Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: May 10, 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 - Virtual 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 9, 2022







Non Block



PD Day


Even Day




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BMS Spotlight on Learning!

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our 8th Grade Celebration Committee. Over the past few months, Chris Keller and Meg Snyder from Red Cluster; Allison Correira from Green Cluster; Melanie Cotnoir, Lori Dalessio, and Riley Spillane from Purple Cluster; Krystal Sleboda, and two-parent reps have been working hard planning what is shaping up to be a special series of events for our 8th-grade students. Recently, we were able to successfully raise enough money to move forward with our 8th Grade Field Trip to Boston! Thank you team for your hard work, dedication, and humor! 

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! 

May 11, 2022, Asynchronystic Day: 

This is a reminder that on Wednesday, 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 

One Amazing Night:

BMS is excited to be hosting its One Amazing Night fundraiser evening again!  Please join the BMS learning community for our only fundraiser of the year on Thursday, June 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm!  The night includes academic showcases, choral and band performances, an obstacle course, henna tattoos, an opportunity to practice opening a locker, student art exhibits, our annual Book Fair, diverse food options and much more!  Many events are free and the BMS building will be open to host many of our activities, including our brand new auditorium.  Food items and some activities will require tickets that are available for purchase that evening. (Please note, this is not a drop-off event.)

BMS Info Nights for Current 5th Grade Parents/Guardians:

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. 

  • POSTPONED - Special Education Family Night-new date to be determined (was 5/10)

  • All 5th Grade Families-Wednesday, May 18 Virtual Meeting - 6:00 pm

  • Middle School Math Progression Night - Wednesday, May 25 Virtual Meeting - 6:00 pm

All Zoom links will be sent to families the day of the meeting.

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