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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Beverly Rec. Playground Program

The Beverly Rec. Department Playground Program starts July 1 and continues through August 23!
  • For ages 6-12
  • From 8:30 am to noon each weekday at many locations through the city.
  • Lunch will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at selected locations, and Lunch will also be served at BHS Monday-Friday from 11:15am-Noon.
  • Thursdays are special event days at Lynch Park
Afternoon Park is at Cove Playground on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 1-4:00PM

Friday, June 7, 2019

Last Day to Shop Online Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair in the BMS Library was a huge success! Thanks to all who supported it by volunteering or by shopping at it.

Today is the last day to shop for books online to be delivered here at school! You must order by today, Friday, June 7.

The online store has a wider selection of books, including ones of interest to younger children and older teens.

Email Ms. Woznick with any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

BMS Logo - Volunteer Needed!

BMS is creating a new mantra and is working on branding for our new building. We are looking for a volunteer from our BMS school community who could assist us in the graphic design of our mantra logo. We are hoping to complete this logo as soon as possible.

If you know of any individual (student or adult) who might be interested in this work, please reach out to Lydia Ames  at lames@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Due Next Week

The last day to sign up for a laptop is Saturday, June 15, 2019. 

To sign up for a laptop go to bhsonline.org, go to the Quick Links section of webpage and click Laptop Registration (or just follow the link right here). 

In the Important Messages window make sure that you and your child read the Laptop Program Documentation before you register for a laptop. 

If you need financial assistance you can apply for a scholarship for the laptop. Click the Scholarship Application and print out the form and then complete and submit the application with documentation to the Beverly School Business Office at 70 Balch Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 

Once you close the Important Messages window, under the BHS Laptops tab click BHS Laptop Registration to sign up for a BHS Laptop. When it asks you to sign in with the Student ID, use the number that you use to access Aspen for your child.

To ensure that you have registered for a laptop make sure you see the confirmation # after you submit the payment. Also, you will receive an email confirming that you registered for a laptop.

If you have any questions please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 or email Alice Williams at awilliams@beverlyschools.org.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

175 Overdue Library Books

There were 175 overdue library books as of Thursday afternoon. Does your child have one of them?

Please have them return their books as soon as possible. If they are completing an assignment first, then return it as soon as the assignment is done. There is a book drop right inside the door to the library. There are no overdue fines.

Students must clear their library account by returning or paying for books, or they risk being excluded from certain year-end activities.

If a book is lost or destroyed, it must be paid for. Please email Ms. Woznick with questions about payment at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Lost & Found - Claim Items Now!

There are dozens of items including jackets, sweaters, lunchboxes, backpacks and more in the lost and found outside the library. Unclaimed items will be donated after the last day of school! Please come and check the lost and found or send your child to check it.

Showcase of Learning Monday Night

Come to BMS on Monday evening June 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for a Celebration of Success, with presentations from each school celebrating the success of authentic learning, with a special tribute to Dr. Hiersche. Refreshments will be served.

Scholastic Book Fair Online - Shopping Ends Tomorrow

The Scholastic Book Fair in the BMS Library was a huge success! Thanks to all who supported it by volunteering or by shopping at it.

You can still shop for books online to be delivered here at school! You must order by Friday, June 7.

The online store has a wider selection of books, including ones of interest to younger children and older teens.

Email Ms. Woznick with any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

iPad & iPad Charger Collection Information

All student iPads are being collected by tomorrow, Friday, June 7 and placed in charging stations at school. They will be disabled at the conclusion of the day so that the tech department may properly inventory them and begin the process of preparing for the next school year.

Grade 7 students will turn in only the iPad, but should keep their school-issued iPad charger over the summer to use the next school year. Students not returning to BMS should turn their charger in. Please put your child's charger in a safe location and be sure it is labeled properly so it doesn't get mixed up with other chargers in the household. Your child will need it next school year and will be responsible for turning it in at the end of 8th grade.

Grade 8 students are responsible for turning in their school-issued iPad charger this week (along with the iPad). Team teachers will give students directions on when and where to turn it in.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Library Books

Please remind your children that all library books are now overdue. If they are done with the book, please return it immediately. If they have to complete an assignment, turn in the book as soon as the assignment is complete.

There are no fines for overdues, but lost books must be paid for.

Students who do not clear their library accounts risk being excluded from certain year-end activities.

Email Ms. Woznick, the BMS librarian, if you have any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 8 - Important Dates

Only a little more than a week left! Make sure you know what is happening each day - check this list of important dates.

Summer Reading Information

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick has met with 5th and 6th grade classes about summer reading lists and expectations, and is in the process of meeting with 7th grade classes. Mrs. Fecteau, the BHS librarian, visited 8th grade classes last week to review BHS requirements.

We are asking all students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 to read TWO books this summer.
  • One book should be from the lists we provide (unless a student has received other instructions from a teacher)
  • One book should be a graphic novel of the student's choosing.
Students should create ONE response piece after reading the book selected from the summer reading list. There will be a number of different choices for response pieces, which will be available by next week. There is no assignment connected with the graphic novel; students will simply record the title and author and may be asked one or two brief questions about the book in September.

This year, in order to give students broader choices BMS and BHS book lists are labeled as "recommended" for grade 5 and up, grade 7 and up or grade 9 and up. Students at either school may select a book off of any one of these three listsHowever, parents and students should be aware that some subject matter or reading levels from lists that are higher than what is recommended for a student's grade may or may not be appropriate, depending on the child.  And books that are on lower grade reading lists are not necessarily "easier." We encourage you to be an active participant in your child's summer reading selection -- consider reading the book or listen to an audiobook as a family.

Note: There are no summer reading requirements for students entering grade 5. They are strongly encouraged to read off the grade 5+ list we provide and/or the public library list, and to participate in the Beverly Public Library summer reading program in the children's room.

Information about summer reading is posted at https://beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/ and will be updated regularly.

Gr 7/8 Chorus Students

There will be a brief chorus rehearsal after school today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) from 3:00-3:45 to practice on stage and run through the songs we will be singing together! Hope to see everyone there!

Mr. Hecox

Scholastic Book Fair - Shop Online Until Friday

The Scholastic Book Fair in the BMS Library was a huge success! Thanks to all who supported it by volunteering or by shopping at it.

You can still order books online to be delivered here at school! You must shop by Friday, June 7.

The online store has a wider selection of books, including ones of interest to younger children and older teens.

Email Ms. Woznick with any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Parent Online Safety Program Tonight

The Beverly Police Department is presenting an online safety program for parents, along with the US Attorney's Office and the Beverly Police Department TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Beverly Middle School.

Join in and bring your questions! Do you think you have a pretty good handle on it...then you realize you don’t? That it can feel like a part time job just to manage the basics? Do you have students in your house that are more savvy than you when it comes to technology? Our students have more access to technology than ever before! This is amazing...but we must make sure that we know how to keep them safe and secure.  Come and learn from people who KNOW!

There will be babysitting provided by our BMS and BHS Peer Leaders for those who attend. A range of activities will be provided. Please RSVP to Ann Gavin at anngavin@comcast.net to secure a spot with our amazing Peer Leaders.

iPad & iPad Charger Collection Information

All student iPads will be collected by Friday, June 7 and placed in charging stations at school. They will be disabled at the conclusion of that day so that the tech department may properly inventory them and begin the process of preparing for the next school year.

Grade 7 students will turn in only the iPad, but should keep their school-issued iPad charger over the summer to use the next school year. Students not returning to BMS should turn their charger in. Please put your child's charger in a safe location and be sure it is labeled properly so it doesn't get mixed up with other chargers in the household. Your child will need it next school year and will be responsible for turning it in at the end of 8th grade.

Grade 8 students are responsible for turning in their school-issued iPad charger this week (along with the iPad). Team teachers will give students directions on when and where to turn it in.

Gr 8 - Drumline & Color Guard Meet & Greet 6/10

Grade 8 students - if you're interested in drumline or color guard at BHS, check out the annual drumline and color guard meet and greet event. This is an evening in June that we always set aside to welcome any 8th grade drummers and/or color guard enthusiasts who are trying to figure out their role within the marching band this fall. It’s a very low-key, informal event.

This year's event is on Monday 6/10 from 6:00-7:30 in the BHS Band Room and field house. Students should be dropped off and picked up by Door 11, adjacent to the athletic fields.

Percussionists will be able to meet our instructors and current drumline members during this get together, as well as try out all of the equipment used during marching band season. 

Color guard enthusiasts will also be able to meet the instructor and current members, as well as learn some basic flag twirling maneuvers and learn about the color guard's important role within the marching band.

Questions? Contact Mr. Costa at amcosta@beverlyschools.org.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Due Next Week

The last day to sign up for a laptop is June 15, 2019. 
 
To sign up for a laptop go to bhsonline.org, go to the Quick Links section of webpage and click Laptop Registration (or just follow the link right here). 

In the Important Messages window make sure that you and your child read the Laptop Program Documentation before you register for a laptop. 

If you need financial assistance you can apply for a scholarship for the laptop. Click the Scholarship Application and print out the form and then complete and submit the application with documentation to the Beverly School Business Office at 70 Balch Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 

Once you close the Important Messages window, under the BHS Laptops tab click BHS Laptop Registration to sign up for a BHS Laptop. When it asks you to sign in with the Student ID, use the number that you use to access Aspen for your child.

To ensure that you have registered for a laptop make sure you see the confirmation # after you submit the payment. Also, you will receive an email confirming that you registered for a laptop.

If you have any questions please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 or email Alice Williams at awilliams@beverlyschools.org.

PTO Meeting Tonight

The PTO is really looking to seeing all parents at the FINAL PTO meeting for SY 2018-2019 on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 in the BMS Library!! More information can be found on the PTO website: https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto/home

Spanish Lip Synch Night Tonight!

Save the date! Beverly Middle School's 2nd Annual Lip Sync night hosted by the Spanish department is scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, June 4th from 7-9 pm.

We are looking for donations of snacks, candy, and small water bottles to sell at our concession stand. Please contact Allison Nichols, Lydia Ames, Jessica Casassa, or Alexsys Candelario for donations.

Parent Online Safety Program Tomorrow

Yesterdayt (Monday, June 3rd) Karen Legace of the Project Safe Childhood Program, which is connected to the District Attorney’s office, led assemblies for all of our students on the subject of online safety and responsibility. Ask your child what they learned!

The Beverly Police Department is presenting an online safety program for parents, along with the US Attorney's Office and the Beverly Police Department tomorrow Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Beverly Middle School.

See this flyer for more information.

iPad & iPad Charger Collection Information

All student iPads will be collected by Friday, June 7 and placed in charging stations at school. They will be disabled at the conclusion of that day so that the tech department may properly inventory them and begin the process of preparing for the next school year.

Grade 7 students will turn in only the iPad, but should keep their school-issued iPad charger over the summer to use the next school year. Students not returning to BMS should turn their charger in. Please put your child's charger in a safe location and be sure it is labeled properly so it doesn't get mixed up with other chargers in the household. Your child will need it next school year and will be responsible for turning it in at the end of 8th grade.

Grade 8 students are responsible for turning in their school-issued iPad charger this week (along with the iPad). Team teachers will give students directions on when and where to turn it in.

Grade 5 Open Houses - Next Week

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School in August that's just for you and your child!

  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from CentervilleCove, or North Beverly elementary schools should plan to attend on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • If you are new to Beverly Public Schools - welcome! You may attend either day.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Scholastic Book Fair - Can Still Shop Online!

The Scholastic Book Fair in the BMS Library was a huge success! Thanks to all who supported it by volunteering or by shopping at it.

You can still order books online to be delivered here at school! You must shop by Friday, June 7.

The online store has a wider selection of books, including ones of interest to younger children and older teens.

Email Ms. Woznick with any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Summer Reading

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick has met with 5th and 6th grade classes about summer reading lists and expectations, and will meet with 7th grade classes in the next few days Mrs. Fecteau, the BHS librarian, visited 8th grade classes last week to review BHS requirements.

We are asking all students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 to read TWO books this summer.
  • One book should be from the lists we provide (unless a student has received other instructions from a teacher)
  • One book should be a graphic novel of the student's choosing.
Students should create ONE response piece after reading the book selected from the summer reading list. There will be a number of different choices for response pieces, which will be available by next week.There is no assignment connected with the graphic novel; students will simply record the title and author and may be asked one or two brief questions about the book in September.

This year, in order to give students broader choices BMS and BHS book lists are labeled as "recommended" for grade 5 and up, grade 7 and up or grade 9 and up. Students at either school may select a book off of any one of these three lists. However, parents and students should be aware that some subject matter or reading levels off lists that are higher than what is recommended for a student's grade may or may not be appropriate, depending on the child.  And books that are on lower grade reading lists are not necessarily "easier." We encourage you to be an active participant in your child's summer reading selection -- consider reading the book or listen to an audiobook as a family.

Note: There are no summer reading requirements for students entering grade 5. They are strongly encouraged to read off the grade 5+ list we provide and/or the public library list, and to participate in the Beverly Public Library summer reading program.

Information about summer reading is posted at https://beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/ and will be updated regularly.

237 BMS Library Books Overdue as of Monday!

Please remind your child that they must clear their library account by returning all library books as soon as possible.

All books are due technically by June 5 so we have a couple of weeks to collect them. If you child needs a book to complete an assignment, please have him or her return it as soon as possible when the assignment is complete.

I will be contacting teacher with details of overdues, but please ask your child if s/he owes anything and urge them to return it asap if they don't need it anymore.

There are no fines for overdues, but lost books must be paid for. Please do not purchase a new copy for the library, as much of the replacement cost is the time and materials to correctly process the book.

Contact Ms. Woznick with questions or for information about replacements costs (typically $10-$15) and process at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 8 - Interested in Drumline & Color Guard

Grade 8 students - if you're interested in drumline or color guard at BHS, check out the annual drumline and color guard meet and greet event. This is an evening in June that we always set aside to welcome any 8th grade drummers and/or color guard enthusiasts who are trying to figure out their role within the marching band this fall. It’s a very low-key, informal event.

This year's event is on Monday 6/10 from 6:00-7:30 in the BHS Band Room and field house. Students should be dropped off and picked up by Door 11, adjacent to the athletic fields.

Percussionists will be able to meet our instructors and current drumline members during this get together, as well as try out all of the equipment used during marching band season. 

Color guard enthusiasts will also be able to meet the instructor and current members, as well as learn some basic flag twirling maneuvers and learn about the color guard's important role within the marching band.

Questions? Contact Mr. Costa at amcosta@beverlyschools.org.

Please note: This was originally scheduled for 6/12 but the date was changed to avoid a conflict with the grade 8 trip to Boston.

YMCA Teen Dance Friday

The final YMCA Teen Dance of the school year is this Friday!

Day/Time: Friday, June 7th, 7-10 PM
Where: Douglas Stephens Center YMCA
Price: $10 admission $1 pizza, snack and chips
Theme: Semi Formal optional

Free Movie @ Cabot Tonight

Come to a FREE showing of the award-winning film PLASTIC OCEAN tonight, Monday, June 3 at the Cabot Theatre at 7:15 pm. The doors open at 6:30.

This documentary explores the fragile state of our oceans and uncovers alarming truths about the consequences of our disposable lifestyle. The film is brought to you by a group of dedicated scientists, film-makers, social entrepreneurs, scholars, environmentalists and journalists,

The movie is 1 hour and 45 minutes, and it is appropriate for ages 12+. See this flyer for more information.

PTO Meeting Tomorrow

The PTO is really looking to seeing all parents at the FINAL PTO meeting for SY 2018-2019 on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 in the BMS Library!! More information can be found on the PTO website: https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto/home

Math Team

Math Team will have its final team meeting on Thursday from 3-3:30 in Room 436. Please only attend if you have participated in the season.

Spanish Lip Synch Night Tomorrow

Save the date! Beverly Middle School's 2nd Annual Lip Sync night hosted by the Spanish department is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th from 7-9 pm.

We are looking for donations of snacks, candy, and small water bottles to sell at our concession stand. Please contact Allison Nichols, Lydia Ames, Jessica Casassa, or Alexsys Candelario for donations.

All Sports Clinic June 24-28

The 2nd Annual Beverly Panthers All Sports Clinic will be held June 24 - June 28 at BHS from 9-1 and is open to children entering grades K-6.

See this flyer for more details.

Online Safety for Students & Parents

Today (Monday, June 3rd) Karen Legace of the Project Safe Childhood Program (connected to the District Attorney’s office) led assemblies for all of our students on the subject of online safety and responsibility. Ask your child tonight what they learned!

The Beverly Police Department is presenting an online safety program for parents, along with the US Attorney's Office and the Beverly Police Department on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Beverly Middle School.

See this flyer for more information.

iPad & iPad Charger Collection Information

All student iPads will be collected by Friday, June 7 and placed in charging stations at school. They will be disabled at the conclusion of that day so that the tech department may properly inventory them and begin the process of preparing for the next school year.

Grade 7 students will turn in only the iPad, but should keep their school-issued iPad charger over the summer to use the next school year. Students not returning to BMS should turn their charger in. Please put your child's charger in a safe location and be sure it is labeled properly so it doesn't get mixed up with other chargers in the household. Your child will need it next school year and will be responsible for turning it in at the end of 8th grade.

Grade 8 students are responsible for turning in their school-issued iPad charger this week (along with the iPad). Team teachers will give students directions on when and where to turn it in.

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Due Next Week

The information and directions to lease a Beverly High School laptop were distributed in April to 8th grade students. Online registration will be available until next Saturday, 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.

Summer Food Program

Do you need extra food this summer while your kids are out of school?

You can sign up for the Summer Food Program to get food at the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry every week this summer, from June 17 to August 30. All Beverly and Manchester families with school age children (K-12) are eligible.

Pre-registration is encouraged this week, June 3-7 and next week, June 10-14.

See this flyer for more information or call Beverly Bootstraps at 978-927-1561.