Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 2.5.2023

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:

  • Science Olympiad Informational Meeting: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm (virtual) 

  • 8th grade dental screening at BMS:  Wednesday, February 8, 2023

  • Sports Night: Friday, February 10, 2023 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Presidents Day/February Recess:  No school Monday, February 20 through Friday, February 24, 2023

Stay Connected with BMS:

BMS Weekly Schedule

Week of February, 5, 2023











Odd Non Block Advisory Day

Even Block

Odd Block

Even Grade 6 Block / 7&8 Non Block Day

Odd Grade 6 Block / 7&8 Non Block Day

What is New at BMS! 

(note: the following information is new)

BMS Special Education Taskforce Membership: 

The BMS Special Education Taskforce is a group of committed members (Administrators, Teachers, and Families) that provides feedback and shares perspectives on special education related topics, draws attention to areas of concern, and contributes to solutions that benefit the entire school. This team is seeking membership from parents/caregivers. If you are interested in serving as a member, we encourage you to complete this form by Friday, February 19, 2023 (note: this date has changed from a previous communication) 

2022 - 2023 BMS Special Education Taskforce 

BMS Science Olympiad Informational Meeting: 

Barrington Middle School is pleased to announce that we will be running our Science Olympiad Team this school year. We have partnered with Brown University students to provide this amazing opportunity. We will be having an informational meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 6:30pm for all interested students and families. This will be a required meeting for those wishing to participate as important logistical information will be shared. 

Zoom invitation for tonight’s Science Olympiad is:

Meeting ID: 861 0198 1182

Passcode: 741620

Find your local number:

BMS Family Learning Walks:

New dates out for BMS Family Learning Walks!  Family Learning Walks are opportunities for families to tour the building and see teaching/learning in action. Families may or may not see their own child’s classrooms.

If you are interested in attending a walk, please sign up here for ONE of the walks below (first-come, first-served basis). Space will be limited to 15 individuals per visit. A confirmation email will be sent to individuals confirming their participation.  

  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

  • Monday, March 6, 2023 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

  • Monday, May 8, 2023 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Sports Night: 

As referenced above, this Friday, February 10, 2023, we will be having a Sports Night. This will be an event for all grades (6th, 7th, and 8th). Below is important information to review to ensure a safe and fun event for all students. We will also be reviewing this with our students this week. 

Sports Nights: 

Throughout the year we continue to hope to have Sports Night. Please see the helpful hints below. Looking forward to a fun evening! 

What are Sports Nights?

  • Sports Nights are opportunities for students to socialize outside of school hours. 

  • A DJ provides music in the student union and the large gymnasium is open for basketball and other games. Proceeds from ticket sales and snack sales go to the student council and clubs/clusters. 

  • Sports Nights are chaperoned by the Principal, Assistant Principal, Teachers, and Staff.

What are Sports Nights Procedures/Expectations: 

  • Only BMS students may attend.

  • Students need to be present all day during the day of a Sports Night to attend.

  • Tickets are $5 at the door. It is helpful for students to have exact change. 

  • Students may bring additional money for snacks.  

  • Drop off: Front loop or side parking lot; not before 6:50pm.

  • Pick up: Students are dismissed at 9:00pm. Parents may pick up in the front loop or side of the building. 

  • Cell phone rules: No cell phone use in Sports Night. If students need to make a call, please have your child see one of the chaperones. 

  • If for some reason a student needs to leave early, the student may only be picked up by his/her parent. Students will not be able to go home early from a sports night from another parent. 

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)

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on all of the students, teachers, and staff who made our first-ever Unified Theater event such an amazing experience for all who participated and watched. Kindness and inclusivity was on display in a major way! In particular, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Melinda Germano for bringing this program to BMS! We would also like to shine our BMS Spotlight on the many individuals who either helped out with practice, planning and/or supporting the actual event. Thank you to Stacy Lema, Kathryn Smith, Becky Trahan, Abby Halnon, Manny Canario, Katherine Ford, Brian Fernandes, Dawn Marcello, Lynn Vargas, Ann Piper, Kellyn McLaughlin, Jen Gladney, Connie Oswald, Denise Andreozzi, Barbara Nozaki, Maisey Morey, and parents Nicole Mandel and Carrie Kelly. As the saying goes, it takes a village! Your expertise and support certainly did not go unnoticed. 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Kathryn Smith. Ms. Smith is dedicated and committed to supporting all of her students in the Life Skills program, as well as their success in our M.A.D Squad Program. Thank Kathryn for all that you do! 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Coach Topazio and our BMS Basketball Team for making it to the semi-finals. Although they lost in overtime, the players never gave up and never lost faith in one another. We would also like to thank Denise Andreozzi, Barbara Nozaki, Randi Hines, Jenn Armstrong, and Maddy Crowell for supporting our BMS Fan Bus during the game. 

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)

Bilingual Book Drive:

Do you have any bilingual books at home that you can donate?  Nayatt School is hosting a bilingual book drive to support multilingual learners from January 30 through February 10, 2023.  All languages and grade levels are appreciated!  Donation boxes are located outside of the offices of all BPS schools.