Friday Notes

October 14, 2022

Thank you, Stearns Family

A ton of thanks to the Stearns Family for their generous donation of play sand to our PK playground!
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Change Wars - Let the Battle Begin!

Many of our school field trips and in-house residencies are supported through classroom accounts. Unfortunately the limitations imposed during the pandemic had a big impact on our fundraising opportunities, so our classroom accounts are at an all-time low. Let's change that!

Next week, our PTO will be hosting Change Wars in the center hallway of the K-8 wing - but this event is for everyone! Each grade will have a drop box to collect all manner of currency - bills - change - checks (payable to BJAMS PTO) - for your student's classroom accounts.

CHANGE WARS runs OCT 17-21

The class that raises the most money will win a dress down day!

Syrup is still flowing!

Thank you McConnell Family for your donation to our kitchen.

Our BJAMS Families blessed us with nearly 1/2 of the year's syrup need in just a few weeks.


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Please follow this link to sign up for Trunk or Treat

(disregard the link in the flyer above)

All Saints' Day Is Fast Approaching!

All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven.

Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints' Day observances tend to focus on known saints -- those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church.

All Saints' Day is also commemorated by members of the Eastern Orthodox Church as well as some protestant churches, such as Lutheran and Anglican churches.

Students have been working hard, studying saints, creating art, and writing reports. We are excited to host a variety of activities for our students on this special (half) day!

All Saints' Day Drop and Swap

As mentioned above, All Saints' Day is fast approaching and we are thinking about costumes! Do you have any old All Saints' Day costumes/parts that you would be willing to donate to other families? If you do, please drop off your donated All Saints' Day costumes/parts the week of October 17. We will display costumes/parts the week of October 24, starting at pick-up. Drop what you can, take what you need. After All Saints' Day, hang on to this year's costumes/parts until next year's Drop and Swap. NOTE: You do not need to contribute to the swap to benefit from the swap!

Soccer News

Team 1/2

Last practice: Week of October 17

Team 3/4

10/15: Morrisville Yellow at Bishop Marshall: 11 am

Last practice: Week of October 17

Tournament: Saturday, October 22 at Cambridge, time TBD

Team 5/6

10/15: Morrisville Green at Bishop Marshall: 9 am

Last practice: Week of October 17

Tournament: Saturday, October 22 at Johnson, time TBD

Team 7/8

Last practice: Week of October 17

Last game: Wednesday, October 19 home game vs. Lamoille at 4 pm

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ASP Corner

There is no ASP on: Oct 20, Oct 28, and Oct 31.

Coming Up Next

Oct 20 - Half Day of School, Family Conferences

Oct 21 - Cookie Love Order Forms Due

Oct 28 - Trunk or Treat, stay tuned for details


Vermont Teen Leadership Weekend

VTeen Leadership Weekend is a fun-filled weekend developing important skills and traits that will help you stretch and improve your leadership, communication, problem solving, teamwork and other transferable skills to take back and use in your club work, school and community. The cost of the weekend has been reduced from $340 to only $155 due to generous gifts from the State 4-H Foundation, Vermont Mutual Insurance and the Cordelia Family Foundation. The registration fee includes two nights lodging at the Lake Morey Resort, all meals, snacks and activity supplies. Learn more and register on the 4-H Announcements website by Oct. 31, 2022. We welcome all teens in grades 7-12 but space is limited to 50 youth.
Contact: Lauren Traister at or (802) 888-4972 x 402

Offerings from Lamoille Family Center

We cannot possibly publish all of the programs, events, and services offered by the Lamoille Family Center. Please [click here] to visit their website and learn more.
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