Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 2.26.2023

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:

  • Monday, March 13, 2023 No School for Students. Teacher Professional Development Day.

  • Friday, March 17, 2023:  End of the second trimester 

Stay Connected with BMS:

BMS Weekly Schedule

Week of February 26, 2023











Odd Non 

Block Day

Even Block

Odd Block

Even 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)

Rhode Island Middle School Book Award: 

It's time for BMS students to pick their favorite book for this year's Rhode Island Middle School Book Award! To be eligible to vote, you need to have read three of the nominees. Voting is open the entire month of March, so there is still time to read more! Students may VOTE HERE, or come to the library to vote in person.

BMS Robotics Team Fundraiser:

The BMS Robotics team is honored to qualify for the 2023 International LegoLeague Open Invitational! Hosted at the University of Arkansas, this event will include 80 teams from around the world who have achieved significant recognition in their own region. 

In order to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the Robotics team is hosting a series of fundraisers. You can support these students by attending the Movie Night fundraiser on 3/17 from 6-8:30 pm! Available to students in grades 1-8, the Lego Movie will be screening in the BMS cafeteria. Presale tickets are $5, and will increase to $10 if purchased after 3/10. Students will also have the option to purchase drinks and snacks at the event! If you'd like more information or wish to donate directly to the club, checks may be made out to Barrington Public Schools and sent in to the attention of Melanie Cotnoir or email Melanie at  Thank you!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-Themed Arts Showcase:

We are looking for artists, writers, and creators to submit pieces that center around DEI and minority experiences.  InterestedClick here to sign up and submit your entry.  For more information, email Mrs.Polando at or high school student, Ritsika Dutta at  Submissions will be due by March 18 and the actual show will be in April.

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

BMS Yearbook:

Deadline is April 15!  Time to order your BMS Yearbook!

  1. Visit

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

  3. Password:  BMS23

BMS Media Center Monthly Newsletter:

Click here to view the latest information from the BMS library!

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)

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 Ms. Scanlon, Ms. Gower, Mr. Letizia, and Mr. Kearns for their planning and organization of this year’s Winter Carnival games. Students had an amazing time competing and cheering on their classmates.

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Peter Blasi. I think that Mr. Blasi deserves the BMS spotlight award because he always tries to make class fun and eventful while still teaching his students a ton of material. He is also a very fun and bright teacher who makes sure that all of his students are well taught.(Nominated by Orange Cluster Students)

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Katie Goldman. Mrs. Goldman is really nice and is new to the school and doing a great job! (Nominated by an Aqua Cluster Student(. 

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)

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: