Byam Newsletter

September 1, 2022

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Message from Principal Fredette and Assistant Principal Dolan

September 1, 2022

No School on Friday and Monday

School will not be in session on Friday and Monday this week in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
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Byam Art Teacher Amy Brown Recognized as Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year

We were very fortunate to have had Amy Brown join the Chelmsford Public School after spending most of her career as an art teacher in the Framingham Public Schools. Her love of art is contagious, and she fosters our young Byam artists to create meaningful skills, as well as pride in their accomplishments. Amy's social media presence connects her art room with a greater community who enjoys her creative content. Her contributions go beyond her excellence as an art educator. Amy plays a big role on our PBIS team to support social and emotional learning for our students. As a Byam parent, Amy serves as the Corresponding Secretary and Social Media Coordinator for our the Byam School Association (BSA) our parent organization. The Massachusetts Art Education Association couldn't have found a more deserving recipient of their Elementary Art Educator of the Year.

Notes from the Nurse

Thank you to everyone who has been so diligent in returning our health and emergency forms. Please return these forms as soon as possible so we can have the pertinent health information and emergency contacts. We have been off to a safe and healthy start to the school year.

Please find important health services information on the link below


We know our arrival and dismissal procedure can seem daunting at first, however we've been so impressed how quickly everyone is getting into the routine. Next week, our bus pick up and drop off times should become more consistent so that you can get into a regular schedule. Below is our video if you need to check in on the procedure.

Click the "Untitled" Attachment Below for the Arrival/Dismissal Video


All students who will be riding the bus need to register with the transportation department even if you are beyond the two-mile free busing zone. Information for registering can be found at

CPS School Nutrition

Reminder every student should bring a simple snack and snack drink to school every day. (ie: snack examples: crackers, carrot sticks, etc.)

Below is information from School Nutrition Director, Nancy Antolini, regarding school lunch procedures.

September School Lunch Menu

School Lunch menu PDF below. Reminder to pack a drink for your student if they are not buying a milk.

Picture Release

The Chelmsford Public Schools frequently uses images of our community to highlight our communications and outreach. If you would not like your student's images used, please send an email to Principal Fredette at

BSA Information!

BSA Meeting - September 7th at 7:00pm:

Please join us at our first BSA meeting for the 2022-2023 school year! Wednesday September 7th, 2022 at 7:00pm in the Byam library. The meeting will also be streamed virtually. This will offer a chance to learn what we do and to meet other parents! We will also have ways to help volunteer. There are lots of ways to get involved, like signing up to collect tickets or helping at a concession stand for a future event. Come and be a part of our great community!

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Back to School Social - Friday September 9th 6:00-8:00pm

Please join us for an exciting back to school event with all your Byam friends and family! We encourage families to bring their own picnic blanket and chairs, and spread out around the grounds of the school. This is a very casual evening of dinner and mingling. You can bring your own food, or select from our vendors:

*Pizza from Zestys

*Dylan & Pete's ice cream truck

*Spirit Wear pre-order pickups AND limited Spirit Wear styles for sale (cash or paypal).

*Louie the Lion will be making an appearance, so bring your camera!

(*There will be NO PARKING at Byam. You can park across the street at the Lockheed Martin parking lot, and walk over to the school using the crosswalk.)

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Stay Connected to the Byam School Association

Our next meeting is September 7th at 7:00pm.

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Students being present to school is vital to student socialization and academic progress. Outside of illnesses and medical appointments, we at Chelmsford Public Schools discourages as little travel as possible during the school weeks.

If your family's schedule required your child to miss school days please contact our clear Stella Murphy either prior to or the day of their absence. This helps decrease the number of outgoing calls our school office needs to do to inquire about student absences.

Seeking Substitutes!

Come on Board! We are seeking additional building substitutes for both teaching and support to grow our Byam School substitute pool. Minimum of one day to maximum of four days a week, dependent on substitute preference. If interested in hearing more information about this opportunity please have interested person email Betsy Dolan at to discuss further. Training and support with technology, sub plans, etc. is provided on site.

Mark Your Calendar

More information will be coming out about the following dates as the events approach.

  • September 9 - BSA Back to School Social
  • September 21 - Early Release Day 11:45 dismissal
  • September 21- Open House Curriculum Night

Chelmsford SY2223 Printable Academic Calendar Below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette:

Assistant Principal Dolan:

Chelmsford Public Schools Website:

Byam Website Page:

Twitter: @byam_ap

Instagram: @byamprincipal

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