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Friday, September 27, 2019

Robotics Club

The first meeting of the Robotics Club will be Tuesday, October 1st. We are planning on competing in the First Lego League. 

If you are interested in finding out more, come to room 316 from 3:05 to 3:45. 

Donate Used Books & Magazines to Library

The Beverly Middle School library welcomes donations of used books and magazines. Donated books and magazines are primarily re-distributed to students through giveaway book bins in the library and through classroom libraries.

Books of ALL levels are appreciated, as even picture books and lower-level chapter books are useful with students of varying reading abilities. Nonfiction books, like World Record books or cookbooks or other high-interest topics are great. Some students enjoy bringing home books to read to/with their younger siblings too! Unused coloring books and puzzle/activity books are always in demand as well.

Magazines are read by students in the library and are also donated to various teacher classrooms, particularly those that are related to content areas. Some magazines are used for art projects as well, or put into teacher rooms to read/take for their own use.

Magazines from the past two years (2017-2019) are preferred. Some of the types/titles that are particularly appreciated are: National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Discover, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, SI Kids, any sports magazines, New Moon Girls, Girls' Life, Boys' Life, Maker/DIY magazines, travel magazines, cooking magazines, health magazines, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, news magazines, Cricket, Muse - and more!

Please contact Ms. Woznick, the BMS librarian if you have any used books or magazines to donate at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Field Hockey Game Postponed

Attention on Field Hockey players - your game today vs. Marblehead has been postponed. You do not have practice either, so please enjoy and rest up this weekend. We will see you for practice on Monday. If you have any questions, please see Coach McGrath in room 444.

Author Visit from Kate Allen Next Week

Author Kate Allen, who wrote the book The Line Tender, is visiting BMS on Thursday, October 3 for assemblies with the 7th and 8th grades, thanks to the generosity of the Beverly Middle School PTO.

Her book was featured on the 2019 BMS summer reading list recommended for grades 7 and up. Kate is a Beverly native who now lives in Minnesota. This is her first book. Click here to learn more about it!

After School Workshop
Kate will be leading an after-school writers workshop on Thursday, October 3 from 3-4pm. Students must register in advance. There are only 20 spots available! The first 10 to sign up are guaranteed a place. If we get more than 20 students signing up there will be a random drawing for spots 11-20. Students in any grade may register for the workshop. Students will be notified by Tuesday, October 1. Click here to register.

Order a copy of her book
If you are interested in ordering a copy of The Line Tender, to be delivered here at school, please either
  • complete this online form and bring payment to Ms. Woznick in the library before the book is delivered (cash or check to Copper Dog Books) 
OR
We are partnering with Copper Dog Books on Cabot Street for this service! The book is available only in hardcover at this time.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Talking About Vaping

This week Governor Baker declared a public health emergency and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products. This is excellent news, especially for our youth. This might be a good time to talk with your child about vaping. 

I've attached some information to facilitate the discussion, Talk About Vaping With Your Middle Schooler: Why It's Important and How to Do It

Please feel free to contact the school health office if you have additional concerns about vaping related issues with your student.

Jodi Elder, BSN, RN, NCSN
BMS Nurse
jelder@beverlyschools.org

Flag Football Starts Next Week

The 2019 Flag Football Intramural League is just around the corner! The rosters and Master Schedule have been posted around the school and are here through Homeward Bound.

Please find your team and review the game schedule. Only show up for the dates your team has been scheduled. 

If you would like to still join, please see Mr. Melanson in room 222 and he will add you to the waitlist. Thank you!

Master Schedule
Next week's games:
Monday, September 30th:Patriots vs. Rams
Alabama vs. Auburn 
Tuesday, October 1st:Boston College v. Miami
Notre Dame vs. Michigan 
Thursday, October 3rdPackers vs. Patriots
Florida vs. LSU

Chorus Concert Date Change

The Winter Chorus Concert has been reschedule. The new date is December 17.

Direct Donation Drive - Deadline Tomorrow

We are underway with our PTO fall fundraiser - the Direct Donation Drive. This Friday is the deadline for the early bird raffle prizes! Donate $35 or more to be entered, you could win gift certificates, cash and more! We appreciate your help and support.

All donations sent to school or made online through Venmo are due by October 4th. The link for paying on line is on the BMS PTO website's Direct Donation Drive page. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE . Thank you and have a great evening!

PTO Meeting

There will be a Beverly Middle School PTO meeting in the library on Friday morning, Sept. 27 at 9am in the BMS library. All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Gr 7/8 Author Assembly - Book Ordering Opportunituy

Author Kate Allen, who wrote the book The Line Tender, is visiting BMS on Thursday, October 3 for assemblies with the 7th and 8th grades, thanks to the generosity of the Beverly Middle School PTO.

Her book was featured on the 2019 BMS summer reading list for books recommended for grades 7 and up. Kate is a Beverly native who now lives in Minnesota. This is her first book. Click here to learn more about it!

If you are interested in ordering a copy of The Line Tender, to be delivered here at school, please either
  • complete this online form and bring payment to Ms. Woznick in the library before the book is delivered (cash or check to Copper Dog Books) 
OR
We are partnering with Copper Dog Books on Cabot Street for this service! The book is available only in hardcover at this time.

After School Workshop
Kate will be leading an after-school writers workshop on Thursday, October 3 from 3-4pm. Students must register in advance. There are only 20 spots available! The first 10 to sign up are guaranteed a place. If we get more than 20 students signing up there will be a random drawing for spots 11-20. Students will be notified by Tuesday, October 1. Click here to register.

Lost & Found Filling Up

We now have over 50 jackets and sweaters in the lost and found outside the library. Please ask your child to check the lost and found or stop by yourself.  Items left for more than a month are donated to charity.

Jazz Band Auditions Tomorrow

Jazz Band auditions are Thursday after school! The sign-up is outside Room 155 if anyone is still interested who hasn't signed up. See Mr. Krafka for more information (nkrafka@beverlyschools.org).

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Used Book & Magazine Donations Sought

The Beverly Middle School library welcomes donations of used books and magazines. Donated books and magazines are primarily re-distributed to students through giveaway book bins in the library and through classroom libraries.

Books of ALL levels are appreciated, as even picture books and lower-level chapter books are useful with students of varying reading abilities. Nonfiction books, like World Record books or cookbooks or other high-interest topics are great. Some students enjoy bringing home books to read to/with their younger siblings too! Unused coloring books and puzzle/activity books are always in demand as well.

Magazines are used by students in the library and are also donated to various teacher classrooms, particularly those that are related to content areas. Some magazines are used for art projects as well, or put into teacher rooms to read/take for their own use.

Magazines from the past two years (2017-2019) are preferred. Some of the types/titles that are particularly appreciated are: National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Discover, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, SI Kids, any sports magazines, New Moon Girls, Girls' Life, Boys' Life, Maker/DIY magazines, travel magazines, cooking magazines, health magazines, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, news magazines, Cricket, Muse - and more!

Please contact Ms. Woznick, the BMS librarian if you have any used books or magazines to donate at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Direct Donation Drive - Early Bird Deadline Friday!

We are underway with our PTO fall fundraiser - the Direct Donation Drive. This Friday is the deadline for the early bird raffle prizes! Donate $35 or more to be entered, you could win gift certificates, cash and more! We appreciate your help and support.

All donations sent to school or made online through Venmo are due by October 4th. The link for paying on line is on the BMS PTO website's Direct Donation Drive page. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE . Thank you and have a great evening!

Jazz Band Auditions Thursday

Jazz Band auditions are Thursday after school! The sign-up is outside Room 155 if anyone is still interested who hasn't signed up. See Mr. Krafka for more information (nkrafka@beverlyschools.org).

Author Visit - Book Ordering Opportunity

Author Kate Allen, who wrote the book The Line Tender, is visiting BMS on Thursday, October 3 for assemblies with the 7th and 8th grades, thanks to the generosity of the Beverly Middle School PTO.

Her book was featured on the 2019 BMS summer reading list for books recommended for grades 7 and up. Kate is a Beverly native who now lives in Minnesota. This is her first book. Click here to learn more about it!

If you are interested in ordering a copy of The Line Tender, to be delivered here at school, please either
  • complete this online form and bring payment to Ms. Woznick in the library before the book is delivered (cash or check to Copper Dog Books) 
OR
We are partnering with Copper Dog Books on Cabot Street for this service! The book is available only in hardcover at this time.

After School Clubs Today

The following clubs will meet today after school:
  • Green Club
  • Writers’ Club

Flag Football Signups End Tomorrow

Flag football signups will end this Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. 

Students who wish to play must use their iPad to scan a QR code poster placed around the school and then fill in the form. Thank you!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Field Hockey Win

Congratulations to the field hockey team for their win against Danvers Monday afternoon! Goals were scored by Grace Pelletier, Elliot Lund, and Elizabeth Wilder resulting in a final score of 3-1! Great job, ladies!

Additional Bike Racks Available

We've brought another bike rack from Briscoe that can handle 15 bikes. It is located on the back side of the building next to the music room and near the fire escape stairs. We're glad to see so many students riding to school so we had to make sure you had some more space to park those bikes!

Flag Football Signups End Wednesday

Flag football signups will end this Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. 

If you would like to play, please scan a QR code poster placed around the school and fill in the form. Thank you!

After School Clubs Today

These clubs will meet today after school. For details, check the extracurricular list.
  • Art Club
  • Chess/Cribbage Club
  • Honors Choir - by audition only
News club has an informational meeting after school on Monday, October 7. 

Fall Frolic - Last Day for Discounted Signup

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

Sign up by today, Sept 23rd for a 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.