Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 3.19.2023

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.


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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:

  • 6th/7th Grade Sports Night, Friday, March 24, 2023 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm 

  • No School (Good Friday) - Friday, April 7, 2023

  • No School (Spring Recess) - Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14, 2023

  • 5th Grade Family Orientation Night - Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • 5th Grade Family Math Progression Night - Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • 5th Grade Family Special Education Info Night - Tuesday, May 30, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Stay Connected with BMS:

BMS Weekly Schedule

Week of March 19, 2023











Advisory Day

Even Non Block Day

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)

Best Buddies and Unified Basketball Sports Event:

Join us on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 3:20-4:15 pm in the auditorium for a joint sports event with Best Buddies and Unified Basketball.  All Middle School Students are welcome!

Support them even further by ordering a Unified Sports t-shirt!  Here is the google order form.


BMS students would like to start a debate club and are looking for

parent volunteers to coordinate, help and advise.

If you’re interested, please contact:

Anita DiMatteo, BMS Volunteer Coordinator,

8th Grade Class Trip Fundraising Opportunities: 

I am excited to inform you that over the next several weeks, we will be conducting a number of fundraising activities to raise the remaining funds for our 8th Grade Washington, DC Trip! We need your help, support, and enthusiasm! Linked below you will find information and signups for our upcoming canning/collection event and upcoming car wash event. Please consider signing up for one or two shifts with your friends. We need all of the help we can get to make our trip a reality! 

BMS 8th Grade Class Fundraiser Flyer 

Sign-up Genius to assist with Fundraising

Guided walk of Sowams Woods:

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust invites Barrington Middle School families to join a guided walk of Sowams Woods, a beautiful network of woodland trails off Washington Road. This walk is just for BMS families -- a chance for you to see one of the natural places in your hometown that have been preserved forever! This event is held in collaboration with Barrington Middle School.

BMS students should bring a notebook and a writing utensil to record observations, sketches, or whatever strikes their interest! You can take pictures, too. The Land Trust invites BMS students to transform those reflections into artwork, poetry, songs, essays, or anything that expresses your BIG PICTURE of the experience. Some of your creations may be posted on the Land Trust's website or social media.

There must be at least one responsible adult for each group of four BMS students. All ages are welcome, including siblings.

The walk will last about 45 minutes. The terrain is gentle. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. In the event of bad weather, the Land Trust will contact you to reschedule. You'll receive information on the meeting place and parking instructions after you sign up.

>Register for Saturday, April 15, at 9 am

>Register for Sunday, April 16, at 2 pm

Volunteers Wanted to Assist with Daily Lunchroom Composting:

- must have current BCI

- no experience necessary

- short time slots

- oversee compost bins and help students sort their trays

If available for any amount of time between 12:20 and 1:10, any day of the week, please email

Best Buddies Friendship Walk:

Please join the Barrington Middle School Best Buddies Team as we walk in support of Best Buddies' mission of inclusion!

Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Barrington Schools will have a table at the walk where we can meet up before the walk to chat and enjoy donuts, hot chocolate, and coffee :)

Nayatt 5K:

Come join the Nayatt Community on April 1st for our annual 5K Race and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.  1 Mile Run Starts at 9:00 am, Kids 50 Yard Dash at 9:35 am, 5K Run/Walk at 10:00 am.  This is a USATF sanctioned course with electronic timing through RaceWire.  Sign up before March 10th to secure your complimentary race shirt!  Click here for more information!

District-wide Peace Poster Party: 

Drop in and paint a peace poster to either hang up at BHS or bring back to your school.  Here’s everything you need to know.

Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 6-8 PM in the BHS Cafeteria

5th Grade Family Welcome/Information Nights:

BMS will be hosting three information nights for our upcoming 5th grade families.  All members of the family are welcome to attend.  More details to come but in case you would like to mark these dates on your calendar, they are:

  • 5th Grade Family Orientation Night - Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • 5th Grade Family Math Progression Night - Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • 5th Grade Family Special Education Info Night - Tuesday, May 30, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Eagles Gazette:

Check out the latest BMS news!  Eagle Gazette Issue 6 2022-2023.pdf

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 Razz Student Carmela Arden For our Razz Pi Day Contest, Carmela memorized 129 digits of Pi! Great work Carmela! (Nominated by Mrs. Boyle) 

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our Purple Cluster Students. Last week they did an AMAZING job going up on stage in the auditorium to present their Humanities Final Research Projects. They were very professional, positive, and respectful; we could not be more proud of them! (Nominated by Purple Cluster Teachers Mr. Magee and Ms. Spillane)

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 

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