Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 12.11.2022

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:

  • 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, 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022- BMS Chorus Holiday Concert at 7:00 pm

Stay Connected with BMS:

BMS Weekly Schedule

Week of December 11, 2022:















Even Block

Odd Grade 6 Block / 7&8 Non Block Day

Even Grade 6 Block / 7&8 Non Block Day

What is New at BMS! 

(note: the following information is new)

8th Grade Family Meeting for 8th Grade Field Trip: 

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (moved from Wednesday, December 14, 2022) from 7:00 pm - 8:00 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. If a family member can not make this very important in-person event, we also have included a zoom link below: 

Topic: BMS 8th Grade Field Trip Info Session

Time: Dec 13, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Zoom Link for 8th Grade Field Trip Info Session

Meeting ID: 852 2430 4025

Passcode: 61VRNS


Big Takeaways from Town Hall Meeting: 

This past week, Mr. LeFaiver and I met with each grade at our town hall meetings. In summary, the following were our big takeaways: 

  • Reviewed Lockdown procedures and protocols 

  • Respecting the directions of all adults in the building 

  • Cell phones/headphones are off and in the lockers 

  • Hats are off and in the lockers (fashion)

  • Hoods are off 

  • Students being on time for homeroom/first period (8:40) 

  • Students reporting to the office 5 minutes prior to being dismissed 

Thank you in advance for supporting these key takeaways.

BMS Swim Team: 

We are excited to announce that BMS will have a swim team. If you are interested in joining the team we ask that you email Susan Pascale-Frechette at First session will begin on Sunday December 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm at PODS Swimming. 

Happy Holidays from the BMS PTO! Here are a few updates:

  • Follow us on Instagram: @bms_pto

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

  • Help support the BMS PTO with your holiday shopping:

  1. Choose AmazonSmile for all of your Amazon shopping: Select Barrington Middle School Parent Teacher Organization as your charity

  2. For every purchase, 0.5% will be donated to the BMS PTO

  3. Money raised will support PTO and school events and programs such as field trips, classroom needs, 8th-grade celebration, One Amazing Night, Book Fair, faculty and staff appreciation, etc.

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 Ms. Cotnoir, Mr. Hanson, Mr. Spencer, and our BMS Robotics Team. We are so proud of our robotics team. After a few years of hiatus in competition, BMS Robotics team qualified for the State competition which will take place in January! 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our amazing BMS Faculty/Staff.  Thanks to the generosity of the BMS community spreading holiday magic, many students will have the happiest of holidays come true! #GingerbreadExpress @NEARhodeIsland #BMSShines @bms_ri @bps_ri @RIDeptEd @GovDanMcKee @barrington_nea (From Dr. Fernandes Tweet)

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Kelly Nelson, Amy Skadberg, Lynn Vargas and Janna Fadale. It’s no secret that they make the school run. This past week when the need arose, Kelly and Amy rolled up their sleeves, put on their gloves and masks, and provided care for sick children in the Nurse’s Office. Meanwhile, Lynn and Janna held down the fort in the main office and school counseling, keeping the school running seamlessly. The entire BMS School Community is so lucky to have such a fantastic front office staff. Nominated by Andy and Elliott

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.