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Friday, September 20, 2019

BMS Extracurriculars

All in one place - a list of BMS extracurricular activities!

Some started this week, others will start next week, some in October and others begin in the new year, so please check the information carefully.

Green Club

The Green Club will meet on Tuesdays in the second floor Maker Space in neighborhood 1), Room 215. All interested students should plan to come to our first meeting on Tuesday Sept. 24th from 3:05-3:45. Hope to see you there! -Mrs. Lang"

The Green Club is a a great way for you to learn how to be good stewards to our world, and how to apply those things here at BMS! We will learn about recycling, make posters to encourage others to use reusable items (especially at lunch) and so much more!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Chess and Cribbage Club

Chess and Cribbage Club will meet on Mondays from 3:05 - 3:45 starting Monday, September 23 in room 439A. All are welcome - no need to sign up ahead and not previous experience needed.

Pajamas for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day

Please note that Friday 9/20 is Pajamas for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day here in Beverly. Pajama Day can be a lot of fun, but it also needs to be safe. Thus, the school dress code is still in effect, with the exception of wearing pajamas, of course!
  • Any slippers worn on Pajama Day must have a rubber sole. 
  • A second layer of clothing must be worn under onesies. 
  • And hoods are not permitted. 
  • Old time sleeping caps are welcome, as long as they do not hide a student’s face. 
Students wearing pajamas on Friday should give a $1 donation to their homeroom teacher.

See this flyer for more information.

Writers Club

Writers' Club will meet on Tuesdays in room 441.

See Mrs. Terminello or email her at cterminello@beverlyschools.org for more information.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

News Club

The News @ 502 is back starting in October! We will put out newspapers this year but also plan to explore exploring other news media - maybe podcasts, video and more. We want to cover what's going on in our community and what students care about.

We will have an informational meeting on Monday, October 7. The following week is a holiday, so we will have our first official meeting on Monday, October 21. News Club will typically meet on Mondays from 3:05-3:45, although we may go a little later sometimes depending on what's going on.

This club will be open to grades 6-8 during first trimester and we hope to invite grade 5 students later this year.

See Ms. Woznick in the library or Mrs. Lydon for more information.

PJ Day Fundraiser Friday

Please note that Friday 9/20 is Pajamas for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day here in Beverly. Pajama Day can be a lot of fun, but it also needs to be safe. Thus, the school dress code is still in effect, with the exception of wearing pajamas, of course!
  • Any slippers worn on Pajama Day must have a rubber sole. 
  • A second layer of clothing must be worn under onesies. 
  • And hoods are not permitted. 
  • Old time sleeping caps are welcome, as long as they do not hide a student’s face. 
Students wearing pajamas on Friday should give a $1 donation to their homeroom teacher.

See this flyer for more information.

Girls Who Code @ BPL Today

Interested in building a website or adventure game or learning how to code a robot? Join the Beverly Public Library's Girls Who Code Club. It's free for teens in grades 6-12.

No coding experience necessary. If you’d like to bring your own laptop, great! If not, we have ones can borrow for the club. The club meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 starting September 18th.

See this flyer for more information or go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens/ to register now! There are only 10 spots available.

Lost & Found

There are nearly 50 items in the lost & found outside the library. Clothing items and lunchboxes have been tagged with today's date and will be donated to charity if not claimed by mid-October.

You can see photos of these items here.

Honors Choir

Congratulations to the new singers in Honors Choir.

Our first rehearsal is next Monday 3-4pm in room 155. Be sure to pick a form up from Mrs. Nearis this week.

All-City Jazz Band Auditions Next Week

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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Cross Country Uniforms for Wednesday's Meet

The Beverly athletic department has advised that BMS cross country team uniforms may not be sent to the school in time for tomorrow's meet. We are hoping they will arrive on time, but if not, we are asking that team members do one of the following
  • Wear an old Beverly XC shirt if they are a returning runner
  • Wear any shirt that says "Beverly" on it
  • Wear a black or orange shirt
If none of these are possibilities, definitely do not stress over it! Uniforms are not necessary and are certainly not required to participate :) It will be cooling off a bit tomorrow so we ask that students come dressed in layers so they can warm up before and after the race. Also please remind your child to bring water and appropriate running shoes tomorrow.

Also, if you are able to help volunteer you should be able to find a coach on the turf field between 3:15-3:45. We will need parents to stand around the course to help direct the flow of traffic as students run the non-intuitive course.

Livingstone Block Party Saturday

There's a big community block party on Saturday, September 21 at Livingstone Park in Ryal Side.

There will be a community yard sale, corn hole tournament and a block party.

See this flyer for more information or go to the Volunteer Signup sheet if you have some time to give.

Girls Who Code @ BPL Tomorrow

Interested in building a website or adventure game or learning how to code a robot? Join the Beverly Public Library's Girls Who Code Club. It's free for teens in grades 6-12.

No coding experience necessary. If you’d like to bring your own laptop, great! If not, we have ones can borrow for the club. The club meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 starting September 18th.

See this flyer for more information or go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens/ to register now! There are only 10 spots available.

Lost and Found

The lost & found outside the BMS library is already filling up. Please ask your child to check there if they have lost anything, or stop by if you are in the building for Curriculum Night.

Art Club

Art Club will meet every Monday with Mr. Fox (jfox@beverlyschools.org) in Room 334A.

Register Now for Fall Frolic

The 10th Annual Fall Frolic is Sunday, October 6th at Lynch Park. It gets  underway at 9:30 AM.

Sign up before Sept 23rd at the discounted rate!

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!! Profits from this race help fund school enrichment programs at all 5 public elementary schools in Beverly.

The event is OPEN TO EVERYONE – runners, walkers, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, students and folks pushing strollers too! There is truly something for everyone -- there's a 5K and also a half-mile Fun Run for the younger kids.

Online registration is at www.fallfrolic5K.com or you can register with this form.

Math Team

Math team will meet for the first time on Thursday, September 19. It is open to any 5th through 8th grade student that likes math and is willing to try new and challenging problems.

We will meet from 3 -3:45 in room 436 (4th floor, 3rd neighborhood) every Thursday until April. We will attend 5 meets at BMS and other schools in the area.

See this flyer for more information or contact Mrs. Shaw at sshaw@beverlyschools.org.

The meet schedule is as follows
  • Meet #1: Oct 17 at Beverly Middle School
  • Meet #2: Nov 21 at Shore Country Day (Beverly)
  • Meet #3: Jan 9 at Saint John the Baptist Peabody (snow date is the following week)
  • Meet #4: Feb 27 at Shore (Beverly)
  • Meet #5: April 2 at St. John's Prep, Danvers

No Glass Water Bottles Please!

Unfortunately, we have had several students drop glass water bottles at school, causing a safety issue due to broken glass on a slippery floor! 

Students should bring only plastic or metal water bottles to school.

Also, please remember to label your child's water bottles and lunchboxes, because they are easy to leave behind, and some of the insulated bottles are quite expensive.

Grade 5/6 Curriculum Night Tonight

Curriculum Night for parents of children in grades 5 and 6 is tonight! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to see their child's classrooms and learn about the year's curriculum from teachers.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 5 & 6, ATTAIN
Note that  parents/guardians of Mrs. Chirco's ATTAIN students should attend on  Tuesday, Sept. 17, regardless of the grade level of their child.

Mom Ball This Weekend!

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

Our Beverly Bootstraps collection for the Middle School is feminine products. Look for a collection bin in the main office for your convenience.

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

Monday, September 16, 2019

Library

The library is open every day before school from 8:15-8:45.

After school this week:

  • Monday - closed
  • Tuesday - Open to 3:30
  • Wednesday - closed (all teachers have staff meeting)
  • Thursday - Open to 3:45
  • Friday - closed

Field Hockey

Good Luck to the Middle School Field Hockey team in their game today vs. Georgetown at 4pm at home on the BMS turf!

Parent Library Volunteers Sought

Ms. Woznick is looking for parent library volunteers who are willing to come in at the start or end of the day either every week or every other week (rotating with another person).

Tasks could include shelving books, helping children find books, checking out books, being a responsible adult in the room, doing inventory, displays, processing books (covers, labels, etc.). If you can only commit for the fall, that's fine. She will do a second look at the schedule in December to drop people who can't commit through the winter and add people who are newly available. Volunteers will have to be CORI'd. If you sign up, you'll get information about that.

If you are interested, please sign up here and she will be in touch soon with details. You can also email her at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Direct Donation Drive

Our first fundraiser of the year is here!

The Direct Donation Drive will run from September 16 - October 4th. 

There are some amazing prizes up for grabs! 100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to your student's enrichment. That also means no selling and no extra work for you! Every donation makes a difference - and donations are eligible for fantastic raffle prizes! 

Check your child’s take home folder for slips to attach to a check, send them to school to be given to their homeroom teachers. Thank you all for your continued support.

Grade 5/6 Curriculum Night Tomorrow

Curriculum Night for parents of children in grades 5 and 6 is tomorrow! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to see their child's classrooms and learn about the year's curriculum from teachers.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 5 & 6, ATTAIN
Note that  parents/guardians of Mrs. Chirco's ATTAIN students should attend on  Tuesday, Sept. 17, regardless of the grade level of their child.

Flute Club Starts This Week

Flute Club meets in the band room on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45 starting this week on Wednesday, September 18.

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. You may contact her at eyarrison@aol.com.