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Friday, March 8, 2019

Harlem Superstars Coming to Beverly 3/15!

The Harlem Superstars Basketball Team are coming to Beverly on Friday, March 15! They will be visiting schools during the day and then playing in the Beverly High School field house at 6:30pm.

Come join us for great family fun and an entertaining show. The night will include a comedy basketball game vs. your favorite Beverly Public School teachers and administrators, an interactive half time show, spectacular dunks, autographs, and a fabulous concession stand!

Advance tickets will be available at Todd's and at the schools next week.

Spring Break Program - Change Is Simple

Change is Simple is running a 3-day spring vacation program Tuesday, April 16 through Thursday, April 18 from 9am to 3pm at Camp Paradise in Beverly. It is open to children ages 6-12. Days will be filled with spring outdoor adventures, sustainable crafts, projects, and more!

For more information, view this flyer or visit changeissimple.org/events.

Big Buck$ Raffle Deadlne Today!

Big Bucks has started and slips are still pouring in! Please turn in any slips into the office that you may still have because we will be choosing the iPad winner and announce our TOP THREE SELLERS on Monday!!!

Deadline is today (Friday) to get all those slips in so we can find out who wins! Good luck to all students who sold 10 calendars or more – your names will be entered into the iPad raffle!

The  winner for Friday, March 8 is Lois Rushton! The seller was Ty Rushton. Ty can pick up his $10 seller prize in the office.

See a list of all winners here.

Lost & Found Items - Last Chance!

Thank you to kids & families who have checked the lost and found and taken their personal items home!

There are still thousands of dollars worth of jackets, shirts, and sweaters as well as hats, mittens, scarves, lunch boxes and other personal items in the lost and found outside the library. Most have been there for 1-2 months.

Items that were here as of the end of February have been tagged and will be donated to charity on Wednesday 3/13. Those items newer to the lost and found will be kept until April.

Gr 7 - CRAAFT Screening Information

In order to help prevent students from starting to use substances, or to intervene with early use, our nursing and counseling staff will be providing an interview-based screening for 7th grade students about the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. Screenings will be conducted by team assignment on March 19, 20 & 21.

This screening utilizes the most commonly used substance use-screening tool for adolescents in Massachusetts, the CRAFFT. A copy of the screening tool is posted on the Beverly School District website under Health/SBIRT resources or you can click here to view it.

Student screening sessions will be brief (5‐10 minutes) and conducted confidentially in private by trained school nurses and counselors.

Read this letter to parents and families for more information about this process and about your rights to opt your child out.

Gr 8 Trip Payment Due Today

Attention Grade 8 Parents,

This is just a reminder that the next payment for the Grade 8 Boston Trip is due Friday, March 8. The trip will be on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted payments. And a HUGE thanks to those of you who sent in donations to support students who need some financial assistance to attend the trip. Your generosity is much appreciated!

The full payment schedule is as follows (of course, you may pay in full at any time):
  • January 11 - $100
  • February 8 - $50
  • March 8 - $50 
  • April 5 - $20
Click here to download the packet of information for this year's Grade 8 trip to Boston.

If you would like to set up a different payment schedule for your child, or would like to request financial assistance, please call or email Ms. Jamie Norton, 8th Grade Assistant Principal at 978-921-6103 x24460 or jnorton@beverlyschools.org.

YMCA Teen Dance Tonight

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held tonight, Friday, March 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.

Order Yearbook Now!

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

Grade 4 Open Houses Begin Next Week

There will be three Open Houses in March for grade 4 parents and their families to learn more about Beverly Middle School and to tour the building. All of these events will start at 6:30 pm in the BMS Auditorium at the back of the school.

Tuesday, March 12 - Ayers and Hannah families
Monday, March 18 - Cove & Centerville families
Monday, March 25 - North Beverly families & makeups

Please see this flyer for more information.

From Mr. Houli's Desk #2

The old school yard is much bigger than it used to be. No longer does bullying stop at day's end. Name calling, intimidation, threats, and harassment now follow students home via cell phone texts, social media like Snapchat or Instagram, email, and video postings. Teaching our students to be responsible school citizens and informed users of today's technologies can lessen negative impacts.

Learn more about the latest trends, resources, and tools available in Mr. Houli’s second installment of his monthly series.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Music Department Pasta Dinner - Reserve Your Spot Now!


The 17th Music Department Pasta Dinner is coming up on Thursday, March 21 from 5-9 pm at the BHS Cafeteria. Food will be provided by Café Salerno and Cherry Hill ice cream.

All proceeds go directly to the band, chorus, and strings students!

This great event is always sold out so reserve your tickets early so you don’t get left out! 

Please reserve your seat(s) by completing the attached form and sending it back to Mr. Krafka, Mrs. Nearis or Mr. Hecox with your payment no later than Friday, March 15, 2019. Each student may reserve 5 tickets. The ticket price is $15.00 per person.

If you need additional seats, please ask your teacher first. We will NOT use paper tickets this year -- just check in when you get there!

We are looking for many volunteers to donate time before, during or after the dinner. If you can volunteer, please fill out the bottom of the order form before you return it.

T2 Report Cards Delayed Until Monday 3/18

The distribution of the elementary and middle school report cards will be postponed from Friday, March 15th until Monday, March 18th due to the snow day. Report cards will be available on Monday 3/18 through the online Aspen parent portal.

Cash Calendar - Deadline Tomorrow For iPad Raffle

Big Bucks has started and slips are still pouring in! Please check your backpacks and turn in any slips into the office that you may have because we will be choosing the iPad winner and announce our TOP THREE SELLERS on Monday!!!

Deadline is tomorrow (Friday) to get all those slips in so we can find out who wins! Good luck to all students who sold 10 calendars or more – your names will be entered into the iPad raffle!

The  winner for Thursday, March 7 is Judy Zolla! The seller was Eliana Brown. Eliana can pick up her $10 seller prize in the office.

See a list of all winners here.

Book Fair Volunteers For May

The BMS Librarian, Ms. Woznick, is hoping to hold a Scholastic Book Fair in the BMS library the last week of May, from Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31. She is seeking parents who have interest in helping with the fair, and is particularly interested in finding parents who have assisted with fairs at other schools in the past.

Please email Ms. Woznick if you are interested in helping with some aspect of the book fair: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Have You Checked the Lost & Found?

Thank you to kids & families who have checked the lost and found and taken their personal items home!

There are still thousands of dollars worth of jackets, shirts, and sweaters as well as hats, mittens, scarves, lunch boxes and other personal items in the lost and found. Most have been there for 1-2 months.

We will begin clearing out the lost and found the end of this week or early next week, and donating them to charity. Items that were there as of last week have been tagged. Those newer to the lost and found will not be disposed of until April.

Middle School Spring Track Registration Deadline March 10

Middle School Spring Track registration is open for students in Grades 6 - 8 through March 10th ONLY! Any student who is not registered will NOT be allowed to participate in the middle school spring track program. Please send a copy of your child’s physical along with payment of $105 to the Athletic Department at Beverly High School. Logon to bhsonline.org for more information or contact the BHS Athletic Office.

YMCA Teen Dance Tomorrow

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held this Friday, March 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.

MCAS Schedule

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

All City Band Concert March 26

The All City Band Concert, featuring bands from 4th through 8th grade and the BHS Band will perform at the Beverly Middle School Auditorium on the evening of Tuesday, March 26. Students performing should plan to arrive that night by 5:30. The concert begins at 6:30 pm.

Gr 8 - Boston Trip Payment Due Friday

Attention Grade 8 Parents,

This is just a reminder that the next payment for the Grade 8 Boston Trip is due Friday, March 8. The trip will be on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted payments. And a HUGE thanks to those of you who sent in donations to support students who need some financial assistance to attend the trip. Your generosity is much appreciated!

The full payment schedule is as follows (of course, you may pay in full at any time):
  • January 11 - $100
  • February 8 - $50
  • March 8 - $50 
  • April 5 - $20
Click here to download the packet of information for this year's Grade 8 trip to Boston.

If you would like to set up a different payment schedule for your child, or would like to request financial assistance, please call or email Ms. Jamie Norton, 8th Grade Assistant Principal at 978-921-6103 x24460 or jnorton@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 8 Parent Volunteers Needed April 4

Calling all 8th Grade Parents -- We need volunteers for this year’s Staff vs. Student Basketball Game, which is set for Thursday, April 4th at 4:00pm in the middle school gymnasium.!!! 

Please check out this link and help where you can! volunteersignup.org/E98LE

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students.
Children 5 and under are free.

This is an event for the entire BMS community. Bring the family to cheer for your favorite 8th grader (boo!) or staff member (yay!), enjoy the concessions, dance along with our DJ, and maybe win a raffle basket! All proceeds go to the 8th grade end of year events.

We hope to see you there!

Staff vs. Student Basketball Game 4/4

This year’s Staff vs. Student Basketball Game is set for Thursday, April 4th at 4:00pm in the middle school gymnasium. Doors will open at 3:30pm!

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students.
Children 5 and under are free.

This is an event for the entire BMS community. Bring the family to cheer for your favorite 8th grader (boo!) or staff member (yay!), enjoy the concessions, dance along with our DJ, and maybe win a raffle basket! All proceeds go to the 8th grade end of year events.

We hope to see you there!

Also - Calling all 8th Grade Parents -- We need volunteers for this event!!!  Please check out this link and help where you can! volunteersignup.org/E98LE

Updated Dodgeball Schedule

Due to the snow day, the March 4 dodgeball games have been rescheduled to March 12th.

Now on March 12:
  • Pink Lions v. Teal Tigers
  • Yellow Warthogs v. Green Monkeys
  • The Bogglers v. The Yahtzees
  • Hall Monitors v. That’s All Folks

See the updated dodgeball schedule here.






Movie Night Fundraiser Friday 3/22

Come to a movie night at BMS on Friday March 22 - it's a fun night for BMS students and families and we're raising money for Nature's Classroom!

The movie is Black Panther (rated PG-13) and the fun gets underway at 6pm.

We're looking for concession item donations! No baked goods please.

Contact Mr. Conant at tconant@beverlyschools.org if you can donate or have any questions.

Big Buck$ - Turn In Those Slips!

Big Bucks has started and slips are still pouring! Please check your backpacks and turn in any slips into the office that you may have because we will be choosing the iPad winner and announce our TOP THREE SELLERS next Monday!!!

Deadline is this Friday to get all those slips in so we can find out who wins! Good luck to all students who sold 10 calendars or more – your names will be entered into the iPad raffle!

Today's winner is Maria Giordano! Maria won a $25 Not Your Average Joe’s & a $25 Stop & Shop gift cards. The seller was Ashley Richardson. She can pick up her $10 seller prize in the office this afternoon.

Math Team

Math team will meet Thursday March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 3 - 3:45 in room 436. 

Our last meet is April 4th at Saint John's Prep.

Yearbook Ordering Deadline 3/29

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

Conservation Club

Kestrel Educational Adventures and Endicott College are collaborating to bring an after-school Conservation Club to Beverly for students in grades 5-10.

It will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 starting March 20 at 9 May Street in Beverly. Transportation from Beverly and Salem schools is available.  Students will work together to choose a project that will help people and the local environment.

Click here to see flyer with more information and/or contact Jessica Kagle: jessica@kestreleducation.org, (617) 290-2258.

Check Lost & Found This Week!

Thank you to kids & families who have checked the lost and found and taken their personal items home!

There are still thousands of dollars worth of jackets, shirts, and sweaters as well as hats, mittens, scarves, lunch boxes and other personal items in the lost and found. Most have been there for 1-2 months.

We will begin clearing out the lost and found the end of this week or early next week, and donating them to charity. Items that were there as of last week have been tagged. Those newer to the lost and found will not be disposed of until April.

Sign Up Now for Saturday Fundraiser

Barre N9ne Studio in Danvers will have a fundraiser this Saturday, March 9 for Nature's Classroom!

Click here to learn more or email Scott Sutera at ssutera@beverlyschools.org.

From Mr. Houli's Desk #2

The old school yard is much bigger than it used to be. No longer does bullying stop at day's end. Name calling, intimidation, threats, and harassment now follow students home via cell phone texts, social media like Snapchat or Instagram, email, and video postings. Teaching our students to be responsible school citizens and informed users of today's technologies can lessen negative impacts.

Learn more about the latest trends, resources, and tools available in Mr. Houli’s second installment of his monthly series.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

BMS Student Art at City Hall

Beverly Middle School is being featured at the Mayor's Gallery Art Show, with an opening nigh celebration Thursday March, 7 from 6-7pm at City Hall.

Big Buck$ Winning!

Big Bucks has started and slips are still pouring! Please check your backpacks and turn in any slips into the office that you may have because we will be choosing the iPad winner and announce our TOP THREE SELLERS next Monday!!!

Deadline is this Friday to get all those slips in so we can find out who wins! Good luck to all students who sold 10 calendars or more – your names will be entered into the IPad raffle!

The winners and sellers from this weekend and the snow day are:


Sat 3/2
$25 Mike’s &
$25 Taste Buds Kichen
gift cards
Winner: Lisa Greenberg

Seller: Colby Vaccaro
Sunday 3/3
$25 Evviva Cucina &
$25 Shaw’s gift cards
Winners: David Carole & Lindsay Estes

Seller: Liying
Monday 3/4
$25 Edible Arrangements &
$50 Panini gift cards
Winner: Amy Couture

Seller: Cole Fowler
Tuesday 3/5
$150 Big Buck$
Winner: DeAnna Santagelo

Seller: Gianna Santangelo

See a list of all Big Buck$ winners here.

Girl Power Cancelled

Girl power is cancelled for today. Will be back to normal schedule next week.

YMCA Teen Dance Friday

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held this Friday, March 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.

Fab Lab

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

Next week (3/12) Fab Lab will not be meeting due to a scheduling conflict.

Sign Up Now for Nature's Classroom Fundraiser

Barre N9ne Studio in Danvers will have a fundraiser on Saturday, March 9 for Nature's Classroom!

Click here to learn more or email Scott Sutera at ssutera@beverlyschools.org.

Lost & Found - Claim Your Items Now

Thank you to kids & families who have checked the lost and found and taken their personal items home!

There are still thousands of dollars worth of jackets, shirts, and sweaters as well as hats, mittens, scarves, lunch boxes and other personal items in the lost and found. Most have been there for 1-2 months.

We will begin clearing out the lost and found the end of this week or early next week, and donating them to charity. Items that were there as of last week have been tagged. Those newer to the lost and found will not be disposed of until April.

Only 2 Weeks Left to Get Yearbook!

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

Fundraiser for NC on Saturday at Barre N9ne!

Barre N9ne Studio in Danvers will have a fundraiser this Saturday, March 9 for Nature's Classroom!

Click here to learn more or email Scott Sutera at ssutera@beverlyschools.org.

Basic Rights in Special Ed Workshop Tonight

A workshop entitled "Basic Rights in Special Education" for parents and professionals will be held on Tuesday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in room 103 of the McKeown School building at 70 Balch Street. There will be a brief SEPAC meeting right beforehand at 6:00, which you are also welcome to join.

For more information, click here to view a flyer.

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that Beverly Middle School is accepting Box Tops for Education? Please clip, save and send in your Box Top labels to the front office. Each box top is worth 10 cents so be on the lookout for those everyday grocery items you have in your cabinet and send in your Box Top labels. This is an easy way to help the school earn free cash.

For more information or any questions contact Todd Rotondo at toddrotondo@yahoo.com.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Grade 4 Open Houses

There will be three Open Houses in March for grade 4 parents and their families to learn more about Beverly Middle School and to tour the building. All of these events will start at 6:30 pm in the BMS Auditorium at the back of the school.

Tuesday, March 12 - Ayers and Hannah families
Monday, March 18 - Cove & Centerville families
Monday, March 25 - North Beverly families & makeups

Please see this flyer for more information.

Gr 8 Parents - Help Needed

Calling all 8th Grade Parents -- The 8th Grade Basketball Game Students vs. Teachers has been tentatively scheduled for April 4th! We need volunteers!!! 

Please check out this link and help where you can! volunteersignup.org/E98LE

All funds raised at this event go towards the 8th Celebrations!!

Saturday Fundraiser at Barre N9ne Studio

Barre N9ne Studio in Danvers will have a fundraiser on Saturday, March 9 for Nature's Classroom!

Click here to learn more or email Scott Sutera at ssutera@beverlyschools.org.

National School Breakfast Week

In celebration of National School Breakfast Week, the Beverly Public Schools Food Services have put together a special menu for March 4-8!
  • Monday-Jimmy Dean Pancake Sausage Stick
  • Tuesday- Breakfast Tornado
  • Wednesday- Blueberry Cinnamon Twist with Fruit Smoothie
  • Thursday- Chicken & Biscuit Sandwich
  • Friday- Cinnamon Roll
Click here for a flyer with more information about National School Breakfast week

You can also view a lunch menu for the month of March online.

Conservation Club

Kestrel Educational Adventures and Endicott College are collaborating to bring an after-school Conservation Club to Beverly for students in grades 5-10.

It will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 starting March 20 at 9 May Street in Beverly. Transportation from Beverly and Salem schools is available.  Students will work together to choose a project that will help people and the local environment.

Click here to see flyer with more information and/or contact Jessica Kagle: jessica@kestreleducation.org, (617) 290-2258.

New BSA Girls Troop Info Night Tonight

Find out about the new BSA Girls Troop 49 at an information/signup night on March 4 at 7pm Centerville Church.

See this flyer for more information or email Shannon Skilling at skilling2016@gmail.com.

School Funding Community Conversation 3/28

Join the Beverly Teachers Association (BTA) for a community conversation on school funding on Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 to 7:45pm in the Beverly Middle School Library. Light refreshments will be served!

See this flyer for more information.

Chess and Cribbage Club

Yearbook Photo is happening at 3:10 at Chess and Cribbage Club tomorrow, Tuesday 3/5. Be sure to come on time and with a smile! Questions? Contact Mrs. Wood-Bell at cwoodbell@gmail.com

Basic Rights in Special Ed Workshop Tomorrow

A workshop entitled "Basic Rights in Special Education" for parents and professionals will be held on Tuesday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in room 103 of the McKeown School building at 70 Balch Street. There will be a brief SEPAC meeting right beforehand at 6:00, which you are also welcome to join.

For more information, click here to view a flyer.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

From Mr. Houli's Desk # 2

The old school yard is much bigger than it used to be. No longer does bullying stop at day's end. Name calling, intimidation, threats, and harassment now follow students home via cell phone texts, social media like Snapchat or Instagram, email, and video postings. Teaching our students to be responsible school citizens and informed users of today's technologies can lessen negative impacts.

Learn more about the latest trends, resources, and tools available in Mr. Houli’s second installment of his monthly series.

Lost & Found Items - Last Chance!

Thank you to kids & families who have checked the lost and found and taken their personal items home!

There are still thousands of dollars worth of jackets, shirts, and sweaters as well as hats, mittens, scarves, lunch boxes and other personal items in the lost and found. Most have been there for 1-2 months.

We will begin clearing out the lost and found the end of this week or early next week, and donating them to charity. Items that were there as of last week have been tagged. Those newer to the lost and found will not be disposed of until April.

National School Breakfast Week

In celebration of National School Breakfast Week, the Beverly Public Schools Food Services have put together a special menu for March 4-8!
  • Monday-Jimmy Dean Pancake Sausage Stick
  • Tuesday- Breakfast Tornado
  • Wednesday- Blueberry Cinnamon Twist with Fruit Smoothie
  • Thursday- Chicken & Biscuit Sandwich
  • Friday- Cinnamon Roll
Click here for a flyer with more information about National School Breakfast week

You can also view a lunch menu for the month of March online.

Barre N9ne Nature's Classroom Fundraiser

Barre N9ne Studio in Danvers will have a fundraiser on Saturday, March 9 for Nature's Classroom!

Click here to learn more or email Scott Sutera at ssutera@beverlyschools.org.

Dodgeball This Week

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