Byam Newsletter

April 29, 2022

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Principal Message

Dear Byam Families,

We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful April break last week. We've had a busy week back at Byam and know we have many more busy weeks ahead. Our Art Show Gallery Walk was a huge success and our book fair also had many visitors. Thank you to Mrs. Brown for passion for her creating art and the contagious effect that has on our students. I saw many proud Byam artists and families last night. The Chelmsford Police Department continues to be a wonderful community partner with our schools. Officer Sullivan and Ozzie, the CPD's new community outreach dog, visited the art show and we also had officers joining us for "High Five Friday" as students entered school this morning. Next week we are lucky to have an enrichment for the entire school with Grammy winning musical artist, Mister G. We were excited to book this program 2 years ago but it was unfortunately canceled during our school closure. With some tenacious work by our BSA enrichment coordinators, our students will be enjoying his wonderful music next Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.


Jason Fredette and Betsy Dolan

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Art Gallery and Book Fair!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Byam Art Gallery Walk and BSA Book Fair! We look forward to seeing families visit our BSA Scholastic Book Fair today after school, and visit Saturday morning 8:30-12:00 pm.
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MCAS Calendar Reminder

Congratulations to all our 3rd and 4th graders for their great work on ELA MCAS. A reminder our 3rd and 4th grade Mathematics MCAS Assessments will be on the following dates. Please schedule non-emergency appointments and travel outside of these dates.

  • 3rd Grade Math MCAS - Monday/Tuesday May 9th & 10th
  • 4th Grade Math MCAS - Wednesday/Thursday May 11th & 12th

Care Solace

We've received positive feedback from families who have used CareSolace as a resource to help find a counselor when needed for family members. Care Solace will quickly and confidentially find available multilingual mental health and substance use providers matched to your needs. This resource is provided at no cost to you, and the phone number and more information is located in the flyer below.
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High Five Friday CPD Greeting!

BSA News

Lots of great things happening with our BSA!
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Weren't able to make it to the Book Fair in person? That’s ok! Order online by May 2nd:

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Byam Art Gallery Walk on 4/28! It was wonderful to see families celebrating the creativity and hard work of all our artists here at Byam School!

What do students learn during Art class at Byam?

They learn to communicate ideas using a wide variety of materials and the elements of art.
They learn to become creative problem solvers.
They learn to be accepting and inclusive while they make connections between their work and others.
Most importantly, they learn to be kind humans who appreciate all forms of beauty.

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For the month of May 2022, Byam School Association has been selected to receive a $1 donation for every Bloomin' 4 Good Bouquet (with the red circle sticker) sold at the Drum Hill Hannaford Supermarket!

Save the Date for 4TH Grade Parent Volunteers on June 10th

Whether you can volunteer for just an hour, or the entire day, we'd love to have volunteers join the 4th graders on June 10th to make the celebration day amazing for all the kids. Specific volunteer slots will be sent out closer to the event, but please save the date! 4th grade parents are also invited to join their child for a picnic lunch midday (adults please bring your own food).


4/28/2022: Byam Art Gallery Walk (5:00-7:00pm)

4/28-4/30: Scholastic Book Fair

5/21/2022: Walk-a-thon (11:00-3:00PM)

5/31/2022: Byam Night at Fenway (sold out)

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration

BSA Volunteer Newsletter SignUp


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Looking for a way to stay up to date with Byam events, or get involved? We have some BSA board member positions and event coordinator roles opening up next year, and we need your help! If any of the openings interest you, or you would like more information please email!

Vacant Positions:


Vice President of Fundraising


Event Coordinators:

Boo Bash

Winter Store

Teacher Appreciation

Stay Connected to the Byam School Association

Our next meeting is May 11th at 7:00pm.

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Byam Weekly Announcements


CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

Next Year's CPS SY223 Academic Calendar Below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette:

Assistant Principal Dolan:

Chelmsford Public Schools Website:

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