BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of May 22, 2022

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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

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,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events

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

May 30

Memorial Day- All schools and Offices will be closed.


  • 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.

June 9 and June 10

Early Dismissal Days

June 10

Our 5th Grades were will celebrating in their 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 9am. All parents of current 5th graders are welcome to attend!

June 10

Last Day of School!

June 16

Final Report Card will be sent to families via email or mail

Parent Resources

Barnes and Noble- Summer Reading

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August. The Summer Journal is linked below.

YCSD Summer Enrichment camps

If you wish to have your student engage in the YCSD Summer Enrichment camps, these camps are available for short periods of time throughout this summer at Yorktown Elementary. These enrichment camps include things like ABC Easy as 123, Chess Club, Rising 6th Grade Math Prep, Young Authors Camp, Readers Theater, STEM Enrichment Camp. More information can be found at this link along with the camp request form: YCSD Summer Academy Program.

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 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 Breakfast and Lunch Menus

York County School Division contracts with Sodexo to manage the Food Service Program, which includes breakfast and lunch in all our schools.

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.

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.

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