BULLDOG NEWS

BMS PARENT/GUARDIAN NEWSLETTER JUNE 2021

Included in This Issue:

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Message from Ms. Monette, Principal
  • 8th Grade Reverse Parade Celebration Friday, June 11th
  • BMS Yearbook Update
  • GAME ON Summer Program Information
  • Community Summer Program Information Links
  • Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Totals
  • PACT - Parents and Community Together Update & Meeting notice
  • What's happening around BMS & Pictures
  • District 279 Foundation Fun Run Information
  • Attendance Information & Reminders
  • Who to Contact

Upcoming Dates

June 3rd - Locker Clean-out - Students should take all items from lockers home

June 9th - End of Year all school student celebration

June 10th - Chromebook Collection

June 10th - Students All School Picnic during lunches

June 11th - Last Day of School & 8th grade reverse parade 1-3pm

June 14 - September 6th - Have a good and restful summer!

June 14 - August 25th - Curbside Summer Meal Program

June 21st - Game On Summer Program Starts

WEDNESDAY, September 8th - First day of school for the 2021-22 school year

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MS. MONETTE

This is our last newsletter for the school year as this year comes to a close. I wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the staff at Brooklyn Middle School. Thank you for always being responsive in our ever-changing learning models this year, for our multiple emails, Schoology messages and Talking Points. I know that these requests and messages were many, at times guidance to change learning models and change plans on a dime, were difficult, inconvenient, and frustrating. But you did it! Your support means so much to each of us and know we do not take it for granted; because we recognize we asked a lot of you, your family, and your children. Through all these changes, you wore many hats and showed each of us understanding, grace and patience! Your students will end the year enjoying a BBQ picnic, a School wide celebration of BINGO, Staff vs. Students dodge ball game, and maybe a few other special treats! We look forward to celebrating each of them! Your children are AMAZING and cared for so very much!

This summer, please take some time to enjoy the many activities this area has to offer; exploring the many parks, lakes, bike and hiking trails, theatres, art and music venues, there is so many adventures to experience in our beautiful state, including the city celebrations that are offered in local cities. Before your students leave for the summer students will be given a book of their choosing through their English classes. Choosing and enjoying a good book has always been a favorite pass time of mine. So, I hope that your student can enjoy the many adventures a good book can take them on and ignite that desire to read more this summer.

In closing, Brooklyn Middle School and Northview Middle School will be partnering and welcoming over 200 students to our Game On Summer School program, which will be held at Brooklyn Middle School, June 21st- July 29th. The Game On summer staff have been busy planning some amazing activities for your students.

Enjoy your summer together to rejuvenate, refresh and reenergize yourselves. Remember to read a good book and know that you too, are cared for so very much!

Warm regards,

Kim Monette, Principal

8TH GRADE REVERSE PARADE - FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH 1-3PM

BMS 8th grade Students, Parents, and Guardians:

In order to celebrate you and all that you have accomplished during your time at Brooklyn Middle. We wanted to acknowledge the end of your middle school journey and wish you well as you begin your high school adventures! We are inviting you to an 8th grade Reverse Parade, that will be held on Friday, June 11th, between 1-3 pm at Brooklyn Middle School. You will enter where the balloons are located by entering the parking lot on the north side of the tennis courts as you do each morning when you have arrived at school. You will be directed by staff to move along to the front of the building and then exit back onto Noble Ave. N.


Again, please join us on Friday, June 11th, from 1-3 pm. We will have some great surprises waiting for you.


In order to practice social distancing, we ask that you remain in your cars as you drive through the parking lots.

We are so excited to see you on Friday, June 11th, between 1-3 pm!

BROOKLYN MIDDLE STEAM SCHOOL YEARBOOK UPDATE

Due to production delays, unfortunately, our Bulldog yearbooks will not be available before school is out for the summer. Students will receive an autograph supplement at school the week of June 7th so they can get those important autographs from friends and staff before they are out for the summer.


If you ordered a yearbook you will be notified as soon as they are available for pick up at BMS.


We sincerely apologize for the delay again this year and appreciate your patience.

GAME ON & 8th Grade Game On-Gear Up SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Game On Summer Program is now full and there is a waiting list.

Dates: June 21 - July 29 (Closed July 5), Monday's - Thursday's only

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Place: Brooklyn Middle STEAM School


If your student is on the waiting list you will be contacted if space opens up.


WHO TO CONTACT:

Office: 763-569-7700

Transportation: 763-391-7044

COMMUNITY SUMMER PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

Brooklyn Park and Hennepin County have numerous programs and activities for youth and teens. Check them out:

City of Brooklyn Park: https://www.brooklynpark.org/youth-teens/

Zanewood Recreation Center: https://www.brooklynpark.org/youth-teens/zanewood-3/

Hennepin County Resources for youth: https://www.hennepin.us/youth

Hennepin County Library: https://www.hclib.org/about/locations/brooklyn-park

OSSEO FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: FACE Summer Activities

CURBSIDE SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM

As we approach the end of the school year we want to provide you with the following updates:


Friday, June 4th will be the last day of weekend meal bag distribution.


FREE SUMMER MEALS - starting Monday, June 14th, daily curbside meals will be available for pick up at ten Osseo Area School sites. Meals are intended for all children 18 years old or younger. Kid do not need to be present to receive meals. Family and friends can pick up meals for kids.


Program Dates: Monday, June 14th - Wednesday, August 25th

Meal Pick-up Times: 10:00am - 1:30pm Monday - Friday


Locations:

Brooklyn Middle School 7377 Noble Ave N 55443

Basswood Elementary 15425 Bass Lake Road 55311

Edinbrook Elementary 8925 Zane Ave N 55443

Elm Creek Elementary 9830 Revere Lane N 55369

Garden City Elementary 3501 65th Ave N 55429

Weaver Lake Elementary 4501 Oak Grove Pkwy 55443

Woodland Elementary 4501 Oak Grove Pkwy 55443

Zanewood Elementary 7000 Zane Ave N 55429

Maple Grove Middle 7000 Hemlock Lane 55369

Maple Grove Sr High 9800 Fernbrook Lane 55369


If you have any questions, please call 763-315-7691


Thank you for participating in the weekend meal bags!

PENNIES FOR PATIENTS -- SAVE YOUR PENNIES!

Brooklyn Middle STEAM School raised a total of $4473.55 for Pennies for Patients!! Wow!

Our original goal was $2300.00 and we nearly doubled that. We are so proud of our students and families for all the donations!

Our School Help Heroes like 7 Year Old Madelina!

Madelina was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in November of 2014 at 23 months of age. She endured 4 rounds of chemotherapy at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh between November of 2014 and April of 2015. Madelina also endured 5 bone marrow biopsies as well as countless blood and platelet transfusions. As of July 2020, Madelina is considered 5 years cancer free and has moved to the Survivorship Clinic at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Madelina enjoys ballet and gymnastics. She also loves to play with her dolls and spend time with her big sister Gianna.

P.A.C.T NEWS - PARENTS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER

NEXT PACT (virtual) Meeting on Sept 13, 2021

Planning fall fundraisers, welcome back activity ideas, & continuity plan

The Meeting will be held virtually at this link

https://meet.google.com/xgq-bzzf-jef

Or dial: +​1​ ​3​8​6​-​4​0​1​-​8​7​1​4 PIN: 7​3​9​ ​9​3​9​ ​8​5​0​#

Invite a friend!!

!!! Fifth Grade parents are wanted and welcomed!!!

Keep your eyes open on Information for Summer community dinners/gatherings in July!!

Do you have a favorite restaurant, own one, or work at one? Let us know...we support!!!

Greetings All ~

A short recap on all we have accomplished during our inaugural year~

● Raised almost $900 with our Bulldog dinners out.

● Supported the back to school (the 3rd time event)

● Application for 501c3

● Donated a coffee station for teachers and admin.

● Celebrated our teachers during teacher appreciation week with treats and a lunch.

Next year we have many plans...our primary is a financial goal of 25,000 to be able to support school activities, after school activities, funding for teacher’s opportunity classroom/scholar enrichment, purchase of additional classroom and STEAM equipment, Teacher Appreciation week and many other activities. It is a very large goal but we know our community can make it happen. Stay tuned for ways to support this goal!!

As we return to school In the fall PACT will be supporting BMS return to school activities. We will be reaching out with sign up opportunities.

We will be looking for parents to step in and support some of the leadership opportunities as we look to prepare for our continuity plan...we have such a quick turn over in our 3 years that we need to make sure we are ready to pass the baton to the next crew of Bulldog parents!! Please join us to continue building this parent support group. Its been shown that a strong active parent group only helps to add value to our school community!!

Have a wonderful summer and we will see you all in the Fall. If you aren't already and would like to be on our email list, please sign up here!! Sign up to get regular information or link to a specific committee here

And remember…

We are BMS PACT... It is PTO reimagined at the Middle School level. Have you been wondering how to stay involved post elementary school ...PACT is it!! We are looking to bring some of our afterschool programming back, strengthen our STEAM programming, and do as many things as possible to support our kiddos, teachers, support staff, and administrators of our Bulldog family financially and socially. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month 6-7:30

In search of parents willing to work with (not to be) our fundraising chair, teacher appreciation activity chair, community activity chair, president, vice president, treasurer, and any other role yet to be uncovered. We want this to be sustainable, so we need to ensure we have PACT members coming in as PACT members are graduating out!!! Middle school is a super short time, but we can make some great things happen for these kiddos!!

We can be reached via email at BMSpact@gmail.com

Sign up to get regular information or link to a specific committee here

Afterschool programming, family and community events, and so so much more …

Bulldogs…Let’s make this happen!!!

We are Brooklyn Middle School Parents and Community Together

THERE'S SO MUCH GOING ON AT BROOKLYN MIDDLE STEAM SCHOOL...

ART SHOW

BMS Art students have done some amazing things this year. We would like to invite you to check out the Art Show here.

BMS STUDENT EARNS A BMS SWEATSHIRT

Brooklyn Middle Students have been showing the Bulldog Way all school year by being responsible, respectful, and acting with integrity! When students are recognized, they receive Bulldog Way tickets from their teachers or staff members that see them going above and beyond. This year, students had to save up and turn in their tickets using an order form to receive their prizes. An'Nayah Morris, 6th grader at BMS, pictured with 6th Grade Counselor Liz Johnson, recently saved up 50 Bulldog way tickets, enough for a BMS logo sweatshirt.

Way to go An'Nayah, keep it up!

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SCIENCE CLASS PIG DISSECTION

MAKING MUSIC'S UKULELE'S ARE COMPLETE!

Students in Mr. Streng's Making Music class worked hard at building their own Ukulele. Nice work everyone!
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DISTRICT 279 FOUNDATION FUN RUN

District 279 Foundation partners with Kidstop to coordinate this opportunity to advocate that Reading is Fun! Funds raised from this family-friendly virtual event will be allocated to media centers (library) in ISD 279 Osseo Area Schools to purchase learning resources. Celebrate reading by creating a virtual team of your friends and family to join in on the running fun!

Date & Time: The 11th annual Reading is Fun 5K will be a virtual event. Support media centers in Osseo Area Schools by running or walking your preferred route anytime between August 1-12.

Registration: Register online at district279foundation.org. Register by July 1 for a guaranteed high quality t-shirt.

$15 per individual (all ages)
$60 per family or team (6 max)

Event Location: Anywhere, this is a virtual event. Build your own unique race day experience right at home. Run your own route whenever convenient for you and wherever you want! Be sure to practice safe social distancing.

Submit Results: The race results will be unofficial, but if you report your time to us by email (foundation@district279.org) by August 15, we will post the list on our website. No winners will be declared. This is just to celebrate that Reading is Fun!

Virtual Cheers: Cheer on your fellow runners, take photos of yourself and companions running your event and post them on social media. Tag “D279F” and use #ReadingIsFun5K.

The Gear: Shirts (dry-fit) and a goodie bag will be made available (similar to a packet pick-up) at a date and location to be determined. Directions and dates will be sent to those that register for the virtual event in July.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JG5OJ20sP7mntE_sf9QxbZ-KnACJKc7F/view?usp=sharing

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION UPDATE

Attendance Reminders:

  • Students need to be at school to be marked present
  • Students who have opted-out for the remainder of the year, must be LIVE on Google Meet with their teacher to be marked present
  • All students are expected to be in class (or LIVE) on time each hour
  • Attendance is taken in each class
  • Students who are required to quarantine must be LIVE on Google Meet each hour to be marked present
  • If your child is ill, please notify the school. Students are still expected to complete work missed for all classes.
  • Teachers will take attendance and report any absent students and submit that day
  • An automatic phone message & email generated by the system and will go out if the student was absent from classes


Using ParentVue to track your child’s attendance

If you have any questions about attendance for specific periods of the day or full day, you can see this in ParentVue. This will show what classes students are being marked absent for. Please connect with your child’s teacher(s) if you see a conflict with your child being marked absent.

WHO TO CONTACT

School Office: 763-569-7700...............................BMS Website: https://bms.district279.org/#


Attendance: 763-569-7616………………………………..Transportation: 763-391-7244


6th Grade

Liz Johnson, Counselor 6th Grade .......Email: JohnsonElizabeth@district279.org

Larry Bilbro, SMS 6th Grade......Email: BilbroL@district279.org


7th Grade

Judy Anderson, Counselor 7th Grade.....Email: AndersonJ@district279.org

Rachel Kalk, SMS 7th Grade……..Email: KalkR@district279.org


8th Grade

Annessia Xiong, Counselor 8th Grade A-L & DLA Sb-Z...Email: XiongAnnessia@district279.org

Liz Johnson, Counselor 8th Grade M-K......Email: JohnsonElizabeth@district279.org

Judy Anderson, Counselor 8th Grade S-Z .......Email: AndersonJ@district279.org

Donnay Green, SMS 8th Grade.......Email: GreenD@district279.org


District Tip Line.........763-391-8660