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Check out the Boys and Girls Club first Garden to Table Summer Program Video featuring Ms. Pisano and Mrs. Kelly!

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Dear Martin Middle School Families,
We have been sending out emails through our Skylert System and providing families with information about MMS. If you have NOT been receiving them and you would like to receive them, then please email WBlack@epschoolsri.com with your child's name and your email address and I'll add them into Skyward. Please reach out with anything. GO WILDCATS!!!
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Throwback Thursday at MMS. Check out this video from our first day of Distance Learning School. We've grown up alot since March. Go Wildcats!!!

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Good morning,
This is a message from the East Providence School District on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Education. Parents – if you have a child who is an East Providence resident and will be four years old by September 1st, you may enter your child’s name in a lottery to receive one year of free, high-quality preschool education through the Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten Program. You must submit an application no later than July 5th in order to be part of this lottery. Applications are available now at the East Bay Community Action Program (70 Turner Avenue, Riverside), The Children’s Workshop (411 Narragansett Park Drive) and The Weaver Library (41 Grove Avenue). Pick up at the library is by appointment only. You may call the library at 434-2453 for an appointment. Paper applications need to be submitted to any State Pre-K site by July 2nd. If you have any questions or need more information about the lottery or the Rhode Island Pre-K Program, please email RIPre-K@ride.ri.gov.
Thank you, and have a good day.
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Good Morning Martin Family,

We met with the Weaver Library about summer reading and they sent us the following information which can help OUR KIDS get a book. At this time, they have limited opening times for pick up of books.

You can request summer reading books or any books by using the link to the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) online catalog: catalog.oslri.net/

If your child needs a library card then, click on link www.oslri.org/application/ to apply for a new library card.

Here is the link to Summer Reading:

docs.google.com/document/d/1JlKx9nLhrjoR16CdJnUTaibES9LiMeom-vgZJtJyffo/edit?usp=sharing

Please reach out if you need anything.

Thanks - Mr. Black
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Thank you Video link: youtu.be/F9vkU5VbToI

Dear Families,

This has been an amazing year. You should be proud of taking on this role of Distance Learning, but it was a huge challenge. Teachers had to learn to teach using technology and making phone calls rather than being in person. Not to mention, they had to teach their own children and take care of them during the “school day.” Students had to be away from their friends and teachers and learn in an entirely different way. They had to organize their day and didn’t have the bell to bell schedule to move them along. They lost out on plays, sports, but most importantly they lost the interaction with their friends and teachers. Our families became full time teachers, learning google classroom, email and things like questions of the day. They had to hear from their child’s principal each day with some kind of motivational message to try to keep them moving forward. The past three months were hard and confusing at times, let’s be honest we wanted to be done with it, but you stuck with it and made it work and that is why I am so proud of you...all of you.

We heard yesterday from Governor Raimondo that we will be going back to school on August 31st. This was welcoming and encouraging news that things are getting better. However, we will work tirelessly this summer as a school, school district and with the Rhode Island Department of Education to bring our students back SAFELY to MMS. That is our number one responsibility. As we meet and plan over the next couple of months, we will communicate and update you to keep you informed. We know what happens when we all work together in the best interest of OUR KIDS, because we just did this during distance learning. We will build on the relationships we have strengthened over the past year to keep families, teachers, staff working together to DO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR KIDS.

To our current 8th graders, we will miss you and we want you to know that you made us very proud and we are excited to see the great things you will accomplish in high school and beyond. To our 8th grade families, thank you for trusting us with your most precious possession, your children. We value the relationships we have built with you and thank you for all of the support you have given us at MMS over the past three years.

To our rising 7th and 8th graders and families, you are the new leaders in the building. This will be your time to step up in the classroom, auditorium, athletics fields and more. We want you to get involved at Martin, this is your school. Same for our parents, this pandemic has brought us close to together, let’s build upon these relationships and together help our students grow.

To our rising 6th graders and families, you have an awesome reputation from your elementary teachers and we can’t wait to get you in the school and watch you grow. Get involved because it goes by very quickly.

You all know Mr. Messier and I are only one call or email away during the summer. Reach out if you need anything.

Sincerely,

Mr. Black

Proud Principal of Martin Middle School

Bill Black

Martin Middle School

Principal

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right!" - Henry Ford

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Dear Wildcat Family,

Athletics at Martin Middle School
We have a proud tradition of athletics at Martin Middle School. Every season we have teams competing in the playoffs and we have banners hanging from our gym walls. However, sports provide students with an opportunity to make friends, compete and work hard and so much more. Typically, this time of year we have an awesome ice cream social put on by the Friends of Townie Athletics. They are an amazing group that helps raise funds for students at the middle school and high school level with equipment and supplies. We were unable to have the ice cream social this year, but Ms. Millea did create an awesome slideshow of what sports look like at MMS. Take a look at the pictures and think about getting involved. The more students we get involved the better Martin will be. Check out the link and enjoy:

drive.google.com/file/d/1lUggRWN0xhSsXpvULV8XP8Td_PESFWG5/view?usp=sharing

Special shout out to all of the coaches in the Martin Family tree!!!

Report Cards
Report Cards will be available after 3pm today. Please use the link to for instructions about how to access the 4th quarter report cards..

drive.google.com/file/d/12e_thF4bVgLxDfxwga9eKoI_oJjT98ME/view?usp=sharing

Reach out to admin or guidance with any questions:

Guidance Counselors at MMS
Grade 6 – Mrs. Silvestri lsilvestri@epschoolsri.com
Grade 7 – Ms. Murphy cmurphy@epschoolsri.com
Grade 8 – Mr. Anastasi ranastasi@epschoolsri.com

Chromebook Care Document for returning students
docs.google.com/document/d/14-TsHhhG4SbmBeiCq8aHBXGtrp9i4W5G-C_cMJwUFgQ/edit?usp=sharing

LIVESTREAM TODAY at 11am
We have a LIVESTREAM for all students and staff today use the following link: stream.meet.google.com/stream/134089ea-d3f5-4f10-9dfa-e9f30cfa15a5 We have a google form link: forms.gle/QPM1aKMRiGCjeXvj6

Remember you will need to view through an East Providence Schools Account. Please use the google form ask any questions and share out the positive vibes, so we will finish strong and build on the future.

8th Graders Going to the High School - Summer Math Work
sites.google.com/epschoolsri.com/ephsmathsummerassignments/home

Summer Reading for 8th graders
drive.google.com/file/d/1O0n3-bT3PqLYox1DGkrf4EF_eCR5zsIm/view?usp=sharing

Martin Middle School Olympics 2020 Slides: docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xukDlNi-g7LzWfyoYahZKiZkZNVmGIyYYmOtmr01ePw/edit?usp=sharing

Martin Art Fest Week - Get outside and create! docs.google.com/presentation/d/1a85XPI-1odO74GDEvQ0xp8pZaBfgWGwkCfs2FpdqGJE/edit?usp=sharing

EPSD Chromebook Situation
Families, please hold on to your Chromebooks for the summer, unless you are leaving the district. If you are leaving then check out the information from Technology. These are ONLY drop off times for any families planning to leave the district, transitioning to homeschooling, etc... Similar to our Tech windows, families will need to contact the office at Martin to pre-register them with the form below and we will admit people to drop tech after confirming they are on this list. Please contact Mrs. Marshall or Mrs. Cunha at (401) 435-7819 or email JMarshall@epschoolsri.com or FCunha@epschoolsri.com The East Providence School District will be hosting two Chromebook return sessions for families that are preparing to leave the district.

Thursday
June 11, 2020
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Friday
June 12, 2020
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Conversation with Middle School students and Mayor DaSilva

Boys & Girls Club of East Providence Teen Forum (Boys & Girls Grades 6,7, & 8)
Our MMS students are invited to be part of the Boys & Girls Club of East Providence Teen Forum taking place over the Zoom Video Conference with the Mayor of East Providence, Bob DaSilva and special guests.This forum is for all students presently in, or going into grades 6,7, & 8th ONLY.

The event will take place tonight, this Thursday, June 11th at 7pm. Please check your email for log-in information.
would like to hear from our future leaders.

What can I say about all you have done? Please take a bow and know that I am eternally grateful for what you have done for the kids at Martin. When times got tough, you stepped up and provided the students the best learning opportunities through distance learning. I hope you have the best summer, stay safe and have fun. You all deserve some well earned time off. I hope you have a wonderful summer and reach out if you need anything!

Thanks,
Mr. Black
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