Thursday, December 24, 2020

NSMT's Scrooge Visits Grade 7

Yesterday, David Coffee, better known in these parts as Scrooge in the North Shore Music Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol, starred in a series of three Google Meets with each of our 7th grade teas, thanks to the generous support of our BMS PTO. Mr. Coffee was genial and generous, answering many questions about his long career and reflecting on the role of Scrooge.

A wonderful story about Coffee is on WBUR today and the story includes many videos, including a special message from the NSMT, featuring Scrooge!

December Vacation Reminders

All students and staff are on vacation beginning today, and through Sunday, January 3.

Classes resume on Monday, January 4. For the vast majority of students, this will be online for the week of January 4-8, with a very small number of students enrolled in certain programs attending in-person. Attendance is taken each day and in each class during this remote learning period.

Hybrid classes are planned to resume on Monday, January 11.

A Holiday Message from the Superintendent

This message went out yesterday from Dr. Charorchak and is duplicated here for your reference.

Dear Beverly Public School Community,

As we all head into the upcoming holiday break, I want to take a moment and wish each and every member of the Beverly School community warm holiday greetings. Beverly is such a compassionate community and I am grateful to work in an environment that cares so much for all our students.

I hope you will take a moment to reflect on this year and the incredible ways that we have come together as a community to support each other. It certainly is a very unusual holiday season with its virtual choirs and concerts, virtual holiday parties, virtual cards and presents. It’s like nothing we have ever experienced nor could have anticipated. And yet, we’re making it work. That is what is so special about our students and staff - finding ways through resilience and their ability to turn adversity into opportunity.

If you have had a chance to enjoy any of our virtual events or to simply jump into a classroom meet and see the enthusiasm of teachers and students, you know that this is true. We are working together to figure out how to spread good cheer without spreading the virus, and we are sending our students and staff off for a well-deserved winter break with goodwill, good wishes, and hopes for a happy new year. We all look forward to the new year with hope and optimism. We know there will be challenges, but look forward to better times ahead. In the meantime, enjoy some well-deserved time off. Catch your breath, get some rest, and I look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!


Dr. Sue Charochak
Superintendent of Schools

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Holiday Message from Mrs. Oliver

Dear BMS Families,

We wanted to take a moment to say Happy Holidays to all of you! We are forever grateful for your support, patience and flexibility with this year. Planning is underway for the upcoming year and we are excited to engage students in productive ways while providing a joyful learning environment that students and adults are excited to be part of.

May you all have a wonderful winter break, enjoy your families and stay safe!

Lisa Oliver

Holiday Read-Alouds TODAY 12-1 and 1:15-2:15

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick will be reading aloud from a selection of holiday books on Wed. 12/23 from 12-1 and from 1:15-2:15. Students may do this as a Global Apps choice during their Be Brave Board time.

Younger siblings are encouraged to tune in themselves or join with BMS siblings during this time.

The Google Meet room is at - and you can find out more here.

Gr 5/6 Band Schedule Today

Grade 5/6 Band class schedule for Wednesday, 12/23/20 and Wednesday, 1/6/21

11:00-11:30 6th Grade Woodwinds

11:30-12:00 6th Grade Brass

12:00-12:30 5th Grade Brass

12:30-1:00 5th Grade Woodwinds

1:00-1:30 6th Grade Percussion

1:30-2:00 5th Grade Percussion

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Gr 7/8 Musical Information

7th and 8th Graders! It's your turn! This spring we will be performing Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. This musical brings a popular TV show to life with fun characters, rocking songs, and hilarious scene work. If you like to sing, dance, and act (VIRTUALLY) then this is for you. 

See this flyer and/or follow this link for more information!! We are looking to cast 30 students in this spring's show and hope you will join us. 

If you have questions email

Meal Pickup Tomorrow at BHS

With the next few weeks being fully remote and vacation week the hours for meals distribution have been adjusted so families do not have to come to the High School daily. Below are the dates and extended hours for the next several weeks. We encourage all families to take advantage of this great program! Your participation will keep the program thriving and feed your students at the same time. Multiple days worth of food will be provided each day. Please remember to wear a mask at pickups for your safety & the safety of the staff.
  • Monday 12/21- 7:15am-8:30am & 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday 12/23- 7:15am-8:30am & 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 12/28- 10:30am-11:30am
  • Wednesday 12/30- 10:30am-11:30am
  • Tuesday 1/5- 7:15am-8:30am & 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Friday 1/8- 7:15am-8:30am & 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 1/11 Return to regular distribution times 7:15am-7:45am & 10:30am-11:30am
Thank you for supporting our program! Please reach out with any questions or concerns at 978-921-6132 ext 11129.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday Grade 5/6 Band Schedule

There are no band class on Monday 12/21 or Tuesday 12/22. Instead, ALL 5th and 6th grade students will have band on Wednesday 12/23 for a half hour sectional which will be their class time for band the two weeks that we are going remote for learning as a whole school. Please see the list below for the schedule. Band students should have received their Google Meet link.

Grade 5 & 6 band class schedule for Wednesday, 12/23/20 and Wednesday, 1/6/21
11:00-11:30 6th Grade Woodwinds 
11:30-12:00 6th Grade Brass
12:00-12:30 5th Grade Brass
12:30-1:00 5th Grade Woodwinds
1:00-1:30 6th Grade Percussion
1:30-2:00 5th Grade Percussion

Monday, December 21, 2020

Scrooge Pays a Visit to Our 7th Grade Teams

As many of you know, a special treat of the holiday season for our 7th grade teams has long been to attend a performance of A Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theatre. While students are not able to attend a live theatre performance this year, David Coffee, who has famously played Scrooge at NSMT for about 25 years, is going to visit each 7th grade team for their own Google Meet on Wednesday, December 23 on the following schedule: 7 Balch 9:00-9:45, 7 Hale 10:00-10:45, and 7 Cabot 11:00-11:45.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the BMS PTO. Thank you!

Watch Super Happy Awesome News!

On Friday night we had a premiere for Super Happy Awesome News, our 5th and 6th-grade musical. You can see a cast list here. Special thanks to the show's director, Mr. Swiniuch!