Byam Newsletter

January 28, 2022

Message from Principal Fredette and AP Dolan

Byam Update

Therapy Dogs Visit

The monthly therapy dog visits have been a favorite of our staff and students alike. We had time with these furry friends on Tuesday this week.
Big picture

Grade 1 Sound Enrichment

Updated COVID Mitigation Strategy

This week Dr. Lang sent a letter to the CPS community about a shift in our mitigation strategies. The shift will include providing families with home tests to administer to students that can also be done in conjunction with our pool testing program. Please find Dr. Lang's letter below.

Home Health Screening

Please continue to monitor your child(ren) for symptoms and keep them home if they are experiencing any of the below symptoms.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/about-covid-19-testing#what-are-the-symptoms-of-covid-19?-


Communicate any absences to our Byam absence line and your homeroom teacher. If the absence is from illness and symptoms persist contact your child's healthcare provider and Nurse Regan.


For more information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing, visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/about-covid-19-testing#where-can-get-a-test?


If your child tests positive at home or their doctor's office for COVID-19, contact Nurse Regan at regana@chelmsford.k12.ma.us. You will receive procedures for your student's quarantining and return to school.


Thank you for helping keep Byam School safe and healthy by monitoring your child(ten) for possible symptoms on a daily basis and following protocols of keeping students at home when not feeling well.

4th Grade Strings Practice

Big picture
Big picture

Friday Feb 4th Chelmsford/Byam Spirit Day!

Next Friday February 4th will be our next Chelmsford/Byam Gear Spirit day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear any maroon or Byam/Chelmsford gear next Friday Feb 4th.

Upcoming Dates

  • February 4 - Spirit wear Day
  • February 8- 100th Day of School!
  • February 9- Early Release Day
  • February 9- BSA Meeting
  • February 21-25- February Break
Big picture

Reminder: Byam Volunteer One-Day-And-Done Program

Many individuals in our community are understandably not able to commit to a consistent substitute schedule, but would like to help support Byam in some way. This program provides a way for parents/guardians or grandparents to provide "one day and done" flexibility of volunteer tutoring support in a Byam classroom between the hours of 8:45-3:15. Participants will be assigned to a classroom other than their own child''s/grandchild's classroom. Communication of a requested day in many cases will be inquired by the Byam office within 1-2 days prior to volunteer day. All volunteers must be CORI'd. If more than one member of a child's family is interested, please submit a form for each individual separately. Call our Byam office at 978-251-5144 with any questions.


Interested participants complete google form at below link:

https://forms.gle/zVtCGbVS2tgm4SUM9

BSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Big picture

VIRTUAL BANDINGO IS BACK!

Join us February 16th at 6:30PM from the comfort of your own home! This event is always a hit with the kids AND parents! Family fun full of dancing, music, and prizes! To register please use the link below, spaces are limited. Any questions email the BSA at bsa.chelmsford@gmail.com

Bandingo SignUp: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSF4BnlawZ5y-iV5dFjkV7oYQm_39OuyzRo40oZrklbx1qPg/viewform?usp=sf_link



Don't forget to send your Bandingo payment via Paypal after you register:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=MYXGJM54LDNXQ

Big picture

ENRICHMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS:

Did you know that the BSA enrichment coordinators work directly with the classroom teachers and presenters to bring enrichment opportunities to our school, both in person and virtually? Here are some of the amazing things we have planned for this school year (events vary by grade): Acton Discovery Museum "sound" presentation, “Sheryl Faye Presents: Sally Ride”, “Sheryl Faye Presents: Amelia Earhart”, High Touch High Tech of New England "Dig It", "Wind and Water", “Plimoth Plantation”,“Lyn Hoopes” author visit, "Rob Surette" 3 day artist and residence, "Mister G" all school concert & art, "Marine Science Center" virtual visit... and more!
Big picture

4th GRADE MEMORY/YEARBOOK PHOTOS:

Please submit photos for our 4th grade yearbook of current 4th grade students participating in school activities or events from Kindergarten through now! These can be photos you took when volunteering in a classroom, or attending a school-sponsored event! Add your photos to this Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1ePOjVt0UJ_Cl3pW5fXPpria0iJPc9PrY?usp=sharing


When adding photos please change the file name to the name(s) of the children in the photo to help when photos are placed in the book.



If you'd like more information about the 4th grade celebration, check out the Byam 4th Grade 2021 (CHS Class of 2030) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1396580130413674

Big picture

BYAM NIGHT OUT at the UML Riverhawks

BYAM NIGHT OUT at the UML Riverhawks


Please join us for the Byam Night Out at the UML Riverhawks hockey game on February 11! Tickets can be purchased here: https://offer.fevo.com/umass-lowell-mih-vs-northeastern-avlpcsc-abbbd34 Hope you to see you there!

Big picture

RED SOX TICKETS May 31st... Save the Date!

The calendar says it's winter, but we are thinking of spring! Get your friends together bring the kids to the Red Sox game on May 31st! Tickets are $35 each. Seats are located in the Grandstand, Section 8. More information coming soon!

BYAM SAVE THE DATES:


BYAM SAVE THE DATES:

2/11/2022: UML Riverhawks game, Byam Night Out!

2/16/2022: Virtual Bandingo

3/15/2022*: Virtual Paint Night with Mrs. Brown (*new date)

3/26/2022: Hootenanny Talent Show

5/21/2022: WALK-A-THON!

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration


Stay Connected to the Byam School Association

Thank you to all who attended our meeting this week!

Our next meeting is February 9th at 7:00pm.


EmailWebsiteFacebook Meeting Minutes Donate
Big picture

Byam Weekly Announcements

Byam Announcements Jan 26th

Downloadable January School Lunch Menu Below

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette: fredettej@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Assistant Principal Dolan: dolane@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Chelmsford Public Schools Website: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/


Byam Website Page: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/Domain/8


Note: This Byam newsletter can be translated to other languages by clicking the "Accessibility" button located above right.