BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of November 27, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

Good evening BMES Families,

This week, we will have our annual Barnes and Noble night this Thursday night at 5:30pm. Please don't forget to come and visit from 5:30-7pm. We will have special treats and a choir performance for your enjoyment.

Also, next week on Wednesday, December 7th, all 2nd and 3rd grade parents are invited to our Art and Music Showcase. All 2nd and 3rd graders will have art work on display while our chorus will put on a musical performance at 6:30pm.

Lastly, on Friday, December 9th, all families are invited to our PTA Winter Wonderland at 6pm in the BMES cafe. We can't wait to see you for the holiday celebration. This is the same day that we will have an early dismissal at 12:45pm

Have a great evening,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events at BMES

Thursday, December 1

  • Barnes and Noble Night from 5:30-7pm at Newport News Location

Wednesday, December 7

  • Art and Music Showcase at 6:30pm in the BMES Cafe (Families of 2nd, 3rd, and Chorus students)

Friday, December 9

  • PTA Winter Wonderland at 6pm in the BMES Cafe
  • Early Dismissal at 12:45pm

December 21- January 2, 2023

  • Winter Break- All schools and offices will be closed

January 3, 2023

  • Teacher Workday- Student Holiday

January 13, 2023

  • PTA Family Game Night at 6pm

January 16, 2023

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Student Holiday

BMES School Wide Events

  • On December 1, Mrs. Prats will be inviting all families to the Newport News Barnes and Noble location for a special event from 5:30-7pm. Please see the infographic below:
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BMES Art and Music Showcase

On the evening of December 7 at 6:30pm, our 4th and 5th grade chorus will also perform for our families. This performance also includes a art showcase for select 2nd and 3rd graders. Parents will receive an invitation but all families are welcome.

Storybook Character Ornaments

In other news, Mrs. Prats is seeking the opportunities for the students to showcase their art work in the form of a storybook character ornament! If you would like to participate, pick your favorite storybook character and create an ornament to resemble the character. Your ornament needs to be an original creation (no store bought characters). Our committee will judge the ornaments and choose the 3 most creative ornaments; prizes will be awarded to the top 3! We will keep the ornaments to put on our tree and send all ornaments home before the break, so you can add them to your tree. We cannot wait to see what you create! Ornaments may be brought to the library Monday, November 28- Friday, December 9th. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Prats at

BMES Parent Resources

Breakfast and Lunch

Apply for free and reduced-price meals as early as possible, using the online application or a printable form.

Lunch Menus are available at

If you need to load money into your child's lunch account, please visit MySchoolBucks.

Every Friday: we will sell ice cream for $1. The ice cream includes both dairy and non-dairy options. In order to prepare for your child to purchase ice cream, please send in money for their account or send in $1 to your child's teacher, labeled for ice cream.

Contact Us!

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.

Let's Talk

The division’s customer service tool, Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD has been expanded to include schools. Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD can be conveniently accessed on the website or through the YCSD Mobile App using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.

To access the platform, click on the “Contact Us” button or simply click the Let's Talk! pop-out tab on the division website (the green tab on the right side of your computer screen or the green button on the bottom of your mobile screen). Then, select a topic to start a conversation and the appropriate staff member will respond.

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