Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 4.30.2023
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, مرحباً, स्वागत
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 30, 2023
What is New at BMS!
(note: the following information is new)
Family Engagement Day: May 10, 2023
On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, BMS will be holding its Family Engagement Day. This will be an opportunity to sign-up for a time to come to school with your child and review your child’s academic portfolios and visit allied art classrooms.
This is not a day students will be attending school the entire day, but rather visiting the school with a family member for a block of time.
Please use the following links to sign-up for an hour block of time to visit the school with your child.
During your hour visit we ask that you do the following:
Note: It will be important that your child brings their charged device with them on May 10, 2023.
Teacher Appreciation Week!
Happy spring from the PTO!
There are lots of fun events sponsored by the PTO coming up this month. Read on for more information about what is happening in the next couple of weeks!
E-mail us with any questions or to get more involved- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week
Please help us celebrate our amazing BMS teachers and staff throughout next week!
Monday: "You are super stars"
-Red Carpet Welcome: students may come cheer for our BMS staff as they arrive to school (students may sign up here!)
-Candy gift bags handed out to staff
Tuesday: Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Sign up to donate to the breakfast:
Wednesday: "We won the lottery with you!"
Lottery tickets to be handed out to staff
Thursday: "Have a sweet treat"
Palagi truck providing treats for staff during lunch
Friday: "We want to show our thanks"
-Write a note or letter to say thanks
-Wear BMS colors & gear to show your thanks
The BMS PTO sent raffle tickets home with all students in early April 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. Please return your tickets by May 5th!
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!
Scholastic Book Fair:
Open daily 8:20-8:40 & lunches
Open 8-3 for Family Engagement Day
Open for ELA class visits during the school day
Book Fair homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/barringtonmiddleschool1
BMS Media Center April Newsletter:
Please click here for the link to the April BMS Library newsletter.
BMS Career Day:
Volunteers Needed to Supervise Classrooms
FRIDAY, JUNE 9th
BMS Career Day for 7th & 8th grade students is right around the corner. 15 parent volunteers are needed to chaperone students in classrooms where career day speakers will be presenting.
Chaperone volunteers will meet in the BMS Presentation Room at 8:45am for a brief overview.
Please click the link to sign up:
Family Learning Walk:
Monday, May 8 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am will be the last Family Learning Walk opportunity for the year. 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 this walk, please sign up here. (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.
BMS Spring Tennis:
BMS Spring Tennis is continuing for the next few weeks. All abilities and grade levels may sign up for any day (but please limit your student's sign up to one day per week). There will be six weeks of tennis total (this is the sign-up for week 4) and each week will focus on a different set of skills culminating in some games between classmates. There is no cost to participate! There will be a new sign-up link in the Connected Newsletter each week so keep an eye out for that. You must sign-up each week if you are interested. Please reach out to Riley Spillane (email@example.com) with any questions.
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 8th Grade Students and Families who helped with the Car Wash Fundraiser. Our students and families worked really hard and their hard work made the fundraiser a success. Thank you!
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.
Barrington Youth Field Hockey:
The Barrington Youth Field Hockey League’s spring league is back! Players grades K-5 are welcomed and encouraged to sign up. The league will be held on the following Sundays from 3:30-4PM: April 30, May 7, May 14, and May 21. The cost is $65 per player (with scholarships available*) which includes a new ball for each player. Spread the word!
Register here! Thank you and we hope to see your player on April 30.
*email Katie Pointer at email@example.com for scholarships