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Friday, December 14, 2018

Overdue Library Books

Students who have overdue library books should have received a verbal reminder from a teacher this week. All overdue books should be returned or renewed before vacation.

Families with students who have books that are more than a week overdue will receive a notice by email next week.

There are no fines for overdues, but lost/destroyed books must be paid for. See or email Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org for more information.

BMS Music Parents - Meeting 1/16

The next BMS Music Parents Meeting will be on Wednesday January 16th from 6:30-7:00pm in room 155 (Music Room). Put it on your calendar for the new year!

YMCA Teen Dance Tonight

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held this Friday, December 14th. From 7pm-10pm you can come to the Y with your friends, hang out, and dance throughout the night. Only $10 per student, snacks and drinks are sold for $1-$2 each. All students must be picked up no later than 10:15pm.

Gr 6 - Nature's Classroom Payment Due Today

We have resolved issues around receiving payments for Nature's Classroom. If you have a 6th grader attending Nature's Classroom, please note that if you are paying in installments the December payment of $75 is due on Friday, December 14. If you were not able to make a November payment and need to catch up it is $150. Checks should be made payable to Beverly Middle School and include the student's name.

Click here for a registration form or for more information about the payment schedule, total trip cost, and the scholarship fund.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Start your Amazon Shopping Here!

The BMS PTO encourages all families who use Amazon to order through smile.amazon.com and select the Beverly Middle School PTO as your recipient. You can use your Prime, it's the same Amazon, there is no extra cost. Amazon then chooses to make a small contribution to the PTO based on your purchase - you pay nothing extra, same price as regular Amazon. Happy Holidays from the BMS PTO to all Middle School families!!

Band Concert Tonight - Enter Through Back Doorways

The Winter Band Concert is tonight at 7pm. Students performing are asked to arrive by 6:15. Doors to the auditorium will open for audience members at 6:30.

Please enter through the door at the back of the school by the gym, not the front door.

The 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands will all play, as well as the All-City Jazz Band, the BSO, and Flute Club.

Parking Area off Balch Street

Thanks to the efforts of Mayor Cahill's Office, the School Department, and especially Steve Drohosky of the Cummings Center Properties, middle school families will be able to utilize a designated area for parking and pick up directly across the street from the Balch Street school entrance, on Cummings Center property, for the remainder of the school year.
The area is noted on the map that is pictured here. Click here for a more detailed map

We have been asked to please access this area from Balch Street and not cut through the Cummings Properties. 

Beverly Middle School is very appreciative of this gesture, and we hope that you will be able to utilize this area effectively.

Gr 8 - Boston Trip Deadlines Tomorrow

You can download the packet of information for this year's Grade 8 trip to Boston.

The trip will be on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

The RSVP slip and student contract are due back by Friday, December 14.

Optional Chaperone Volunteer sheet and CORI form are due by Friday, December 14.

Registration and first payment of $100 are due on January 11. Subsequent payments will be due Feburary 8 ($50), March 8 ($50) and April 5 ($20), or you may make payment in full of $220 at any time.

Gr 6 - Nature's Classroom Payments Due Tomorrow

We have resolved issues around receiving payments for Nature's Classroom. If you have a 6th grader attending Nature's Classroom, please note that if you are paying in installments the December payment of $75 is due on Friday, December 14. If you were not able to make a November payment and need to catch up it is $150. Checks should be made payable to Beverly Middle School and include the student's name.

Click here for a registration form or for more information about the payment schedule, total trip cost, and the scholarship fund.

YMCA Teen Dance Tomorrow

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held this Friday, December 14th. From 7pm-10pm you can come to the Y with your friends, hang out, and dance throughout the night. Only $10 per student, snacks and drinks are sold for $1-$2 each. All students must be picked up no later than 10:15pm.

Musical Opportunity for BMS Students

Interested students in grades 5-8 may participate one of two ensemble numbers in this year's BHS Musical, Mary Poppins, which will be performed in May.

Click here for more details about the rehearsal schedules.

Interested students should contact Mrs. Pilanen-Kudlik (lpilanen@beverlyschools.org) by Wed., December 19th, as rehearsals begin after the first of the year.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Band Concert Thursday

The Winter Chorus Concert was last night - great job!

The Winter Band Concert is tomorrow night at 7pm. Please enter through the door at the back of the school by the gym, not the front door.

Lost and Found Update


The Lost and Found has some very nice items waiting to be claimed! Lost and Found is outside the library, just past the main lobby area on the left.

Click here to see more photos. Glasses are in the office.

Flag Football

Last games of the regular season!

Wednesday, December 12th:
  • Michigan vs Notre Dame
  • Florida vs Texas
Thursday, December 13th:
  • Auburn vs Georgia
  • Alabama vs LSU
A one-game championship will be played next week. More info to come...

Gr 8 - Boston Trip RSVP Due Friday

You can download the packet of information for this year's Grade 8 trip to Boston.

The trip will be on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

The RSVP slip and student contract are due back by Friday, December 14.

Optional Chaperone Volunteer sheet and CORI form are due by Friday, December 14.

Registration and first payment of $100 are due on January 11. Subsequent payments will be due Feburary 8 ($50), March 8 ($50) and April 5 ($20), or you may make payment in full of $220 at any time.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Gr 6 - Nature's Classroom Payment Due Friday

We have resolved issues around receiving payments for Nature's Classroom. If you have a 6th grader attending Nature's Classroom, please note that if you are paying in installments the December payment of $75 is due on Friday, December 14. If you were not able to make a November payment and need to catch up it is $150. Checks should be made payable to Beverly Middle School and include the student's name.

Click here for a registration form or for more information about the payment schedule, total trip cost, and the scholarship fund.

December Vacation

There is no school from Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1 for December Vacation. Classes resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Please note that Friday, December 21 is a full school day. Students will be released at 3:00 pm.

Musical Opportunity - Act Now!

Interested students in grades 5-8 may participate one of two ensemble numbers in this year's BHS Musical, Mary Poppins, which will be performed in May.

Click here for more details about the rehearsal schedules.

Interested students should contact Mrs. Pilanen-Kudlik (lpilanen@beverlyschools.org) by this WednesdayDecember 19th, as rehearsals begin after the first of the year.

BHS Musical Opportunity

Interested students in grades 5-8 may participate one of two ensemble numbers in this year's BHS Musical, Mary Poppins, which will be performed in May.

Click here for more details about the rehearsal schedules.

Interested students should contact Mrs. Pilanen-Kudlik (lpilanen@beverlyschools.org) by Wed., December 19th, as rehearsals begin after the first of the year.

Monday, December 10, 2018

iPad Styluses

A few parents have asked for suggestions on iPad styluses to buy. They are not needed for most apps, but you or your child may find them useful or engaging for certain activities. The Apple brand styluses are good but quite expensive, but there are many less expensive options on the market - the hard thing is picking one.

An article in this week's Wirecutter has a recommendation gives a good overview of purchase considerations and the competition and has a recommendation for one that is $10.

Lost and Found - New items

We currently have 3 warm jackets, a sweater, hats and a scarf and lots of water bottles in the lost and found.

The glasses pictured are in the office for safekeeping, and were found in with the old lost and found items.

See this Google Album to view some photos. The lost and found is outside the library.

Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club meets in the library after school on Tuesday.

Math Team

Math Team will practice the following Thursdays, from 3-3:15, in December and January, in Room 436 with Mrs. Shaw.
  • 12/13 
  • 12/20
  • 1/3
  • 1/10
Meet 3 is Thursday 1/17 at St. John the Baptist in Peabody.

Student Council - No Meeting Today

Student council will not be holding a meeting after school today. We will hold a make-up meeting on Wednesday, December 12 in room 313A. Please see Google Classroom for further information.

Flag Football

Monday, December 10th Flag Football Games:
  • Miami vs Ohio St.
  • Boston College vs Penn St.
  • Auburn vs Texas

Concerts This Week

Our annual Winter Concerts are this week!

The chorus concert is Tuesday night from 7-8:30. All singers need to report to the auditorium at 6:30pm.

The band concert is on Thursday night.

Fab Lab

Session 2 of Fab Lab will meet Tuesday from 3 to 3:45 in room 316.

Grade 7 - Wednesday Field Trip

7th grade will be attending their annual ELA field trip to see A Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theater on Wednesday, December 12th. Students will be out of the building from 9-1 and will attend their global app class.

A few noteworthy reminders:
  • Students should PROMPTLY report to 1st block (or homeroom depending on team) for attendance 
  • Busses leave at 9am
  • Students will return around 1pm for late lunch (bagged or brought from home)
  • Students will be attending WIN block (1:38-2:15) on team 
  • 7th grade students will report to their GLOBAL APP classes on Wednesday afternoon (2:15-3:00). 
  • Any 7th grade student not attending the field trip should report to room 336 (7 Hale neighborhood) with Mrs. Cann, where they will spend the day.

YMCA Teen Dance Friday

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held this Friday, December 14th. From 7pm-10pm you can come to the Y with your friends, hang out, and dance throughout the night. Only $10 per student, snacks and drinks are sold for $1-$2 each. All students must be picked up no later than 10:15pm.

Before & After School Reminders

We'd like to remind families that the doors open to BMS students at 8:00 am.

In the afternoon, students may remain in the building or on school property after 3:15 only if they are at a supervised after-school activity or working with a teacher. They cannot "hang out" in the hallways or cafeteria. 

The late bus is for students who regularly ride the bus and who are at school for a supervised activity. 

The library is typically open until 3:45 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, but hours may vary slightly and are updated daily on a board by the library.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Driveway Construction Begins Monday

In an effort to provide more safety and improve the traffic flow at the Balch Street entrance of the middle school, contractors will begin widening the driveway on Monday, December 10th. Work will continue for approximately 10 days and during that time only one lane will be accessible from 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., which will impact morning drop off.

There will be a traffic detail with officers stationed at each end of the work zone and although the driveway will continue to support two-way traffic, while the work is being done, there will only be one lane available.

We anticipate some delay in the morning. During afternoon pick-up the driveway will be back to normal as work will be completed for the day and the driveway will return to two lanes. Please consider dropping your students off prior to getting to the driveway and letting them walk the rest of the way.

We appreciate your cooperation while this work is being performed.