Friday Notes

April 30, 2021

Terra Nova Testing - May 3-7

Students in grades 1-8 will take Terra Nova standardized testing next week. While we always ask that families work hard to arrive on time, it is especially important next week. Thank you for your assistance!

Calling all BJAMS Families!

We need all hands-on deck, Saturday, May 8th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm! Please help us keep BJAMS beautiful by assisting with the following tasks: flower beds, pick up pruned sumac by Route 100, put stones in downspout areas, mulch, pressure wash front entrance, wash front windows, fertilize playing fields, and post signs for dog leashing. BYOR (bring your own rake)!


When: Sunday, May 2 at 10am-12pm

Where: BJAMS Main Entrance (outdoors)

Bring: Gently used, clean uniform items in good condition - no rips, holes, or stains - please

Take: Any uniform items that your student needs!

Our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator facilitates uniform swaps twice a year for our BJAMS families and executes each one with a masterful efficiency. As such, our Volunteer Coordinator has asked that you do not drop off or send uniforms to school with your students in advance of the swap. Thank you in advance for respecting this request - it helps to ensure we all have a smooth and successful uniform swap.

You're invited... the next PTO meeting on May 3rd at 9:00am. If you would like to attend, please email Michelle Tomlinson at for the Zoom link.

For all things PTO including members, meeting schedule and minutes, click the shortcut button at the bottom of every Friday Notes.

Seraphina Blanchard - Received Baptism

Seraphina (grade 2) received the sacrament of Baptism! She was welcomed into the Catholic faith this past Saturday in a ceremony led by Fr. Jon Schnobrich at Blessed Sacrament in Stowe. Congratuations, Seraphina!
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BASH is coming!

Let's celebrate the wonders and joys of Vermont together from May 7-15. You will have the opportunity to place a bid on truly remarkable items! All winning bids will help support BJAMS' band, art, math, technology, and physical education initiatives, as well as bolster our tuition assistance program. Come Build A Scholastic Heritage with us!
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Claussen's Plant Order Reminder

Order forms and payment are due by Wednesday, May 12th. Return to Mrs. Morrison in the front office (K-8) or drop off in the labeled bin in the Manosh Wing (PK).

Please reach out to Janelle Germaine at with any questions.

Staffing 2021-2022

We have some staffing news for the upcoming school year. Please join us in thanking these outstanding educators for their service to our school!

  • Jennifer Camley will depart at the end of this school year after two years with our PK4 program.
  • Lisa Brown, our kindergarten teacher, will join PK4 as co-teacher with Stephanie Nichols.
  • Cindy Nutter, our upper school teacher of mathematics, will depart at the end of this school year to teach science.

Please remember to perform your child(ren)'s health screening including temp check at home.

Girls' Lacrosse Notice

Girls' lacrosse clinics have started on Fridays and Sundays 3-4 pm for girls in grades 3 - 6.

Clinics for Little Laxers (K-2nd grade) run Sundays May 2, 16, 23 from 2-3 pm - NO CLINICS on May 9, Mother's Day.

Please email Katie Marvin at to express interest and ask any questions.

Head Lice Alert!

There was one confirmed case of head lice identified in the lower school on Monday.

Order Up!

Breakfast and Lunch menus are posted online and in your Family Portal. Go ahead and place your orders folks.


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ASP is ISO...

Hi folks, we're looking for a few magazines for collage projects in ASP. We know how generous our BJAMS families are, but sometimes too much is, well...too much! So we're asking for just one or two magazines per ASP student for us to slice and dice. Thank you in advance for your keeping your selections as close as possible to G rated (NO: nudity, violent imagery, vulgar language, etc.). THANK YOU!

Coming Up Next

May 2 - Uniform Swap

May 3-7 - Terra Nova standardized testing for students in grades 1-8

May 12 - Claussen's flower order due

May 28 - Claussen's flower PICK UP


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