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Summer Reading & Book Fair

Want to support MMS with your summer book purchases?

Starting Tuesday, June 6th, through Friday, June 9th, you can support MMS by purchasing books at the Barrett's Bookstore in the Corbin District.  Mentioning MMS during your purchase ensures 20% of the sales will go directly back to MMS.


You can learn more about MMS's summer reading list and ambassadors by clicking here.



Address for Barrett's Bookstore:



Principal's Email -- June 2, 2023

Good afternoon Families,

There is only one more Friday left and it seems the year has been flying by since Spring vacation. It has been wonderful to see our students enjoying the beautiful weather outside and many classes have taken advantage of being outdoors. The notes today are our upcoming events over the next two weeks. Our next Friday Notes will be the last one of the year.

  • Locker clean out for 8th grade is on Thursday 6/8.
  • Locker clean out for 7th grade is on Friday 6/9.
  • Locker clean out for 6th grade is on Monday 6/12.

Please expect students to be bringing home their belongings on these days and we ask that you keep an eye out for any rogue library book that needs to be returned to MMS. Also, all 8th graders should be turning in their Chromebooks on Friday, June 9th. 

  • Team Day for the 7th grade will be on Thursday 6/8 at the end of the day and the 6th grade will be Tuesday 6/13. The MPA has graciously provided popsicles for all students on this day!
  • Monday 6/12 is the 8th-grade trip to Holiday Hill. Please remember NO food or drink is allowed. Students will not be able to board the bus with any food or drinks, including water bottles, snacks, etc. Everything will be provided at Holiday Hill.
  • Tuesday 6/13 is the graduation rehearsal in the morning for 8th grade. We will take buses over in the morning to practice and return to the MMS by 11 am.
  • Tuesday 6/13 at 5 pm is the 8th-grade graduation at DHS. Each student receives 2 tickets and only 2 people will be allowed into the auditorium. There are no exceptions due to the limited seating. Any other family members that attend will be able to watch from the gym.
  • The last day of school is Wednesday, 6/14 and it is an early dismissal. All students will be dismissed at 12:25 pm. 

A Note from the MPA:


The summer reading book fair is back and will take place starting on Tuesday, June 6th and run through Friday June 9th at the brand new Barrett's Bookstore in the Corbin District!  All required summer reading books will be available as well as the titles of the recently revealed Darien Library summer reading recommendations.  Mention MMS and 20% of sales will go directly back to MMS.  Book fair hours will run Tuesday-Friday 10AM-6PM and extended hours on Thursday, June 8th from 6PM-8PM.  Thursday 6/8 light bites will be served.  Come any day to stock up on summer reading books for your entire family! Yellow Simple Minimalist Book Fair Flyer-2.png 

Have a wonderful weekend!


Karolyn Dahlstrom (Rodriguez), Ed.D


Middlesex Middle School


Twitter: @DrKDahlstrom

Previous Friday Emails may be found here:

MMS Pick Up Lanes

MMS Traffic Pattern:

If you are turning left out of the parking lot when leaving, please go through the first row of the parking lot.

If you are turning right when leaving, please pull through the loop in the front of the building. 

Welcome to MMS!

Welcome to Middlesex!

Resources for new students:

  • Clicking here will give you access to the departmental websites that contain information about class offerings in 6th grade and beyond. 
  • Clicking here will provide you with information about summer reading expectations for 6th grade ELA classes. 
  • Click here for a link to the K-12 music site.  Visit the 5-6th grade FAQs page for more information about 6th grade music classes.
  • The MMS Counseling department has its own webpage
  • The Middlesex Parent Association is a wonderful organization. Make sure you're subscribed to their weekly newsletter.
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