BMS PARENT/GUARDIAN NEWSLETTER MAY 2021
Included in This Issue:
- Upcoming Dates
- Message from Ms. Monette, Principal
- GAME ON Summer Program Registration Deadline 5/13/2021
- Pennies for Patients Fundraiser
- District 279 Foundation BMS Investment in Youth Award Recipients
- District 279 Foundation Fun Run Information
- Attendance Information & Reminders
- PACT - Parents and Community Together Update & Meeting notice
- What's happening around BMS
- Who to Contact
May 3-7th - Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 9th - Mother's Day
May 11th - PACT Virtual Meeting 6:00 - 7:30pm
May 13th - Game On Summer Program Registrations Due
May 19th - Virtual Honors Night Celebration
May 31st - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
June 10th - Chromebook Collection
June 11th - Last Day of School
June 21st - Game On Summer Program Starts
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MS. MONETTE
This year has been a year of changes, change can be hard for some and not for others. I have always thought that change allows growth, new beginnings and a way that brings clarity to situations that have impacted so many in our school and surrounding communities.
I want to share my gratitude and appreciation for all that you and your families have endured this year and the strength and resiliency that you have shown. But I also wanted you to know that without your continued belief in us as educators, our love for your children, learning and this community, we would not have made it. In all of this we have been reminded that we are not alone in this journey and neither are you. It takes a village to come together and celebrate the beauty that each of us brings to our school and community.
This month is appreciation month for many, for our mothers and for all those in education. Yet, it is also a year where it is important to acknowledge that change is needed for all people to feel loved, cared for and valued; as a community it is our role to encourage and support that of acceptance and belongingness. We are and all can be agents of change, so let us begin together, because if we have learned anything this year, it is that we are all better together.
I want to extend my appreciation to these two very special people who will be retiring this school year. Dana Trouth, STEAM Curriculum Integration Coordinator for 44 years of service and Jane Hilbrands, Special Education educator, for 29 years of service. We will miss each of these two outstanding and fabulous educators. They each have dedicated their time, energy and unwavering care for our students, parents, and staff over these many years.
Please join me and congratulate these two-amazing people!!
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FREE GAME ON SUMMER PROGRAM until May 13th
Registration is now open for the Game On Summer Program, held Mondays-Thursdays from June 21 to July 29 at Brooklyn Middle STEAM School.
This program is designed for students who will be entering grades 6, 7 or 8 at Brooklyn Middle or North View Middle during the 2021-2022 school year. Students will participate in activities each day, including cooking, crafting, STEAM activities, sports, games, reading, math, time with peers, and much more.
- The program is held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays from June 21-July 29. The program will not be held on Monday, July 5.
- PROGRAM IS FREE with cold Breakfast and hot Lunches provided
- TRANSPORTATION will be provided to qualifying applicants
- This program is limited to the first 200 registrants. Registration forms are due by Thursday, May 13.
If you need the flyer/registration materials in a different format, please contact the school office or email CabeC@district279.org.
PENNIES FOR PATIENTS -- SAVE YOUR PENNIES!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad Program is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient support services. Our school has partnered with LLS to take on the mission of ending cancer once and for all.
Brooklyn Middle School will be collecting for LLS May 12-21 during Advisory classes and on-line. The Advisory class that raises the most money will receive a pizza party.
DISTRICT 279 FOUNDATION INVESTMENT IN YOUTH BMS AWARD RECIPIENTS
To learn more visit district279foundation.org/investment-in-youth
DISTRICT 279 FOUNDATION FUN RUN
District 279 Foundation partners with Kidstop to coordinate this opportunity to advocate that Reading is Fun! Funds raised from this family-friendly virtual event will be allocated to media centers (library) in ISD 279 Osseo Area Schools to purchase learning resources. Celebrate reading by creating a virtual team of your friends and family to join in on the running fun!
Date & Time: The 11th annual Reading is Fun 5K will be a virtual event. Support media centers in Osseo Area Schools by running or walking your preferred route anytime between August 1-12.
Registration: Register online at district279foundation.org. Register by July 1 for a guaranteed high quality t-shirt.
$15 per individual (all ages)
$60 per family or team (6 max)
Event Location: Anywhere, this is a virtual event. Build your own unique race day experience right at home. Run your own route whenever convenient for you and wherever you want! Be sure to practice safe social distancing.
Submit Results: The race results will be unofficial, but if you report your time to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 15, we will post the list on our website. No winners will be declared. This is just to celebrate that Reading is Fun!
Virtual Cheers: Cheer on your fellow runners, take photos of yourself and companions running your event and post them on social media. Tag “D279F” and use #ReadingIsFun5K.
The Gear: Shirts (dry-fit) and a goodie bag will be made available (similar to a packet pick-up) at a date and location to be determined. Directions and dates will be sent to those that register for the virtual event in July.
THANK YOU PACT PARENTS!!!
We are so thankful for you and your amazing thoughts and caring for our staff.
Together we can do anything.
Teachers love their sweets!
This was a HUGE hit!! Coffee, creamer, sweetener...PERFECT!
Jersey Mike's Lunch
Staff were so very appreciative to receive lunch donated from our parents. They were truly overwhelmed with gratitude.
P.A.C.T NEWS - PARENTS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER
NEXT PACT (virtual) Meeting on May 11th 6-7:30
Planning end of year activity, fall fundraisers, welcome back activity ideas, & continuity plan
The Meeting will be held virtually at this link
Or dial: +1 386-401-8714 PIN: 739 939 850#
!!! Fifth Grade parents are wanted and welcomed !!!
Join us at these upcoming community dinners
Do you have a favorite restaurant, own one, or work at one? Let us know...we support!!!
Angela’s Soul food kitchen ~ May 19th
12-7:30pm Take out only
7800 Zane Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
First and foremost, we want to say thank you to our Bulldog family and our amazing fundraising chair because in a little over 3 months we have managed to raise just a little over $1000!!!
Your support through the dinners has been outstanding. Please keep it up! We were able to finance the filing of our 501(c)3 paperwork and we are well on our way to becoming a not for profit organization in support of our school!! On April 6th with the scholars return to school we had a small welcome back celebration with music and some fun bulldog giveaways provided by the school.
Additionally in just 3 days our families provided enough donated items and funds to celebrate our Teachers, Staff, and Admin during their week of appreciation May 3-7. THANK YOU FOR HONORING !! Keep your eyes and ears open as we may have a community activity in mid May… look for an announcement.
We are BMS PACT... It’s PTO reimagined at the Middle School level. Have you been wondering how to stay involved post elementary school ...PACT is it!! We are looking to bring some of our afterschool programming back, strengthen our STEAM programming, and do as many things as possible to financially and socially support our kiddos, teachers, support staff, and administrators of our Bulldog family. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month 6-7:30
In search of parents willing to work with (not to be) our fundraising chair, teacher appreciation activity chair, community activity chair, president, vice president, treasurer and any other role yet to be uncovered. We want this to be sustainable so we need to ensure we have PACT members coming in as PACT members are graduating out!!! Middle school is a super short time, but we have the opportunity to make some great things happen for these kiddos!!
We can be reached via email at BMSpact@gmail.com
Sign up to get regular information or link to a specific committee here
Afterschool programming, family and community events, and so so much more …
Bulldogs…Let’s make this happen!!!
We are Brooklyn Middle School Parents and Community Together
THERE'S SO MUCH GOING ON AT BROOKLYN MIDDLE STEAM SCHOOL...
Oil Spill Recovery Project
Ms. Romano's Culinary Arts students making Emapanadas
ATTENDANCE INFORMATION UPDATE
- Students need to be at school to be marked present
- Students who have opted-out for the remainder of the year, must be LIVE on Google Meet with their teacher to be marked present
- All students are expected to be in class (or LIVE) on time each hour
- Attendance is taken in each class
- Students who are required to quarantine must be LIVE on Google Meet each hour to be marked present
- If your child is ill, please notify the school. Students are still expected to complete work missed for all classes.
- Teachers will take attendance and report any absent students and submit that day
- An automatic phone message & email generated by the system and will go out if the student was absent from classes
Using ParentVue to track your child’s attendance
If you have any questions about attendance for specific periods of the day or full day, you can see this in ParentVue. This will show what classes students are being marked absent for. Please connect with your child’s teacher(s) if you see a conflict with your child being marked absent.
WHO TO CONTACT
School Office: 763-569-7700...............................BMS Website: https://bms.district279.org/#
Attendance: 763-569-7616………………………………..Transportation: 763-391-7244
Liz Johnson, Counselor 6th Grade .......Email: JohnsonElizabeth@district279.org
Larry Bilbro, SMS 6th Grade......Email: BilbroL@district279.org
Judy Anderson, Counselor 7th Grade.....Email: AndersonJ@district279.org
Rachel Kalk, SMS 7th Grade……..Email: KalkR@district279.org
Annessia Xiong, Counselor 8th Grade A-L & DLA Sb-Z...Email: XiongAnnessia@district279.org
Liz Johnson, Counselor 8th Grade M-K......Email: JohnsonElizabeth@district279.org
Judy Anderson, Counselor 8th Grade S-Z .......Email: AndersonJ@district279.org
Donnay Green, SMS 8th Grade.......Email: GreenD@district279.org
District Tip Line.........763-391-8660