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Friday, February 8, 2019

Poetry Contest Deadline March 1

The Beverly Public Library's Teen Poetry Contest is accepting entries until Monday, March 1 at 4:00 pm.

For more information, click here to see a flier or download the entry form.

There are some other great things going on for teens at the public library:

Girls Who Code Club – Mondays 3:30-5PM (must register in advance)
Starts February 4, 2019Board Game Bonanza - Wednesday, February 20 2-4PM
Pizza & A Movie: Megamind - Thursday, February 28 3:45-5:30PM
Pizza Book Club: Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk - Wednesday, March 6 3:45-4:45PM (must register in advance)

Also, the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is Now Accepting Applications!

For more information, go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens

Donate Used Sports Equipment Tomorrow at BHS

Tomorrow, Saturday, February 9, you can drop off used sports equipment at Beverly High School from 11 am to 2 pm for the Replay community service project. Replay is collecting and redistributing gently used sports equipment to youth organizations in Beverly and Lawrence.

For more information, see this flyer.

YMCA Teen Dance Tonight

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held tonight at the Teen Center! It will run 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.

CPR Class at BHS Monday 2/11

A CPR class will be held at Beverly High School this Monday as a fundraiser for the BHS Girls' Basketball program.

  • Monday, Feb. 11, 6-7:30 pm - Friends & Family CPR



See this flyer for more details - Email susananderson18@comcast.net for more information or to register.

Mix It Up Monday is Coming Feb. 11

Start planning your outfits for BMS Spirit Week!
  • Monday, Feb. 11 - Mix it Up Monday (mis-matched clothing)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Twin Tuesday (you and a friend dress alike)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Wacky hair Wednesday
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 - Throwback Thursday (dress from your favorite decade)
  • Friday, Feb. 15 - Fan Friday (wear Panther gear or colors)


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Big Buck$ 2019

Let’s make this the BEST BIG BUCK$ EVER!!! Keep up the great selling! Be part of the iPad raffle, win Amazon gift cards and help your homeroom win the BAGEL WORLD BREAKFAST!

Keep selling and return the money and calendar slips to your first period teachers!

MCAS Schedule

MCAS testing is in April and May. Click here to see the whole schedule.

Donate Used Sports Equipment This Saturday

This Saturday, February 9, you can drop off used sports equipment at Beverly High School from 11 am to 2 pm for the Replay community service project. Replay is collecting and redistributing gently used sports equipment to youth organizations in Beverly and Lawrence.

For more information, see this flyer.

Summer Program Fair Sunday in Rockport

The 4th Annual Summer Program Fair is coming on Sunday, February 10 to Rockport Elementary School from 2-4pm.

Find out about all kinds of great summer camps and other programs for kids happening on Cape Ann.

Click here to see the flyer.

Yearbook

Yearbook is cancelled today (Thursday). See you next time!

Order a Yearbook Today!

The ordering window for the Inaugural Beverly Middle School Yearbook is underway!

No extra yearbooks will be available at the end of the year - You must secure your order now!

All yearbook orders (online and paper) are DUE FRIDAY MARCH 29, 2019. 

There are 2 ways to place your yearbook order. They are only $20 each - the same low price we've had for many years!

Online Ordering from Jostens
Please visit our ordering website to place your order online:
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03409530
When placing your order, please make sure you are entering your student’s namegrade and team name accurately.

- OR - 
Please print out and complete this order form (or pick one up at the BMS office) and return it to the main office with cash or a check stapled to the form or labeled in an envelope with your student’s name. Please make checks payable to Beverly Middle School.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to handing out the first ever BMS Yearbook!

Mrs. Kristina Vanderslice, Advisor and the Yearbook Staff

YMCA Teen Dance Tomorrow

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held tomorrow, February 8th. 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 10:15 pm.

Get Ready for Spirit Week

Start planning your outfits for next week!
  • Monday, Feb. 11 - Mix it Up Monday (mis-matched clothing)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Twin Tuesday (you and a friend dress alike)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Wacky hair Wednesday
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 - Throwback Thursday (dress from your favorite decade)
  • Friday, Feb. 15 - Fan Friday (wear Panther gear or colors)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Grade 8 Recognition Night Info

The exact date/time for Grade 8 Recognition Night events have not yet been set. However, some students and parents/guardians have begun asking about proper attire. Please assist us as we focus on this annual age-appropriate function. This is a school event and only proper attire will be allowed. Suggestions for boys would be a shirt & tie with slacks and comfortable shoes; sneakers are discouraged. Boys may wear a suit but should think about comfort. Suggestions for girls include pants, capris, skirts, or sun dresses. Dresses and skirts should be of appropriate length and shoes should have a lower heel. Strapless dresses, semi-formal wear, and long gowns are not appropriate for an event such as this.

BIG BUCK$ 2019 – Let’s go BMS!! Let’s go!!

Calendars are just $10 each with great winnings throughout the month of March. Your student should turn in the BOTTOM slip from the calendar all filled out with cash or check made out to Beverly Middle School to their first period teacher every day they have them! The buyer should keep the calendar portion! 

The homeroom in each grade with the most calendars sold by February 14 wins a BAGEL WORLD BREAKFAST! We have not gotten slips from all homerooms!! Let’s go, who will win it this year!!???

Sell 10 Calendars – your child will get entered into the raffle for an iPad!!!!

IN ADDITION…..the child who sells each winning calendar in the month of March will get $10 cash for themselves!!

If you need more calendars at any time, contact BMS PTO parents, Amy Broadbent abroadbent10@gmail.com or Nancy Stanley nancyptrain@msn.com.

Thanks in advance for your enthusiasm and participation in making this such a successful fundraiser!!

Next Week is Spirit Week!

Get ready for Spirit week starting Monday, February 11!
  • Monday - Mix it Up Monday (mis-matched clothing)
  • Tuesday - Twin Tuesday (you and a friend dress alike)
  • Wednesday - Wacky hair Wednesday
  • Thursday - Throwback Thursday (dress from your favorite decade)
  • Friday - Fan Friday (wear Panther gear or colors)

Donate Used Sports Equipment 2/9

This Saturday, February 9, you can drop off used sports equipment at Beverly High School from 11 am to 2 pm for the Replay community service project. Replay is collecting and redistributing gently used sports equipment to youth organizations in Beverly and Lawrence.

For more information, see this flyer.

Gr 8 - BHS Curriculum Night 2/26

The will be a Curriculum Night held Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm at Beverly High School for any families of students considering or planning to attend BHS next fall as 9th graders.

BHS guidance counselors will be visiting all BMS 8th grade teams starting the week of February 25 to hand out course recommendation/selection sheets and to help students pick electives for next fall. Students will bring these home and they must be returned with a parent/guardian signature by Monday, March 4. 8th Grade Moveup Day will be held on June 3.

For more information, click here.

Cell Phone Policy Reminders

Please review the school cell phone policy with your children. It is also posted on our digital signage throughout the school.

All phones must be placed in students’ lockers prior to 8:45. If this expectation is not met, the below will occur:
  • 1st Offense - Cell phone returned to student at the end of the day 
  • 2nd Offense - Cell phone returned at end of day to student AFTER an Asst. Principal issues warning & talks with parent 
  • 3rd Offense - Parent must come to school and pick up cell phone

Dodgeball Tomorrow

Only students who have games scheduled should be in the gym!

Click here to see the full schedule and list of teams in order by grade.

Games week of March 4

March 4th:
  • Pink Lions v. Teal Tigers
  • Yellow Warthogs v. Green Monkeys The Bogglers v. The Yahtzees
  • Hall Monitors v. That’s All Folks
March 6 - no games

March 7th:
  • Blue Barracudas v. Purple Parrots 
  • Hungry Hippos v. The Monopolizers 
  • Boom Shaka Laka v. Team Wakanda 
  • Average Joes v. Flying Cougars 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Fab Lab

Fab Lab will be meeting after school today in room 316 from 3:00 to 3:45

Student Council Raises over $1,000!

The results are in! With the help of BMS staff and students, Student Council has raised a grand total of $1,088.44 for the California Wildfire Foundation! You helped us more than double our original goal! We will get to help all those families in need that were disrupted by the wildfires!

1st Place is team 7 Cabot with $506.69
2nd Place is Team 8 Cabot with $157.58
3rd Place is 5th grade, Neighborhood 2 with $103.31

As promised, Mr. Webber, Mrs. Doring, Mrs. Mat, Mr. Houli, and Mrs. Pasquarelli will be dying their hair in support of this fundraiser! 

7 Cabot you will get to vote on the color of Mrs. Pasquarelli's hair at the end of the week!

Amazing work everyone and thank you so much!
Mrs. Kayla Kemes O'Leary

Beverly Little League

Registration is now open for Beverly Little League for boys and girls ages 5-12. Things to know:

  • Evaluations will take place Feb. 10 and Feb. 24
  • All returning Majors players must be registered by Feb. 9
  • All 12 year olds will play for Majors



Monday, February 4, 2019

Tuesday Afternoon Parent Volunteer for Library

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick is seeing 2 parent volunteers to help in the library after school on Tuesdays. The library is open and Ms. Woznick is there, but she is busy with Newspaper Club students. A parent volunteer who can help students find books, check them out, and generally keep an eye on students who are not in newspaper club from 3-3:45 would be great. She will show you what to do! Ideally, would like to find 2 parents who can alternate and back each other up. Please email Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org if you are interested.

BMS Science Fair Update

Beverly Middle School's Science Fair is coming on Tuesday, February 26th!

It is not too late to register to participate. Click here to fill out the registration form

The science fair committee is looking for parent volunteers to help on the day and to join the team of judges.
Registered participants can pick up their science fair note books and trifold boards from Mrs. Hopkins in room 131A.

If you have any questions contact Mrs. Hopkins in room 131A or at dhopkins@beverlyschools.org;
Mrs. Fish in room 339A or bfish@beverlyshcools.org; or Ms. Al-Khalili at reyaal67@gmail.com.

Big Buck$ 2019 - Let's Go BMS!! Let's Go!!

Calendars are just $10 each with great winnings throughout the month of March. See the 2019 Big Buck$ Calendar here.

Your student should turn in the BOTTOM slip from the calendar all filled out with cash or check made out to Beverly Middle School to their first period teacher every day they have them! The buyer should keep the calendar portion!

The homeroom in each grade with the most calendars sold by February 14 wins a BAGEL WORLD BREAKFAST!

Sell 10 Calendars – your child will get entered into the raffle for an iPad!!!!

If you need more calendars at any time, contact BMS PTO parents, Amy Broadbent abroadbent10@gmail.com or Nancy Stanley nancyptrain@msn.com.

Thanks in advance for your enthusiasm and participation in making this such a successful fundraiser!!

YMCA Teen Dance

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held this Friday, February 8th. 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.

PTO News & Updates

The last PTO fundraiser for the year is the Cash Calendar and is underway right now! Your participation directly impacts the kids and how much the PTO can fund each year!!

Please put 4/4/19 at 6:30 in the BMS library in your calendar for the next BMS PTO meeting! The PTO had a great meeting on 1/24/19 in the Library. It was a great place to be on a cold night!! Our meeting minutes, where we talk about Nature's Classroom and the Science Fair, are attached for all parents.

Used clothing and old textiles you donate to the BMS PTO funds field trips and various other events for the kids. BMS' two textile donation bins are located on Colon and Sohier streets outside the old Briscoe building. Don't throw those old towels and t-shirts in the trash - donate them! Thanks for your donations!!

Check out the PTO's website at https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto/home.

Cape Ann Summer Program Fair

The 4th Annual Summer Program Fair is coming on Sunday, February 10 to Rockport Elementary School from 2-4pm.

Find out about all kinds of great summer camps and other programs for kids happening on Cape Ann.

Click here to see the flyer.

Fab Lab Session 3

Session 3 of Fab Lab starts tomorrow (Tuesday). We will meet in room 316 from 3:00 to 3:45. See Mr. Jacobson with any questions.

The students in session 3 are.

1. Gavin Renna
2. Maxwell Crafton
3. Graham Gavin
4. Katie Winn
5. Gabe Paguyo
6. Keniah Anderson
7. Olivia Bloodgood
8. Jordan Lacirignola
9. James Burke
10. Isaac Saas
11. Liam Davison

Cell Phone Policy Reminders

Please review the school cell phone policy with your children. It is also posted on our digital signage throughout the school.

All phones must be placed in students’ lockers prior to 8:45. If this expectation is not met, the below will occur:
  • 1st Offense - Cell phone returned to student at the end of the day 
  • 2nd Offense - Cell phone returned at end of day to student AFTER an Asst. Principal issues warning & talks with parent 
  • 3rd Offense - Parent must come to school and pick up cell phone

Order a Yearbook TODAY

The ordering window for the Inaugural Beverly Middle School Yearbook is underway!

No extra yearbooks will be available at the end of the year - You must secure your order now!

All yearbook orders (online and paper) are DUE FRIDAY MARCH 29, 2019. 

There are 2 ways to place your yearbook order.

Online Ordering from Jostens
Please visit our ordering website to place your order online:
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03409530
When placing your order, please make sure you are entering your student’s namegrade and team name accurately.

- OR - 
Please print out and complete this order form (or pick one up at the BMS office) and return it to the main office with cash or a check stapled to the form or labeled in an envelope with your student’s name. Please make checks payable to Beverly Middle School.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to handing out the first ever BMS Yearbook!

Mrs. Kristina Vanderslice, Advisor and the Yearbook Staff

Gay Straight Alliance

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) meets Wednesday mornings in room 215 from 8:10 to 8:40. 

It is facilitated by Mr. English and Ms. Dwyer. All allies welcome! Students can stop by to hang out, play games, and support one another.

From Mr. Houli’s Desk

BMS staff and students work together to develop good habits for a sound mind, healthy body, and safe surroundings while overcoming challenges and fostering opportunities. By teaching proven habits and learning about modern pitfalls, our Beverly Middle School community offers students a chance to be healthy, happy, and successful individuals. 

Mr. Houlihan, grade 7 school adjustment counselor, is writing a new monthly series “From Mr. Houli’s Desk.”