BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of April 18-22, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

April 17, 2022


Good evening BMES Families,


As part of our spring book fair, Mrs. Prats and the PTA have partnered up to honor this spring event and our Month of the Military Child! Our Spirit week will run this week!


  • Mon, April 18: Books Help Us Relax (Comfy Clothes)
  • Tues, April 19: Books Take Us Places (Wear Clothes/Shirts from different places) This can be as simple as a jersey, a shirt from DC, or any other place
  • Wed, April 20: Books Let Us Soar (Purple Up Day)
  • Thurs, April 21: Books Build Our Vocabulary (Wear shirts with words)
  • Fri, April 22: Books Bring Us Together (Grade Levels Wear Same Color...Preschool--Yellow, Kindergarten--Blue, 1st Grade--Pink, 2nd Grade--Red, 3rd Grade--Black, 4th Grade--Purple and 5th Grade--Gray)


If you wish to shop at the book fair, please use the signup sheet that is included. Please know that we do have mid day shopping times but students will not be pulled from class. If you wish to shop with your student(s), please choose an after school time slot. BMES Book Fair Sign Up


Lastly, April is the Month of the Military Child. More than 79,000 military students attend public schools in Virginia with YCSD proudly serving the highest concentration of military children in the state. To celebrate the Month of the Military Child, all students and staff are encouraged to wear purple on Wednesday, April 20. Purple represents the blending of the colors of the five branches of our armed forces. Please participate so our military students and families know how much they are supported and appreciated.


Have a wonderful evening,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events

Book Fair Spirit Week- April 18-22

  • Mon, April 18: Books Help Us Relax (Comfy Clothes)
  • Tues, April 19: Books Take Us Places (Wear Clothes/Shirts from different places) This can be as simple as a jersey, a shirt from DC, or any other place
  • Wed, April 20: Books Let Us Soar (Purple Up Day)
  • Thurs, April 21: Books Build Our Vocabulary (Wear shirts with words)
  • Fri, April 22: Books Bring Us Together (Grade Levels Wear Same Color).


Preschool--Yellow,

Kindergarten--Blue

1st Grade--Pink

2nd Grade--Red

3rd Grade--Black

4th Grade--Purple

5th Grade--Gray

May 3

Kindergarten Kick-Off

We are excited to welcome the Class of 2035 to the York County School Division through Kindergarten Kick-Off! Join us as we kick off Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year. Any child who is five years old on or before September 30, 2022 may attend kindergarten next year. We will host an open house to share an overview of the kindergarten program and assist parents with the registration process on May 3 from 5-6pm at BMES cafe.

May 13

Mid Quarter- Early Dismissal

June 9 and June 10

Early Dismissal Days

June 10

Last Day of School!

Parent Resources

Food Services Update

For the past two school years, meals have been provided to all YCSD students at no cost through a waiver provided by the USDA. This waiver will not be reissued. Instead, breakfast and lunch meals will return to a paid status, with no charges allowed, beginning this summer. Free or reduced price meals will be available (upon application and approval) to students whose family income falls within federally established guidelines. Families with students participating in Summer Academy programs who would like to take advantage of free or reduced price meal options are asked to submit applications by Wednesday, June 1, 2022, if applications have not already been submitted. Please go to myschoolapps.com to access the application. This application period will cover families until October 31, 2022.


Paper Applications are also available in all school offices so feel free to ask your child's teacher for a copy if needed.


Additional information regarding free or reduced price meal applications for the 2022-23 school year will be provided before the start of the year. If you have questions, please call 757-898-0468 or 757-898-0485 or visit the Let’s Talk – Ask YCSD platform.

YCSD 2022-2023 School Calendar

2022-23 School Year Calendar

The School Board has approved the 2022-23 school year calendar. The first day of school will be Monday, August 29, 2022. Under state law, the Friday before Labor Day must be a student holiday, creating a 4-day weekend. Next year's calendar is available on the division website.

Free Tutoring

As part of the division's efforts to address unfinished learning in accordance with the ARP Act ESSER III funds, the York County School Division has partnered with FEV Tutor to provide students in grades 3-12 with free, 1:1 online tutoring. In addition to supporting coursework and homework in core subjects such as math, English/Language Arts, science and social studies, FEV Tutor offers support for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.


Along with the on-demand support, FEV Tutor also offers weekly sessions between 7 and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends so families can select the times that work best for their schedule. To get started with e-tutoring, students should log in to Clever and locate the FEV Tutor app icon to get started. They can then schedule sessions and access live help at any time of the day.


While all support is live and personalized to each student's classes and needs, the program does not involve device cameras or microphones - instead all interactions involve a whiteboard and chat feature. Students will be able to share their screens and upload documents to review with tutors, and tutors only have access to student work provided by the individual student. Once a student is signed up for weekly sessions, FEV Tutor may periodically email families and students (aged 13 and older).


https://www.yorkcountyschools.org/parents/studentInfo/backtoSchool/tutoring.html

Contact Us

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to bmeattendance@ycsd.york.va.us sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.