Bumpus Weekly Bulletin

October 3, 2019


PATIENCE - Having patience means being able to put up with problems and delays without getting angry or upset."


COLOR RUN - A huge round of applause goes out to our wonderful, hard working PTO and parent volunteers. We appreciate all of the hard work you put into organizing the run, getting sponsors, and ordering supplies and t-shirts. We recognize and appreciate all of the hours put into pulling off this Color Run.

Thank you!


Congratulations to Ms. Kristyn Robinson, Team 6-4/7-4, and Mrs. Catherine Bruno, 6th gr. Counselor! Ms. Robinson is our October Teacher of the Month and Mrs. Bruno is our October Employee of the Month!

Drug Awareness and Prevention Breakfasts

The Hoover City Schools Foundation is hosting three Drug Awareness and Prevention Breakfasts for parents, focused on vaping and marijuana use amongst our teens. Parents are encouraged to attend any of the three events to learn about trends, risks, and consequences from law enforcement officers, District Attorneys, prevention specialists, and treatment specialists. The programs will cover everything from prevention to signs and symptoms and how you can intervene appropriately. 8:15-9:15 am

  • October 3 - Simmons Middle School

  • October 8 - Bumpus Middle School

  • October 22 - Berry Middle School

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HNH FLU CLINIC - Wednesday October 9th

Parents: Your child took home a flu vaccination permission form last week. If you want your child to receive a flu vaccination at school, please complete the form in its entirety. Any student whose parent completes the form and returns it to school may receive a flu vaccine, regardless of insurance provider or uninsured status. No out of pocket money to participants. No Flu Mist available this year, only injections. Forms can be returned to the health room or to homeroom teachers. The deadline for all forms to be returned is Friday, Oct. 4. If you have any questions please contact the health
room at 439-2230.


Congratulations to the following students for having artwork chosen to be displayed this fall at the Hoover Public Library.

6th gr. - Rohan Gera

8th gr. - Kara Langley, Caitlin Vo, Paxton King, Rylie Gullahorn, Brooklyn Gernenz, and Elizabeth McClendon.

These students will be recognized at a reception on October 13th. Keep an eye out for their artwork when you visit the library!


The Bumpus Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair through Tuesday, October 8th. There are 2 ways to participate, in-school and online. All online orders will ship home. For payment options please click on the link.



If your child loves to do community service, we want to know! Community service is unpaid volunteer work that helps a citizen or the community. Community service hours must be completed outside of school hours. Students who have completed 60 hours or more between May 1, 2019 and May 1, 2020 will receive a community service medal at the Awards Day Assembly in May. Please record the hours on the orange card that can be found outside of the main office or in Mrs. Wilson's room, A325. The community service cards are due no later than May 4, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Austin Wilson at awilson@hoover.k12.al.us.


Color Run 2019:

Another Bumpus Color Run is in the books! Thank you to all of the students, parents and faculty/staff who participated in the run! A big thank you to ALL of the volunteers that came out to help set up/take down the course, hand out water, throw color and cheer on our participants. A special thank you to the Hoover High Peer Helpers who came out to volunteer. As always, you were a HUGE help!

We would also like to thank our 2019 Color Run sponsors. We couldn’t do it without your support!

Gold Sponsors:

Legacy Insurance, Chavez Law Firm, LLC, Riverchase Collision Repair, DR Horton, T-Mobile, Soirée Event Gallery, Backyard Pool Services, Infinity Air Solutions, Inc., Signature Homes, Backus Orthodontics, Samuelson Orthodontics, Antonio D. Sankey & Associates, LLC, Drs. Jody & Allyson Gilstrap- Hoover Primary Care, Paragon HM Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley, Dollar General, DMS Color, Sutterlin Technologies, D-BAT SW BIRMINGHAM, Eric O. King Agency-State Farm, Lauren Waites Realtor- ERA King, Trak Shak, Cardinal Counseling & Consulting, Leesha Ellis-Cox MD, MPH, and Specialty Creations.

Silver Sponsors:

Jason Robinson Construction, Inc., Interservices & Supplies, LLC, Casey Dunn Baseball Camps, Singh Groceries, Heather Goss Realtor- RealtySouth, Meredith Carpenter Law, LLC, Brian’s Flooring & Design, and Birch Tree Day Spa.

Spirit Night:

What a great spirit night at Culver’s! Thank you to everyone that came out on Tuesday night to support Bumpus Middle School!

Spirit Shirts:

Spirit shirts are still available for purchase online. Please visit https://secure4.myschoolfees.com/ and order your shirt today!!


REPORT CARDS go home on Wednesday, Oct. 16th

Make Up Pictures - Wednesday, Oct. 18th - 9:30 am - 10:30 am - This is only for students who were absent, had their eyes closed, or for new students enrolled after the original picture day.
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IMPACT Family Counseling

Hoover City Schools is partnering with IMPACT Family Counseling to provide the Family Strengthening Program. This program will be offered for free to families with middle or high school students. The program consists of one evening session a week for six weeks total and will be offered multiple times throughout the school year. The first sessions begin on Tuesday, October 24th. If you are interested in participating or learning more about this opportunity, please contact your child’s counselor: 6th gr. - Mrs. Bruno @ 439-2250; 7th gr. - Ms. DiMarco @ 439-2225; or 8th gr. - Ms. Keith @ 439-2223.



Oct. 10 - Football vs Oak Mtn @ HHS (home)


Oct. 4-5 - Volleyball Metro Tourney; 7th @ Clay; 8th @ Thompson


Oct. 5 - CC - Jesse Owens Classic

Oct. 8 - Hoover Championships

Oct. 12 - Hoover Invitational

Oct. 22-24 - Softball Tryouts - Attention - 7th and 8th gr. girls! If you are interested in playing softball, be sure to turn in your completed physical form and consent form to Coach McCombs.


Boys Basketball tryouts will be October 21-22 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. You must have a AHSAA physical and Hoover consent form on file to participate. Please have rides for pickup on time. Any questions contact Coach Jeffries at cjeffries@hoover.k12.al.us or 439-2235.

  • INDOOR TRACK will start on Monday, Nov. 4th.

There will be a mandatory Indoor Track Meeting Tuesday, Oct 22nd at 6pm in the Bumpus Cafeteria Contact Coach James if you have questions: cjames@hoover.k12.al.us

Parents of 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for golf should contact Coach Heard as soon as possible for information about playing this year!

Email - gheard@hoover.k12.al.us



The next EarthSavers Club meeting will be Wednesday, October 16th, from 3:15-4:15 in Mrs. Salvant's room (A324). The club is open to ALL students who like to have fun while protecting our planet. Please see Mrs.Salavnt or Mrs. Caudill for more information, or join the Google Classroom . The code is yjvsr36.


Calling all 7th graders!

Please talk to Mrs. DiMarco and join the Kind Club! We will meet during lunch once a week!


Socks are needed for the homeless in the winter, but they’re one of the least commonly donated items. Help the BUCS Community Service Club by donating a spare pair of socks for our SOCTOBER event at Bumpus

All you need to do to participate is get your hands on a pair of socks (used is perfectly fine, as long as they’re clean and without holes!) and deposit them in the bin on your hall. Just about everyone has a spare pair laying around, and every sock counts!


You’re invited become a member of the RFBMS BUCS SPIRIT CLUB! If you’re interested, join our Classroom. Google Classroom Code: im36ld


Are you interested being part of an amazing group at Bumpus? We would love for you to join the Bumpus Student Council Association. Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 8 at 7:40 in Coach Harbison’s room, A212. See you there.

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TRYLAX - Lacrosse Clinic

Hoover Youth Lacrosse is hosting TryLax, an introductory Lacrosse Clinic for boys and girls 6-14 years old on Nov 3rd at the Hoover Met Complex. Participants will receive a Lacrosse Stick, ball, and a one year Membership to US Lacrosse! Please visit www.gbyla.org for more details and to register.
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Order yearbooks by October 31st for $50. After November 1st, yearbooks will cost $55. Order your copy today!
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HCS Equal Opportunity: http://bit.ly/2KT8Evx