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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Tomorrow at the Cabot: Symphony by the Sea

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library is holding a fundraiser tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at The Cabot Theatre with Symphony by the Sea. Money raised will go to the renovation of the teen room at the public library!

Tickets are on sale now at the Beverly Public Library and include a complimentary Friends of the BPL membership.

See this flyer for more information.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Dodgeball Playoffs Monday After School

Dodgeball playoffs will be after school on Monday, May 6. Students on these teams should report to the gym at 3:05 on Monday.
  • 5th Grade: Blue Barracudas, Red Jaguars, Teal Tigers, Yellow Warthogs
  • 6th Grade: The Battleships, The Monopolizers, The Bogglers, The Yahtzees

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Beverly Middle School!

It will be in the library from Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31. All students will be given an opportunity to come during the school day at an assigned time. The fair will also have some before and after school hours and there will be an online fair to shop without ever setting foot in the school. New this year is an e-wallet, which you will be able to set up ahead of time, so you don't have to remember to give your kids cash or a check!

More details to come next week, including signups for volunteer slots!

Electronics Collection at BHS Tomorrow

Do you have some old electronics kicking around the house that you'd like to dispose of? Tomorrow is the day! The City of Beverly is holding an Electronics Day at Beverly High School on Saturday, May 4 from 8am to noon.

The Electronics Collection is sponsored by the Beverly Waste Reduction Committee. Proceeds go to the Beverly High School Football program and the Beverly Recycles Education Fund.

Check this flyer for information about what to bring (or not bring) and what fees are due, if any

Babysitter Workshop Tomorrow

The Beverly Rec Department is holding a babysitting workshop tomorrow (Saturday) from 9-1, open to kids who are 11 years old and up.

Click here to view a flyer with more information.

Sunday Symphony by the Sea Fundraiser at the Cabot

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library is holding a fundraiser on Sunday afternoon at The Cabot Theatre with Symphony by the Sea. Money raised will go to the renovation of the teen room at the public library!

Tickets are on sale now at the Beverly Public Library and include a complimentary Friends of the BPL membership.

See this flyer for more information.

Donation Requests For Teacher Appreciation Week

Some wonderful things are being planned for BMS Teacher Appreciation Week 5/6-5/10. Our BMS Staff have had quite a year of changes - new building, new schedule, more kids, etc. We want to let them know how appreciated they are!

The PTO would love your support on 3 core things:

1. Teacher Snacks - please drop off Teacher snacks in the bin in the main office starting tomorrow. Granola bars, power bars, small chips and pretzel bags, mints, candies, etc. We plan on putting baskets out in the teacher's lounges on Wed. 5/8. Thank you!

2. Desserts - Drop off a dessert on Friday 5/10 morning for staff to enjoy alongside their special teacher luncheon that day. These can be home-made OR store bought - any and all are appreciated.

3. Donations - If you'd like to send in a couple dollars to go toward either option #1 or #2...please send in an envelope with Ann Gavin - PTO on it and it will be placed in the PTO mailbox in the office...or catch me on the fly.

If you have any questions or need assistance - please contact Ann Gavin at #978-578-1887 or anngavin@comcast.net.

Gr 6 & 7 MCAS Next Week

Math MCAS testing for grades 6 and 7 takes place next week.

  • Grade 7 has Math MCAS on Monday 5/6 and Tuesday 5/7
  • Grade 6 has Math MCAS on Wednesday 5/8 and Thursday 5/9

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

Gr 8 - Panoramic Picture Day Next Friday

The Grade 8 Panoramic Picture Day is next Friday, May 10! It will be the first grade 8 class to have their photo taken at the new Beverly Middle School.

Order forms are being handed out this week by grade 8 teachers. You can pay by check or online by going to mylifetouch.com and entering in the Picture Day ID OB018029T0. (Hint: copy and paste this number into the box on the website!)

Photos are priced at $18 for just the 8"x24" photo or $22 if you order it laminated.

For more information, click here to see a copy of the order form or call 800-763-4753.

Also - On Thursday, May 16th, all 8th grade students have an assembly to learn about BHS Athletics. Coaches and Assistant Coaches from many sports will be represented to speak with our students about their programs.

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gr 8 - Panoramic Photo & Important Dates

The Grade 8 Panoramic Picture Day is next Friday, May 10! It will be the first grade 8 class to have their photo taken at the new Beverly Middle School.

Order forms are being handed out this week by grade 8 teachers. You can pay by check or online by going to mylifetouch.com and entering in the Picture Day ID OB018029T0. (Hint: copy and paste this number into the box on the website!)

Photos are priced at $18 for just the 8"x24" photo or $22 if you order it laminated.

For more information, click here to see a copy of the order form or call 800-763-4753.

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

Track & Field

Due to the weather we will be having a meeting in the first floor cafeteria today (Thursday), followed by an optional run. We should be done by 3:45 for the late bus.

Green Team

Green Team is cancelled today (Thursday 5/2).

Lost & Found

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 Wednesday May 1 are in here now.

All items that were in the lost & found as of the end of April will be donated to charity at the end of May!

9 More Parent Chaperones Needed

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. Thank you to those who have stepped up!
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 Thursday we still had 9 open spots. Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

We can use parents of children in any grade to volunteer for cleanup - as of Thursday there were still 7 spots open (setup is full - thank you!). Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

BPL Teen Room Renovation Fundraiser

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library is holding a fundraiser on Sunday afternoon at The Cabot Theatre with Symphony by the Sea.  Money raised will go to the renovation of the teen room at the public library!

Tickets are on sale now at the Beverly Public Library and include a complimentary Friends of the BPL membership.

See this flyer for more information.

Babysitter Training on Saturday

The Beverly Rec Department is holding a babysitting workshop on Saturday from 9-1, open to kids who are 11 years old and up.

Click here to view a flyer with more information.

Teacher Appreciation Week - Help Needed

Some wonderful things are being planned for BMS Teacher Appreciation Week 5/6-5/10. Our BMS Staff have had quite a year of changes - new building, new schedule, more kids, etc. We want to let them know how appreciated they are!

The PTO would love your support on 3 core things:

1. Teacher Snacks - please drop off Teacher snacks in the bin in the main office starting tomorrow. Granola bars, power bars, small chips and pretzel bags, mints, candies, etc. We plan on putting baskets out in the teacher's lounges on Wed. 5/8. Thank you!

2. Desserts - Drop off a dessert on Friday 5/10 morning for staff to enjoy alongside their special teacher luncheon that day. These can be home-made OR store bought - any and all are appreciated.

3. Donations - If you'd like to send in a couple dollars to go toward either option #1 or #2, please send in an envelope with "Ann Gavin - PTO" on it and it will be placed in the PTO mailbox in the office OR you can Venmo to Beverlymiddle-PTO.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Ann Gavin at 978-578-1887 or anngavin@comcast.net.

Summer Opportunity for Girls at GUS

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.

Gr 8 Math MCAS Tomorrow

Math MCAS testing for grades 5 and 8 takes place this 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

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Information

The information and directions to lease a Beverly High School laptop were distributed last week 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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

17 Parent Chaperones Still Needed

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 Wednesday we still had 17 open spots. Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

We can use parents of children in any grade to volunteer for cleanup - as of Wednesday there were still 9 spots open (setup is full - thank you!). Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

Touch A Truck May 19

The annual Touch-a-Truck Day will be at Beverly High School on Sunday, May 19 from 10am to 1pm.

Plan to come and bring a donation for a Beverly Bootstraps Food Drive!

In addition, individual contractors are invited to participate in this year's event. Click here for more information.

BMS Teacher Appreciation Week 5/6-5/10...HELP Needed!

Some wonderful things are being planned for BMS Teacher Appreciation Week 5/6-5/10. Our BMS Staff have had quite a year of changes - new building, new schedule, more kids, etc. We want to let them know how appreciated they are!

The PTO would love your support on 3 core things:

1. Teacher Snacks - please drop off Teacher snacks in the bin in the main office starting tomorrow. Granola bars, power bars, small chips and pretzel bags, mints, candies, etc. We plan on putting baskets out in the teacher's lounges on Wed. 5/8. Thank you!

2. Desserts - Drop off a dessert on Friday 5/10 morning for staff to enjoy alongside their special teacher luncheon that day. These can be home-made OR store bought - any and all are appreciated.

3. Donations - If you'd like to send in a couple dollars to go toward either option #1 or #2...please send in an envelope with Ann Gavin - PTO on it and it will be placed in the PTO mailbox in the office...or catch me on the fly.

If you have any questions or need assistance - please contact Ann Gavin at #978-578-1887 or anngavin@comcast.net.

No Track Practice Today

Attention all track team members: due to staff meetings after school Wednesday's track practice has been cancelled.

Girls' Summer League Flag Football

Register now for a girls' summer league of flag football for ages 5-15. Games will be played on Sunday mornings starting June 23, for 8 weeks. 

See this flyer for more information or email Anne at aknapp@xflagfootball.com.

Teacher Appreciation Week Next Week


“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 8 MCAS Thursday & Friday

Math MCAS testing for grades 5 and 8 takes place this 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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Track & Field

There is no practice TOMORROW Wednesday (5/1) due to teacher meetings after school. 

We ARE STILL practicing today (4/30) and Thursday (5/2).

Play Practice

Play practice is on today (Tuesday) for both scenes 2 AND 3!

Check the schedule to see if you are required today. If you are not sure, feel free to check in with Mr. Hecox.

Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club will be after school today (Tuesday) in the library. Students are working on the final issue of the year.

Fab Lab

Fab Lab (session 4) will be having its second meeting today after school in room 316 from 3 to 3:45.

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.

Gr 8 - Panoramic Picture Day Next Week

The Grade 8 Panoramic Picture Day is next Friday, May 10! It will be the first grade 8 class to have their photo taken at the new Beverly Middle School.

Order forms are being handed out this week by grade 8 teachers. You can pay by check or online by going to mylifetouch.com and entering in the Picture Day ID OB018029T0. (Hint: copy and paste this number into the box on the website!)

Photos are priced at $18 for just the 8"x24" photo or $22 if you order it laminated.

For more information, click here to see a copy of the order form or call 800-763-4753.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Art Club Room Change

Art club will meet in Mr. Fox's room on the third floor, Room 334, for the rest of the year.

Parent Volunteers Needed!

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

Grade 5/6/7 Parent Volunteers Needed 6/13

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 there is time to complete the CORI process! As of Monday we still had 18 spots to fill! Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!


We can use parents of children in any grade for cleanup. As of Monday we still had 9 spots to fill (setup is full - thank you!). Go to volunteersignup.org/WBB3K to sign up today!

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Information

The information and directions to lease a Beverly High School laptop were distributed last week 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.

Girls Basketball Clinics Start Tonight

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.

Summer STEAM at Montserrat

Montserrat College of Art in downtown Beverly is offering many STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs this summer for kids between the ages of 8-15.

Click here to view a flyer with a full schedule and descriptions or go to montserrat.edu/youth/.

Honors Choir

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

Beverly Ed Foundation - 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!

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 5 MCAS Today & Tomorrow

Math MCAS testing for grades 5 and 8 takes place this 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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Grade 5 Math MCAS Tomorrow

Math MCAS testing for grades 5 and 8 takes place this 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