Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: May 4, 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:

  • 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 May 2, 2022







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BMS Spotlight on Learning!

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Lori Dalessio. This past Friday, Lori presented at the Rhode Island Schools Superintendents’ Association Leadership Series on the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning. In front of educators from throughout the state, Lori highlighted the interdisciplinary work being done at the middle school, including projects to address local and global challenges such as hunger (community garden, “bee” initiative through to promote deep learning competencies. It was evident that the audience and the representatives from NPDL had an appreciation for the great teaching and learning happening at Barrington Middle School. Thank you, Lori, for an awesome presentation and for being a great teacher for our students!

We’d also like to shine our BMS Spotlight on 8th grader Carlo Flores.  Carlo is the RI winner of the  year long Stock Market Game, Middle School Division! Carlo turned $100,000 into $107,503, with an invest-for-the-long-term strategy.  In addition to bragging rights, Carlo will be recognized at a Virtual Awards Ceremony on May 18th.

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! 

One Amazing Night! 

We are excited to announce that BMS will be hosting One Amazing Night on June 2, 2022, from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm! This will be the first time in our new building! One Amazing Night is an opportunity to celebrate all things BMS. This is not a drop-off event. We will be having an academic showcase, live student demonstrations, art exhibits, live music performed by our student performance groups, food, games, and much, much more. Please see a link to our official One Amazing Night flier

May 11, 2022, Asynchronystic Day: 

On May 11, 2022, our teachers/staff will be engaging in professional development and students will be participating in a half-day of asynchronous learning. Please see the link below for added information and a suggested learning schedule for the day. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 

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 5 - Donations due (date adjusted)

● 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.

BMS Media Center Newsletter:

Read the latest BMS library newsletter 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)! 

~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

Students welcome our Faculty/Staff with a round of applause!

8th Grade Drip Painting: 


Cooperative Learning In Mr. Blasi’s Science Class

Final Products from Mr. Millard’s Building an Earthquake Safe Structure Lab



Some great collaboration going on in Ms. Iodice’s Grade 6 Health Class