Friday Notes

December 4, 2020

Half Day and NO ASP today!

Report Cards Available Today!

Kindergarten and First Grade will receive paper copies; for Grades 2-8, report cards are available through the FACTS Parent Portal at 3:00 pm.

BJAMS Lights Up the Night!

We are planning an amazing holiday event for our BJAMS families and hope that you can join us! The event, BJAMS LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12th from 6:00-6:30(ish). We will light up our beautiful school and let it shine like a sparkly star during the dark night. This will be a drive through light show and celebration only.

Our celebration will start with Christmas caroling and end with Santa. We invite students to bring their letters they have written to Santa and mail them that night to the North Pole in our special North Pole mailbox!

To help with planning purposes, please fill out this Google Form to let us know if you will be joining us on this special night. We hope to see you there!

Get Your Beautiful Holiday Swag!

Decorate your home, office, or car with a beautifully made, natural hemlock holiday swag. Only $20! The proceeds to benefit the 8th graders class trip to Boston (protocols allowing). We're taking orders until Dec.11th. Please email Mr. Close with your order - he only needs your name and quantity of swags.

Swag pick ups will be on Dec. 12th and Dec. 14 and 15th.

Kitchen Notes

We will be offering a breakfast meal bag to home with students over Christmas break. The bag will consist of 7 days' worth of breakfast food items, such as: milk, juice, fruit, cereal, yogurt, string cheese, parfait, and quick bread for each student(s). You must sign up through FACTS by 12/15 for breakfast, selecting the dates 12/23-12/31. The breakfast bags will be labeled with your family ID number and ready for pick up at dismissal on Monday, 12/21. If your child is attending ASP that day, you can grab your breakfast bag (look for your family ID number) outside of the school's main entrance.

Families who require meals while learning remotely due to COVID, please email Heather Gentle directly at for information.

Hybrid Learning

We would like to thank families for their adherence to Governor Scott's expectation that families who participated in multi-family gatherings over Thanksgiving quarantine and/or test. Due to our teachers' need to focus primarily on our students who are learning in-person, we ask that families return to school as quickly (and safely!) as possible. Hybrid learning does not replace in-person learning and it creates significant work for teachers who are now doubling their (already remarkable) efforts.

Vermont COVID Dashboard

The Vermont Department of Health has organized data into graphs and charts to help tell the story of how the virus has impacted people in our state.

Find up-to-date numbers, and learn about the trends we've seen over time. See COVID-19 activity in towns, schools and colleges.


Tuition Referral Discounts!

If you qualified for a tuition referral discount, Mrs. Marcoux has credited your tuition account in FACTS!

How do you receive a tuition referral discount? Well, you need to tell all of your friends about the amazing experience your kids are having at BJAMS! When a family completes the online application for enrollment and lists you as the referral family your tuition account is credited at the end of the first trimester!

If you have any questions about your referral discount listed in FACTS, please contact Mrs. Marcoux in the Business Office.

Thank you, PTO!

Our PTO, with a little help from St. Nicholas, surprised our students this week with special gifts. We are thankful to Fr. Matthew, for preaching about St. Nicholas, in advance of his official feast day of December 6.
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Bulletin board artwork created by Rachael Grant (BJAMS PTO and Harrison, 2nd & Amelia 4th)

Tenth Installment from the USCCB's Pastoral Letter Condemning the Sin of Racism

Coming Up Next

Dec 4 - Report Cards & half day of school

Dec 7 - PTO meeting, 9am

Dec 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception (school Mass will be held on Tues in honor of Our Lady)

Dec 12 - BJAMS Lights Up the Night, 6pm

Dec 22 - Half Day - 12pm dismissal

Dec 23 - Dec 31 - No School - Christmas Break

Jan 1 - No School - New Year's Day

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