Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 6.4.2023
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,
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 May 28, 2023
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 one of our biggest spotlights on all who made our Washington, DC trip such a success. This past weekend, we took nearly 230 students and 23 chaperones to DC. I would like to thank our teacher/staff chaperones: Mr. Blanchet, Mr. Magee, Ms. McPherson, Ms. Spillane, Ms. Smith, Mrs. Poirier, Mrs.Orrall, Mr. Moran, Ms. Takacs, Ms. Cotnoir, Ms. Friedman, Mrs. Ellis, and Nurse Sander. I would also like to shine our BMS Spotlights on our amazing parent chaperones Mr. Kelly, Mr. Brown, Mr. Gravina, Mrs. Blount, Mrs. Fede, Mrs. Hogarth, Mrs. Abbas, Mrs. Bowman, and Mrs.Steger.
I would also like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our 8th-grade teachers for their assistance in planning/coordinating our bus, chaperone, and room groups. In addition, we would like to shine our spotlight on our front office staff Mrs. Skadberg, Mrs. Vargas, Mrs. Nelson, and Mrs. Fadale for collecting forms and answering phone calls.
We would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Nurse Maddie for collecting and coordinating all of the medical forms necessary to make this trip possible.
We would also like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our Friends of DC Planning group Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Perreira, and Mrs. Colacchio.
We would also like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Keller for his hard work, coordination, and dedication behind the scenes.
Last, and certainly, not least, we would like to thank the hundreds of donors/contributors for financially supporting this trip. This annual tradition would not have been possible without 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.
What is New at BMS!
(note: the following information is new)
BMS Faculty/Student Basketball:
We are looking forward to bringing back our BMS Faculty/Student Basketball game this Thursday, June 8 starting at 6:00pm. Our teams are set and we are ready to play! Come support your teacher and students. There will be a small admission fee at the door ($5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students). Proceeds from the event will go to help support our year-end 8th grade events. Game time will begin at 6:00pm.
Below you will find the format of the game:
Cluster Preference and Program Preference Forms:
Thank you to everyone who submitted their cluster experience and program preference form. If you have not done so already, and you would like your preference to be considered, please do so by Friday, June 9, 2023. Beginning next week, we will begin scheduling and your preference is important to this process.
Cluster Preference and Program Preference Forms:
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.
An Evening of 2 Amazing Bands!:
Please join us on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 6:00 pm in the BMS front parking lot with your lawn chairs/blankets and picnic food for your family to relax to the sounds of the BMS Jazz and Pops Bands as they showcase their entire set lists from this school year. (In the case of rain, we will perform in the BMS Auditorium).
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 email@example.com before Friday, June 16 so we can arrange for your student to borrow a device for the summer.
Barrington High School Parent Association:
Calling 8th grade parents and guardians! The Barrington High School Parent Association is seeking several adults to serve on the board for the 2023-2024 school year. These positions are critical to enhancing opportunities for students. Meetings occur once per month with a few hours a month of volunteer time between meetings.
Ideally, they will vote in new board members before the end of this school year. If you feel able to assist, please reach out to the Barrington Parent Association President, Maura McCrann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barrington High School Cheer Tryouts:
If your student is a current 8th grader and may be interested in cheering at BHS, please join us June 12 - June 15 from 4pm-6pm in the BHS Small gym for tryouts.
Questions? Email email@example.com
BMS Media Center May Newsletter:
Click here for the latest news from the BMS Library!
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.
Barrington Youth Soccer:
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: