Byam Newsletter

May 27, 2022

Message from Principal and Assistant Principal

Byam Family Newsletter

End of the year Activities

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)


During the week of May 31st, we will be conducting our last set of ALICE drills. In light of the recent events in Texas it is important for us to continue practicing our safety drills. As a reminder, ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. This is a research based, options-based protocol that is non-sequential to respond to a dangerous individual at school. We collaborate with the Chelmsford Police and Fire Departments for these drills to ensure that it is both a safe and developmentally appropriate experience.

After we conduct the drill, we will send a communication to inform you when it occurred. Should you have any questions about ALICE or about this drill, either leading up to the drill or after you have debriefed with your child, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Sunny Meadows Farms Field Trip

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Pooled Testing

Due to the Monday holiday, our weekly pooled testing will happen on Tuesday next week. June 6 will also be the last pooled testing for the year.

Title I Interventions

Our grant funded Title I interventionists finished their year this week. We want to thank Ms. Slater, Ms. Potula, Ms. Gear and Ms. Parker for all their work with our students this year!

BSA News

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Sign-Up for the Byam Staff Appreciation Luncheon, June 1st!

This year's Staff Appreciation Lunch will be catered by Summer Street Grocers. They will provide sandwiches and salads. We are looking for additional items and some extra hands to help set up and break down. Items can be dropped off in the main office anytime before 10:00 AM on June 1st. Please note that we are unable to heat dishes. If you are providing a "hot dish", please make sure that it is delivered hot to Byam.

This will be the first in-person luncheon we have hosted since 2019! We need lots of Byam families to make it extra special! Please email Amy Domow at with any questions, or if you need any assistance.

Luncheon Sign-up:

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Sign-Up for the 4th Grade Celebration., June 10th!

A fun-filled outdoor event has been planned for all the 4th graders during the school day on Friday, June 10th. Students will receive a special t-shirt and a yearbook. Be on the look-out for a separate email that has been sent to all 4th grade parents/guardians with more details.

It takes a lot of helping hands to facilitate a full agenda for 114 kids with a minimum of chaos. So, we hope you'll consider volunteering! You could volunteer to match wits against the students "Are you Smarter Than a 4th Grader", or volunteer to help some other way during the day! 4th Grade Celebration Volunteer Sign Up here:

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FIELD DAY: June 2 & 3, 2022!

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Congratulations to our Walk-A-Thon contest winners!

Ride with Ozzie: Ana & Asa G.

PE Teacher for a Day (most loops walked): Xavier (2nd grader)

Class with the highest fundraising $: Ms. DuDevoir

Class with the most loops walked: Mrs. LaCava

Kimball’s Gift Card: Samadhi (Mrs. Babson’s class)

Altitude Gift Card: Lexie & Kylie L.

Class with the most registered walkers: Mrs. LaCava

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Thank you again to all of our sponsors who made the Byam Walk-a-thon a huge success! The Byam community had a wonderful day raising money for future enrichments and special events for the school! We could not have done it without the generous donations from the following sponsors:

●Premium Sponsors

Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home

Goldfish Swim School - Westford

Chelmsford Police Athletic League

Christopher's Towing

Milltown Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Drain Cleaning

Bay State Physical Therapy

Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union

Mahoney Oil Company

●Corporate Sponsors

Countryside Veterinarian

Lamarche Associates


Summer Street Grocers


Chelmsford Nutrition


Jamesco Development

Rollins Counseling Center LLC

●Friends of Byam

Marty's Landscaping





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

Byam Announcements May 25th
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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.

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

Next Year's CPS SY223 Academic Calendar Below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette:

Assistant Principal Dolan:

Chelmsford Public Schools Website:

Byam Website Page:

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