Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 5.28.2023

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, స్వాగతం, வரவேற்பு, مرحباً, 

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:

  • 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC- Thursday, June 1, 2023 through Saturday, June 3, 2023 

  • 8th Grade Field Day to Kendbrin Pool Club- Tuesday, June 20, 2023 

  • 8th Grade Semi-Formal Sports Night- Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

  • 8th Grade Bridge Ceremony- Friday, June 23, 2023 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Stay Connected with BMS:

BMS Weekly Schedule

Week of May 28, 2023











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Odd Block

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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)

BMS Volunteers Needed for upcoming 8th Grade Events:

Please click the link for more information and to sign up:

  • 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC- Thursday, June 1, 2023 through Saturday, June 3, 2023 

  • 8th Grade Field Day to Kendbrin Pool Club- Tuesday, June 20, 2023 

  • 8th Grade Semi-Formal Sports Night- Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

  • 8th Grade Bridge Ceremony- Friday, June 23, 2023 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

BMS Volunteers Needed to Supervise Classrooms for 7th and 8th grade Career Day:

BMS Career Day for 8th grade students is right around the corner on Friday, June 9th from 8:45 am - 12:05 pm.

We need 15 parent volunteers to chaperone students in classrooms where career day speakers will be presenting.  

Chaperone volunteers will meet in the BMS library at 8:45 am for a brief overview.  

Please click the link to sign up:

BMS Career Day 2023 Volunteer Sign Up

Mental Health Awareness Month: 

This year, for Mental Health Awareness Month, the student council is going to give the voice to the students. Students are encouraged to write pieces focusing on mental health. These pieces could be any form of literature (eg. fiction, nonfiction, poetry, narrative, descriptive/reflective). They could be focusing on their own personal story or to spread a positive message to other students. These stories will be reviewed by the administrators to make sure the student is okay and all help is given. Please put your name on it so we can reach out just in case. These stories will be broadcasted on the Morning Show anonymously so please keep it to 1-2 minutes long. 

Mental Health Awareness Month Writing Piece 

Cluster Preference and Program Preference Forms: 

This is a gentle reminder that Cluster Experience and Program Preference Forms for our incoming 6th and 7th graders are due by June 1, 2023. 

Over the next few weeks, our incoming 8th grade students will be selecting their allied art classes for 8th grade. Please see a link to the possible offerings below. 

We do encourage all of our incoming 8th grade families to complete the Hopes and Dreams form as this will give your child’s teachers helpful information. 

Sibling Dismissal to 8th Grade Bridging Ceremony:

If you would like your 8th grader's sibling(s) to attend the 8th grade Bridging Ceremony on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, please complete the form below to have them dismissed at 12:30 pm.

  • Only siblings on our list will be dismissed to the ceremony.

  • An adult must meet a BMS staff member at the BMS flag pole to pick child(ren) up.  We cannot dismiss students to the ceremony without the adult listed on the form present.

  • Traffic/parking is very congested on this day.  To ensure a smooth dismissal for your younger students, please meet BMS staff at the flagpole no later than 12:30 pm.  We can dismiss your student(s) to an adult other than a parent as long as their name has been entered into the form below.

Sibling Dismissal to 8th Grade Bridging Ceremony/June 23, 2023

8th Grade Chromebooks:

Eighth graders will be handing in their chromebooks on Friday, June 16, 2023.  If your student does not have a device at home to use for completing their summer homework, please email Dr. Anderson at before Friday, June 16 so we can arrange for your student to borrow a device for the summer.

Community Service Drive:

The entire Barrington School District is coming together to raise awareness about period poverty by donating feminine products to homeless shelters nearby. You and your family can help by bringing in products such as pads and tampons to the bins located around the school. The Community Service Club will then collect and distribute them to women and girls in need around Rhode Island. The collection boxes will be placed by the nurse's office, the front office, and in the teacher’s lounge. We would appreciate your donations and support. 

- Community Service Club

BMS Faculty/Student Basketball Game: 

We encourage you (Parents, Students, and Faculty Staff) to come and support our FacultyStudent Basketball Game scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. There will be a small fee at the door, the opportunity to purchase snacks, and entry into our JackPot Raffle (parents). Proceeds from this event will go and help support our 8th Grade Field Trip/8th Grade Year End Events. 

Attention Basketball Players! As mentioned at lunchtime this past week, we are excited for our faculty/student basketball game scheduled at BMS from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. I want to thank everyone who signed up. If you are able to play on Thursday, June 8, please complete the form below, regardless if you already signed up at lunchtime. This form will help us organize and know how many students will be playing.

Player Sign-Up Form 

Below you will find the format of the game: 

  • Quarter 1: Boys/Girls Teams vs. Faculty All Stars 

  • Quarter 2: Unified Team vs. Faculty All Stars 

  • Quarter 3: Boys/Girls Team vs. Faculty All Stars 

  • Quarter 4: Unified Eam vs. Faculty All Stars 

  • Over Time: Boys/Girls/Unified vs. Faculty All Stars 

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 our BMS Band and BMS Best Buddies. On Monday, May 29, 2023 our BMS Band and Best Buddies proudly marched in the Memorial Day Parade! Thank you to the many faculty/staff that were also there supporting our students

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)

Barrington Youth Soccer:

Barrington Youth Soccer is hosting Spring Tryouts on June 6 - 9 and June 11 for girls and boys in the U9-U12 categories.  Register at

Rhode Island Summer Meals:

Free summer meals are available for teens and children in your neighborhood.  Please call 211 for locations.  Click here for the flier.

Teen Programs at the Library:

An Environmental Art Workshop and a showing of the movie, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves are upcoming library events.