Byam Newsletter

April 8, 2022

Principal Message

Byam Newsletter April 8th

Calendar Reminder

Reminder there is no school Friday April 15th, the start of April school break, we reopen for our school day return on Monday April 25th.

MCAS Next Week

Next week is the start of our 4th and 3rd grade ELA MCAS days. On test days it is important for our students to be on time. Testing begins early in the school day. Having a good night sleep the night before and a hearty breakfast also helps students be at their best. We know they will do great! Below are the test dates:

English Language Arts MCAS

Grade 4- April 11&12

Grade 3- April 13 and 14

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BSA News

4th Graders: WEAR MAROON & WHITE on Wednesday, April 13th!

4th grade students will be taking a group photo for the yearbook on April 13th. We are asking all students to wear maroon & white for this photo if possible!

4th Grade Yearbook Shoutout: $5!

4th grade parents! Did you think about leaving your child a personalized note in the yearbook? SHOUTOUTS are $5, and are a simple way to make your child feel extra special when they look through all the pages! Your donation also helps support the 4th grade celebration day. COST: $5 (limit one shout out per child), DUE DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 25TH



"Dear Junior- You’re growing up to be such a great kid. My only complaint is, does it have to happen so fast? Love, Pops"

Save the Date for 4th Grade Parent Volunteers on June 10th

Whether you can volunteer for just an hour, or the entire day, we'd love to have volunteers join the 4th graders on June 10th to make the celebration day amazing for all the kids. Specific volunteer slots will be sent out closer to the event, but please save the date! 4th grade parents are also invited to join their child for a picnic lunch midday (adults please bring your own food).

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Byam WALK-A-THON: May 21st

Byam WALK-A-THON: May 21st

The Byam Walk-a-Thon is back! Have you signed your child up for the biggest event of the Byam school year?! May 21st, 11am-3pm (rain or shine!) Get the whole family together to participate in a day full of exercise, socializing, fun and PRIZES! Louie the Lion has been out walking laps to get himself ready!

Step 1- Register:

Step 2- Pay registration fee $20/walker (this fee includes an official tshirt to count laps):

Step 3- Collect donations (create a givebutter walker profile for your child to make It even easier for your donors):

*Students that complete their registration by April 8th, will be entered into a drawing for an Altitude gift card! All registration forms must be completed by Thursday, April 14th.

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BYAM ART GALLERY WALK- APRIL 28th, 5:00-7:00pm

Stop by Byam School anytime between 5:00-7:00pm on Thursday 4/28/2022 to view the amazing artwork created by our students this year. Every child will have work displayed. Kindergarten and 4th grade artwork will be displayed on the first floor. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade will have artwork displayed on the second floor. There will also be a lovely photo opportunity in the lobby, an art scavenger hunt, and some giant posters in the Art room where you can "Make Your Mark" with a doodle! You can also stop by the Scholastic Book Fair while you are at Byam!

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When: Thursday 4/28 and Friday 4/29 from 4PM-6:30PM, and Saturday 4/30 8:30AM-11:30 AM

Where: Outside, in front of Byam School

More Details:

*RAFFLE (with each purchase, each child/children will be entered for a chance to win)!

*Have your picture taken with LOUIE (Louie making his appearance Thursday and Friday after 4:30PM and Saturday morning, 4/30)!

Online Purchasing: Can’t come in person? Don’t see the book you want at our in-person fair? That’s ok! Our book fair homepage will be made available for online purchasing 4/28-5/2!

Volunteers needed... more info coming soon!

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April: Stop & Shop Gives Back!

For the month of April 2022, Byam School Association will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 299 Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford MA!



4/28/2022: Byam Art Gallery Walk (5:00-7:00pm)

4/28-4/30: Scholastic Book Fair

5/21/2022: Walk-a-thon (11:00-3:00PM)

5/31/2022: Byam Night at Fenway (sold out)

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration

BSA Volunteer Newsletter SignUp


Looking to get more involved, but don’t know where to start? Sign up to be a part of our volunteer newsletter! This form doesn’t lock you into anything, we will simply add you to an email list. As new specific and random needs arise, you will be the first to know!


Looking for a way to stay up to date with Byam events, or get involved? We have some BSA board member positions and event coordinator roles opening up next year, and we need your help! If any of the openings interest you, or you would like more information please email, or attend next week’s meeting, April 13, 7:00pm!

Vacant Positions:


Vice President of Fundraising


Event Coordinators: Such as…

Boo Bash

Winter Store

Teacher Appreciation

Stay Connected to the Byam School Association

Our next meeting is April 13th at 7:00pm.

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Byam Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements April 6th

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

Next Year's CPS SY223 Academic Calendar 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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