Friday, July 3, 2020

Book of the Day: Alexander Hamilton

The Making of America: Alexander Hamilton by Teri Kanefield

From Hoopla: The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. But Hamilton's vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states would control their own destiny, and the federal government would remain small and weak. The disputes that arose during America's first decades continued through American history to our present day. Over time, because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream -- a poor immigrant who made good in America. In the end, Hamilton rose from poverty through his intelligence and ability, and did more to shape our country than any of his contemporaries."

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is recommending a book a day! You can download the ebook of Alexander Hamilton from Hoopla with a Beverly Public Library, reserve the hard copy of Alexander Hamilton for pickup at the library -- or check with local stores like Copper Dog Books or the Book Shop in Beverly Farms buy a book.

There are lots more Guys Read ebooks available on Hoopla: The Sports Page, Other Worlds, True Stories, Terrifying Tales, Thriller, and Heroes & Villains. If you have a boy in your life, whether they think they like to read or not, these collections are for them!

Check the Real Life Stories page on the Summer Stories website to explore more true stories about real people!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Thurs 7/9: Pick Up Yearbooks and Belongings

On Thursday, July 9 you may pick up a BMS yearbook if you ordered and paid for one earlier this year. This is also your last chance for your child to retrieve belongings from school if you have not already done so.

Yearbook Pickup Directions
We will host a rolling pick-up for yearbooks on Thursday, July 9th. If you ordered a yearbook, you may pick it up in the front driveway of the school between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Please post your student’s first and last name, and grade (during the 2019-2020 school year) on the passenger side front window, and follow staff instructions.

Student Belongings Pick-Up Directions
If you missed the original student belongings pick-up dates, you have one last opportunity to gather your things! Please RSVP HERE, then come to the main lobby on Thursday, July 9th between 10:00am and 2:00pm to check in. Per the city ordinance, masks must be worn to enter the building. Belongings left behind will be discarded.

Library Books
If you have any BMS library books out still it's a great day to drop them off as well!

Book of the Day: Funny Business

Guys Read: Funny Business by Jon Scieszka

From Hoopla: "Funny Business, the first volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read Library of Great Reading, features ten short stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk in your friend's face. There's something for everyone in this collection of short stories from some of the funniest writers around. This hilarious, offbeat first installment in the Guys Read Library is 100% grade-A humor, guaranteed to have kids of all ages asking for more. Authors include Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo & Jon Scieszka, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo, with illustrations by Adam Rex."

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is recommending a book a day! You can download the ebook of Guys Read: Funny Business from Hoopla with a Beverly Public Library, reserve the hard copy of Lucky Caller for pickup at the library -- or check with local stores like Copper Dog Books or the Book Shop in Beverly Farms buy a book.

There are lots more Guys Read ebooks available on Hoopla: The Sports Page, Other Worlds, True Stories, Terrifying Tales, Thriller, and Heroes & Villains. If you have a boy in your life, whether they think they like to read or not, these collections are for them!

Check the Short Stories page on the Summer Stories website for some more ideas about short story collections to read!

Parks Program Application Due TODAY 7/2

Here is the link for this year's Parks Program Lottery Form: https://forms.gle/Txk6deoW8gL1U8Yo8. We are very excited to be able to offer the Program starting this Monday, July 6th.

Unfortunately, we need to limit the number of children who can attend in an effort to adhere to proper COVID-19 Guidelines. 

Please fill out this form to enter for a roster spot at one of our Summer Parks. Unlike previous years, families will NOT be allowed to register their children in person at Park. Please read the link for more details.

Also, please share this link and/or email it to all of your parent/sports/Beverly groups! Any Beverly family who may be interested. Entries are NOT "first-come-first-serve." Family applications will be assigned a number and picked at random. Applications are due TODAY, Thursday, July 2nd at 5 pm.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pick up Summer Eats Tomorrow

Beverly Public Schools & Summer Eats are Feeding Students for free All Summer!!!

*Note: Meals will be distributed on Thursday July 2nd instead of Friday July 3rd in order to observe 4th of July Holiday

Meal distributions will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays*
summer eats



Tuesday & Friday 10:30a-12:30p at Beverly High School and 
Tuesday & Friday 11:30a-12p at Apple Village 600 Manor Road and Holcroft Park 10 Gage St

CHILDREN DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE MEALS! 

Produce Boxes will be distributed on Fridays on a first-come-first-serve basis

Any questions please call the Food Service Department at 978-921-6132 x 11129