Friday Notes

April 8, 2022

Celebrating Holy Week

Grades 6, 7, and 8 are very excited to invite you to our Holy Week skits. Scenes will depict several of the events that took place during Jesus' return to Jerusalem.

We will gather at the flagpole each day except Thursday when we'll gather at the sliding hill across from the foot bridge. All of the skits will start at 8:30 am.

Holy Monday ... Jesus in the Temple

Holy Tuesday ... Sermon on the Mount

Holy Thursday ... Last Supper

Good Friday ... Stations of the Cross

Attention 8th Grade Parents

Remember to submit your favorite baby picture of your 8th grader for their yearbook. Be sure to include a special note, too. Please email pictures and any questions to Mrs. Curran Friday, April 15.

Top 5 ways to enjoy the best lawn party of the year - BASH 2022

1. Invite everyone you know - friends and family - this isn't just for BJAMS folks.

2. Carpool - half the cost of gas and twice the fun getting there.

3. Schedule a sitter now.

4. Dress for success - wear your best Vermont casual attire so you can get serious with that corn hole game.

5. Bring your cell phone and wallet - an incredible silent auction full of amazing packages. On-line bidding only.

Do you have your own lawn games? We would love for you to bring them along to help ensure ample game time for all. We're looking for KanJam, Goodminton, Bocce Ball, Cornhole, etc.

Please contact Michelle Tomlinson to let her know which game(s) you can share.

Countdown to BASH: Sponsor Spotlight!

GOLD SPONSOR- Pall Spera Company-Bateman Group- Longtime friend and supporter of the school, Sharon Bateman, has been ranked in the top 20 realtors for the last 10 + years in Vermont. The dedicated realtor team at The Bateman Group takes pride in knowing every mountain peak and forest glen of Stowe and central Vermont. They are deeply committed to you: whether it's buying or selling a house! Their strong broker network, local knowledge, and marketing expertise has consistently made them one of the top realtor teams in Stowe and surrounding areas. Their commitment to excellence is a few reasons why they have 5-star ratings in google, Zillow, and The Bateman Group will help you find the home of your dreams!

GOLD SPONSOR- Grace Financial Strategies- Megan Hand, BJAMS mom to Griffin, 2nd and Abigail, PK4. New to our school, but not new to the financial world, Megan is a founding partner and financial advisor to this women-led financial service firm. She takes pride in her education-based approach and wants all of her clients to feel confident about the financial future they desire. Whether you're investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, Megan's personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

GOLD SPONSOR- SSW Erectors- Flynt Wein owns and operates SSW Erectors with his brother, Benjamin. They built their business with the mission of controlling the quality of work, understanding their responsibilities under the terms of the contract, and having the capability to perform with knowledge and experience. They started in 2004 and are highly credentialed; they are certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction and were awarded Certified Steel Erector in 2009. They are constantly striving to enhance the process for safety, estimating, project management, quality, and communication. This is key to their success. Flynt's family is a BJAMS family - Heather (BJAMS substitute teacher), Liam (2nd), and Felicity (K)!

Walking Evacuation Practice

The 4th and 7th graders were led by Mrs. Semprebon and Mr. Buczek on a first-ever 'on foot' evacuation practice this week. Students walked from the edge of the BJAMS property on a footpath to the New Beginnings Church and rallied at the gazebo there. Thank you to our neighbors!

In the event students must evacuate the school - flood, noxious fumes, locusts - this is a safe and practical option that does not require transportation. The weather cooperated and all went to plan. Practice makes proficient!

3/4 Girls Lax Update

We are excited for 3/4 girls to learn lacrosse, and even though we don’t have the numbers to field a team for jamboree, we will still have practices and learn the game!

Starting after April Break:

Tuesdays and Saturdays 3:15-4:15pm

If you need to borrow gear we can loan out sticks and eye protection. Please contact Katie Marvin at

See you there!

An invitation from Fr. Schnobrich

Totus Tuus is an energetic and fun Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.

Totus Tuus is one week long, with the grade school (grades 1-8) session during the day from 9am to 3pm, and a session for high school students each evening. The week is led by our enthusiastic team of Totus Tuus missionaries!

For additional information, email Pam King,

Strep Throat Alert

We learned of a case of strep throat this week in the lower school. Please be on the lookout for the following symptoms - which may be mild to severe:

Fever - good indicator, but not always present - may have chills

General ill feeling - headache, nausea, loss of appetite

Complaints of sore throat - it may hurt to swallow and there may be white patches

Tender glands in the neck

Untreated, strep can lead to serious complications. Strep throat is treated with antibiotics which should be taken as prescribed even if symptoms improve. BJAMS' policy is that your student must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school.

Please consult your family doctor with any questions or concerns you may have regarding strep throat.

ASP Corner

Please take note:

There will be no ASP on Thursday, April 14 or Friday, April 15 (half day).
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Celebrating Brother Dutton

What: Celebration of Brother Dutton

Where: Blessed Sacrament Church, Stowe

When: Sunday, April 24

MASS: Celebrate Servant of God Brother Dutton's 179th Birthday starting with Mass at 10:30.

ART TOUR: Mass will be followed by a brief tour of the twelve impressive panels crafted by French artist Andre Girard on the outside walls of the church depicting St. Damien, St. Marianne and Br. Dutton serving the Hawaiian people who had been banished to Molokai because they suffered Hansen’s disease (formerly known as leprosy).

LUNCHEON: A Hawaiian lunch will be served in the Parish Hall shortly after Mass. Activities will include Hawaiian dancers, our BSC Art Restoration video and photos of Br. Dutton’s life on Molokai.

Final Prayer: We will return to the Church at 2pm to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet concluding our Divine Mercy Sunday celebration.

Please RSVP by April 14; lunch is free, donations accepted.

Coming Up Next

April 11 - Tuition Assistance deadline

April 14 - No ASP

April 15 - Half Day - Good Friday

April 18-22 - April Break

April 26 - PK3-Gr 1 Spring concert, 8:20 am

April 28 - Gr 2-4 Spring concert, 8:20 am

May 20 - Gr 7/8 Social Club, 6 pm - 8 pm

June 3 - Gr 5/6 Social Club, 6 pm - 8 pm

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