Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: April 27, 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:

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 - Last day to order a 2021-2022 BMS Yearbook (Code BMS22)

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

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

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 5th Grade Family Info Night from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - No School/Memorial Day

  • Thursday, June 2, 2022- One Amazing Night at BMS from 5:00pm - 7:30pm

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - Spring Chorus Concert at 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 - Spring Band Concert at 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 8th Grade Bridging Ceremony from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 - Last day of school for students

Stay Connected with BMS:

This Week’s Schedule: 

Week of April 25, 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 Becky Trahan, Steph Nary, Jaime Poirier, Krystal Sleboda, Kelly Nelson, Lynn Vargas, Amy Skadberg, and Elliott LeFaiver for your collective efforts, organization, and dedication in making this year’s testing season a success. It certainly takes a village to ensure testing goes as smoothly as possible. Looking forward to an equally smooth math assessment  and science assessment (8th grade only). Thank you team for all that you do! 

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! 

BMS Auditorium Update: 

I am pleased to announce that our BMS Auditorium is now available for use in our learning community. We look forward to hosting a number of year-end events in the auditorium! 

BMS Auditorium: 


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 Info Nights for Current 5th Grade Families:

BMS is hosting 3 informational evenings for our current 5th grade parents/guardians to help answer questions they may have about their child’s transition to middle school.  All evenings are being held in-person at the middle school starting at 6:00 pm and are for adults only.

  • Special Education Family Night-Tuesday, May 10

  • All 5th Grade Families-Wednesday, May 18

  • Middle School Math Progression Night - Wednesday, May 25

8th Grade Year-End Events:

● May 2 - Donations due

● June 17 - Boston trip

● June 20 - Kendbrin Field Day

● June 21 - Semi-Formal SportsNight (7-9)

● June 22 - 8th graders late arrival to school

● June 23 - Bridge Ceremony @ 1:00 pm

Click here for the full informational flier.

Deadline for ordering yearbooks is Thursday, April 28:

There’s still time to order a yearbook (but not much!)  Click here to order.  Code:  BMS22

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)!