BPMS Family News

Monday, November 15, 2021

Snow Motion, downhill skiing and snowboarding, returns this winter!

Dear Families,

We are excited to share that all students in grades K-4 will be able to participate in the Snow Motion skiing/snowboarding program during January and February!

K, 1/2 students will participate for a series of consecutive weeks (weather dependant)

3/4 students will participate every other week alternating with cross country skiing which has been a tradition for the upper grades

We are excited to be able to welcome parent volunteers for this outdoor program! Please indicate on the survey if you are available to help out.

Please take 5 mins. to complete the attached survey as soon as you can so we can outfit students with the appropriate equipment. https://forms.gle/6jiPCr6kKiUpBFa17

If you have questions about the upcoming Snow Motion program please reach out to your child's teacher, Kasie, or Sally. We are thrilled to be bringing back this wonderful program!

Kasie and Sally

In need of help around the holidays?

Dear Families,

As the holidays approach we wanted families to know that we have local resources including Edward Heyman's Soups On, Neighbor Helping Neighbor, The Little Free Pantry and the BPMS Backpack program available to help. Funds are available for many things, including:

food, heat, utilities and transportation. Your need for assistance, even if it is just one time, will remain confidential.

Please email or call Sandy Heyman, sandy.heyman@mmuusd.org, #434-7205, Sue VanDerVliet, susan.vandervliet@mmuusd.org, #434-2074 or Sally Hayes, sally.hayes@mmuusd.org, #434-7202.

Do not hesitate to reach out ~

Sally, Sandy and Sue

Important Dates

11/19/21 End of First Trimester

11/22 & 11/23 No School Staff Professional Development

11/24-11/26 School Recess

12/3 Report Cards go home

INTRODUCING OUR NEW Art Teacher! Brigid Vorce

Brigid’s career as an Art Educator stems from a life-long passion for the visual arts which she formalized during her undergraduate years at the University of Vermont, earning her B.A., double-majoring in Studio Art and Psychology. After graduation Brigid pioneered a start-up farm/art program for children in her hometown in Massachusetts, and explored teaching and art making as the Assistant Art Teacher at Hardy Elementary Afterschool Program in Arlington, MA. Inspired by these experiences, she returned to school and earned her M.A.T. in Art Education from Tufts University, in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2009.

Starting her career on the east coast, Brigid taught at Prospect Hill Academy in Somerville, Massachusetts. She was the full-time Visual Arts Teacher for grades 2 through 6 at the Early Childhood Campus and Upper Elementary Campus from 2011 to 2014. In addition, Brigid spent her summers leading Mixed Media and Drawing and Painting classes for elementary-aged students at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord, Massachusetts.

A move to California in 2015 brought new teaching opportunities. Brigid became the Visual Arts teacher for grades PreK through five at Roscomare Road Elementary School in the Bel Air community of Los Angeles for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. Brigid reveled in the opportunity to share her love of art with students at Roscomare through the curriculum she designed and the classes she taught during the school day and after-school programming. Family ties and a love of New England, brought her to Vermont after the birth of her son in 2018.

This past spring Brigid served as the Long-Term Substitute Art Teacher at Smilie Memorial Elementary School in Bolton, VT and Underhill Central School in Underhill, VT. Brigid also taught two weeks of thematic art camp to children as part of T. W. Wood Gallery and Arts Center’s summer programming in Montpelier, VT. She has greatly enjoyed getting back to teaching after taking time off to raise her young child. As a new Huntington resident and a parent of a future Brewster Pierce student, Brigid is excited to expand her connection to the community as a teacher at Brewster Pierce! She looks forward to building relationships with students and their families and fostering a love and appreciation for art!
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