BMES Family Weekly Update
Week of May 22, 2022
Message from Principal Wagner
May 22, 2022
Good evening BMES Families,
This week, we are continuing our end of year state testing for our students in Grades 3, 4, and 5. They have been working so hard, we can't thank you enough for all the support.
Just a reminder that on Monday, May 30, our school will be closed in honor of Memorial Day. Please enjoy this time with family and remembering all the veterans how have served our county!
Coach Carel has also shared that we are planning for our students to participate in Field Day on June 7. In order to make this a success, we need your help. There are numerous volunteers for our K-2 group but we are asking for additional volunteers for the 3-5 group from 12:45-2:45pm. If you can volunteer and haven't returned the volunteer form yet, please let Mr. Carel know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, Barnes and Noble is continuing their summer reading program. Please see the information below on how to earn free books this summer by reading!
Have a wonderful evening,
May 22- May 27
This year all SOL tests will be online for our grade 3-5 students. There are several things you can do to help your child have a positive testing experience:
- Please do not schedule doctor or dentist appointments on testing days.
- Make certain your child gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast, and arrives at school on time.
- Students may bring pencils, a lunch, a water bottle and a book to read after testing.
- Positive encouraging notes are helpful to remind students how much they have learned this year and how successful they will be showing it!
- The campus will limit visitors on testing days.
5/23: Science 5 SOL
5/24: Math 4 SOL
5/25: Math 3 SOL
5/26: Math 5 SOL
5/27: SOL Make-ups
June 7- FIELD DAY
- K-2 @ 9AM-11AM
- 3RD-5TH @ 12:45-2:45PM
Thank you to all of the Field Day volunteers that have already turned in a form. We have received a lot of volunteer forms for the K-2 session in the morning and are still in need of volunteers for the afternoon 3-5 session. As a reminder, if you are volunteering please make plans for any non-school aged children to not attend, as I will need our volunteer’s attention focused solely on our students/activities. If you are in need of a volunteer form, there are more available in the front office. Be on the lookout for more information coming home with your child as our event gets closer. Thanks again for all that you do.
Barnes and Noble- Summer Reading
YCSD Summer Enrichment camps
Food Services Update
For the past two school years, meals have been provided to all YCSD students at no cost through a waiver provided by the USDA. This waiver will not be reissued. Instead, breakfast and lunch meals will return to a paid status, with no charges allowed, beginning this summer. Free or reduced price meals will be available (upon application and approval) to students whose family income falls within federally established guidelines. Families with students participating in Summer Academy programs who would like to take advantage of free or reduced price meal options are asked to submit applications by Wednesday, June 1, 2022, if applications have not already been submitted. Please go to myschoolapps.com to access the application. This application period will cover families until October 31, 2022.
Paper Applications are also available in all school offices so feel free to ask your child's teacher for a copy if needed.
Additional information regarding free or reduced price meal applications for the 2022-23 school year will be provided before the start of the year. If you have questions, please call 757-898-0468 or 757-898-0485 or visit the Let’s Talk – Ask YCSD platform.
YCSD 2022-2023 School Calendar
2022-23 School Year Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2022-23 school year calendar. The first day of school will be Monday, August 29, 2022. Under state law, the Friday before Labor Day must be a student holiday, creating a 4-day weekend. Next year's calendar is available on the division website.
Clinic News You Can Use
Please see the following information below regarding your child’s healthcare needs at school. I look forward to working with you and your child(ren) to ensure that they have a safe, healthy environment to learn in. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions that you may have along the way.