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June 9, 2019

Dear OMS Families,

This week we bid farewell and celebrate the close of another great year at Oak Middle School.  It looks like we will enjoy good weather for the field days, grade 7 on Monday and Grade 8 on Wednesday.  Also this week, we will host our annual Grade 8 Carnival Night.   This event is for OMS grade 8 students only, beginning at 5:30.  We will have inflatables, face painting, photo booth, ice cream sundaes, cotton candy, and a reptile show.  The evening’s big attraction is hypnotist, Dan Candell.  This is always a special treat for us and promises lots of laughs.  We are so fortunate to have Dan, a former Oak Middle School student, return year after year to entertain us!

Please take a moment to respond to our annual family survey.   The School Council and Oak Middle School staff uses your feedback on our performance this past year to set improvement goals for the coming year.  The survey will be open until Friday, June 14th.  Your responses are greatly appreciated!

Click Here: OMS Family Survey


In This Issue

  • School Events Calendar
  • A Message from the Oak Nurses-Medication Pickup
  • SHS Crew Team Meeting
  • SHS Cross Country Meeting
  • Summer Spark
  • 2019-2020 Bus Registration Information


School Events Calendar

* Please note that our Grade Eight Celebrations are held by team in our auditorium.  Family and friends of our grade 8 students are invited and no tickets are necessary.  All celebrations begin at 12:30pm and last approximately one hour.  Handicapped parking is available and student parking attendants will be on hand to help.

A Message from the Oak Nurses-Medication Pickup
Please pick up any unused medication from the health office prior to the last day of school on June 14th. This includes Epipens, inhalers, and daily medications. Daily medications must be picked up by an adult. Epipens and inhalers may go home with students with parent permission. Please call or email the health office with any questions. Thank you.

Lisa Arteca, BSN, RN
Maureen Pellizzari, BSN, RN, BA

SHS Crew Meeting
Is your child is interested in learning more about the Shrewsbury High School Girls’ Crew Team? All parents, 7th, and 8th grade girls are invited to attend an informational meeting at 2:40pm in the Oak Media Center on Wednesday, June 12th. This meeting will discuss the basic fundamentals of rowing as well as coxing, summer captains practices, and highlight all the opportunities crew provides to young women at both the high school and collegiate level. In addition, there will be a visual presentation and Q&A!

If you have any questions or you cannot attend the meeting, please feel free to email captains Kaitlin Urbanik and Natalie Siwek at

SHS Cross Country Meeting
For any 8th grade girls interested in running cross country at the high school, there will be an informational meeting on Thursday June 13th right after school in the Oak Media Center.

If you have any questions or you cannot attend the meeting, please feel free to email Korinna Muller at

Summer Spark

An exciting new summer program for rising Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors at Shrewsbury High School

Summer Spark is an exciting week-long experience that will take students beyond the walls of a traditional classroom to AWAKEN new interests, INSPIRE existing passions and EXCITE eager minds.  It's a summer program like none we have offered before.  Each class is rich with hands-on activities, field trips, and engaging instruction, all designed to ignite the spark to learn, discover and, most of all, have fun.  At the end of the week, we hope to have inspired students and teachers alike, where students continue pursuing the interests fueled by the depth of their experiences and teachers feel energized by the opportunity to explore a new topic or a different style of teaching.

Classes run the week of July 8th-12th, Monday thru Friday from 9am to 3pm at Shrewsbury High School.
Cost is $300 - $325, depending on the class

For complete information including a list of programs, please visit:

2019-2020 Bus Registration Information

1.      ALL students who wish to ride a bus to a school in our district or Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, St. John’s High School, St. Mary’s School, Montessori School, Al Hamra Academy must be registered in our 2019-2020 Bus Registration System.
The deadline for registration and payment [if required] is June 30, 2019 at 4:30pm.  All registrations made or postmarked after this deadline will be subject to a $50 late fee per student [$150 family cap for late fees].
2.     We strongly encourage use of our online payment center.  The online payment center can only be accessed via the PowerSchool Parent Portal after completion of the bus registration process.  You will receive a payment receipt immediately upon completion of a payment transaction using the online system.  [If you choose to mail in the check payment with your registration form, you will not receive a payment receipt from the School Dept..  Your cleared/processed check from your bank will serve as proof of payment.]
There is no “processing charge/convenience fee” for online payment of the bus fee.
3.     All of the regulations and rules pertaining to bus ridership eligibility and the requirement to pay a fee are posted on our website under the Transportation link.  Please read them carefully and access the FAQ if you have questions.
The bus fee for the 2019-2020 school year is $310/student with a $930 family cap.
Register now by clicking on the link below: