BHMS EBlast

August 31, 2018

Dear BHMS Families,

We transition into September and personally, I look forward to some cooler temperatures and all the fall brings! We are able to truly settle-in as a school and our community of learners are finding their groove to move forward together. Thank you for you partnership on our journey. We appreciate the high turnout we had at Back to School Night. Whether you could make it or could not, continue to be a part of our mission and being active in these middle school years!

We are excited that we will be rolling out Chromebooks to all 6th graders on Wednesday. We have been on the front end of adopting “1:Web” devices for our students. Consequently, we will soon have all 6th and 7th graders with their own devices and we will also have enough devices in the building so that 8th graders can access a device in any/all classes where they will be needed. These are fantastic tools to support and deepen student learning and growth. We appreciate your support in making this happen for our kids and teachers. All 6th grade parents, please verify that you have paid your fees and see below for more information.

Once again, thank you for your active partnership in your student’s education! Here are seven roles families play when they are engaged:

  1. Supporters of their children’s learning

  2. Encouragers of an achievement identity, positive self-image, and a “can-do” spirit

  3. Monitors of their children’s time, behavior, boundaries and resources

  4. Models of lifelong learning and enthusiasm for education

  5. Advocates for improved learning opportunities for their children and at their school

  6. Decision-makers and choosers of educational options for their child, school and community

  7. Collaborators with school staff and members of the community.

Please let us know what may need. It is a great time to be a Falcon!

Chris Meyer

Principal

Broomfield heights Middle School

"Reach for the Heights" BHMS Fundraiser

Reach for the Heights Fundraiser

It is time for our annual “Reach for the Heights” fundraiser. In the next few days you will be receiving more information in the mail and can find the same information at this link. This year we have new incentives as donation benchmarks are met!!!

6th Grade Families - 1:Web INFO

  • Students will receive their chromebooks on Wednesday, September 5th during 3rd period. They should bring their charger home and keep it there, to charge their chromebooks overnight so that it has a full battery and is ready to go for school each day. Students will need their chromebooks every day in order to be Ready To Learn.
  • In order to receive their chromebooks, they must have all their agreements signed and fees paid. Reminders have been sent home with your students.
  • Plan to buy a case for the chromebook to keep it protected. There are many places you can purchase them. We will let you know when some are available in the school store. The student chromebooks are the HP 11" models.
  • Look for more info regarding resources in the weekly Family Eblast, and check out our website at BHMS 1:Web.
  • Email our 1:Web liaison, Janelle Stanton at janelle.stanton@bvsd.org, with any questions.

Attention BHMS community!

The Publications Department is looking for donations of used digital cameras. If you have a interchangeable lens digital camera that is in your closet or on a shelf collecting dust, we would love to have it!

Email adam.goodman@bvsd.org with any questions. Thanks!

PEN (Parent Engagement Network)

All are welcome!

Our first meeting with be Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8:45 am in the conference room. Please join us and find out how you can be involved in the BHMS community.

Homework Club

Homework Club has begun! This is a supervised time before school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM in the cafetorium. (There is no Homework Club on Wednesdays.) Students must sign in at the front office before attending, and they must have school work to do. Students also need to arrive prior to 8:25 to attend Homework Club.



SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Retakes will happen on Thursday, October 18.

Mark your calendars!!!

BHMS will have a fundraiser night @ Chipotle on Tuesday, October 2. We receive 33% of the proceeds, which is awesome! Make sure you bring in this flyer (English and Spanish) or show on your smart phone when you pay.
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Again this year BHMS is working diligently to make our school a “No Place for Hate”. NPFH is a part of the Anti- Defamation League, and their mission is as follows: “Designed to rally the entire school around the goal of creating a welcoming community committed to stopping all forms of bias and bullying, No Place For Hate® provides a unique framework to incorporate new and existing programs with one consistent message. No Place For Hate® can help your school foster a culture of respect and create a safe, bully-free learning environment for students at all grade levels.”


We are currently looking for passionate individuals who would like to participate in the coalition for the NPFH mission. Student participation will involve a NPFH training, and a potential leadership role in the NPRH coalition to spearhead various NPFH school activities. For more information or if interested, please contact Paula.Coffman@bvsd.org or Kelsey.Wales@bvsd.org


The first meeting will occur Friday, September 7 at 3:45 in the Cafetorium. This meeting will be in conjunction with DANCE Club which ends at 5:15. Students needing to leave earlier need to check out with Mrs. Coffman or Miss Wales.


Thank you for your support in this effort to make our school a pillar of respect and acceptance.


DANCE Club (Diversity and New Cultural Education) is beginning its 21st year at BHMS. This club created and sponsored by Mrs. Paula Coffman is open to all students, has no cost and does not require any experience. The goal of the club is to focus on positive, healthy life choices, break down barriers between people, and educate about cultural differences through the use of music and movement. It is a fantastic place to make new friends and be a part of the BHMS Community.


An information letter will be distributed at the first meeting, Friday, September 7 at the Kick-Off meeting from 3:45-5:15. Please contact paula.coffman@bvsd.org with any questions.

SPORTS INFORMATION

Sports registration link: https://broomfieldheights.revtrak.net/Athletics/


Athletic Calendar: You can view the athletic calendar on the BHMS website home page. If you have a Gmail account, you can also save our school/sports calendars to your account.


Upcoming Sports:

Wednesday, 9/12 - 6th/7th Intramural Boys Basketball - Information/First Practice 4 to 5 PM - Sports physical recommended but not required. Registration deadline 9/16.

Friday, 9/21 - 8th Interscholastic Girls Volleyball - Information/First Practice 3:45 to 5:30 PM - Sports physical required. Registration deadline 9/13.


When registering for a sport, you will come across the payment options of Pay Now and Pay at School. If you will be paying via check, cash, or are fee exempt/free or reduced lunch, please pick Pay at School. (Please note that the Administrative Waiver applies only to those who receive free/reduced lunch and/or are exempt from school fees.)

2018-2019 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Students who were in a Boulder Valley School District last year ( 2017-18 ) and were on Free/Reduced lunch will have a 30 day grace period for the 2018-19 school year. A new application must be made and approved by no later than September 28, 2018 or students will be charged for lunches. Students from out of District must apply immediately in order to get approval for the 2018-19 school year.


All applications must be made online using the IC Parent Portal. If you have questions you may call the District Food Services office at 720-561-5042. You may also call Bob Lopez at BHMS at 720-561-8491.

Secondary Language Arts Instructional Materials

Are you looking for a unique way to volunteer for Boulder Valley School District? BVSD needs parents to participate in an important committee that will be charged with selecting new secondary language arts instructional materials to be implemented in the 2019-20 school year. Instructional materials are the books, student resources, online resources and activities that serve as the main teaching and learning tools in the classroom.

Participation for the committee will require attendance at the following training and work sessions:

September Focus Group - Date TBD. It will after school hours

10/03/2018 08:00:00 AM - 03:30:00 PM

11/07/2018 08:00:00 AM - 03:30:00 PM

12/11/2018 08:00:00 AM - 03:30:00 PM

12/12/2018 04:00:00 PM - 06:30:00 PM

12/13/2018 08:00:00 AM - 11:30:00 AM

The Secondary Materials Adoption Committee consists of one teacher per middle school, high school, plus additional Special Educators, teachers of English Language Learners, secondary principals, parents from district parent groups, an Educational Technology representative, and secondary Literacy Specialist.

Parents who would like to be considered for participation on the committee should

email or call Lisa Chinnery at lisa.chinnery@bvsd.org or 720.561.5139 and provide:

1. Your parent organization

2. Your name, phone number and email address

3. the school(s) your child/children attends and the grade level(s)

Deadline for consideration September 4, 2018

Enrichment at BHMS

Enrichment at BHMS

TAG is now GT (Gifted and Talented)


GT Parent Support Initiative:

First date is September 27th, come join other families from across the district to learn more about GT in BVSD. Please RSVP, link in the flyer!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MhzmkBiVZJcNs6QQnwQr03zn0_KoZxko/view


Attention all TAG families! Please sign up for an ALP appointment time slot on this spreadsheet!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w4YLDZzJ0gxNCwQQgxhMbAi3Y4fwcN9-X3HvwtGLXxE/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please email me at megan.fretz@bvsd.org. If you are unable to make any of the available times, we will also be available by request before and after school. Thank you for your support in getting these plans written.



Club Meeting Times and Places for 2018-2019 School Year:

*Please note, any and all students are welcome to join ALL of these clubs, you do not have to be TAG identified to join in the fun!

TAG-Wednesdays after school from 3:45-4:45pm in the Innovation Area beginning on 8/22

Brain Bowl: Friday Morning from 7:45-8:30am in Room 204 beginning on 8/24

Battle of the Books: Tuesdays after school from 3:45-4:45 (we will begin once the book list is made available which should be in late September or early October)

Destination Imagination: This is a parent run activity, if your student is interested, please email me and I will put together an email list of interested families! You must form your own groups, I will help facilitate the process (megan.fretz@bvsd.org)


2019 Great Words, Great Works Book List

Each year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee publishes its School Spelling Bee Study List, a list of 450 words to help students prepare for a school-level spelling bee. These 450 words come from a list of books carefully selected by the Bee’s editorial team for their engaging and age-appropriate content, as well as their rich vocabulary. That list of books is called the Great Words, Great Works list.

http://spellingbee.com/book-list


Attention TAG Parents! Are you interested in attending a conference?

Parent Institute registration is open!

On Monday evening, October 22, 2018, please join us for the Parent Institute at our 41st Annual CAGT Conference: "Putting the Pieces Together: Understanding Giftedness". This is a time for parents, guardians and educators interested in gifted children to come together to hear national and local experts share their knowledge and answer some of your questions. For more information please click here.

ATTENDANCE

The attendance office needs to be notified of ALL absences. If we don’t receive an attendance email or phone call, your student will be marked Unexcused for that day. If you need to pick up your student during the school day, we appreciate an early phone call so we can deliver a pass ahead of time. Please report all absences via email at http://bhm.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Report-Absence.aspx or call 720-561-8402.

BUILDING HOURS

M, T, Th, F

Breakfast students only - 8:15

First bell - 8:33

School begins - 8:40


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Breakfast students only - 9:15

First bell - 9:28

School begins - 9:35