Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Revised PTO Meeting Dates

Please note the following dates for upcoming BMS PTO meetings:
  • Monday, November 9th @ 6:30 p.m. (changed due to Katie Greer event)
  • Thursday, January 14th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 18th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 13th @ 6:30 p.m.

Save the Date - November 12

Please save the date!! Thursday, November 12 at 6 pm!! 

We are excited to welcome Katie LeClerc Greer, a nationally-recognized digital safety expert, to update students, teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians/caregivers on the latest tech trends, safety issues, and tips on how to help our kids have a productive, healthy relationship with technology. Thank you to the PTO for their support of this important program.

Picture Days Next Monday & Tuesday!

 Picture days will be held the following days: 


Monday, October 26th for students in A Cohort 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

REMOTE Learning Academy - Monday, October 26th Evening specific time slots will be assigned between 4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. It will be mostly alphabetical, to give you an idea of where you might be placed with your last name. If you have any questions or issues with your slotted time - please contact Erica Pasquarelli directly at 978-921-6103 x24263.

Tuesday, October 27th for students in B Cohort 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Order your package now at mylifetouch.com and enter the Picture Day ID EVTSNH78G

Monday, October 19, 2020

Free Meals for All Students - All Year!

The USDA has approved free meals for ALL students for the entire school year! This means each child is eligible for a breakfast and lunch daily at no cost. Please encourage your students to take part in this great program.

Lunches are available daily for all students that are in person at the end of the day and a breakfast for the following day is included in the bag.  

For students on remote days and students in the Remote Learning Academy meals can be picked up daily at Beverly High School from 7:15-7:45 OR 10:30-11:30. If you are unable to make it to these pick up times a family member or neighbor can pick up for your students. If you continue to have difficulty accessing these meals please contact Christina Leal. 

If you are a member of the community and are willing to volunteer and help deliver meals to families who are unable to make it to our pick up times please reach out to Christina Leal at 978-921-6132 x 11129 or email cleal@beverlyschools.org.

Grade 5/6 Virtual Musical - Sign Up Now!

 Do you love to sing? Do you love to act? Are you in 5th and 6th grade? Then audition for Super Happy Awesome News: A Virtual Musical. This show follows to siblings and their "rival" news stations with drama, comedy, and all-out fun! 

Follow this link to the Panther Cub Productions website and get some more information. To audition, go to the "auditions" tab and fill out the Google form! The deadline is this Friday, October 23.

While this show is for grades 5/6 students, there will be an opportunity in the new year for students in grades 7/8 to participate in a similar show!

See this flyer for more information; please email bmsmusicals@gmail.com with any questions. 

Math Team Meets Thursdays

Math Team meets virtually on Thursdays from 3:15-4 through Google Meet

Meets will be held on Google Meet on the following Thursdays and will run from 3:15 about 5pm on the following days: 
  • October 29th, 2020 - Practice Meet
  • Nov 12: Meet #1
  • Dec 17: Meet #2 
  • Jan 28: Meet #3 
  • March 4: Meet #4 
  • April 15: Meet #5
If you have questions, contact Mrs. Shaw: sshaw@beverlyschools.org.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Message from the Superintendent

The superintendent sent the following message out today. It is replicated here for your reference:

Good Evening Beverly Parents and Families,

This evening, Mrs. Taylor sent out a communication to the Beverly High School families that a member of the community tested positive. All close contacts have been notified. We will continue our vigilance with safety measures in all our buildings as well as continue to maintain open communication with the school community. We appreciate your continued partnership in complying with all our precautions.

I am also writing today to share with you a resource created by our nursing staff. The site, Resources for Safely Returning to School is located on our Beverly Keeps Learning site and includes links to district guidelines and protocols as well as links to DESE and DPH protocols. Additionally, we have established an email address, covidquestions@beverlyschools.org. This email will be monitored by our nursing staff and they will be able to assist you in any COVID-19 related matters. We believe this resource will be useful in navigating any questions that you may have.

Again, thank you for working together to keep our school community safe.

Sincerely,

Suzanne M Charochak, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Resilient Together Info & Survey

The Cities of Beverly and Salem have officially kicked off Resilient Together, a collective plan to address climate change.

Resilient Together invites residents and business owners – including students – to participate in an online survey where you can share concerns and priorities as they relate to the environment and community resiliency. It takes approximately five minutes to complete and will be active until November 8th. 

The survey is also offered in Spanish and in Portuguese. A printable copy of the survey is available on the project website in Albanian as well.

See this flyer for more information or visit the Resilient Together project website. Follow it on social media on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter. Still have questions? Contact Beverly's Assistant Planning Director, Emily Hutchings at ehutchings@beverlyma.gov.