Byam Newsletter

November 19th, 2021

Video Message from Principal Fredette and AP Dolan

Byam Parent Newsletter
The Book Fair is here...and it's outdoors! in front of our Byam building. See more information on dates and time below in the BSA Update.

Early Release Day

Wednesday, November 25, will be an early release day for Thanksgiving break. School resumes on Monday, November 29.

No Pooled Testing on Monday

Due to the Thanksgiving break, there will not be pooled on this upcoming Monday. We will continue with the testing on the Monday when we return to school.

Picture Re-Take Day

For students who missed our initial picture day or would like to retake their pictures, our retake day will be on Tuesday, November 23.
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Byam Cares Program

In order to assist our families in need we have established a program called the “Byam Cares Program”. This program will give interested Byam families, community members and staff an avenue to donate gift cards that will be distributed to Byam families throughout the year. This type of donation has traditionally been done around the holidays but we would like to maintain the program throughout the year as hardships often arise. The principal, school counselor and nurse will work with families in need to determine recipients of the gift cards.

We request that gift cards be limited to Walmart, Target, and local grocery store gift cards. Donation gift cards can be put in an envelope with "Byam Cares" written on front, and brought to our Byam office.

Families in need of assistance for the holidays should reach out to Lyndsey O'Neil, School Counselor, via email at

Calendar Dates

  • Tuesday November 23th Picture Retake Day
  • Thursday November 25th and Friday 26th Thanksgiving Break
  • Wednesday December 1 Early Release Day for Conferences


Stay Connected to the Byam School Association:

  • Our next meeting will be January 12, 2022.


Meeting Minutes:




Join the BSA for this year’s IN-PERSON and OUTDOOR book fair! Books, posters, scavenger hunt, and more! Find us outside in front of Byam School, 11/18, 11/19, 11/22 and 11/23 from 3:30-5:30pm, and Saturday morning 11/20 from 9:00-11:00 am. Online shopping is also available!

Shop and Win! Make a book fair purchase (in person or online) and enter your child/children into the RAFFLE DRAWING for one of several Scholastic book prizes! 1 entry/child. For completed online purchases made, please email your child/childrens name and grade to with the subject line “Book fair drawing entry”!

Teacher’s Wishlists: If interested, ask us if your classroom has a Teacher’s Wishlist! Teachers will be given the opportunity to provide wishlists for Scholastic items that they wish to have in order to build up or update their classroom libraries! A printed copy of submitted wishlists will be available for parents to browse and make purchases at the book fair. Wishlist purchases are optional.

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Didn't get a chance to buy gifts for family & friends from Charleston Wrap? You are in luck! The Charleston Wrap Fundraiser has been extended to December 3rd. All orders received by then will arrive prior to the holiday.


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Don't want wrapping paper? Don't feel like singing along to Bandingo? Don't want to walk-a-long? This fundraiser is for YOU! Donate funds directly to Byam School... it's a no-brainer!

There are 3 ways to give - Visit, use the QR code, or text-to-donate by texting (202)858-1233 and using the keyword Byam. It is so easy to donate and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to funding enrichment programming at our school! Many thanks for supporting our school!

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BYAM HOOTENANNY! Sign-Up Deadline is December 5th!

Byam's got talent... so Lions, get your acts ready! Byam's All Together Now Hootenanny! Byam's Got Talent! We are ALL TOGETHER (safely), and ready to have fun! 3/25-3/26 2022! Talent show and 4th grade Emcee sign ups... Signup Deadline December 5th!

Do you show your talent through Art, rather than on stage? Artwork Deadline January 24, 2022! Submit your cover artwork entry that represents Byam's All Together Hootenanny an enter the program cover contest! Questions? Email:

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11/18-11/23/2021: Scholastic Book Fair

12/2021: Little Shoppers Winter Store at Harrington School! More info coming soon... if you would like to donate items, or want to make something to sell, reach out to Amy Domow at

3/16/2022: Byam Paint Night with Mrs. Brown

3/26/2022: Byam's Hootenanny Talent Show

5/21/2022: Byam's WALK-A-THON!
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Calling All Future Substitutes

Are you looking for something to do either every day or specific days based on your schedule? Byam is looking for a pool of substitutes to help cover absences when they occur. Coverage would need to be for an entire school day 8:45-3:30 pm.

First create a profile on School Spring at:

To apply for this specific district posting click this link:

Email AP Mrs. Dolan at with any questions.


Weekly Announcements Nov 17th

Downloadable November School Lunch Menu Below

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette:

Assistant Principal Dolan:

Chelmsford Public Schools Website:

Byam Website Page:

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