Friday Notes

November 19, 2021

We will not publish Friday Notes next week, due to the Thanksgiving recess. We, the faculty and staff of the school, are thankful each and every day for your children and the joy they bring us: we love our BJAMS families! Happy Thanksgiving!

Whole-School Dress Down Days

Staff and students may enjoy not one, but TWO dress down days on Monday and Tuesday of next week. While we are thankful for school uniforms, we are also thankful for a break once in awhile!

4th Grade Names a Plow - SNOWBEGONE KENOBI

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Basketball Update

This season, Coach Buczek will offer skills and drills opportunities for our upper school students in grades 5-8. We will not compete with local teams. The program will run 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm, December 6 through February 11. Pre-registration is not required; players may drop in on their designated day:
  • Mondays: Fifth grade
  • Wednesdays: Sixth grade
  • Thursdays: Seventh grade
  • Fridays: Eighth grade

Players should bring a change of clothes and a refillable water bottle.

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Substitue Plea

Do you love kids, the energy of a bustling school, and laughing and smiling all day long? If you answered yes to those questions, have we got a great gig for you! We are in desperate need of substitute teachers! Please reach out to Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Nordenson if you're interested in learning more. We hope to hear from you!

Wreath Pick-up this Sunday

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Midterms and Final Exams Update

After much consideration and discussion, the upper school will not administer midterm and final exams this academic year. Grades 1-8 will still participate in our annual standardized tests in the spring.

Come light up the night with us

Did you enjoy last year's holiday event? Are you new to BJAMS and looking to contribute in a fun and creative way?

Come join the planning committee for this year's

BJAMS Light Up the Night festivities!

WHEN: Saturday, November 20th at 10:30am

WHERE: BJAMS outdoors

This will be a short and informal meeting to get things off the ground and brainstorm for a bit.

You may direct questions and RSVP to Rachael Grant at or just show up.

We look forward to seeing you, and we're excited to see this year's event take shape with your help!

Christmas with The Chosen

What better way to put us all in the right mind frame for this Christmas Season than a movie celebrating the birth of our Savior! On December 1 and 2, the Essex Cinema will be showcasing A Christmas Special by The Chosen. Missy Semprebon (Olivia, grade 5) has purchased 10 adult and 10 children tickets to the 7:00 pm showing on Thursday, December 2nd and would love to take a group, if anyone is interested.

Here is some information about the series The Chosen, which has put this special together. It is a free series that is available as an app on all devices. It will be a 8 season series and they have currently released 2 seasons with 8 episodes each. It is an amazing series that has caused Missy to dive deeper into her bible. It makes Jesus and the disciples so real and authentic. The creators are driven to be biblically and historically accurate.

If you are interested please reach out to Missy and she would be so happy to answer any questions or reserve a ticket for you. They were $12.50 for adults and $10.00 for children. Missy is happy to donate them, but if you are interested in reimbursing Missy, she will donate any money received to a local food bank for the holiday season.

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It's not too late to lend a helping hand or cheer at the Turkey Trot tomorrow. Please contact Michelle Tomlinson to see where you can pitch in.
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Craft Club'ers made loads of cards!

Giving Tuesday 2021

What is Giving Tuesday? On the global scale, it's a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity. On the local level, you can think of it as a way of directing your donation dollars to something - in this case, BJAMS - that hits close to your heart and home.

This year, when you're planning where you would like to direct your charitable contributions, please consider supporting the BJAMS Playground Project.

To learn more, contact Michelle Tomlinson at

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ASP Corner

Here's a peek at cupcake decorating this week:

Last Chance to Learn to Sew

* The last class will be held on Dec. 2 *

ASP registration is required to participate in the Learn to Sew classes (regular ASP fees apply).

Please send a separate email to Michelle Tomlinson to sign up for this special offering.

Coming Up Next

November 19 - Trimester I ends

November 20 - Unstuffed 5K

November 24-26 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 3 - Report Cards

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