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Friday, April 5, 2019

Reminders from the Nurses

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Despite warmer temperatures we are still in cold and flu season. We recommend the following in order to keep our school population healthy:

Please do not send your child to school if he/she has or has had:
  • Fever more than 100 degrees within the last 24 hours-(they must be fever free without medication).
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
  • Continuous coughing not relieved with any cough medicine.
If your child has a prolonged cough or is not improving, we recommend follow up with your primary care doctor or any local urgent care walk in clinic.

Thank you,
Jodi Eder, BSN, RN
Elaine Moffett, BSN, RN

Dodgeball Schedule Changes

Games originally scheduled for April 4th have been POSTPONED to 4/11
  • Red Jaguars v. Orange Iguanas
  • Boom Shaka Laka v. That’s All Folks
  • Average Joes v. Purple Cobras
  • Lumberjacks v. Flying Cougars
Playoffs for Dodgeball will be announced after April Vacation.

PTO Meeting Thursday 4/11

The Beverly Middle School PTO will meet at 6:30 on Thursday, April 11 in the BMS Library. You are especially welcome if this is your FIRST PTO meeting.

Best Big Buck$ Fundraiser Ever!

On behalf of the entire Beverly Middle School PTO, we would like to THANK YOU ALL for helping make this year our best BIG BUCK$ fundraiser ever! Thanks to all your help …the buying, selling, enthusiasm and support, the fundraiser netted $28,000+ to support so many school-wide activities! We are thrilled with this new record! Many hands made it happen…A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!

Though the years, BIG BUCK$ has become a well-oiled machine with amazing support from our community businesses and participation by our school families! We have been and are very fortunate.

Thank you again for your support this year and as you visit our many local restaurants this spring and summer, look for the hand-written thank yous written by BMS Peer Leaders :) that may be hanging up. Most donors hang those for the community to see : )

Gr 8 - Boston Trip Payment

Attention Grade 8 Parents,

This is just a reminder that the final payment for the Grade 8 Boston Trip is due today, Friday, April 5. The trip will be on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted all payments. And a HUGE thanks to those of you who sent in donations to support students who need some financial assistance to attend the trip. Your generosity is much appreciated!

The full payment schedule is as follows (of course, you may pay in full at any time):
  • January 11 - $100
  • February 8 - $50
  • March 8 - $50 
  • April 5 - $20
Click here to download the packet of information for this year's Grade 8 trip to Boston.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Jamie Norton, 8th Grade Assistant Principal at 978-921-6103 x24460 or jnorton@beverlyschools.org.

Lost & Found Filling Up Again!

We have more items in the lost and found this week. Do you recognize any of them? The lost & found is outside the library.

View an album with photos.

All items that were in the lost & found as of the end of March will be donated to charity shortly after April vacation if they are not claimed by then.

Gr 5 - MCAS Next Week

ELA MCAS testing for grade 5 takes place next week on Monday 4/8 and Tuesday 4/9.

On days when your child has MCAS, please be sure they:

  • Are well-rested
  • Have eaten a nutritious breakfast at home or have time to eat breakfast at school
  • Arrive at school on time
Grades 7 and 8 will have ELA testing the week after vacation.




Honor a Teacher With Donation to BEF


“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.”
-- William Prince

Recognize a teacher or staff member who has made a difference in your child's education this year -- or any year! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2019.

Honor A Teacher by donating to the Beverly Education Foundation in the name of a favorite teacher, administrator, counselor, coach or school staff member who has made a difference in your child's education. Download the Honor A Teacher form and return it with your donation today!

Donate $30 or more for an ‘Honor a Teacher’ Certificate/Letter: With a donation of $30 or more made in the name of a special educator, a certificate will be sent to the individual indicating both the donation in their name as well as how important they have been in the student’s or your life. Please attach a note or letter to your Award Form about why you chose to honor this teacher. A copy will also be sent to the Beverly Public Schools to communicate how important that person is to Beverly Public Schools.

Donate $10 for an ‘Honor a Teacher’ Notecard: With a donation of $10 or more made in the name of the teacher honored, a card will be sent to the teacher indicating your thanks for all the time, effort and caring they have given your child throughout the year.

Please help support all Beverly Public Schools, teachers, administrators, staff & their students through the Beverly Education Foundation’s Annual “Honor a Teacher” Awards, which directly fund Teacher/Parent Grants for enrichment, curriculum initiatives, arts, technology, STEAM & more. Thanks for your support!

For more information about the Beverly Education Foundation, the annual Honor A Teacher campaign & to donate online, please go to: http://bevedfoundation.org/honor-a-teacher/

Look for the bright ORANGE Honor A Teacher flier in your students' backpack mail & send in today! #thankateacher #teacherappreciationweek

Donate online @: www.bevedfoundation.org

From Mr. Houli's Desk

Effective communication is one of the most powerful skills we teach young people. Someone else’s words can make a day or ruin it; their words can establish a new relationship or damage an existing one; words can convince others to agree, disagree, act, react, feel consoled, or inspired, or empowered. Rephrasing the words our students use can help reframe how they experience the world.

Red Sox Day for Lunch April 9

Celebrate Opening Day at Fenway on Tuesday, April 9 with a special lunch, featuring Fenway Franks, pretzels with cheese sauce, popcorn and ice cream!

Summer Programs at GUS

The Glen Urquhart School in Beverly Farms has some great summer programs coming up for campers age 10 and up, involving art, cooking, outdoor activities, Minecraft and more!

See the attached flyer for more information or go to bit.ly/summer-gus to register.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Nature's Classroom Updates

Four of our 6th Grade Teams head to Nature's Classroom next week and the other three go the week of April 29.

Students going to Nature's Classroom next week must be at BMS no later than 8:30 am on Monday morning!

For more information, consult these documents.

BPL Book Sale - Preview Night Tomorrow

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale begins on Saturday, April 6 and runs through Sunday, April 14.

A special preview night event tomorrow, Friday, April 5 from 6-8pm for Friends members gives you access to the best stuff before the doors open to the general public!

Check this flyer for more information about the book sale.

THURSDAY @ 4pm - It's Game Time!

It’s GAME TIME!

Thursday at 4pm, the 8th grade students take on BMS staff in what is sure to be 4 quarters of the finest basketball you’ve ever seen!

While you cheer for your favorite player, you can dance to tunes from our DJ, enjoy a snack from the concession stand, and possibly win a raffle basket!

This fundraiser for 8th grade end-of-year events is $5 for students/$10 for parents. Concession items are $1, and raffle tickets are just 50 cents!

Doors open at 3:30 and game time is 4pm. Please park in the back of the building and enter by the gymnasium.

ALL Beverly Middle School families are welcome. We hope to see you there!

We have three baskets to raffle off at our basketball game.
Tickets are 50 cents each, or 12 for $5.

Basket #1 includes games and candy
Basket #2 includes a $50 gift card for bowling and... candy
Basket #3 includes movies and, wait for it, candy!

40th Annual Good Friday Walk

The 40th Annual Good Friday Walk happens on Friday, April 19, 2019!

It's a great opportunity to help families in need on the North Shore and to earn up to 5 community service hours.

The 10.5 mile walk starts and ends at The Saints Academy between 7:30 AM and 9:30AM, and the Walk ends at 2:15.

GET A GROUP OF FRIENDS, GET SPONSORED, AND WALK!

From Mr. Houli's Desk - Read It Now

Effective communication is one of the most powerful skills we teach young people. Someone else’s words can make a day or ruin it; their words can establish a new relationship or damage an existing one; words can convince others to agree, disagree, act, react, feel consoled, or inspired, or empowered. Rephrasing the words our students use can help reframe how they experience the world.

April Vacation Reminder

April Vacation is coming up! There is no school for students from Monday, April 15 (Patriot's Day) through Friday, April 19 (Good Friday).

Classes will resume on Monday, April 22.

Endicott College Spring Celebration

Families with children ages 10 and under are invited to Endicott College's annual Spring Celebration on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30pm in the field house.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Gr 8 Year-End Information

The Grade 8 Recognition Night events will be held on Thursday, June 13.  The winning dance theme is Bright Lights, Big City! The last day of school for 8th graders will be Friday, June 14. (The last day for students in grades 5/6/7 is on Monday, June 17.)


Some students and parents/guardians have begun asking about proper attire for the recognition ceremony and celebration. Please assist us as we focus on this annual age-appropriate function. This is a school event and only proper attire will be allowed.

Suggestions for boys would be a shirt & tie with slacks and comfortable shoes; sneakers are discouraged. Boys may wear a suit but should think about comfort.

Suggestions for girls include pants, capris, skirts, or sun dresses. Dresses and skirts should be of appropriate length and shoes should have a lower heel. Strapless dresses, semi-formal wear, and long gowns are not appropriate for an event such as this.

Please refer to this document for more important dates to be aware of as the end of the year approaches.

Big Buck$ Thank You!!

Big Buck$ winning is now over! Thanks for another very successful fundraiser that will benefit students throughout our school.

Gr 6 - MCAS Tomorrow

ELA MCAS testing for grade 6 takes place this week on Wednesday 4/3 and Thursday 4/4.

On days when your child has MCAS, please be sure they:
  • Are well-rested
  • Have eaten a nutritious breakfast at home or have time to eat breakfast at school
  • Arrive at school on time
Grade 5 will have ELA testing next week on Monday 4/8 and Tuesday 4/9.

Math Team - Final Meet on Thursday

On Thursday 4/4, math team members will meet in the first floor cafeteria at 2:50 to head to St. John's Prep for the final meet. 

Math Team members must bring pencils, along with your jackets, backpacks, etc. 

The bus will return to school between 5:30 and 6. Parents must be here to pick you up. 

Math team will not meet in April and May, but will get together on June 6th for ice cream and a celebration.

Big Staff vs. Gr 8 Basketball Game TOMORROW @ 4pm

This Thursday, April 4th, is our Staff vs. Student Basketball Game.

8th Grade Students have been practicing, but so has the staff, so it’s sure to be a close one this year!

All BMS families are welcome to join us for this annual fundraiser. All proceeds go towards end-of-year activities for our 8th graders.

Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for students (kids 5 and under are free).

Gymnasium Doors open at 3:30pm
The Big Game starts at 4:00pm

And if fierce (and occasionally humorous) competition is not enough, we also have concessions, raffle baskets, and a DJ! So please come to eat and chat and dance and cheer!

From Mr. Houli's Desk #3

Effective communication is one of the most powerful skills we teach young people. Someone else’s words can make a day or ruin it; their words can establish a new relationship or damage an existing one; words can convince others to agree, disagree, act, react, feel consoled, or inspired, or empowered. Rephrasing the words our students use can help reframe how they experience the world.

Food Service PSA

Did you know you can limit student spending in the cafeteria if needed? Student accounts can be blocked from allowing the purchase of anything beyond a breakfast or lunch meal, or specific notes can be added to a student's account, such as, “Only allow one add-on” or “No more than two bags of chips.”

If you would like to add a note to your child’s food service account, please contact:
Christina Leal, Food Service Director at 978-921-6132 x11129 or cleal@beverlyschools.org.

Kestrel Summer Programs

Kestrel Education has some great summer programs for children aged 4-12.

Being Animals is a one-week morning program for children age 4 to 7. Survival Rockport has four one-week sessions and is for children aged 8 to 12.

See this flyer for more information.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Good Friday Walk April 19

The 40th Annual Good Friday Walk happens on Friday, April 19, 2019!

It's a great ppportunity to help Families in need on the North Shore and to earn up to 5 Community Service Hours.

The 10.5 mile walk starts and ends at The Saints Academy between 7:30 AM and 9:30AM, and the Walk ends at 2:15.

GET A GROUP OF FRIENDS, GET SPONSORED, AND WALK!

Evviva Cucina Fundraiser TONIGHT

Plan on not cooking tonight, Tuesday night, April 2 and come to Evviva Cucina at 45 Enon St. for dinner instead. A portion of proceeds of purchases made from 4pm - 10pm that night will go to Nature's Classroom!

See the attached flyer for more information. You do not need to bring the flyer with you.

Gr 6 - MCAS Tomorrow

ELA MCAS testing for grade 6 takes place this week on Wednesday 4/3 and Thursday 4/4.

On days when your child has MCAS, please be sure they:

  • Are well-rested
  • Have eaten a nutritious breakfast at home or have time to eat breakfast at school
  • Arrive at school on time
Grade 5 will have ELA testing next week on Monday 4/8 and Tuesday 4/9.




Friends of Library Book Sale & Fundraiser

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale begins on Saturday, April 6 and runs through Sunday, April 14. Click here to see the Book Sale flyer.

A special preview night event this Friday, April 5 from 6-8pm for Friends members gives you access to the best stuff before the doors open to the general public!

If you buy a ticket to Symphony by the Sea at the Cabot Theatre on Sunday, May 6 you will get a complimentary Friends membership, which will also let you into the Book Sale Preview party for free! It's a fundraiser for the library's teen room renovation.  Click here for more information about Symphony by the Sea.

Beverly Youth Football and Cheerleading

Beverly Youth Football and Cheerleading registration is now open!  Beverly youth football and cheerleading programs are for children in grades 1 - 8.  The football season begins August 31 and the cheerleading season begins on July 1. Both run through the end of November. Click here to see a flyer for Beverly Youth Football and Cheerleading.

Registration is now open for a FREE Beverly Youth Football clinic that will be held on June 8 from 10 am to 1pm, with Beverly HS Football. Click here to see a flyer about the clinic.

Go to www.beverlypantheryfc.org to register or for more details.

Monday, April 1, 2019

From Mr. Houli's Desk: Effective Communication

Effective communication is one of the most powerful skills we teach young people. Someone else’s words can make a day or ruin it; their words can establish a new relationship or damage an existing one; words can convince others to agree, disagree, act, react, feel consoled, or inspired, or empowered. Rephrasing the words our students use can help reframe how they experience the world.

Thursday Afternoon BIG Event!

This Thursday, April 4th, is our Staff vs. Student Basketball Game.

8th Grade Students have been practicing, but so has the staff, so it’s sure to be a close one this year!

All BMS families are welcome to join us for this annual fundraiser. All proceeds go towards end-of-year activities for our 8th graders. 

Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for students (kids 5 and under are free).

Gymnasium Doors open at 3:30pm
The Big Game starts at 4:00pm

And if fierce (and occasionally humorous) competition is not enough, we also have concessions, raffle baskets, and a DJ! So please come to eat and chat and dance and cheer!

Honors Choir

Honors Choir rehearsal is after school on Monday at 3 in room 155.

Fab Lab

The final Fab Lab session 3 meeting is on Tuesday, April 2. Session 4 names will be posted soon.

Final Big Buck$ Winners

The last two March Big Buck$ winners were drawn this weekend!

Our Saturday 3/30 winner was Patricia Williams and the seller was Grace Williams.

Our Sunday 3/31 winner was Wendy Takesian and the seller was Lucas Monfette.

Thanks to all the families and friends who supported this important fundraiser for BMS!

BPL Book Sale Begins This Weekend

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale begins on Saturday, April 6 and runs through Sunday, April 14. Click here to see the Book Sale flyer.

A special preview night event on Friday, April 5 from 6-8pm for Friends members gives you access to the best stuff before the doors open to the general public!

If you buy a ticket to Symphony by the Sea at the Cabot Theatre on Sunday, May 6 you will get a complimentary Friends membership, which will also let you into the Book Sale Preview party for free! It's a fundraiser for the library's teen room renovation.  Click here for more information about Symphony by the Sea.

Evviva Cucina Fundraiser TOMORROW

Plan on not cooking tomorrow, Tuesday night, April 2 and come to Evviva Cucina at 45 Enon St. for dinner instead. A portion of proceeds of purchases made from 4pm - 10pm that night will go to Nature's Classroom!

See the attached flyer for more information. You do not need to bring the flyer with you.

It's Earth Day Month in Beverly

Earth Day is on April 22, but in Beverly it'll last the whole month of April!

See this flyer for more information, or check the calendar at GreenBeverly.com.