Friday Notes

October 15, 2021

COVID Vaccine Attestation - Students 12+

Please complete and submit this form; if you are having trouble completing the form, please stop by to see Nurse Yates in the morning at drop-off.

Fall Conferences

We will host fall conferences on our scheduled half day of school, Thursday, October 21.

Upper School Families: Please use this sign-up sheet.

Lower School Families: Homeroom teachers will communicate dates/times with you directly.

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Trunk or Treat - RSVP and Sign Up

Please RSVP and sign up to participate in our trunk decorating contest! [Click here]


1/2 Soccer

Last practice: Monday, October 18

3/4 Soccer*

Last practice: Thursday, October 14

Last game: Saturday, October 16: BJAMS vs. Hyde Park at 10:00 am

Game location: BJAMS

5/6 Soccer*

Last practice: Wednesday, October 13

Last game: Saturday October 16: BJAMS vs. Morrisville Green at 11:00 am

Game location: Morrisville Elementary

*The soccer schedule is up on the Morrisville Soccer Club website - please check

Morrisville Soccer Club website for updates.

7/8 Soccer

Last practice: Tuesday, October 19

Last game: Wednesday, October 20: BJAMS vs. Morrisville at 4:00 pm

Game location: Peoples Academy

Unstuffed Turkey Trot 2021

Register by November 1 for an early bird special ($35 registration fee) and receive a free race t-shirt!

The trot will go through the heart of downtown Morrisville and the proceeds will support The Lamoille Community House in Hyde Park. Race in-person on Saturday, November 20 from Bishop Marshall School or trot on your own wherever you choose!

[Click here for more information and to register]

Strep Throat Alert

We had our first confirmed case of strep throat this week (lower school). Please be on the lookout for the following symptoms - which may be mild to severe:

Complaints of sore throat - it may hurt to swallow and there may be white patches

Tender glands in the neck

Fever - good indicator, but not always present - may have chills

General ill feeling - headache, nausea, loss of appetite

Your doctor can perform a rapid strep throat test, however if the result is negative and your doctor still suspects strep throat, then a swab test will be done. Results may take 1-2 days to come back. Doctors treat strep throat with antibiotics which should be taken as prescribed even if symptoms are gone after only a few days.

Untreated, strep can lead to serious complications such as rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, and peritonsillar abscess. Most people with strep are contagious until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. BJAMS' policy is that if you or your student test positive for strep throat, you may not come to school until you or your student have been on an antibiotic for at least 24 hours.

The information above was taken from the CDC website. Please consult your family doctor with any questions or concerns you may have regarding strep throat.

Lost and Found

Starting Monday, October 18 through Thursday, October 21 all items from the Lost and Found bin will be on display in the MPR. During drop-off/pick-up or parent-teacher conferences, please feel free to check for any items your student has been missing.

Any remaining uniform items will go to our Uniform Swap Coordinator and non-uniform items will be donate to 2nd Chance Thrift Store in Morrisville, VT.

Cross Country

On Saturday, October 9 at the People's Academy Invitational on a 3000 meter course, Leila Griffith placed first overall out of 32 runners in 12:33 leading a very strong SMS girls team to yet another first place finish. BJAMS' Brinley Hirce, Lucy Stabach and Avery Tomlinson also ran hard and finished strong for the SMS team.

In the boys race, former BJAMS student Thomas Kehler (running for Hazen) placed first overall out of 48 runners in 11:35, with Luke Slesar second overall in 11:45, well ahead of the rest of the pack and leading a strong showing by SMS boys to also win the boys MS team competition.

XC League Championships are this Saturday, October 16 at Craftsbury Outdoor Center at 9 am where MS runners will compete for the right to go to the MS State meet on October 23 at the Catamount Center in Williston.

ASP Corner

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Learn to Sew Details

ASP registration is required to participate in the Learn to Sew classes (regular ASP fees apply).

Please send a separate email to Michelle Tomlinson to sign up for this special offering.

Coming Up Next

October 20 - Deadline for Wreath Fundraiser

October 21 - Half Day (family conferences) - dismissal is at 12:00 sharp - No ASP

October 22 - No School - staff in-service day - No ASP

October 29 - Trunk or Treat - please see PTO meeting minutes for the latest details!

Community News

Stunt Nite Tickets - Tuesday, November 23

Rice Memorial High School is again offering FREE 3pm matinee Stunt Nite tickets for all 6th-8th grade students. To reserve your tickets and purchase additional tickets for accompanying family members, please contact Stacy Bessette (contact info below).

This limited time offer is available until Friday, November 12, 2021. After that date, we will not be offering FREE tickets and all other tickets will have to be purchased through the Flynn. Please contact Stacy Bessette or Mari Miller at Rice with any questions. or

862-6521 ext. 2246

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