Category Archives: For 6th Grade

6th Grade Parent Get Together – Nov 5th, 7:30 pm

Dear 6th Grade Parents and Guardians:

With the school year underway, a group of fellow 6th grade parents thought that it would be a fun idea to get together to have an opportunity to meet each other (and catch up with old friends). We’ve picked a convenient location (Mick Morgan’s on Needham Street) with easy parking so its easy to pop in for a quick hello or feel free to linger awhile.

We hope you can make it. Please click on the link below and let us know if you can come!

This is an ADULT ONLY get together

Sixth Grade Guidance Counselor

Dear Sixth Grade Families,

We are pleased to have Amanda Brisach as our 6th grade guidance counselor.  She is covering for Ariel Bernstein who is on maternity leave through the end of November.  Amanda has been at Oak Hill since day one and is getting to know all the 6th graders through participation in the Camp Chikami field trips.  Amanda was the guidance intern at Brown Middle School last year and is a wonderful addition to our staff.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Amanda either by e-mail amanda_brisach@newton, or phone 617-559-9210.


Shari Engelbourg, Assistant Principal for Student Services

Eva M. Thompson, Principal

You’ll need to find a different place to ask, “How was your summer?”

Usually in the last few weeks of August, the checkout lines of local office-supply stores are the place to see everyone before the new school year starts.

“Hey, how was your summer?”
“Getting ready to get back to school?”
“Aren’t these checkout lines long?!?”
“We looked all over, but we couldn’t find everything on this list.”
“Have you seen these prices??”
“Where are the protractors?”
“Gotta go… Good to see you!”
This year, scores of Oak Hill parents (and their new 7th and 8th graders) won’t be there. They have already purchased all the school supplies they need online, with just a few clicks — all while saving at least $10-$20 over local stores.

There’s still time to join them — but only until June 30Go to (If you don’t see Oak Hill Middle School listed, then enter zip code “02459″ and click “Go.”) Then pick your grade for next year and complete the order. The school supplies kit you order will be available at Oak Hill on the first day of school, marked with your child’s name.

Do it now, before June 30, and get a little more time in your summer!
(Spend more time on isles, and less time in aisles!)

If you are not returning to Oak Hill in the fall….

As we begin the process of organizing teams for the 2012-2013 school year, it is important to verify enrollment.  If your child(ren) in sixth or seventh grade will not be returning to Oak Hill in September, please notify the student services office as soon as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions regarding this request, please do not hesitate to call me at (617) 559-9210.

6th Grade: An energizing (and normal) start to the year

Dear Sixth Grade Families:
Your children are off to a great start and are beginning to understand the schedules and routines at Oak Hill. Please know it is normal for students to feel exhausted or overwhelmed by the new routines of a new school setting. Our staff has been working hard to help students adjust and are starting to build connections. Know that it may take a few days for energy levels and emotions to return to normal, as transitions can be challenging. So far, it has been an energizing start to the year!

From Jennifer Ames
Grade 6 Counselor