Maimonides School: Middle School Matters
March 13, 2015                  Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei            Adar 22,  5775  

Maimonides School
In This Issue
Spotlight on Math
Purim Celebrations
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Eitan Katz in Concert
After-School Program
Chinese Food Mondays
Online Photo Galleries
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Dear MS Families,    


Please read on for the latest Middle School news and information on upcoming events.  


I would also like to share with you this D'var Torah from Rabbi David Saltzman, Elementary School principal.
Brian Cohen

Associate Principal, Middle School   



Spotlight on Math
Mrs. Baronofsky's math class recently finished its work on data management, with a focus on making line plots and determining the effect of outliers on measures of central tendency.

Students discussed how the mean and median can differ substantially depending on the distribution of the data, and made their own data displays for the Middle School hallway. Mode as a measure of central tendency was discussed in relation to MLB stolen-base data, and the class discovered that a plurality of students in the class are the eldest in their family.  Also of note was the class' finding that most students have about 2 siblings.

Mrs. Baronofsky was thrilled to discover that mean height in the class is about 59 inches. "I'm never above average in height," she jokes. "By 7th grade, they'll be taller than me."

Check out their line plots near L-8 when you drop by the school for Parent-Teacher Conferences!

Purim Celebrations
As promised, here are some pictures of last week's Purim carnival for your enjoyment!

Look for more pictures on our Phanfare website!

Parent-Teacher Conferences 
Elementary and Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences are next week!

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place: 

Tuesday, March 17 
Noon dismissal 
Conferences 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18 
No school  
Conferences 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please contact Sharona in the Middle School office  ( if you need assistance. 


 Eitan Katz Concert on Sunday!

Tickets will be available at the door

After months of planning, we're excited to welcome Eitan Katz to our school this weekend. Tickets will be available at the door for his concert on Sunday, March 15. This community event, co-sponsored by the Maimonides Kehillah and NCSY, will start at 1:00 p.m. with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. 

Our own Maimonides Jazz Band will entertain prior to the concert's start, and our ES chorus will be joining Eitan for a song. Also note that the Chubby Chickpea food truck is scheduled to be on hand in the Saval driveway with lunch options before the concert. 

Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Tview videos of Eitan Katz in concert, please visit our event webpage.  If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Pulda, 617-232-4452 x423 (

After-School Program

The M.S.A.P. (Maimonides School Activities Program) after-school program spring term brochure was sent home this week! Early Bird discount registration closes March 23rd, and regular registration closes March 30th. We have wonderful programs, old and new! For inquiries email Deborah Mehl,
Taam China Mondays


The popular eighth-grade-run Chinese lunch program continues on March 16! The eighth graders are looking forward to serving lunches to the students who have ordered food from them.   




On behalf of the entire Middle School: Shabbat Shalom!

Brian Cohen

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