MMS Family Bulletin: December 3, 2017


Dear MMS Families –

December is here and the winter is nearly upon us. There are a number of events coming up at Martin Middle School as we get ready for the excitement of the holidays! Here are some details.

  • The Martin Middle School Band, led by Director Susana Pimentel will be performing in their first concert of the year, the annual Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 6th. Come listen to holiday classics as our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders display their talents. Tickets are $5.00 for ages 6 and up. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, 12/4 and will also be sold at the door. Here is a link to the new MMS Band Facebook page. Also keep in mind the annual Chorus Concert which will be held on Wednesday, December 13th.
  • Parents are asked to please play close attention to the traffic signs on Brown St.. Cars dropping students off on the side with the NO PARKING signs are potentially causing a safety issue. Also, there is no student drop off on the south driveway where busses exit. Parents dropping off students are asked to proceed down the driveway around the main office circle to the right and drop off students next to the curb at the main office area.
  • The MMS PTA will have a general meeting at 6:00PM on Wednesday December 13th. Superintendent Crowley will be on hand to discuss the EPHS Building Project. All MMS parents and teachers are welcome to attend.
  • PTA Paint Night is this Friday Night, December 8th at 7:00PM. At the event, participants will create their own masterpieces following the directions of an experienced teacher and leave with a work of art! The event is $20/person and everyone is invited. Bring some friends and make a night of it! Contact Heather Church at (401) 572-6879​ or ​ if you are interested in attending.
  • Our Family Involvement Committee has planned a Gingerbread House event for December 14th (5:30-7:30). Families will be able to  purchase and build a gingerbread house, drink hot cocoa, listen to holiday music and enjoy some seasonal cheer. Click here for a flyer.
  • On Monday, December 11 during the school day (12:00 – 3:30 PM), parents whose children have been using the Summit Learning Platform are welcome to come to MMS to learn more about Summit. During this time, parents will be guided through the online platform and will have an opportunity to ask questions. This is not a time for individual parent conferences, but teachers will be on hand to direct  parents to guidance counsellors for specific student needs.
  • Students and Parents who wish to contribute a photo to the MMS yearbook, can upload on with the code JXHOYZ. If you have any great pictures from our dances, concerts or sporting events, upload them for our MMS Yearbook.
  • Lifetouch Studios will be at Edward R. Martin Middle School on Thursday, December 7, for retakes and for anyone who missed the original picture day. If you wish to have your child’s picture retaken, please send the original package with your child on retake day. To place an order, order envelopes are available in the school office.  To order at, enter Picture Day ID PC037448Q1If there is a problem with the package from the original picture day or if you wish to request a refund, please call Lifetouch at 401-828-5220.  Please do not return the package to the school.
  • The East Providence Mowhawks, a community-based athletics organization is sponsoring a variety of clinics during the late fall and winter. This year, there will be basketball clinics for kids grades K-5 and and lacrosse clinics for K-8. Click here for a flyer

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December Events, Activities & Meetings

Monday, December 4 – Day 7
Junior Wildcat Band Rehearsal 2:20-3:20 PM
Gaming Club Unplugged in Room C4 2:30 – 3:30 PM (moved from Wednesdays)
MMS Wrestling Match 3:30 PM 

Tuesday, December 5 – Day 1
Combined Jazz and Concert Band Rehearsal 2:20-3:20 PM
Boys Basketball vs. Delasalle 3:30PM 

Wednesday, December 6 – Day 2
MMS Chess Club 2:30 PM
MMS Wrestling Match 3:30 PM
MMS Band Winter Concert 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 7 – Day 3
Lifetouch School Photo Make-up Day 8:30 AM
MMS Theatre Club 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Friday, December 8 – Day 4
PTA Paint Night 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 9
Robotics Competition at Richie Middle School 8:00 AM

Wednesday, December 13 – Day 7
Grade 6 Field Trip to IMAX 9:00 AM
Faculty Meeting 2:30-3:30 PM
MMS PTA Meeting 6:00 PM
MMS Chorus Winter Concert 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 14 – Day 1
MMS Family Gingerbread House Event 5:30-7:30 PM

Friday, December 15 – Day 2
Chorus and Band perform at the RI Statehouse (Time TBA)

Wednesday, December 20 – Day 5
MMS Chess Club 2:30 PM
Holiday Concert Assembly (students only)


Thank you and please keep and eye out for more information on this website and on Facebook!

Robert S. Perry
Acting Principal
Edward R. Martin Middle School


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