BHMS EBlast

October 5, 2018

Dear Families,

Thank you for your generosity with our “REACH FOR THE HEIGHTS” Fundraiser page! We raised almost $9,000. This is well short of our goal but we will be able put these funds to great use to support student learning and opportunities throughout the school.

We are preparing for conferences which will start the week after next. As a talking point for you, your students, and their teachers, think about “Executive Functioning.” This is a latest buzz-phrase in education and the professional world. What systems work for your student(s) and your family to ensure that students are able to maximize their skills to allow them to set goals, organize, plan and get things done? Check out this article, 7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners. In my opinion, every middle school student operates on some spectrum of being an “Outside-the-Box Learner.” Take a look at this article and see what applies to your student to help them along the road to success.

Career Day was a huge success. Thank you to all presenters who took the time out of their day to make an impact on our kids. Check out the article in the Daily Camera and Broomfield Enterprise on the day.

Please let us know what you may need as we partner on this journey together! It is a great day to be a Falcon!


Chris Meyer, Principal

Broomfield Heights Middle School

Follow me on Twitter @bhmprincipal

Student Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences are around the corner. Teachers will all be in their classrooms from 5:30-8:00 on Oct. 16, 18 and 23. The focus of the student-led conferences is to allow your child to demonstrate his/her scholastic accomplishments. As a family member, you can provide encouragement and help your student set goals for the remainder of the year.


Our goals for this conference format are:

  • To help families understand what is taking place in the classroom

  • To communicate about student learning

  • To help students accept ownership for learning and behavior

  • To support students in enhancing organizational and leadership skills

  • To assist students in building self-esteem and self-confidence


Each conference will last approximately 10 minutes and we encourage students and family members to visit as many teachers as they would like, in each teacher’s classroom. There will be numerous student-led conferences taking place at one time within each classroom. We invite you to begin student-led conferencing in any of your child’s teachers’ classrooms, when there is an open space. Throughout this process there will be opportunities to have brief conversations with teachers and your child.


We look forward to working with you and your student!


Sincerely,

BHMS Administration and Teachers

Student lead Parent-Teacher Conference Meals: HELP NEEDED

Please use the following links to sign-up to provide food for the teachers during student lead parent teacher conferences.

Taco Night Tuesday October 16 - https://helpatschool.org/schools/26/events/2101

Soup & Salad Night Thursday October 18 – https://helpatschool.org/schools/26/events/2102

Pasta Night Tuesday October 23 - https://helpatschool.org/schools/26/events/2103

The Math Department is also in need of some help: https://helpatschool.org/schools/26/events/2572

SCHOOL PICTURE UPDATE

We apologize for the delay in getting school pictures delivered. One of the boxes we received was damaged and we're currently working with Lifetouch on getting these replaced. As soon as we get this resolved, we will get all of the pictures handed out. Thank you for your understanding!

If you did not purchase pictures on Picture Day, you will be able to do so online once you receive your packet.

BHMS would like to say THANK THANK THANK YOU! YOU! YOU! (...for grocery shopping)

Learn more about using SCRIP to raise for funds for our school at no cost to you!

PBS video "Science Adventures"

Four of our Falcons, James Carwin, Jacob Carleo, Katelyn Rivera, Ana Busillos, were involved in the PBS video Science Adventures. We will be showing the film on Oct 10th (next wed) in the library from 4 - 5:30. There will be snacks!


The video will be shown on Rocky MT, AK and AZ PBS and is about how caribou survive Alaskan winters.


Come celebrate our Falcons success!

You're Invited!

Meet BVSD's next leader. Parent and community meet and greets. Introducing BVSD's new Superintenden, Dr. Rob Anderson.

See link for more information.

WEATHER POLICY

With the cooler temperatures coming, 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. Please make sure your student is dressing appropriately for the season!

Video Announcements

Take a look at what our Publications classes are working on! Video announcements are shown every Wednesday and Friday morning.

BHMS Spirit Wear

If you are interested in purchasing BHMS Spirit Wear here is the flyer and order form.

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:

Thursday, 11/1 - 8th Interscholastic Boys Basketball - Information/First Practice 3:50 to 5:15 PM - Sports physical required. Registration deadline 10/22.

Tuesday, 12/18 - 8th Interscholastic Girls Basketball - Information/First Practice 3:50 to 5:15 PM - Sports physical required. Registration deadline 12/13.


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.)

NOTE FROM OFFICE

We have had an increase in parents/guardians dropping off forgotten things throughout the school day. We ask that your student is prepared before the school day begins, as for us to deliver these items interrupts classroom instructional time. Again, please encourage your student to be responsible and bring all of their items with them - homework, instruments, lunches, Chromebooks, etc. Thank you!

Homework Club

Homework Club has begun! This is a supervised time before school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM in the cafetorium. (There is no Homework Club on Wednesdays.) Students must sign in at the front office before attending, and they must have school work to do. Students also need to arrive prior to 8:25 to attend Homework Club.



Enrichment at BHMS

Enrichment at BHMS

TAG is now GT (Gifted and Talented)


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.

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