Friday Notes

December 6, 2019

Look at these snow angels!

Report Cards are out today.

K & 1 - see your student's homeroom teacher

Grades 2 through 8 - login to ParentsWeb to view report cards

SET UP TODAY - Christmas Craft Fair - EVENT TOMORROW

Remember to check the helper sign up sheet and the food sign up sheet to see how and when you and your students are contributing to the Christmas Craft Fair.

BJAMS Annual Christmas Craft Fair is the most anticipated one of them all. We hope to see you there looking for your own gift or treasure!

Annual Quilt Raffle - check it out!

$1/ea. or $5/six

BJAMS is sponsoring it's Annual Quilt Raffle to benefit our Music Department. Raffle tickets are on sale now through the start of the Christmas Concert on Dec. 12. See a band student or Mrs. Boucher ( for tickets in the lobby every morning and afternoon.

Who will rise(r) to the occasion?

The Music Dept. is still seeking a volunteer to transport the risers to and from Spruce Peak for the Christmas Concert being held Dec. 12. The risers can be moved Wed., Dec. 11 or during the school day on Thu., Dec. 12.

Please see or contact Holly Boucher at or Brooke Wright at

Attention Parents of Eighth Graders!

Please contact your local high school if you are interested in the state's school-choice lottery for your 8th grader to be considered at another public school outside of your residency district. You need to contact your local school by January 1st. The lottery mailings are sent in January and applications close in February.

BJAMS Christmas Concert

The Christmas concert will once again be held at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:45 pm. The attire for the concert is "holiday best."

Yankee Candle orders are in!

Thank you so much for your willingness to help with this fundraiser. If you happen to have any problems with your order, there is information provided in the order box. You can also email Mrs. Curran at with what is missing or damaged. She can submit a claim form on your behalf.

BJAMS Shopping Extravaganza!

It's almost here! This much anticipated - and dearly loved event will be held on Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 19. This annual BJAMS tradition relieves you of unwanted items and gives our students a chance to shop inexpensively for their families. To make this happen, we need donated new or slightly used items from you between now and the morning of December 18. Please drop off everything in the eighth grade homeroom.

Examples: DVDs, candles, toys, decorative items, books, games, jewelry, little things. Everything will be priced .25¢ or .50¢. Where else can kids shop with a few quarters? Proceeds will go to the eighth grade class trip in May.

A new face in ASP!

We are happy to have Dylan Griffin join our After School Program staff! Dylan is from Bradford, Vermont and is a junior at Northern Vermont University - Johnson majoring in Outdoor Education. Dylan loves nature and hopes to be able to incorporate some of his outdoor education skills into our after school program. Welcome to BJAMS, Dylan!

Rice Prospective Parent Luncheon: Friday, Dec. 13, 12-1 pm

Parents with students of all ages are invited to attend. Gain a unique perspective by dining with a Rice student while hearing from a Rice parent and various administrators. A tour and a chance to drop in on a few classes will be also be offered after lunch for anyone with time to stay. Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, RSVP by Tuesday, December 10th at Can't make the luncheon, but are interested in learning more about Rice? Contact the admissions office at to set up a meeting and personal tour of the school.

Midterm Exam Schedule - grades 6-8 only

Monday, 12/16 – half day


6 French (Wilson)

7 History (Shinners)

8 Religion (Close)


6 History (Shinners)

7 Math II (Wilson)

8 History (Close)

12:00 Dismissal for grades 6-8

Tuesday, 12/17 – half day


6 Math I (Shinners)

7 Science (Close)

8 Math III (Wicks) and Algebra I (Wicks)


6 Religion (Shinners)

7 French (Wicks)

8 ELA (Close)

12:00 Dismissal for grades 6-8

Wednesday, 12/18 – full day

8:15-9:00 Mass


6 Science (Close)

7 ELA (Shinners)

8 French (Wicks)


6 ELA (Shinners)

7 Religion (Close)

8 Science (Wicks)

1:00-3:00 Make-up exams, regularly scheduled classes

Shop with a Smile!

As you continue your holiday shopping, remember to shop with an Amazon smile! By selecting Bishop John A. Marshall School as your charity of choice, you ensure that 0.5% of the eligible purchase price comes right back to BJAMS! Just be sure you start each shopping session at and thank you!

Coming Up Next

Dec 10 - Rice H.S. concert @ BJAMS

Dec 12 - Christmas Concert @ Spruce Peak 6 pm

Dec 16 - 18 - mid terms Grades 6-8 (early dismissal 12 pm on Mon 16 & Tue 17)

Dec 17 - Honor Roll Assembly - parents welcome!

Dec 18 - Shopping Extravaganza

Dec 19 - Shopping Extravaganza Continued

Dec 19 - Early dismissal 12 pm

Dec 20 - Jan 1 - no school - Christmas Recess

Community News

Spruce Peak Performing Arts

Fractured Mythology February 24-28, 2020 a camp for ages 6 to 12. Drawing from several traditions campers will create their own rollicking legend. The week includes theater games, development of acting skills and learning about technical theatre (e.g. singing, dancing). Camp size is limited, so register at or call 802.760.4634 asap