Oct 23-27, 2017 Weekly Announcements

Monday, October 16 – A Day

Tuesday, October 17 – B day 

Wednesday, October 18 – A Day

Thursday, October 19 – B Day

Friday, October 20 – A Day   ——  Early Release/No Lunch 

 

Harvest Festival – Come to our free BMS family event on Thursday, Oct. 26th, 6 PM, our 1st Harvest Festival! Costume contest, dinner, pumpkin decorating, selfie station, and more! We’ll be taping the principal to the wall to benefit the I Believe in Berkeley fundraising campaign! ($1/strip)!

I Believe in Berkeley – The I Believe in Berkeley campaign is happening now! It’s the only big fundraiser, no candles or gift wrap here! Donate today!

PTA Reflections Contest: Do you enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Within Reach,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Download submission guidelines and an entry form today or pick up an application in the media center.  Deadline extended!! Return your application by Friday, November 3, 2017. 17-18 Reflections Application

Bullying Prevention Month – In an effort to show our resistance to bullying, Berkeley Middle School is hosting a video contest. Students can create a commercial, music video, public service announcement, or anything creative and representative of Bullying Prevention. Students are asked to upload their videos to YouTube, with parental permission, and include the hashtag #BMSagainstBullies in their title. This will allow your video to be found; but also, allow our talent to be showcased to a large crowd! It is asked that all videos be submitted to YouTube by October 25th. If you cannot upload to YouTube, or have any questions, please email Jordan Canaday.

Battle of the Books – Please see Mrs. Eriksen in the Media Center to sign up for the Battle of the Books. Meetings will be held on Monday’s during advisory starting October 16, 2017.

The Bulldog General School Store will open this Thursday!!! The Bulldog General will be open during lunch every Thursday. Items on sale range from pencils, tissues, school crafts, deodorant, notebooks, and more! All items are priced at a very low amount. Bring $1 and see all the cool things you can purchase! The Bulldog General will run until the end of the school year! PARENTS: If you would like to donate items for Berkeley’s Bulldog General, please contact Mr. Jordan Canaday.

 

Theatre Fall Play at Jamestown – Monday, October 23 @7pm @ Jamestown High.  BMS Theatre and Jamestown Theatre will be presenting their fall plays. Admission is free. Requesting canned goods for local food bank.

Box Tops – Send your collected Box Tops into your student’s homeroom teacher or drop them off in the collection bin in the Main Office. The first deadline to send in Box Tops is November 3rd. Thank you!

Announcement: Turn in your box tops.

Box Tops Collection

Collect Box Tops for Education – Support our School! Remember to clip and save “Box Tops for Education” labels—each is worth 10 cents for Berkeley! Box Tops can be found on hundreds of product packages, including Ziploc, Kleenex, Cheerios, Progresso Soup, and Mott’s Applesauce.

Send your collected Box Tops into your student’s homeroom teacher or drop them off in the collection bin in the Main Office. The first deadline to send in Box Tops is November 3rd. Thank you!

Announcement: Book Fair November 6-13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be on sale for $8.99

Book Fair 11/6 to 11/13

The Book Fair will be at BMS from Nov 6th through November 11th.

Visit the online book fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/berkeleymiddleschool1

 

Early Release Schedule 10/20 & 10/27

There will be no lunch served on early release school days.

Parent pick-up will start at 12:05 PM for those who have a signed parent pick-up form on file. All other students will be released at 12:18 PM.

 

BMS Early Release Schedule

Pd 1 – 8:15- 8:53 AM

Pd 2 – 8:56-9:34 AM

Pd. 3 – 9:37-10:15 AM

Pd 4 – 10:18-10:56 AM

Pd 5 – 10:59-11:37 AM

Pd 6 – 11:40-12:18 AM

Oct. 16-20, 2017 Weekly Announcements

Monday, October 16 – B Day

Tuesday, October 17 – A day 

Wednesday, October 18 – B Day

Thursday, October 19 – A Day

Friday, October 20 – B Day   ——  Early Release 

Griffin Mentoring students: due to Fall Break at WM, we will not have mentoring services on Monday, October 16. Please remain in your classes. Your mentor will resume visits on Wednesday, October 18. See Dr. Dodson in Room 318 if you have any questions.

Griffin After school students: due to Fall Break at WM, we will not have afterschool programming on Monday, October 16. Please ride your bus home. Afterschool visits will resume on Wednesday, October 18 in Room 306. See Dr. Dodson in Room 318 if you have any questions.

PTA Reflections Contest: Do you enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Within Reach,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Download submission guidelines and an entry form today or pick up an application in the media center.  Deadline extended!! Return your application by Friday, November 3, 2017. 17-18 Reflections Application

Bullying Prevention Month – In an effort to show our resistance to bullying, Berkeley Middle School is hosting a video contest. Students can create a commercial, music video, public service announcement, or anything creative and representative of Bullying Prevention. Students are asked to upload their videos to YouTube, with parental permission, and include the hashtag #BMSagainstBullies in their title. This will allow your video to be found; but also, allow our talent to be showcased to a large crowd! It is asked that all videos be submitted to YouTube by October 25th. If you cannot upload to YouTube, or have any questions, please email Jordan Canaday.

GSA Club –  Meetings will be on Thursdays after school in room 308. Permission forms can be picked up and dropped off in the media center.

Step Team – Tryouts this week Monday through Thursday! Tryouts will begin with a meeting in Dr. Johnson’s room in the 8th-grade hall. Permission slips were due by Wednesday, October 11 to Coach Canaday. See Mr. Canaday with any questions.

Running Club – Permission slips are no longer being accepted. Boys’ running club will start on Tuesday, October 17th and girls’ running club will start on Wednesday, October 18th.

Student Council Meeting – The student council will meet on Wednesday, October 18 from 3:05 to 4:30 in room 406.

Girls Basketball – Girls interested in trying out for the girls’ basketball team should stop by Dr. Glisan’s room, 132, to pick up a schedule. The pink flyers will be hanging outside of her room.

Battle of the Books – Please see Mrs. Eriksen in the Media Center to sign up for the Battle of the Books. Meetings will be held on Monday’s during advisory starting October 16, 2017.

The Bulldog General School Store will open this Thursday!!! The Bulldog General will be open during lunch every Thursday. Items on sale range from pencils, tissues, school crafts, deodorant, notebooks, and more! All items are priced at a very low amount. Bring $1 and see all the cool things you can purchase! The Bulldog General will run until the end of the school year! PARENTS: If you would like to donate items for Berkeley’s Bulldog General, please contact Mr. Jordan Canaday.

Harvest Festival – Come to our free BMS family event on Thursday, Oct. 26th, 6 PM, our 1st Harvest Festival! Costume contest, dinner, pumpkin decorating, selfie station, and more! We’ll be taping the principal to the wall to benefit the I Believe in Berkeley fundraising campaign! ($1/strip)!

I Believe in Berkeley – The I Believe in Berkeley campaign is happening now! It’s the only big fundraiser, no candles or gift wrap here! Donate today!

Theatre Halloween Performance – Saturday, October 21 @7pm. BMS Theatre is hosting a fundraising Halloween performance. Tickets now on sale see theatre department for details.

Theatre Fall Play at Jamestown – Monday, October 23 @7pm @ Jamestown High.  BMS Theatre and Jamestown Theatre will be presenting their fall plays. Admission is free. Requesting canned goods for local food bank.

Box Tops – Send your collected Box Tops into your student’s homeroom teacher or drop them off in the collection bin in the Main Office. The first deadline to send in Box Tops is November 3rd. Thank you!

Student Store

STUDENTS: The Bulldog General School Store will open this Thursday!!! The Bulldog General will be open during lunch every Thursday. Items on sale range from pencils, tissues, school crafts, deodorant, notebooks, and more! All items are priced at a very low amount. Bring $1 and see all the cool things you can purchase! The Bulldog General will run until the end of the school year!

 

PARENTS: If you would like to donate items for Berkeley’s Bulldog General, please contact Mr. Jordan Canaday at Jordan.Canaday@wjccschools.org.”

Oct. 9-13, 2017 – Weekly Announcements

Monday, October 9 – A Day

Tuesday, October 10 – B day 

Wednesday, October 11 – A Day

Thursday, October 12 – B Day

Friday, October 13 – A Day

Griffin After School  – Meeting Monday after school in room 306. See Dr. Dodson if you have any questions.

Griffin Mentoring students: due to Fall Break at WM, we will not have mentoring services on Monday, October 16. Please remain in your classes. Your mentor will resume visits on Wednesday, October 18. See Dr. Dodson in Room 318 if you have any questions.

Griffin After school students: due to Fall Break at WM, we will not have afterschool programming on Monday, October 16. Please ride your bus home. Afterschool visits will resume on Wednesday, October 18 in Room 306. See Dr. Dodson in Room 318 if you have any questions.

PTA Reflections Contest: Do you enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Within Reach,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Download submission guidelines and an entry form today or pick up an application in the media center.  Deadline extended!! Return your application by Friday, November 3, 2017. 17-18 Reflections Application

Distinguished Gentlemen will meet this  Friday, October 13, after school. If you are interested in attending, please see Mrs. Waiters in 7th grade and Dr. Johnson in 8th grade for a permission form to stay after school.

Bullying Prevention Month – In an effort to show our resistance to bullying, Berkeley Middle School is hosting a video contest. Students can create a commercial, music video, public service announcement, or anything creative and representative of Bullying Prevention. Students are asked to upload their videos to YouTube, with parental permission, and include the hashtag #BMSagainstBullies in their title. This will allow your video to be found; but also, allow our talent to be showcased to a large crowd! It is asked that all videos be submitted to YouTube by October 25th. If you cannot upload to YouTube, or have any questions, please email Jordan Canaday.

GSA Club –  Meetings will be on Thursdays after school in room 308. Permission forms can be picked up and dropped off in the media center.

Step Team – Anyone interested in joining the step team must have a permission packet turned into Coach Canaday by Wednesday, October 11th! Wednesday will be the last day permission packets are accepted. Tryouts begin Monday through Thursday next week! All who are interested in joining are encouraged to come. Even if you do not know how to step, you are encouraged to come if you are interested. Permission packets are available on the step team bulletin board right before the entrance of the 6th-grade hall. Tryouts will begin with a meeting in Dr. Johnson’s room in the 8th-grade hall. Again, all permission packets are due Wednesday, October 11 to Coach Canaday. You can drop them off in room 631 or look for Coach Canaday at the bus loop during dismissal.

Running Club – Any students interested in participating in SHIP running clubs should come to Mrs. White’s room, 404, to get an application. All applications are due no later than Thursday, October 12th. Boys’ running club will start on Tuesday, October 17th and girls’ running club will start on Wednesday, October 18th.

Ms. Anello’s Homework Club – Meet on Tuesday after school in room 501. Please bring all your belongings and any homework you have.

Student Council Meeting – The student council will meet on Wednesday, October 18 from 3:05 to 4:30 in room 406.

Girls Basketball – Girls interested in trying out for the girls basketball team should stop by Dr. Glisan’s room, 132, to pick up a schedule. The pink flyers will be hanging outside of her room.

PEARLS Mentoring for 8th grade girls will meet this Friday the 13th. Please return your signed permission forms to Dr. Johnson in room 410 on Thursday.

Turkey Trot Design Contest – It’s time for the Turkey Trot Design Contest. Please see Mr. King in the art room for details.

Battle of the Books -Please see Mrs. Eriksen in the Media Center to sign up for the Battle of the Books. Meetings will be held on Monday’s during advisory starting October 16, 2017.

The Bulldog General School Store will open this Thursday!!! The Bulldog General will be open during lunch every Thursday. Items on sale range from pencils, tissues, school crafts, deodorant, notebooks, and more! All items are priced at a very low amount. Bring $1 and see all the cool things you can purchase! The Bulldog General will run until the end of the school year! PARENTS: If you would like to donate items for Berkeley’s Bulldog General, please contact Mr. Jordan Canaday atJordan.Canaday@wjccschools.org.”

 

 

Picture of students and author, Kwame Alexander, at the Williamsburg Regional Library

Field Trip to the Williamsburg Regional Library

Students visited the Williamsburg Regional Library on October 6, 2017, to see author, Kwame Alexander. Kwame Alexander won the 2015 Newbery Medal for his book The Crossover.