Byam Newsletter

January 14, 2022

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No School Monday January 17th in Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

We hope all our families are staying warm and safe during this cold-spell week. The weather has quickly taken a turn to the seasonal cold and students are looking forward to more snow on the ground in the future to take part in weekend snowmen making and sledding during their after-school and weekend opportunities this month..

Next Monday (1/17) is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. School will be closed in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. Students will continue learning in developmentally appropriate ways Dr. King’s message of peaceful conflict resolution. As we honor his memory we take this time to reflect why his leadership was so critical to the civil rights movement. We enjoy a day off but it is important for students to understand the reason for the holiday. As you reflect with your children at home, we ask each family to encourage our Byam students to think of one way to give back to their family or community to spread kindness.

Principal Fredette and AP Dolan

Home Health Screening

Please continue to monitor your child(ren) for symptoms and keep them home if they are experiencing any of the below symptoms.

Communicate any absences to our Byam absence line and your homeroom teacher. If the absence is from illness and symptoms persist contact your child's healthcare provider and Nurse Regan.

For more information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing, visit:

If your child tests positive at home or their doctor's office for COVID-19, contact Nurse Regan at You will receive procedures for your student's quarantining and return to school.

Thank you for helping keep Byam School safe and healthy by monitoring your child(ten) for possible symptoms on a daily basis and following protocols of keeping students at home when not feeling well.

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SY2223 Kindergarten Registration

  • For Next Year's CPS Kindergarten families: Kindergarten Registration for SY2123 is 1/26 & 1/27, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 academic year is open! Please register for an appointment using the followingappointment link.


    • Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.


    Chelmsford Public Schools Central Administration Office, 230 North Road, North Chelmsford, MA.

    For more information and what documents you will need, please visit the registration page on our CPS website.

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Byam Volunteer One-Day-And-Done Program

Many individuals in our community are understandably not able to commit to a consistent substitute schedule, but would like to help support Byam in some way. This program provides a way for parents/guardians or grandparents to provide "one day and done" flexibility of volunteer tutoring support in a Byam classroom between the hours of 8:45-3:15. Participants will be assigned to a classroom other than their own child''s/grandchild's classroom. Communication of a requested day in many cases will be inquired by the Byam office within 1-2 days prior to volunteer day. All volunteers must be CORI'd. If more than one member of a child's family is interested, please submit a form for each individual separately. Call our Byam office at 978-251-5144 with any questions.

Interested participants complete google form at below link:



The BSA showed appreciation with a breakfast treat for our hardworking teachers and staff on Monday! Coffee, muffins and bagels from KJ's. Dr. Lang and the School Committee also pitched in to show their support for our teachers!

Another exciting update from the BSA is that we were able to raise enough funds from our book fair to give our new Byam teachers $100 scholastic dollars to start their classroom libraries! We love these opportunities to support our school, teachers, and staff!

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Did you know that the weekly pool testing done on Monday mornings at Byam is a PCR test?! PCR is considered the gold standard of testing. The pool testing program is a way to get a free PCR test for your child when tests are so hard to find right now! Your participation also helps stop the spread in our community. For your child to participate in Pool Testing, consent is required.

Complete Student Pool Testing Consent Form Here:

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Join us February 16th at 6:30PM from the comfort of your own home! This event is always a hit with the kids AND parents! Family fun full of dancing, music, and prizes! To register please use the link below, spaces are limited. Any questions email the BSA at

Bandingo SignUp:

Don't forget to send your Bandingo payment via Paypal after you register:

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Did you know that the BSA enrichment coordinators work directly with the classroom teachers and presenters to bring enrichment opportunities to our school, both in person and virtually? Here are some of the amazing things we have planned for this school year (events vary by grade): Acton Discovery Museum "sound" presentation, “Sheryl Faye Presents: Sally Ride”, “Sheryl Faye Presents: Amelia Earhart”, High Touch High Tech of New England "Dig It", "Wind and Water", “Plimoth Plantation”,“Lyn Hoopes” author visit, "Rob Surette" 3 day artist and residence, "Mister G" all school concert & art, "Marine Science Center" virtual visit... and more!
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Please submit photos for our 4th grade yearbook of current 4th grade students participating in school activities or events from Kindergarten through now! These can be photos you took when volunteering in a classroom, or attending a school-sponsored event! Add your photos to this Google Drive:

When adding photos please change the file name to the name(s) of the children in the photo to help when photos are placed in the book.

If you'd like more information about the 4th grade celebration, check out the Byam 4th Grade 2021 (CHS Class of 2030) Facebook page:

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BYAM NIGHT OUT at the UML Riverhawks

Please join us for the Byam Night Out at the UML Riverhawks hockey game on February 11! Tickets can be purchased here: Hope you to see you there!



The Hootenanny is looking for 2-3 adults to vote on the winning cover design for the Byam Hootenanny program cover. If interested, please email:

Does your child(ren) show their talent through Art, rather than on stage? Artwork Deadline January 24, 2022! Submit your child's cover artwork entry that represents Byam's All Together Hootenanny an enter the program cover contest! Questions? Email:
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2/11/2022: UML Riverhawks game, Byam Night Out!

2/16/2022: Virtual Bandingo

3/15/2022*: Virtual Paint Night with Mrs. Brown (*new date)

3/26/2022: Hootenanny Talent Show

5/21/2022: WALK-A-THON!

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration

Stay Connected to the Byam School Association

Thank you to all who attended our meeting this week!

Our next meeting is February 9th at 7:00pm.

EmailWebsiteFacebook Meeting Minutes Donate
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Byam Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements Jan 13th

Downloadable January School Lunch Menu Below

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette:

Assistant Principal Dolan:

Chelmsford Public Schools Website:

Byam Website Page:

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