Byam Newsletter

May 20, 2022

Message from Principal and Assistant Principal

Principal/AP Update
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders enjoyed an informative and fun visit from the Chelmsford Fire Department!
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End of the year Activities

Many of our traditional Byam end of the year activities are just around the corner. Check out the list of these activities below:


May 21- Walk-A-Thon

May 25, 26, 27- Kindergarten Screening

June 1- States Festival (Gr. 4)

June 2nd - Field Day for Grades 1-4

June 3rd - Field Day for Kindergarten

June 3- Byam Musical performances (for students only)

June 6-7- Kindergarten Celebration

June 8 - MS tour for 4th graders

June- 8-9- Grade 1 Books and Blankets/Three Billy Goats Gruff

June 10- 4th Grade Celebration

June 17- All School Clap Out (1/2 day for students, last Byam day)

Reminder: Notes from the Nurse

As noted by Dr. Lang this week, we have seen an uptick in the number of positive cases of Covid-19 at Byam. Many of the cases are related to outside activities and household exposures.

We are also seeing cases of flu and Strep here and in the community.


Please continue to monitor your child daily for illness symptoms and keep home if not feeling well. If having Covid-19 symptoms, remember that a negative Covid-19 test or note from the doctor with an alternative diagnosis is required for return to school.


If your child or someone in the household tests positive or is considered a close contact, please follow the CPS Covid-19 Protocol (found on our website, under Health Services https://chelmsfordschools.org/departments/health-services/?_gl=1*1rifwcb*_ga*NzE1ODk2MjUzLjE2MjA2NTYyODM.*_ga_76RXLF75QZ*MTY1MjM1NjcyNy44Ni4wLjE2NTIzNTY3MjcuMA.) and also follow CDC isolation and quarantine guidelines.


Please continue to report cases of Covid-19, flu and Strep cases to me, either by phone or email.


Other strategies include receiving vaccination for Covid-19 and for flu, optionally wearing a mask, and keeping hands clean or sanitized.


Let's all work together for a safe and healthy rest of the school year!

Nurse Regan

BSA News

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THE WALK A THON IS SATURDAY MAY 21ST, 11AM-3PM!!! STOP BY ANYTIME TO JOIN THE FUN!


☀️ It's going to be HOT on Saturday, but the Walk-A-Thon will go on! We are fortunate that our event coordinators are very prepared. There will be misting stations set up, Trinity Health/EMS will be there, and we will have extra pop-up tents for shade. There are no requirements for staying any length of time. This is a fun event for families to stop in as their day permits. We hope many families bring their own pop-up tents and blankets, and set up around the school on the field. That way, the kids can take any breaks they may need. It will be a fun day! Don't forget to wear sunscreen!

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WE ARE MONSTERS MUSICAL!

Byam students have been working really hard on the school musical, We are Monsters! Here is a little sneak preview of the kids at rehearsal! The show will be June 2 at 6:30 at McCarthy for the families of our actors, and June 3 at Byam during the school day for the students!

Here's a sneak peek monster video! https://drive.google.com/file/d/12thWFGhTfR6vjD-RLHDjNLF2KQ2yN3Qo/view?usp=sharing

Field Day

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Give Back!

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EARN MONEY FOR BYAM... 1 BOUQUET AT A TIME!

For the month of May 2022, Byam School Association has been selected to receive a $1 donation for every Bloomin' 4 Good Bouquet (with the red circle sticker) sold at the Drum Hill Hannaford Supermarket!

WALK-A-THON SPONSOR SHOUTOUTS:

Each week leading up to the Byam Walk-a-Thon we will be thanking some of or corporate sponsors. Please consider supporting these businesses as our TOP LEVEL Premium Sponsors!

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Thank you to the following Corporate Sponsors and Friends of Byam:

Summer Street Grocers, Amerikool, Chelmsford Nutrition, Greater Lowell YMCA, Jamesco Development, Rollins Counseling Center LLC, Marty's Landscaping, RTO, Trinity, and Maxwell's!


A complete list of all Walk-A-Thon sponsors will be posted in next week's newsletter!

BSA SAVE THE DATES:

5/21/2022: Walk-a-thon (11:00-3:00pm)

5/31/2022: Byam Night at Fenway (sold out)

6/2-6/3/2022: Field Day

6/2/2022: We Are Monsters Musical, for families (6:30pm)

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration (Parent Volunteers Needed!)

6/17/2022: Last Day of School (Early Release)

*Please check with your child's teacher for specific dates about grade level events, performances, and celebrations! We have a lot happening at Byam in the month of June!

Stay Connected to the Byam School Association


Our next meeting is June 8th at 7:00pm.



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Byam Weekly Announcements

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CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

Next Year's CPS SY223 Academic Calendar Below

Care Solace

A reminder our district sponsored Care Solace can provide quick and confidential assistance finding mental health providers for any family members, free of charge. More information is below.
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About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette: fredettej@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Assistant Principal Dolan: dolane@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Chelmsford Public Schools Website: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/


Byam Website Page: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/Domain/8


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