November 4, 2022
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.
BECKWITH BASKETBALL SIGN-UP
Parents are reminded that if their grade 6, 7, or 8 student is interested in trying out for basketball, then they need to complete this form.
Girls try outs will be held Nov. 9th until 4:30 p.m. and November 14th until 4:00 p.m.
Try-outs for boys in grades 6 and 7 will be held November 7th after school until 4:30 p.m. Try-outs for boys in grades 7 and 8 will be held on November 10th after school until 4:30 p.m.
DIGHTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Congratulations to all the Beckwith Middle School students whose artwork will be displayed at the 2022 Dighton Arts Festival this Sunday, November 6!
Grade Five: Patrick D’Aiello, Madison Johnson, Zoya Holowka, Jagger Xavier, Jade Lingard, Julia Cameron, Lyla Mae Kinniburgh, and Eve Ricci
Grade Six: Robert Sanford, Evan Cardoso, Logan Jodat, Rebecca Forget, Isabelle Bettencourt, Cassidy Hasenfratz, Eric Lin, Addison Bairos, Nayalie Carpenter and Tenley Ferreira
Grade Seven: Mia Fonseca, Emily Harris, Taylor Pierce, Ian Cardoso, Bryce Bouchard, Thomas Azevedo, Ariana Sypek, andCiara Peavey
Grade Eight: Mae Darowski, Allison Mandeville, Tayla Duarte, Brielle Raposo, Noelle Blais, Charlotte Marr, Isabelle Pirri, Riley Gousie, Patrick McCann and Dreyla Sequeira
The mission of this festival is to provide a place where local and regional artists and crafters can display and sell their work in a family-oriented environment that encourages artists of all ages. The greenhouses at Araujo Farms will be filled with arts, crafts, music, food, and activities for this fun-filled community event. This annual festival is sponsored by the Dighton Lions Club.
The Dighton Arts Festival takes place this Sunday, November 6 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
For more information regarding parking, a list of vendors, and additional activities please visit: dightonlionsfestivals.org
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com. The deadline is November 8, 2022.
REHOBOTH YOUTH BASKETBALL
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)
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.
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.
FEINSTEIN FOUNDATION GOLDEN TICKET WINNING NUMBERS
NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU
Please remind your children that BREAKFAST is FREE!
They can grab a breakfast on their way to homeroom!
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.
SIGN, SIGN, EVERYWHERE A SIGN…
November 6- Daylight Saving Time Ends (Turn clocks back 1 hour)
November 8 - Teacher Workshops (No School)
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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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.
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