Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 9.18.2022
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.
“Welcome” to BMS!
Hoşgeldiniz, benvenuto, bienvenidos, bienvenu, 欢迎, mirëseardhje, ברוך הבא, xoş gəlmisiniz, 환영하다, добро пожаловать, خوش آمدید
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.
Message from Dr. A:
We are pleased to inform you that we will be bringing back Sports Nights to our learning community. Sports Nights have been a long-standing tradition at BMS. In fact, when I was a student here many moons ago I attended Sports Nights!
Sports Nights are chaperoned by BMS faculty and staff and provide students with a fun evening filled with sports (basketball/badminton), board games, and dancing. Students are asked to provide $5.00 at the door and the money collected goes to our Student Council and the cluster that is hosting the event.
This year we will be starting with an 8th Grade only event and a little later on in October a 6th/7th Grade only event. Please see more information below regarding these exciting opportunities.
Stay Connected with BMS:
BMS Weekly Schedule
Week of September 18, 2022:
What is New at BMS!
(note: the following information is new)
On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Commissioner of Education visited Barrington Middle School to present our learning community with the Green Ribbon Recognition!
Please see a blurb in a recent communication.
“Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green will join Barrington Public Schools students, staff and administrators on a tour of Barrington Middle School, which recently qualified for a $1.5 million energy bonus due to its energy-efficient, high quality learning environments. The tour and special plaque presentation will take place Tuesday, September 20, at 10:30 a.m.”
Commissioner Angéla Infante-Green, School Committee Members, Building Committee Members, District Administrators, and student reps from our Student Council, Climate Change Group, Community Service Group, and Garden Group were present for the presentation.
BMS Open House:
On Thursday, September 29, 2022, BMS would like to invite you to our Open House. The 6th and 7th/8th Grade Schedules are slightly different as we will be providing our 6th-grade families with a Canvas/Aspen overview prior to the evening starting and the 7th/8th-grade families with a Canvas/Aspen overview at the end of the evening.
6th Grade Schedule:
7th/8th Grade Schedule:
8th Grade Sports Night:
We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing back Sports Night. We will be offering an 8th Grade Only Sports Night on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Next week, we will be reviewing Sports Night expectations with our students, as well as sharing these expectations with our families as well.
6th/7th Grade Sports Night:
We will be offering a 6th/7th Grade Sports Night on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
As the year progresses, Sports Nights will be offered to all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students.
BMS Picture Day:
Picture day will be Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at BMS. Coffee Pond will be our photographers this year. Click here for easy online ordering information. Paper order forms are also available in your student’s core classes or in the office.
BMS Photography Club:
Open to any experience level. Learn how to utilize camera functions & image composition to create strong storytelling imagery. Subjects ranging from sport, fashion, product, photojournalism - incorporate your own personal interests!
Beginning 10/11 meeting weekly Tuesdays
Kristin Spencer 401-617-5962
BMS Best Buddies September Event:
All BMS students are invited to join the BMS Best Buddies Chapter for our Back to School Event! This event includes fall themed crafts, games and having fun with Best Buddies! We hope to see you there!
Please fill out this form to let us know if you'll be in attendance by Monday, September 26. Students be on the lookout for an email from Dr. Anderson for more information about the BMS Best Buddies program.
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. Please note that the last early dismissal of the day is at 2:45 pm.
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.
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:
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 Brady White. Last week, our faith in students doing the right thing was brightened when Brady White stood up for someone who went through an awful moment. Brady did not laugh, make rude comments, or point fingers in jest. He was an upstanding student who acted immediately and selflessly to console another student. He picked the student up, literally and metaphorically, and took the student to the nurse's office; all the while, assuring the student that everything was going to be alright. This was a mature reaction in the face of a serious accident.
We applaud Brady's reaction and the care that he demonstrated. Our hope is that all BMS students reflect on how we are connected and how we need to slow down and take control of our actions and reactions in order to be responsible, respectful and ready to excel at being kind to all of our BMS friends.
Razz Teachers (Mrs. Bento, Mrs. Boyle, Mrs. Cabral & Ms. Ferry)
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Andreozzi. This past weekend, Mrs. A’s East Bay Rowing mixed masters boat won first place in the regatta in Boston! Great work Mrs. Andreozzi!
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.
Barrington Lions Club Peace Poster Contest:
For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity, bringing peace to the world one child at a time. Please click here for the first and second informational posters.