BMS PARENT/GUARDIAN NEWSLETTER APRIL 2021
Included in This Issue:
- Upcoming Dates
- Yearbook Order information/DEADLINE EXTENDED to MONDAY, APRIL 12th!
- Attendance Information & Reminders
- PACT - Parents and Community Together Update & Meeting notice
- MCA Testing Schedule
- Parent Series Virtual Meeting - How to engage your student this summer
- What's happening around BMS
- AVID News/Application Information
- Game On Summer Program Registration
- Who to Contact
April 5th - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Staff Prep Day for all student return to school
April 6th - All students return to school Mondays - Thursdays going forward
April 6th - ZUPAS Fundraiser 4-9pm
April 12th - YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE
April 12th-22nd - MCA TESTING
April 14th - 22nd - Pennies for Patients Drive
April 13th - PACT (Parents And Community Together) - monthly virtual meeting 6 - 7:30pm
April 26th - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, Staff Workshop Day
April 28th - April Principal's Fireside Chat Virtual Meeting 6:30 - 7:30pm
April 28th - Trimester 3 Mid-Tri Report Cards sent home and posted on StudentVUE & ParentVUE
April 29th - STEAM Creativity Fair & Parent/Teacher Conferences - Virtual 3:30-7:30pm
May 3-7th - Teacher Appreciation Week!
YEARBOOK ORDERING INFORMATION AND EXTENDED DEADLINE
It is not too late to order your 2020-21 BMS Yearbook!! You don't want to miss out on this year's yearbook as it has been a school year like no other!!
TO ORDER THE 2020-21 BMS YEARBOOK:
VISIT: ybpay.lifetouch.com YEARBOOK ID CODE: 10341421
ORDER DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENCED TO: MONDAY, APRIL 12TH
FYI - Yearbooks will NOT be available to purchase when they arrive at school so order now if students want one. There will not be extras.
If you have any questions contact Ms. Beth Romano, Yearbook Advisor at RomanoB@district279.org
ATTENDANCE INFORMATION UPDATE
- 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.
P.A.C.T NEWS - PARENTS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER
We are trying to bring back our afterschool programming (when allowed).
Bulldogs let’s make this happen!!!
We are BMS PACT... It’s PTO reimagined at the Middle School level. Have you been wondering how to stay involved post elementary...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 financially and socially support our kiddos, teachers, support staff, and administrators of our Bulldog family.
Fifth Grade parents are wanted and welcomed!!!
Do you remember all the fun elementary school activities? Well, we’ve got this, with the help of each other. Middle school is a super short time, but we have the opportunity to make some great things happen for these kiddos.
We have our next PACT (virtual) Meeting on April 13th 6-7:30
We will be working on our budget... developing a few specific fundraising ideas, and end/beginning school year events
The Meeting will be held virtually at this link
Or dial: +1 386-401-8714 PIN: 739 939 850#
Thank you to Dos Hermanos for coming in last minute for our last community dinner and thank you to those who attended
Zupas ~Tuesday, April 6
11669 Fountains Dr. Maple Grove
Make Your Order Count:
Use FUNDRAISER25 on the Cafe Zupas App & Cafezupas.com
Thai Express ~Wednesday, April 21
11660 Elm Creek Blvd Maple Grove
Daily Dose, Mad Jacks, and other local restaurant to come.
Do you have a favorite restaurant, own one, or work at one? Let us know...we support!!!
We can be reached via email at BMSpact@gmail.com
Sign up to get regular information or link to a specific committee here
We are Brooklyn Middle School Parents and Community Together
MCA Tests are very important markers for how our students are doing academically.
It is important that your student has a good breakfast and gets a good nights sleep for testing days.
MCA READING TESTS - April 12 - 15
MCA MATH TESTS - April 19 - 22
MCA Make-up Testing - April 27 - 29
APRIL PARENT SERIES VIRTUAL MEETING
SPECIAL GUESTS: Robert Ritchie, Equity Specialist & Joshua Fuchs, Equity Teacher
TOPIC: Keeping Your Student Engaged Over Summer
DATE: Wednesday, April 28th
TIME: 6:30 - 7:30pm
WHERE: Google Meet joining info
Or dial: +1 737-808-4801 PIN: 374 960 347#
First time using Meet? Learn more
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INFORMATIVE QUESTION AND ANSWER FIRESIDE CHAT.
THERE'S SO MUCH GOING ON AT BROOKLYN MIDDLE STEAM SCHOOL...
PAPER MAKING WITH MS. HOUGE'S CLASS
STREAM EROSION STUDY IN MR. HOLTZ' SCIENCE CLASS
6TH GRADE ADVISORY CLASSES PROJECTS
MS. ROMAO'S 8TH GRADE CULINARY ARTS CLASS MAKING FETUCINI ALFREDO FROM SCRATCH
FACS STUDENTS MAKING CUPCAKES WITH BUTTERCREAM FROSTING & MINI PIZZAS - YUM!
Making Ukuele's in Mr. Streng's Making Music Class
Nature Walks & Art in Ms. Navis, Ms. Keith & Ms. Perkins Classes
AVID NEWS FROM MS. OLSTADT
Congrats to science teacher Katie Clearly and EL teacher Susan Houge for being the first AVID staff BINGO winners! During the month of March, the BMS staff played AVID BINGO showcasing all of their effective research-based instructional strategies and support for a college readiness future!
AVID is in the process of interviewing and selecting next year’s classes and will have classes in both 8th and 7th grade next year!
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GAME ON SUMMER PROGRAM
Registration is now open for the Game On Summer Program, held Mondays-Thursdays from June 21 to July 29 at Brooklyn Middle STEAM School.
This program is designed for students who will be entering grades 6, 7 or 8 at Brooklyn Middle or North View Middle during the 2021-2022 school year. Students will participate in activities each day, including cooking, crafting, STEAM activities, sports, games, reading, math, time with peers, and much more.
- The program is held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays from June 21-July 29. The program will not be held on Monday, July 5.
- This program is limited to the first 200 registrants. Registration forms are due by Thursday, May 13.
If you need the flyer/registration materials in a different format, please contact the school office or email CabeC@district279.org.
WHO TO CONTACT
School Office: 763-569-7700...............................BMS Website: https://bms.district279.org/#
Attendance: 763-569-7616………………………………..Transportation: 763-391-7244
Liz Johnson, Counselor 6th Grade .......Email: JohnsonElizabeth@district279.org
Larry Bilbro, SMS 6th Grade......Email: BilbroL@district279.org
Judy Anderson, Counselor 7th Grade.....Email: AndersonJ@district279.org
Rachel Kalk, SMS 7th Grade……..Email: KalkR@district279.org
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