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Friday, April 12, 2019

Parent Volunteers Needed - All Grades!

The Grade 8 Recognition Night events will be held on Thursday, June 13.  The winning dance theme is Bright Lights, Big City!

We need parents of children in ALL GRADES to assist with this celebration.

ONLY grade 5/6/7 parents can chaperone during the dance. You must complete a CORI form in advance. 

We can use parents of children in any grade to volunteer for setup and decorating. Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

iPad Stay at BMS Over Vacation

We would like to remind you that students will NOT be allowed to take their iPads home over vacation; this includes seventh and eighth grade students. We need to ensure that iPads are ready to go for MCAS the week after vacation.

Teachers will collect iPads prior to the end of the school day today (Frida)y. Students are also not allowed to take iPads home the night before their actual MCAS tests.

Click here for the MCAS testing schedule.

Summer Montessori Programs

Summer Montessori offers academic skill development for students entering grades 1-6. Students can sign up for one or more weeks during the summer.

Beverly Residents Enrolling for the first time can get 10% off summer sessions by using the CODE: BEV when registering online at: http://www.engageyourworld.org/engage/summer-program/

Nature's Classroom Fundraiser Thursday 4/18

Take a break from cooking over April Vacation Week - come to Acapulco's next Thursday, April 18 between 11am and 10pm and a portion of the check will go to the Nature's Classroom fund.

Click here to see the flyer for more information.

Lost & Found - Items To Be Donated Soon

We have more items in the lost and found this week. Do you recognize any of them? The lost & found is outside the library.

View an album with photos.

All items that were in the lost & found as of the end of March will be donated to charity shortly after April vacation if they are not claimed by then.

BPL Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale runs through this Sunday, April 14. Stop by to find some great deals!

Check this flyer for more information about the book sale.

Swim Classes

Can your child swim 100 yards? If not, he or she may not be "water safe." There are plenty of swim classes available at the North Shore YMCA for children of all ages, as well as a competitive swim team.

See this flyer for more information or go to www.northshoreymca.org.

Next Friday at BPL: Spider-Man!

Don't be bored and hungry during school break!

Come eat free pizza at the Beverly Public Library while you watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on a big screen! It's on Friday April 19th from 2-4pm and it's for teens only!

40th Annual Good Friday Walk Next Friday

The 40th Annual Good Friday Walk happens on Friday, April 19, 2019!

It's a great ppportunity to help Families in need on the North Shore and to earn up to 5 Community Service Hours.

The 10.5 mile walk starts and ends at The Saints Academy between 7:30 AM and 9:30AM, and the Walk ends at 2:15.

GET A GROUP OF FRIENDS, GET SPONSORED, AND WALK!

April Vacation Next Week

April Vacation is coming up! There is no school for students next week, from Monday, April 15 (Patriot's Day) through Friday, April 19 (Good Friday).

Classes will resume on Monday, April 22.

Summer Programs at GUS

The Glen Urquhart School in Beverly Farms has some great summer programs coming up for campers age 10 and up, involving art, cooking, outdoor activities, Minecraft and more!

See the attached flyer for more information or go to bit.ly/summer-gus to register.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

iPads Stay at BMS Over Vacation

As vacation approaches, we would like you to know that students will NOT be allowed to take their iPads home over vacation; this includes seventh and eighth grade students. We need to ensure that iPads are ready to go for MCAS the week after vacation.

Teachers will collect iPads prior to the end of the school day on Friday. Students are also not allowed to take iPads home the night before their actual MCAS tests. Click here for the MCAS testing schedule.

Earth Day Month in Beverly

Earth Day is on April 22, but in Beverly it'll last the whole month of April!

On Friday, April 18, try out an Earth Day Afternoon of Exploration at Camp Paradise:

  • Top 5 Ways to Save the Planet Every Day (for ages 18+)
  • Learn How to Build a Electric Bike (age 10+ and adults)
  • Hands On Earth Earth-Friendly Activities (ages 6+)
On Sunday, April 20, check out the Earth Day Festival on Beverly Common:
  • Food Truck
  • Live Music
  • Hand-on activities from community partners

See this flyer for more information, or check the calendar at GreenBeverly.com.

The News at 502

The latest issue of The News at 502 is out!

We had too much to fit in so we are planning a 6-page issue for our final one of the year to accommodate the overflow along with some new pieces.

Gr 8 Trip - Reminders from Ms. Norton

Eighth grade trip to Boston update…

As balances are now due, I should have a final number of trip attendees by the end of this week. I will then know how many chaperones I need, and will get in touch with those who have applied to be a chaperone after April vacation.

And after our fundraising event last week, I will soon know how much money I have available to support those who have applied for financial assistance for this trip. If you are a person who would like to receive financial assistance and have not yet spoken with me, please call or email this week.

If you have a balance owed, please send your payment in by Friday, or call me to request an extension. Also feel free to email if you are not sure what your balance is at jnorton@beverlyschools.org.

Thank you!
Ms. Norton

PTO Meeting TONIGHT!!

The Beverly Middle School PTO will meet at 6:30 on Thursday, April 11 in the BMS Library. You are especially welcome if this is your FIRST PTO meeting.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee will be played on Mondays, 3:05-3:45 on the turf, from Monday, April 22 until June 3. There is no advance signup - just come on the first day. All are welcome - it is for grades 5-8 and is co-ed. The club will meet inside if it is raining.

Any questions, please see Mrs. Kline

Volleyball Club

BMS Wellness teacher Ms. Tetreau is offering a volleyball club after school starting on Tuesday, April 23. See Ms. Tetreau before vacation to sign up.

See this flyer for more information.

Spider Man Movie at BPL Next Week

Don't be bored and hungry during school break!

Come eat free pizza at the Beverly Public Library while you watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on a big screen! It's on Friday April 19th from 2-4pm and it's for teens only!

Saturday Bike Maintenance and Safety Clinic

The Beverly Bike Committee will host its first bike maintenance demo and safety clinic. Bring your bike and helmet and we’ll provide the fun!

Where: Beverly High School Parking Lot
Day: Saturday 4/13/19
Time: 10AM-Noon

See flyer for more information.

Grade 8 Year-End Information

The Grade 8 Recognition Night events will be held on Thursday, June 13.  The winning dance theme is Bright Lights, Big City! The last day of school for 8th graders will be Friday, June 14. (The last day for students in grades 5/6/7 is on Monday, June 17.)


Some students and parents/guardians have begun asking about proper attire for the recognition ceremony and celebration. 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.

Please refer to this document for more important dates to be aware of as the end of the year approaches.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

iPads Stay at School Over Vacation

As vacation approaches, we would like you to know that students will NOT be allowed to take their iPads home over vacation; this includes seventh and eighth grade students. We need to ensure that iPads are ready to go for MCAS the week after vacation.

Teachers will collect iPads prior to the end of the school day on Friday. Students are also not allowed to take iPads home the night before their actual MCAS tests. Click here for the MCAS testing schedule.

Math Team Wrap Up

Math team will not meet in April or May. Our last meeting will be June 6th from 3-3:45 in the 3rd floor cafeteria for an ice cream celebration. 
 
Overall the math team had a very successful season ending, with a team high of 104 points in the last and most challenging meet. The math team will also miss its two 8th graders who have been with us since 6th grade! Justin Chen finished his final season with 72 points, and David Vozzo finished with 54 points. Congratulations gentlemen, and good luck in high school!

Swim Classes

Can your child swim 100 yards? If not, he or she may not be "water safe." There are plenty of swim classes available at the North Shore YMCA for children of all ages, as well as a competitive swim team.

See this flyer for more information or go to www.northshoreymca.org.

Ultimate Frisbee Club Starts 4/22

Ultimate Frisbee will be played on Mondays, 3:05-3:45 on the turf, from Monday, April 22 until June 3. There is no advance signup - just come on the first day. All are welcome - it is for grades 5-8 and is co-ed. The club will meet inside if it is raining. 

Any questions, please see Mrs. Kline

BMS Volleyball

BMS Wellness teacher Ms. Tetreau is offering a volleyball club after school starting on Tuesday, April 23.

Students should sign up this week - there will be a signup session in the gym after school today (Wednesday) or students can see Ms. Tetreau before vacation.

See this flyer for more information.

Gr 8 - BHS Laptop Lease Program

To 8th Grade Parents: The information and directions to lease a Beverly High School laptop will be distributed on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in your child's homeroom. Online registration will be from April 23rd to June 15th. 
 
Also, if your child has applied to Essex Tech, do not register for a laptop from April 23rd to June 15th because the first registration payment is non-refundable. The Tech Center orders extra laptops to be available to students who had applied to Essex Tech but are not admitted. In this situation, call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 as soon as you receive notification, and we will hold a laptop for your child. Next, you must come to the Tech Center to fill out the appropriate registration form with payment (you will not be able to register online). Please note, this is on a first come first serve basis, so please call the BHS Tech Center as soon as you have been notified by Essex Tech. If you have any questions please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171.

Gr 8 Trip Update from Ms. Norton

Eighth grade trip to Boston update…

As balances are now due, I should have a final number of trip attendees by the end of this week. I will then know how many chaperones I need, and will get in touch with those who have applied to be a chaperone after April vacation.

And after our fundraising event last week, I will soon know how much money I have available to support those who have applied for financial assistance for this trip. If you are a person who would like to receive financial assistance and have not yet spoken with me, please call or email this week.

If you have a balance owed, please send your payment in by Friday, or call me to request an extension. Also feel free to email if you are not sure what your balance is at jnorton@beverlyschools.org.

Thank you!
Ms. Norton

PTO Meeting Tomorrow

The Beverly Middle School PTO will meet at 6:30 tomorrow, Thursday, April 11 in the BMS Library. You are especially welcome if this is your FIRST PTO meeting.

Good Friday Walk Happens April 19

The 40th Annual Good Friday Walk happens on Friday, April 19, 2019!

It's a great opportunity to help families in need on the North Shore and to earn up to 5 community service hours.

The 10.5 mile walk starts and ends at The Saints Academy between 7:30 AM and 9:30AM, and the Walk ends at 2:15.

GET A GROUP OF FRIENDS, GET SPONSORED, AND WALK!

Food Service PSA

Did you know you can limit student spending in the cafeteria if needed? Student accounts can be blocked from allowing the purchase of anything beyond a breakfast or lunch meal, or specific notes can be added to a student's account, such as, “Only allow one add-on” or “No more than two bags of chips.”

If you would like to add a note to your child’s food service account, please contact:
Christina Leal, Food Service Director at 978-921-6132 x11129 or cleal@beverlyschools.org.

Kestrel Summer Programs

Kestrel Education has some great summer programs for children aged 4-12.

Being Animals is a one-week morning program for children age 4 to 7. Survival Rockport has four one-week sessions and is for children aged 8 to 12.

See this flyer for more information.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pizza & A Movie at the BPL

Don't be bored and hungry during school break!

Come eat free pizza at the Beverly Public Library while you watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on a big screen! It's on Friday April 19th from 2-4pm and it's for teens only!

Poetry Contest Finalists

We have three finalists at Beverly Middle School for the 23rd Annual Beverly Public Library Teen Poetry Contest! This contest is open to teens who live or go to school in Beverly and each year draws finalists who attend a range of different area schools.

Please congratulate these Beverly Middle School Finalists:
  • Nicholas Porcello
  • Lillie Reyes
  • William Sousa
Also, former Briscoe Middle School student Libby Panico, who is currently a senior at Beverly High School, is a finalist.

Family, friends, and members of the public are invited to a ceremony at the Beverly Public Library on Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm. Finalists have been invited to read their poems aloud and at the conclusion of the readings, prizes will be announced and awarded, followed by a small reception. 

Today's "Stay in Place"

Mr. Poska, Principal of Beverly Middle School, would like you to know that the middle school went into a 'Stay in Place' at 9:35 AM for approximately 30 minutes this morning. This was due to a medical emergency regarding a student. The issue was addressed with minimal interruption, and we resumed our regular school day.

Gr 8 Trip Reminders from Ms. Norton

Eighth grade trip to Boston update…

As balances are now due, I should have a final number of trip attendees by the end of this week. I will then know how many chaperones I need, and will get in touch with those who have applied to be a chaperone after April vacation.

And after our fundraising event last week, I will soon know how much money I have available to support those who have applied for financial assistance for this trip. If you are a person who would like to receive financial assistance and have not yet spoken with me, please call or email this week.

If you have a balance owed, please send your payment in by Friday, or call me to request an extension. Also feel free to email if you are not sure what your balance is at jnorton@beverlyschools.org.

Thank you!
Ms. Norton

Summer Activities in Beverly Area

The Beverly area has many summer activities and camps for middle school-aged children, some are even free or low-priced or provide scholarships.

See a list here of some summer programs that we are aware of.

This list is not intended as an endorsement or suggestion, merely a resource for families. If you see any errors or have suggestions for additions, please email Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

National Jr. Honor Society

Just a reminder that there is a National Jr. Honor Society meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) in the third floor cafeteria from 3:05 - 3:45pm. 

Students are expected to arrive with a rough draft of their Honored Guest Invitations as well as a blank stationary card of their choosing. 

If you have any questions, please see Lady McGrath in room 444, or Mrs. Cann in room 336.

Fab Lab Session 4

Session 4 of Fab Lab - Build a Hovercraft, will begin Tuesday after April break (4/23). The following students are in this session:

Colin Fidler
Sean Costa
Oliver Sweatman
Kelly Flannery
Cameron Nolin
Daniel Conant
Ryan Haberland
Alexandra Godin
Timothy Jindra
Nico Gilbert
Max Gooding
Adam Taglieri

This list will also be posted on the door to room 316.

PTO Meeting Thursday

The Beverly Middle School PTO will meet at 6:30 on Thursday, April 11 in the BMS Library. You are especially welcome if this is your FIRST PTO meeting. 

April Vacation Next Week

April Vacation is coming up! There is no school for students next week, from Monday, April 15 (Patriot's Day) through Friday, April 19 (Good Friday).

Classes will resume on Monday, April 22.

Beverly Youth Football and Cheerleading

Beverly Youth Football and Cheerleading registration is now open!  Beverly youth football and cheerleading programs are for children in grades 1 - 8.  The football season begins August 31 and the cheerleading season begins on July 1. Both run through the end of November. Click here to see a flyer for Beverly Youth Football and Cheerleading.

Registration is now open for a FREE Beverly Youth Football clinic that will be held on June 8 from 10 am to 1pm, with Beverly HS Football. Click here to see a flyer about the clinic.

Go to www.beverlypantheryfc.org to register or for more details.

Thursday Dodgeball Games

Games originally scheduled for Thursday, April 4th were postponed due to the Staff vs. Student Baskeball Game. They will be played this Thursday, April 11:
  • Red Jaguars v. Orange Iguanas
  • Boom Shaka Laka v. That’s All Folks
  • Average Joes v. Purple Cobras
  • Lumberjacks v. Flying Cougars
Playoffs for Dodgeball will be announced after April Vacation.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Track Practice Cancelled Monday

Due to the inclement weather and poor field conditions, today's track practice has been cancelled. Please see the Beverly Track Google Classroom for updates!

Honors Choir

Honors Choir Rehearsal is today after school in room 155.

BPL Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale began on Saturday, April 6 and runs through Sunday, April 14.

Check this flyer for more information about the book sale.

Get Good Friday Walk Sponsors

The 40th Annual Good Friday Walk happens on Friday, April 19, 2019!

It's a great ppportunity to help Families in need on the North Shore and to earn up to 5 Community Service Hours.

The 10.5 mile walk starts and ends at The Saints Academy between 7:30 AM and 9:30AM, and the Walk ends at 2:15.

GET A GROUP OF FRIENDS, GET SPONSORED, AND WALK!

Gr 5 - MCAS Tomorrow

ELA MCAS testing for grade 5 takes place this week on Monday 4/8 and Tuesday 4/9.

On days when your child has MCAS, please be sure they:

  • Are well-rested
  • Have eaten a nutritious breakfast at home or have time to eat breakfast at school
  • Arrive at school on time
Grades 7 and 8 will have ELA testing the week after vacation.




Bike Maintenance and Safety Clinic

The Beverly Bike Committee will host its first bike maintenance demo and safety clinic. Bring your bike and helmet and we’ll provide the fun!

Where: Beverly High School Parking Lot
Day: Saturday 4/13/19
Time: 10AM-Noon

See flyer for more information.

PTO Meeting Thursday

The Beverly Middle School PTO will meet at 6:30 on Thursday, April 11 in the BMS Library. You are especially welcome if this is your FIRST PTO meeting. 

Grade 8 - Boston Trip Reminders

Attention Grade 8 Parents,

This is just a reminder that the final payment for the Grade 8 Boston Trip was due on Friday, April 5. The trip will be on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted all 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 have any questions, please email Ms. Jamie Norton, 8th Grade Assistant Principal at 978-921-6103 x24460 or jnorton@beverlyschools.org.

Grade 8 Year-End Information

The Grade 8 Recognition Night events will be held on Thursday, June 13.  The winning dance theme is Bright Lights, Big City! The last day of school for 8th graders will be Friday, June 14. (The last day for students in grades 5/6/7 is on Monday, June 17.)


Some students and parents/guardians have begun asking about proper attire for the recognition ceremony and celebration. 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.

Please refer to this document for more important dates to be aware of as the end of the year approaches.

Opening Day Special Menu Tomorrow

Celebrate Opening Day at Fenway on Tuesday, April 9 with a special lunch, featuring Fenway Franks, pretzels with cheese sauce, popcorn and ice cream!

Earth Day Month in Beverly

Earth Day is on April 22, but in Beverly it'll last the whole month of April!

See this flyer for more information, or check the calendar at GreenBeverly.com.

Endicott College Spring Celebration Wednesday

Families with children ages 10 and under are invited to Endicott College's annual Spring Celebration on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30pm in the field house.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Gr 5 - MCAS Tomorrow

ELA MCAS testing for grade 5 takes place this week on Monday 4/8 and Tuesday 4/9.

On days when your child has MCAS, please be sure they:

  • Are well-rested
  • Have eaten a nutritious breakfast at home or have time to eat breakfast at school
  • Arrive at school on time
Grades 7 and 8 will have ELA testing the week after vacation.