BHMS EBlast

August 24, 2018

Dear BHMS Families,

Broomfield Heights is the best! BHMS parents are engaged and supportive and you make our school the best it can be! Please plan to join us for Back to School Night on Thursday evening to hear and understand more about your student’s experience at our school.

We work together to strengthen our partnership. The best tip I can share to help you promote success as we progress through the beginning of the school year is to continue to be involved and engage with your kids:

· Talk with them about their day and THEIR LEARNING!

· Guide them to feel pride in their accomplishments! Focus on their tenacity, hard work. Making a difference.

· Reach out to, listen to, and interact with teachers!

· Strive to reinforce what we have to offer at BHMS and integrate what we do here with your precious family-time!

Sticking with this theme, we have our Parent Engagement Network meeting coming up for your calendar. Please join us Thursday, September 6th at 8:40 am.

Thank you for all of your support and your welcoming words as we begin our year at BHMS! We are part of a wonderful community, and we look forward to a great year!

Chris Meyer

Principal

Broomfield heights Middle School

BHMS Back to School Night Thursday, August 30th 6:00-7:45PM

This is a night for parents to be introduced to our administrators and teachers. Students do not need to attend.


Parents please make sure you have your student's schedule with you.


5:15-5:35

  • 1:Web/Chromebook Info (6th and New 7th Grade Families) in the library

5:40-5:55

  • “Top 5 Tips for Parenting Middle Schoolers” in the Innovation Space next to library

6:00-6:25

  • Introduction & Welcome: All Families and Grades

    • Pikes Peak Team in Cafetorium

    • Mt. Evans Team in Mt. Evans Team Area

    • Maroon Peak Team in Library Media Center

    • Longs Peak Team in Longs Peak Team Area

6:25-7:45

  • Visit Classrooms—Parents will rotate through each period.

6th Grade Families

REMINDER:


The 1:Web Parent Agreement must be signed and fee paid by Friday, August 31 AT THE LATEST in order for your student to receive their chromebook on deployment day, Wednesday, September 5th!!!

Students will be informed if they have any missing items early next week.

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Retakes will happen on Thursday, October 18.

Attention Crafty Students!

Do you love making things? Are you a creative person at heart? Join the BHMS Craft Club and learn new ways to share your creativity! This club is open to any student interested in learning and practicing different crafts, including knitting, crochet, quilting, origami, and more! Our first project will be a knitted Chromebook case. All materials for this project (and most projects) will be provided!

The club will meet Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45. If you are interested, you can sign up at Mrs. Session's desk in the counseling office. Questions? Ask Mrs. Cuviello (Office 281 in the back of the LIteracy Lab).


FEES

If you bought a planner or PE shirt on RevTrak and have not received these, please send the receipt with your student. They can show the receipt to their teacher and get their merchandise.

Questions? Call Lisa Tice 720-561-8404

SPORTS INFORMATION

Sports registration link: https://broomfieldheights.revtrak.net/Athletics/


Athletic Calendar: You can view the athletic calendar on the BHMS website home page. If you have a Gmail account, you can also save our school/sports calendars to your account.


Upcoming Sports:

Wednesday, 9/12 - 6th/7th Intramural Boys Basketball - Information/First Practice 4 to 5 PM - Sports physical recommended but not required. Registration deadline 9/16.

Friday, 9/21 - 8th Interscholastic Girls Volleyball - Information/First Practice 3:45 to 5:30 PM - Sports physical required. Registration deadline 9/13.


When registering for a sport, you will come across the payment options of Pay Now and Pay at School. If you will be paying via check, cash, or are fee exempt/free or reduced lunch, please pick Pay at School. (Please note that the Administrative Waiver applies only to those who receive free/reduced lunch and/or are exempt from school fees.)

2018-2019 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Students who were in a Boulder Valley School District last year ( 2017-18 ) and were on Free/Reduced lunch will have a 30 day grace period for the 2018-19 school year. A new application must be made and approved by no later than September 28, 2018 or students will be charged for lunches. Students from out of District must apply immediately in order to get approval for the 2018-19 school year.


All applications must be made online using the IC Parent Portal. If you have questions you may call the District Food Services office at 720-561-5042. You may also call Bob Lopez at BHMS at 720-561-8491.

Enrichment/TAG:

Attention all TAG families! Please sign up for an ALP appointment time slot on this spreadsheet!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w4YLDZzJ0gxNCwQQgxhMbAi3Y4fwcN9-X3HvwtGLXxE/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please email me at megan.fretz@bvsd.org. If you are unable to make any of the available times, we will also be available by request before and after school. Thank you for your support in getting these plans written.




Club Meeting Times and Places for 2018-2019 School Year:

*Please note, any and all students are welcome to join ALL of these clubs, you do not have to be TAG identified to join in the fun!

TAG-Wednesdays after school from 3:45-4:45pm in the Innovation Area beginning on 8/22

Brain Bowl: Friday Morning from 7:45-8:30am in Room 204 beginning on 8/24

Battle of the Books: Tuesdays after school from 3:45-4:45 (we will begin once the book list is made available which should be in late September or early October)

Destination Imagination: This is a parent run activity, if your student is interested, please email me and I will put together an email list of interested families! You must form your own groups, I will help facilitate the process (megan.fretz@bvsd.org)


2019 Great Words, Great Works Book List

Each year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee publishes its School Spelling Bee Study List, a list of 450 words to help students prepare for a school-level spelling bee. These 450 words come from a list of books carefully selected by the Bee’s editorial team for their engaging and age-appropriate content, as well as their rich vocabulary. That list of books is called the Great Words, Great Works list.

http://spellingbee.com/book-list


Attention TAG Parents! Are you interested in attending a conference?

Parent Institute registration is open!

On Monday evening, October 22, 2018, please join us for the Parent Institute at our 41st Annual CAGT Conference: "Putting the Pieces Together: Understanding Giftedness". This is a time for parents, guardians and educators interested in gifted children to come together to hear national and local experts share their knowledge and answer some of your questions. For more information please click here.

ATTENDANCE

The attendance office needs to be notified of ALL absences. If we don’t receive an attendance email or phone call, your student will be marked Unexcused for that day. If you need to pick up your student during the school day, we appreciate an early phone call so we can deliver a pass ahead of time. Please report all absences via email at http://bhm.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Report-Absence.aspx or call 720-561-8402.

A FRIENDLY LUNCH REMINDER

Students may bring a sack lunch or purchase a lunch in the cafeteria. If your student brings a sack lunch, it is the expectation that the lunch comes with the student at the beginning of the school day, and not be delivered in the middle of the day. If your student forgets their sack lunch at home and it gets brought in after school starts, please note that we will not be interrupting classes to deliver those. Your student will need to know to come to the office to pick it up. Again, it is the expectation that there are no lunch deliveries during the school day. Thank you!

WEATHER POLICY

While it's very early in the school year, we want to make sure everyone is aware of our cold weather policy. Our students will be outdoors until the bell rings every day, unless the weather drops below 20 degrees or it's significantly raining/snowing. Only in these instances will we open up the cafeteria and allow students to enter the building before the first bell.

BUILDING HOURS

M, T, Th, F

Breakfast students only - 8:15

First bell - 8:33

School begins - 8:40


W

Breakfast students only - 9:15

First bell - 9:28

School begins - 9:35