Byam Newsletter

January 7, 2022

Message from Principal Fredette and AP Dolan

We hope everyone is staying safe and warm on our Friday snow day. We've had a recent change in COVID 19 response protocols. These new protocols are outlined in Dr. Lang's update that can be found below. We also ask that families remain vigilant in monitoring symptoms as we have an uptick of COVID cases in the community. We've included the symptom screening checklist in this week's newsletter. Thank you as always for your continued support.


Jason Fredette and Betsy Dolan

Parent Communication Request

We asked parents and guardians when you email Nurse Regan that your student is out of school, if you could please copy the homeroom teacher on your communication so teachers are aware of absences.
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January Calendar Dates

  • Tuesday January 11- Early Release Day
  • Monday January 17- No School Martin Luther King Day

PBIS Location Tours Reboot

We are progressing through our PBIS 3R Expectations Reboot discussions with students. Students are doing a wonderful job following being respectful, responsible, and ready in different areas of our Byam community. Thank you to our PBIS team for planning and coordinating our review of expectations.


Our next BSA meeting will be January 12, 2022 at 7:00pm:

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The planning committee will be meeting virtually on Monday, January 10th at 7:00pm:

What is the 4th Grade Celebration?
It’s a FULL-DAY of surprises for our Byam School graduates that parents can attend and participate in. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 10th! All 4th grade families are welcome to login to help plan this FUN day!


Memory / Yearbook (Sep 2017 - Jun 2022)

One component of the 4th grade celebration will be a wonderful memory / yearbook for each graduating Byam student!

Fellow parents, Sarah Fink and Katelyn Conklin have graciously agreed to take the lead creating our memory/yearbook and are asking everyone to submit photos of current 4th grade students participating in school activities or events from Kindergarten through now! These can be photos you took when volunteering in a classroom, or attending a school-sponsored event like the Boo Bash, Byam Hootenanny Talent Show, Science Fair, Collector's Night, Art Show, Field Day, Walk-a-Thon, Sweetheart Dance, Paint Night, Bandingo, Little Shoppers Winter Store, the Book Fair, etc. Basically, photos can be anything involving your student doing something associated with Byam Elementary School.

Please add your photos to this Google Drive:

When adding photos please change the file name to the name(s) of the children in the photo to help when photos are placed in the book.

If you'd like to keep up on more information, check out the Byam 4th Grade 2021 (CHS Class of 2030) Facebook page:


Do you show your talent through Art, rather than on stage? Artwork Deadline January 24, 2022! Submit your cover artwork entry that represents Byam's All Together Hootenanny an enter the program cover contest! Questions? Email:
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2/16/2022: Bandingo

3/16/2022: Byam Paint Night with Mrs. Brown

3/26/2022: Byam's Hootenanny Talent Show

5/21/2022: Byam's WALK-A-THON!

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration (4th grade only)

Stay Connected to the Byam School Association

Our next BSA meeting will be January 12, 2022, 7:00pm:

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Byam Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements Jan 5th 2022

School Committee Jan 4th

School Committee: January 4, 2022

Downloadable January School Lunch Menu Below

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette:

Assistant Principal Dolan:

Chelmsford Public Schools Website:

Byam Website Page:

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