BPMS PARENT NEWSLETTER

November 2020

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Hello BPMS Parents & Guardians,


It is hard to believe that virtual school has been in session for a month and the fall season already arrived. I hope by now we have been able to assist you and your students with any Google Classroom hurdles. Everyone has been working extremely hard and I applaud our staff, parents/guardians, and most of all our students for their perseverance.


Student materials and agenda books continue to be distributed. If you have not received either, please stop by BPMS anytime between 8:30 and 2:30pm (wearing a mask) to retrieve these materials. If you are not able to come during these hours, contact our Main Office at 410-636-2967. The next set of Chromebooks is expected any day and families still waiting will receive an individual email when it is time for pick-up.


Moving forward this year, instead of random Connect Ed messages, BPMS will share/post a monthly newsletter at The Hive (link below). We will do our best to compile information there but on occasion may need to send a Connect Ed message with information that cannot wait. For questions that may arise in between, The Hive is an excellent place to seek answers.


Finally, I want to sincerely thank YOU, our families, for your patience as we have tried our very best to make this transition as smooth as possible. All the thanks and credit for that transition goes to the AMAZING teachers and support staff we have at Brooklyn Park Middle School. I couldn’t be more proud of what has been accomplished since August 27th.


Stay safe and take care, Bee Families!


Mrs. Shakan


#HivePride #TheHive #BelieveEducate Empower

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IMPORTANT DATES

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IMPORTANT INFO

  • Report cards will be released to the Parent Portal. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please use the link below to create an account.
  • Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri school hours: 8:30am-2:50pm
  • Wed school hours: 8:30am-10:35am
  • Note Encore schedule change this year: 8th grade attends 1st & 2nd periods, 7th grade remains the same during 3rd and 4th, 6th grade attends 5th and 6th periods.

PARENT PORTAL

Directions for registering for and accessing your Parent Portal account are found on the AACPS Student-Parent Portal Webpage and are also linked below. If you are creating an account for the first time, please call the school at 410-636-2967 to get the user ID and access code for your child. (This is not the same code they use for instruction daily).


We hope you find Parent Portal to be a user friendly tool for monitoring progress as we approach mid-marking period and throughout the school year.

NEW CLUBS START OCTOBER 9TH

Click the link below to see the new links for Clubs.

SCHEDULES

BPMS Student Schedules

Schedules customized to BPMS are available to download and print. See tabs at bottom of sheet for each grade level.

NEWS FROM THE BPMS LIBRARY T. A. L. E.

The most awesome icon on your student's ClassLink page is the one for Mackinvia!


MackinVia is an online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, databases, and more! Students simply login to ClassLink, click on [MackinVIA] and suddenly, students have access to over 1,700 digital resources for their academic needs or personal interests.


Learn more about it (and how to login) on the Library T.A.L.E. website. Remember: reading 20 minutes a day at home will expose your learner to 1.8 million words per year.

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BPMS PTA

PTA Virtual Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 879 2313 4207 Passcode: bees

BPMS SPIRITWEAR

It is with great excitement to announce that BPMS Spiritwear is now available for purchase.


Sale ends Friday 10/16/20


Please note: These are custom wearables and cannot be returned or exchanged.

Face Masks have been added to show your BPMS pride!


There are two shipping options since we are virtual:

1. Ship to Home

2. Ship to School for a later pick-up date


Below is how to choose home delivery instead of pick-up.

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RESOURCES

Attendance Note

If your student will be absent from virtual school day, please click on the link to submit the Google Document.

Tutoring Available

Parents/Guardians who have students that are struggling with classes - Tutoring is available check it out:

School Psychology Virtual Office

Please feel free to visit the School Psychology Virtual Office for a variety of information and resources for our BPMS students, parents, and staff! If anyone finds that their student is really struggling and could use a check-in, my contact information is here too!

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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Use the links below to submit questions you have and second link to find the answers. Administrators and School Counselors will check it daily.
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