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Principal's Email -- March 24, 2023

Good afternoon families,

I hope you are having a good week. It’s hard to believe the last week of March is next week! Just a few reminders and upcoming events are in the notes this week.

  • A friendly reminder – there is no outside food or drink allowed into the building. Students who enter with any breakfast item will be asked to finish it before heading to class.
  • As the weather gets warmer, please remind your students of the DPS dress code. We would like to ensure that everyone is comfortable in school while following the guidelines.
  • The music department of the Darien Public Schools is pleased to announce that the annual Darien Young Composers and Songwriters Concert will be presented live in the DHS auditorium on Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30pm.  The concert is free and open to the public.  We encourage you to come enjoy the creative talents of our Young Composers!  If you are unable to attend, the concert will be live streamed at: Check out the full list of performers!  Students from all 7 schools in grades K-12 will be premiering their original compositions!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,


Karolyn Dahlstrom (Rodriguez), Ed.D


Middlesex Middle School


Twitter: @DrKDahlstrom

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Order MMS Yearbook -- 2022-23

Most students have yearbooks ordered for them at MMS. Last year we sold 1000 copies and still had parents requesting to buy extras. This year in an effort to save paper and prevent waste, we don't plan on ordering extras. We hate having students sad that they are missing out on the last few days of the year. Please consider ordering your student a book through the site using the school code 4238. Yearbook sales close on April 1st.

This year you have the opportunity to choose the color of your yearbook: blue or green. Please select the yearbook option of your color preference.

Order Here!!!

School Code: 4238

All District Robotics Competition

The all district robotics competition will be held in the MMS library on May 24, 2023.   Any MMS student who has attended a robotics session during the past two years are eligible to sign up to be part of a competitive team (of their choice, or one can be assigned). On Mondays or Thursdays after school in April and May, students will write code to complete as many missions as possible using the Lego Spike Bots and Superpowered mission board.  Students can sign up to participate in this by using their school login credentials to complete the form here. There is limited space available so spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Sign up form

Date: May 24, 2023
Location: MMS Library

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.
  • 6th Grade
  • New Students
  • Transitions