Friday Notes

March 6, 2020

Fish Fry Today!

Orders will be prepared - to the best of our chef's ability - according to the time written on the order form you submitted (from 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm)

A big thank you to our amazing basketball coaches!

Thank you to our amazing coaches who brought basketball to our Eagles this season!

Grades 1/2 (co-ed) - Brian Buczek

Grades 3/4 (girls) - Katie Marvin

Grades 3/4 (boys) - Kevin Dorain, Dana Clapp (undefeated!)

Grades 5/6 (girls) - Kevin Earle (second in our division!)

Grades 7/8 (girls) - Stephanie Frederick (CYO tourney is this weekend!)

Grades 7/8 (boys) - Michael McCormack (CYO tourney is this weekend!)

We will recognize our basketball players at morning assembly on March 10 at 8:05 am.

The 2nd Trimester Ends Today!

Report cards will be released March 13 (grades K-1: teachers will release paper copies; the portal will display report cards for grades 2-8).

Illness and Prevention - cold/Flu and COVID-19

The Vermont Department of Health is closely monitoring the rapid developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness called COVID-19 that is caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Vermont is prepared to respond to protect and support Vermonters. There are no cases of people with COVID-19 in Vermont as of March 5, 2020. Should the situation in Vermont change, the Vermont Department of Health and the Agency of Education will coordinate to alert every SD/SU and its schools about specific preparedness and response guidelines to follow.

It is important to note that at this point, Vermont residents are much more likely to become sick with a cold or the flu than to be exposed to COVID-19. Many of the precautions that help prevent other respiratory diseases, like colds and the flu, can also help keep an illness like COVID-19 from spreading:

• Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Stay home (and keep your children home) when sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Please visit this website for the most up-to-date info: Vermont Department of Health's COVID-19 website.

Spring Ahead!

Don't forget to move your clocks forward one hour on Sunday - daylight savings time is here - spring is right around the corner!

Parent/Teacher Conferences - march 12

Please review and sign-up for conferences for your student in grades 6-8. Teachers of students in grades K-5 will share their sign-ups with you via email or will post sign-ups outside their classroom doors.

No School for Kindergarten on March 12

Due to our Kindergarten Screening on March 12, there is no school for Kindergarten on this day. All other classes will have a half day for Parent/Teacher Conferences with dismissal at noon. There will be NO ASP on this day.

Pirate Princess Dance - March 13

Come dressed as a swashbuckling pirate or a pretty princess for the PTO's annual Pirate Princess Dance! This dance is open to students and their parents in grades PK-4. Admission is free and prizes will be given for best pirate and best princess. Please note: parents must accompany pirates and princesses to this dance. We hope to see you there from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

BeeJAMS Bee Club - Sat., March 14

Buzz down and BEE a part of the new BeeJAMS Bee Club! All students are welcome with their parents (or other supervising adult) to start this exciting project. You will start by learning about all the necessary equipment to raise bees and construct the first hives. Ed Olsen will BEE your guide and he's looking forward to sharing his knowledge and own beekeeping experience from his very BEEginnings back in 1978 through present!

Wear Green on Tues., March 17 for St. Patrick!

Did you know that St. Patrick is one of the patrons of our diocese? As such, we invite students to wear as much green as possible in lieu of their school uniforms on this day. Please remember that uniform guidelines still apply (St. Patrick was modest, so please no tank tops, no exposed bellybuttons, no short shorts, no rips in jeans above the knee, etc.)

a Message from the business office

Financial Aid Applications DUE MARCH 20

Be sure all supporting documents are uploaded with your application. You will need either your 2018 or 2019 1040 Federal tax return and your 2019 W-2's.

Follow this link to the BJAMS FACTS sign in page. Once you login, click on the FACTS Grant & Aid "start application" button. Only completed and verified applications will be considered for tuition assistance. Keep in mind FACTS takes approximately 2 weeks to process applications.

Honor Roll Assembly - March 20 at 8:05 am

Students in grades 3-8 will be recognized for honors and high honors for the second trimester. Parents are welcome to attend.

Italian Dinner Take-out - March 20 - more details coming soon!

Yearbook production wrapping up!

Pre-order is the only way to purchase a yearbook at the discounted price of $20 each. There is no limit per family. To reserve your copy, please write a check payable to BJAMS with a note in the memo for yearbook by Friday, April 10.

Please give check to Mrs. Curran or drop it off at the main office. Cash will not be accepted.

Lead testing at BJAMS

Click here for lead testing information and what the State of Vermont is doing to keep our children safe!

Big News!

Due to overwhelming inquiries for our preschool programs, we have decided to extend enrollment for our new Pre-K 1 program to children turning 3 by August 1, 2020! We are so excited to offer this opportunity to families! Do you know someone who is interested in our early childhood programs? Refer them to talk to Mrs. Nordenson. Don't forget about your own tuition referral discount! PK1 screening is March 24 at 9 am!



You won't want to miss this art-filled event!

Tickets go on sale March 9th.

Stay tuned for more info!

School Choice - Attention Parents of 8th Graders

See our previous week's Friday Notes for more details.

Parents in Morrisville and Elmore: Contact Sheila Jones at if you do not receive your letter or if you have any questions.

Parents in other school districts: Contact your local public high school guidance dept.

Coming Up Next

Mar 12 - No school for Kindergarten ONLY

Mar 12 - Half day with a noon dismissal for grades PK and 1-8 - Parent/Teacher conferences

Mar 12 - No ASP

Mar 13 - Report cards out

Mar 14 - BeeJAMS Bee Club first meeting

Mar 13 - Pirate Princess Dance

Mar 20 - Italian Dinner Take-out

Mar 27 - No school PK-8; diocesan in-service

Mar 30 - No school, PK-8; BJAMS in-service

All Things Sports

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Concussion in Youth Sports

Friday, March 6th, 6pm

28 North Main Street

Waterbury Village Historic District, VT

A free educational event! Concussion training for youth sports online or in-person. Speaker, William Mapes (NRP, I/C, CCTP and current Morristown EMS Chief) will share his expertise and information on the protocols and procedures following concussion & brain injury emergencies.

To register and for more information go to

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