I hope that everyone had a relaxing and restful Spring Break. I had the opportunity to get some rest and watch my UVA Cavaliers make it through the madness with an opportunity to play in the National Championship game tomorrow night. The break has given us an opportunity to get some family time and to recharge our batteries for the last 9 weeks of school. We have 45 days of school left and our school SOL testing windown opens the second week of May. This week starts with an A Day on Monday, April 8th, 2019.
School Book Fair:
April 12th – April 19th
After School Help
Students who need additional help may stay after school with teachers to get more help. Buses are provided and leave at 5:00 PM. Tuesdays are for Math and Science, Wednesdays are for Related Arts, and Thursdays are for Social Studies and English. All students are encouraged to stay to get that more individualized instruction. We will be reaching out to you and your child if they need additional support. After school is a great time to get a concept that you didn’t get the first time around. After School will continue starting next week. If you need assistance for SOL prep, we also want you to stay after school.
If there are specific problems with your bus run, please call the main office at the school 229-8051 and report them to transportation 565-0808.
Wednesday April 10 Home vs Queens Lake 4:30
Cost of entry is $3.00.
Item Drop Off
Items that are brought to school will be sent down to your student during advisory period. We would like to limit the interruptions in the school day. If you bring something to your child, report to the main office and they will take care of getting it to them in a timely fashion.
There will be a Builders Club meeting on Wednesday April 10 at 5:30 in the Media Center. Please plan on attending if you are interested in this new club at BMS.
NJHS applications were distributed in March and are due to Mrs. Underwood by April 22. Induction ceremony will be May 6.
BMS 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Orchestras:
Spring trip to Kings Dominion Music Festival Competition –
Saturday, April 27
BMS Orchestra Spring Concert:
Thursday, May 9 at BMS (7:00PM)
Girls’ Coding Club
Girls’ Coding Club is coming to BMS in partnership with the Society of Women in Computing from William and Mary.
When: 4/10 Wednesday, 3:15-4:45 pm
Where: BMS Library
All girls welcome ~ No prior experience necessary. Sign up in the Library!
Please contact Tonia Eriksen if you have any questions.
PTA News and Events:
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2019-20 BMS PTA Board
Serving on the PTA is an outstanding way to stay connected to your child’s school. The nominating committee will present a slate of candidates for committee chair and officer positions at the April 15 PTA meeting. If you are interested in any role–small, medium, or large–please contact Lori Jacobson at email@example.com. No experience necessary–all are welcome!
We’re in search of adult volunteers to help NJHS students sell tickets during lunch on May 1, 2, and 3. Please contact Angie Whitehead if you’d like to be involved: firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th Grade Dance
Saturday, June 1, 6-9pm
Please note that the dance date was changed so that 8th graders could participate in Relay for Life on May 31.
Next PTA Meeting
Monday, April 15, 6-7pm
BMS Media Center
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