Mr. Corso's Weekly Update

September 27, 2020

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Next week at a Glance

Virtual Bell Schedule

  • Monday: Late Start (9:10am) Periods 1-7
  • Tuesday: Homeroom and Periods 1-3
  • Wednesday: Homeroom and Periods 4/5-7 (no student has both 4 and 5)
  • Thursday: Homeroom and Periods 1-3
  • Friday: Homeroom and Periods 4/5-7 (no student has both 4 and 5)

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Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message


Positive Raiders: Responsible, Respectful, Hard Working and Kind


As PUSD elementary schools plan to return to campus in October, I want to update you on BMMS’s plan. At this point in time, we have plans for some small special education groups to return to campus in October for small group instruction. As information is shared about our reopening, we will be sure to communicate clearly with our families. We appreciate your patience and support.


MCHS Start with Hello: Our friends at Mt. Carmel High School wanted to send a special message to our students: LINK


A Raider’s Story - Ms. Padilla: From time to time, we like to share a story about a member of our Black Mountain family. Our first Raider’s Story this year is about Ms. Padilla, our new Spanish teacher. LINK


PTSA News: Please consider joining our PTSA. Here is the form: LINK


Again, we appreciate all of your support.

A better school starts with each one of us.

Scott Corso

Principal, Black Mountain Middle School

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Text to Donate:

Our Education Foundation announced our Text to Donate campaign. Thank you to those families who have already donated. Here is a FLYER about the campaign. It’s easy to give. Text the word RAIDERS to (858) 609-8666. The Education Foundation at Black Mountain Middle School is a 501(c)(3) organization, federal tax identification number 06-1703158
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Parent University

Our first parent University will be October 20th at 6 pm. The subject will be Parenting in the Digital World and Clayton Crawford (Cyber Safety Expert) will discuss cyber safety and how to help parents monitor different platforms your kids might be utilizing. This Parent University will be a zoom. Sign up by going to this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lYcddVHZScqXzmkmODTl8w. Please watch these short videos to get a sense of what will be presented: https://youtu.be/oaWjnSZwcK0 and https://youtu.be/Ty4gxkbMiBw
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PUSD Parent Workshops

PUSD has two (2) parent education workshops being offered next month Online through Zoom; One workshop is new.


Parents are able to enroll and pay online at Poway Adult School for the classes they are interested in attending!


Please visit our website for the parent education workshops that will be coming up at https://www.powayusd.com/en-US/Parents/Active-Parenting. Parents can view and enroll in the courses they are interested in!


· NEW Parenting LGBTQIAP2 + Children – All Grades

LGBTQIAP2+ -- A list of initials, numbers, and symbols that describes a vibrant community of individuals keeps changing. The dynamic nature of the list, while potentially confusing, reflects the ongoing efforts of the community to both represent and welcome individuals with unique and evolving ways of defining themselves with regard to biological sex, gender identity, romantic attraction, sexuality, spirituality, and advocacy. Participate in a conversation focused on parenting and caregiving LGBTQIAP2+ children.


Monday, October 12th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Online Course via Zoom

Class fee: $16/individual or $27/couple


Preparing Positively for Puberty – TK-8th Grade

We can prepare our children for puberty by teaching them what to expect as their bodies transition from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to break down "the big puberty talk" into tiny talks that are more comfortable for both caregivers and children. Participants will review resources such as books and web sites that can simplify the process of starting a tiny talk. Activities that can promote a positive and practical attitude toward this important life stage will be discussed.


Monday, October 26th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Online Course via Zoom

Class fee: $16/individual or $27/couple



Please note, scholarships are available to parents who may be in need. Parents can contact the Caring Connections Center for more information. Thank you for supporting PUSD Parent Education!

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