Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 12.4.2022
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.
Stay Connected with BMS:
BMS Weekly Schedule
Week of December 4, 2022:
What is New at BMS!
(note: the following information is new)
Friday, December 9, 2022:
This is a gentle reminder that this Friday, December 9, 2022, is a typical school day for both Barrington Middle School and Barrington High School students.
12 Days Till Winter Break:
We are just a few days away from our annual “12 Days Till Winter Break” fun! Please join in on the fun as we count down the days!
8th Grade Family Meeting for 8th Grade Field Trip:
On Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (moved from Wednesday, December 14, 2022) from 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 (left in from previous week’s newsletter):
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.
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.
BMS Media Center:
Volunteers Needed for BMS Garden Fence Construction
Two sets of volunteers are needed to construct the wooden fence for the BMS Garden.
Wed, 12/14, beginning at 8:45am-(end time is not set) a few parents needed to oversee small group of students to place wooden posts and backfill with dirt.
*Monday, 12/19- 10:20 am-12 pm- a few parents needed to support Mr. Tainsh's class in attaching the chicken wire and support posts, building the door
Please email Julia Texeira firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you can help either of those days.
Oldies but Goodies
(note: information previously seen, but still relevant)
Time to order your BMS Yearbook!
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 email@example.com 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 Mr. Keller. Mr. Keller has been working really hard, not only as a teacher but as a great friend. He worked single-handedly on helping us with all our essays and has done really well. He is such a great teacher and works really hard. He has an extreme commitment, and he deserves to be applauded for all he contributes to our school. Thank you for your help! (Nominated by Afraz Rahman)
This week we would like to shine our BMS spotlight on BMS Students Rose Rakeman, Emily Peluso, Arya Rahman, and former BMS Students Halyna Chapman and Lillian Weinstein for being guest presenters at the Blue Ribbon of School’s Conference in Orlando Florida. These amazing students virtually presented to a captive audience on the various Project Based Learning opportunities grounded in Deeper Learning principles that they engaged in as students while at BMS. Well done students! (Nominated by Dr. Anderson)
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.
Write for Rights Event:
The Barrington High School Gender Equality and Awareness Club is hosting a Write for Rights event on Saturday, December 10th at the Barrington Public Library from 10 am-2 pm.
Write for Rights is a campaign hosted by Amnesty International where letters are handwritten to protest the persecution of political activists or citizens in their home countries.
Holiday Fun at BHS hosted by the Future Business Leaders of America:
Get into the holiday spirit with the members of FBLA by making gingerbread houses and a festive craft! All ages are welcome! Click here for more information.