FWHMS Family Newsletter

Connecting Families to School - May 2021

Attendance - Parent/Guardian Calls Needed

If your child will be absent, tardy, or dismissed early, please ensure you continue to follow our typical protocol of calling the main office. This pertains to all students (hybrid and full remote).


Please let us know if absence is an illness or non-illness related.

Teachers Available for Extra Help After School on In Person Days and Virtual

All teachers are available for extra help (in person and full remote) with students for at least 30 minutes from Monday to Thursday. (*Except for the second Monday of the month due to an all staff meeting after school.) To book a day/time, please email the teacher.

Blackstone Millville Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council


The Blackstone Millville Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council will hold its Annual Election of Officers on May 24th. The Virtual Meeting will take place from 6-7PM. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email Jennifer at jhernandez@bmrsd.net or contact the Office of Learner Support Services at 508-876-0142. The Special Education Parent Advisory Council is open to parents of children with disabilities as well as interested parties.

Mrs. Rose’s 7th Grade Pre-Algebra Classes

What a busy month ahead! In class, students will continue working in a unit on Proportional Relationships including ratios, proportions, rates, unit rates, and how to find a better buy when shopping, and finding a constant of proportionality. They should be a big help if they go grocery shopping with you! We have done many real life word problems including how to be careful giving medicine to a pet when it is administered based on a ratio. During this month, progress reports will be given out, STAR Testing will take place, and the MCAS test will be given on May 25th. I have encouraged students to review or explore any topic in IXL for practice on current, past, or future skills. Thank you for keeping your child supplied with pencils, expo markers, and a notebook and folder and for any encouragement you give them! It has been exciting to get students back into school full time. Wishing all families a very happy and healthy Spring.


Grade 7 Science - Ms. Solari

The students have been exploring the concepts of thermal energy, heat transfer and density. They have participated and observed many demonstrations and hands-on activities to see how heat energy moves from one area to another. Shortly, they are going to be using their new-found knowledge and understanding to design, build and test a travel mug which can keep hot liquids warm as long as possible. Students will need to bring in some materials (mostly from the recycle bin) to build their mugs. Please review the attached list to see what you can donate to the class materials. Thank you. You can also explore the topic further by visiting some of these resources.


If your child needs some extra help, I stay after most days of the week. My after school schedule is posted daily on our class agendas. It normally runs from 2:20-3:15. If you want to arrange for your child to stay after, please email me.

Art News - Art in the Valley Expo - See Our Students' Work

Did you know that Art in the Valley is online this year? Please make sure to visit the Art In The Valley online art exhibit! The Blackstone-Millville gallery features artworks by 15 of our Middle School students and shows the wide variety of concepts and projects that have added to their creative skills this year. To visit the exhibition, simply go to https://www.bveducationfoundation.org/ and click on "Art in the Valley". Then, click on the "Blackstone-Millville" gallery to view our students' artworks!

Spanish GEM

One of the Spanish GEM class 8th grade learned about the festival of flowers in Colombia and the Silletas. They created their own silleta.

Spanish GEM- Cinco De Mayo Hats

Math Resources

We are in the final push to finish the year strong! Below you will find math resources to assist you and your student in the final weeks of the school year. These resources focus on the remaining math topics which will be taught in the final few months of school. You will find resources for each grade level. While this list is not exhaustive, we hope it will give your student a starting point for additional support if needed. Remember, Chargers come fully Charged!


Click here to access the resources.

Strategies for Returning to School - from Support Staff

News from the School Nurse

COVID19 Protocols

If your child has any symptoms on the COVID-19 checklist, please keep them home and call the main office.


Physicals

In order for me to maintain up to date health records, whenever your child has a physical exam by his/her doctor please make sure that I get a copy of the exam and immunization record.


Thank You

I want to take this time to thank you for your diligence in monitoring your children and keeping them home from school when they are sick, letting the school know when they are sick, following advice to get them tested for COVID, and following return to school guidelines after testing, travel or close contact. I would really appreciate it if you continue to persevere and be diligent in your efforts to help keep all of our students, staff and school families as safe and healthy as possible. Please let me know if there are ways I can support you in doing this.


Sincerely,

Sue Wiegers BSN, RN, NCSN

School Nurse

Student Assignments/Teacher Websites

On our school website,. under student assignments are details for all major graded work for students and families to know what was assigned by your child's teacher. All work will be graded as usual. We are not using credit/no credit.


Teachers update the grades in the parent portal on a bi-weekly basis. They also add comments as needed. Please use this information and the new teacher websites to know and track what work your child must complete.


Click here to see the new site.

PTO News

Yearbook, yearbook, yearbook!!!

Yearbooks are still on sale! The yearbook is a 60 page, hardcover, full color book! Purchase price is $40.00. Click here to order your yearbook now!!!


Celebrating our 8th Graders

STUCO is putting together a farewell video that will be shown to the 8th graders during the last week of school. Please send photos of your student and their friends for the video! Also send any baby photos, photos of activities you participated in and any other memories you would like to share! Photos are needed no later than June 1st! Photos can be emailed to bmignanelli@bmrsd.net


Just a reminder that 8th Grade T-Shirts are now on sale for $10.00. The T-shirts will have all of our 8th Grade students' signatures on the back.


To order a T-Shirt, click here.


8th Grade Celebration

Our 8th Grade Celebration will take place on June 16th, during the school day (remote students will be invited.) The students have voted on a theme, and we will reveal it at the end of this week! Stay tuned!


Roast House Fundraiser

The PTO is supporting a local treasure and having a Fundraising night at The Roast House on Tuesday May 18th. Flyers for the event will be handed out at school and shared on social media.


Any questions, please email me at stasker@bmrsd.net

Sara Tasker

PTO President

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 11th

  • Progress Reports in Family Portal

Thursday, May 13th

  • BMRHS Course Selection for 8th graders

Tuesday, May 18th

  • MCAS Civics Pilot Test - Grade 8 only

Wednesday, May 19th

  • Half Day - 11 am dismissal

Thursday, May 20th

  • MCAS ELA - All Grades

Tuesday, May 25th

  • MCAS Math - All Grades

Wednesday, May 26th

  • MCAS Science and Technology - Grade 8 Only


June Events

Thursday, June 3rd

  • 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Virtual Step-Up Day for Incoming 6th Graders
  • 6 pm - Virtual Family Information Session for Incoming 6th Graders

Wednesday, June 9th

  • Half Day - 11 am dismissal

Monday, June 14th

  • Hartnett Awards - by teams (families and teams with full remote students - virtual)

Wednesday, June 16th

  • 8th Grade Celebration Event

Thursday, June 17th

  • 8th Grade Celebration Event - Rain Date

Friday, June 18th

  • Last Day of School

School Lunch and Breakfast - Free for the ENTIRE School Year

Don't forget all students can have free breakfast and lunch every in-person day. We also have food pick up on Wednesdays from 11 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 5 pm.

School-wide Ongoing Fundraisers

Amazon - Please click here to shop on Amazon.com. A small percentage of what you purchase will go to the Hartnett Middle School PTO to help support field trips, assemblies, special events, and after school programming. It is the same Amazon.com you may use, with a small percentage supporting middle school students.

FWHMS Communication and Happenings

School website (https://www.bmrsd.net/o/fwhms)

Our website is the main hub of information. The following is key information you will find:

  • Daily Intercom Announcements
  • Monthly School Calendar
  • Homework Page
  • Monthly Family Newsletter Links
  • After-school Program Information/Registration
  • BMR Athletes Information/Registration Details
  • Staff names and emails


OneCall will be used in the following ways:

Robocalls

For Emergency only - such as unplanned early dismissals or information on an emergency in the building. They will be sent after 3:30 pm and end before 8 pm.


Roboemails - On Tuesdays and Fridays only (as needed)

For standard communication - such as portal access to progress reports, report card distribution, the monthly newsletter release, registration information for sports/after-school clubs, field trip information, and other information as needed. The emails may be by whole school or by grade level depending on the communication needs.


Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

We use all our social media to share special happenings after they have happened so that families can see what we are doing. You can find us on all platforms at @fwhms2003

Community, Achievement, Respect & Civility

"A District of One - 2,000 Strong!"


It is the policy of the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, homelessness, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, foster care, or military status in its educational programs, services, activities, or employment practices; as defined and required by state and federal laws. Inquiries concerning the District’s compliance with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to Dr. Janis Laporte at 508-876-0190 or jlaporte@bmrsd.net.