Beckwith Bulletin

November 18, 2022

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As a reminder, if your child will be absent from school for any reason, then please call the school (508-252-5080), press 1 for the 24/7 Absence Line, and leave a message that states the name of your child and why they will be absent. As an alternative, you can speak to Cathy Mondor, the school nurse (extension 4007). The school will call you if you don't speak with the nurse or leave a message on the Absence Line by 8:30 a.m. Please be sure to contact the school each day your child is absent, unless you have notified us that it will be an extended absence.

Also, please note that "Absences shall be considered excessive when students accumulate more than seven (7) full day unexcused absences or fourteen (14) half-day unexcused absences in a period of six (6) months. Students with excessive absences may be considered habitually truant." For more information about attendance and excessive absences, please see page 13 and 14 of the Student Handbook.


Click Here for the November 2022 Calendar

Click Here for the December 2022 Calendar


The Student Council is sponsoring a spirit day on Tuesday, November 22nd. This day will be "Hat Day." The cost to wear a hat will be $1.00 and all proceeds will go to the Rehoboth Food Pantry.


On Wednesday, December 7, 2022 and Thursday, December 8, 2022, Beckwith Middle School will be holding parent-teacher conferences.

The session times are as follows:

Wednesday, December 7- 5:30pm-8:00pm

Thursday, December 8- 12:30pm-2:30pm

(Please note that students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. on December 8 due to afternoon parent/teacher conferences).

Our format for arranging parent-teacher conferences is an online system. Please use the link below to schedule your parent-teacher conference time.

Each teacher has a link with scheduled time slots. Accessing this link will allow you to schedule a time for that individual teacher only. Please enter your child's name in the box designated Student Name and then select a time for a parent-teacher conference. Select only one spot. If a mistake is made, please do not schedule an additional conference, rather call the main office (508-252-5080). Also, please make certain to write down the date and time of the selected conference before submitting.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Sign Up Link


Please be advised that report cards were sent home today (November 18th). You do not need to sign or return the report card.

Please note that you can also access the report card via the Aspen Parent Portal. We are entertaining the idea of moving away from printed report cards next school year and using the Aspen Parent Portal for report cards.


Please be advised that we will no longer be serving lunch on early release days. The next early release day will be on November 23rd.


The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Public Health is working with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) so that school districts are able to provide at-home COVID-19 tests at no cost to our students. Should you choose to use them, these tests are primarily intended for use by students to support the return-to-school process after Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. Three testing kits will be going home with our students prior to our Thanksgiving break. Thank you.


On November 15th, our 7th and 8th grade students were treated to a great presentation from DRRHS on the outstanding academic, vocational, extracurricular, and social opportunities available to them at our high school. As a follow-up our students and families from grades 7 & 8 are invited to their first annual Green & Gold Night Open House to be held on Thursday, January 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CLICK HERE for the "Save the Date" flyer for more details.


DR uses Apptegy to communicate to parents/guardians about snow, emergencies, unexpected circumstances, etc. Please note that Apptegy pulls phone numbers and emails from the Aspen Information System, so it is imperative that you make sure your emails and phone numbers are accurate in Aspen so you get the alerts sent from Apptegy.

To access the Aspen Information System Parent Portal to check to see if your emails and phone numbers are accurate, please click on the Aspen icon to the right.


Parents and Families:

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become bolder, prouder, and stronger Readers, and, as always, every book they buy earns rewards for our school.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from DECEMBER 5th

through DECEMBER 9th. Students will have the opportunity to shop the Book Fair during their

school day. There will be several opportunities for families to shop together: during the

Rehoboth PTSA Craft Fair Friday, December 2nd 5-8pm and Saturday, December 3rd 10-3, as well as during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, December 7th 5:30-8pm and Thursday, December 8th 12:30-2:30.

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account.

Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute!

Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship

directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

CLICK HERE to visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more about volunteer opportunities and get started with eWallet and online shopping.

Also, CLICK HERE to learn more about "All For Books."

Catch you at the Fair!

Happy reading,

Rehoboth PTSA


Click below for the updated bus routes.

Updated BMS AM Bus Route

Updated BMS PM Bus Route


Calling ALL Inventors….

Do you see a problem that you would like to try and fix?

Do you have a solution in mind and need a way to share your great idea?

Are you ready to put your creativity and imagination to work to help others?

Beckwith Middle School is looking for you to join the STEM Club as we participate in the 2023 Massachusetts Invention Convention, a part of Invention Convention Worldwide.

Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education program that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship for life.

The program at Beckwith is open to all students in grades 6, 7 & 8 and there is no cost to join. STEM Club will run during the months of Dec., Jan., and Feb. In mid February (date to be determined) all participants will present the problem they identified and their solution to a select panel of judges from the district. The top qualifying individuals, or teams, will move on to the State Competition and possibly to the National and Global Events as well.

2022 was our first year entering the competition and 6th grader Evelyn Cooper won our local event and went on to the Virtual Massachusetts Championship. Out of 58 middle school entries Evelyn finished just out of the top 3 and brought home an Honorable Mention.

We will have an informational meeting for all interested students on Wed. November 30th, 2022 after school until 3:30 PM. I will go over the schedule and the expectations. Bring your questions and your ideas.

Mr. Kenny


When? Program runs for 6 weeks, beginning Friday, January 6, 2023

Where? -A coach bus picks students up from Beckwith at 2:30 p.m. and transport them to Wachusett Mountain

-Bus arrives back to BMS at approximately 10:00 pm. (Parents are sent a Remind text to give them an ETA of bus arrival each week)

How much? -Cost is approximately $343 total ($200 for busing and $143 for a Wachusett lift ticket) Rentals ($108) and lessons ($89) can be purchased at an additional cost

Who? -Any 6th-8th Beckwith student can participate (grade 5 students will be accepted if a parent or older sibling participates)

Beginner skiers/snowboarders are welcome and encouraged to join however, they are required to take lessons

* 40 participants need to have signed up and paid for bus ($200) by Tuesday, November 8th or the program will not run**

Payment Options (Bus)

  1. Check made out to Rehoboth PTSA. Child can bring it to Mrs. Lynch in room 216 or give it to the office to put in her mailbox.

  2. Cash (drop off at BMS front office in an envelope with your child's name, grade, and PTSA Ski & Board Blub c/o Mrs. Lynch)

Don’t send your child with cash to school!

Deadline to sign up for Wachusett will be Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Once we have 40 participants signed up and paid for the bus we will release Wachusett sign up information.


If your child is interested in signing up for youth basketball, then please click below.


If your child is interested in signing up for the lacrosse clinic, then please click below.


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Whitson's is looking for per diem kitchen help. If you are interested in applying then please access the .pdf below.


Please remind your children that BREAKFAST is 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

November 23 - Early Release Day (11:45 a.m. dismissal)

November 24-25 - Thanksgiving Recess

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

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Volunteers needed to help with the Craft Fair and Holiday Shops: - Holiday Craft Fair, Dec 2-3 - Beckwith Holiday Shop, Dec 5-9 - Palmer River Holiday Shop, Dec 7-9

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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