Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: June 9, 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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This Week’s Schedule:
Week of May 30, 2022
BMS Spotlight on Learning
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Kristin Anderson and Rebekah Salter. Last week, our BMS Art Department raised nearly $900.00 for Barrington Tap In. This past Thursday evening, we displayed close to 200 bowls students made over the course of the year to raise awareness of world hunger. Great work Kristin and Rebekah.
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our 6th Grade Clusters and 6th grade Tour Guides for providing our incoming 5th-grade students with a warm BMS Welcome. Thank you for opening your doors to our newest members of BMS.
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our Yellow Cluster Teachers. Our Yellow cluster students are always supporting and helping us. They are always motivating us and making learning fun and easy. (Nominated by Yellow Cluster Student, Ela Er).
This week we would like to shine our BMs Spotlight on Mrs. Alison Pomeranz. Mrs. Pomeranz is a Very caring teacher who is very willing to help when students are struggling, she provides help for many students and is my trusted adult. (Nominated by Lime Cluster Student Sage Pires).
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Jaime Poirier. Jaime goes above and beyond for every single student. She works late evenings and holidays. She is there for her students and wants to see them succeed. (Nominated by a 7th-grade parent).
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. McFarland and Mrs. Dimatteo. The other week, Mr. McFarland and Mrs. Dimatteo organized two amazing guest speakers to speak to our 7th Grade Aqua students on the topics of life on land and under the seas, health, and climate action; and a person who works directly with the United Nations on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Great work Peter and Anita for providing this opportunity to our students.
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!
Update from our BMS PTO:
1. The BMS PTO board has several open positions for the 2022-2023 school year. Please contact the PTO at email@example.com for more information or if interested.
2. Parent volunteers are needed to help set up for the 8th grade bridging ceremony on June 23rd between 10-11am. We are looking for 10 6th and 7th grade parents to pay it forward that day to help with set-up. Please contact Anita Dimatteo if interested.
3. The final PTO meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday 6/15 from 7-8 pm. Please join us to discuss the end of the school year activities and to start planning for the next school year.
BMS Media Center:
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8th Grade Boston Field Trip - June 17, 2022
Our 8th grade field trip to Boston is quickly approaching. On Thursday, June 2nd the class of 2026 met to review the trip itinerary and details. You can find the slide deck shared with students HERE.
Students were sent home with a pre-trip packet which includes a copy of the Itinerary, as well as the Medical Authorization Form, and Over The Counter Authorization Form for students who may require medication during the trip. We ask that you please submit the Medical Authorization Form and Over The Counter Authorization Form to Nurse Maddy by Friday, June 10th.
Dinner for the trip will be held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. There is a fixed menu which can be found in the Student Meeting PowerPoint. We are working closely with the tour company on the dinner selection process as well as providing the Hard Rock Cafe with necessary allergy information. This process will be shared with students prior to the trip.
Tour groups and bus assignments are in the works and will be communicated to students in the coming days.
We are looking forward to a fantastic day in Boston!
BMS Garden Update:
- small empty plastic pots wanted- please place them in the bin outside the main office
- Seeking Summer Garden Volunteers
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
BMS Morning Show:
Is your student interested in working on the BMS Morning Show? Do they want to livestream after-school sports? Sign up for the BMS TV Club! https://forms.gle/1JqGbfrB8Rk4uhNT7
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!
Thank a Teacher with a B.E.F. Star:
Click HERE to order your STAR.
Our S.T.A.R (Staff Teacher Appreciation Recognition) certificate is the perfect gift!
This year has been challenging for our Barrington Education Community. Let's recognize our teachers, administrators and staff for being the STARS that they are!
Make a tax-deductible donation to Barrington Education Foundation, and we will send each of your honorees a beautiful S.T.A.R. certificate.* (Min. of $10 per certificate.) See example of the certificate HERE . Orders are due by Friday, June 17th.
BEF champions extraordinary educational opportunities in the Barrington public schools.
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.
A note is required when dismissing your child early from school. Students may not be dismissed after 2:45 pm. Notes should indicate the student’s full name, who will be picking up the student and at what time. We cannot dismiss students to anyone other than a guardian or parent without a written note, even if they are on your emergency contact list. Students should drop the notes in the folder hanging outside each classroom as they go into their first class and take responsibility for watching the time and coming to the office 5 minutes prior to dismissal without being called. Please make sure all parties that are picking students up have an id. Your cooperation with this policy ensures the safety of our students and minimizes classroom interruption.
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.
Arts Alive! and the Hampden Meadows School PTO Present… Heroes vs Villains
Friday, June 17th 7pm
Saturday, June 18th 1pm
Barrington High School Auditorium
Imagine some of your favorite classic characters going head-to-head to battle it out and prove, once and for all, who claims the crown as the most important in literature, plays and of course, Broadway!...the Hero or the Villain?! There are no boundaries here - Exploring Broadway Musicals,
from classic to contemporary, in search of the winner. Get ready to laugh,
cry (and be terrified) by a cast of colorful characters who will do anything to win your vote!