Beckwith Bulletin

October 14, 2022

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Absence Procedure

As a reminder, if your child will be absent from school, then please call the school (508-252-5080), press 1 for the Absence Line, and leave a message that states the name of your child and why they will be absent. Please do this by no later than 8:30 a.m. The school will call you if you don't leave a message on the Absence Line by 8:30 a.m.


Also, please note that "Absences shall be considered excessive when students accumulate more than seven (7) full day unexcused absences or fourteen (14) half-day unexcused absences in a period of six (6) months. Students with excessive absences may be considered habitually truant." For more information about attendance and excessive absences, please see page 13 and 14 of the Student Handbook.

MCAS Results

The MCAS Scores for Beckwith Middle School were mixed. Overall, the percentage compared to the state when looking at "Meeting or Exceeding Expectations" was better on 5 of the 10 tests administered compared to the previous year.


For more Beckwith MCAS Data, please click HERE. If you have any questions about this data, then please don't hesitate to contact the school.

2021 Beckwith MCAS Scores

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2022 Beckwith MCAS Scores

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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!

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OCTOBER LUNCH MENU

Please remind your children that BREAKFAST is FREE!

They can grab a breakfast on their way to homeroom!

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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.

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.

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.


Please note that insurance purchased last year was for that year only and expired at the end of the year.


The window to acquire device insurance will be open until the end of October.


Thank You!

MASSASOIT LEAGUE SOCCER

The BMS Raiders Soccer Schedule is as follows:


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.


The October 13th Game (Westport @ Rehoboth will be rescheduled)


CLICK HERE for the Massasoit League Soccer Website

1st Annual Rehoboth Community Health and Wellness Fair

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PTSA SKI CLUB

The PTSA is looking to see if there is enough interest to pursue the possibility of having a Ski & Board Club this year. A minimum number (40) of committed students is required to make it happen so your prompt reply is appreciated. Please CLICK HERE to take the Parent/Guardian Survey. Please submit your response ASAP!


When? Program runs for 6 weeks, beginning Friday, January 6, 2023


Where? -A coach bus picks students up from Beckwith at 2:30 p.m. and transport them to Wachusett Mountain

-Bus arrives back to BMS at approximately 10:00 pm. (Parents are sent a Remind text to give them an ETA of bus arrival each week)


How much? -Cost is approximately $343 total ($200 for busing and $143 for a Wachusett lift ticket) Rentals ($108) and lessons ($89) can be purchased at an additional cost


Who? -Any 6th-8th Beckwith student can participate (grade 5 students will be accepted if a parent or older sibling participates)

Beginner skiers/snowboarders are welcome and encouraged to join however, they are required to take lessons


Parent info session will be held on October 18 , 2022 at 6:30 p.m. BMS

If you cannot attend in person you can join via Google Meet. Email Mrs.Lynch for an invite (llynch@drregional.org).


Deadline to sign up will be Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Boston Celtics Spirit Day - October 18th

Boston Celtics Spirit Day will be Tuesday, October 18th. Wear your Celtics gear and/or green to commemorate the start of the Celtics' season.

PICTURE RETAKE DAY & GRADE 8 GROUP PHOTO - October 24th

Please CLICK HERE for the picture retake form.


The Grade 8 Group Photo will be taking place on this day as well.

Pink Day - October 28th

October 28th will be Pink Day at Beckwith Middle School. Wear your pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donations can be made at lunch to the Linda Sousa - A Better Dream Foundation - https://www.abetterdream.com/


Bring your spare change for change!

IMPORTANT DATES

2022-2023 School District Calendar


October 15 - 1st Annual Rehoboth Community Health and Wellness Fair (see above)

October 18 - Boston Celtics Day (see above)

October 18 - Parent Info Session for PTSA Ski Club (see above)

October 22 - PTSA's Trunk or Treat (see flyer below)

October 24 - Picture Retake Day & Grade 8 Group Photo (see above)

October 28 - Pink Day - (see above)



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

"Failure is success if we learn from it." — Malcolm Forbes