BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of November 27, 2022

Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 11.27.2022

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, 

To BMS! 



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. 

Let’s Celebrate the Languages Spoken at BMS

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - Picture Retake Day

  • Friday, December 2, 2022 - End of First Trimester

  • Monday, December 12, 2022 - Electronic report cards posted at 3:30 pm

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 8th grade Family Meeting re:  8th grade field trip

Stay Connected with BMS:

BMS Weekly Schedule

Week of November 27, 2022:













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Gr. 6 Even Block 

Gr. 7&8 


Gr. 6 Odd Block 

Gr. 7&8 


What is New at BMS! 

(note: the following information is new)

*DATE CHANGE* Attention 8th Grade Families: 

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (moved from Wednesday, December 14, 2022) at 6:00 pm, 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. 

Panorama Family Survey: 

The District is seeking your feedback to celebrate our successes and identify areas for growth so we can work to create the best learning and working environment for our students and staff.


By taking a few minutes to complete the Fall ‘22 Panorama Family Survey you will be providing us with essential feedback about the climate and culture of each of the BPS school(s) that your child(ren) attends. Once the survey is complete, the results will be analyzed by district administration, building leaders, and school improvement teams to inform school goals and actions.


You can access the survey online from this survey link. The survey will be open until December 9, 2022.


Thank you for your continued support in the continuous improvement of our schools. Please contact your building principal if you have any questions concerning the survey.

Panorama Student Survey: 

During the week of December 4, 2022, BMS Students will be participating in the Panorama Student Survey. Students will have an opportunity to answer questions about the climate and culture of Barrington Middle School. Student feedback is instrumental as we will be analyzing the data to inform school goals and actions. If you wish for your child not to participate in the survey, please complete the Panorama Survey Opt-Out Form by Friday, December 2, 2022. 

Panorama Survey Opt-Out Form 

Trimester 1 Report Card Dates: 

The end of Trimester 1 is coming to a close! Below you will find some important dates: 

  • Friday, December 2, 2022: Grades Close 

  • Monday, December 12, 2022: Report cards go out at 3:30 pm 

BMS Yearbook - 8th Grade Baby Pictures - Deadline this THURSDAY, December 1!:

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.

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.

CodeFAM - Hour of Code Evening:

On Tuesday, December 6th, we will hosting our annual CodeFAM (Hour of Code) evening in the BMS Student Union from 6:00-7:00 pm. Join Mark Davis and Melanie Roy as we showcase student-designed games and teach you how to code our own. Activities are available online at and all ages are encouraged to join us. Bring your own device or you may use one of our laptops.

Oldies but Goodies

(note: information previously seen, but still relevant)

BMS Yearbook:

Time to order your BMS Yearbook!

  1. Visit

  2. Click on tab “Yearbook”, then Yearbook Order.

  3. Password:  BMS23

Drop-off/Pick-up Instructions:

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 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.

PTO Corner: 

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:

  • Join the PTO: Become a member of the BMS PTO for $20 through our BMS online store. Proceeds go directly to the school and PTO programs and membership is required to vote at PTO meetings.

  • Volunteers needed: We are in great need of volunteers for the board (President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary) and committees (Book Fair, Hospitality, Fundraising, One Amazing Night, Variety Show, 8th Grade Celebration). Please email if interested or with any questions with no pressure to commit.

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 Blakely Hendricks, Rose Rakeman, and Katelyn Xain. This year's Lions Club Poster Contest theme Was Lead With Compassion. We are happy to announce that Blakely Hendricks came in 1st place in Barrington and 2nd place in the state competition. We would also like to recognize Rose Rakeman 2nd place in Barrington and Katelyn Xain 3rd place in Barrington. Nominated by the BMSArt Department Mrs. Anderson & Mrs. Salter

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. 

BMS Spotlight Nomination 

Around Town

(Community News)

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.