Friday Notes

March 4, 2022

Breakfast and Lunch Orders

Please be sure to sign your students up for breakfast and lunch for the month of March. You can find the menus in your Family Portal and on the BJAMS website.

Remember, having an accurate meals count is paramount to the smooth operation of our kitchen.

Thank you!

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BJAMS Volunteer Work Day Tomorrow!

Please consider pitching in - tomorrow, March 5 from 8:00am-12:00pm - many hands make light work!

The focus of tomorrow's work day will be general housekeeping: washing windows, cleaning sills, replacing ceiling tiles, minor classroom repairs, and the like. The following loaner items are always welcome on work day: cordless drills, buckets, rags and towels, step ladders, utility knives, shop vacs. If you got 'em - bring 'em!

Upper School Conferences

Spring Conferences are Thursday, March 10.

Please select your conference preference(s) by entering your name and indicate whether you would like to meet in-person or via Zoom or telephone. To sign up, [click here].

Lower School - see your student's homeroom teacher for sign up.

Child Lures/Circle of Grace

Dear BJAMS Families,

For the past several years, BJAMS has participated in the Child Lures Child Abuse Protection curriculum. The program is designed to help students understand that they have dignity and that no one has the right to compromise this dignity. Several “lures” are introduced to children to help them better understand this message and steps are given to provide students with tools to deal with situations should they arise. The program has been well received by children and families and we feel good about its annual presentation. Any extra steps we can take to keep our children safe are steps well taken!

Like in previous years, we will be utilizing a program that can work collaboratively with Child Lures. This program is called Circle of Grace. The objective of Circle of Grace is to educate and empower children and young people to actively participate in a safe environment for themselves and others. It is the program’s goal that children and young people identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual boundaries. It also provides guidance in how to take action if any boundary is threatened or violated.

This year, we will present the curriculum to students in grade K-8 the weeks of March 28 and April 4.

All material is presented appropriately, according to grade. In Kindergarten, vocabulary includes: children of God, Circle of Grace, feelings, grace, holy, Holy Spirit, respect, safe, safe touch, secret, safe secret, unsafe secret, signal, stoplight, trust, trusted adult, unsafe, unsafe touch. In first and second grades, all of the above is taught including the vocabulary word symbol. In third and fourth grades, all of the above is taught including: sexual abuse, child molester, boundary, treasured, violate, blog, chat room, instant messaging, location application, micro blogging, social networking service and websites, video sharing service, cyber bullying, email, flaming, inappropriate material, netiquette, personal contact information, phishing, pop up, predator, smart phone, texting, and web cam. In fifth grade, all of the above is taught including: media and inappropriate media. In sixth grade, all of the above is taught including: admiration, dream, empathy, healthy, relationship, response, talent, value, and violation. In seventh grade, all of the above is taught including: bullying, bystander, and disrespect. In eighth grade, all of the above is taught including: conscience, modesty, morality, and sexuality.

Parents may have their children “opt out” of the program(s). We feel strongly that parents are their children’s first teachers and that as parents you are able to determine what and when potentially sensitive information is presented to your children. If you choose to have your children “opt out” of the program(s), please see your children’s homeroom or religion teachers.

If you have any questions about the program(s), please call or stop by and I will happily sit down to discuss any questions and concerns. I would like to thank you for the partnership BJAMS has with your family and for the opportunity to work on keeping all of our children safe.


Carrie Wilson

Head of School

Seeking Silent Auction Items for BASH 2022

Do you operate your own or have a relationship with a local business who may be interested in supporting our playground initiative? We're still seeking donations of all kinds to add to our Silent Auction for BASH 2022.

Interested in providing a personal donation? Please consider donating a gift card. Big Lots, Costco, Best Buy, Trader Joes, Dicks Sporting Goods, Amazon, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Starbucks, Netflix, and Gardeners Home Supply - just to name a few!

Have an idea and wondering if your item is a good fit? Contact Michelle Tomlinson at

Green on St. Patrick's Day!

Students are invited to dress down and wear GREEN on

Thursday, March 17.

ASP Corner

Please remember to register your student(s) for the month of March.

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Community News

Rice Memorial High School Presents...

Little Women the Broadway Musical!

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Tickets can be purchased at the Rice front office or at the door at the shows.

Morristown Summer Recreation Camp 2022

What: Fun & creative indoor & outdoor activities for kids age 5-12.

When: June 20 - August 12 / 7:45 am - 5:00 pm / Mon-Fri

Where: Peoples Academy Gym

Early registration Morristown Residents only March 1-18

Open enrollment starts March 19

Online Registration only [click here]

For questions contact: Kristi McAllister, or (802) 730-4111.

Coming Up Next

Mar 10 - Half day - Conferences - NO ASP - 12pm dismissal

Mar 11 - Report Cards out for T2

Mar 18 - No school - staff development

Family Portal Login

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General information; meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes; opportunities to participate here!