Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: May 24, 2021
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.
BMS Upcoming Events:
Week of May 23, 2021:
Cluster Preference Form and Program Form:
Incoming 6th Grade:
Incoming 7th Grade:
Incoming 8th Grade:
This school year, our incoming 8th graders will be provided time during the first week of June to select their 8th grade allied art experiences through aspen.
Fundraiser reminder for Mental Health Awareness Month:
Reminder that this week is the last opportunity to donate to the Mental Health Awareness fundraiser. Proceeds go to the non-profit organization Minding Your Mind. Each cluster has a box in their Social Studies classroom, and both cash and checks are accepted. The cluster that raises the most money will receive a $100 Visa gift card
Mental Health Awareness Month Guest Speaker:
This month is Mental Health Awareness Month, and our Student Council has planned/prepared a number of activities around the topic of Mental Health. This week, we will have an amazing speaker named Andrew from Minding your Mind who spoke to our 8th grade students last week, and who will be speaking to our 6th/7th graders this week about his personal experiences with mental health. Andrew’s goal in working with Minding Your Mind is to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and help others who may be suffering to know that they are not alone and that it gets better. Part of Andrew’s message is the importance of reaching out to trusted adults (parents, teachers, coaches) when struggling with their emotions.
Linked below you can learn more about Andrew and his story, as well as the Minding your Mind organization.
It was important for us to inform you of this speaking event as his story may have an impact on your child. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Nary (8th Grade School Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org), Ms. Sleboda (7th Grade School Counselor at email@example.com), Mrs. Poirier (6th Grade School Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org), Ms. Silveira (email@example.com), or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is currently a book drive being held from now until May 30th. All donations will go to Books Are Wings, which supplies books to children in need, or Books Through Bars, which donates books to inmates across the country. Paperback books are preferred, and no spiral bound books. Please drop off donations in the designated box on each floor.
Seasonal Allergies vs. COVID-19? News from the Nurse:
Please click here for a summary of how to identify whether symptoms are related to seasonal allergies or COVID-19.
RICAS/NGSA Testing Update:
The Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA) will be administered on Thursday, May 27th and Friday, May 28th. Grade 8 distance learners will also be taking the assessments on these dates. Distance learners will be reporting to the Student Union for testing.
Make-Ups for Math RICAS will be held this week for students that missed a session(s). Students that are distance learners, please be on the lookout for an email from your school counselor with a makeup date.
News from our BMS Media Center:
BMS Weekly Trivia:
Reading Week Opportunity for BMS Students:
Are you interested in reading a picture book to Barrington Elementary students during their reading week? Sign up to be a BMS Reader to get more information on how we will create videos for students at Primrose, Sowams, and Nayatt. Fill out this form to let us Mrs. Roy and Mrs. Van Leer know that you are interested.
Need a book to read? Our awesome BMS Media Center staff recommends 6 books each week! The recommended book list is available through blog form at http://www.mrsmelanieroy.com/ and also at our virtual bookshelf form: https://bit.ly/3lW9Q5e
BMS Media Center Newsletter:
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