Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 10.9.2022
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.
Hoşgeldiniz, benvenuto, bienvenidos, bienvenu, 欢迎, mirëseardhje, ברוך הבא, xoş gəlmisiniz, 환영하다, добро пожаловать, خوش آمدید, स्वागत हे, స్వాగతం, வரவேற்பு,
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:
On Monday, October 17, 2022, we will be having our first Family Learning Walk of the school year. Family Learning Walks are an opportunity for families to tour the school and see teaching and learning in action. If you are interested in learning more about our Family Learning Walks, please see the information below.
Stay Connected with BMS:
BMS Weekly Schedule
Week of October 9, 2022:
What is New at BMS!
(note: the following information is new)
Parent Learning Walk:
Dr. Anderson will be hosting several “Family Learning Walks” throughout the year to provide an opportunity for families to see Project Based Learning in action and to get a glimpse of the life of a BMS student. Our first visit is scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2022. Register for this and other Parent Learning Walk dates on this form. We will need to limit it to 20 parents, and it will be a first come, first served basis. Please note, this visit is not to your child’s classroom, but rather to see teaching and learning happening throughout the school.
BMS Unified Theater:
Unified Theater is coming to BMS! In Unified Theater, young people with all abilities come together as equals to put on a production. The production is entirely organized, written, and directed by the students themselves. The concept is simple: empower youth to lead, let creativity rule, and put the Spotlight on Ability. All students are welcome!
Media Center Update:
Please see a link to our BMS Library September newsletter.
Rhode Island Student Assistance Services October Newsletter:
Click here for the RISAS October Newsletter which includes information on practical tips for parents talking to kids about alcohol, Red Ribbon Week in support of substance prevention education & advocacy, and Drug Take Back Day on October 22, 2022.
Principal Coffee Hour:
I would like to invite you to this month’s Principal Coffee Hour on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am in our school’s Professional Development room. Principal’s Coffee Hour provides families an opportunity to meet with me to discuss a number of school related topics. The first half hour I will have a topic that I will prepare to discuss, and the second half hour will be an open agenda item. I do ask that topics discussed need to be general and not about specific incidents.
Oldies but Goodies
(note: information previously seen, but still relevant)
Time to order your BMS Yearbook!
BMS Yearbook - 8th Grade Baby Pictures:
It’s tradition! See how much the 8th graders have grown! Each year we have pages in the yearbook dedicated to 8th grade baby/toddler pictures and it’s always fun to see how far they’ve come. Please complete this form and upload your child's baby/toddler photo directly. To avoid confusion, please ensure only one photo is uploaded per student.
PLEASE NOTE: You need to be signed into your or your child's gmail account. If not, you will not be able to upload the photo.
CoffeePond Picture Day Follow-up:
Picture Day on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 went very smoothly. Picture packages are expected to be delivered to BMS in about 4 to 6 weeks. Picture retake day will be on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 if you'd like to have your student's picture redone (or if they were absent on September 28). Please send in your picture package with your student on that day.
If you have any questions about ordering, reordering or just in general, please contact CoffeePond directly at 800-632-2323, extension 0 or email email@example.com. We cannot accept paper orders in school any longer but it is not too late to order. Contact CoffeePond at the numbers above.
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.
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 Mrs. Bento, Mrs. Boyle, Mrs. Cabral, and Ms. Ferry for the creation of the new teacher guide. Thank you for your hard work and dedication in creating this resource for our entire learning community. Having a “one stop shop” is very helpful and useful. Great work Razz teachers!
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.
Community Flu Clinics:
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Cafeteria of Sowams School
364 Sowams Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Thursday, November 3, 2022
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Cafeteria of Barrington High School
220 Lincoln Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806
Participants: Community Clinic (ages 3 and up)
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.
Community showing of short film “If Only”:
All are welcome to this free public event at East Providence High School (2000 Pawtucket Ave, EP, RI) on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm. The East Providence Prevention Coalition is proud to present “If Only,” a short film created to initiate a meaningful dialogue between parents and children, and within communities, about prescription drug misuse and substance use addiction.