Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: April 11, 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.

Important Dates:

  • Friday,Apr 15, 2022- No School/Good Friday

  • Monday, April 18, 2022 through Friday, April 22, 2022 - No School/Spring Break

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022- No School/Eid al-Fitr

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - Student Distance Learning Day (Faculty Professional Development day)

Stay Connected with BMS:

This Week’s Schedule: 

Week of March 30, 2022







Non Block






Grade 6 Block

Non Block 7&8


Grade 6 Block Non Block 7&8

BMS Spotlight on Learning!

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our entire BMS Cast of Revolting! Our students did an amazing job showcasing their musical and theatrical talents! We would also like to shine our BMS Spotlight on the directors (Ms. Dena Davis, ) for sharing your passion for theater with our students. Bravo! 

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Ms. Melanie Cotnoir. Thank you Melanie for reviving our BMS Robotics Club/Team, as well as your help with Science Olympiad. We appreciate all that you do for our learning community. (Nominated by a member of our BMS Faculty/Staff). 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our BMS Unified Basketball Team and Coach Nozaki. This past week they played their final home game to a packed house. Awesome sportsmanship, and team spirit demonstrated by all! Go Eagles! 

We would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on eighth-grader, Keta Douglas, who placed second in the state in the Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund annual poster contest!  Congratulations Keta!

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 

~New Items~

The following items are new to this week’s newsletter! 

8th Grade End of Year Field Trip Information: 

Linked below you will find important information regarding the 8th Grade Field Trip to Boston, MA and other important 8th grade year-end information.


Boston Field Trip Video Overview (Please.. Please.. Please.. Watch)  

Boston Field Trip PPT

Boston Field Trip Permission Slip

8th Grade End of Year Newsletter


Timeline for Trip: 

Permission slips for the 8th Grade Trip are due on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. 

Donations/Contributions/Fundraising for the trip is due on Monday, May 1, 2022

Attention BMS Learning Community: Please Consider Supporting our 8th Grade Students: 

We are excited to announce that the 8th Grade Students have an opportunity to attend their class trip to Boston, MA. For all 276 students to attend the trip, we need to raise $54,600 by May 2, 2022. Please consider making a donation/contribution to this trip. Checks can be made out to Barrington Middle School (subject: Class of 2026). Any help will be greatly appreciated! 


Note: Refunds for cancellations will not be available to the school or individual students.

BMS Family Learning Walks: 

Over the course of the next few months, BMS will be hosting family learning walks. 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 a walk, please complete the form below. Space will be limited to 15 individuals per visit. A confirmation email will be sent to individuals confirming their participation.


BMS Family Learning Walks 


BMS thanks our volunteers!

Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 17-23.  On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of BMS, Mr. LeFaiver and I would like to thank you for volunteering so generously during the past school year. Your time is valuable, and your willingness to contribute some of that valuable time, shows your commitment to the BMS Learning Community. Your contributions have really made a difference in our students’ educational experience. Thank you again, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.


Tutoring for BMS students:

Barrington High School National Honor Society Peer-tutoring is available to Middle School students!  No sign-up in advance is required, they can just show up.  5:30 to 7:30 at the Public Library in the Teen Room.  Please contact Ms. Schoppel at for more detailed information and a monthly schedule.

Read the latest edition of the BMS Eagles Gazette!

Latest Eagles Gazette here!

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!

  • Mondays after school (3:20-4:20pm):

    • STEM (an exploration of Newton’s laws of motion) with Mr. Thomas Fulton

    • Basketball with Ms. Gower

  • Tuesdays before school (7:20-8:20am):

    • Volleyball with Ms. Scanlon

  • Wednesdays before school (7:20 am-8:20am):

    • Badminton with Ms. Gower

  • Wednesdays after school (3:20-4:20pm)

    • Softball with Ms. Gower

  • Thursday before school (7:20-8:20am)

    • Volleyball with Ms. Gower

Click here for the full program descriptions and exact dates!

A note from the Student Assistance Counselor: 

On Wednesday, April 27 during first period, all students will be taking the Rhode Island Student Survey (RISS) which is an online survey administered by the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) in partnership with the University of Rhode Island. The RISS looks at a set of factors or conditions to which youth may be exposed that are associated with negative behavioral health outcomes and the extent to which youth may report engaging in problem behavior.

I recently received the data collected from the RISS which was taken by students in 2020, and will be working with the BMS Morning Show to share some noteworthy statistics, specifically celebrating the fact that MOST middle school students are steering clear of substance use! (YAY!) 

If you would like more information, or would like your child to meet with me individually, please contact me at  To opt your student out of taking this survey, please complete the form at this link.

Jordan Rodrigues MA, R-DMT 



~Spring Assessment~


Test Preparation: 

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 broken 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. 


Letter to 6th Grade Families

Letter to 7th Grade Families

Letter to 8th Grade Families

Schedule for Testing


Pictures around BMS

BMS Unified Basketball! 


Cast of Revolting!

7th Grade Sunflower ArtWork! 

Writing Tips Created by 8th Grade Students: