Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 11.26.2023

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.


Ласкаво просимо, ברוך הבא

bienvenido, benvenuto, 欢迎, Bem-vindo, स्वागत, வரவேற்பு, 

Hoş geldin, welkom, Witamy, 

добро пожаловать, maligayang pagdating, 

خوش آمدید, Bi xêr hatî, স্বাগত, καλως ΗΡΘΑΤΕ, ಸ್ವಾಗತ

Üdvözöljük, Willkommen,いらっしゃいませ

歡迎, fáilte, 환영합니다

स्वागत छ

Ⲛⲟϥⲣⲓ  , 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 graders sign up for DC trip by:  Friday, December 1, 2023

  • BMS Community Service Toys for Tots Donations:  November 27 - December 15

  • CodeFAM:  An Hour of Code Event for K-8 Families:  Tuesday, December 5, 2023

  • Unified Theater Basket Raffle tickets due:  Thursday, December 7, 2023

  • BMS Robotics Nacho Mamma’s Fundraiser:  Thursday, December 14, 2023

  • December Break: Monday, December 25, 2023 - January 1, 2024

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Activities or Events


1st trimester end

2nd trimester begins

~ BMS Current and Relevant News ~

Attention 8th Grade Families: Phase 1 Washington DC Information

Phase 1: Signups and Room Preference 

Sign-Up: 8th Grade Field Trip Washington DC, 2023 - 2024

  • Note: By Friday, December 1, 2023, we ask families to sign their child up via the above Google Form for the trip by 4:00 pm and request room preference. This will secure your child’s spot on the trip. If you sign up after 4:00 pm on December 1, 2023, your child will be placed on a waiting list. 

  • By Monday, December 4, 2023, we will confirm with 8th-grade families how many students will be attending the trip and the total cost of the trip.

Please a link to our first communication: 

Parent Communication 1: 8th Grade Field Trip Washington DC, 2023 - 2024

Message from Nurse Maddy:

Health and Safety Notice: Aerosol Spray

I would like to inform our BMS Learning Community about the use of Aerosol Sprays in the building.  Here at BMS we are dedicated to maintaining the health and wellness of everyone in the building.

It is very important not to spray any type of aerosol anywhere in the building. Like perfumes, colognes, spray hand sanitizer or any type of aerosol. The aerosol causes inflammation in the lungs that could potentially affect someone’s respiratory airway. Aerosol mist can trigger a range of respiratory conditions,  including asthma attacks or other respiratory reactions which can be serious or life threatening. 

Please help us by ensuring that all staff and students refrain from spraying any aerosol in the building.  If anyone has any questions please reach out to Administration or School Nurse. 


Nurse Maddy 

Calling 8th Graders!  Baby pictures for yearbook:

It’s a tradition at BMS to include baby/toddler pictures in the BMS yearbook during their 8th grade year.

Please complete the following form and upload your child's baby photo directly through this form.To avoid confusion, please ensure only one photo is uploaded per student.

PLEASE NOTE: You need to be signed into your or your child's gmail account. If not, you will not be able to upload the photo.


Please contact Mr. Kearns ( in room 2221 if you have any questions. Thanks!

2023-2024 Student Panorama Survey:

We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. BPS values input from our community – and we need to hear from your child or children! Students are essential partners as we work to improve our communication, academic program, and overall experience for everyone. 

To learn more about student experiences at school, we will ask for your child’s feedback via an online survey they will be completing during the weeks of 12/4-12/15.  We will also ask your child to reflect on their mindsets and approaches to learning. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete.

The survey content will ask students to self-reflect on their Emotion-Regulation, Growth Mindset, Social Awareness, Sense of Belonging, Teacher-Student Relationship, and School Climate.

We are partnering with Panorama Education to support us in administering these surveys. We ask that all of our students in grades 6-8 participate in the survey, as their feedback will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we  can improve and adapt our district to their needs. If students don’t feel they have enough information to answer a question, they can skip the item altogether.

Please notify us if you would like your child to opt out of taking the surveys by completing this Panorama Survey Opt-Out form by December 1, 2023.  If you have any questions about the survey administration, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Anderson at 401-247-3160 or

~ BMS Activity Corner ~


Barrington Middle School is excited to offer middle school swimming for the 2023-24 season! The season will run from 12/3/23 - 2/10/24.

Barrington will be competing against Bay View, East Providence, The Lincoln School, Moses Brown, Mt. St. Charles, Mt Hope, and The Wheeler School.

All practices and meets will be held at The Pods Swimming Aquatics Center (11 Commercial Way, East Providence).

Please see the attached form for sign ups:

Please email Susan Pascale-Frechette at with any questions.

BMS Unified Theatre Lego Basket fundraiser:

Dear BMS Community,

We are proud to announce a Lego Basket Raffle to support BMS Unified Theater. All proceeds will benefit BMS Unified Theater. Raffle Tickets are 3 for $5.00. Tickets and envelopes were handed out last week in school.  Tickets may be returned to BMS in the attached envelope with the completed raffle tickets, exact cash or a check made payable to Barrington Middle School. The drawing will be held on December 8, 2023. The two baskets are on display in the Barrington Middle School office. Good luck and happy building!

BMS All-In Club:

Please consider joining the All-In-Club in attending an upcoming Providence Bruins game on January 21, 2024 at 3:05 pm. 

Providence Bruins 

The All-In Club will work to organize all inclusive events that parents, staff and students are welcome to attend. Parents are required to provide transportation, expense of the event and supervision of children attending. Under no circumstances are children allowed to be dropped off and left unattended. These are created to be family fun events that like-minded individuals can share with others from the BMS community.

BMS Community Service Club:

Since Christmas is coming up, we are thinking of others!  This year, we want to make less fortunate children happy! Therefore, we are holding a “Toys-For-Tots” drive, where we are partnering with the Best Buddies at BMS and the Barrington Police.. Toys-For-Tots is a program that is run all around the United States, where they distribute toys to less fortunate families.  

We are encouraging people to donate new toys; everything makes a difference. The donations start on November 27th and end on December 15th. Here is the grade distribution:

8th- Sports (Football, Jump Rope, balls, etc…) and Games (Board Games).

7th and 6th- Under-age games (such as Twister, etc…), dolls (Barbie, L.O.L. Dolls, etc…), cars, and art supplies.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, we appreciate it!

Ela Er - Grade 8

Community Service outreach member

Robotics Club Fundraiser:

Join us for a night of food and community support! The Barrington Middle School Robotics Team, generously backed by the BMS PTO, is thrilled to invite you to our fundraising event at Nacho Mamma's on Thursday, December 14th.

The details about this event can be found in the linked flier. Don't forget to bring the flier with you on the day of the event and present it at the restaurant. By doing so, you'll be contributing to our cause, as 10% of the proceeds will directly support the Barrington Middle School Robotics Team. Your participation makes a difference and we can't wait to share this special evening with you at Nacho Mamma's!

CodeFAM:  An Hour of Code Event for K-8 Families:

Join us for an all age, all family interactive event on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:00 pm in the Barrington Middle School Student Union.  Build a video game!  Observe robots in action!  Explore artificial intelligence!  All participants are welcome, including beginner to intermediate coders, to experience the magic of coding.  Please bring your own WiFi-accessible device.  Click here for the informational flier.

~ BMS Spotlight on Learning ~

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Armstrong. Ms. Armstrong goes above and beyond to ensure that all students are included and participating at their ability levels. Her love of music is seen in her classroom and is shared with her students! (Nominated by a member of our BMS Learning Community) 

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Grace Perkins. The All-In-Club attended the Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep where Grace Perkins played the role of Martha Cratchit. Outstanding performance by all! (Nominated by a member of our BMS Learning Community) 

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Tessa Rigamonti, Blakely Hendricks, Naima Basse. These three amazing artists competed in the Barrington Lions Club Poster Contest this Fall. This year's topic was "Dare to Dream." These students created beautiful posters to visually reflect this topic and won first, second and third place. Tessa Rigamonti's first place poster has moved on to compete in the State's Lions Club poster competition. Best of luck to her to potentially win first place and have her poster move on to the national level. We commend these students on taking their own time to create beautiful art! (Nominated by Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Salter)

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 

~ Monthly DEIB  Corner~

DEIB December Calendar: 

Please see a link to our district’s DEIB December Calendar. 

DEIB December 2023

~ BMS Older but Current News ~

Yearbook Ordering Form: 

Linked below you will find the 2023 - 2024 Yearbook Ordering Form. 

2023 - 2024 Yearbook Ordering Form 

(Note: Order date by 5/15/2024. We are unable to accept any orders after 5/15/2024) 

~ BMS Standing Items ~

BMS Procedures

  • Dropoff/Pick Up Process - If you choose to drop-off and pick-up your student from BMS, please see this map for directionsBus Eligibility Guidelines

  • Early Dismissal:  Handwritten notes brought to the office before homeroom 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 early, even with permission by note.  ID and a physical presence is required to dismiss your student early. Please note that the last early dismissal of the day is at 2:45 pmPlease click here for full details about dismissing your student early from school.

  • Daily Announcements:  Click this link daily to find out important information about upcoming clubs, sports, enrichment activities and more!

BMS Pride: 

This year, each week we would like to invite all of our students to join BMS Faculty/Staff in showing BMS pride and school spirit by the following: 

  • Motivational Message Monday- We encourage you to wear your favorite motivational message proudly! 

  • Wednesday College and Career Day- Faculty/staff and students are encouraged to wear their favorite university colors/names and/or support different careers, trades, and occupations. 

  • Thursday Cluster Color Day: Faculty/staff and Students are encouraged to proudly wear their cluster colors. 

  • Friday School Color Day (Formally known as Blue and Gold Day)- Faculty/staff and students are encouraged to wear blue and gold on Fridays to show our school pride. 

~ Community News ~

Winter Lacrosse Clinic offered by East Bay Lacrosse:

  • Registration for the East Bay Lacrosse winter clinic is open! Please register here

  • Boys & Girls Grades 3-8 join us for fun, instructional clinics on six Monday nights from January 8th - February 27th at Longplex Family Sports Center. No clinics will take place on February 5th or February 19th. 

  • Barrington High School lacrosse players help coach! 

  • Registration closes December 31st (or when the groups are full).

  • PRICING: $165

  • Scholarships are available upon request and application.