Principal’s Newsletter Week 34 May 20th, 2019

WEEK OF MAY 20th, 2019

What’s Happening?

Good Afternoon Berkeley Parents,

18 Days of school left and we are now into our second week of SOL Testing. Last week, we tested for reading and geometry and this week, we begin Math for all students and Civics for 8th grade. There is additional news on the stepping up program, the exceptional games, and the 8th grade end of the year dance.  This week starts with an A Day on Monday, May 20th, 2019.

SOL Tests this week:

May 21- Math 6 and Algebra 1 for 7th graders

May 22- Math 7 and Algebra 1 for 8th graders

May 23- Civics

You should have received a letter with your student. The letter allows your student permission to take an expedited retake if they  score between 375-399. Please make sure you return this letter so that your student will be set to retest if needed.

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.

8th Grade Stepping Up

The 8th grade stepping up program will be held on Monday, June 10th at 6:00 PM. Students should plan to arrive at JHS at 5:30 PM. Students will get tickets during the week of June 3rd in their homeroom classes. Each student will receive 4 tickets for family and guests. We encourage those students who will not use their entire allotment of tickets to give them to friends that may need additional. If there is a need for additional tickets, please email the principal with the request. Seating is limited based on capacity and additional tickets are not guaranteed. Students who receive disciplinary action leading up to this event will lose the privilege of attending this event.

8th grade Dance

The 8th grade dance will be held Saturday, June 1st from 6:00- 9:00 PM at Berkeley Middle School. Attire is semi- formal. Tickets are 10$ and will be sold during lunch periods the week of May 27th. All tickets must be purchased at school and there will be no tickets sold at the door. Students who receive any disciplinary action over the next 2 weeks of school will lose the opportunity to attend this event. Only 8th grade BMS students may attend this event!

The Exceptional Games

The Exceptional games will be held at Jamestown High School on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 from 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM.

JHS Flight night

Parents of Jamestown Students, you are invited to the JHS Flight night on May 29th, at 6:00 PM.  You will be able to learn about the culture at JHS. You will have an opportunity to ask current JHS students and staff questions after the presentation. You will also have the opportunity to join the JHS Parent FLIGHT Crew. 

Message from the Clinic

Please stop by the clinic no later than June 11th, to pick up your student’s leftover medication. It cannot be stored over the summer.  As the Medication Consent Form states, medication leftover at the end of the school year should be picked up by a parent or guardian.  After June 11th, the nurse will dispose of the remaining medication.

Student Laptop collection:

Collection will take place in the Tech Training Room on the following dates:

8th Grade Tuesday, June 4
7th Grade Wednesday, June 5
6th Grade Thursday, June 6
Make-ups Friday, June 7

6th and 7th grade students will need to keep and hold onto their computer bags until next fall while 8th grade students will turn in their computer bag with their computer.

Band News:

May 30th 6-8PM Solo Festival

June 4th 6:30PM Jazz Band and 7th Grade Guitar Concert

PTA News and Events:

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

Next PTA Meeting 

Monday, May 20, 6-7pm

BMS Media Center

Bulldog Press

Read the April issue of The Bulldog Press on the PTA website. It contains grade-level updates, events and opportunities.  

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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