Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: March 30, 2022
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.
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Week of March 30, 2022
BMS Spotlight on Learning!
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Moran. Mr.Moran is a kind, hilarious, and an incredible teacher. He makes learning fun while still learning everything we need to know. Mr.Moran is a one-of-a-kind teacher and has such an enjoyable class. Thank you, Mr. Moran, for being such an exceptional teacher! (Nominated by Student Clare Capozza)
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on student Noah. Noah, Your kindness and care towards a fellow student did not go unnoticed. When a young lady fell off of her bike this week while many others passed her by you were right there to ask her if she needed help. This small act of kindness towards another student is exactly what being a loving human being is all about. Please always know that the compassion you offered to a stranger while others looked on took a lot of bravery, courage, and empathy. You are a shining light and a great example to others. Keep being amazing!!!! (Nominated by a BMS Family Member).
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.
The following items are new to this week’s newsletter!
BMS Virtual Chorus Showcase:
This Friday afternoon, April 1, 2022, we will be having a very special BMS Virtual Chorus Showcase from 2:25 to 3:10. Please use this link to tune in.
BMS Eagle Challenge:
Is your child a champion of diversity, inclusion, and kindness? If so, we encourage them to sign the Eagle Challenge pledge. Please see our BMS Eagle Challenge program linked below.
BHS Environmental Club and BMS Climate Change Club:
BHS Environmental Club and BMS Climate Change Club are having a tree sale to offset Barrington schools’ paper usage! We are selling Paper Birch, Red Maple, and American Sycamore. Each tree is $5 and is native to Rhode Island. Purchase by April 1st! Pick up your tree/s on May 1st at the high school.Link to our website!
Environmental Club and Climate Change Club
One Amazing Night:
I am excited to announce that this year we will be having our One Amazing Night (Date TBD) during the month of June. This will be our first ever One Amazing Night in our new building. Ideas include (but certainly not limited to) academic showcases of cluster work in our mini breakout spaces, live student demonstrations, art exhibitions, games, food, and much much more. We are looking for a parent volunteer to help plan this event, if you are interested in planning, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year End Important Dates (will be frequently updated as more dates/events come on our radar):
7th Grade Pathways Experiences:
8th Grade Career Day: June 10, 2022
8th Grade Bridge Ceremony: June 23, 2022, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8th Grade March: June 23, 2022 from 2:00 pm (following Bridge Ceremony)
Diversity Equity and Inclusion themed Arts Show:
On March 22nd the BPS Culturally Relevant Committee premiered a virtual Diversity Equity and Inclusion themed Arts Show. To view this event please click this link. The show also premiered on the BHS Sunrise Show ennsunrise.com/deiarts2022.
Submissions from BHS and BMS students include performances, visuals, and poetic art.
BMS Family Book Club - all are welcome!
How to Win a Slime War
Family Book Club
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 6:30 PM in the BMS First Floor Breakout Area
How to Participate:
Sign up for a copy of the book and read in advance. Then join Dr. Fernandes, Mrs. Ridlon, and Mrs. Roy on Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 PM in the Sixth-Grade Breakout area to discuss the 2022 Kids Read Across Rhode Island title. You can even bring your own slime using recipes from the book for a slime contest of our own(optional, of course)!
BMS Before and After School Enrichment Opportunities April/May:
New starting dates in April!
Click here for the full program descriptions and exact dates!
Routine Dental Screening on April 7, 2022
Attention 8th Grade Families;
Dr. Theodore Drummond D.M.D., dentist for the Barrington Public Schools, will be conducting our yearly dental screening at BMS on 04/07/22, as required by the Rhode Island Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs. If your child receives routine dental care from a private dentist, your child does not need to participate in the dental screening, however you must submit the dentist name and date of examination on this form to decline the screening. COVID-19 protocols will be followed to ensure safety during screenings. Here is the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHF9jCBEVgGpRVSB9HXYkT9GU2r7fR_jJc4WdPSb5BlsNpVw/viewform
Save the date for the next BMS PTO meeting:
The next BMS PTO meeting will be in person in the BMS Student Union on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 starting at 7:00 pm.
Arts Alive! and the Barrington Middle School PTO Present Revolting! An Historic Musical Revue:
Friday, April 8th 7pm
Saturday, April 9th 1pm
Saturday April 9th 7pm
Barrington High School Auditorium
It’s Power to the People in this journey through some of Broadway’s most
popular historic musicals. This musical revue will cover scenes and songs
from Tony Award winning shows like Les Miserables, Hamilton & Newsies –
and a few surprises! Don’t miss the students of BMS in this magical production!
Get your tickets today!
$8/adult & $5/ student can be purchased in advance at:
(Tickets will also be on sale at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Arts Alive!
Pre-Order the Digital Download of the Arts Alive & BMS PTO Sponsored Revolting!
Arts Alive and the BMS PTO are excited to present Revolting! An Historic Musical Review on April 8&9. The show will be professionally recorded and a digital download of the performance will be available for purchase. To pre-order the digital download of the performance, please go to the PTO online store: https://tools.ptoffice.com/Stores/BMS_Store. Individual login and password information will be provided to those who purchase the digital download only and will be available a couple of weeks following the performance.
This is a friendly reminder to our families to make sure your child is charging the computers the day before they are scheduled to take RICAS. Also, if you notice your child’s computer is broke please have them stop by the library.
RICAS and NGSA Assessment Information:
Please see RICAS/NGSA information and testing schedule below.
*There is a minor change in the schedule. The testing window will begin at 9:00. It is important that students are in their homerooms by 8:40 am.
Pictures from around BMS
Morning Show getting ready to broadcast!
Orange Cluster Exploring Grit:
Green Cluster Students Exploring Newton’s Laws of Motion:
Shared classroom wall open for collaborative teaching:
Red Cluster Artifacts from Islam Project:
Media Center Creative Station: