Bulldog News

BMS Parent/Guardian Newsletter May/June 2022

INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Upcoming Dates
  • IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
  • Principal's Message
  • STEAM and Classroom Happenings
  • Summer Reading
  • Multi Cultural Fair
  • Honor's Night
  • PACT News
  • Who to Contact

UPCOMING DATES

IMPORTANT YEAR END DATES TO BE AWARE OF:

May 25th - 6th & 7th Grade Choir Concert 6:00pm/ 8th Grade Choir Concert 7:15pm at PC Auditorium

May 25th - AVID Graduation 3:00-4:30pm

May 26th - Last day for after school activities and late buses

May 30th - Memorial Day - No School

June 2nd - Final Locker Clean-out

June 6th - All School Picnic 11:25 - 12:50pm

June 7th - Student Chromebook Collection - all grades

June 8th - Yearbook distribution

June 9th - End of Year all school afternoon celebration

June 9th - Last Day of School for Students

IMPORTANT ** NEW TRANSPORTATION OPT-IN PROCEDURE ** IMPORTANT

ALL STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO RIDE BUS TO SCHOOL NEXT YEAR...DUE JUNE 1ST

Osseo Area Schools is implementing opt-in bussing requirement for the 2022-23 school year.


This does not change bus riding eligibility for students, but WILL require parents/caregivers of transportation-eligible students in grades K-12 to declare how their student(s) will get to and from school.


Registration Deadline for Existing Students is June 1, 2022 If a form is not received, your student will NOT receive a bus assignment


For more information, including a web link to the form, to check transportation eligibility, and FAQ page, please visit www.district279.org/transportation


If you need additional assistance or have questions not answered on our webpage, please contact: ISD 279 Transportation at 763-391-7244 or email BusQuestions@District279.org

MESSAGE FROM MS. MONETTE, PRINCIPAL

It is hard to believe that we are almost to the close of the 2021-22 school year and summer vacation is right around the corner. We have had many activities throughout the school year when we could, and now to end the school year, will be celebrating and highlighting our amazing students.


On May 18th we celebrated 190 honor students who have maintained a cumulative 3.66 GPA this school year while also recognizing our outgoing 8th grade honors students. We are excited for what the future holds for all of our 8th graders as they head to high school. Our 8th graders demonstrated true leadership through the pandemic. These young people have learned how to navigate the toughest of times. I am confident that they will handle anything that they face in the future with integrity and resilience.


We are rounding out this year with many music concerts, a semi-formal dance for 8th graders and will end our year with a all-school picnic on June 6th. Please feel free join us and your child during their lunch time (A, B or C lunch) for the All-School Picnic on June 6th. When you arrive please have your ID and check in the main office. We would love to see you there!


On the last day of school June 9th, we will hold an all-school celebration with a large inflatable obstacle course, climbing wall, school dance and extra fun activities hosted by their teachers. Students will choose 3 options to attend that afternoon.


We also want you to be aware that on November 8th or earlier, Osseo Area Schools community is being asked to reinvest in district schools to maintain services and address growing needs in Phase I of Building a Better Future through a referendum election for Learning and Technology needs. Building a Better Future is a multi- year plan to service Osseo Area School scholars, families, and communities. In this bold, new strategic plan, the district is committed to providing a desired educational experience where the brilliance of each and every one of its scholars is enhanced. Phase I of Building a Better Future focuses on the district’s learning and technology needs. Phase II of Building a Better Future will focus on facility needs, but at a later time. The Osseo Area Schools community is being asked to reinvest in district school to maintain services and address growing needs in Phase I of Building a Better Future. PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE! To learn more about Building a Better Future, please visit www.district279.org/BetterFuture for more information.


As I close, I wish all of you a wonderful and relaxing summer, spending time with each other, family, and friends. Get out and explore this beautiful state and enjoy the many parks, trails, lakes, and activities our busy cities have to offer. I just may see you at a few of our local city parades. Thank you for your constant support of our school, our teachers, and our scholars.


Kim Monette, Principal

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STEAM CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS

We have so much to celebrate and take pride in our amazing accomplishments here at BMS! Take a look at all the STEAM integrated activities and projects going on around our school!

Boston Scientific Field Trips

On May 11th and 13th, students visited either the Maple Grove or Arden Hills Boston Scientific Buildings to learn hands-on more about the different engineering careers and the process of creating medical devices.

Vikings Character Playbook Field Trip

7th grade health students participated in a Vikings Personnel Panel and experienced many different physical stations such as the go deep receiver challenge, 40 yard dash, obstacle course, and more!


BMS integrates the Everfi Character Playbook lessons in the health curriculum which teaches skills to navigate relationships and social pressures during challenging middle school years.

AVID Career Fair at Twins Stadium

AVID students attended a pre-game college fair and met with college counselors from across Twins Territory.

STEAM Challenges

Students are taking on challenges throughout the building in exploring, designing, and testing using the Engineering Design process to create projects such as battling rams in Global Studies and windmills in English class from the book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."

STEAM Creativity Fair

A fun night was had by ALL past, present, and future bulldogs! STEAM projects, STEAM designed doors, student demonstrations, presentations, and good food filled the school!

Honor's Night

CONGRATULATIONS BMS High Honor Students!

It was a fun night celebrating with you!

Include Reading in Your Summer Plans

Summer reading is important to help your kids maintain and grow the skills that they learned during the previous school year. Whether it is listening to an audiobook while on a road trip, reading an article on their phones or sitting in the shade with new book, find a way to make reading part of your family’s summer plans. Visit this website to explore more: https://sites.google.com/apps.district279.org/summer-reading-2022/home

Multicultural Fair- Rescheduled to June 2

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FAMILY RESOURCES

P.A.C.T. NEWS- PARENTS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER

BMS Volunteer Opportunities:

Do you have a few hours to spare? Weekdays 11-2pm check out how you can help.

- Sign up with the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FACAB2AA5F4C52-volunteers


On-going Daytime Volunteer Needs:

BMS Day-Time Volunteers-Sign Up


Be in the Know with BMS PACT (Parent Group):

- Sign up to get meeting info and other ways YOU can help support BMS.

https://forms.gle/4uuLDKq9vvMsUf4i9

- Next Meeting Tuesday 3/8 6-7:30pm, Virtual.

- Reach Out: bmspact@gmail.com with any questions

WHO TO CONTACT

School Office: 763-569-7700...............................BMS Website: https://bms.district279.org/#


Attendance: 763-569-7616………………………………..Transportation: 763-391-7244


6th Grade

Annessia Xiong, Counselor 6th Grade .....Email: XiongAnnessia@district279.org

Donnay Green, SMS 6th Grade.......Email: GreenD@district279.org


7th Grade

Liz Johnson, Counselor 7th Grade ......Email: JohnsonElizabeth@district279.org

Larry Bilbro, SMS 7th Grade......Email: BilbroL@district279.org


8th Grade

Judy Anderson, Counselor 8th Grade .......Email: AndersonJ@district279.org

Rachel Kalk, SMS 8th Grade……..Email: KalkR@district279.org


District Tip Line.........763-391-8660

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