BPMS PARENT NEWSLETTER

November 2020

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LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL

Hello BPMS Families,


It’s hard to believe we are talking about report cards as the end of first marking period fast approaches on November 13th. Please encourage your students to reach out to their teachers and attend Office Hours if struggling in any of their classes. Student communication with teachers is of vital importance to their success and even more so in our virtual setting. Additionally, virtual tutoring is available each evening and information can be found at the link below.


Please note that on November 12th and 13th, the morning school schedule will run as normal BUT the school day will end at 11:05 am. These early dismissal days are built into the calendar to allow teachers time to grade and prepare report cards.


Finally, as announced by the AACPS Board of Education this week, virtual learning will remain intact as is and full implementation of the hybrid reopening is delayed until 2nd semester which begins Feb. 2, 2021.


Take care and stay safe!


Mrs. Shakan


#HivePride

#BeKindPresentProductive

#BelieveEducateEmpower

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IMPORTANT DATES

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IMPORTANT INFO

  • End of the first marking period is November 12th.
  • Report cards will be released to the Parent Portal. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please use the link below to create an account.
  • Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri school hours: 8:30am-2:50pm
  • Wed school hours: 8:30am-10:35am
  • Note Encore schedule change this year: 8th grade attends 1st & 2nd periods, 7th grade remains the same during 3rd and 4th, 6th grade attends 5th and 6th periods.

PARENT PORTAL

Directions for registering for and accessing your Parent Portal account are found on the AACPS Student-Parent Portal Webpage and are also linked below. If you are creating an account for the first time, please call the school at 410-636-2967 to get the user ID and access code for your child. (This is not the same code they use for instruction daily).


We hope you find Parent Portal to be a user friendly tool for monitoring progress as we approach mid-marking period and throughout the school year.

NEW CLUBS STARTED OCTOBER 9TH

Click the link below to see the new links for Clubs.

NEWS FROM THE BPMS LIBRARY T. A. L. E.

The most awesome icon on your student's ClassLink page is the one for Mackinvia!


MackinVia is an online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, databases, and more! Students simply login to ClassLink, click on [MackinVIA] and suddenly, students have access to over 1,700 digital resources for their academic needs or personal interests.


Learn more about it (and how to login) on the Library T.A.L.E. website. Remember: reading 20 minutes a day at home will expose your learner to 1.8 million words per year.

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Scholastic Book Fair is Back

Dear Parents and Families:


The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:


  • Brooklyn Park Middle’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points
  • A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
  • You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and extended family and friends can contribute too! Create an eWallet account between 10/27 - 11/30. Use this link to: Get Started
  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)
  • All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.


Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:


Fair Dates: Nov. 17 – Nov. 30

Online Store: https://bit.ly/BPMSBookFair

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!


Ms. Everitt
BPMS’s Book Fair Chair
leveritt@aacps.org

BPMS PTA

Thank you

Thank you to all the Families that supported our Spiritwear Sale. BPMS Spiritwear is available for pickup on Tuesday, November 17th from 4 to 6 pm and Wednesday November 18th from noon to 1 pm. PTA is providing a drive thru distribution on those days in the same parking lot where supplies were picked up at the beginning of the school year. Parents/Guardians must stay in their vehicle during pickup and should arrive with masks on per the CDC and MD State guidelines.


Thank you to those Families that attended the MOD Pizza restaurant Fundraiser, last month - your support is much appreciated!

PTA Virtual Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 879 2313 4207 Passcode: bees

SCHEDULES

BPMS Student Schedules

Schedules customized to BPMS are available to download and print. See tabs at bottom of sheet for each grade level.

RESOURCES

Attendance Note

If your student will be absent from virtual school day, please click on the link to submit the Google Document.

Tutoring Available

Parents/Guardians who have students that are struggling with classes - Tutoring is available check it out:

School Psychology Virtual Office

Please feel free to visit the School Psychology Virtual Office for a variety of information and resources for our BPMS students, parents, and staff! If anyone finds that their student is really struggling and could use a check-in, my contact information is here too!

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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Use the links below to submit questions you have and second link to find the answers. Administrators and School Counselors will check it daily.
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