BMS Calendar

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Go to folder with all 4 lists

Please note that because lockers are smaller than traditional ones, and due to use of technology instead of large textbooks in many cases, we recommend your child use a smaller cinch sack instead of a larger backpack for bringing in items from home every day.

Also note  that  EARBUDS are very important for students to have to access multimedia technology on the iPad. ALL students should have a pair of inexpensive earbuds in their pencil cases or in their lockers.  We recommend earbuds that may have come with your cell phones or other devices or ones you can get at "dollar" stores for about $5. We do not recommend students bring more expensive/high quality earbuds or headphones to school. For sanitary reasons, we do not provide shared earbuds.

Gr 8 Math Packets Due 9/4

Grade 8 students are to turn in their required summer math packet on Wednesday,  September 4.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Prices
The regular price for a full lunch at the middle school is $3.00.  Reduced price lunches are $0.40. The cost of breakfast at all schools is $2.00. In addition, 8 oz. milks may be purchased by itself for $0.75, and there are some other drinks and small items for  sale at varying prices.

Menus
September 2019 menu is now available.

POS  (Point of Service) Payment
Our schools use a prepayment system in all cafeterias. Students make purchases with a personal pin number at the register. Pin numbers are confidential and do NOT change year to  year. Learn more about the POS system. You can deposit money online through www.sendmoneytoschool.com or you can send/mail a check made  out to Beverly Public Schools Food Service. Include your child's full name in the memo section of the check.
Free and Reduced Price Meals
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. Remember: you only need to submit one application per household, not one per child, even if you have children in different schools in the Beverly Public Schools district.

Have questions? Check this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or contact the Food Service Department at 978-921-6132 x11129.

More Information About Food Services
Go to the Beverly Schools Food Service site for more about what they have to offer, including meal pre-payment for all, nutrition information, menus, a mobile app and more.

First Day of School on Tuesday

The first day of school for all Beverly Middle School students is Tuesday, September 3, the day after Labor Day.  We are all looking forward to welcoming our BMS students!

View the opening day letter from our principal, Mr. Poska.

Daily schedule
The school day starts at 8:45, at which time students must be in their homeroom. The school day ends at 3:00 pm. Breakfast is available from 8-8:45am in the first floor cafeteria.

First day - 5th Grade Students -- on the first day you will meet in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to walk 5th graders into the gym after 8:00. At 8:30, students will gather by teams, and will be escorted to their classrooms. On day one, 5th graders will spend most of their time getting to know their team teachers and classmates. They will also attend their first global application class, and a welcome assembly with their administrators. After day one, parents are welcome to walk children to the door, but are not allowed in the building past the front office without an appointment.

Parking note to parents: If you are getting out of your car with your child, please use the Balch Street Entrance and pull into the large lot behind the school. On Tuesday 9/3, if you are escorting a 5th grader to the gym, which is at the back of the building, you may enter by the back door, which is near the gym.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fall XC Series

The  North Beverly PTO is running a fall Cross Country Race series on Sundays in September. Races are open to all Beverly elementary and middle school students.

Click here for a  flyer with more information.

First Day of School Tuesday Sept. 3

The first day of school for all Beverly Middle School students is Tuesday, September 3, the day after Labor Day.

The school day starts at 8:45, at which time students must be in their homeroom. The school day ends at 3:00 pm. Breakfast is available from 8-8:45am in the first floor cafeteria.

5th Grade Students -- on the first day you will meet in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to walk 5th graders into the gym after 8:00. At 8:30, students will gather by teams, and will be escorted to their classrooms. On day one, 5th graders will spend most of their time getting to know their team teachers and classmates. They will also attend their first global application class, and a welcome assembly with their administrators. After day one, parents are welcome to walk children to the door, but are not allowed in the building past the front office without an appointment.

Some important dates to note in September & October 2019:
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 - First day of school for all BMS students
  • Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 6:30 - Curriculum Night for grades 7/8
  • Tues., Sept. 17 @ 6:30 - Curriculum Night for grades 5/6
  • Fri., Sept. 27 @ 9am - BMS PTO Meeting
  • Wed., Oct. 9 - No School - Yom Kippur
  • Mon., Oct. 14 - No School - Columbus Day
More  information:

Flute Club

Flute Club will meet this year on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45. Students will be able to take the late bus home! There is no fee to participate in Flute Club. Students work on flute skills and play songs and music games together. The Flute Club performs in the BMS Winter Concert, the All-City Band Concert, the MICCA Solo and Ensemble Festival, and the BMS Spring Concert. 

Flute Club is coached by Dr Eileen Yarrison. (eyarrison@aol.com) Please contact  her  for more details about how to sign up and when Flute Club starts.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

All-City Jazz Band

The auditions for the All-City Jazz Band at BMS will be held September 26th after school in the music room (155). ACJB practices after school every Thursday from 3:15-4:45pm.

The audition materials and information can be found on the All-City Jazz Band page of the Beverly Middle School bands website http://www.beverlymsbands.org/all-city-jazz-band.html.

Monday, August 26, 2019

New To BMS Presentation

If you are new to BMS and were not able to visit during the Open Houses earlier this month -- or if  you did and want a refresher of the information we went over -- view this presentation for new families.

First Day of School Tuesday September 3

The first day of school for all Beverly Middle School students is Tuesday, September 3, the day after Labor Day.

The school day starts at 8:45, at which time students must be in their homeroom. The school day ends at 3:00 pm. Breakfast is available from 8-8:45am in the first floor cafeteria.

5th Grade Students -- on the first day you will meet in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to walk 5th graders into the gym after 8:00. At 8:30, students will gather by teams, and will be escorted to their classrooms. On day one, 5th graders will spend most of their time getting to know their team teachers and classmates. They will also attend their first global application class, and a welcome assembly with their administrators. After day one, parents are welcome to walk children to the door, but are not allowed in the building past the front office without an appointment.

Some important dates to note in September & October 2019:
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 - First day of school for all BMS students
  • Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 6:30 - Curriculum Night for grades 7/8
  • Tues., Sept. 17 @ 6:30 - Curriculum Night for grades 5/6
  • Fri., Sept. 27 @ 9am - BMS PTO Meeting
  • Wed., Oct. 9 - No School - Yom Kippur
  • Mon., Oct. 14 - No School - Columbus Day
More  information:



School Breakfast and Lunch Info

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.

Go to the Beverly Schools Food Service site for more about what they have to offer, including meal pre-payment for all, nutrition information, menus, a mobile app and more.

BoxTops for Education at BMS

The PTO welcomes any BoxTops for Education clips you have. All BoxTop funding directly benefits BMS programs funded in part by the PTO.

There is a BoxTops container in the main office!

Summer Math Reminders

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com.

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, Wednesday, September 4.

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

Summer Reading Reminders

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. Note that there is no assignment for students entering grade 5, although they should read over the summer, trying books recommended for grades 5+ and on the BPL summer reading list.

Students should not bring their summer reading project to school on the first day. Teachers will give students more information about when to bring it to school.

Check the BMS Summer Reading website for more information.

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Go to folder with all 4 lists

Please note that because lockers are smaller than traditional ones, and due to use of technology instead of large textbooks in many cases, we recommend your child use a smaller cinch sack instead of a larger backpack for bringing in items from home every day.

Also note  that  EARBUDS are very important for students to have to access  multimedia  technology on the iPad. ALL students should have a pair of inexpensive earbuds in their pencil cases or in their lockers.   We recommend earbuds that may have come with your cell phones or other devices or ones you can get at "dollar" stores for about $5. We do not recommend students bring more expensive/high quality earbuds or headphones to school. For sanitary reasons, we do not provide earbuds.

MomBall Coming Sept. 20-22

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Fall Frolic October 6

The 10th Annual Fall Frolic is October 6th at Lynch Park!

This is the 10th Annual Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run – a team effort that brings together all five of our Beverly elementary schools for a day of running fun!!

The event is OPEN TO EVERYONE – runners, walkers, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, students and folks pushing strollers too! There is truly something for everyone – the 5K (that travels the traditional Homecoming route beginning and ending at Lynch Park) and the half-mile Fun Run for the younger kids.

It’s always a great day! The goal of the Fall Frolic continues to be three-fold:
  • To raise funds that will enrich the academic programs for more than 2,000 elementary school children in Beverly
  • To create an event whose message encompasses building strong minds and healthy bodies
  • To collaborate more effectively and build unity among the five Beverly elementary schools.
Online registration is at www.fallfrolic5K.com or you can register with this form.