Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: May 25, 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 May 25, 2022
BMS Spotlight on Learning!
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Dail Bienkiewicz. Dail has been a positive light since I started here at BMS, always thinking of how to help me in every step of getting up to speed here. Many times she will put aside her own task to show me the way for a new task for myself. In this crazy time of teaching and Covid it is hard for me to imagine how she can be so gracious and organized in order to guide me so well in my new role and not miss a beat in her own role for the greater good of our department! She defines teamwork = dreamwork! Thanks Dail for all you do!! (Nominated by Mrs. Armstrong)
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Nary, Mrs. Poirier, Ms. Sleboda, Dr. Tilotson, and Ms. Rodriques. As a part time SW, there is absolutely no way I could navigate the many moving parts and demands of my role without this amazing team beside me. They hardly ever get a break and always put their students first. It is an honor and privilege to work with them. They make a huge difference in their student's lives and I am so grateful for them! (Nominated by Mrs. Canario)
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Ouellette. Mrs. Ouellette is a kind and dedicated teacher who gives you a nice laugh when you are feeling down. (Nominated by Lime Cluster Student Seniha Kurt)
This week, we would also like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our BMS Morning Show student team. In the absence of Mr. Altieri, these students demonstrated the 3 R's by maintaining a respectful attitude of collaboration, responsibility in preparation and conduct during production, and arrived early and ready to learn. This is a credit to their maturity and the excellent leadership of Mr. Altieri's mentorship. Well done team!
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!
Friendly reminder from Nurse Maddy:
Reminder, if you have not done so already, please fill out Scoliosis Screening Form
Scoliosis Screenings will take place for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 on June 13th and June 14th. This screening of the spine is mandated in RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS (R-16-21-SCHO).
Students grade 6-8 are screened individually during physical education class and their privacy is assured.
Many students have their own private physician that checks for scoliosis during their annual physical exam. If this is the case and you would like to excuse your child from the upcoming screening, please do so below. Your child will automatically be Included in this screening unless we hear from you.
Thank you, Nurse Maddy
Cluster Preference Form/Information:
This is just a reminder that our Cluster Preference Form/Information is due on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, by 4:00 pm. Please see the link below:
The Barrington Public Schools have been given POW/MIA flags from the Barrington Veterans Council. These flags will be flown at our schools on various occasions throughout the year. Our SS/Humanities team have shared age-appropriate information about the flag and its meaning to our students, as well as I went on the morning TV show to discuss the significance of the flag.
Razz cluster has been recently awarded a BEF grant for the purpose of building a miniature lending library that will be located right near the entrance to BMS. Students can borrow these books or choose to take and leave a book. This idea encourages students during the school year to utilize the resources at their fingertips, as well as during the summer months to maintain, expand, and improve their reading levels and their reading interests.
We are looking for donations of new and gently used books to fill the shelves.
Please consider donating to this worthy cause.
Books can be dropped off to Mrs. Bento's room 1205. Please drop off books by June 6th.
Thank you so much. Razz Cluster
Volunteers Needed: BMS Career Day, Friday, June 10th, 10am-1pm
Help with attendance and oversee presentations in the classrooms
Please click the link to sign-up to volunteer:
Questions? Please contact: Anita DiMatteo, BPS Volunteer Coordinator, DiMatteoA@barringtonschools.org
Books Are Wings Drive:
There is an end-of-year book drive being held for the month of June! All donations will go to Books Are Wings, which supplies books to children in need, or Books Through Bars, which donates books to inmates across the country. Paperback books are preferred, and no spiral-bound books. Please drop off donations in the designated box on each floor of BMS.If you have any questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com!
Families with Upcoming 5th Graders:
The last of our information evenings, Special Education Information Night, for our upcoming 6th-grade families, has been rescheduled to the evening of Monday, June 13, 2022 starting at 6:00 pm. Although we were hoping it could be in person, we will be hosting it virtually and will send out the link to the Zoom meeting closer to the 13th. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
End of Year Best Buddies Event:
We hope that you can join us for the final BMS Best Buddies event of the year! Our End of Year event will take place on Wednesday, June 1 from 3:20 - 4:00 PM in the Student Union. We hope you can join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, temporary tattoos, a photo booth station, and more! Please click the link below to let us know if you can attend. We hope to see you there!
Empty Bowls Event on Thursday, June 2, 2022:
BMS Art Department is proud to host an Empty Bowls Event on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6-7pm. Art students have made ceramic bowls throughout the year as a reminder of the many empty bowls that exist in households around the world as many families fight hunger. For a suggested donation of $5, beautiful handmade ceramic bowls will be given to you as you enjoy soup generously donated by Blount Fine Foods. All proceeds go to the RI Food Bank.
In addition to seeing beautiful artwork created by our students, attendees will also be able to listen to the music performed by our band and chorus students.
One Amazing Night- Cancelled
The Rhode Island Department of Health has recently elevated our community to a COVID “high-risk” level. We therefore need to cancel our One Amazing Night event due to it being a predominantly inside event.
Barrington Lions Club Scavenger Hunt:
On Friday, July 15, 2022 at 5 pm the Barrington Lions Club is sponsoring a Barrington Scavenger Hunt during the Barrington Street Fair! Only $20 per team. Click here for the informational flier.