Community Newsletter School Year 19: Issue 22

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We had an ELITE first week back and ELITE start to the first week of the second semester!

A few reminders:

  • School starts at 8:25 AM and dismisses at 3:25. Breakfast and halls are open beginning at 7:50 AM
  • Peeks of the Week are on Twitter and our web site. Teams also send them out via their grade level REMINDS
  • Soccer Tryouts begin this week
  • Baseball Tryouts begin 1/28-- scholars need to sign up in homeroom
  • Yearbooks are on sale for $40.00 cash or check. Please drop off your money to Miss Shelby in the front office. Also, 8th grade, we need your baby pictures for our 8th grade celebration! Please bring them labeled in an envelope and drop off to Ms. KP in the ART room!
  • 8th grade: Please bring in your baby picture for your 8th grade celebration. Make sure you have it labeled and take to Mrs. KP.

Make it an ELITE week!

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We love it when scholars come to school every single day!

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Monday- #CelebrateMonday-1/14

  • Soccer Tryouts begin
  • Basketball Practices: After School

Tuesday- #TerrificTuesday-1/15

  • Soccer Tryouts
  • Basketball Practices: After School

Wednesday #WinWednesday-1/16

  • Soccer Tryouts


  • Basketball HOME
  • Soccer Tryouts

Friday- #FocusFriday-1/18

  • Clubs!


•No School Monday, January 23rd

•Semi Formal Dance- Tickets on sale now $15.00- 1/25

•Baseball Tryouts 1/28

•Saturday Spectacular- Beginning January 26th -- scholars asked to participate will be notified beginning Friday 1/18

•Kona Ice 1/31

•SPRING MAP testing begins in March

•AdvancED- April 1st

•GMAS testing- begins with 8th grade April 8th

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#ReadersAreLeaders (The 5) WIN!

WIN time Works!

How you can support WIN time at home:

We are proud to offer WIN time daily to our scholars to grow a culture of readers!

January is here and we will be sending home our Read to Them book projects! Scholars will also be participating in the One Word projects on their teams! We are excited to continue the elite literacy and social-emotional work we are doing at BCMS!

A staff member shared this a story with me the other day about our WIN time. Her mother bought her three books for Christmas for our WIN time at BCMS. She also told the educator that she was going to start setting her alarm daily at her work and take her break when we have WIN to read her books. Developing a love and a culture of readers is a life long skill!

What book are you reading at home? Share your reads with your child. One of the best things we can do to encourage reading is to model reading! :)


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Notes from Ms. Raeburn

In January we are going to kick off a new event at BCMS: Our Saturday Spectacular!

We will be offering Math Enrichment for scholars on Saturday from 9-12 as well as a Parent University from 9-10 to go dissect the Extended Writing piece on GMAS. We are looking forward to offering Saturday opportunities to grow our scholars and to support our families! Stay tuned for more details! The first session will be Saturday, January 26th and transportation WILL be available! Scholars who are interested and qualify will be contacted in January.

The peeks of the week are listed under our "weekly updates" tab on our website. We hope you are finding this information helpful in keeping up with the day to day of your child and what they are doing at school.

Other #BeBCMS Nuggets:


I hope you have noticed the posters and visual reminders around our school. E+R=O is a simple skill. The E stands for the event (what happened), the R stands for how you responded (your action) and the O stands for the Outcome (what did you get). We are helping our scholars to think about E+R=O in every situation. Our goal is to help our scholars begin to see and understand that the better their R is, the better their O will be!

PLEASE sign up to use Powerschool. PowerSchool is our grading and information communication system. Sign up is EASY! Stop by the front office and we will get you signed up and get you a login. You can use it on your phone and from an app! Never wonder again about missing work, upcoming work, or grades! It's all at your fingertips in Powerschool!

Thank you for being proactive and for supporting our school and our passion work! I am proud to be your principal and would love to hear from you! Please know that if you have a concern or if you hear something that doesn't feel right, contact me! eraeburn@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-626-5050 or 912.255.0630 (Cell).

ELITE Level Learning Happens HERE!


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Looking for some enrichment for your child? Check out Khan Academy!

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Your Administration Tribe

  • Ms. Liz Raeburn• Principal• 912•255•0650
  • Mr. Abram Scott• Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Donny Sikes• Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
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