June 4, 2021
Look who celebrates a birthday this month!
Yearbooks are in...
and coming home in backpack mail today with your eldest student. If you ordered more than one yearbook in different grade levels, each student will carry home their own.
If the deadline passed you by, it's not too late! Follow this link to place an order directly through Shutterfly.
Thank you so much for ordering!
Kate Curran (Grade 3)
Menu Changes Next Week
Student Dress Down Days
Just a quick reminder: no tank tops, no short shorts, and please...no belly buttons.
Please feel free to join us via YouTube Live!
Our upper school will host its award ceremony on Thursday, June 10 at 1:30 pm.
Please join us via YouTube Live!
In Appreciation of Mr. Winston Dezaine
Would you like to support BJAMS in a fun yet meaningful way? Dress down day sponsorship may be the right fit for you. Click to download the form below to read more.
Online Enrollment for 2021-2022 Opens June 7
End-of-Year Celebrations: Food
Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Card Information
The State of Vermont will be issuing Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) cards to help with students’ food costs over the summer months. P-EBT benefits are funds provided on an electronic benefit transfer card that a household may use to purchase food items at grocery stores, convenience stores, online retailers and farmers markets where 3SquaresVT (SNAP) benefits are accepted. For families receiving 3SquaresVT, P-EBT benefits will be added to existing EBT cards. Families who have already received a P-EBT card this school year will have the Summer P-EBT benefit added to their existing card. For other families, you will receive a special P-EBT card from the Vermont Department for Children and Families for students who qualify. Households will receive a one-time allotment of $375 per eligible student. The Summer P-EBT benefit will be issued in late July 2021.
Eligibility for the benefit depends on a child’s eligibility for free and reduced school meals. All children are able to receive free meals this year due to special COVID-19 waivers obtained by the State. However, to receive the P-EBT benefit, students must either have an approved free and reduced meal application on file or have been directly certified for free school meals. Students may be directly certified for free meals if the household received 3SquaresVT or Reach Up benefits or because the student is state-placed foster, migrant, homeless, runaway or participates in a Head Start program.
If you are not already qualified for free and reduced price meals, you may still submit a free and reduced meal application to the BJAMS Business Office now to see if you are eligible for the Summer P-EBT benefit. [Application and Instructions] Send your completed application to Laurie Marcoux in the Business Office and contact her if you have further questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For households who have already received the P-EBT benefit this year, there is nothing more that you need to do, unless you would like to update your mailing address or head of household. In that case, contact Laurie Marcoux at email@example.com. For eligible households that have not yet received the benefit this year, we will be contacting you individually to check that your mailing address, head of household, and student date of birth are correct. You can find out more about P-EBT benefits by visiting https://dcf.vermont.gov/esd/covid19/P-EBT.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Vermont United Soccer Summer Camp
Direct your questions to us at Vermontunitedsocceracademy@gmail.com.
We're looking forward to seeing you at Vermont United Soccer Camp!
~ Brian and Samantha Buczek
Coming Up Next
June 11 - Last day of school - dismissal at noon
June 11 - 8th grade graduation
Take note: current academic year and next year's calendars are posted on the same page.