February 14, 2020
School Choice - Attention Parents of 8th Graders
Now is the time to start thinking about where your student will go to high school next year. It's particularly important especially for families who want to participate in the school-choice lottery. There are various deadlines you will want to be be aware of.
Parents in Morrisville and Elmore: You should receive a letter from your local school district with a school-choice enrollment application in the mail or access the application here.
Contact Sheila Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your letter or if you have any questions.
Parents in other school districts: Please contact your local public high school now if you are interested in the state's school-choice lottery for your 8th grader to be considered at another public school outside of your residency district. The application window may be closing soon.
Julia Biedermann (8th grade) won 3rd place - way to go!
2020 VT State Middle School Gymnastics Championships
Pre-K & Kindergarten Screening Events
Pass this information along! Space is limited!
*Currently enrolled students need not sign up for a kindergarten screening. Our current pre-kindergarten students will be screened separately.
No School for Kindergarten on March 12
Double Whammy for BJAMS during National School Choice Week 2020
BJAMS won in two categories: Innovative Schools and Innovative Teacher. Brad Ferland, co-chair of National School Choice Week, presented the awards to Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Nordenson during morning assembly. Here's a synopsis of what Brad said about us:
“There are so many good things to say about Bishop John A. Marshall School. Their history of starting in church basements and successfully fundraising to build a school for a permanent home is very impressive,” Ferland said. “Being the first Catholic School built in Vermont in a 50-year history was monumental. And looking to their core values one finds the essence of their success with integrity, love, dignity, respect for God and neighbor, awareness and response to the needs of others, faith, and respect for order and discipline. The school has a strong parental involvement and support as well.”
These two awards are a testament that BJAMS is filled with wonderful and hardworking students with amazing families, and dedicated and talented teachers that are recognized nation wide. What an honor!
Girls on the Run!
Winter Ball 2020 - let's make it happen!
Our ability to hold the ball will be based on the number of tickets we sell and whether we get help from parents with selling tickets, food donations, decorations, and chaperoning.
Friday, Feb 21 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
ON SALE NOW - Tickets $5 per person sold in advance during drop off and pick up times
Contact the coordinators to volunteer, donate, or ask questions:
Abby Earle at email@example.com
Dezaray Draper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pirate Princess Dance - Rescheduled - March 14
Coming Up Next
Feb 21 - Winter Ball 2020
Feb 24-28 - NO SCHOOL - February Recess - NO ASP during this time
March 2 - DinoMan visits BJAMS! Read about it here.
March 6 - Second trimester ends!
March 12 - No school for Kindergarten ONLY
March 12 - half day with a noon dismissal for grades PK and 1-8 - Parent/Teacher conferences
March 12 - No ASP