Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 2.12.2023

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.


Hoşgeldiniz, benvenuto, bienvenidos, bienvenu, 欢迎, mirëseardhje, ברוך הבא, xoş gəlmisiniz, 환영하다, добро пожаловать, خوش آمدید, स्वागत हे, స్వాగతం, வரவேற்பு

To BMS! 

This year, we would like to celebrate and recognize the various languages spoken at Barrington Middle School. If you would like to include the language spoken in your home, please complete the following link. 

Let’s Celebrate the Languages Spoken at BMS

Important Dates:

  • BMS School Spirit Week:  Monday, February 13 through Friday, Feb 17, 2023

  • Presidents Day/February Recess:  No school Monday, February 20 through Friday, February 24, 2023

Stay Connected with BMS:

BMS Weekly Schedule

Week of February 12, 2023











Even Non Block 

Odd Block

Even Block

Odd Grade 6 Block / 7&8 Non Block Day

Even Grade 6 Block / 7&8 Non Block Day

What is New at BMS! 

(note: the following information is new)

BMS Eagle Gazette: 

Please see a link to our latest issue of the BMS Eagle Gazette. 

School Spirit Week:

Monday: Twin Day

Tuesday: Valentine’s Day - Wear Pink or Red

Wednesday: BMS Pride Day - Wear Blue or Gold 

Thursday: Throwback Thursday - Wear Your Favorite Outfit From the Past

Friday: Cluster Color Day…wear your cluster color in preparation for the Winter Carnival!

Survey Works:  

The Survey Works window is open from now until March 31st. The BMS Learning Community benefits greatly from the information provided by families as it helps us to plan accordingly for the following year. Please take this week, if possible, to fill out the Surveyworks Survey. The survey takes about twenty minutes and covers the following topics: School Safety, School Climate, Family Support, and Family Engagement. Please access the link below to complete the survey.

BMS Surveyworks Family Survey

Seeking Donations of Seed-Starter Mix:

Students will be planting in February for our indoor "greenhouse." We would greatly appreciate donations of seed starting mix- not potting soil. Bags can be left by the office/cart. Thank you in advance for your support.

Family Learning Walks:

Over the course of the next few months, BMS will be hosting family learning walks. This is an opportunity for families to tour the building and see teaching/learning in action. Families may or may not see their own child’s classrooms.

If you are interested in attending a walk, please sign up for ONE of the walks below (first-come, first-served basis). Space will be limited to 15 individuals per visit. A confirmation email will be sent to individuals confirming their participation.  

  • Monday, March 6, 2023 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

  • Monday, May 8, 2023 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Link to sign up for family learning walk

Oldies but Goodies

(note: information previously seen, but still relevant)

BMS Yearbook:

Time to order your BMS Yearbook!

  1. Visit

  2. Click on tab “Yearbook”, then Yearbook Order.

  3. Password:  BMS23

Drop-off/Pick-up Instructions:

If you choose to drop-off and pick-up your student from BMS, please see this map for directions.  Please note that the last early dismissal of the day is at 2:45 pm.

Early Pick-Up Reminders: 

Notes or emails to are needed every time you need to dismiss your student prior to the end of school.  Middle School level students are not allowed to bike home, even with permission by note.  ID and a physical presence is required to dismiss your student early.  Please click here for full details about dismissing your student early from school.

PTO Corner: 

Welcome to the new school year from the BMS PTO! We are excited for the new year and a return to many of the events and activities that have been missed over the past couple of years. Here are a few PTO updates to start off the year:

  • Join the PTO: Become a member of the BMS PTO for $20 through our BMS online store. Proceeds go directly to the school and PTO programs and membership is required to vote at PTO meetings.

  • Volunteers needed: We are in great need of volunteers for the board (President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary) and committees (Book Fair, Hospitality, Fundraising, One Amazing Night, Variety Show, 8th Grade Celebration). Please email if interested or with any questions with no pressure to commit.

BMS Spotlight on Learning

Let’s Celebrate our Amazing Learning Community!

(note: below you will find our standing/weekly BMS Spotlight on Learning)

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Alex Zilian. I am so incredibly proud of Alex Zilian! Alex has transformed as a student over his years here at BMS. From his attendance to his grades, to his work ethic and attitude...Alex, I couldn't be more proud of you and the work you have put in to become the student you are today! (nominated by Mrs. Poirier)

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Eighth-grade students Benjamin Zhang, Matthew Tian, and Caroline Steger.  They spent time at the end of Sports Night cleaning up trash left behind by other students in the board game area. They are models for what we wish to see in our community. Well done, Benjamin, Matthew, and Caroline! (nominated by a BMS Faculty member)

Do you know of a BMS Faculty/Staff/Student member that is shining bright? If you do, please complete the form below and we can include the nomination in an upcoming newsletter. 

BMS Spotlight Nomination 

Around Town

(Community News)

Barrington Public Library Teen Program:

Upcycle a sweater into a winter hat!  For grades 6 through 12 on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm in the Teen room at the Barrington Public Library.  Bring an old sweater and transform it into a new accessory!  No sewing experience necessary.  Registration is required.  Sign up here!

Sea Cadet Corps:

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (Sea Cadets), a youth program for middle and high school students, gives young Americans a competitive edge by providing world-class leadership development, training opportunities, mentorship, life skills, confidence, challenge, and adventure. We offer today's youth the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become productive, responsible American citizens with an appreciation for the maritime services of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Merchant Marine. We build leaders of character. 

There will be a free open house at 9am, 11am, and 1pm for those interested in joining our youth program on the following dates:

February 25, 2023

March 11, 2023

Location: 1 Narragansett Street, Cranston, RI. 

To RSVP please fill out the form located at the link here: