Principal’s Newsletter Week 35, May 28th 2019

WEEK OF MAY 28th, 2019

What’s Happening?

Good Afternoon Berkeley Parents,

The countdown is on and we have 13 days of school left in the 2018-2019 school year. SOL Testing is done for most of our students with the exception being Science for 8th grade students. We still have some makeups and expedited retakes coming up as well.   This week starts with an B Day on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019.

SOL Tests this week:

May 29- Science 8th grade

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 this 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:

8th Grade Dance

Saturday, June 1, 6-9pm

This event is a special opportunity for our 8th graders as they bid farewell to Berkeley and step up to high school. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold in the cafeteria during 8th grade lunch May 28-31st. The dance theme is Movie Night: Hollywood Style, and our dance committee is rolling out the red carpet: food and beverages, door prizes, DJ and dancing, photo booth, candy buffet, and more!  Check out the 8th Grade Dance Sign Up to see where you can VOLUNTEER or DONATE. You can even sign up to be one of the “paparazzi”, snapping pics of these 8th grade stars as they arrive for their big night!

Next PTA Meeting 

NEW DATE: Monday, June 3, 6-7pm

BMS Media Center

2019-20 PTA Officers Elected

President — Lori Jacobson

Vice President — Vickie Sanchez

Treasurer — Ashley Russell

Secretary — Cou Klugh

A big thanks to these officers and all the committee chairs who have stepped up for another great year on the PTA. If you’d like to be more involved next year, please contact Lori Jacobson ( We are still in need of a Newsletter Chair, 8th Grade Dance Co-Chairs, and someone to shadow and support our Treasurer.

Bulldog Press

The deadline for the June issue of The Bulldog Press is Monday, May 27.   

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.

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

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