Friday Notes

January 10, 2020

Payout from Box Tops for Education

Every time you scan an eligible purchase, it adds to our bank and then Box Tops sends us a check twice per year. It's made even easier with the new mobile app. Visit for more details. These rewards help to fund our students' educational activities through the PTO. A special thanks to Janelle Germaine for administering this program on our behalf, and big thanks to you for your continued participation - it really does payoff!
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Parking Lot Etiquette

Stopping on the straight away directly in front of the school is intended for those who are dropping their student(s) curb-side and pulling away. If you choose to escort your student(s) into the school, please park in a designated parking spot first. Doing so will keep the flow of traffic moving more efficiently and ensure everyone's safety crossing on both sides through the circle. Your cooperation is appreciated - thank you.

BJAMS recognized for recycling & composting program!

LRSWMD highlighted BJAMS in the Collection Connection publication as a "Successful Diverter" thanks to our strong commitment to recycling and composting. Click the button above to read the full article. Let's keep up the good work!

Unwanted Guitar or Ukele?

Albeit dusty, out of tune, or in need of a little TLC, the music department is looking for guitars and ukuleles. If you have one or know someone who does, please consider a loaner or donation to BJAMS. Feel free to reach out to Brooke Wright
Birthday Line-up

Birthday Line-Up

Cross Country Skiing - grades 6-8

Cross-country skiing starts today for grades 6-8 with Barry Lyden and Coach Bu. Cross-country skiing will be held through March. Your child is welcome to use his/her own cross-country skis or use equipment provided by the school. Remember you are responsible for outfitting your child with all cold weather apparel (ski pants, jacket, hat, gloves/mittens, etc).

Little Eagles Basketball starting up

We are starting Little Eagles Basketball, for grades 1 & 2, on coming Monday, Jan 13 from 3:00-4:00pm. The schedule going forward will be Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10 and Feb 17. If we would like to have additional practices after that, we can. I will be there and ask for some volunteers to help out. Please reach out to me if you are interested in helping.

Thank you, Coach Buczek

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Go Team Snowball!

Tuition Payment Plan B - reminder!

Those who signed up for Payment Plan B through FACTS will need to pay the second (and final) installment of their tuition by January 15, 2020. Please see Mrs. Marcoux in the business office with any questions.

Yankee Candle Backorders

Many thanks for your continued patience around the Yankee Candle orders. We're expecting the balance of the items to be delivered soon. Please email Kate Curran with which items you are still missing. Thank you


Ski & Ride Program Update

The program will start Sunday, January 12. Here is a little information before we begin next week. Please pick up your pass before the program starts. You may pick it up on Sunday, but please allow extra time for this.

We will all meet between the Sunny Spruce and Meadows quad chair lifts on the Spruce side, just outside the base lodge. All groups will be off skiing by 1:00.

At 4:00 you can meet up with your child and the coach inside the base lodge.

Student and coach passes are valid all Sundays of the program: Jan 12, 26; Feb 2, 9, 23; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. The student passes are also valid on the days we do not have school: Jan 20; Feb 24-28 (vacation); Mar 12, 27, 30; Apr 10, 13-17 (vacation) plus any snow days!

If you cannot make program day or if you have any questions, contact Erica Silveira at or Brian Tomlinson at

A Special Invitation from Grace Olsen

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Rally for Life 2020 - Saturday, January 18, 2020

Schedule Details for the Rally for Life 2020

*10:00am – Warm up at St. Augustine’s Church Hall with coffee and doughnuts.

*10:45am – Gather outside behind City Hall at 10:45am for the March to the Capitol – SIGNS provided by VRLC – those who do not wish to participate in the March are welcome to go directly to the State House and take a seat in House Chambers.

*11:30am – Photo of participants on State House steps.

*Noon – Gather in House Chambers for Speakers.

*Refreshments to follow in the State House cafeteria ~ bring family and friends ~ there is no charge to attend, but donations are welcome.

Church services open to participants before the Rally

to begin at 9:30am:

· Lighthouse Christian Church, 3 St Paul Street, Montpelier

· St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Respect Life Mass, 16 Barre Street Montpelier

Coming contracts!

The school will soon be releasing its re-enrollment contracts for the 2020-2021 school year. Please be on the lookout for these contracts, to be delivered via backpack mail, on January 24.
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Genung for President 2044

Coming Up Next

Jan 12 - Ski & Ride Program begins

Jan 13 - Little Eagle B-ball starts

Jan 15 - Plan B tuition payment due

Jan 20 - No School - No After School Program - MLK Jr. Day

Jan 24 - PK Open House/Story Hour, 10 AM

Jan 27-31 - Catholic Schools Week - more details coming soon!

Community News

Rice Memorial High School Upcoming Events

Angst Film Screening

Tuesday, Jan 14 at 6:30pm

Anxiety is an increasingly prevalent issue for our youth. Please join us for Angst, an IndieFlix documentary designed to raise awareness and offer tools to manage anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, and parents. Middle school students and parents are encouraged to attend; however, please note that some of the material discussed in this film is sensitive and parental discretion should be advised. For more information go to Please register to attend by contacting Katie Chapa at (802) 862-6521 ext. 2246 or

Rice Information Session

Thursday, Jan 16 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Current Rice parent and alum, Leslee MacKenzie is hosting a Rice Information Session for prospective parents at her home (address to be provided upon RSVP). Mingle with other Burlington area parents and have your questions answered by current Rice students, administrators and teachers. This is a great way to find out if Rice might be a good fit for your child. RSVP to Katie Chapa at (802) 862-6521 ext. 2246 or

Middle School Bowling Bash

Friday, Jan 17 @ 6-8pm

Middle school students are invited to bowl with Rice students at the recently re-opened St. Mark’s Parish Bowling Alley. Adult supervision will be provided. Middle schoolers can also enjoy the foosball, air hockey, ping pong and pool tables. Pizza and drinks will be served. This FREE game-night is open to all 5-8th graders. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 15 to Katie Chapa at (802) 862-6521 ext. 2246 or

Unbound After School Program

People's Academy is extending their Unbound After School program to Bishop Marshall School students in grades 5-8 and who reside in Morrisville/Morristown.

See the Winter/Spring 2020 program below along with the registration form.

Club fees are due with registration. These fees are determined based on instruction, materials and are a one time payment for the full semester to help support the program as a whole. Unbound uses a sliding scale to determine individual cost. If families qualify for free or reduced lunch they receive free or reduced tuition.

Questions and/or completed registration forms can be emailed to Chad Herman at

How about winter camp at Spruce Peak?