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Thursday, June 20, 2019

8 Reasons to Read This Summer

Ms. Woznick is writing a series of articles about summer reading. The first one "8 Reasons to Read This Summer" is now available on the summer reading blog at https://beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/

Students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 are required to:
  • Read one book from one of the provided lists
  • Produce a response piece to demonstrate that they have read the book to turn in in September.
  • Read a graphic novel of their own choosing. There is no response piece requirement for this book.
All students are strongly encouraged to read much more over the summer, but the above listed items are the only requirements.

Students entering grade 5 do not have a summer reading requirement, but are expected to read regularly over the summer.

Summer Math Work

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com.

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

Note: The link to grade 6 information on this page has now been fixed!

YMCA Teen Event Saturday

Come to the McPherson Teen Center for basketball, wiffle ball, art activities, food trucks, and live music this Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 1pm.

See this flyer for more information or email Julie Greene at greenej@northshoreymca.com.

Summer Office Hours

Starting on July 1, the summer hours for the Beverly Middle School office will be Tuesday through Friday from 7:15 am to 4:30 pm. The building is closed on Mondays in summer and on Thursday, July 4.

4th Annual Beverly Relays Tomorrow at 6:30

The 4th Annual Beverly Relays will be held at 6:30 on Friday, June 21 at BHS. This is an all-ages event that raises money for the BHS Track and Cross Country Boosters as well as Christine Patrick's Chiari Medical Fund.

See this flyer for more information about the event and registration.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

YMCA Teen Event Saturday 6/22

Come to the McPherson Teen Center for basketball, wiffle ball, art activities, food trucks, and live music this Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 1pm.

See this flyer for more information or email Julie Greene at greenej@northshoreymca.com.

Important Survey - Please complete

We have started the scheduling process 2019-2020 school year. An email was recently sent through our ASPEN system asking families to respond to a grade level survey choosing classes such as band, chorus, and strings.

In addition, the vast majority of grade 7 students will be enrolled in Foreign Language, therefore will need to request either a French or Spanish. Grade 7 families who do not respond will be randomly placed into a Foreign Language class.

Summer Reading Website

We have one-stop shopping for all summer reading information at this website: https://beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/

Regular updates will be posted to the summer reading blog and to Homeward Bound in the coming weeks, with information about how you can best support your child's reading.

Summer Math Directions

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com.

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

BPL Summer Reading Kickoff Tomorrow

The Beverly Public Library kicks off its summer reading program on tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Kids, teens AND adults can sign up for "A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Program, pick up a summer reading packet and schedule of summer events. Everyone can earn prizes!

For more information, go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/summer-reading/

Summer Food Program

Do you need extra food this summer while your kids are out of school?

You can sign up for the Summer Food Program to get food at the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry every week this summer, from June 17 to August 30. All Beverly and Manchester families with school age children (K-12) are eligible.

See this flyer for more information or call Beverly Bootstraps at 978-927-1561.

Playground Program Begins July 1

The Beverly Rec. Department Playground Program starts July 1 and continues through August 23!
  • For ages 6-12
  • From 8:30 am to noon each weekday at many locations through the city.
  • Lunch will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at selected locations, and Lunch will also be served at BHS Monday-Friday from 11:15am-Noon.
  • Thursdays are special event days at Lynch Park
Afternoon Park is at Cove Playground on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 1-4:00PM

Grade 5 Open Houses

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School in August that's just for you and your child!

  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from Centerville, Cove, or North Beverly elementary schools should plan to attend on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • If you are new to Beverly Public Schools - welcome! You may attend either day.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Register Now for BMS Fall Sports

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level, you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Summer Math

Dear Parents and Students:

Summer work, such as math packets and novel reading, can be useful in achieving grade-level mastery and “bridging” the gap between school years. We believe that any assigned summer work should be appropriate and purposeful.

These summer math packets and directions were developed to provide students an opportunity to review grade level math objectives and to improve math performance. We hope this helps to build anticipation for new learning and give students confidence in their abilities so that they are well prepared for the next level of math.

Entering 5th Grade
This packet will help ease the transition and help reinforce skills that are needed prior to the start of fifth grade to ensure future success. Download the packet here. We are also providing the answer key, so that student progress can be monitored throughout the summer.

Entering 6th and 7th grade - IXL Practice
This practice can help ease the transition and help reinforce skills that are needed prior to the start of seventh grade to ensure future success. This is an optional assignment, so it will not be counted as a grade. Go to IXL.com and enter Username: First initial, last name rcann@beverly (some students may have a 1 or 2 after their name---rcann1@beverly) and Password: First name in lowercase letters
Entering 8th grade - REQUIRED packet
The attached grade 8 math packet is a set of problems all students entering grade eight are REQUIRED to complete as a way to assist in transitioning to eighth grade. You should plan to do one topic a week for 6 weeks of summer break. These packets are due on Wednesday, September 4, the second day back at school.

Math Department
BMS Middle School

BPL Summer Reading Kickoff Wednesday Night

The Beverly Public Library kicks off its summer reading program on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Kids, teens AND adults can sign up for "A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Program, pick up a summer reading packet and schedule of summer events. Everyone can earn prizes!

For more information, go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/summer-reading/

Summer Reading

Entering grades 6 - 7 - 8
We are asking all students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 to read TWO books this summer.
  • One book should be from the lists we provide (unless a student has received other instructions from a teacher)
  • One book should be a graphic novel of the student's choosing.
Students should create ONE response piece after reading the book selected from the summer reading list. There are a number of different choices for response pieces. There is no assignment connected with the graphic novel; students will simply record the title and author and may be asked one or two brief questions about the book in September.

This year, in order to give students broader choices, the BMS and BHS book lists are labeled as "recommended" for grades 5 and up, grades 7 and up or grades 9 and up. Students at either school may select a book off of any one of these three listsHowever, parents and students should be aware that some subject matter or reading levels from lists that are higher than what is recommended for a student's grade may or may not be appropriate, depending on the child.  Keep in mind that books that are on lower grade reading lists are not necessarily "easier." We encourage you to be an active participant in your child's summer reading selection -- consider reading the book with your child or listening to an audiobook as a family, perhaps on a car trip this summer!

Entering Grade 5
There is no summer reading requirement or assignment for students entering grade 5. They are strongly encouraged to read off the list recommended for grades 5 and up and/or the public library list, and to participate in the Beverly Public Library summer reading program in the children's room.

Information about summer reading is posted at https://beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/ and will be updated regularly.

1:00 Early Release Time Today

Today, Monday, June 17 is the last day of school for students in grades 5, 6, and 7.

Students will be released early at 1:00 pm.

Lunch will not be served and there is no late bus.

The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is on Tuesday, September 3. Click here to view the school year calendar.

Have a great summer!

Lost & Found

Please have your child check the lost and found outside the library, or come by yourself.

All items left here will be donated to charity early this week.