Byam Newsletter

September 23, 2022

Message from Principal Fredette and AP Dolan

Byam Weekly Update

Open House Thank You

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Open House Curriculum Night. We hope you found the evening informative and were able to connect with our wonderful educators. This event is one of greatest home-school connections over the school year that strengthens our partnership. We are also very appreciative of the BSA for keeping us well fed this evening by providing dinner for our staff.

Fall Benchmarks

During September, students will participate in our benchmark assessments. All students will be assessed with the iReady program for reading and math as well as the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System for guided reading levels. We will also conduct benchmark writing samples. For our K-2 students, we will also use the DIBELS assessment. These battery of assessments allow us to gauge students' current understanding of concepts, inform instruction and monitor progress. If you'd like more information on these assessment you can use the links below:



Dismissal Car Pick Up Procedure Reminders

When picking up your student(s) at dismissal time please remain in your car at both K/2/3 and 1/4 location lines. This minimizes the chances of a student running to meet you at your car and causing a safety concern. Also, to continue keeping all our students safe, please stay at your location when your student(s) is in your car until a staff member has notified you to proceed to exit. Since many families have alternate family members pick up, especially on early release days, please inform all pick-up contacts of this procedure at Byam dismissal. Thank you for your support!

BSA Updates

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BYAM NIGHT OUT at the UML Riverhawks

Please join us for the Byam Night Out at the UML Riverhawks hockey game on November 4th, 7:15pm! (*Please note, our previous newsletter had an incorrect date!) Tickets are $7 and can be purchased here: https://offer.fevo.com/umass-lowell-mih-vs-vermont-5qt3utd-2c784b3

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The Boo Bash is coming to Byam ~ October 22nd, 4-7pm!

Save the Date 10/22/22, and get ready for some spooky fun! Wear your costume, Trunk or Treat, the Haunted Walk, Trucks, Creepy Pumpkins, Cupcake Walk, Pizza, and Games! More info coming soon!

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School Picture Day Fundraiser 10/12/2022

📸 Byam picture day is October 12th! You can place your order now by using Byam’s unique code: P6RVXNVH

Visit www.geskusDid you know... School picture days are a PTO fundraiser for the whole district! Each school’s PTO receives proceeds from the company that help bring out enrichments to the schools!


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Family Photos by Farmhouse Photography: October 18th!

Save the Date 10/18/2022! More info coming soon! Back again and in time for holiday cards!

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Stay Connected to the Byam School Association


Our next meeting is October 5th at 7:00pm.


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Principal Fredette and Assistant Principal Dolan are on Instagram now! Follow them to see photos of fun Byam school happenings @byamprincipal @byam_ap. See you on Insta!
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September School Lunch Menu

School Lunch menu PDF below. Reminder to pack a drink for your student if they are not buying a milk.

Byam Weekly Announcements Video

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Chelmsford SY2223 Printable Academic Calendar Below

About Us

Byam Principal and AP Email Contact:

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

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


Follow us on Instagram: @byamprincipal and @byam_ap


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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