Principal’s Newsletter Week 30, April 22nd 2019

WEEK OF APRIL 22nd, 2019

What’s Happening?

Good Afternoon Berkeley Parents,

I hope you had a Happy Easter.  SOL Testing is right around the corner is approaching in 2 weeks. We are asking any students who need help to stay after this week and for the next few weeks leading up to SOL Testing.  This week starts with an A Day on Monday, April 22nd, 2019.

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 and water will be provided to students who stay after school.

Sports- Baseball and Softball

Tuesday               April 23                 Away                     @ New Kent                       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.


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:

Kings Dominion 6th Grade Orchestra rehearsal – Thursday, April 25 from 3:15-4:20pm

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 No experience necessary–all are welcome!

Next PTA Meeting 

Monday, May 20th, 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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