November 28th Edition
Byram Intermediate School
Our Core Values
- Striving For Excellence - Push yourself to deliver a high quality performance in anything you do.
- Be Kinder than Necessary - "Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed." R.J. Palacio, Wonder
- Find Your Passion - it's okay to not know what your passion is yet, explore something new or build on what you are already passionate about.
A Look Back on November
Student Led Conferences
Extra Curriculars and Grades
Looking Forward to December
Advisory - Gratitude and Door Decorating
BIS Holiday Shop
It is the most wonderful time of the year! BIS will be hosting its first ever Holiday Shop on December 14th and December 15th during lunches (See the schedule below). We need help with volunteers...please sign up using the link here.
All volunteers must be a paid PTA member. You can still join the PTA today at https://byramnj.memberhub.com/store
Below is an overview of the schedule, please keep in mind that we do our best to keep to the schedule so the parents can help during their child's visit, but things happen. If there is a last minute change to the schedule we will try to accommodate the volunteers, but we will still need you to cover the time you volunteered for.
5th Grade - 11:33 to 11:55
6th Grade - 11:55 to 12:13
7th Grade - 12:13 to 12:33
8th Grade - 12:33 to 1:53
Band and Choir Concert
Additionally, our Choir will be performing at the Byram Shoprite on December 15th at 6pm. I am looking forward to seeing our choir fill the store with some Holiday Cheer! All are welcome to attend.
7th and 8th Grade Holiday Dance
Marking Period 2 Midway Point - December 21st
If you notice your child is struggling, we have many supports to offer from Homework Help, tutoring, Success Skills (executive functioning & organization), and Intervention for Math and ELA. We can arrange a conference or phone call to discuss any details. Our new Response to Intervention Coordinator (RTI) is Maggie Hutchins. She has replaced Mrs. Porter, our new Assistant Principal, and will be coordinating services moving forward. Her contact information is below:
12/23/22 Early Dismissal - Enjoy the Holiday Break!
In Other News...
Board of Education Meeting will be on 12/14/22 @ 7pm in the Lakes STEaM Lab.
Extra-Curricular Activities are up and Running!
Finding your Passion is our 3rd Core Value here at Byram Intermediate and students are encouraged to try new activities and clubs to see what interests them and ignites their passion. With that being said, in order to participate in extracurriculars, students need to maintain a 70 or higher in all classes in order to be eligible. You can find a copy of the Extra-Curricular Policy here as a reference.
Choir w/Mr. Swagger; Practices will be on Monday's and Wednesday's at 7:30am at BIS.
Student Council w/Mrs. Spring
Boys Basketball w/Mr. Morales Grades 7-8
Contact: email@example.com & TBD
Band w/Mr. Brummer - Grades 5-8
Girls Basketball w/Mrs. Vasquez & Ms. Stolzenberg
Drama Club w/Mrs. Spoer & Ms. Phillips
PEER Leaders w/Ms. Hooker
STEM/Robotics Club w/Mrs. Boyer
Rampage w/Mr. Clayton
Traffic and Drop Off/Pickup
Secondly, only students thats live on Mansfield Drive are allowed to walk to school. Students that do not live on Mansfield are not permitted to walk to and from school. Please have your child take the bus or utilize the drop off/pick up procedure we have in place.
Lastly, the cutoff time for pickups through the main office is 2:15pm. All pickups after 2:15pm will have to wait until dismissal at 2:53. If there is an emergency, please let us know.
Charge your Chromebook!
Student Code of Conduct
You will also see positive incentive activities students can complete in order to earn points.
I shared this information out to students on the first day of school as well as during my Parent Academy on 9/19. You can find that video recording in the Parent Academy section above.
School Lunch Program
Glow in the Dark Night!!!
This is a FREE event--please register below by entering the total number of people who will be attending in your group.
Our fall bookfair was a success and we couldn’t do it without our Bookfair Chairs Ann Marie Kraemer and Stacy Michaels and the Bookfair committee Sonja O’Connell and Kara Pilek. Thank you ladies for all your hard work.
Gertrude Hawk will be delivered the week of December 5th. As soon as we get the orders we will set up a pick up date and time.
Wreath and Poinsettia pick up will be December 2nd between 6:30-7:30 in front of BLES.
We are gearing up for the Holiday Shop. December 14th to the 16th. The hours for BLES will be be from 9-3pm. The 14th and 15th the shop will be open in the evening between 6pm-8pm.
BIS will have the holiday shop December 14th and 15th. The students will be able to shop during lunch.
We have a few events coming up for all ages.
LEGO CLUB - We are excited to start the Lego Club for the 1st and 2nd grade students. It will be held on Tuesdays starting in January. If anyone has any legos they would like to donate please contact us. It will be held after school until 4:45pm. A sign up form will be coming out soon.
Starting December 7th Lego Club for the3rd and 4th grade students will be on Wednesdays. It will be right after school until 4:40pm
Lego Club for BIS will be held on Mondays starting December 5th after school until 4:20pm. Please remember to change your pick up patrol to school activity.
December 9th - Mr. Mágico is coming to show us how amazing magic can be. Event is for all ages and the best part you can come in your comfy pajamas and enjoy hot cocoa while enjoying the show.
Reserve your spot
December 10th- let’s have a night out at Nester’s Greenhouse. Jennifer will guide us as we make our own wreath, kissing ball or grave blanket. Invite your friends to join us. It will be from 7-9pm $40 per person which includes all supplies and snacks.
Purchase your tickets below you don’t want to miss this event.
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR
Our 2023 holiday sale will run from November 7th through early December. We are creating new holiday-themed marketing materials that we will share with you in advance of the sale.
Byram Township Links:
- Store Link: https://1stplace.sale/62495
Byram PTA thanks you for all your support