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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter 11.4.2019
Andrew Anderson
Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Barrington Middle School 

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter 11.4.2019

The BMS Learning Community is Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Succeed! 

Upcoming Events: 

(Note: Please review the dates as dates are subject to change due to a number of factors from one newsletter to the next).

  • Monday, November 11, 2019: Veterans Day, No School 

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019: BMS Family Deep Learning Walk from 9:00am - 11:00am. 

  • Friday, November 22, 2019:  BMS Shark Tank from 10:00 am - 12:10 pm

  • Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019: Thanksgiving Break, No School

Please visit our website to see all upcoming calendar events:

Please see the link for our daily announcements:

BMS Spotlight on Learning: 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight Mr. Dennis Fernandes. Over the past few months Mr. Fernandes has served our learning community as Interim Assistant Principal. We are grateful for his support, dedication, and humor. Mr. Fernandes was a great addition to our school and we can’t thank him enough for all of his help and support.

BMS New Information

Mrs. Melanie Roy’s Library Blog: 

Please take a look at Mrs. Roy’s Library Blog. Mrs. Roy will be regularly updating her blog and making it available to faculty/staff, students, and families. Thank you for sharing Mrs. Roy!

BMS Welcomes Ms. Becky Silveira: 

Today, Monday, November 4, 2019, Ms. Silveira will begin her time at Barrington Middle School as our new Assistant Principal. On behalf of our learning community, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Ms. Silveira and wish her the best of luck! 

BMS “Shark Tank”:

Join us and be a "Shark" at BMS's Shark Tank on November 22nd, 10:10am-12:10pm

The BMS Entrepreneurship students have worked hard to develop product & business concepts and are looking to share their business plans with parents and the greater Barrington community.  

You will be asked to listen to the business presentations, ask questions, and provide feedback to the student teams. Feedback guidance will be provided. 

Please click on the link to volunteer.…

BMS Old Information

BMS Family Deep Learning/Flexible Space Learning Walk: 

At the end of last year, BMS hosted a Family Learning Walk to see Project Based Learning in action. We had 16 parents and family members attend and got a glimpse of the life of a BMS student. This year, we hope to host one visit during each trimester. Our first visit is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2019. If you are interested in attending this year’s Family Deep Learning/Flexible Space Learning Walk please complete the below form. We will need to limit it to 20 parents, and it will be a first come, first served basis. This year, we also be videoing the visit as well. Please note, this visit is not to your child’s classroom, but rather to see teaching and learning happening throughout the school. 

BMS Family Deep Learning Walk (Trimester 1)

BMS Partners in Learning:

Join us and be a Barrington Public Schools Partner in Learning! 

If you have a career or hobby that you would consider sharing, please let us know by clicking on the link below.

BMS Yearbook:

Ordering your 2019-2020 BMS Yearbook is open!  Order online now here.  Code:  1540720

Student Resource Officer Wyrostek News:

Drop-off and pick-up of students is prohibited on the side streets off of Lincoln Avenue (ie: Harrison, Peck, Brown or Standish Avenues).  It is a danger to students and drivers to have students crossing in the middle of Lincoln Avenue and these streets are not wide enough to accommodate parked vehicles.  Parking creates a safety hazard as Emergency Vehicles cannot safely access homes on those streets.

BMS Science Olympiad:

Interested in science?  There’s still time for students to check out the BMS Science Olympiad after school group.  They meet each Wednesday after school in the 6th grade break out space. Click here for more information.

Fitness Professionals:

Are you a health and wellness role model in our East Bay community?  Our PE/Health initiative for the 2019-2020 school year is looking for volunteers to share their passion for fitness during “Fitness Fridays” at BMS!  For more information, click here for details.


BMS Seeking Crossing Guards: 

If you are interested in serving as a paid BMS Crossing Guard during the morning and/or afternoon, please contact Doug Fiore at 245-5000 or Position entails approx. 10 hours per week at $15.45/hr.  We are hopeful that the additional crossing guards will aid in the safety of our students coming and leaving campus. Thank you for considering. 


BMS Office Information:

The BMS Office is open daily from 8:00 am until 3:45 pm.  As always, students need a note from home given to the office before homeroom on days when they will be dismissed early.  We are very impressed by the number of students, especially 6th graders, that have followed our procedure and come to the office on their own to meet their parents for dismissal!  Well done! 


New Volunteer Orientation and BCI Information:

Please see the links below for information about volunteering in the Barrington School District.  We love our volunteers!

How to Get a BCI

Club/Advisor Opportunities: 

BMS is seeking to fill our Robotics Coach and Science Olympiad coaching position. Please see the schoolspring link below for more information. In addition, please feel free to pass this link to your friends and colleagues. 

Standing Items

Bus and Transportation: 

This year, bus routes were included on your child’s aspen account. If you have any questions about your child’s designated bus our route, please access the following website: e new handbook and bus stop change request form can be found on our new website transportation page:

Bus schedules are also available online at Barrington Bus Schedules

News from PTO

PTO BMS Directory: 

Please sign up for the PTO BMS Directory- instructions and link below:-


BMS PTO Membership: 

Please consider joining the BMS PTO visit


BMS Community News

Join the Barrington Scouts

Open to all youth 11-17 years old.  Meetings every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Barrington Congregational Church (461 County Rd).  For more information visit or contact Jim Silveria at Troop6Leader@gmail.comClick here for an informational flyer.