The Boeckman Buzz

October 9, 2020

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Message from Principal Blazek

BMS Families,

Our Fall MEA break happens next week, and I want to draw your attention to our district hybrid schedule.

Cohort 1

Monday, October 12th - In-person day

Tuesday, October 13th - Remote day

Wednesday, October 14th - Flex day

Cohort 2

Monday, October 12th - Remote day

Tuesday, October 13th - In-person day

Wednesday, October 14th - Flex day

All Cohorts and Farmington Academy - No School Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th

We have already raised over $10,000 in our Step It Up Fundraiser. The money we raise this year will go towards providing learners with personalized learning experiences. These experiences will look different this year as we have more variation in our learning models and have restrictions on how we bring kids together. This year we will be using our money to support virtual experiences and tools, and we hope to eventually be able to use to support the signature trips and speakers we had planned for.

Thank you,

Megan Blazek, principal

Week at a Glance Reminder – Check Boeckman Website!

We want to make it as easy as possible for learners and parents to know what is happening in school. Each team is committed to keeping their Week at a Glance updated with teacher contact information, times for virtual coaching sessions, codes to access those sessions, and a snapshot of what is happening in each class. Week at a Glance documents can be found on the Boeckman website, under the “Academics” tab.

Social-Emotional Survey Coming Soon

Please see the letter, linked HERE. Students will be asked to complete this survey during one of their Tiger Connection classes by the end of October. The data provided by students completing the survey can ensure that the actions our schools are taking are working, and help decide whether to continue or change what we are doing. Please see the letter for more details, linked above.

Google Meets Update

In some cases, we have found that Google Meet from Self Service is not updating. If your child is having issues, they will need to go to Self Service and reinstall Google Meet. Once the button to reinstall is pressed a circle will spin for a bit then it will say reinstall again. If you look at your Google Meet app, it will be loading. Once it has loaded then it should work.

Step It Up Fundraiser - Final Turn In Days Monday and Tuesday

Our Step It Up! Fundraiser is about to End!

This Tuesday is the final day to turn in your Pledge Sheets and any cash and checks you have collected to the office.


1. Be sure to login to your pledge page ONE MORE TIME (or for the 1st time) to be sure you have reached the level you were hoping to earn!

Parents here’s a 2 minute “how to” video if you have any questions about registering

· If you would like your student to reach a higher prize level now is the time to take action.

· To add a donation simply go back to your original pledge email request you received and click donate now OR you can always send cash or check to school with your student using the attached pledge sheet

2. If you have collected any cash or checks please place them in any envelope you have, include your PLEDGE SHEET, and label it with:

· Student Name


· $ Total of what’s inside. Close the envelope securely!


We will add all cash and checks turned in, to your online totals so your student gets all of the prizes they have earned for being AWESOME! Our goal is 100% participation in this fun and fantastic fundraiser! We thank you for being part of our success! In place of The Day of Awesomeness, we will be receiving an additional 10% of funds and all funds earned will support personal learning experiences.

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Looking for Parent Ambassadors

Each year our Parent Ambassadors are vital in supporting our school. This year we will be meeting quarterly in a virtual format at the following times. Fill out this link if you are interested in being part of our Parent Ambassadors.

Meeting Dates and Times

Tuesday, November 17th @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 16th @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 20th @ 6:30 pm

Fall Conferences (October 5th - October 14th)

We are making changes to how fall conferences will take place this fall. District-wide teachers will be setting their own conference schedules and have the option to offer them virtually or in-person. All conferences will take place between October 5th to October 14th, and will be scheduled for 15 minutes.

Learners, parents/guardians will be meeting with one of their Tiger Connections teachers, and will not have individual conferences with each of their teachers. Your child's Tiger Connection teacher will be reaching out to you with their schedule and a link to sign up. If your child works with a case manager or support staff you will receive an email with the option to schedule a second conference with them.

You can expect to hear from your child's Tiger Connections teacher by October 2nd to schedule your conference. October 8th was scheduled as an early release on our district calendar and will remain as a 2-hour early release so our staff can offer conferences during this time.

Support Staff Conference Sign Up

This document includes the conference sign up for our School Counselors, Behavior Interventionist, and Intervention Teachers.

How to connect with a school counselor

All learners have the opportunity to meet with their School Counselor. Students should have a link on their iPads that directly take them to their Counselors scheduling calendar. Counselors see students for a variety of reasons. If your learner is needing support with any social, emotional, or academic transitions back to school, please encourage them to check in with their Counselor! In addition, please check out

BMS Mental Health Mission: Possible for resources and information.

iPad Tech Help

iPad First Aid

This is the first stop for troubleshooting issues with iPads. If you are not able to troubleshoot your issue please make an appointment with Mrs. Tredinnick or call the district tech helpline.

In-Person or Virtual Appointments with BMS Tech Support

Using this link you can schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with Mrs. Tredinnick our BMS Tech Support. These appointments are for iPad Help or Repair.

Phone Number

For help with your iPad or other technology questions that might be able to be solved by phone while off-campus, please call our student and family tech helpline during normal school hours: 651-463-5090. If after school hours, please leave a message and include the student’s name, school, your contact information, and a brief description of the issue.


Community Ed is offering afterschool clubs, babysitter training, Kung Fu, virtual/distant classes and more. Check it out!

About us

The mission of BMS, a welcoming, learner-centered community committed to personalization that nurtures curiosity and innovation, is to ensure that each learner exercises agency for continuous personal growth in order to find joy and well-being for their future while positively impacting their communities through a system distinguished by:

  • Personalization that honors the uniqueness of each learner
  • Mistakes and reflection as essential components of learning
  • Openness to new ideas and innovation
  • Safe environments that support a growth mindset
  • Partnering with the community to champion our learners
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