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SOMS to Welcome 6th Graders with Tour and BBQ

SOMSSouth Orange Middle School (SOMS) will host a transition program and a barbecue for incoming 6th graders and their families on Thursday, August 21.

The program will help “ensure a seamless transition into SOMS,” said Principal Joseph Uglialoro in a letter.

Students will be introduced to the administration, tour the building, and participate in question-answer sessions with 7th and 8th grade Transition Leaders.

The first session is from 10:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m. for incoming 6th graders with last names starting with A-M. The second session will be from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., and is for incoming 6th graders with last names starting with N-Z.

Also on that date, the school will host a “Back to School BBQ” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the SOMS courtyard. “It will be a wonderful opportunity for us to meet in anticipation of a successful school year,” said Uglialoro.

Here are two ways to stay informed about what’s happening at SOMS throughout the year:

For information on upcoming events, contacts, school highlights and summer reading assignments, visit the school HSA website.

Follow Principal Uglialoro on his Twitter account at SOMS_Principal. He uses Twitter to send out announcements using the hashtag #somsnews about upcoming events, classroom learning experiences, news about school closings and more.  (If you do not have a Twitter account, you can add https://twitter.com/SOMS_Principal to your favorites bar and check the site periodically.)

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