Michael J. Allen

Class of 2016 - 2017

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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...


Viva Variety Show goes Fantasy

Friday, March 24th - SHOW NIGHT 1: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 25th - 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!




Tavern Project 2017

Welcome to the Tavern Project Homepage.

It's begun.

The first week totals are in!

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



Fifth Grade Students vs Teachers Basketball Game

Thursday, April 6th.

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!



Fifth Grade Carwash

Wednesday, April 26th


for the annual spectacular Fifth grade fund-raiser event.




 MCAS  Test dates for Grade 5

Language tests 

Tuesday, April 25th,  Thursday, April 27th, Friday, April 28th

Math tests

Tuesday, May 16th, Thursday, May 18th

Science tests

Tuesday, May 23rd, Thursday, May 25th

Tests are untimed - but we expect to allow roughly from 9:00 am until 12:15pm each day.



Later in the year...


Field Day

Friday, June 2nd (rain date: TBD)

Playstead Park (and Brooks School)

9:00am -2:00pm

Great fun for all!!



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?



End of year show

Friday, June 16th.

6:00pm and 7:30pm




Last-Day Party!!


Tuesday, June 20th

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.



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!