Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday Big Buck$ Winner!!

The winner for Monday, $25 Beverly Depot Gift Card and a $25 Fibber McGee’s Gift Card!, is Tony Taglieri

Congratulations to Aliya Taglieri for selling the winning ticket!!

Beverly Keeps Learning

The Beverly Public Schools has developed a website, Beverly Keeps Learning. This is a way for students and families to access some great enrichment activities. At the middle school, we are utilizing the Google Classroom platform to push out activities specifically for classes that your student is enrolled in. If you are not getting notifications from your student’s teachers, please email them directly so you can be invited to the class and get notifications when work is sent.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Trimester 2 Grades

With the updated information regarding the extended school closure, we plan to close Trimester II Grades on Friday, April 3, 2020. Thus, any outstanding work from Trimester II (work that was assigned prior to our March 13 closure) must be submitted by April 3rd. 

We will notify you when Report cards will be available on the Aspen Parent Portal. Trimester III will begin on Monday April 6, 2020.

Instrument Pick-Up, Second Chance!

The music department is able to offer instrument pick-up on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for any students who were not able to get their instruments on the first date offered. FAMILIES MUST PRE-REGISTER for this second pick-up so that we can get specific instruments ready. Please notify your child’s band or strings teacher by noon on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 if you need to collect your child’s instrument. The protocol for instrument pick up will be sent to pre-registered families after noon on March 31st.

Pre-Reigster for iPad Pick-Up, Second Chance!

We successfully handed out over 200 iPads to 5th and 6th grade students on our original pick-up date. We realize, however, that some parents were unable to get to us on the day, and that some families have since discovered that having another device at home would be beneficial. 

A second iPad pick-up day has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the front lobby of the middle school. FAMILIES MUST PRE-REGISTER for this second pick-up so that we can get specific iPads ready. Please notify your child’s teacher or Jamie Norton (jnorton@beverlyschools.org) of your need. 

This information should be shared with us by noon on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Be sure to include the following:
  • Your Child’s Name
  • Grade
  • Team
  • iPad Number (if they know it)
  • Location where they believe the iPad is

2020-2021 Course Selection

We had planned to open the Aspen Student Portal for course requests mid-March. Planning for remote learning has delayed this process. Please keep your eyes open for an invitation to select courses in the coming weeks. 6th grade students will have the opportunity to request a foreign language course to be taken in grades 7 & 8. Students in grades 5, 6 & 7 will have an opportunity to request band, chorus, and strings.

Gr 8 Boston Trip Update

Thank you to the families who have reached out in regards to our June 11, 2020 trip to Boston. We are working with Jumpstreet Educational Tours on the potential cancelation of this field trip, but at this time our June trip has not been canceled. Jumpstreet is not currently canceling June tours, but they have extended the cancelation date to 30 days prior to the trip (rather than 60) in order to get a full refund (minus the initial deposit of $50 and any non-recoverable fees, such as credit card transaction fees, as per the group cancelation policy). Any students who purchased the refund guarantee price (44 students) will also get a full refund should our group cancel.

At this point, we will continue to wait to cancel this trip. I am sure the cancelation policy may change if Boston is not open for visitors and if venues are not taking group tours, but we do not have that information at this point in time.

We understand that the safety of our students and community is a priority and we will not move forward with this trip if we feel that students will be in danger, however, we will wait until the first week of May to make the decision to cancel or to go.

Please reach out to Erica Pasquarelli, Grade 8 Assistant Principal, with comments or concerns: epasquarelli@beverlyschools.org.

Nature’s Classroom Cancellation Information

The 6th Grade visits to Nature’s Classroom have been canceled. Families who have made payments will be fully refunded. We are working on a plan to allow access to the building for staff that is essential to the refund process. We appreciate your patience, as we must first deposit all remaining checks, then begin issuing refunds. If you happen to have canceled a check that we had not yet deposited, please email Terry Conant so that we do not incur a returned check fee: tconant@beverlyschools.org

We cannot replicate the Nature’s Classroom experience, but when we return to school, we will be sure to provide our much-deserving 6th graders with outdoor learning and team-building experiences.

Big Buck$ Sunday Winner!!

The winner for Sunday, $25 Prides Crossing Confections Gift Card and a $25 Gift Card to Rev Kitchen!, is Shawn Murphy

Congratulations to Jackson Murphy for selling the winning ticket!!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Big Buck$ Saturday Winner!!

The winner for today, $50 in cash!!!, is Bob Morin

Congratulations to Tyler Pinto for selling the winning ticket!!