Principal’s Newsletter, Week 29 – April 15th, 2019

WEEK OF APRIL 15th, 2019

What’s Happening?

Good Afternoon Berkeley Parents,

As we look toward the final few weeks of April, we will start our SOL boot camps after school to help students prepare for the SOL Tests that are being administered in 3 weeks. The testing window beings the second week of May and will continue through the month. We also have our block party in 2 1/2 weeks and those tickets will go on sale in 2 weeks. This week starts with an B Day on Monday, April 15th, 2019.

WJCC Parent Academy

There is still time to register for the Parent Academy: Raising Cybersmart Middle Schoolers. WJCC Middle School Counselors will explore online safety, cyberbullying myths and realities, and strategies to help your child develop a positive digital reputation. Register at wjccschools.org/parentacademy to join us this Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00pm.

School Book Fair:

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. Snacks will be provided to students who stay after school.

Transportation

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.

Sports

Monday               April 15                 Away                     @ York                                  4:30

Thursday             April 18                 Home                   vs Toano                              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.

Builders Club:

There will be a Builders Club  meeting on Tuesday April 16th at 3:15 PM in room 604. 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.

BAND/THEATER/ORCHESTRA/CHOIR

Orchestra-

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)

PTA News and Events:

Follow the PTA on Twitter (@Berkeley_PTA) and Facebook (BerkeleyMiddlePTA) for updates and events.

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 jacobson.lori@gmail.com. No experience necessary–all are welcome!

Next PTA Meeting 

Monday, April 15, 6-7pm

BMS Media Center

Bulldog Press

Watch for the April issue of The Bulldog Press to appear on the PTA website this week. It contains grade-level updates, events and opportunities.  

BMS Block Party–Friday, May 3, 3:15-6:00

Celebrate the school year with games, prizes, and outdoor fun!

Lunchtime ticket sales May 1-3. Wristbands $10 (unlimited inflatables, rock wall, karaoke). Tickets 2 for $1 (carnival games, concessions).

The Block Party Sign-Up Form is now available. Please take a look and sign up to donate and/or volunteer. For more information, view the Block Party Event Flyer.

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10)

Show your teachers you care with kind words and thank-you notes. You can also view their wish lists in the Favorite Things binder in the BMS Front Office.  

Box Tops for Education

The last Box Tops collection is May 31. Send them in to the front office, labeled with student name and homeroom teacher.

8th Grade Dance

Saturday, June 1, 6-9pm

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