BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of May 8-13, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

May 8, 2022

Good evening BMES Families,

Thank you for showing your child's teacher love this past week during Teacher Appreciation Week! It was a success and we appreciate your ongoing support.

This Friday, May 13 will be an early dismissal. Please mark your calendars for our dismissal at 12:45pm and no preschool students will attend on the early dismissal day.

Next week, our students in grades 3-5 will begin their end of year testing, called the Virginia SOL tests. Parents are welcome to write an encouraging letter to their child on the big day of testing. Those notes/letters can make a huge difference as our students know and remember their family is supporting all their hard work.

  • Monday, 5/16: Reading 4 SOL
  • Tuesday, 5/17: Reading 5
  • Wednesday, 5/18: Reading 3- Day 1
  • Thursday, 5/19: Reading 3- Day 2
  • Friday, 5/20: VA Studies Grade 4

Have a wonderful evening,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events

May 13

Mid Quarter- Early Dismissal at 12:45pm. No preschool will attend on May 13.

Breakfast and Lunch will still be served to students

May 16- May 27: SOL Testing in grades 3-5


This year all SOL tests will be online for our grade 3-5 students. There are several things you can do to help your child have a positive testing experience:

  • Please do not schedule doctor or dentist appointments on testing days.
  • Make certain your child gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast, and arrives at school on time.
  • Students may bring pencils, a lunch, a water bottle and a book to read after testing.
  • Positive encouraging notes are helpful to remind students how much they have learned this year and how successful they will be showing it!
  • The campus will limit visitors on testing days.

5/16: Reading 4 SOL

5/17: Reading 5

5/18: Reading 3- Day 1

5/19: Reading 3- Day 2

5/20: VA Studies Grade 4

5/23: Science 5 SOL

5/24: Math 4 SOL

5/25: Math 3 SOL

5/26: Math 5 SOL

5/27: SOL Make-ups

May 19

Interims for Grades 3-5 will be posted on Aspen.

June 9 and June 10

Early Dismissal Days

June 10

Last Day of School!

June 16

Final Report Card will be sent to families via email or mail

Parent Resources

Food Services Update

For the past two school years, meals have been provided to all YCSD students at no cost through a waiver provided by the USDA. This waiver will not be reissued. Instead, breakfast and lunch meals will return to a paid status, with no charges allowed, beginning this summer. Free or reduced price meals will be available (upon application and approval) to students whose family income falls within federally established guidelines. Families with students participating in Summer Academy programs who would like to take advantage of free or reduced price meal options are asked to submit applications by Wednesday, June 1, 2022, if applications have not already been submitted. Please go to to access the application. This application period will cover families until October 31, 2022.

Paper Applications are also available in all school offices so feel free to ask your child's teacher for a copy if needed.

Additional information regarding free or reduced price meal applications for the 2022-23 school year will be provided before the start of the year. If you have questions, please call 757-898-0468 or 757-898-0485 or visit the Let’s Talk – Ask YCSD platform.

YCSD Breakfast and Lunch Menus

York County School Division contracts with Sodexo to manage the Food Service Program, which includes breakfast and lunch in all our schools.

YCSD 2022-2023 School Calendar

2022-23 School Year Calendar

The School Board has approved the 2022-23 school year calendar. The first day of school will be Monday, August 29, 2022. Under state law, the Friday before Labor Day must be a student holiday, creating a 4-day weekend. Next year's calendar is available on the division website.

BMES Yearbook

The PTA has 68 yearbooks available for purchase if you did not pre-order this year. These yearbooks will be sold for $25 and must be purchased at BMES PTA MemberHub.

Contact Us

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.