Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 11.13.2022
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.
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Week of November 13, 2022:
What is New at BMS!
(note: the following information is new)
Attention 8th Grade Families:
On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, we will be hosting a meeting for all 8th-grade families (parents/guardians) to discuss our annual end of the year 8th Grade Field Trip. At this meeting, our hope is to share with our families a few options and the cost implications of each one of those options. If your child would like to attend the end-of-year field trip, it is important for a family member to attend this very important meeting as we will be seeking feedback from families on a direction to pursue.
Art Postcard Fundraiser:
Students in art classes have created beautiful "All About RI" postcards. Any monies raised will go toward sponsoring an artist to visit BMS! Postcards are only $10 for a pack of 8. They make great gifts! Checks may be made out to “BMS” and postcards will be delivered to your student or are available in the BMS office for purchase as well.
Love cool weather walking? Volunteer at BMS!:
An adult with a current BCI is wanted to volunteer to lead a weekly winter walking club. Winter is a perfect time to get out in nature, meet some amazing students, and get some fresh air and exercise. The group would meet at 3:15pm at BMS and take a 30-55 minute walk along various routes throughout the area. Let us know what day of the week would work best for you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available.
Join Dr. Anderson on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm for a principal luncheon. The goal of the luncheon is to connect with families, discuss BMS-related topics, and to answer any questions families may have. No pre-registration necessary.
Announcing the BMS PTO & Arts Alive! Production of Matilda, JR! Registration for the BMS Arts Alive! Production begins tonight, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm. Click here for full informational flier.
To Register: Visit www.artsalivebarrington.org
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. Deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022.
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 packages are in and have been distributed by teachers. 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 your student will be retaking their picture. 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.
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 our BMS Spotlight on Brady Martin. Brady continuously increases the overall aptitude of the class by sharing his great ideas!! (Nominated by Ms. Taglione).
This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Merritt Birbiglia. I observed Merritt kindly assisting a new student. The student was trying to find their classroom and Merritt saw that they were struggling and went out of his way to assist them (Nominated by BMS Faculty Member).
This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Kathryn Smith. Kathryn is a very hard worker and the kindest person I know. She put in 110% every day and is a great team player. She is a great asset to BMS (Nominated by BMS Staff Member).
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.
Americanism Essay Contest:
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is sponsoring an Americanism essay contest. The theme of the contest is: “What is your American Dream?” Plaques and monetary awards will be given to selected winners. Please click here for the informational flier. Essays should be submitted to the indicated Elks Lodge on or before December 15, 2022.