Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 9.4.2022
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.
Message from Dr. A:
We hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! Last week we had an amazing week. Our hallways and classrooms were filled with smiles, laughter, and enthused students and teachers. The 2022 - 2023 school year is shaping up to be a great year!
Did you know that you can follow along with our daily announcements? Linked below you will find our announcements that are shared with our students.
Stay Connected with BMS:
BMS Weekly Schedule
Week of September 5, 2022:
What is New at BMS!
(note: the following information is new)
Let’s Celebrate the Many Languages Spoken at Barrington Middle School:
This year, we would like to celebrate and recognize the various languages spoken at Barrington Middle School. If you would like to include the language spoken in your home, please complete the following link.
There are a few spaces left for 8th graders on Thursdays- starts this Thursday, 9/8. Sign up here.
Sorry, but there is no waitlist for the fall; we hope to see you in the spring.
Student and parent volunteers are needed. Please sign up here.
All Things GREEN:
There is an informational meeting this Wednesday, Sept 7, 8:20am, for any student interested in the garden, composting, working at Barrington Farm School, or the Environment Club. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot make it.
Welcome to the new school year from the BMS PTO! We are excited for the new year and a return to many of the events and activities that have been missed over the past couple of years. Here are a few PTO updates to start off the year:
BMS FIRST Lego League is holding informational meetings for students who may be interested in trying out for the BMS team. Please see the meeting schedule below if you are interested in finding out more information. Meetings are held in the 6th grade breakout space.
Friday, September 16: 6th Grade Introduction to Robotics 3:30-5:30
Tuesday, September 20: 7th Grade Introduction to Robotics 3:30-5:30
Thursday, September 22: 8th Grade Introduction to Robotics: 3:30-5:30
Please email teacher Melanie Cotnoir at email@example.com if you are interested or have any questions.
Oldies but Goodies
(note: information previously seen, but still relevant)
If you choose to drop-off and pick-up your student from BMS, please see this map for directions.
If you are interested in purchasing optional insurance for your student’s Chromebook, please click here for more information. There are options for purchasing insurance for one, two or three years. Deadline for ordering is September 24, 2022 for purchasing.
Early Pick-Up Reminders:
Notes or emails to firstname.lastname@example.org are needed every time you need to dismiss your student prior to the end of school. Middle School level students are not allowed to bike home, even with permission by note. ID and a physical presence is required to dismiss your student early. Please click here for full details about dismissing your student early from school.
BMS Picture Day:
Picture day will be Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at BMS. Coffee Pond will be our photographers this year. Click here for ordering information.
Let’s Celebrate our Amazing Learning Community
(note: below you will find our standing/weekly BMS Spotlight on Learning)
BMS Spotlight on Learning:
This week, we would like to shine our BMS spotlight on the amazing STEP Intensive team of Abby Halnon, Abby Scott, Sushma Mottana, and Manny Canario. You all work so awesome as a team and do a tremendous job with your students! I love coming into the classroom and seeing all the great work the students are doing and how engaging they are. Their progress is a testament to all of your hard work. Thank you for everything you do for them and for the BMS Learning Community! - Elliott
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.