Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 10.23.2022
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:
Each week we shine our BMS Spotlight on various members of our learning community. Please scroll down toward the end of this newsletter to see our BMS Spotlight on Learning section. 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.
Stay Connected with BMS:
BMS Weekly Schedule
Week of October 9, 2022:
What is New at BMS!
(note: the following information is new)
BMS Red Ribbon Week:
Spirit Week - Dress Down Day Themes
Monday, October 24th - Fun Socks and Crocs
Tuesday, October 25th - Twin (or triplet… or quadruplet… etc.) day
Wednesday, October 26th - Wacky hair day
Thursday, October 27th - Wear Red (Support of Red Ribbon Week)
Friday, October 28th - Superhero Day
Monday: October 31st - Costume Day (NO MASKS)
BMS Choral Concert:
The BMS choral concert originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm has been postponed to a livestream event on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 2:30 pm. Click here for the livestream link. Due to capacity limitations, we cannot accommodate visitors to this event but we look forward to seeing you at future concerts.
BMS Best Buddies:
Join the BMS Best Buddies Chapter for our Friendsgiving Event! This event includes fall themed crafts, games, a photo booth, and fun with Best Buddies! Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there!
Please fill out this form to let us know if you can make it!
BMS Community Service Club:
BMS Wants to Help Bring a Thanksgiving Dinner to Every Table!
The Community Service Club at BMS recently held a food drive for Tap-In and they were thrilled
to receive 450 pounds of food that our families so generously donated. The Community Service
Club was very proud of our school community.
Tap-In then asked if we could help out with stocking the Thanksgiving food bags that they have
available for their patrons. This year the number of enrolled families has doubled and the amount of food required is enormous. They requested that the food be gathered this week (Oct.
24-28) and a group of our students will be delivering the donated food to Tap-In this coming
Friday. We realize that this comes right on the back of our previous food drive but hope that we
can find a way with everyone's help to bring the joy of Thanksgiving to everyone in our East Bay
Foods requested are:
6th Graders: Stuffing mix and gravy
7th Graders: Instant mashed potatoes and cranberry
8th Graders: Brownie and Bread mix
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:
BMS Spotlight on Learning
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 a spotlight on Nick Almeida. I would like to shine a spotlight on Nick Almeida. He has been so kind and helpful with his friend who has needed help getting from class to class. Thank you, Nick for being so kind and helpful to someone in need (nominated by Nurse Maddy)
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.