Community Newsletter: Making this our #BestYearYet

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Grateful for November

We have kicked off November and it is rolling! We have six weeks of instruction until the end of the first semester!

Our focus for the next three weeks other than quality instruction is integrating the theme of gratefulness into our daily routines and actions.

We are proud to celebrate our Veteran's with our annual Veteran's Day Assembly on Friday November 10th at 9:30 am in the BCHS gym.We invite all families to send in a picture of a family member who has or is serving in our Armed Forces. We will scan the photo and add it to our Veterans Day slide show. Please submit these as soon as possible. All submissions should be placed in an envelope with the student's name so that we can return it after scanning it. Students may turn these into their homeroom teacher or give them directly to Mrs. Opper. Please note that we are adding these submissions to our existing slide show. We really hope you can join us Friday!

Please make sure that you are signed up for my REMIND, as well as the grade level REMINDS so you don't miss a beat! Quarter two is going to be as fast and elite as quarter one and you don't want to miss a beat!

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Monday- #CelebrateMonday,

Tuesday- #TerrificTuesday, Parent Academy 5:30 PM

Wednesday- #WinWednesday,

Thursday-#ThankfulThursday, Basketball game- AWAY- Toombs

Friday- #FocusFriday, Veteran's Day Assembly 9:30, Club Day!

Saturday- #SuperSaturday Basketball- AWAY SEB


12/12 Holiday Concert and Art Gallery

12/12 Parent University Expo

12/19 Holiday Concert and Ary Gallery

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Donations needed for CLUBS!

Clubs are going great-- but we are looking for donations. We are thankful for our PTO as they work with us to get us some supplies! If you have any of these items not being used at your home and you would like to donate, we would be very grateful!


*Gardening Tools- pots, small hand held tools

*Games (Board-- any)

*Chess Games

*Cards, matching, basic cards, UNO

* Art:Craft Supplies- markers, glitter, glue, paper

* Books- any MS novels

* Cooking tools- spatulas, measuring cups, small

Mixing bowls, towels, mixing spoons, cookie sheets

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Map Testing- Reports and Goals

Winter Map Testing Window: November 29th - December 20th

Our next session of winter MAP testing begins right after our Thanksgiving holiday. We will be using our goal setting from WIN to track these next four weeks as we prepare to test in Reading, Language Usage, and Math. I can't wait to see how much we have grown! We will have MAP reports available for parents at our November 7th Parent Univeristy night! Join us for lots of great information and resources!

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Notes from Ms. Raeburn

We are off to a great November start! Our schoolhouse was packed with families on Wednesday to honor our Fall Athletes and I was so proud of the elite turnout and support! What an amazing night! Thank you to all our families and community who supported this awesome event!

I am VERY excited about our first Parent University night this week on Tuesday! We will be featuring sessions on Literacy and Grading, and I will probably throw in some good conversation about homework in the middle grades as well!

Please take some time to read our School and Parent Compact form. We sent them home last week and need the signed copy returned. If you need another copy, please call us and we can send one home. You can also read the compact here:


We very much need these forms back, so please take the time to sign and send in!

We are proud of the relationship we are building with our families and our parents are we work to grow our scholars! All of our Title I information can be found on our BCMS website under the "Student/Parent" tab.

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! If you have a concern or a comment, please do not hesitate to email or call me: eraeburn@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-626-5050 or 912.255.0630.

Your partnership and commitment to making #BeBCMS the best middle school on the planet is truly outstanding! Let's make this week ELITE!

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PTO update!

PTO rocked out the Ghost Grams and they are back selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the morning! Price is $8.00 for a dozen or $1.00 per doughnut! All proceeds will benefit PTO which directly benefits our amazing teachers!

We are so thankful for our PTO and their support!

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Whatever I Need!

WIN period is an elite time for our scholars to work on goal setting, grade checking, acceleration of curriculum, and enrichment. Please ask your child what goals they are working on during WIN time! The more we talk about goals and we model that having goals is critical, the more they will work to achieve them! Clubs is running great! I love seeing all the scholars discovering new interests and passions!

The current WIN Schedule looks like this:

Monday- Goal setting and Grade Checking- Goals are set based on Reading RIT MAP scores

Tuesday- Enrichment and Remediation Rotations begin! Short form MAP 11/7 or 11/8

Wednesday- Enrichment/Remediation/Kindness Rotations

Thursday- Enrichment/Remediation/Kindness Rotations

Friday- Clubs !

Please send in your BOX TOPS!

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Tribe Shop- Opening Soon!

Our TRIBE shop will be open for business soon! Check out the ELITE Bryan County gear that will be on sale! All money raised will go to our Clubs! We will have the cutest and hottest gear in North Bryan! Check us out!

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Ms. Liz Raeburn, Proud Principal, Bryan County Middle School

Mr. Keith Wright, Assistant Principal and Director of Athletics

Mr. Abram Scott, Assistant Principal