Byam Newsletter

February 18, 2022

Video Update

Byam Smore

Notes from Nurse Regan

The State of Massachusetts requires students to be regularly screened for vision, hearing and growth. Last year schools were exempt from these screenings but will start the process this year. Vision is screened for ability identify letters at a 20/32 distance and eye muscle coordination. Hearing is screened using audiometers that screen for tones that are commonly found in parts of speech. Byam School will start the screening process first for vision starting in March. Hearing screens will be completed as time permits. If you have a hearing concern about your child, contact the School Nurse or your child's doctor to discuss testing.

If you prefer your child, not be to be screened, please notify Amy Regan, School Nurse in writing or by email at regana@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

AT HOME TEST KITS:

Antigen kits for home testing were distributed today and came home with students in backpacks for all families and staff who signed up.

Dr. Lang Letter Regarding the Updated Face Covering Policy

Mask Optional Social Story

Below is a video by our Byam school counselor Lyndsey O'Neil explaining the attachment below regarding a social story that she and a colleague created to support students about the change in masking policy effective February 28th. The below "Mask Optional Social Story" can be used by any interested families looking to read to their child(ren) at home.
Social Story

MCAS Dates Announced

MCAS dates have been planned for third and fourth grade. Please plan any third or fourth grade non-emergency appointments or travel for dates outside of the below planned assessment dates:


ELA

Grade 4- April 11&12

Grade 3- April 13 and 14

Make-ups will be the week after break

Mathematics

Grade 3- May 9-10

Grade 4- May 11 and 12

Make-ups will be the May 13 and the following week

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Wish Project Donation Drive

Our 4th grade PRIDE Ambassadors will be continuing collection of baby and toddler items to donate to The Wish Project when they get back from February break. Donations will be accepted through March 11th.

Upcoming Dates

  • February 21-25- February Break
  • March 3rd - Early Release PD Day

2 Free Tickets Flyer to UMASS Lowell Hockey Game February 25th Activity

For interested families, in your child's backpack is a flyer for 2 complimentary tickets to February 25th evening UMASS Lowell hockey game.
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BSA NEWS AND UPDATES

4th GRADE T-SHIRT: DEADLINE!

We need t-shirt sizes for all 4th graders for the 4th grade celebration! Please submit your t-shirt order form using either the digital version www.bit.ly/byam4thgrade , QR code, or paper-based form. Only submit the form once. All submissions should be completed by Friday, February 18, 2022.


We are also asking each family to voluntarily contribute $50 to cover these 4th grade celebration expenses:

www.bit.ly/byam4thgrade-paypal


BYAM CLASS OF 2022 CELEBRATION INCLUDES:

• Memory Board • T-Shirt • Memory Book (yearbook) •

• 4th Grade Celebration Day (June 10, 2022) •

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VIRTUAL BANDINGO WAS A HIT!

Byam kids had a great time Wednesday night playing BANDINGO! Music, dancing, and trivia!!! All from home in pajamas! 🎶🎤🕺🏼💃🏼 We hope you will join us next time!

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Byam Talent Show Hootenanny:

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

All Together Now Hootenanny Talent Show, Ticket Order Form: https://forms.gle/5FvaDTWGPnhcpDAN9

Saturday, March 26th, 2002, at 6:00pm
CHS Performing Arts Center (PAC)


Please fill out the ticket order form. Use the PayPal link/QR code to pay for your tickets. All tickets will be at will call under the name you list below at 5:15pm. Tickets will be available at the door for purchase with cash or PayPal. Any questions, please email ByamHootenanny@gmail.com

AT HOME TEST KITS:

Friendly reminder that if you participated in the new at-home testing program, THURSDAY is the recommended testing day for Byam. The tests are intended to be used regularly each week (at home) for asymptomatic students and teachers. Opt in form: https://forms.gle/P8G7MSB3HaFmHoL68

BYAM SAVE THE DATES:

3/15/2022: Virtual Paint Night with Mrs. Brown

3/26/2022: Hootenanny Talent Show @ CHS

5/21/2022: Walk-a-thon

5/31/2022: Red Sox

6/10/2022: 4th Grade Celebration


* Our virtual paint night is now full. Any families who signed up for our March 15th paint night who are in need of financial support for the cost please email Byam school counselor Ms. O'Neil at oneill@chelmsford.k12.ma.us.

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Byam Weekly Announcements

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CPS School Committee February 17th Masking Policy Meeting

School Committee: February 17, 2022

CPS SY2122 District and Academic Calendar link below

CPS SY223 Academic Calendar

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

Principal Fredette: fredettej@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Assistant Principal Dolan: dolane@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


Chelmsford Public Schools Website: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/


Byam Website Page: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/Domain/8


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