Friday Notes

January 24, 2020

Enrollment Contracts for returning students are coming home in backpacks today!

Sign and return by Feb 7 to secure this year's tuition rate!

No ASP on Friday, February 7 for PK-8th

The After School Program employees will be attending a mandatory meeting on this day; we apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

The long-awaited Pirate Princess Dance is almost here!

Mark your Calendars:

Friday, Feb 7 from 6:00-7:30 pm

Free Admission sponsored by the PTO

Valentine's Heart Sugar Cookie Decorating

Dance Party

Costume Contest for Best Princess and Pirate.

This event is for Pre K through Grade 5

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This is not a drop off event.

Questions? Reach out to Michelle Tomlinson at

Have you experienced a change in employment or income?

You may be eligible for reduced/free meals and/or childcare assistance for ASP. Maybe you weren't eligible at the beginning of the school year, but you may be now.

If you have any questions regarding these programs, or you would like to apply for assistance, please contact Laurie Marcoux in our Business Office at or 802-888-4758 x. 243

Catholic Schools Week (CSW)


When you think of a food pantry or a homeless shelter, who do you see in need? The reality is that it's probably someone you know or would recognize. Hunger is a problem in Vermont, so we're encouraging our students to be part of the solution by hosting a Food Collection challenge during CSW. Over the course of the week, we are asking families to provide non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Lamoille Community Food Share in Morristown.


Every student will be rolling up their sleeves with their homeroom teachers for this one! They will be baking, cooking, crafting, and more in order to provide a full meal, complete with table settings, for 15 people at the Lamoille Community House - a homeless shelter in Hyde Park. This community focused activity is sponsored entirely by the PTO.

There is a lot of FUN to be had during CSW!

Important Note: NO cross-country skiing Jan 31

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Are you a professional artist? Do you know someone who is?

We are looking for donations of all manner of artwork - acrylics, watercolors, pen and ink, photography, still life, and more - for this year's Spring Fundraiser. It's an Art reception being held at The River Arts Building called The ART of B.A.S.H (Building a Scholastic Heritage). Stay tuned for more details about the event as it gets closer, but for right now, we're looking for your creative contributions of artwork!

For more information contact Michelle Tomlinson at

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Rice Memorial High School Info Session

BJAMS will host a Rice Memorial Info Session for parents and students (grades 6-8) on Wednesday, February 5 at 3:15 pm in the seventh grade homeroom. The Rice admissions team will be here for a presentation and question/answer session. Come learn more about all that Rice Memorial High School has to offer your child!

Flu confirmed in upper and lower schools at BJAMS

Flu FAQ's

Flu by definition

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Flu Symptoms

Flu can cause mild to severe illness, and is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever - important note: not everyone with flu will have a fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • vomiting and diarrhea - less common in adults than children

Flu can spread to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.

  • People with flu are most contagious in the first 3-4 days after their illness begins.

Got the Flu?

1. Take Antivirals Drugs, if prescribed by a doctor

2. Take everyday precautions to protect others while sick

  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw tissue in the trash after use.
  • Wash hands often with hot soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.

3. Stay home until better

  • When sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends - and BJAMS Policy is - stay home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone except to get medical care or supplies. Fever must be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

* The information above is taken from the CDC website. Please consult your family doctor with any questions you may have concerning Flu.

BJAMS Work Day - Feb 1

Skill sets of all levels are needed on our volunteer work days. There are numerous maintenance items - some big, some small - some need tools, some just elbow grease - but all of them need volunteers like you! Let's see what we can accomplish together on our next work day!

Saturday, Feb 1

8 AM - 12 PM

Coming Up Next

Jan 24 - Enrollment contracts for current families to be released!

Jan 29 - 6-8 grade to St. Joseph's Cathedral - UNIFORMS & PERMISSION SLIPS REQUIRED

Jan 31 - No cross-country skiing today

Feb 1 - BJAMS Work Day - volunteers always needed!

Feb 5 - Rice High School presentation for students and parents (grades 6-8), 3:15 pm

Feb 7 - NO ASP for Pre-K - 8th grade - Pirate Princess Dance - Deadline for enrollment w/2019 tuition

Community News

Rice High School for a Day

Monday, Feb 3

6th - 8th graders are invited to attend Rice's 10th annual High School for a Day (HS4D) program! Participants choose from a variety of specially-created programs designed to familiarize them with Rice faculty and extracurricular offerings. Program options include performances by the Rice Chorus and Jazz Ensemble, Geometry Origami, science experiments, a community service craft project, and a mini pep rally. Space is limited for this popular program.

Please register by Tuesday, January 28 at or by calling Katie Chapa at 862-6521 ext. 2246.

Mount Mansfield Martial Arts

New session starts next week - Jan 22. Check it out!

Unbound After School Program

People's Academy is extending their Unbound After School program to Bishop Marshall School students in grades 5-8 and who reside in Morrisville/Morristown.

See the Winter/Spring 2020 program below along with the registration form.

Club fees are due with registration. These fees are determined based on instruction, materials and are a one time payment for the full semester to help support the program as a whole. Unbound uses a sliding scale to determine individual cost. If families qualify for free or reduced lunch they receive free or reduced tuition.

Questions and/or completed registration forms can be emailed to Chad Herman at