Friday Notes

June 3, 2022

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Graduation Tonight

Please join us in congratulating our Class of 2022 as they graduate this evening at 6:00 pm.

  • Katherine Black
  • Ashton Borello-Bradley
  • Noah Brown
  • Ava Buczek
  • Tess Day
  • Ryder Donati
  • Lexie English
  • Kaylee Hanna
  • Rosalee Howell
  • Avery Mulligan
  • Liam Nichols
  • Emily Nordenson
  • Ava Shinners
  • Jada Wood

"Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others."

Philippians 2: 3-4

Universal Free Meals for Students, 2022-2023

For the past two years, all students attending school have enjoyed free breakfast and lunch, thanks to a USDA grant. This grant covered students attending both public and independent schools. Unfortunately, the USDA grant was not renewed for the 2022-2023 school year.

On Tuesday of this week, Governor Scott signed into law S.100, which requires public schools to offer universal meals at no charge to students attending public schools, using state funding. And while this law will provide free meals for students attending independent schools who are publicly tuitioned, this leaves the vast majority (98.7%, to be exact) of our school excluded from this incredibly important offering.

This is unacceptable. Please join me in reaching out to Governor Scott and/or one of Lamoille County's representatives and Lamoille County's senator (contact information below) and share with them your position on this discriminatory law and demand change.

Language you might consider:

S.100 seems to unfairly omit independent, religious Vermont school children from free breakfast and lunch legislation. This makes no sense given all school children in Vermont, regardless of where they attend school, were offered free breakfast and lunch over the last two years, provided by USDA. Federal intentions were to feed all our Vermont school children. Why would we not provide this continued benefit to not only public schools in Vermont, but to all schools in Vermont? Please help fix this oversight.

Online Enrollment for 2022-2023

Keep your eyes peeled for an email from Mrs. Morrison via FACTS next week, giving you the green light to start your online enrollment packets.

Summer Newsletters

Next week, we will upload summer newsletters and summer assignment information to our website. Stay tuned!

PK3 is in Stitches!

PK3 students spent nearly 6 months working on this beautiful stitching project; they all finished this week or last. Look at that detail!

ASP /Kitchen Position - open!

Would you love a job that has the same schedule as your child? Do you enjoy working with kids? BJAMS is in need of an After School Program Director and Food Service assistant. Do this job and get free tuition and a paycheck! You know you want this.

ASP director requirements - organized, possess a BA, BS, or Associate's degree, love of children; food service requirements - organized, energetic, love of food and children

Art Show Thank You!

We wish to thank Mrs. O'Neil for her outstanding efforts with our students this year! The Art Show theme, National Parks, was a remarkable showcase of our students' talent. Mrs. O'Neil has vision, talent, and a creativity - we love you, Mrs. O'Neil!

We also wish to thank our fantastic families, including:

Katie and Ira Marvin, Brian and Michelle Tomlinson, Kevin Clark and Brandy Borello, Eddie and. Rachel Kish, Halie Kish '19, Jack and Lisa McCormack, Richela Fusco, Paul Sweitzer, Kelly Player, Charlene Sroka, Cathy Hirce, Cara McLaughlin, Megan Hand, Jamie O'Brien, Kevin Earle, Molly Wilson '19, Wes Bradeen, Julie Rapoport, Josee Gingues, Craig Santenello, Sharona Bent, Valerie Blanchard, Jeff Wood, Julienne Blow, Meredith Davis, Jen Nordenson, Wes Davis, Sarrah Patch, Jerry and Carrie Wilson, Alison Brown, Elisabeth Ortiz, Emma McAlarney '21, Elizabeth and James Gamble, Randy Pratt, and Samantha Buczek. We also wish to thank our student helpers: Grace, Lucy, Jane, Avery, Riley, Ava M, David, Catherine, Claire, Gabe, Ramsey, Brienna, Brinley, Charlotte, and Margaret.

A Reminder from the Business Office

Please be sure to pay your student accounts in-full (tuition, cafeteria, ASP charges) by the last day of school.

Final report cards and records requests will be withheld if there is an unpaid balance, in accordance with the Parent/Student Handbook policy.

It's Right Around the Corner!

The last day of school Fun Day is almost here, and we are heading outside for some good ol' fun and games. Ben and Jerry's ice cream or sorbet will be served, too!

Pre-K parents are welcome to return with and accompany their students for this day of fun too! 8th graders are also welcome to attend and will be supervised as a class.

PTO does need some helping hands. Please see the sign up sheet to schedule for the morning.

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Lost and Found

Lost and found articles will be on display in the hallway outside the multipurpose room on Monday, June 6th through pick-up on Wednesday, June 8th. Unclaimed uniform items will be laundered and added to the uniform swap inventory. All other unclaimed articles will be donated to Second Chance in Morrisville.

Grade 5/6 Social Club

BJAMS Summer Hours

BJAMS summer hours begin on Thursday, June 9. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

ASP Corner

Last Day!

Our last day of ASP will be Tuesday, June 8! We wish to thank our outstanding staff and subs: Michelle Hines-Tomlinson, Gabrielle Hopkins, Stephanie Krukar, Kevin Earle, Jessica Titcomb, Liam Wilson '16, Erica Silveira, and Beth Piper. Thank you for such a fun year in ASP!

Community News

Water Wanderings Summer Camp at Green River Reservoir

Interested in the outdoors? Want to learn new skills, build meaningful relationships, and detox from digital overload? Join Water Wanderings for overnight summer 2022 camps. On the first day, we pack up our canoes with gear and food and head out to a remote campsite with no electricity, running water or buildings. We set up tents, tarps and a cooking area which becomes our home for the week. Each day, explore the stunning beauty of the Green River Reservoir State Park, and learn about fire building, knot tying, canoeing, swimming, ecology, environmental justice and equity. With only 12 people per session, including counselors, we form a tight knit group and have many adventures together.

Our scholarships for Black, indigenous and campers of color and our inclusive sliding scale and/or financial aid ensure cost is not a barrier for low-income families.

Stephanie Frederick, a registered nurse, Bishop Marshall alumni parent and an avid outdoorswoman will be leading the youth camps. Find out more and register at or reach out to us directly at or 802-730-9667. Spaces are limited. Secure your spot soon.

Healthy Lamoille Valley Coalition Meeting

Equity and Substance Prevention

June 9th, 3:30-4:45

We will take a look into how substance industry tactics increase inequality and risk factors, such as stigma, discrimination, and life stressors lead to disproportionate use. We will then hear from partners about their equity work in the community.

There are two primary goals of this meeting:

1) To help bring the substance lens to the equity work being done in our region by providing information and learning about the work of others.

2) To inform future HLV work around equity.

To register email

Coming Up Next

June 3 - 8th Grade Graduation, 6pm

June 7 - Awards ceremony, Grades K-4: 8:05; Grades 5-7: 2:00


Event Series:

June 6 - Gr 5-8 Coffee House, 6 pm - 8 pm (Not just 7/8)

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