Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spirit Week: Workin' It Wednesday

It's BMS Spirit Week! There's a different theme each day! Snap a picture and send them to this Padlet Page. Look for pictures to be featured on the BMS Keeps Learning Website. Every time you submit a picture-make sure to add the grade that you are in.  The grade level with the most pictures wins!
  • Mantra Monday
  • Team Tuesday
  • Workin' It Wednesday
  • Thankful Thursday
  • Formal Friday

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Team Tuesday Video!

Today is "Team Tuesday" for BMS's spirit week! Mr. Melanson enlisted some BRAVE souls to help in another timeless music video.


We hope this lifts your spirits today as we urge you through song, spirit, and scintillating moves to..."Hold On!" Please enjoy! We hope to bring a smile/laugh to your day!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Sunday Night Update from the Superintendent

Below is a copy of the letter  and documents sent out on Sunday night by the Superintendent,  Dr. Charochak.

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents and Families,

I hope that you were able to get some sunshine this weekend - while being careful to observe physical distancing. Tonight, I am sharing with you the next phase of our Extended Remote Learning Plan. We know we will never be able to replicate a traditional learning day but we hope with each iteration of our platform, you will find the learning both enjoyable and fulfilling for your child. Attached here is a letter from me and a copy of the Beverly Keeps Learning Remote Learning Plan

For parents of Special Education students, you will also find a copy of a letter from Bethany Splansky, our Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education. Please take the time to review the letters and plan and reach out to your teacher, principal or Central Office with any questions you may have. 

The letters and plan will also be posted on the Beverly Keeps Learning website.

I also want to remind you that Friday, April 10th is not a recognized school day. As such, teachers will not be sharing lessons, available for video conferencing or holding office hours on Friday. We are all looking forward to working with you throughout the week! I know that our teachers and staff have many wonderful surprises in store for you!

Thank you!

Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

From Our BMS Family to Yours!

Just in case you haven't seen this video yet (or just want a reason to watch it again!), here's the BMS staff wishing you all well - we miss you! Thanks to Mr. Melanson for putting this video together.


BMS Spirit Week

It's BMS Spirit Week! There's a different theme each day! Snap a picture and send them to this Padlet Page. Look for pictures to be featured on the BMS Keeps Learning Website. Every time you submit a picture-make sure to add the grade that you are in.  The grade level with the most pictures wins!
  • Mantra Monday
  • Team Tuesday
  • Workin' It Wednesday
  • Thankful Thursday
  • Formal Friday

T3 Global Apps

On Monday we shifted to Trimester Three. For Trimester Three we will change from students being assigned Global Apps to all students being assigned a Global Apps Choice Board. The NEW Global Apps Choice Board can be found on the BMS section of the Beverly Keeps Learning website. 

We hope that this choice board will increase physical and social emotional health as well as give students an opportunity to seek out enrichment that engages their passions and interests. 

Each week the choice board will change. After each choice the students are asked to complete a Google Form and post to our (optional) Padlet page. We can’t wait to see their great work!

Don't Miss Getting a Yearbook!

Before our extended break, the Yearbook club put the final touches on this year's issue and are excited to share it with the BMS community.

Don't miss out on your chance to secure your copy now! Orders must  be placed by May 1, 2020.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Food Pickup on Friday & Tuesday

Bagged lunches (with breakfasts too!) are available during the shut down to all Beverly kids 18 and under, regardless of lunch benefit status.

On Tuesdays and Fridays, you may pick up packages of 3 lunches and breakfasts at Beverly High School (10:30 - 12:30)  and 2  park locations: Apple Village and Holcroft Park  (11:30  - 12 noon).

See this flyer for more details

Order Your Yearbook Now!

Before our extended break, the Yearbook club put the final touches on this year's issue and are excited to share it with the BMS community. 

Don't miss out on your chance to secure your copy now! Orders must  be placed by May 1, 2020.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday Update from the Superintendent

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents, Guardians and Families,

This is Dr. Charochak with an update for all of you. We hope that you are settling into your routines and are developing strategies that are helping you cope with the school closure. I want to take this opportunity to share with you once again that our main goal throughout this closure is a focus of the safety and well-being of all the members of the Beverly school community. Many of our teachers and administrators are parents of young children, adolescents, and teens, and as such, share the same pressures you are all facing as you attempt to balance your work life, parenting and caring for extended families, many of whom may be particularly vulnerable during this time. It is our hope that the remote learning plan that we have developed provides some form of connection and engagement for your children. Please remember to reach out to your child's teacher, principal or Central Office with any questions or concerns throughout this time period.

Today, I am sharing with you a letter from DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley. The letter addresses the remote learning recommendations from the Department of Ed and is the basis from which we created our remote learning plan. As you are aware, we launched our Beverly Keeps Learning website as a home base for you and your child throughout the closure. We will continue to utilize this platform until we return to school (hopefully on May 4th). The Commissioner’s new guidance, dated March 30th, will be used to further define our remote learning plan for the extended closure. You will find that our focus continues to be on connecting with each other through the use of Google Classroom and Moodle, as well as communication tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. Teachers are encouraged to continue to provide enrichment and deeper learning while introducing new content when appropriate. As we have emphasized all along, remote learning encompasses a wide range of activities and tools. We will be sharing the details and guidelines of our Remote Learning Plan at the end of this week as well as our ideas regarding the next phase of implementation.

One area I would like to clarify is the question regarding grading for Trimester II for all K-8 students. We have decided that grades for students in grades K-8 will close on Friday, April 3rd and will be posted in Aspen on Friday April 10th. The grades will include work assigned prior to the closure and no students will be penalized for missing work that is unable to be made up. In some cases, if necessary, a grade of incomplete will be applied until such time as there is a chance to ensure that all students have an equitable opportunity to submit their work. We will provide further details about the grading of high school students (Q3 and Q4) later in the week.

Finally, Here is a link to a newsletter from our nursing staff with some helpful tips to keep you safe! Once again, we thank you for your partnership, particularly in these unprecedented times. Please reach out if there is anything you need.

Thank you,

Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tuesday Big Buck$ Winner

The winner for Tuesday, March 31, $100 in cash!!!, is Lynne Koloski

Congratulations to Cammy Koloski for selling the winning ticket!!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday Big Buck$ Winner!!

The winner for Monday, $25 Beverly Depot Gift Card and a $25 Fibber McGee’s Gift Card!, is Tony Taglieri

Congratulations to Aliya Taglieri for selling the winning ticket!!

Beverly Keeps Learning

The Beverly Public Schools has developed a website, Beverly Keeps Learning. This is a way for students and families to access some great enrichment activities. At the middle school, we are utilizing the Google Classroom platform to push out activities specifically for classes that your student is enrolled in. If you are not getting notifications from your student’s teachers, please email them directly so you can be invited to the class and get notifications when work is sent.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Trimester 2 Grades

With the updated information regarding the extended school closure, we plan to close Trimester II Grades on Friday, April 3, 2020. Thus, any outstanding work from Trimester II (work that was assigned prior to our March 13 closure) must be submitted by April 3rd. 

We will notify you when Report cards will be available on the Aspen Parent Portal. Trimester III will begin on Monday April 6, 2020.

Instrument Pick-Up, Second Chance!

The music department is able to offer instrument pick-up on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for any students who were not able to get their instruments on the first date offered. FAMILIES MUST PRE-REGISTER for this second pick-up so that we can get specific instruments ready. Please notify your child’s band or strings teacher by noon on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 if you need to collect your child’s instrument. The protocol for instrument pick up will be sent to pre-registered families after noon on March 31st.

Pre-Reigster for iPad Pick-Up, Second Chance!

We successfully handed out over 200 iPads to 5th and 6th grade students on our original pick-up date. We realize, however, that some parents were unable to get to us on the day, and that some families have since discovered that having another device at home would be beneficial. 

A second iPad pick-up day has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the front lobby of the middle school. FAMILIES MUST PRE-REGISTER for this second pick-up so that we can get specific iPads ready. Please notify your child’s teacher or Jamie Norton (jnorton@beverlyschools.org) of your need. 

This information should be shared with us by noon on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Be sure to include the following:
  • Your Child’s Name
  • Grade
  • Team
  • iPad Number (if they know it)
  • Location where they believe the iPad is

2020-2021 Course Selection

We had planned to open the Aspen Student Portal for course requests mid-March. Planning for remote learning has delayed this process. Please keep your eyes open for an invitation to select courses in the coming weeks. 6th grade students will have the opportunity to request a foreign language course to be taken in grades 7 & 8. Students in grades 5, 6 & 7 will have an opportunity to request band, chorus, and strings.

Gr 8 Boston Trip Update

Thank you to the families who have reached out in regards to our June 11, 2020 trip to Boston. We are working with Jumpstreet Educational Tours on the potential cancelation of this field trip, but at this time our June trip has not been canceled. Jumpstreet is not currently canceling June tours, but they have extended the cancelation date to 30 days prior to the trip (rather than 60) in order to get a full refund (minus the initial deposit of $50 and any non-recoverable fees, such as credit card transaction fees, as per the group cancelation policy). Any students who purchased the refund guarantee price (44 students) will also get a full refund should our group cancel.

At this point, we will continue to wait to cancel this trip. I am sure the cancelation policy may change if Boston is not open for visitors and if venues are not taking group tours, but we do not have that information at this point in time.

We understand that the safety of our students and community is a priority and we will not move forward with this trip if we feel that students will be in danger, however, we will wait until the first week of May to make the decision to cancel or to go.

Please reach out to Erica Pasquarelli, Grade 8 Assistant Principal, with comments or concerns: epasquarelli@beverlyschools.org.

Nature’s Classroom Cancellation Information

The 6th Grade visits to Nature’s Classroom have been canceled. Families who have made payments will be fully refunded. We are working on a plan to allow access to the building for staff that is essential to the refund process. We appreciate your patience, as we must first deposit all remaining checks, then begin issuing refunds. If you happen to have canceled a check that we had not yet deposited, please email Terry Conant so that we do not incur a returned check fee: tconant@beverlyschools.org

We cannot replicate the Nature’s Classroom experience, but when we return to school, we will be sure to provide our much-deserving 6th graders with outdoor learning and team-building experiences.

Big Buck$ Sunday Winner!!

The winner for Sunday, $25 Prides Crossing Confections Gift Card and a $25 Gift Card to Rev Kitchen!, is Shawn Murphy

Congratulations to Jackson Murphy for selling the winning ticket!!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Big Buck$ Saturday Winner!!

The winner for today, $50 in cash!!!, is Bob Morin

Congratulations to Tyler Pinto for selling the winning ticket!!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Big Buck$ Friday Winner!!!

The winner for Friday, $25 Edible Gift Card and $25 Rev Kitchen Gift Card!, is Armand Devoe

Congratulations to Emma Grace Conlon for selling the winning ticket!!

Chess & Cribbage Club - Monday Online Meeting

The Chess and Cribbage Club will be meeting virtually this Monday from 3pm to 4 pm. If you would like to join this meeting, please email Mrs. Wood-Bell at cwoodbell@beverlyschools.org by Sunday at 8 pm for more information. New and/or temporary members are always welcome!

Remote Access Tech Support

If your student is having some technical issues with accessing our online resources, we have a few tips:

  • Turn the iPad all the way off - make sure the screen with the slider comes up and then you "slide to power off". Leave it all the way off for at least 30-60 seconds before restarting it. This will take care of a remarkable number of "glitchy" issues.
  • Not seeing your Google Classroom? See this presentation about making sure you are logged in correctly with Google Classroom
  • For more technical support questions, go to the Tech Support section of the Beverly Keeps  Learning website.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Big Bucks Thursday Winner!!

The winner for Thursday of a $100 Under Cover Food Critic Gift Card from Serenitee Group, is Joan O’Neil

Congratulations to Adeline Abell for selling the winning ticket!!

A Little Levity For the Day from Mr. Melanson

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, BMS's own grade 6 teacher Mr. Melanson has created a fantastic video for our times!


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lunch Pickups Tuesdays and Friday

Beverly Public Schools feeds all children 18 years of age or younger breakfast and lunch for FREE!

All children ages 18 and under, regardless of their lunch benefit status will receive three FREE complete nutritious bagged breakfasts and lunches each pick-up day.

Pick up on Tuesday and Friday ONLY at:
  • Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Rd, 10:30am-12:30pm.
  • Apple Village, 600 Manor Rd. 11:30am-12pm
  • Holcroft Park, 10 Gage St. 11:30am-12pm
Note: Meals may NOT be consumed at the pick up station.

If you have a Beverly student and cannot access any of these meals sites and are  in need of lunch services please reach out to the Food Service Director Christina Leal at cleal@beverlyschools.org or 978-921-6132 x 11129.

Wednesday Message from the Superintendent

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents, Families and Staff,

Today, Governor Baker announced that he is extending the school closure until at least May 4th


I want to assure you that we are well stationed to move ahead but will need to hear what guidance and directives the Commissioner has for us on Friday regarding the parameters of this phase of distance learning. Commissioner Riley will issue a public message to parents tomorrow that may provide a glimpse into the direction he envisions. We will forward that communication to you via Connect Ed as well as post it on our Beverly Keeps Learning website

I believe our Beverly Keeps Learning platform, as well as our commitment to rethink what it means to provide remote, at-home learning, will prove to be extremely helpful to our families as move forward. The Governor and the Commissioner both spoke about the importance of project based learning, further evidence that Beverly's strategic goals align well with their vision. I continue to be proud of the tremendous efforts of our students, staff and administrators during the closure, and I know that we will continue to provide your child with the best opportunities for learning possible during this difficult situation. 

Please take care to follow the recommended advisories - stay healthy and safe!

Thank you,

Sue Charochak, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Access Graphic Novels from Hoopla

Kids love graphic novels and Hoopla (available free through the Beverly Public Library) has tons of them available  online for viewing and downloading. BMS students can download the Hoopla app onto their school iPad through Self Service, or you can go to the App Store or Google Play to put it on your personal device.

Ms. Woznick has a vlog post highlighting Hoopla graphic novels your family will enjoy!

Wednesday Big Buck$ Winner!!

The winner for Wednesday, $25 Super Sub Gift Card and $25 Beverly Depot Gift Card, is Lucie Miller

Congratulations to Annabelle Miller for selling the winning ticket!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday Message from the Superintendent

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents and Families,

I hope you are finding ways to fill your day and making the best of this unexpected time with your families. For those of you who work in essential roles, thank you for the important contribution you are making. I want to extend a huge thank you to the men and women who have been working non-stop for the past two weeks to keep our breakfast and lunch program going. Furthermore, please remember to extend an extra thank you to your principals, teachers and staff who have gone above and beyond to keep your child engaged and learning! If you have not been able to connect to our website, please reach out to your teacher or building principal. You can contact them through email via the Aspen Parent Portal! 

I want to share that beginning tomorrow, students in our elementary schools will find links in the Beverly Keeps Learning site that will lead your child to a unique page for their school and teacher. Our middle school and high school students have already had access to Moodle and Google Classrooms. 

Please remember, our continued focus for At-Home learning at this time is on enrichment and deeper learning experiences. No grades or attendance will be recorded for your child, but we do hope that they will find the work engaging and participate to keep on learning during our closure. Please continue to adhere to the stay at home advisory and healthy practices such as hand-washing and practicing social distancing. Together, these practices can work to reduce everyone’s risk for illness and keep each other safe and healthy.

Thank you,

Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Tuesday Big Buck$ Winner!!!

The winner for Tuesday, $50 B.Good Gift Card, Tony Pelonzi

Congratulations to Karli Atwood for selling the winning ticket!!

Updated: Keep Reading! - FREE Malala Book Until 12 Noon

We have many resources for you to keep reading and practicing reading skills while you are at home! Reading is one of the best things you can do to entertain yourself, enrich your life, and stem learning loss.

TUESDAY ONLY UNTIL NOON: For today only, Malala is offering a free download of her book "I Am Malala: Young Readers Edition" to readers in the US and Canada until 12 pm EST. As she wrote on Twitter, "I hope this helps with your time at home. Happy reading!"

To download a free e-copy -- which we recommend for ages 10 and up -- on Amazon, visit https://amzn.to/2Jco7bG in the US.

For more books about Malala's incredible story for readers of all ages, visit "Malala Yousafzai Collection" at http://amgrl.co/2AwaAGu
Access from BMS Beverly Keeps Learning website:

  • Lexia Learning
    There are two different programs - one for grade 5 and one for grades 6-8. (Please note that some information was updated on Monday!)
  • Books BMS Teachers Love
    A website with many great book recommendations from Beverly teachers. Some may be available for free downloads from the library, or you may even have a copy in the house!
  • Hoopla Recommendations from Ms. WoznickHoopla is a resource available through the public library that has free e-books and e-audiobooks. Ms. Woznick has started a series of vlog posts to highlight some great titles you can read/listen to on your device for free.  The first one focuses on a wide variety of nonfiction books on Hoopla. Next up: graphic novels!


And don't forget the Beverly Public Library!
Watch this website for new e-resources. Younger students may enjoy TumbleBooks (and TumbleMath) available through the Children's Room page.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Keep Reading!

We have many resources for you to keep reading and practicing reading skills while you are at home! Reading is one of the best things you can do to entertain yourself, enrich your life, and stem learning loss.

Access from BMS Beverly Keeps Learning website:

Lexia Learning
There are two different programs - one for grade 5 and one for grades 6-8. (Please note that some information was updated on Monday!)

Books BMS Teachers Love
A website with many great book recommendations from Beverly teachers. Some may be available for free downloads from the library, or you may even have a copy in the house!

Hoopla Recommendations from Ms. Woznick
Hoopla is a resource available through the public library that has free e-books and e-audiobooks. Ms. Woznick has started a series of vlog posts to highlight some great titles you can read/listen to on your device for free.  The first one focuses on a wide variety of nonfiction books on Hoopla. Next up: graphic novels!

And don't forget the Beverly Public Library!
Watch this website for new e-resources. Younger students may enjoy TumbleBooks (and TumbleMath) available through the Children's Room page.

City of Beverly - New Social Media

The City of Beverly has launched 3 new social media platforms. Please follow to stay informed about the current coronavirus situation.

In addition, please remember that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has centralized many resources at mass.gov/covid19

Monday Big Buck$ Winner!!

The winner for today, $25 Salerno’s Gift Card and $25 Super Sub Gift Card, is Stephan Feguiere

Congratulations to Adrianna Romero for selling the winning ticket!!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday Message from the Superintendent

Good Evening Beverly Parents and Families,

I am writing to all of you tonight to check in as we embark on Week Two of our Distance Learning Journey! This week was certainly an interesting one. It was the first time that many of us have been faced with finding new and creative ways to help our students learn without the benefit of seeing them face to face. I want to take a moment to thank all of the principals, administrators, staff members and teachers for diving in and taking the opportunity to learn alongside each other as we searched for ways to connect with all of you and provide your child some awesome enrichment opportunities to help fill their day with new and exciting learning. I hope that your children are enjoying the activities we have added to the website. Please have them check in each day. We will update our site throughout the week, but there is so much to explore, I hope you continue to find new and engaging things to learn about. Whether you go to the newly added GBH Discovery Center, try Lexia for the first time, explore the awesome Code.org activities, or join your teacher in your Google Classroom, we believe there are great opportunities for your child to expand their knowledge base and find fun, engaging activities. And remember, not all the activities are designed to be digital based. Many of the suggested tasks ask your child to try new things, like cooking, yoga, becoming explorers in their own home and problem solving without the use of a device! You will be hearing more from me and from your child’s principal in the coming week - and for all the elementary students, we look forward to launching your school specific sites early in the week where you will be able to be more closely connected to your building, your principal and your own classroom teachers!! In the meantime, please remember that you and your child are not alone in this journey! Encourage your child to reach out to their teachers and their principals if they need any help or have any questions! We are here to help you all along the way! In addition, we will continue to serve breakfast and lunch at our four locations. If there are any changes to our sites or distribution, we will reach out and let you know! We are looking forward to continuing our learning journey with you and your child! Once again, thank you for your partnership and please let me know if we can help you in any way!

Thank you,

Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Sunday Big Bucks Winners!!

The winner for today, $50 in Cash, is Tim Hegarty!

Congratulations to Sean Costa for selling the winning ticket!!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday Big Buck$ Winner!

The winner for Saturday, a $70 Jersey Mikes's Catering Gift Certificate, is Jen Mota!

Congratulations to Andrew Lane for selling the winning ticket!!

Help Feed Beverly

Beverly Bootstraps has heard from so many who want to help, that are worried about how people will keep afloat during these challenging times, concerned that children will go hungry.

Beverly Bootstraps is here to Help Feed Beverly and to provide our community with ways you too can help give hunger the boot.

To ensure everyone in need knows how to access food, Beverly Bootstraps has posted a list of free food options available in Beverly.

For those that want to help their neighbors in need, they can add their name to a centralized list of volunteers or consider making a donation to help Beverly Bootstrapskeep the Food Pantry stocked.

Thank you for wanting to Help Feed Beverly!



Friday, March 20, 2020

STMath Issue

A message  this morning from the superintendent about STMath

I just want to let you know that we experienced an issue with an upgrade overnight with STMath. I know your child is anxious to get back to playing with JiJi! Please be patient as we fix the issue. We are working on it and it should be resolved overnight. In the meantime, use this opportunity to visit the newly added link to WGBH resources - they are amazing!

Sue Charochak Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Big Bucks Winner!!!

The winner for today, a $50 Mike’s Pizzeria Gift Card, is Mark Reardon

Congratulations to Jack Reardon for selling the winning ticket!!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Online Resources During School Shut Down

We have a number of online resources for  you to access during the shutdown.

Beverly Keeps Learning - We have designed these resources in an effort to prevent learning loss during this extended closure. Participation in these activities are not considered formal instructional days for your child. See this letter from the superintendent for more information.
Also remember:
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Free Lunch (with Breakfast!) for Beverly Children

During the school shutdown BPS is providing a free lunch every day (with a bagged breakfast for the next day). It's available for pickup at Beverly High School M-F from 10:30 to 12:30. It is also available at several park locations, weather permitting.

Children do not need to be currently enrolled in free/reduced meal plans, just come by to pick it up! And share this information with others in the community.

See this flyer for more information.

Homeward Bound Emails

Homeward Bound emails will now be automatically triggered between 11:00 am  and 1:00 pm (instead of between 1-3pm, as is typical when school is in session).

You can read Homeward Bound on the web anytime, but if you like getting  an email once a day with the previous 24 hours of posts, you can sign up for it. (For example, an email received on Tuesday around 11:30 am would have all posts put up on Monday afternoon and on Tuesday morning).

Click here to sign up for daily Homeward Bound email.

You MUST click on the link in the confirmation email to begin  receiving emails. Detailed directions  are available.

Big Buck$ Calendar Winner!!!!

The winner for today, a $50 B.Good Gift Card, is Juli Shea

Congratulations to Tara Shea for selling the winning ticket!!

No Meal Distributions at Parks Thursday

Due to today's weather conditions Beverly Public Schools Food Service will not be delivering meals to the 3 park locations, Apple Village, Holcroft and Goldway Park. In anticipation of the poor weather all children that came to each park yesterday received an additional breakfast and lunch. Beverly High School will be handing out breakfast and lunches today from 10:30am-12:30pm.

All park meal distribution sites are scheduled to open on Friday March 20.

Please reach out with any questions, 978-921-6132 ext 11129.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Chess and Cribbage Club Online

Any students who attend Chess and Cribbage Club are invited to join our Google Classroom for updates about how to play online with each other. You can join our class using the following code: 2g5ha7u

There is information about the website and how to let me know you are interested in playing. Hope to connect with many of you during this time of distance learning! 

--  Mrs. Wood-Bell

Beverly Keeps Learning Website Launches

This communication came from the superintendent today:

Good Afternoon Beverly Students, Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to provide you with the newly created website Beverly Keeps Learning to help keep your children engaged and learning while our schools are closed. As I mentioned in last night’s communication, today we are providing public access to our website Beverly Keeps Learning. Below you will find a link to our new site. We hope that you and your child will find these resources helpful and engaging. Please remember that we have designed these resources in an effort to prevent learning loss during this extended closure. Participation in these activities are not considered formal instructional days for your child. We will not be recording attendance for students and students will not be penalized for any lack of completion of these activities. While we hope that your child engages in all the wonderful learning opportunities available through this site, we want to be clear that at this time, the work we offer is considered enrichment and as such, is optional.

Beverly Keeps Learning

This site will provide online resources and enrichment for students PreK-12. Our high school students will have access to Moodle and their current schedule of teachers. No students will be penalized for any missed work and, for at least for the first week, all activities are for enrichment and engagement purposes only. BMS students have access to sites for enrichment as well as to their individual Google Classrooms that have been provided to them by their teachers. Elementary Students have access to these wonderful enrichment resources and next week we will add access to additional links within the site to individual schools and Google Classrooms created by their teachers. One word of caution, these sites are intended for us as free access for your students. Some may require a password (if they do, your child will know their password or you may reach out to your classroom teacher for the password). If a site is asking for you to set up an account for payment, we do not recommend that you do so. Each of these sites has agreed to provide free access for a period of time so please do not pay them online. Our teachers have been hard at work on vetting, collecting and creating content for your child. Try to remember that for us, this too, is a new journey; we will be working behind the scenes to change, add, or fix any issues with the links! Be patient with your teachers, your administrators and most importantly, your child!

We also want you to understand, there is no expectation that our parents will be providing students with new instruction. We hope you and your child find the resources helpful. Our teachers will be available to support our students - please reach out by email to your teachers with any questions. Once again, thank you for the trust you place in all of us everyday! We appreciate your partnership! Let's Keep Learning!

Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Today's Big Buck$ Winners

The winner for today, a $25 gift card to Panini Pizza Co. and a $25 gift card to Stop & Shop is Tim Martino!

Congratulations to Nathan Gregory for selling the winning ticket!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday Message from the Superintendent

This is a copy of the Connect-Ed  message from  the Superintendent from Tuesday afternoon:

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents and Families,

I hope that you are all settling into our new reality as we embark on our extended closure. Our amazing teachers and awesome administrators have been working hard all week preparing ways in which we can support your child while we are closed. During the past two days, we have mobilized our cafeteria staff and transportation department to help us provide breakfast and lunch to any child in Beverly under the age of 18. These meals are available at Beverly High School and at three remote sites (Apple Village; Goldway Park; and Holcroft Park). Today, we provided meals to 136 students and hope this number continues to grow throughout the closure.

In my message yesterday, I shared that we will also be distributing print copies of enrichment packets to those students who may have difficulty accessing technology options. These packets will be distributed tomorrow at each one of our distribution sites. Please remember that these print resources (packets are available for grade K-4) are intended for students who lack access to our digital resources which will be posted tomorrow. Measures are being taken for students in Grades 5-12 to ensure that all students have access to technology. If for some reason your child in these grades does not have access, please contact your building administrator or classroom teacher. I am including a PDF version of each K-4 grade level packet here for those who wish to access them electronically. If we run out of packets tomorrow, we will print more for distribution on Thursday. Feel free to print these out for your child.

Kindergarten
Grade One
Grade Two
Grade Three
Grade Four

We plan to open public access to our website Beverly Keeps Learning tomorrow. You will receive a ConnectEd email from me with a link to the site. We hope that you and your child will find these resources helpful and engaging. Please remember that we have designed these resources in an effort to prevent learning loss during this extended closure. Participation in these activities are not considered formal instructional days for your child. We will not be recording attendance for students and students will not be penalized for any lack of completion of these activities. While we hope that your child engages in all the wonderful learning opportunities available through this site, we want to be clear that at this time, the work we offer is considered enrichment and as such, is optional.

Thank you again for your support - please reach out to any building administrator, teacher or those of us at Central Office if you need help during these difficult times.

Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Educational Enrichment and Activity Suggestions for Families

See this list for some great online and offline activities you can do while you are home! This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but a few things to get you going as our teachers begin preparing engaging activities for your children.

Don't Miss Getting a Yearbook!

BMS Yearbooks are only $20! Ordering is online only! Orders must be received by May 1.  Guarantee your child will have a yearbook - order now.

Big Buck$ Calendar Winner!!!!

The winner for today, $250 in cash is Amy Talbot!!! 

Congratulations to Audrey Talbot for selling the winning ticket!!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Monday's Message from the Superintendent

This is Monday's message from the Superintendent:

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents and Families,

As we settle into our new state of social distancing, we hope that all of you are staying healthy and safe. We know some of you may have questions about how we will manage distance learning during the extended closure. 


First, let me assure you, our teachers and administrators are working together to collect and assemble resources and enrichment activities for our students. Please understand that the goal for all students is continuity of learning and prevention of learning loss. We are keenly aware that it is imperative that we make resources available for all students and equity is at the forefront of every decision we make. 

One step we are taking is to provide the opportunity for students in grades 5 & 6 WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A DEVICE, the opportunity to sign out the iPad that they use daily in their classroom. Mr. Poska will be sending a communication out this afternoon with a schedule uniquely designed to avoid crowds. 

For students in K-4, we have assembled non-digital packets in addition to our online resources, which we will distribute at each of the lunch sites. Parents who have specific concerns should contact their building administrator. 

We are planning to launch our Beverly Keeps Learning website on Wednesday that will provide online resources and enrichment for students K-12. Our high school students will have access to Moodle and their current schedule of teachers. 

No students will be penalized for any missed work and, for at least for the first week, all activities are for enrichment and engagement purposes only. We also want you to understand, there is no expectation that our parents will be providing students with new instruction. We hope you and your child find the resources helpful. When and if we move ahead with new content, our teachers will be available to support our students.

Thank you again for your patience and support as we navigate these unprecedented waters.

Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

BMS Plan for Extended Closure

During this extended closure, staff who are able are encouraged to provide enrichment activities. This will allow students to access learning and continue to feel connected to the school community.

We anticipate this occurring from Wednesday, March 18th through April 3rd, 2020. Students are only expected to use devices that they currently have in their homes. As always it is recommended that students read for at least 20 minutes per day and utilize IXL/ST Math to continue to progress with the identified Math standards.

For Students:
  • Students should check both school email and Google Classroom on a daily basis (3/18-4/3), as teachers may be communicating both ways.
  • Students are encouraged to complete posted assignments.
  • If a student is having difficulty, they should reach out to the teacher.
For Parents/Guardians:
  • Parents/Guardians should encourage their students to complete all enrichment activities provided by their teachers. Parents/Guardians should contact the teacher if there is a concern about their student’s progress.
  • If your child becomes ill, please contact their primary care provider.
  • You can access your child’s teachers via email.
  • For families who do not have internet access, Comcast has options.
  • For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please regularly reference the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Nurse Team Organizing Student Medication Return

Our school nurses have tried to reach out to individual students/families to discuss returning necessary medication. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email either Elaine Moffett (emoffett@beverlyschools.org) or Jodi Elder (jelder@beverlyschools.org).

iPad Distribution for grades 5 & 6 Wednesday ONLY

ONE DAY ONLY: We will distribute iPads to students who need a school device on Wednesday, March 18. 

We are moving forward with online learning for our BMS students. Grades 7 & 8 are already bringing iPads home, and we would like to extend this for our students in grades 5 & 6 who do not have a device at home available to utilize. Please understand that the school cannot provide chargers for the iPads for our Grade 5 or 6 students, as these are built into the charging stations in the classroom.

Grade 5 and 6 students who do take home their iPads will be asked to complete an Acceptable Use Agreement form prior to the iPad leaving the building.

You will find the schedule for iPad distribution here.  This is ONLY going to be on Wednesday morning and we ask that adhere to the schedule we have laid out.

Students are asked to report to the back door of their neighborhoods (located across from the Bus Depot/Transportation Office) at their scheduled times to access their classroom, where they will be greeted by staff, complete the Acceptable Use Form, and be escorted by staff to obtain their iPad. They will not be able to access any other part of the building. Please do not ask to go to lockers. We will not have time to make any other stops in the building as we are limiting access for only those who need their school device.

Math Team

The IMLEM league has cancelled the 5th meet, scheduled for 4/2/20 and the math team season has ended. I will plan for a final team meeting in early June, keep an eye on the announcements for that. Thank you for your participation and hard work this year. 
 - Mrs. Shaw

Big Buck$ Winners

The winners for March 13th through March 16th are as follows!

The winner for March 13th and a $50 Gift Card to Panini is:
Alexa Ebersole. Congratulations to Joss Ebersole for selling the winning ticket!

The winner for March 14th and a $25 Toscana Gift Card and $25 Ninety Nine Gift card is: Arthur Modugno. Congratulations to Alexandria Modugno for selling the winning ticket!

The winner for March 15th and $50 Woodbery Food Market Gift Card is:  Ken Massone. Congratulations to Barrett Tenwilliger for selling the winning ticket!

The winner for March 16th and a $25 Cherry Farm Creamery and a $25 Rev Kitchen Gift Card is:
Heather O'Donnell. Congratulations to Madelyn O'Donnell for selling the winning ticket!

All students who sold winning tickets will be able to pick up their $10 prize in the main office when school resumes!

Latest from the Superintendent - 3/15

Good Evening Beverly Parents and Families,

At a news conference on Sunday, March 15, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker announced a mandatory closing of all Massachusetts’ public schools for three (3) weeks. As a reminder, on Friday, March 13, Beverly Public Schools made the decision to close from March 16th-27th. The governor’s mandate extends this decision until April 7, 2020.

Beverly Food Services will provide free breakfast and lunch meals during closure. Please see the attached flyer for details. This plan for distributing meals may evolve over time, and we will make sure the community is updated to any changes or expansions of services. We recognize these decisions impact our families and students and we appreciate your patience and cooperation. 

Please visit the district's website throughout the week for updated information from the school department. We will continue to send updates via ConnectEd and will be sending along resources to support your child’s learning throughout the closure. Our teachers are hard at work preparing amazing activities that will help keep Beverly students learning and connected to their teachers and school community. We hope to release an update to you by Wednesday with links to your school resources.

We understand this is a difficult time and your health and safety is our highest priority. We encourage you to follow all safety precautions and recommendations for healthy habits such as hand washing and social distancing. Please remember what Governor Baker said to all of us today. Without diligence to social distancing, all of these precautions will not allow us to achieve our goals which is to protect all the members of our community. We will communicate further information as it becomes available.

Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Schools Closed Until April 7

From our BPS Twitter account:

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Social Distancing Reminders & Tips

The Beverly Public Schools reminds you that the purpose of the current shutdown is to create social distancing. This CNN article contains some practical tips and suggestions for parents.

FREE School Lunch During Shutdown

During the current two-week closure, Beverly Public Schools will feed our students for FREE, regardless of lunch benefit status.

Beverly High School will be a pickup site for bag lunches Monday through Friday 10:30-12:30.

Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, bag lunches will also be available at parks between 11:30 - 12:00

  • Apple Village
  • Goldway Park
  • Holcroft Park
If you have a Beverly student in need of lunches and cannot access any of these sites, please reach out to the Food Service Director Christina Leal at cleal@beverlyschools.org or 978-921-6132 x11129.

Beverly Public Schools - Twitter

Don't forget to check the BPS Twitter account for updates!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Beverly Schools Closed through March 27

The North Shore area superintendents, including Beverly, have collaborated to make a timely and unified decision about school closure that they feel is in the best interests of their faculty, staff, students, and families. Schools will be closed until at least March 27.

Click here to see the press release.

Homeward Bound Will Be Updated

Homeward Bound will continue to be updated during the March school closure, as appropriate.

Lost and Found Reminders

Items in the lost and found outside the  library are tagged weekly. Items that have been there for over a month may be donated to charity. Next week items that were tagged in the month of January will be removed and donated. Please be sure you or your child check the lost and found!
Items in lost & found since January!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

No School on Friday March 13

There is no school on Friday, March 13.  Please see below for the text of a letter today from the Superintendent.

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents and Families,

This is Dr. Sue Charochak calling with an important message for you. While at this time we are unaware of any confirmed COVID-19 cases in Beverly, out of an abundance of caution, the school district will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020. Staff and students should remain home and we will use the day tomorrow to allow for continued deep cleaning of our buildings as well as provide time for our leadership team to create a contingency plan in the event of an extended closure. Offices will remain open and all full year staff will report as scheduled. If you are receiving this call and do not receive an associated email, please reach out to Maddy August, maugust@beverlyschools.org to ensure that we have your accurate email on file in Aspen to allow you to remain up to date on any future decisions regarding school closure. Any additional changes to our schedule or school calendar will be communicated directly by me through a follow up ConnectEd announcement. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation.

The use of this day will allow our District Leadership Team to participate in a state-wide conference call with the Commissioner of Education and the Department of Public Health. We anticipate receiving additional long-term guidance regarding a broader school-based COVID-19 response plan. At this time, we await the guidance from the Commissioner regarding the need for any further impact to the school schedule. I do want to inform you that we have decided to postpone/cancel the following activities for the remainder of the year:
  • All International Travel
  • All Out-of-State Travel
  • All overnight field trips
Additionally, we are postponing/canceling the following events through April Vacation. At that point, we will send further notification.
  • Day field trips
  • Events at night involving all non-student groups (including parents, families and community members) to our schools
  • Use of buildings by community groups
We will continue to partner with the Y after school program and they will remain in place up to the point of a decision to close our schools. We will continue to monitor events and adjust our plans accordingly. 

I want to remind parents and families that in the event of a decision to close any of our schools, parents will hear directly from myself or their building principal. Again, I thank you for your patience as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation.

Sue Charochak, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Click here for Coronavirus updates

Thursday BIG BUCK$ Calendar Winner!!

Today's winner of $100 cash is Amy Borsetti!!! 

Congratulations to Ella Maloblocki for selling the winning ticket!!

See you at Acapulcos TODAY!


Help the 8th Grade raise money for their end of year activities by meeting your friends for dinner at Acapulcos TODAY, Thursday, March 12th.
Can't wait to see you there! 

A portion of the sales from the entire day will be donated.

See this flyer for more information.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

From the Superintendent

In  case you missed this communication Wednesday from the Superintendent, it is reproduced below.

Good Afternoon Beverly Parents and Families,

I am writing to you with another update on the Coronavirus. As you know this is a quickly evolving situation and here in Beverly we continue to monitor all guidance as it emerges. Today, we participated in a local Board of Health conference call, as well as a conference call with four local Superintendents and Mayors as we continue to stay current and communicate with neighbors. 

I want to share with you our current status in regards to International trips and trips out of the continental United States, out-of-state trips, and in-state and local field trips that have been planned for our students. In light of the Governor’s announcement that Massachusetts is declaring a State of Emergency, we have cancelled all spring travel out of the continental U.S. (Spain, Quebec City, Puerto Rico). We continue to consider rescheduling the German trip planned for this summer. Additionally, as of yesterday, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has urged districts “to cancel any out-of-state travel that they have planned” and so we will be in communication soon about upcoming travel and trips. The Commissioner of Education will hold a conference call tomorrow and we expect updated guidance on in-state overnight travel and day field trips. In addition, we are reviewing all school activities, especially as they involve large gatherings. The current guidance on these activities states that we review field trips and events the district has planned and evaluate the risks in light of the growing number of coronavirus cases. We will be addressing each situation on a case by case basis unless we receive further restrictions. Many organizations are cancelling planned events (DECA, Destination Imagination, SAT testing, Best Buddies Prom) and others are waiting until Friday to make the decision (Drama Fest at Danvers High School). We thank you for your patience as the situation continues to change daily.

The MIAA is still holding events, including the Boys Basketball Championship game scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, March 11th. At this time I will remind everyone of the Governor’s recommendation that is shared by the MIAA:
“The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is moving forward to conduct the Basketball and Hockey Championship games scheduled on March 10-15. In accordance with the recommendations from Governor Baker to mitigate COVID-19, we encourage participants, spectators, workers and community members to practice good personal hygiene. We support the recommendation for -those over the age of 60- and those with underlying health issues to stay away from large crowds”.
We understand that all of these decisions will have a number of impacts on many members of our school community. Our administrative team will be reviewing the specifics, clarifying and communicating this information through the principals and other leaders as the dates for these meetings and events approach.

Please remember this situation is fluid. We want to assure you that we are continuing with all preventative cleaning and maintenance and to remind you to continue emphasizing best practices such as hand washing, use of hand sanitizer and maintaining a safe distance from others. I will send another update on Friday afternoon unless there are significant changes to the current situation. I thank you all for your support and understanding at this time as we act in the best interest and safety for all of our staff and students.

Sincerely yours,
Sue Charochak, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Lost and Found reminders

Items in the lost and found outside the  library are tagged weekly. Items that have been there for over a month may be donated to charity. Next week items that were tagged in the month of January will be removed and donated. Please be sure you or your child check the lost and found!
Items in lost & found since January!

The Latest Cool Kids

Congratulations too our latest cool kids: Christian Aponte (grade 5), Carter Champlain (grade 6), Sophia Gallo (grade 7), Tess Fein (grade 8).

TOMORROW! Acapulco's Fundraiser


Help the 8th Grade raise money for their end of year activities by meeting your friends for dinner at Acapulcos tomorrow,Thursday, March 12th.
Can't wait to see you there! 

A portion of the sales from the entire day will be donated.

See this flyer for more information.

Big Buck$ Calendar Winner!!!!



The winner for a $25 gift card to Acapulcos Restaurant and a $25 gift card to A&B Burgers is Tiffany Montelbano

Congratulations to Alex Dolezal for selling the winning ticket!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Big Buck$ Winners

The winner for today, a $50 gift card to BGood "Food with Roots" Restaurant is Alison Frost!

Congratulations to Sarah McClintock for selling the winning ticket!!

Thursday Fundraiser at Acapulcos

Please come support the 8th grade graduating class at Acapulcos in Beverly!!!

Take a night off from cooking and enjoy a meal  this Thursday, March 12th. 

A portion of the sales from the entire day will be donated.

See this flyer for more information.

Mindfulness Presentation Tonight

Are you curious about mindfulness? Come to a presentation from Minding Your Mind at Beverly Middle School tonight, Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm . Learn about mindfulness activities  and supports and how they may help you and your children, plus data about adolescent brain development and mindfulness benefits.

Plan to park and enter in back of the school. Childcare will be provided.

See this  flyer for more information or contact Julia Grimm at julia.grimm@lahey.org.

Yearbook Sales Online ONLY This Year

BMS Yearbooks are only $20! Ordering is online only! Orders must be received by May 1.  Guarantee your child will have a yearbook - order now.

SEPAC Meeting Tonight

The next Beverly Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) meeting will be Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 pm in the McKeown School conference room. On the agenda:  officer nominations and spring programming plus special guests Superintendent Dr. Sue Charochak and Bethany Splansky, Administrator of Special Education.

Robotics Club & Gr 8 3D Printing Club

Robotics club will meet for one last week only with the students who were working with Battlebots.

The 3D Printing Club will have its first meeting today. This is open only to 8th graders who would like to create an object to 3D print.

Both clubs will meet in room 316 after school today from 3 to 3:45.

Writers' Club

Writers' Club will meet today from 3-3:45 in room 441.

National Jr. Honor Society Meeting Tomorrow

Just a reminder that there is a National Junior Honor Society meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11th, from 3:05 - 3:45 in the 3rd floor cafeteria. 

Please see Lady McGrath in room 444 or Mrs. Cann in 344 if you cannot attend, or if you have any questions.

Students vs. Staff Basketball - Save the Date & Donate Now!

SAVE THE DATE - MARCH 26th
Annual Students vs. Staff Basketball Game
Beverly Middle School gym
Time: 5 PM-7PM

All money will go towards supporting grade 8 students who have requested scholarship funds for our Boston Field Trip and end of year activities. 

We need your help to make the fundraiser a success. 
EACH grade 8 team will create a themed basket to be raffled off during the basketball game.

DONATE: Raffle Basket Donations DUE in main office by March 19, 2020
We need items/gift cards or even $ to put together raffle baskets for the night of the big game. We will be selling tickets at the game and announcing the winners that night. Please consider donating an item for the basket. See the theme for your team below.
  • 8 Hale - Sports / Entertainment - any sports item, tickets to games
  • 8 Balch - Game/Movie Night - AMC GCs, Popcorn, Games
  • 8 Cabot - Around Town - GCs to activities like SkyZone, In the Game, the movies, nail salons, restaurants, any food venue (Chipotle, Nick's Panera)
DONATE: Food/Water for concessions DUE by Wednesday, March 25th in the main office.
We will be setting up a table to sell pizza, water, Gatorade, chips and candy. We welcome donations of any of these items or $ so we can fill in where needed and order pizza.

You can bring your donation to the main office at Beverly Middle School and please label it 8th Grade Basketball Game. If you would like to Venmo $, please send it to BeverlyMiddle-PTO and put in the notes BMS 8th Grade Basketball Game (or something resembling that).

If you have any questions or if you would like to VOLUNTEER your time please contact Jennifer Stevenson (our Grade 8 PTO Representative) at jenniferstevenson10@gmail.com

Thank you for your help!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Honors Choir

Honors choir rehearsal is today 3-4pm in room 155.

Green Club

The Green Club meets on Tuesdays in the 6th grade Maker Space (neighborhood 1), Room 215. All interested students should plan to come to our from 3:05-3:45. Hope to see you there!

PTO Meeting Thursday 3/19

Parents, please join us in the library at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 19th for one of our last PTO meetings of the year!! The final meeting will be at Tuesday, May 12th at 6:30pm .... Save the Date!!! 

We are still looking for someone who wants to fill the roll of PTO President for the 2020-2021 school year!

Big Buck$ Calendar Winners!!!!

The winner for Saturday, March 7th, a $50 Chianti gift card is Laurie McDonough!! Congratulations to Sadie Brennan and Susie Low for selling the winning ticket!!

The winner for Sunday, March 8th, a $25 gift card to Panera and a $25 gift card to Shaws is Allie Kelley!! Congratulations to Calvin Barrett for selling the winning ticket!!

The winner for today, a $50 gift card to Mike's Pizza is Tara Bolduc!! Congratulations to Connor Bolduc for selling the winning ticket!!

Read Your Favorite Poem Entry Deadline Wednesday

Apply to read your favorite poem aloud at the Beverly Public Library at a free public event on Thursday, March 26 at 7 PM in the Sohier Room at the BPL. This is part of the Favorite Poem Project, dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in our lives. 

ENTRY DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2020. Poem entrants selected to read will be notified on or about March 20.

Twelve to fifteen poems will be selected to be read. Each reader will receive a $10 gift card to Copper Dog Books, Cabot Street in Beverly and be eligible for a grand prize drawing.

See this flyer for more information or go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/favpoem.

Mindfulness Presentation Tomorrow

Are you curious about mindfulness? Come to a presentation from Minding Your Mind at Beverly Middle School on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm . Learn about mindfulness activities  and supports and how they may help you and your children, plus data about adolescent brain development and mindfulness benefits.

Plan to park and enter in back of the school. Childcare will be provided.

See this  flyer for more information or contact Julia Grimm at julia.grimm@lahey.org.

No Cook Night on Thursday!

Please come support the 8th grade graduating class at Acapulcos in Beverly!!!

Take a night off from cooking and enjoy a meal, Thursday, March 12th. 

A portion of the sales from the entire day will be donated.

SEPAC Meeting Tomorrow

The next Beverly Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) meeting will be Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 pm  in the McKeown School conference room. On the agenda:  officer nominations and spring programming plus special guests Superintendent Dr. Sue Charochak and Bethany Splansky, Administrator of Special Education.