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Friday, April 26, 2019

ALL GRADE Parent Volunteers Needed June 13

The Grade 8 Recognition Night events will be held on Thursday, June 13 at BHS. The ceremony starts at 6 and is immediately followed by a dance.  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 chaperone during the dance. 
You must complete a CORI form in advance so we really need people to step up now to help with this event so we have time to complete the CORI process! As of today only 3 of the 25 spots had been filled. Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!


We can use parents of children in any grade to volunteer for cleanup (setup is full - thank you!). As of today there were still 10 spots available for this important job. Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

Honor a Teacher Today


“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.”
-- William Prince

Recognize a teacher or staff member who has made a difference in your child's education this year -- or any year! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2019.

Honor A Teacher by donating to the Beverly Education Foundation in the name of a favorite teacher, administrator, counselor, coach or school staff member who has made a difference in your child's education. Download the Honor A Teacher form and return it with your donation today!

Donate $30 or more for an ‘Honor a Teacher’ Certificate/Letter: With a donation of $30 or more made in the name of a special educator, a certificate will be sent to the individual indicating both the donation in their name as well as how important they have been in the student’s or your life. Please attach a note or letter to your Award Form about why you chose to honor this teacher. A copy will also be sent to the Beverly Public Schools to communicate how important that person is to Beverly Public Schools.

Donate $10 for an ‘Honor a Teacher’ Notecard: With a donation of $10 or more made in the name of the teacher honored, a card will be sent to the teacher indicating your thanks for all the time, effort and caring they have given your child throughout the year.

Please help support all Beverly Public Schools, teachers, administrators, staff & their students through the Beverly Education Foundation’s Annual “Honor a Teacher” Awards, which directly fund Teacher/Parent Grants for enrichment, curriculum initiatives, arts, technology, STEAM & more. Thanks for your support!

For more information about the Beverly Education Foundation, the annual Honor A Teacher campaign & to donate online, please go to: http://bevedfoundation.org/honor-a-teacher/

Look for the bright ORANGE Honor A Teacher flier in your students' backpack mail & send in today! #thankateacher #teacherappreciationweek

Donate online @: www.bevedfoundation.org

Gr 6 - Nature's Classroom T-Shirts

Good News, 6th Grade Parents:

You may still purchase an “I Survived Nature's Classroom” t-shirt for your child from
Todd’s Sporting Goods. Students love these shirts as they serve as a badge of honor after being away for the week!

T-shirts are distributed to students the week after they get back from Nature's Classroom.

T-shirts can be ordered online at: https://tsgsports.itemorder.com/.
Enter “BMSSTUDENT1” in the “Enter Your Sale Code" box. The cost is $10.00.
All orders must include your STUDENT'S NAME.

If you ordered a t-shirt & your student has already “SURVIVED” Nature's Classroom,
those shirts are currently being distributed out of the main office at school.

Any questions regarding orders that have been placed or payments must go directly through Todd’s
Sporting Goods.

Any other questions feel free to call or email Mrs. Mullins in the BMS office at 978-921-6103 or
kmullins@beverlyschools.org.

Cross-Country Running Series Starts Sunday

The Beverly Cross-Country Running Series returns for its third straight season this spring, open to all students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The series consists of three races on Sunday evenings in late April and May, with various races broken up into age appropriate lengths raging from a quarter mile to one mile.

The series started in 2018 with about 80 runners in four different races during a series both in the spring and fall. Again this spring, top runners for the series will be recognized and other "fun" awards will be handed out.

Last year, participants called the Beverly Cross-Country Running Series a "very well-organized race which made it really fun for both kids and spectators" and others said it is a "fun event with lively music and very well organized."

The race dates are April 28, May 5 and May 12 and it will all happen at 5:30 p.m. each evening. Younger ages will run on the field behind North Beverly School and the course for older elementary school and middle school students will also use the trails of the neighboring Norwood Pond nature area.

Cost is $25 for all three races, or $10 per race. Advance online registration is highly recommended at https://www.runreg.com/bevxc19spring1 or find us on Facebook at "Beverly Cross-Country Running Series."

The goal of the race series is to expose Beverly children to the sport of cross-country running. The series is designed to be fun with a festive and upbeat atmosphere. Both the length of the races and the race schedule is designed to complement other spring sports and activities for North Shore students. All proceeds will benefit the North Beverly Elementary PTO.

Grades 5 & 8 Math MCAS Next Week

Math MCAS testing for grades 5 and 8 takes place next week.

  • Grade 5 has Math MCAS on Monday 4/29 and Tuesday 4/30
  • Grade 8 has Math MCAS on Thursday 5/2 and Friday 5/3

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

Please Volunteer to Chaperone

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

ONLY grade 5/6/7 parents can chaperone during the dance. You must complete a CORI form in advance. We need lots more chaperones!

We can use parents of children in any grade to volunteer for setup and decorating.

Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Girls' Basketball Skills & Drills

Beverly Girls Middle School Travel Basketball will be hosting FREE skills & drills on Mondays starting at 6PM (Grades 3/4/5) and 7:30PM (Grades 6/7/8) at BMS. This will kick off on Monday, April 29th. These will run through June 10th with the only exception being May 27th (Memorial Day Weekend). This is open to all girls either currently participating or generally interested in the Beverly Girls Middle School Travel Basketball program. The girls just need to bring sneakers, some water, a ball.

Check out the Beverly MA Middle School Travel Basketball Facebook page for more details.

Gr 8 - BHS Laptop Registration

The information and directions to lease a Beverly High School laptop are being distributed today and tomorrow to 8th grade students. Online registration will be available until June 15th.

You can view registration information and directions online.

View/download scholarship application.

Note: if your child may be attending Essex Tech, do not register for a laptop between April 23rd and June 15th because the first registration payment is non-refundable. The Tech Center orders extra laptops for students who are waitlisted for Essex Tech. If you have been waitlisted but are not admitted to Essex Tech and decide to attend BHS, immediately call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 so we can 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.

Dodgeball League

New England Sports has teamed up with SkyZone to offer a youth dodgeball league for children aged 7-14.

See this flyer for more information or go to www.newenglandsportsllc.com/.

Volleyball

Ms. Tetreau is running Volleyball Club after school. This is a skills and drills club with some scrimmages within our group. It meets every Tuesday and either Wednesday or Thursday each week until early June.

Students can still sign up with Ms. Tetreau. Email her at stetreau@beverlyschools.org for more information. 

Grade 8 Information

With only a few weeks of middle school left for our 8th graders, there's a lot to keep track of!

Thursday, May 2 and Friday May 3 - 8th grade Math MCAS

Friday, May 10 - 8th Grade Panoramic Photo

Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16 - 8th grade STE MCAS

Thursday, May 16 - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 6:00 pm in the auditorium

Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31 - Scholastic Book Fair in BMS Library

Friday, May 31 & Saturday June 1 - Musical, Into the Woods, 7:00 pm in the auditorium

Monday, June 3 - Grade 8 Move Up Day @ BHS from 9:00~10:45 a.m.

Thursday, June 6 - Band Spring Concert, 7:00pm in auditorium

Tuesday, June 11 - Chorus Spring Concert, 7:00pm in auditorium

Wednesday, June 12 - Grade 8 Trip to Boston, 7:00 am departure ~ 9:00 pm return

Thursday, June 13 - Grade 8 Recognition Night & Celebration 6-10 p.m at BHS
Students arrive at 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Friday, June 14 - Last Day of school for 8th grade students 
Note: Last day for grades 5-7 is Monday, June 17.

For students attending BHS in the fall, keep these dates in mind:

Honor a Teacher


“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.”
-- William Prince

Recognize a teacher or staff member who has made a difference in your child's education this year -- or any year! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2019.

Honor A Teacher by donating to the Beverly Education Foundation in the name of a favorite teacher, administrator, counselor, coach or school staff member who has made a difference in your child's education. Download the Honor A Teacher form and return it with your donation today or go to the Beverly Education website to donate online!

Donate $30 or more for an ‘Honor a Teacher’ Certificate/Letter: With a donation of $30 or more made in the name of a special educator, a certificate will be sent to the individual indicating both the donation in their name as well as how important they have been in the student’s or your life. Please attach a note or letter to your Award Form about why you chose to honor this teacher. A copy will also be sent to the Beverly Public Schools to communicate how important that person is to Beverly Public Schools.

Donate $10 for an ‘Honor a Teacher’ Notecard: With a donation of $10 or more made in the name of the teacher honored, a card will be sent to the teacher indicating your thanks for all the time, effort and caring they have given your child throughout the year.

Please help support all Beverly Public Schools, teachers, administrators, staff & their students through the Beverly Education Foundation’s Annual “Honor a Teacher” Awards, which directly fund Teacher/Parent Grants for enrichment, curriculum initiatives, arts, technology, STEAM & more. Thanks for your support!

For more information about the Beverly Education Foundation, the annual Honor A Teacher campaign & to donate online, please go to: www.bevedfoundation.org/honor-a-teacher/

Look for the bright ORANGE Honor A Teacher flier in your students' backpack mail or view/print the information and form online & send in today! #thankateacher #teacherappreciationweek

Donate online @: www.bevedfoundation.org

Musical Rehearsal Cancelled Today

There is no rehearsal for Into the Woods today, Thursday, April 25. See Mr. Hecox if you have questions.

Summer Opportunity for Girls

The Glen Urquhart School is offering a one-week Environmental Science & Leadership + Adventures for Girls program the week of June 24-28 from 9am to 4pm.

For more information, see this flyer or contact Nancy Hartmann at nhartmann@gus.org or (978) 927-1064 x131.

NJHS Meeting Today

Just a reminder that there is a NJHS meeting for 8th grade inductees TODAY (April 25th) after school IN THE AUDITORIUM. Essays will be collected and your family invite is due. This meeting is expected to go until 4:15, so please arrange transportation accordingly.

Any questions, please see Lady McGrath in room 444 or Mrs. Cann in rm 336.

Grade 7 ELA MCAS Tomorrow

ELA MCAS testing for grades 7&8 takes place this week.

  • Grade 8 has ELA MCAS on Tuesday 4/23 and Wednesday 4/24
  • Grade 7 has ELA MCAS on Thursday 4/25 and Friday 4/26

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Gr 6 - Nature's Classroom T-Shirts

Good News, 6th Grade Parents:

You may still purchase an “I Survived Nature's Classroom” t-shirt for your child from
Todd’s Sporting Goods. Students love these shirts as they serve as a badge of honor after being away for the week!

T-shirts are distributed to students the week after they get back from Nature's Classroom.

T-shirts can be ordered online at: https://tsgsports.itemorder.com/.
Enter “BMSSTUDENT1” in the “Enter Your Sale Code" box. The cost is $10.00.
All orders must include your STUDENT'S NAME.

If you ordered a t-shirt & your student has already “SURVIVED” Nature's Classroom,
those shirts are currently being distributed out of the main office at school.

Any questions regarding orders that have been placed or payments must go directly through Todd’s
Sporting Goods.

Any other questions feel free to call or email Mrs. Mullins in the BMS office at 978-921-6103 or
kmullins@beverlyschools.org.

Beverly Cross-Country Running Series

The Beverly Cross-Country Running Series returns for its third straight season this spring, open to all students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The series consists of three races on Sunday evenings in late April and May, with various races broken up into age appropriate lengths raging from a quarter mile to one mile.

The series started in 2018 with about 80 runners in four different races during a series both in the spring and fall. Again this spring, top runners for the series will be recognized and other "fun" awards will be handed out.

Last year, participants called the Beverly Cross-Country Running Series a "very well-organized race which made it really fun for both kids and spectators" and others said it is a "fun event with lively music and very well organized."

The race dates are April 28, May 5 and May 12 and it will all happen at 5:30 p.m. each evening. Younger ages will run on the field behind North Beverly School and the course for older elementary school and middle school students will also use the trails of the neighboring Norwood Pond nature area.

Cost is $25 for all three races, or $10 per race. Advance online registration is highly recommended at https://www.runreg.com/bevxc19spring1 or find us on Facebook at "Beverly Cross-Country Running Series."

The goal of the race series is to expose Beverly children to the sport of cross-country running. The series is designed to be fun with a festive and upbeat atmosphere. Both the length of the races and the race schedule is designed to complement other spring sports and activities for North Shore students. All proceeds will benefit the North Beverly Elementary PTO.

Lost & Found - Items to be Donated Today

Do you recognize any items in the lost and found? Please ask your child to stop by and claim them asap! It is located outside the library.

View an album with photos - new items photographed on April 24 are in here now.

All items that were in the lost & found as of the end of March will be donated to charity today after school!

Gr 8 - BHS Athletics Information

If your 8th grader is planning to go to BHS and wants to play sports, please keep some dates and information in mind.
  • Registration for BHS fall sports will begin on June 1 and end on August 1, 2019.
  • Payment is required at time of registration. Checks are held until rosters are final, and refunds will be made if a student does not make the team.
  • Physicals must be dated within 13 months of tryouts.
  • Fall tryouts typically begin the 2nd Thursday before Labor Day (Football is slightly earlier). Exact tryout dates for the fall season will be posted online under "schedules" on the BHS Athletic web pages around July 1. Students must attend all tryouts for consideration.
For more information:

It's time to HONOR A TEACHER...

“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.”
-- William Prince

Let's recognize our amazing, dedicated BMS faculty & staff! It's time to Honor A Teacher by donating to the Beverly Education Foundation in the name of a favorite teacher, administrator, nurse, specialist, paraprofessional, guidance counselor, coach or school staff member who has made a difference in your child's education. All Honor A Teacher donations are used to fund the Annual Teacher/Parent Grants, so donate today!

Thank you to all our BMS faculty & staff for choosing a career in education and making a difference every day for our students. We appreciate all that you do and your efforts do not go unnoticed.

Please contact Ann Gavin at anngavin@comcast.net with any questions regarding this program.

And for additional information about the Annual Honor a Teacher Appeal or to donate securely online, please visit the Beverly Education Foundation's Honor a Teacher page.

-- A message from the Beverly Education Foundation

Grade 7 MCAS Tomorrow & Friday

ELA MCAS testing for grades 7&8 takes place this week.

  • Grade 8 has ELA MCAS on Tuesday 4/23 and Wednesday 4/24
  • Grade 7 has ELA MCAS on Thursday 4/25 and Friday 4/26

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

Grade 5/6/7 Parent Chaperones Needed

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

ONLY grade 5/6/7 parents can chaperone during the dance. You must complete a CORI form in advance. We need lots more chaperones!

We can use parents of children in any grade to volunteer for setup and decorating.

Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Fairy Walk May 11

The Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School Community invites you to a Fairy Walk At Green’s Hill  on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. This event is open & free to the public

For more information, see this flyer or Kathy Faulkner at kfaulkne@northshore.edu.

Lost & Found - Items to Be Cleared Out Tomorrow!

Do you recognize any items in the lost and found? Please ask your child to stop by and claim them asap! It is located 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 Wednesday after school!

BMS Track Meet Tomorrow

The BMS Track Team has a meet tomorrow at Beverly High School vs. Gloucester tomorrow (Wednesday) after school.

Gr 8 - BHS Band Camp Info

BHS Band Camp is running Monday, August 12 through Thursday, August 15. It will be from 3-7pm on the first three days (Monday through Wednesday), and 1-8pm on the last day, Thursday.

Every student who signs up for CP Band is required and expected to attend. There is no fee for participation.

Check this presentation about BHS Band Camp for more information. If you have more questions, please contact Mr. Costa at BHS at amcosta@beverlyschools.org.

Poetry Contest Ceremony Tomorrow at BPL

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 tomorrow, 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. 

Grade 8 ELA MCAS Today and Tomorrow

ELA MCAS testing for grades 7&8 takes place this week.

  • Grade 8 has ELA MCAS on Tuesday 4/23 and Wednesday 4/24
  • Grade 7 has ELA MCAS on Thursday 4/25 and Friday 4/26

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

Monday, April 22, 2019

Track & Field Meet POSTPONED

The BMS track meet for today in Marblehead has been postponed due to possible thunderstorms this afternoon. It has not yet been rescheduled.

There will be a brief team meeting in the first floor cafeteria after school from 3:15-3:30pm.

Please contact Coach Rothblatt at erothblatt@beverlyschools.org if you have any questions.

Lost and Found - Claim Items Now!

Do you recognize any items in the lost and found? Please ask your child to stop by and claim them asap or come by yourself! The lost and found is located 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 later this week!

Chipotle Fundraiser TODAY

No food in the fridge after vacation? Haven't made it to Stop & Shop since the strike was settled?

Join us for a fundraiser today, Monday, April 22, to support Nature's Classroom and you won't have to go shopping yet!

Come in to the Chipotle at 55 Dodge Street in Beverly today, Monday, April 22nd between 5:00pm and 9:00pm and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Beverly Middle School's Nature's Classroom fund if you:
  • bring in this flyer OR
  • show it on your smartphone OR 
  • tell the cashier you’re there for Beverly Middle School!

Honors Choir

Honors choir rehearsal is today (Monday) at 3pm in room 155.

Fab Lab Session 4

Fab Lab's session four will have its first meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) in room 316 from 3:00 to 3:45. The names of students in session four are posted on the door of room 316.

Full Cast Musical Rehearsal Today

There is a full cast (finale singers and extras included) rehearsal this afternoon Monday, April 22 from 3:15-5:00 in the BMS auditorium.

Pizza Book Club Tomorrow at BPL

Read a great book, discuss it, and eat free Pizza! Pizza Book Club is open to teens in grades 6-12, but is especially good for middle school.

Pizza Book Club meets on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:45pm in the Sohier Room at the Beverly Public Library. Our book this term is The False Prince by Jennifer NielsonClick here for more information.

Participation in this event will normally satisfy independent reading requirements your ELA teacher may have. 

This event requires registration – so we have enough pizza! Register here!

Gr 5/6/7 Parent Chaperones Needed

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

ONLY grade 5/6/7 parents can chaperone during the dance. You must complete a CORI form in advance. We need lots more chaperones!

We can use parents of children in any grade to volunteer for setup and decorating.

Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

Poetry Contest Ceremony Wednesday at BPL

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.