Monument Valley Regional Middle School

Week at a Glance and News and Notes

Note from the Principal:

This was a whirlwind of a week back from break!  It did bring us sunshine!  We had a good set of forums yesterday with parents and guardians, and a big thank you to Railroad Street Youth Project for leading the discussion on Vaping, drugs, alcohol and keeping our children safe in their development from childhood to adolescence.  And remember we will be showing the film Screenagers so families can get informed about devices, social media and raising teens in the digital age, which is on May 23 at 6 pm at Monument Mountain’s auditorium.  These two events come right out of the Parent advisory Council.  The next council meetings will be on Monday, April 30, at 8:15 am and Monday, May 7, at 3 pm.  Please join us if you want to talk about the school, its development and things you would like to see addressed.

Have a good weekend!

 Week at a Glance:

Monthly Lunch Menu:

http://mvrms.bhrsd.org/food/lunch/

 

 

Monday, April 30

Regular School Day

 

Tuesday, May 1

Regular School Day

 

Wednesday, May 2

Regular School Day

 

Thursday, May 3

Regular School Day

 

Friday, May 4

Regular School Day

 

 

Screenagers coming in May!

We are pleased to announce that our school is hosting a showing of the film Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age (https://www.screenagersmovie.com/) next month.  This is a popular film that really help parents and guardians understand the role of devices and social media in your child’s life, and guides you on teenage development and appropriate limits and expectations you can set for your kid.  It has been shown several times in the area, and all over the country, and parents from our Parent Advisory Council thought it would be a great idea to bring it to us.  We will screen the film and then have a Question and Answer session about devices at home and at school.  Please join us if you want to get informed, but also if you want to get connected to other parents working through this with their teenagers.  Also join us if you are getting ready to embark in this teenage journey with your younger kids.  We will also be inviting the elementary and high school families, as well as families from districts around the area.  Many thanks to Ivy Cote, a Monument Valley parent, for leading this initiative and getting the resources together through a Go Fund Me campaign to show the film to the community.  And thanks to Evan Smith, also a Monument Valley Parent, for helping to set up the funding site and creating the poster and promo materials.  This event is happening because several parents chose to follow an idea to fruition—please join our Parent Advisory Council if you have an idea that you think can help the school community.  We hope this film event will be the start of a fruitful conversation around devices, screen time and social media use for our children.  Please share your ideas with me via email, ben.doren@bhrsd.org, or join us at our Parent Advisory Council so we can continue to address what you need and want to discuss.  Our next two council meetings are on Monday, April 30 at 8:15 and Monday, May 7 at 3 pm—two times to try to make it convenient for folks to join.

What: Screenagers, Growing Up in the Digital Age, a film screening and Q&A

When: Wednesday, May 23 at 6 pm

Where: Monument Mountain Regional High School Auditorium

Who: All families who are interested in seeing this film, as well as folks interested in discussing, getting good answers and sharing ideas

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Big Y Education Express

If you are a Big Y shopper, please go to bigy.com and register for Education Express.  It is a simple way for our school to earn valuable school supplies.  See flyer below for step by step instructions. https://www.bigy.com/

 

 

 

Flyers:

Flyers are available on our website at this link: http://mvrms.bhrsd.org/category/families/flyers/

 

This week’s flyers:

  • GB Reads
  • Snappers Swim Information
  • Berkshire South Swimming and Gymnastics
  • Berkshire Soccer School

 

 

Last week’s flyers:

  • 50th Walk for Hunger Information
  • Screenagers

  

2 weeks ago:

 

  • Blue Rider Stables’ February Break Program
  • Upcoming Programs at BSRCC

 

Older Flyers:

 

  • Hancock Shaker Village:  Baby Animals on the Farm
  • Simon’s Rock Summer Youth Programs
  • River Walk March for Science and Call for Student Presenters
  • Camp Hi-Rock:  Info Session Flier & Teen Leadership
  • Camp Hi-Rock:  Teen Leadership Backpacking & Rock Climbing Trips Flier
  • Spring Baseball Clinics
  • Cradles to Crayons:  Donation Guidelines
  • Camp Hi-Rock: Local Info Session
  • Camp Hi-Rock: Backpacking & Rock Climbing Leadership Development Trips

 

  • Girl Scout Camp Flyers
  • Girls Afterschool Volleyball
  • Great Barrington Girls Softball Registration
  • Free Tax Prep
  • Boys Lacrosse:  Gr 5/6 & 7/8 @ BCD
  • Lee Youth Lacrosse
  • Great Barrington Little League registration
  • Red Cross Swim Lessons/Adapted Swim @BSRCC
  • Camp Hi-Rock
  • Spotlight on the Arts
  • Babysitting Course

 

  • Eighth grade Washington DC Trip Calendar fundraiser
  • Blue Rider Stables Winter Spring After School Flyer
  • Vacation Week/ Family Friendly Exhibition Norman Rockwell Museum
  • BSRCC Crafternoons
  • BSRCC Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AAdaycamp

 

  • Big Y’s Education Express
  • Berkshire Lingua Summer Language Program
  • The Flu:  A Guide For Parents
  • BHYSC Spring Travel Soccer
  • Girls on The Run
  • MVRMS Yearbook Order Form

 

Julie C. Duffin

Principal’s Secretary

Monument Valley Regional Middle School

313 Monument Valley Road

Great Barrington, MA  01230
413-644-2300