Friday Notes

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

Due to the extreme heat forecast for next week, the kitchen staff has made changes to school menus on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please review and revise your orders as needed.

Student Dress Down Days

Speaking of extreme heat forecasts, we know that when the weathers gets hot, the polo shirts can be a little uncomfortable! Students may dress down next week, to help beat the heat.

Just a quick reminder: no tank tops, no short shorts, and belly buttons.

Art Show!

We were unable to host our traditional art show this year; however, our students' art work is too amazing to not share! Please join us in admiring the incredible talent of our BJAMS students. A big thank you to our incredible art teacher, Mrs. Juliet O'Neil for her vision and guidance.
Art Show 2021

End-of-Year Awards

Our lower school will host its award ceremony on Tuesday, June 8 at 8:05 am.

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

Today's patriotic dress down theme was inspired by Mr. Dezaine, who honorably served our country in WWII. Mr. Dezaine also so appreciated Bishop Marshall School and our mission, that he made a tremendous donation to our school this past year. His generosity has taken shape in the form of a full-paid tuition to a rising 8th grader; this year's recipient is Jada Wood. To express their gratitude, and to honor Mr. Dezaine, the Wood Family sponsored today's dress down day. What a wonderful way to recognize such an incredible compatriot!

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

Keep your eyes peeled for an email from Mrs. Morrison via FACTS on Monday, June 7 giving you the green light to start your online enrollment packets.

End-of-Year Celebrations: Food

The Vermont Department of Health recommends that schools follow their pre-COVID-19 policies around what kinds of foods students can bring from home to share and under what circumstances. The food does not need to be prepackaged. It is still a best practice to have a designated person distribute or serve the food to avoid congregation at buffet tables and it is recommended that students be distanced while eating. Outdoor settings are preferred.

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

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 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

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Thursday was our last cupcake decorating class courtesy of Deb's Place. We made various animals and sloth cupcakes (hoping to slow down the last days of school); tons of fun was had by all!
In our Community Garden Project, Emma helped students learn how to use a hoe and plant tomato plants.


Vermont United Soccer Summer Camp

New this year, Vermont United Soccer Academy is excited to offer summer camps from 1st grade through high school! Camps will be held at the BJAMS fields. Check out our website for all the important details and to register.

Direct your questions to us at

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

Weekly Update on COVID-19

Latest info - most current data - more resources - new format

School Calendar

Take note: current academic year and next year's calendars are posted on the same page.


General information plus meeting schedule, agendas, and updated minutes