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Moving To The Middle - 5th Grade Parents

Welcome 5th Grade Parents, 

I am your Middle School liaison for the 2021-2022 school year.  Our goal is to get you involved and informed early this year.  Information regarding Middle school fairs usually begin in October. At this time I have not received any information regarding the Middle School Process .  I will be holding 3 major Moving To The Middle Parent Workshops starting in October.  Information will be sent out via your child's gmail and hard copy. 

5/11/21 Middle School Update - Middle school acceptance offers should be generated in the next week or two. Acceptance letters will be mailed to parents. 


Every 5th grader should have received their middle school acceptance letter. If any parent has any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Gray at

MS 180 6th Grade Summer Packet- 

Please read  welcome letter docx.pdf Parents of incoming  6th graders to MS 180-

Middle School Summer Update- Parents of Students Attending MS 180, please click on the link provided to download Incoming 6th Grade Summer Packet- MS 180 6th Grade Summer Packet

Parent refunds for Senior Dues or Senior Trip will be refunded for all activities. Refunds will be distributed when we return to school. The PTA is responsible for the Senior Dues ($100) and the school is responsible for the Senior Trip ($55).

How exciting! 5th Grade is Here! This row is to keep you abreast of all of the information about Moving Ahead to Middle School.

Senior Activities:

Handled by our PTA: Senior Dues are $100 for the 2019 - 2020 school year. The Senior Dues include the following: Cap & Gown, Senior Dance, Graduation T-shirt, and year book.

Our 5th grade Senior trip is handled by the school.  The Senior trip is to Holiday Hills in Conn. , the cost of the trip is $55.00.

 All Parents should have submitted their child's Middle School Choice application by the extended deadline date of  Dec. 8th. 

FYI - If any parent missed any of the Open Houses for the school they were interested in please reach out to your chosen school and request a tour of the school. If there are any challenges in arranging a tour please send Ms. Gray a text message via our REMIND app  or email at

Acceptance letters are usually sent to the school by the end of April , early May.


Fun Activities

Spray Bottle Art: Nature Print

  • flat nature objects (leaves, petals, etc.)
  • pebbles
  • paper
  • small spray bottles
  • liquid watercolors or food coloring
  • aprons
  • plastic trays


  1. First, collect a variety of leaves, grass, and flowers. (You will discover that flatter objects leave clearer prints.) Then lay them out in designs on the papers, weighting the objects down with small pebbles.
  2. Using spray bottles filled with food color, gently spray the paper. The key is not to drench the paper with paint!
  3. After the papers dry, remove the objects, revealing a beautiful nature print.