BPMS Family News

Monday, October 18th, 2021

All School CELEBRATION ~ Pumpkin Relay!


We are very happy to announce that we will be having an in-person Scholastic book fair at BPMS this year. The dates are November 8-12.

We will follow the district COVID safety guidelines and the lead of the district elementary schools that have already had their fairs with these changes from previous in-person fairs:

1. No outside volunteer help.

2. Only students and teachers in their classroom groups will attend the fair. No parents, families, or guardians can attend. I will send VERY DETAILED info to teachers and families about how this will work. Students will have 2 visits to the fair: once during their scheduled library time, and one other time I will schedule with each classroom teacher. No random browsing will happen this year.

3. There will be very limited "extras" (toys and so forth) at the fair, mostly books, perhaps pencils and bookmarks.

Our rationale for proceeding with this is that our kids really love the book fair, and have missed it. We want to offer something special in a year plus of pandemic that has required us to put on hold many fun traditions. We will greatly miss the essential component of community volunteers and family involvement this year. As in years past, I will make sure that every child in our school gets a new book, regardless of ability to pay. I will speak with teachers individually about particular students who may need this option. If you have any questions, please email me, Mollie Sprague, the BPMS librarian, at mollie.sprague@mmuusd.org. Much more detailed info will be sent home in the coming weeks!

important dates

11/8-11/12 BOOKFAIR

11/10/21 Early Release

11/11/21 virtual parent meeting 6:30 pm

11/12/21 virtual parent meeting 8:00 am

11/19/21 End of First Trimester

11/22 & 11/23 No School Staff Professional Development

11/24-11/26 School Recess

12/3 Report Cards go home

Reading with your child at home ~ Great 5 min. video!

Nightly Reading Homework: Best Practices for Parents

Monthly Virtual Parent meeting

Please join us for our November virtual Parent Meeting on

Thursday 11/11 at 6:30 pm in the evening or

Friday 11/12 at 8:00 am in the morning

Links will be sent one day ahead

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Staff Professional Development in the Community Forest