Beckwith Bulletin

September 23, 2022

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OPEN HOUSE

Our annual Open House will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Our Open House allows parents/guardians the opportunity to follow their child’s schedule, get an overview and feel for the expectations of each class, and establish communication and collaboration between home and school. Due to limited space in classrooms, we are requesting that only parents/guardians attend this event. For your convenience, student schedules will be provided in homerooms.


The schedule for Open House is below:


Parents/guardians will be following a Thursday, Related Arts COLOR Schedule


6:00-6:10pm

Parents/guardians report to their child(ren)’s homeroom to pick up their child(ren)’s schedule.


6:13-6:28pm

Parents/guardians report to their child(ren)’s PERIOD 1 CLASS


6:31-6:46pm

Parents/guardians report to their child(ren)’s PERIOD 2 CLASS


6:49-7:04pm

Parents/guardians report to their child(ren)’s PERIOD 3 CLASS


7:07-7:22pm

Parents/guardians report to their child(ren)’s PERIOD 4 CLASS


7:25-7:40pm

Parents/guardians report to their child(ren)’s PERIOD 5 CLASS


7:43-7:58pm

Parents/guardians report to their child(ren)’s PERIOD 6 CLASS (8TH GRADERS ONLY)


Please be sure to stop by our tables in the Cafeteria during Related Arts class to meet your Related Arts teachers and the Guidance Department.


We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 29, 2022!

DIGHTON-REHOBOTH REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK

On September 13th, the School Committee approved the Middle School Student Handbook. For the first time, Dighton Middle School and Beckwith Middle School will share the same Student Handbook. We sent the Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form this past Monday. Parents/guardians will need to go over the Student Handbook with their child, sign off on the acknowledgement form, and have their child pass in the form to their homeroom teacher. To access the Student Handbook, please CLICK HERE.

UNIFIED SPORTS...JOIN TODAY!


Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.


D.L. Beckwith Middle school has joined the Massasoit Leagues Unified Sports program, and this year we have the opportunity to become an independent sport. We will be following the same rules for our other sports teams. Permission forms, physicals, user fees and other forms will be required to participate. We will be playing bocce, basketball and bowling/track and field during the three sports seasons, fall, winter and spring.


Please use this link to sign your child up by Friday, September 30. Practice will begin Monday, October 3 after school until 4:00. Schedules will be given to players at the first practice. Please see Mrs. Jerauld if you have any questions. (Cjerauld@drregional.org)


Also, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our Beckwith Believers from the 21-22 SY! Special Olympics Massachusetts has declared D.L. Beckwith an official Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified Champion School!

FEINSTEIN JUNIOR SCHOLARS 22-23

We are pleased to announce that all Beckwith Students are Feinstein Junior Scholars and will be participating in the GOLDEN TICKET GRANT PROGRAM. Your child has been given their own individually numbered Golden Ticket along with a membership card with some free pass information on the back.


  • Random drawings will be held every Monday with 5 new Golden Ticket winning numbers announced on WPRI Channel 12 during their primetime Monday 4:30 p.m. news programming — commencing October 3rd.
  • Winning numbers will also be posted the following day, Tuesdays, on our Virtual Journal and Facebook pages. If your school has a Facebook page, please be sure to follow our page to keep up with all we have going on and encourage your parents/guardians to do likewise!
  • Jr. Scholars must have their winning ticket in order to claim their prizes. Please instruct them to take care of their ticket!
  • Winning numbers are valid for one week — after one week, they're gone!
  • Students with a winning ticket number should inform their teacher/school immediately.
  • Winning schools should contact the Feinstein Foundation as soon as possible with their winning ticket claim! (Winning tickets must be claimed within 7 days of their posting.)


The winning school receives a $5,000 grant. The winning student receives a $500 grant, which they can give to either their school or a non-profit of their choice. The winning student also receives surprise gifts from the Feinstein Foundation!

CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE

Accidents happen, that’s why we’ve chosen School Device Coverage to offer an optional device insurance program for our district parents. Here are some benefits to device insurance:

  • Coverage for accidental damage, loss, and theft
  • No hidden fees, a one-time payment covers the device until the end of the school year
  • There are no claims limits, so if your child experiences more than one accidental damage, loss, or theft event, the device is still insured
  • If your child’s device needs repair or replacement, the insurance coverage will follow to any loaner device given automatically and at no extra charge

To enroll your device(s), please visit https://schooldevicecoverage.com/signup. Fill out the form on that page, and then click Next to complete your registration.

It takes just a few minutes to purchase insurance coverage.

Thank You!

SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU

Please remind your children that BREAKFAST is FREE!

They can grab a breakfast on their way to homeroom!

MYSCHOOLBUCKS INFORMATION

Please click here for more information on MySchoolBucks.


Account payments can be made through MySchoolBucks.com using a debit/credit card or checks at all cafeteria registers. Please make checks payable to “Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District” and include your student’s full name in the memo line.


School meals, both breakfast and lunch, are once again free (see below); however, all students must use the point of sale system to obtain a free lunch. Please encourage your child to remember their lunch pin number because it helps to move along the lunch lines. If a student forgets their pin, then the cafeteria workers need to look it up and this stalls the lunch line.


Students will need to pay for snacks not included with the free meal and this is the reason why a parent would want to put money on their child's account.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR!

Universal Free School Meals has been extended in Massachusetts for the 2022-2023 school year! There will be no cost to families for students to receive breakfast and lunch at Beckwith. There is a charge for snacks. Although meals will be available to all students at no cost, we continue to ask all families to complete eligibility paperwork which can be found below. School funding and competitive grants at the state and national level are dependent on accurately capturing our student population, and the completion of this confidential paperwork is important for our school and our district. Please complete form below and return it to BMS. If you need additional assistance, contact the main office.

MASSASOIT LEAGUE SOCCER

The BMS Raiders Soccer Schedule is as follows:

September 26th - Rehoboth @ Berkley

September 27th - Dighton @ Rehoboth

September 29th - Rehoboth @ Raynham

October 11th - Middleboro @ Rehoboth

October 13th - Westport @ Rehoboth

October 18th - Rehoboth @ Bridgewater

October 19th - Bridgewater @ Rehoboth (this was rescheduled - was originally October 4th)

October 20th - Norton @ Rehoboth

October 25th - Rehoboth @ Freetown-Lakeville

October 27th - Berkley @ Rehoboth

November 1st - Rehoboth @ Dighton

Games to start by 3:15 p.m.


CLICK HERE for the Massasoit League Soccer Website

IMPORTANT DATES

2022-2023 School District Calendar


September 25 - PTSA 5K Race & Fun Run

September 29 - BMS Open House


Click the Rehoboth PTSA banner below for news and information from the PTSA

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DID YOU KNOW?

Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok all have parent controls available. We encourage you to look into what you can do to help your children stay safe on social media. Read this article about Snapchat's newly released Family Center to get started!

Click the #WeAreDR photo above to link to the school district's Facebook page

Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School

The mission of the Dighton-Rehoboth middle schools, in collaboration with parents and the community, is to develop the whole child and to provide students with the knowledge, skills, global education, technology, and social responsibility to become contributing citizens and life-long learners in our ever-changing world.


Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected group

"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying." —Friedrich Nietzsche