Byam Newsletter

February 4, 2022

Message from Principal Fredette and AP Dolan

Dear Byam Families,


We hope everyone stayed safe and warm during the storm and school cancellation. Our weather has certainly been up and down and if Groundhog Day was any indication, we will be in for more of the same. Please remember to have students bring in attire that is appropriate for outdoor play as we will always try to get out when possible. This week we celebrated 2/2/22 with a Tutu, Tie and Mix up Shoe day. Students and staff had fun dressing in an unconventional way. Our plan was to unveil the next all school incentive on Friday. Our students have worked so hard demonstrating their 3 Rs be being Respectful, Responsible and Ready and our the Roars have hit the 2/3 goal amount. Next Friday they will have earned a sledding and fun in the snow day. Keep this a secret so we can announce it on Monday but you'll be receiving additional information this week on this incentive day.


Best,

Jason and Betsy

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Early Release Day

On Wednesday, February 9 there will be a district early release day for professional development. Byam's dismissal is at 11:45 am and we ask that if there is any change in transportation from a typical Wednesday you please inform us.

COVID Kits

On Monday we will be distributing the home COVID test kits for those who had registered by January 28. These test kits will go home in students' backpacks so please be on the lookout for them. Sign up for this program is on a rolling basis. There are a number of district changes beginning on Monday regarding health and safety. Please be sure to read Dr. Lang's communication below for details. Information pertaining to test kits, contact tracing, test and stay and other covid related topics are included.

Next Covid Vaccine Clinic for 5-11 year olds

Dear Parents and Guardians,


The COVID Vaccine Clinic will be offered to all students ages 5 years to 11years old on Wednesday Feb. 9, 2022. We are partnering with Remedium Pharmacy in N. Chelmsford.


Remedium Pharmacy will be on site at Chelmsford High School ( in the cafeteria ) at 200 Richardson Rd. on Wednesday February 9, 2022, from 3:00pm-6:00pm. (Reminder Feb 9th is an early release day) The clinic is open to all Chelmsford residents ages 5 years to 11 years old!

The 2nd dose COVID Vaccine clinic will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Chelmsford High School (in the cafeteria). Remedium Pharmacy will send out a reminder email to parents/guardians.


For the 2nd dose clinic on March 2nd, your appointment time will be the SAME TIME as your first dose appointment selected on February 9th.

We are happy to have our special furry friends from She's A Keeper Therapy Animal Program to visit with our students during this event! 🐶🐾🐾🐶

To register:

  1. Go to www.RemediumRx.net
  2. Click the purple button in the middle of the page that reads "Chelmsford Ages 5-11 COVID Vaccine Clinic 2/9/22".
  3. This will bring you to a screen that has Chelmsford. If you have more than one child, please register and sign consent for each child.
  1. Enter the access code- Chelmsford
  2. Select the appointment time slot and click submit and sign up at the bottom of the page.
  3. Enter your child's demographic information and click Sign up Now.
  4. Please note:
  • A parent/guardian must accompany their child to the vaccine clinic.
  • Please have your child wear a short-sleeved shirt
  • Please bring a copy of your insurance card, however no child will be denied a vaccine for lack of insurance.
  • It is recommended that individuals hydrate on the day of the vaccine!
  • Students will be observed for 15 minutes after the vaccine is administered.
  • Side effects may be experienced after getting the vaccine; these are normal signs that your body is building protection against COVID-19
  • The most common side effects are: pain at the injection site, headache, fatigue, muscle ache, fever, chills, nausea.

We strongly encourage all eligible individuals to receive the vaccine- THANK YOU to our families and students for getting vaccinated. We are grateful for your commitment to protect our students against COVID-19 and for helping to keep our school community safe! Please feel free to reach out with any questions.



Best,

Peggy


Peggy Gump, M.Ed BSN RN
Coordinator of Nursing Services
Chelmsford Public Schools

200 Richardson Road
N. Chelmsford, MA 01863
978-341-5521

gumpp@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Building Traffic

With winter firmly here and piles of snow throughout the school grounds, our parking and driveways get congested. Please be overly cautious when driving during arrival and dismissal. It is important to follow all traffic patterns and adhere to speed limits as navigating the driveway is currently tighter than usual. Please keep clear of parking over our crosswalk between our main building and our fourth grade modular building during drop-off and pick-up wait times so staff and students can cross safely.
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Chelmsford/Byam Spirit Day!

Due to school closing Friday Feb 4th, We'll reschedule our Chelmsford/Byam, Maroon and/or white spirit gear day for Friday Feb 11th.

Upcoming Dates

  • February 9- 100th Day of School!
  • February 9- Early Release Day
  • February 9- BSA Meeting
  • February 14-18th Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • February 21-25- February Break

BSA NEWS AND UPDATES

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY:

Random Act of Kindness Day is coming up and although this isn't exactly random, the BSA would like to ask for help from the Byam Community to help us show some extra kindness towards Mr. Romac, our amazing custodian that helped us get through the terrible sickness in December, and Nurse Regan for all her hard work this year. To help the BSA, we would love to encourage families to send in notes of appreciation to the office that the BSA will include in a special treat basket that will be brought in for them on February 17, 2022. All notes must be sent to the office by February 11.

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VIRTUAL BANDINGO IS BACK!

Join us February 16th at 6:30PM from the comfort of your own home! This event is always a hit with the kids AND parents! Family fun full of dancing, music, and prizes! To register please use the link below, spaces are limited. Any questions email the BSA at: bsa.chelmsford@gmail.com Bandingo SignUp: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSF4BnlawZ5y-iV5dFjkV7oYQm_39OuyzRo40oZrklbx1qPg/viewform?usp=sf_link



Don't forget to send your Bandingo payment via Paypal after you register:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=MYXGJM54LDNXQ

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BYAM NIGHT OUT at the UML Riverhawks Feb 11th

Please join us for the Byam Night Out at the UML Riverhawks hockey game on February 11! Tickets can be purchased here: https://offer.fevo.com/umass-lowell-mih-vs-northeastern-avlpcsc-abbbd34 Hope you to see you there!

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RED SOX TICKETS May 31st

The calendar says it's winter, but we are thinking of spring! Get your friends together bring the kids to the Red Sox game on May 31st! Tickets are $35 each. Seats are located in the Grandstand, Section 8. Buy your tickets here!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdujwQQ-O1hvC2OHISfrzr6veEgsOCLkUnR6UdJTrZ6vlUvow/viewform

BYAM SAVE THE DATES:


2/11/2022: UML Riverhawks game, Byam Night Out!

2/16/2022: Virtual Bandingo

3/15/2022: Virtual Paint Night with Mrs. Brown

3/26/2022: Hootenanny Talent Show

5/21/2022: Walk-a-thon


5/31/2022: Red Sox Tickets

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration


Stay Connected to the Byam School Association

Thank you to all who attended our meeting this week!

Our next meeting is February 9th at 7:00pm.


Virtual Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/byam-bsameeting


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Byam Weekly Announcements

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PDF of February Lunch Menu

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette: fredettej@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Assistant Principal Dolan: dolane@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Chelmsford Public Schools Website: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/


Byam Website Page: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/Domain/8


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