News From the BSMS Nest
February 10, 2022
Hello BSMS Families,
We are excited to open the doors to our new building on Sunday, Feb 13th, from 2-4pm. We will have students available to give tours for those that wish to be led throughout the building. Please try to join us to celebrate our new space. It is an open house format with no itinerary, so come when you are able!
PSSA results were sent home with students on Thursday. We encourage you to review them with your child, and focus on growth and positive reporting areas. Students will have the opportunity to take them again in Late April/Early May to demonstrate their learning.
A reminder that school is in session on Friday, February 18th. We will not have school on Monday, February 21st. Enjoy the extra day of rest!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Mrs. Jen Shelley
Random Act of Kindness Week
GIRLS ON THE RUN- Grades 6th-8th
Registration is now open for girls interested in Girls on the Run. This program focuses on social emotional learning as well as physical fitness. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 4:30pm starting on March 15th. The final event is a 5K run at HACC Harrisburg Campus on May 14th. Please see the informational flyer below for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Greenawalt at email@example.com.
HAPPENING AT THE EICHELBERGER
The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center is bringing Artrageous to the stage on Saturday Evening, March 19th, 2022. The show is geared to benefit anyone with an interest in Art, Music and Theater and is a family friendly performance for anyone!
We have a special price for the Bermudian Springs School district of $10.00 per person including all ticketing fees. The Promo Code, BSART, is included on the flier.
Please go to theeich.org to preview the show and purchase tickets.
LIFETOUCH SPRING PICTURES
Campus life is a group that is open to any middle school student. Each week there are games, snacks and a relevant topic of discussion On February 15 we will be taking a look at Screen Time. The club runs from 2:45- 4:20 in Common Learning Center B on Main Street. Pick up is at the rear of the school.
Please notify the school if your student or anyone in the household has symptoms and/or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 before sending students to school. Students are to be free from vomiting, diarrhea, and have temperatures less than 100.5 F without the use of Tylenol or ibuprofen in order to attend school.
The nurse’s office is looking for clothing donations for students to borrow if a need should arise during the school day. Clothing needed: girls leggings (sizes 10/12 and up), boys/girls sweatpants (size 10/12 and up), medium sweatshirts, new-in-package socks.
Dates to Remember:
February 18, 22-24th: Vision screenings being performed by nurse. Please ask students to bring glasses/contacts.
March 4th: Mobile dentist visit – Students will be escorted to the elementary school and back for exams.
April 7th: School physician visit for all 6th graders needing the state-required physical for this school year. Look for parent permission forms to come home.
April 8th: School dentist visit – for all 7th graders needing the state-required dental exam for this school year. Exam is not comprehensive. Look for parent permission forms to come home.
Please submit proof of any updated vaccinations to the nurse. All 6th graders are required by the state of Pennsylvania to have a Tdap and MCV (meningitis vaccine) before starting 7th grade.
Please contact the school immediately if your child is kept home to quarantine or has tested positive for COVID. This will ensure your child receives their schoolwork and any other necessary steps to be taken.
Julie Nelson, RN, BSN, CEN, CSN
MRS. MURREN'S EMOTIONAL SUPPORT CLASSROM
Mrs. Murren’s 5-8 Emotional Support classroom has “Gone to the DOGS!” Trapper, pictured below, is a Susquehanna service dog. A program of Keystone Human Services, Susquehanna Service Dogs breeds, raises, trains, and places service dogs and hearing dogs, as well as facility dogs, to assist children and adults with disability to lead the lives they want to live. Founded in 1993, we have placed over 350 assistance dogs throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.
Another special guest was Clyde, shown below who is a Registered KPETS (Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Service out of Lancaster, PA). Volunteers and their companion animals promote well-being and offer encouragement in our communities by sharing the power and benefits of human-animal interactions. Students, faculty, and staff were able to engage and interact with the dogs during their time in the building!
7TH GRADE NEWS
7th Grade Science
Our students have been working on modeling the different boundary types and building the features that each one creates on the surface of the Earth. Their experience came through the use of Play-Dough. Each day focused on a different boundary type and through their learning, they had to label, answer questions, and explain how each formation was made. Science class became an exciting time and class always started with the question, "Are we playing with Play-Dough today?"
8TH GRADE NEWS
Eighth graders traveled to the elementary school during their ELA classes to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. World Read Aloud Day calls attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! Eighth graders and their elementary school partners took turns sharing books and reading to one another.
2021-2022 BSMS Yearbooks
Giant Gift Cards
February 13th - Open House 2pm-4pm
February 18th - Snow Make up Day - SCHOOL IN SESSION
February 21st - No School/Holiday
March 7th - PTO Meeting via Zoom @ 6:30pm
March 8th - Lifetouch Spring Pictures
Happenings at Trone Memorial Library
A reminder that a written excuse is required for all tardies and absences. Upon returning to school after an absence, students must report to the office with written documentation signed by their parent or guardian. All written excuses must be provided within FIVE SCHOOL DAYS of the absence to avoid an unexcused absence.
Excessive unexcused absences can result in truancy situations and/or fines.
Please feel free to complete this form if your child will be absent, tardy, or a scheduled early dismissal. Google Form for Absences. A paper excuse will not be needed in the office if this form is electronically submitted.
Family Educational Trips
All trips must have prior approval in writing. Please request a family trip form from the office, complete it, and return to the office for pre-approval by the building principal no later than a full week prior to the trip. Neglecting to gain prior approval for the educational trip will result in the recording of unexcused absences for those days absent from school.
- Requests for educational trips during PSSA testing dates will not be excused.
- The maximum number of days allowed to accumulate for educational trips is 10 days per school-year.