Berlin Metropolitan School News

Friday 4th December, 2015

Upcoming Events at BMS December/January

Thursday 10th December - Friends of BMS Welcome to BMS Reception in the cafeteria at 08.30.

Thursday, 17th December - BMS Winter Concert at Sophienkirche (details below)

Friday 18th December - Last day of School

Monday 4th January - School reopens

Thursday 7th January - Friends of BMS New Year´s Reception

Wednesday 20th January - Primary Parent Representative Meeting cafeteria 19.00.

Upcoming Field trips and workshops in the Primary School

  • Tuesday 8th December - Grade 2 visit to the Märchenhütte to watch a Christmas story & Grade 5b ice Skating at Alexanderplatz.
  • Wednesday 9th December- Grade 1a trip to Naturkundemuseum.
  • Thursday 10th December - Grade 1 trip to the Galli theater.
  • Friday 11th December - Grade 5C & d trip to the Galli theater, Grade 1b trip to the Naturkundemuseum and Grade 3a, 3b & 3d trip to Weihnachtsmarkt Schloss Charlottenburg.

BMS Winter Concert | Thursday 17th December

Please save the date for our Primary School Winter Concert celebrations!


Both concerts will be held at Sophienkirche on Thursday 17th December.

BMS Grade 1 & 2 + Primary choir 15.00 - 15.45

BMS Grade 3 & 4 + Primary choir 16.15 - 17.00


The FoBMS will also be supporting this event with refreshments outside the church. We look forward to welcoming all of our Primary School students and parents to this community celebration.

The Wishing Tree Project | Support for Refugees ORSIM

As part of our community support for refugees in Berlin we are asking for your continued help and kindness.


We will be setting up a Wishing Tree in the BMS reception area where a group of volunteers will hang some ´wishes´ of items desperately needed by families currently living here in Berlin as refugees.


How can you help?


  • Select an item from the Wishing Tree ( e.g. an item to purchase, a donation to give)
  • Bring the selected item(s) and place this under The Wishing Tree by Friday 11th December at 17.00.
Each morning there will be a contact person available to answer questions you may have from 08.15 - 08.45 or in the afternoon from 14.45 - 15.15.
You can also:
  • Buy home baked cookies or cakes at one of our upcoming Bake Sales.



If you have any questions about supporting ORSIM you can contact Marika Gallar or Heike Müller at social.project@metropolitanschool.com

Berlin International Music Project

Saturday, March 12th 2016 at 9am to Sunday, March 13th 2016 at 5pm

Berlin Brandenburg International School

The annual Berlin International Music Project will once again be taking place in 2016! Primary students can sign up to perform in the Junior Choir or Junior Orchestra with students from 7 international schools in Berlin and Brandenburg. The BIMP weekend will take place at BBIS from 12-13 March, with a final Gala concert performance on the 13th at 16.00.


Junior Choir rehearsals will take place at Berlin British School on the following dates:

Thursday, February 11. 2016, 4:30pm - 6pm
Thursday, February 25. 2016, 4:30pm - 6pm
Thursday, March 3. 2016, 4:30pm - 6pm
Thursday, March 10. 2016, 4:30pm - 6pm

If there are any JC-specific questions, please contact Allison Eichvalds (allison.eichvalds@metropolitanschool.com) or Krista Patnode (Krista.patnode@metropolitanschool.com).


Junior Orchestra rehearsals will take place at ISVA and BBIS (please contact one of the following for more information: Susie Mathias, ISVA, mathias@is-va.com, Ruth Gramann, BBIS, Ruth.Organ@bbis.de, or Shannon Leonard, ANIS, sh.leonard@is-grundschule.de) on the following dates:

Saturday, January 16. 2016, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Saturday, January 23. 2016, 10:30 am - 1:30pm
Saturday, February 27. 2016, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Saturday, March 5. 2016, 10:30am - 1:30pm


For more detailed information (including participation fees and directions to the sites), please access the online sign-up form at: http://bbisbimp.weebly.com. The password is BIMP.


The sign-up deadline is 15 December, 2015, so hurry and be sure to sign up now!


Thanks again!


Best wishes,


Allison Eichvalds

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