Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: June 16, 2021
The BMS Learning Community is Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Excel!
Barrington Middle School’s Mission is to empower all students to excel in character, citizenship, collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking, so that they may positively impact the future.
Week of June 14, 2021:
8th Grade End of Year Celebration Updates:
Please see a link to an update on our end-of-year 8th-grade celebrations.
Special Education Taskforce:
We would like to thank our Special Education Taskforce members for their hard work and dedication towards improving inclusive practices and parents as partners. This year, our Special Education Task Force worked on developing our Cluster Ambassador program (inclusive practices) and the development of our Special Education Parent Playbook (parents as partners) which will be published for the start of the 2021 - 2022 school year. If you would like to serve on this committee for next school year, please send me an email.
Please see a link to the #bmsshines slide deck below. The slide deck has all of our social media posts throughout the year. A special thanks to our BMS Social Media Interns (Kendal Bazerman, Leah Bae, Anna Simmons, Caroline Reznik, Rebecca White) for your positive posts, Kendal Bazerman for putting the slide deck together, and Mrs. Roy for overseeing this project.
BMS Eagles Gazette:
Click here for the latest edition of the BMS Eagles Gazette!
BMS Sunrise Morning Show:
We are pleased to announce that we will be launching the BMS Video Department this coming fall. Students who sign up will be able to participate in the BMS Sunrise Morning Show as well as film and broadcast after-school sports and events.
Students will be working with industry equipment while participating in the BMS Video Department. The BMS Sunrise Morning Show will be run and designed by students and will evolve over time. To begin it will consist of the pledge of allegiance and moment of silence, the morning announcements, the lunch menu, and a weather report. Students who are participating in the morning show will be asked to arrive at school at 8:10 am. Students may sign up using this google form.
We will begin meeting shortly after the start of school in September. The show will broadcast at 8:40 am on the BMS Live Events Vimeo page. We will announce this fall when our first broadcast will be. Please feel free to contact Mr. Altieri with any questions or more information.
Traffic Pattern Update:
Please see the link below regarding an update to our BMS AM and PM traffic pattern. As previously indicated, new traffic patterns will begin on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
We are also asking our students when they ride/walk to school from Middle Highway or Lincoln Ave to follow the sidewalks onto campus and not cross the driveways. This will greatly reduce the need to stop the flow of traffic.
As of late, we have noticed an increase of early dismissals. We are hearing that some parents are dismissing early to avoid traffic. We are hopeful with the above-mentioned traffic pattern, this will reduce the traffic at the end of the day. If it can be avoided, we do ask that you wait for the school day to end or dismiss prior to 2:30 pm.
If it can not be avoided, please be mindful of the following:
Seasonal Allergies vs. COVID-19? News from the Nurse:
Please click here for a summary of how to identify whether symptoms are related to seasonal allergies or COVID-19.
News from our BMS Media Center:
BMS Weekly Trivia:
Reading Week Opportunity for BMS Students:
Are you interested in reading a picture book to Barrington Elementary students during their reading week? Sign up to be a BMS Reader to get more information on how we will create videos for students at Primrose, Sowams, and Nayatt. Fill out this form to let us Mrs. Roy and Mrs. Van Leer know that you are interested.
Need a book to read? Our awesome BMS Media Center staff recommends 6 books each week! The recommended book list is available through blog form at http://www.mrsmelanieroy.com/ and also at our virtual bookshelf form: https://bit.ly/3lW9Q5e
BMS Media Center Newsletter:
Click here for the monthly BMS Media Center newsletter!
Summer Programs for Middle Schoolers at the Barrington Public Library:
Click here for the flyer regarding summer programs at BPS
Stay Connected with BMS!
Twitter: @bms_ri #bmsshines