, March 28th

Time: TBD

Fantastic improv drama presentation.

Brooks Cafetorium or Gym



Fifth Grade Students vs Teachers Basketball Game

Thursday, April 5th.

Medford High School gym


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!



Viva Variety Show goes thru the looking glass!

Friday, April 6th - SHOW NIGHT 1: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 7th - SHOW NIGHT 2: 6:00 - 8:00pm

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!



Zoo Field Trip

We're going to The Franklin Park zoo!

Monday, April 23rd - 9:00am - 2:30pm

Bring a packed lunch.

Confirmed chaperones:



Fifth Grade Carwash

Wednesday, April 25th


for the annual spectacular Fifth grade fund-raiser event.



MCAS dates confirmed

ELA tests

Tuesday, April 10th, Thursday, April 12th

MATH tests

Tuesday, May 17th, Thursday, May 18th


Tuesday, May 21st, Thursday, May 22nd



'Welcome to Spring' Open Mic Night

Friday, May 4th

Brooks Cafetorium.

6:00 - 7:30pm

Come and play or just watch.

Keep the new tradition going strong...



Fifth-Grade Junior Olympics

Monday, June 4th

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!



Field Day

Thursday, June 7th

Playstead Park (and Brooks School)

9:00am -2:00pm

Great fun for all!!



Fifth Grade Kimball Farm Field Trip


All fifth grade classes will visit the Park on Friday, June 8th.

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!):



End of the year Show

Wednesday, June 13th.

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!



Moving-On Ceremony

Thursday, June 14th

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?


Last-Day Party!!


Monday, June 18th

1:00pm - 5:00pm






The 'graduating' class of 2018 and their families!


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

Be there or be somewhere else!



Important Links:


Parent Guide To Homework

Homework help for those who want it.
I think that grade five homework, like that of grade six and beyond, can be an area of stress for many students and their families. Here is a page to help you understand my homework expectations.




Specialist Timetables

A list of all the classes the students take part in outside the usual classroom setting.



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.



Science-class teacher plan

This is the route to the 'Specialist Class' page.

This page is for the students and parents of Ms. O'Donnell to find out about what happens during the Science class!