Byam Newsletter

May 13, 2022

Principal Message

Byam Newsletter

End of the year Activities

Many of our traditional Byam end of the year activities are just around the corner. Check out the list of these activities below:


May 19- Fire Safety (K-2)

May 21- Walk-A-Thon

May 25, 26, 27- Kindergarten Screening

June 1- States Festival (Gr. 4)

June 2nd - Field Day for Grades 1-4

June 3rd - Field Day for Kindergarten

June 3- Byam Musical performances (for students only)

June 6-7- Kindergarten Celebration

June- 8-9- Grade 1 Books and Blankets/Three Billy Goats Gruff

June 10- 4th Grade Celebration

June 17- All School Clap Out (1/2 day for students, last Byam day)

Author Gift

Two of our 4th grade students, Shreyas and Vaishnav, read a humorous folk tale in class that they really enjoyed. The boys wrote letters to the author, Carmen Agra Deedy, who is bilingual and also writes in Spanish. They shared in their letters that they are also bilingual and Ms. Deedy responded to them by sending them her book, "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach", with personalized messages.
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Notes from the Nurse

As noted by Dr. Lang this week, we have seen an uptick in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 at Byam. Many of the cases are related to outside activities and household exposures.

We are also seeing cases of flu and Strep here and in the community.


Please continue to monitor your child daily for illness symptoms and keep home if not feeling well. If having Covid-19 symptoms, remember that a negative Covid-19 test or note from the doctor with an alternative diagnosis is required for return to school.


If your child or someone in the household tests positive or is considered a close contact, please follow the CPS Covid-19 Protocol (found on our website, under Health Services https://chelmsfordschools.org/departments/health-services/?_gl=1*1rifwcb*_ga*NzE1ODk2MjUzLjE2MjA2NTYyODM.*_ga_76RXLF75QZ*MTY1MjM1NjcyNy44Ni4wLjE2NTIzNTY3MjcuMA.) and also follow CDC isolation and quarantine guidelines.


Please continue to report cases of Covid-19, flu and Strep cases to me, either by phone or email.


Other strategies include receiving vaccination for Covid-19 and for flu, optionally wearing a mask, and keeping hands clean or sanitized.


Let's all work together for a safe and healthy rest of the school year!

Nurse Regan

MCAS

Congratulations for our 3rd and 4th grade students for completing their Mathematics MCAS sessions this week. We're so proud of all our students for their diligent work during assessment days. We will be completing make-up testing next week.

BSA News

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WE ARE MONSTERS MUSICAL!

Byam students have been working really hard on the school musical, We are Monsters! Here is a little sneak preview of the kids at rehearsal! The show will be June 2 at 6:30 at McCarthy for the families of our actors, and June 3 at Byam during the school day for the students!

Here's a sneak peek monster video! https://drive.google.com/file/d/12thWFGhTfR6vjD-RLHDjNLF2KQ2yN3Qo/view?usp=sharing

Field Day

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Give Back!

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EARN MONEY FOR BYAM... 1 BOUQUET AT A TIME!

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!

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RIDE TO SCHOOL WITH OZZIE!Woof! Woof! 🚓 🦴 🐾 Did you hear the news?! Byam students who raise more than $250 for the Walk-A-Thon will be entered into a chance to win a “Ride to School with Officer Ozzie” and Office Sullivan! Your child can collect donations by sharing this link: www.givebutter.com/nRG82M or by sending a check into school made out to “Byam School Association”!



WALK-A-THON SPONSOR SHOUTOUTS:

Each week leading up to the Byam Walk-a-Thon we will be thanking some of or corporate sponsors. Please consider supporting these businesses the way they have supported Byam and the BSA!

WALKATHON VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The students are so excited for the 10th Annual Byam Walk-a-Thon, which is just a week away! The kids are doing a fabulous job raising money. So far they have raised over $8800!

Now we need to ensure that we make the event as fun as possible, and to pull it off we need your help! The planning has been done, but it takes more than 10 volunteers each hour to sell tickets, check walkers in, manage the photo booth, mark the loops that the kids walk, etc. Please take a look at the available spots and see if you can help out for an hour or two. It's much appreciated!

https://signup.com/go/hZxcZEM

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BSA SAVE THE DATES:

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

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

6/2-6/3/2022: Field Day

6/2/2022: We Are Monsters Musical, for families (6:30pm)

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration (Parent Volunteers Needed!)

6/17/2022: Last Day of School (Early Release)

*Please check with your child's teacher for specific dates about grade level events, performances, and celebrations! We have a lot happening at Byam in the month of June!



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Looking to get more involved, but don’t know where to start? Sign up to be a part of our volunteer newsletter! This form doesn’t lock you into anything, we will simply add you to an email list. As new specific and random needs arise, you will be the first to know!

Stay Connected to the Byam School Association

Our next meeting is June 8th at 7:00pm.



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Byam Weekly Announcements

Byam Weekly Announcements May 11th

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

Next Year's CPS SY223 Academic Calendar Below

Care Solace

A reminder our district sponsored Care Solace can provide quick and confidential assistance finding mental health providers for any family members, free of charge. More information is below.
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About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette: fredettej@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Assistant Principal Dolan: dolane@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Chelmsford Public Schools Website: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/


Byam Website Page: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/Domain/8


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