Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 3.26.2023

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:

  • 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 - Thursday, May 11, 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











Odd Non Block Day

Even Block

Odd Block

Even Grade 6 Block / 7&8 Non Block Day

Odd Grade 6 Block / 7&8 Non Block Day

What is New at BMS! 

(note: the following information is new)

Jackpot Raffle! 

On Friday, our BMS PTO will be sending home raffle tickets with all students (6th, 7th, 8th) to help support/fundraise for the 8th Grade Class Trip. The 8th-grade class trip to Washington, DC, has a fundraising goal of $10,000. To enter the raffle, families are encouraged to sell each raffle ticket for $20.00. Completed raffle tickets will be entered for a chance to win 3 cash prizes. 

  • 1st Prize: $1,000

  • 2nd Prize: $500

  • 3rd Prize: $250

Thank you in advance for supporting this exciting experience for our 8th grade. We hope to continue this longstanding tradition for our current 6th and 7th graders! 

BMS Spring Enrichment:

MS Spring Enrichment will be live for families to register on Tuesday April 4, 2023 at 6PM.  If you have any questions about registration please email Ms. Kara Scanlon at

  • Tuesday: 7:20-8:20 AM (15 Students) Volleyball with Ms. Gower

  • Wednesday 7:20-8:20 AM (15 students) Badminton with Ms. Gower 

  • Thursday 7:20-8:20 AM (15 students)  Volleyball with Ms. Scanlon

Absence Policy Reminder:

As we approach our Spring Recess and the spring season, we’d like to remind you of the BPS District Absence policy.  Please see page 12 of the BMS Handbook for more detailed information.  A short excerpt from the policy is below.

“Absence from daily classwork hinders a child's academic progress at all grades.  Studies have indicated that there is a positive correlation between good attendance and academic success. Classroom activities that take place at Barrington Middle School are a vital part of the teacher-student learning process.  Thus, attendance at each assigned class period is imperative.  We reward perfect attendance through recognition at our annual awards assembly. 

Extending a school vacation is discouraged as it interferes with the learning process. For this reason, we encourage you to try to schedule your child's appointments after school hours. Families are also urged to plan vacations that coincide with school vacations. This procedure will ensure that students will not miss work planned as part of their comprehensive educational experience as classroom interaction cannot be recaptured.”  

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 - Thursday, May 11, 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

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 the BMS Robotics team, coaches and parents and would like to shine the spotlight on Connie Oswald, Mark Davis, Brian Fernandes and Abigail Halnon. It was due to their help that our movie night was so successful for our fundraising efforts. We wanted to thank them for their generosity of time and everything they do for BMS students.

I would like to shine a spotlight on our new Student Assistance Counselor, Gilda Johnson. Mrs. Johnson has been a great addition to our school counseling team. She has done an amazing job connecting with students and being a presence in the school. Recently, Mrs. Johnson led the school in a lunchtime activity centered around furthering a school culture around a mission of being bullying and drug-free. Students were enthused and engaged! Mrs. Johnson, thank you for the enthusiasm and passion you have brought to BMS! Nominated by Elliott LeFaiver.

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