Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Apply Now for Meal Benefits

Apply now for free or reduced price meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year at www.LunchApp.com.

You can see detailed directions here, and download a paper application here as well.

Summer Math Reminders

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com. Now that we're two weeks into summer vacation, it's time to start doing a little every week!

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

Summer Reading Update: Getting Your Book

This week's blog post from Ms. Woznick is now up on the BMS Summer Reading website: "Getting Your Summer Reading Book" has a round-up of all the different places and formats to consider, including audiobooks and ebooks.

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick is blogging here all summer about summer reading. Past posts are "8 Reasons to Read This Summer" and "Choosing Books To Read This Summer."

Students entering grades 6-8 at Beverly Middle School in September 2019 must:
Once you have satisfied those requirements, we hope and expect you to continue to read other books of your own choosing over the summer.

Check the BMS Summer Reading website for detailed information about summer reading.

Playground Program Begins This Week

The Beverly Rec. Department Playground Program starts Monday, 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

Grade 5 Open Houses

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.

Fall Field Hockey & Cross Country

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 6-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.