Byam Newsletter

April 14, 2022

Principal Message

Principal Update

MCAS

Our 3rd and 4th graders did a great job persevering during MCAS testing this week. This assessment can be daunting at this age level and we are so proud of their hard work. For students that were absent, they will be making up the test following our April break. We have a couple of weeks before our mathematics testing begins. Below is the schedule:


  • Grade 3- May 9 & 10
  • Grade 4- May 11&12

Audubon Society Kindergarten Enrichment

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Calendar Reminder

  • Reminder school reopens Monday April 25th. Have a wonderful April break with family and friends!
  • Thursday April 28th is the Byam Art Gallery Walk and Family Scholastic Book Fair

Care Solace

Reminder we have a new resource "Care Solace", as mentioned below, "at no cost to you, Care Solace will quickly and confidentially find available multilingual mental health and substance use providers matched to your needs. The phone number and more information is located in the flyer below.
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BSA News

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Byam WALK-A-THON: Sign-Up by April 14th!

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, dancing, fun and PRIZES! Louie the Lion has been out walking laps to get himself ready!


Step 1- Register Online: https://bit.ly/byam-walkathon

Step 2- Pay registration fee $20/walker (this fee includes an official tshirt to count laps): https://bit.ly/byam-walkathon-fee

Step 3- Collect donations (create a givebutter walker profile for your child to make It even easier for your donors): https://givebutter.com/nRG82m

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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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SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR- April 28-30th


SPRING on over to our IN-PERSON and OUTDOOR SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR at Byam!

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

*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!


BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

No experience is needed and the registers are super easy to use! Feel free to sign up for more than one spot! https://signup.com/go/TbgMFof


• 3:30PM spots involve rolling out and setting up the book fair

• 6:30PM spots involve closing up and rolling the book fair back inside (should not take the whole 30 minutes, especially if 2 people volunteer-then there will be 3 of us doing it)

• The volunteer spots during the fair involve register/sales, and photo-booth with Louie (camera will be provided)

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BYAM HOOTENANNY VIDEO:

Watch and re-watch the 2022 Byam's All Together Now Hootenanny Talent Show! Now available online:

https://www.chelmsfordtv.org/episode/byam-talent-show-march-26-2022

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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!

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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).

SUBMIT YOUR SHOUTOUT BY 4/25: https://bit.ly/4thGradeShoutout



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).



BYAM SAVE THE DATES:

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

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! www.bit.ly/bsa-volunteernewsletter


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!



JOIN THE BSA BOARD:

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 bsa.chelmsford@gmail.com, or attend next week’s meeting, April 13, 7:00pm!

Vacant Positions:

Co-President

Vice President of Fundraising

Co-Treasurer

Event Coordinators: Such as…

Boo Bash

Winter Store

Teacher Appreciation


Stay Connected to the Byam School Association


Our next meeting is May 11th at 7:00pm.


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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: fredettej@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Assistant Principal Dolan: dolane@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Chelmsford Public Schools Website: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/


Byam Website Page: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/Domain/8


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