Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 4.2.2023
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
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.
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BMS Weekly Schedule
Week of April 2, 2023
What is New at BMS!
(note: the following information is new)
Message from Mr. LeFaiver:
To The Barrington Middle School Families,
I want to take this opportunity to let you all know that next school year I will be returning to the classroom. In my current position and as a teacher at Barrington High School I always believed and preached that teaching is the greatest profession in the world. I am forever grateful to Dr. Anderson for giving me the opportunity to join the Barrington Middle School Learning Community as assistant principal. This role has allowed me to gain such valuable experience and knowledge from working with a leadership team and a school faculty whose one common mission is to empower all students to excel. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with families and stakeholders to best support our students. I have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with our students and seeing them shine in the classroom, on stage, in the arts, in their sporting events, and wherever else they were showing the community all of their great work. It is because of this experience that I believe I will be a stronger educator. I am beyond excited to return to the classroom but I am forever appreciative for my time as Assistant Principal at Barrington Middle School.
Congratulations to Latham Van Hull for winning the BMS Geography Bee! This past week, students had an opportunity to watch a riveting BMS Geo Bee that went a historic 10 rounds. Congratulations to all finalists.
This past Friday, our BMS PTO sent raffle tickets home 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.
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 History Day:
A huge shout out and congratulations to Ally Green, Ben Spencer, Juli Danko, Olli Taub, and Christian Smith for their hard work and participation in History Day. They chose a topic related to "Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas," used primary and secondary sources, and created a website, documentary, and an exhibit, respectively. They presented their written work and project with students from all over the state at Toll Gate HIgh School, on Saturday. Also, a big thank you goes to Mrs. Roy for her collaboration and support during the project.
8th Grade Fundraiser - Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming 8th grade field trip car wash fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Ace Hardware in Barrington. Parents do need to stay during the fundraiser to help. Donations of posters and materials for the carwash are also needed and may be sent to the front office. Click here for the informational flier. Feel free to share this with friends! Click here to sign up. Thank you very much! Email Dara Colacchio at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
BMS Spring Tennis:
BMS Spring tennis will be starting the week after Spring Recess. All abilities and grade levels may sign up for any day (but please limit your student's sign up to one day per week). We will be offering six weeks of tennis and each week will focus on a different set of skills culminating in some games between classmates. There is no cost to participate! The first week will be all grade levels and then moving forward the groups will be separated by grade-level. There will be a new sign-up sheet in the Connected Newsletter each week so keep an eye out for that. Please reach out to Riley Spillane (email@example.com) with any questions.
March Library Newsletter:
Please click here for the latest news from our BMS Library newsletter!
A Note from the BHS Parent Association:
Please join the BHS Parent Association on Tuesday, April 4th at 7pm in the BHS Library or on Zoom. We will be having our annual "What I Wish I Knew" student panel for families.
This student panel is made up of upper-class students at BHS who can share their experiences with academics, clubs, and other involvement and connection opportunities at the high school.
This panel is geared towards 8th and 9th grade families.
For those who wish to join remotely:
Topic: April Parents Association Meeting
Time: Apr 4, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 584 052 8807
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 :)
Oldies but Goodies
(note: information previously seen, but still relevant)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
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 our History Fair Students. A huge shout out and congratulations to Ally Green, Ben Spencer, Juli Danko, Olli Taub, and Christian Smith for their hard work and participation in History Day. They chose a topic related to "Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas," used primary and secondary sources, and created a website, documentary, and an exhibit, respectively. They presented their written work and project with students from all over the state at Toll Gate HIgh School, on Saturday. Also, a big thank you goes to Mrs. Roy for her collaboration and support during the project.
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.