Beckwith Bulletin

January 20, 2023

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Taking place each year on the third Monday of January, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day) is the only federal holiday that is designated by Congress as a national day of service. To commemorate this day, Beckwith Middle School held a Can Drive from January 3rd through January 13th.

All of the students in each grade level homeroom with the most donated cans will get a free chocolate chip cookie or snack for lunch and the grade with the most donated cans will get extra recess.

The results of the Can Drive are as follows:

Homerooms with the Most Donated Cans Per Grade Level:

Grade 5 - Homeroom 108 - 363 Cans

Grade 6 - Homeroom 219 - 171 Cans

Grade 7 - Homeroom 214 - 172 Cans

Grade 8 - Homeroom 201 - 65 Cans

Grade Level with the Most Donated Cans:

Grade 5 - 1,012 Cans

TOTAL Number of Cans Donated to the Rehoboth Food Pantry:

2,087 CANS!!!!!!!

Great job by the Student Council and ACE Community Service Group for assisting with the Can Drive and a thank you for all who donated cans!

Student School Community Task Force

Last year Mrs. Abrams held some focus groups to hear what students liked and didn’t like about BMS. This year, she would like to invite students to participate in a school community task force. This would take place during the school day (lunch/study) and will give the students a chance to come together, eat lunch, and stay through study to not only talk about concerns around our school community, but to help come up with possible solutions and action steps to address these concerns. Your child's voice is important! Please encourage them to sign up at lunch or email to get involved.

A couple of weeks ago, you received an email from ASPEN with instructions to set up your Family Portal account. This will allow you to view your student's progress without the need to log in to your child's individual ASPEN account. The Family Portal can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, including smartphones, giving you the flexibility to stay informed from anywhere. A single login will allow you to view information for all of your children regardless of the school.

Please click here for Family Portal FAQ


The Department is inviting students, parents, education professionals, and community members to participate in a survey that will provide feedback on the MCAS program and help inform improvements. The Department is seeking stakeholders’ input in several areas, including communications and support, data and reporting, and release of test questions. The survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27. Please contact with any questions.

Free Virtual Workshop for Parents and Professionals - Section 504

Please see below for a Free Virtual Workshop for Parents and Professionals brought to you by the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). The SEPAC is a group of parents with children who have special needs that want to help other families facing similar challenges.


Click Here for the January 2023 Calendar

Click Here for the February 2023 Calendar


This is a reminder the Dighton Rehoboth schools will use the Apptegy alerts system for weather-related messages. It is not our plan to use local media outlets. All messages will be sent through Apptegy via text, RoboCall, and email. Apptegy uses the contact information in Aspen. To modify your contact information, please contact the Main Office.


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Please remind your children that BREAKFAST is also FREE!

They can grab a breakfast on their way to homeroom!


Please click here for more information on MySchoolBucks.

Account payments can be made through using a debit/credit card or checks at all cafeteria registers. Please make checks payable to “Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District” and include your student’s full name in the memo line.

School meals, both breakfast and lunch, are once again free (see below); however, all students must use the point of sale system to obtain a free lunch. Please encourage your child to remember their lunch pin number because it helps to move along the lunch lines. If a student forgets their pin, then the cafeteria workers need to look it up and this stalls the lunch line.

Students will need to pay for snacks not included with the free meal and this is the reason why a parent would want to put money on their child's account.


2022-2023 School District Calendar

January 27 - Term 2 Marks Close

February 3 - Report Cards Issued

February 4 - SEMSBA Music Festival Auditions at Abington High School

February 7 - Digital Responsibility and Cyberbullying Assembly from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center for Grades 5-8

February 11 - PTSA You and Me Dance (See below)

February 14- BMS 8th Graders Tour Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School

February 15 - Unified Basketball Blue and White Game (after school)

February 18-26 - Winter Recess

February 27 - Return from Winter Recess

March 6 - PTSA USA Skates

May 5 & 6 - SEMSBA Music Festival

Click the Rehoboth PTSA banner below for news and information from the PTSA


01-23 - Rehoboth @ Berkley

01-25 - Rehoboth @ Freetown-Lakeville

01-30 - Rehoboth @ Westport

02-01 - Bridgewater @ Rehoboth

02-08 - Rehoboth @ Somerset

Games start at 3:00 p.m.


03-08 - Somerset at Rehoboth

03-15 - Jamboree at Rehoboth

03-22 - Rehoboth at Somerset

03-29 - Seekonk at Rehoboth

04-05 - Rehoboth at Seekonk

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Click the #WeAreDR photo above to link to the school district's Facebook page

Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School

The mission of the Dighton-Rehoboth middle schools, in collaboration with parents and the community, is to develop the whole child and to provide students with the knowledge, skills, global education, technology, and social responsibility to become contributing citizens and life-long learners in our ever-changing world.

Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected group

CLICK HERE for the BMS Student Handbook