Beckwith Bulletin

November 10, 2022

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ABSENCE PROCEDURE

As a reminder, if your child will be absent from school for any reason, then please call the school (508-252-5080), press 1 for the 24/7 Absence Line, and leave a message that states the name of your child and why they will be absent. As an alternative, you can speak to Cathy Mondor, the school nurse (extension 4007). The school will call you if you don't speak with the nurse or leave a message on the Absence Line by 8:30 a.m. Please be sure to contact the school each day your child is absent, unless you have notified us that it will be an extended absence.


Also, please note that "Absences shall be considered excessive when students accumulate more than seven (7) full day unexcused absences or fourteen (14) half-day unexcused absences in a period of six (6) months. Students with excessive absences may be considered habitually truant." For more information about attendance and excessive absences, please see page 13 and 14 of the Student Handbook.

PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED

Portrait of a Graduate: We are looking for students, family, and faculty/staff volunteers to join a Portrait of a Graduate creation committee.

What: We are working to create a “Portrait of a Graduate'' (PoG) for the Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District. A Portrait of a Graduate acts as a North Star to help families, students, community members, faculty, staff, and administrators stay focused on what we want all Dighton Rehoboth students to know and be able to do when they graduate after a PK - 12+ journey. The committee we are forming will work with DRRSD leaders, as well as coaches from Great Schools Partnership, to help to shepherd the process of creating the Portrait of a Graduate using feedback from across our community. This will be the springboard to strategic planning during the 2023-2024 school year.

Who? You! We are working to ensure we have community, student, and faculty/staff voice on the PoG committee.

When? We are hoping to launch this team by the end of November or beginning of December, and we will engage in the process of creating the PoG throughout the 2022-23 school year, culminating in the introduction of the PoG as a districtwide vision and tool for the 2023-24 school year.

How do I get involved? Just send an email with the subject: Portrait of a Graduate to Michele D. Blackburn, mdblackburn@drregional.org. The deadline is November 8, 2022.

WE ARE DR BRANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED

Our Career & Technical Education (CTE) Marketing class at DRRHS is working with stakeholders on the ways we can "build our brand" as a district. We also want feedback on communication. Committee members' input will be very helpful in this regard. In addition, it helps our Marketing students obtain relevant experience in working with consumers. To join in on this work, please email our Marketing teacher, Laurene Plourde, lplourde@drregional.org. The deadline is November 8, 2022.

UPDATE INFORMATION IN ASPEN

DR uses Apptegy to communicate to parents/guardians about snow, emergencies, unexpected circumstances, etc. Please note that Apptegy pulls phone numbers and emails from the Aspen Information System, so it is imperative that you make sure your emails and phone numbers are accurate in Aspen so you get the alerts sent from Apptegy.


To access the Aspen Information System Parent Portal to check to see if your emails and phone numbers are accurate, please click on the Aspen icon to the right.

UPDATED BUS ROUTES

Click below for the updated bus routes.


Updated BMS AM Bus Route


Updated BMS PM Bus Route

STEM CLUB

Calling ALL Inventors….


Do you see a problem that you would like to try and fix?

Do you have a solution in mind and need a way to share your great idea?

Are you ready to put your creativity and imagination to work to help others?


Beckwith Middle School is looking for you to join the STEM Club as we participate in the 2023 Massachusetts Invention Convention, a part of Invention Convention Worldwide.


Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education program that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship for life.


The program at Beckwith is open to all students in grades 6, 7 & 8 and there is no cost to join. STEM Club will run during the months of Dec., Jan., and Feb. In mid February (date to be determined) all participants will present the problem they identified and their solution to a select panel of judges from the district. The top qualifying individuals, or teams, will move on to the State Competition and possibly to the National and Global Events as well.


2022 was our first year entering the competition and 6th grader Evelyn Cooper won our local event and went on to the Virtual Massachusetts Championship. Out of 58 middle school entries Evelyn finished just out of the top 3 and brought home an Honorable Mention.


We will have an informational meeting for all interested students on Wed. November 30th, 2022 after school until 3:30 PM. I will go over the schedule and the expectations. Bring your questions and your ideas.


Mr. Kenny

mkenny@drregional.org


PTSA SKI CLUB

When? Program runs for 6 weeks, beginning Friday, January 6, 2023

Where? -A coach bus picks students up from Beckwith at 2:30 p.m. and transport them to Wachusett Mountain

-Bus arrives back to BMS at approximately 10:00 pm. (Parents are sent a Remind text to give them an ETA of bus arrival each week)

How much? -Cost is approximately $343 total ($200 for busing and $143 for a Wachusett lift ticket) Rentals ($108) and lessons ($89) can be purchased at an additional cost

Who? -Any 6th-8th Beckwith student can participate (grade 5 students will be accepted if a parent or older sibling participates)

Beginner skiers/snowboarders are welcome and encouraged to join however, they are required to take lessons

* 40 participants need to have signed up and paid for bus ($200) by Tuesday, November 8th or the program will not run**


Payment Options (Bus)

  1. Check made out to Rehoboth PTSA. Child can bring it to Mrs. Lynch in room 216 or give it to the office to put in her mailbox.

  2. Cash (drop off at BMS front office in an envelope with your child's name, grade, and PTSA Ski & Board Blub c/o Mrs. Lynch)

Don’t send your child with cash to school!


Deadline to sign up for Wachusett will be Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Once we have 40 participants signed up and paid for the bus we will release Wachusett sign up information.

REHOBOTH YOUTH BASKETBALL

If your child is interested in signing up for youth basketball, then please click below.

DIGHTON-REHOBOTH YOUTH LACROSSE WINTER CLINIC

If your child is interested in signing up for the lacrosse clinic, then please click below.

FEINSTEIN FOUNDATION GOLDEN TICKET WINNING NUMBERS

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NO LUNCH - EARLY RELEASE DAYS

Please be advised that we will no longer be serving lunch on early release days. The next early release day will be on November 23rd.

WHITSON'S - KITCHEN HELP

Whitson's is looking for per diem kitchen help. If you are interested in applying then please access the .pdf below.

NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU

Please remind your children that BREAKFAST is FREE!

They can grab a breakfast on their way to homeroom!

MYSCHOOLBUCKS INFORMATION

Please click here for more information on MySchoolBucks.


Account payments can be made through MySchoolBucks.com using a debit/credit card or checks at all cafeteria registers. Please make checks payable to “Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District” and include your student’s full name in the memo line.


School meals, both breakfast and lunch, are once again free (see below); however, all students must use the point of sale system to obtain a free lunch. Please encourage your child to remember their lunch pin number because it helps to move along the lunch lines. If a student forgets their pin, then the cafeteria workers need to look it up and this stalls the lunch line.


Students will need to pay for snacks not included with the free meal and this is the reason why a parent would want to put money on their child's account.

IMPORTANT DATES

2022-2023 School District Calendar


November 11 - Veteran's Day (No School)

November 17 - PTSA Meeting (6:30 p.m. at PRES)

November 23 - Early Release Day (11:45 a.m. dismissal)

November 24-25 - Thanksgiving Recess




Click the Rehoboth PTSA banner below for news and information from the PTSA

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DID YOU KNOW?

Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok all have parent controls available. We encourage you to look into what you can do to help your children stay safe on social media. Read this article about Snapchat's newly released Family Center to get started!

Click the #WeAreDR photo above to link to the school district's Facebook page

Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School

The mission of the Dighton-Rehoboth middle schools, in collaboration with parents and the community, is to develop the whole child and to provide students with the knowledge, skills, global education, technology, and social responsibility to become contributing citizens and life-long learners in our ever-changing world.


Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected group

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." — George Eliot