Friday Notes

March 27, 2020

Distance Learning - Week 1 - We made it!

As we conclude our first full week of distance learning, I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude for your support, patience, and engagement. As I expressed this morning at our very first Zoom Morning Assembly, BJAMS is a community and we are not defined by our building. We are still singing with Mrs. Wright, learning with our classroom teachers, exercising with Coach Bu, being fed by Mrs. Gentle, Mrs. Fisher, and Mrs. Z, and praying with Fr. Schnobrich. We are moving forward with our learning and we are learning very important lessons beyond the classroom, such as care for the community and the need to be flexible and accommodating. These are trying times, but we are in this together.

The school office is open for essential staff only on an extremely limited basis. Please email Mrs. Wilson and/or Mrs. Morrison if you need to retrieve something from the school.

Look out below...for distance learning videos, pics, posts, and more!

Remote Study Buddy Program!

Has your child exhausted your knowledge of Algebra? Could your child use an extra set of eyes on a paper? Rice students are volunteering as tutors for elementary and middle school students from our Catholic partner schools who may need extra help navigating their online learning assignments. Please contact Sarah Smith Conroy and Kim Hill if you would like your child to be paired with a Rice Remote Study Buddy. Tutoring sessions will be limited to 30 minutes per child per week to allow our Rice tutors to tend to their school and home responsibilities. All tutoring sessions will be held online in our effort to learn while staying safe!

Sarah Smith Conroy -
Kim Pushee-Hill -

Fr. Jon Schnobrich to BJAMS 3/24/20

The Show Must Go On!

Annual Spring Fundraiser

We hope to raise more money than ever for our beloved, fine school!

Click to read the blog post for more information

Please contact Michelle Hines-Tomlinson with your questions regarding B.A.S.H. at

From Zoe James to her 6th Grade Classmates

Like so many, Zoe has been hearing how the elderly and those with chronic health conditions are more susceptible to the corona virus and are also more likely to suffer from more feelings of isolation and loneliness associated with social distancing. Zoe learned from Heidi Scheuermann, manager of the Westbranch Apartments in Stowe, that there are 48 residents living there in small apartments, and many have no family or friends outside of the building. Now, they can no longer congregate in the community rooms, take exercise classes, or chat with friends on the benches because of concerns surrounding Coronavirus.

In response, Zoe is inviting her entire 6th Grade Class to join her in writing letters to all 48 Westbranch residents.The hope is that through reading the letters, they may feel less isolated and alone during this difficult time. What do you say 6th Graders? Please consider joining Zoe in writing two letters: one entitled "When I'm lonely I...." and the other "When I'm bored I...." Feel free to include a picture or drawing as an added bonus! Zoe will coordinate with Heidi to safely distribute the letters. Thank you.

Please mail letters to:

Zoe James

272 Thomas Lane

Stowe, VT 05672

A Fine, Fine School, Storytime with Mrs. Nordenson

Hyde Park Helpers and Mutual Aid

Hyde Park Helpers is a community based service that connects people in need with people who can help. At this time, we can help with delivery of grocery items, prescriptions, and mail. In the future, we may be able to offer other services as we continue to coordinate with community members.

Contact Hyde Park Helpers if you need assistance, or to find out how you can help

Mr. Close's 6th grade science

Helping Local Senior Citizens and Families in Need

Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe is organizing an outreach program to help senior citizens who may not have access to groceries, medications, other essentials, and really - anything else they may need. Included in their list of parishioners, are those senior citizens from Most Holy Name in Morrisville. In this spirit, do you know a senior who may need helping hand? Are you a BJAMS family who also might need a helping hand?

Please email Mrs. Morrison or Mrs. Wilson with the details so those in need can be included in this outreach program.

Distance Learning for ALL - it's not just for K-8!

Universal Class is an online learning platform offering over 500 continuing education courses on a diverse array of topics. Through VTLIB, all Vermont public libraries can provide remote access to their patrons. Any Vermonter can use their Vermont public library card barcode to create a Universal Class account. State employees can use the barcode number on their State Library card.

A big shout out to Mrs. Kohl for sharing this information. Thank you for continuing to think about and care for us at BJAMS!

Meals Program Info

We will continue to provide breakfast and lunch for ALL students under the age of 18, free of charge.* Remember to sign up for meals through RenWeb the night before so we have an accurate meal count (click here for directions); labeled meals will be on a cart outside of the main entrance of the school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM. Mrs. Gentle is the contact for meal provision, and she can be reached at 888-4758 ext. 235 or

We will have a few extra meals prepared daily for those who weren't able to pre-order. Keep in mind, families have the option to participate in the meals program of any of their local schools, no questions asked. Please contact your local district for details on their meals program, as they may differ slightly from ours.

* This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Morning Assembly, March 27, 2020

Yearbook production wrapping up!

Pre-order is the only way to purchase a yearbook at the discounted price of $20 each. There is no limit per family. To reserve your copy, please write a check payable to BJAMS with a note in the memo for yearbook by Friday, April 10.

Please email Mrs. Curran if you wish to order a yearbook, and please mail your check to the school. We are unable to accept cash or checks delivered in-person.

Coming Up Next

Morning Assembly

Remember every Tuesday and Friday we'll be attending morning assembly online through Zoom. We'll see you all there! Please use the link provided in the original email to join.

Community News

Auditions Postponed

Please follow this this link to the Lamoille County Players website for all the details.

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