BHMS EBlast

November 2, 2018

Dear Families,

We are focused on provided a safe, welcoming community of students at Broomfield Heights. Adolescence is a journey for all kids and we need to teach and reinforce the skill of taking a stand and supporting each other. Last week, counselors and administrators were in Social Studies classes working with students to empower them with respect, addressing bully/mean behavior, and the power of being an “upstander.” Please take time to talk with your kids about these concepts. We shared this video on the power of taking stand. We also saw a video and engaged in some pieces of a “quiz” at the website https://becauseofyou.org/. Feel free to use these resources to guide your conversations and reinforce our common message. If you need any suppor, let us know.

This past year, approximately 25% of BHMS students reported that they were aware of bullying behavior at school. Nationally, a recent study by CommonSense.org showed that 13% of teens reported being cyberbillied at least once. We need to drive these numbers to zero and I know we can do so by empowering our kids and supporting them on their journey.

Thanks for all of your support! We are a fantastic neighborhood middle school and we are stronger with your partnership!

Please let me know if you have insight, thoughts or questions!

Chris Meyer

Principal

Custodial Opening

BHMS is looking for a 2nd shift custodian. If you or someone you know is interested please see link.

https://jobs.bvsd.org/custodian-2nd-shift/job/9810021

Up In Smoke - What Parents Need To Know!

Up In Smoke - What Parents Need To Know!

Join us November 7th from 7:00 pm—8:15 pm

in the Aspen Creek Library for our Parent Engagement Night

Vaping and Tobacco.

Vaping and e-cigarettes are a hot item and usage is quickly growing among our youth. It's advertised at markets, posted on billboards, and glamorized in magazines. So what is it that makes it so attractive to our youth? What are the effects? And, how are students finding access to it?

Join us on November 7th in the Aspen Creek PK-8 library for a presentation by Meredith Warman from Broomfield County Public Health Education. Following the presentation we will host an interactive panel represented by our school resource officer, school administrator, as well as other health representatives to get the facts on devices and cartridges, health concerns, data on youth use in our community, expectations and consequences at our schools, as well as tips for parents on how to talk to children about use and ways to support them in quitting.

There is no fee for the event; however, seating is limited. Please register on the link below to help with seating. This PEN event you don’t want to miss!

Can't make this date? Broomfield High School will host a similar presentation on November 8 from 6-7:00 pm in their cafeteria.

November, 2018


Dear Parent / Guardian,

Our school is administering a nationally developed school climate survey from the American Institutes for Research (‘Safe Supportive Learning Survey’ for grades 5-12 and ‘Conditions for Learning Survey’ for grades 2-4). The district selected these surveys to better understand the current climate of schools across the district. The surveys will ask students about their perceptions of school on topics such as student engagement, school environment, and school safety. Surveys will be administered online by the Office of Student Assessment and Program Evaluation in Boulder Valley School District.

Your child will be invited to participate in a survey during PE or Health classes on November 14. Once your child logs into the survey, they will be asked what they’d like to do, either take the survey or not. If your child agrees to participate, they will spend about 10-15 minutes completing the online survey. Your child does NOT have to answer any questions that they do not wish to answer.

Student responses to the survey will be confidential. Your child’s survey response goes to the Office of Student Assessment and Program Evaluation where staff will delete identifying information and distribute summary results directly to our school. Therefore, no one at our school will know how your child responded to the survey. Your child’s answers will be combined with the answers of other students at our school and across the district to produce reports that will help us better meet the needs of all students to have a safe and engaging learning environment at school.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Thank you,

Chris Meyer

Broomfield Heights Middle School


Check it out!

Check out the FAQ page of the 1:Web website (parents page). There is a section on the last page of the first FAQ doc called Chromebooks at Home that has some suggestions for privacy and web filtering at home. Ed Tech is always updating this site, so check back often. Families can control access via home routers as well, but it will depend on router type.

Big picture

Video Announcements

Take a look at what our Publications classes are working on! Video announcements are shown every Wednesday and Friday morning.

WEATHER POLICY

With the cooler temperatures coming, we want to make sure everyone is aware of our cold weather policy. Our students will be outdoors until the bell rings every day, unless the weather drops below 20 degrees or it's significantly raining/snowing. Only in these instances will we open up the cafeteria and allow students to enter the building before the first bell. Please make sure your student is dressing appropriately for the season!

Enrichment at BHMS

Enrichment at BHMS

TAG is now GT (Gifted and Talented)


Attention all TAG families! Please sign up for an ALP appointment time slot on this spreadsheet!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w4YLDZzJ0gxNCwQQgxhMbAi3Y4fwcN9-X3HvwtGLXxE/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please email me at megan.fretz@bvsd.org. If you are unable to make any of the available times, we will also be available by request before and after school. Thank you for your support in getting these plans written.



Club Meeting Times and Places for 2018-2019 School Year:

*Please note, any and all students are welcome to join ALL of these clubs, you do not have to be TAG identified to join in the fun!

TAG-Wednesdays after school from 3:45-4:45pm in the Innovation Area beginning on 8/22

Brain Bowl: Friday Morning from 7:45-8:30am in Room 204 beginning on 8/24

Battle of the Books: Tuesdays after school from 3:45-4:45 (we will begin once the book list is made available which should be in late September or early October)

Destination Imagination: This is a parent run activity, if your student is interested, please email me and I will put together an email list of interested families! You must form your own groups, I will help facilitate the process (megan.fretz@bvsd.org)


2019 Great Words, Great Works Book List

Each year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee publishes its School Spelling Bee Study List, a list of 450 words to help students prepare for a school-level spelling bee. These 450 words come from a list of books carefully selected by the Bee’s editorial team for their engaging and age-appropriate content, as well as their rich vocabulary. That list of books is called the Great Words, Great Works list.

http://spellingbee.com/book-list

BHMS Spirit Wear

If you are interested in purchasing BHMS Spirit Wear here is the flyer and order form.

SPORTS INFORMATION

Sports registration link: https://broomfieldheights.revtrak.net/Athletics/


Athletic Calendar: You can view the athletic calendar on the BHMS website home page. If you have a Gmail account, you can also save our school/sports calendars to your account.


Upcoming Sports:

Tuesday, 12/18 - 8th Interscholastic Girls Basketball - Information/First Practice 3:50 to 5:15 PM - Sports physical required. Registration deadline 12/13.


When registering for a sport, you will come across the payment options of Pay Now and Pay at School. If you will be paying via check, cash, or are fee exempt/free or reduced lunch, please pick Pay at School. (Please note that the Administrative Waiver applies only to those who receive free/reduced lunch and/or are exempt from school fees.)

Homework Club

Homework Club has begun! This is a supervised time before school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM in the cafetorium. (There is no Homework Club on Wednesdays.) Students must sign in at the front office before attending, and they must have school work to do. Students also need to arrive prior to 8:25 to attend Homework Club.

ATTENDANCE

The attendance office needs to be notified of ALL absences. If we don’t receive an attendance email or phone call, your student will be marked Unexcused for that day. If you need to pick up your student during the school day, we appreciate an early phone call so we can deliver a pass ahead of time. Please report all absences via email at http://bhm.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Report-Absence.aspx or call 720-561-8402.

BUILDING HOURS

M, T, Th, F

Breakfast students only - 8:15

First bell - 8:33

School begins - 8:40


W

Breakfast students only - 9:15

First bell - 9:28

School begins - 9:35