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Weekly News Update - April 9, 2018

Tuesday, April 10th is a Teacher Professional Day  and a NO SCHOOL day for students. JUST A REMINDER that all Medfield Public Schools will be closed for VACATION WEEK, April 16- 20.  Classes resume on Monday, April 23rd.

On Wednesday, April 11th beginning at 7:00 pm, the music department will present an ALL CHORUS EXTRAVAGANZA featuring talented vocalists from grades 4 - 12.   The concert will take place in the Blake Middle School gym

Term 3 report cards will be visible through the Aspen portal by the end of the school day on Wednesday, April 11th.

Don’t make dinner on Tuesday, April 10th!  Buy it that night at the Italian Groceria between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.  A portion of all sales during that time will help support the Girls JV and Varsity SOFTBALL programs at Medfield High School.

ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY 2018

ANGP Wednesday Decorating Workshops:  Stop by this Wednesday and lend a hand at our decorating workshop.  Parents from all classes are needed to help us get ready for our June 3rd celebration for the Class of 2018. Stay for the whole session or give us an hour. No crafting or decorating experience is required! (6:30-9:00 pm, MHS cafeteria, Wednesdays through May 30th)

MHS STUDENTS GO GLOBAL!

During the school vacation week, 44 Medfield High School Visual Arts and Latin students will be travelling to Italy and 17 Mandarin students will be heading to China.  We wish all of our travelers safe journeys and unforgettable experiences in these fascinating countries.

AP PRE-REGISTRATION

With the AP Exam window approaching!  In the next month we will be having an AP Pre-Registration for all AP students.  This session helps save time on test day. Students need to bring a #2 pencil. If any student is not available during their reading periods, please see Mr. Ormberg in the guidance office.

LAST NAMES A-K: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25th in ROOM 125 DURING READING PERIODS

LAST NAMES L-Z: TUESDAY, MAY 1st in ROOM 125 DURING READING PERIODS

Have you read Principal Robert Parga’s latest blog entry?  Click HERE to check it out! Our Guidance department has a new blog entry as well.  You can view it by clicking HERE.

YEARBOOK

Be sure to purchase the 2018 yearbook soon, as only a certain number of copies will be printed. In fact, the last of the printing will take place in May, so you don't want to miss out on ordering your very own copy! The current and final price is $100. It is worth it, though, as it is 240 pages of full color, good times, and fun memories! Just click on the following link to order: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01095588.

ZULLO GALLERY STUDENT-FACULTY ART EXHIBIT

For the twenty-third year, the Zullo Gallery, in collaboration with the K-12 Visual Arts faculty of the Medfield Public Schools, is hosting its Annual Student-Faculty Art Exhibit. The Zullo Gallery offers a fantastic opportunity for a deserving student artwork to receive special notice by our community in a professional gallery setting. Approximately 60 artworks are chosen throughout the district and they will be on display alongside faculty work. This year’s exhibit will be held from March 31st  through April 22rd. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, April 12th from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Zullo.

The Zullo Gallery is open every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 5:00 pm as well. Over the course of the exhibit, the Zullo Gallery is typically visited by hundreds of viewers, enjoying the display of our wonderful student artwork.

BELLE OF THE BALL

Gabby Christo, MHS freshman, would like to give a huge thank you to everyone that donated prom dresses for Belle of the Ball.  95 dresses were collected, dry cleaned and available on their Boutique Day. If you are not familiar with Belle of the Ball, it is an organization that collects prom dresses and donates them to girls in need.  Anton’s dry cleans each dress free of charge. Gabby had a chance to meet Mr. Anton, Jr. during the set-up on Friday and heard first hand why he started taking up the collection, which has been in existence since 2005.  Simply stated, everyone should be able to attend their prom in style!

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MEDFIELD MUSIC ASSOCIATION NOTES

Tickets are now on sale for Jazz Night with extra-special guest artist and vocalist/saxophonist Grace Kelly!   At age 25, Grace Kelly is a high-energy performer who will bring unparalleled energy to the Medfield High School Lowell Mason Auditorium as she performs with Medfield HS and Blake Jazz Ensembles. Plans are also developing for an inspirational Q&A during open rehearsals. “Grace Kelly has an electric charisma on-stage that instantly ignites the room,” says band leader Jon Batiste, band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, on which Grace has performed. Grace Kelly’s 10th CD Trying To Figure It Out, was voted #2 Jazz Album of the Year in the 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll. You can read more about Grace Kelly at http://www.gracekellymusic.com/.

The annual Medfield Jazz Night event, presented once again by Needham Bank, will be held 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, May 4. Tickets are an all-admission price this year of $10 in advance (through May 3), and $15 at the door. This week, tickets can be purchased before the start of Band-O-Rama (7:00 pm, Monday, April 9) or Choral Extravaganza (7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 11), both in the Blake Gym.  Tickets are also on sale at Park Street Books, Needham Bank and online at https://bit.ly/2GJTzeI.

Jazz Night proceeds ultimately support the Medfield Music Program across K-12 encompassing all music curriculum. The event is supported in part by a grant from the Medfield Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as local business sponsors Park Street Books, Brothers Marketplace and Clay Family Dealerships.

Comedy Night – Friday, May 4, (doors open at 8:00, show starts at 9:00) at American Legion.  Enjoy a night of laughs and help support Friends of Medfield Lacrosse! Lineup of locally and nationally known comics include Christine Hurley, Dan Crohn, and Graig Murphy.  Advance tickets $40. Reserved table of 10 $400. Tickets at door $45. To purchase tickets go to Venmo@FOMLacrosse; cash or checks (payable to FOML) send to Halle Neeb, 32 Sawmill Lane.  For more details, go to friendsofmedfieldlacrosse.weebly.com.

Attention all past students of Dale St. School’s Mrs. Kathy Curran​: Mrs. Curran is retiring!  After many years of teaching, the one-and-only Kathy Curran is retiring. Would you like to be part of her farewell? There is a digital book that is being created for her gift, so please consider sending along a “Thank You!” Options could include a picture, note, letter, movie, or anything else you have in mind! Your thank you can be sent to Dale Street School by mail (addressed to Mrs. Barrett) or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 1st.  *Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 15th (3:15-4:15 pm) at the Dale Street Cafe to surprise Mrs. Curran and to say goodbye in person! Hope you’ll be part of this farewell!

MCPE UPDATE

The MCPE is currently accepting nominations for the Robert C. Maguire "Global Perspectives in Education" Award.  This award is given annually to a staff member who inspires students to look beyond the town of Medfield and expand their horizons.  Learning about the global community could include efforts in world history, politics, science, technology, literature, mathematics, economics, sociology, anthropology and more.  If your child has been enriched by such a teacher, please visit our website www.medfieldcoalition.org to complete the nomination form.  Deadline for submissions is April 27th.

REGISTER NOW for New Life's 5k Fundraising Run/Walk

Do you LOVE the Angel Run? Then we think you’re going to LOVE New Life Furniture Bank’s "1st Annual New Life 5k Trail Run". This fundraising event will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds. The New Life 5k Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in this family event not to be missed! Registration is open! There are only 40 free t-shirts left! To register or for additional information, go to newlifefb.org. ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 3RD.

Medfield High School collaborates with Cambridge Network (formerly gphomestay) to bring international students to our school for the upcoming school year (2018-2019). They are looking for families in the Medfield, MA area that are interested in the rewarding experience of hosting!  To find out more, check out their promotional flyers (flyer 1 and flyer 2), host family FAQs info, MHS hosting info., host family referral program, and how to contact the Cambridge Network.

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To submit items to the WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE, please email MJ Ingram at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 AM on Monday morning