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Principal Peckham's Weekly Message

Greetings  Martin Middle School families!


The following includes some reminders and  information to keep you informed for this week.


Author Visit Wednesday, November 7th!

We are excited to host New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliot this week. While at Martin, Elliot will be talking about her newest book Hamilton and Peggy! Drawing from historical journals and letters, the book weaves a richly detailed tale about the extraordinary Peggy Schuyler and her revolutionary friendship with Alexander Hamilton. Elliot will visit with the entire 7th grade class to discuss and take questions about the book. In addition to Hamilton and Peggy!, we are offering Under a War-Torn Sky and Suspect Red, two popular titles by the same author. All students who buy a book (including 6th and 8th graders) will have the opportunity to meet the author and have it personalized. Visit to buy your books and we’ll deliver the day of the visit. Preorders are highly recommended using this link and are due by tomorrow (Monday) afternoon at 4:00pm. Students can bring cash or check the day of the visit and there will be a limited supply of available books for purchase. Questions? Contact Ms. Carr @

Calendar items:


Tuesday: 2 Hour Delay schedule for WCPSS; Martin MS is a voting site so please use caution during drop off and if you haven’t already, ROCK the VOTE! Students will have access to enter the building starting at 9:00. Our “2-hour delay” schedule does allow for students to attend all of their classes and have lunch, all on a shorter time frame.


Wednesday: Soccer and Volleyball AWAY @ East Garner 4:00


Thursday: Football AWAY @ East Garner 4:00; Fall Chorus Concert 7:00pm.


That concludes my message for the week.

See you bright and early tomorrow!


Lacey Peckham, Principal