Friday Notes

January 31, 2020

No Cross-country skiing today!

Multiple changes to basketball schedules - scroll down and tap the BASKETBALL INFO button to check for updates


CSW activities could have had a newsletter of their own. There's simply too much to cover everything, so we're featuring highlights throughout this week's Friday Notes. Enjoy!
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Spelling Bee Champ - Deelan Bent - 4th Grade

BJAMS Work Day - TOMORROW - Feb 1

Skill sets of all levels are needed on our volunteer work days. There are numerous maintenance items - some big, some small - some need tools, some just elbow grease - but all of them need volunteers like you! Let's see what we can accomplish together on our next work day!

We need YOUR help!

Saturday, Feb 1

8 AM - 12 PM

Enrollment Contracts - secure this year's tuition rate if you return your signed contract and seat deposit by Feb 7!

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Geo Bee Champ - Rudd Day - 8th Grade

FLU - it's sticking around!

Flu FAQ's - click here!

Lost Clarinet

Please be on the look out for a smooth black instrument bag with stickers and craft work on the outside. If you find it, please let us know by calling the school. Thank you!

Special (and sweet) delivery...

Sarrah Patch made a special delivery of maple syrup that was generously donated by Cusson's Tax Prep and Accounting. Thank you so much!

Survival of the Fittest Challenges

Survival of the Fittest CHAMPS - Team "J"

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No ASP on Friday, Feb 7 for PK - 8

The After School Program employees will be attending a mandatory meeting on this day; we apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Screening Events

Do you know a family who is interested in learning more about our early childhood programs?

Pass this information along! Space is limited!

*Currently enrolled families need not sign up for a kindergarten screening.

Read our lips!

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Lip Sync CHAMPS - 4th Grade

The long-awaited Pirate Princess Dance is almost here!

Mark your Calendars:

Friday, Feb 7 from 6:00-7:30 pm

Free Admission sponsored by the PTO

Valentine's Heart Sugar Cookie Decorating

Dance Party

Costume Contest for Best Princess and Pirate.

This event is for Pre K through Grade 5

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This is not a drop off event.

Questions? Reach out to Michelle Tomlinson at

Have you experienced a change in employment or income?

You may be eligible for reduced/free meals and/or childcare assistance for ASP. Maybe you weren't eligible at the beginning of the school year, but you may be now.

If you have any questions regarding these programs, or you would like to apply for assistance, please contact Laurie Marcoux in our Business Office at or 802-888-4758 x. 243


Are you a professional artist? Do you know someone who is?

We are looking for donations of all manner of artwork - acrylics, watercolors, pen and ink, photography, still life, and more - for this year's Spring Fundraiser. It's an Art reception being held at The River Arts Building called The ART of B.A.S.H (Building a Scholastic Heritage). Stay tuned for more details about the event as it gets closer, but for right now, we're looking for your creative contributions of artwork!

For more information contact Michelle Tomlinson at

Good ol' Fashion Outdoor Fun!

Winter Ball 2020 - fingers crossed we can make it happen!

It's time to dress up, have some fun with friends, and eat a cupcake or two! Upper school students (grades 6-8) please mark your calendars for Friday, Feb 21 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Tickets will be $5 per person and sold in advance during drop off and pick up times starting the week of Feb 3. Dressing up is encouraged but not required. We will base our ability to hold the ball, based on number of tickets sold (we need to cover the cost of the DJ) and parent help.

Parents - want to help us make this happen? We are still looking for help with selling tickets, food donations, decorations and chaperones.

Contact the coordinators to volunteer, donate, or ask questions:

Abby Earle at

Dezaray Draper at


Rice Memorial High School Info Session

BJAMS will host a Rice Memorial Info Session for parents and students (grades 6-8) on Wednesday, February 5 at 3:15 pm in the seventh grade homeroom. The Rice admissions team will be here for a presentation and question/answer session. Come learn more about all that Rice Memorial High School has to offer your child!

Coming Up Next

Feb 1 - BJAMS Work Day - volunteers needed!

Feb 5 - Rice High School presentation for students and parents (grades 6-8), 3:15 pm

Feb 7 - NO ASP for Pre-K - 8th grade - Pirate Princess Dance - contracts due for 2019 tuition

Community News

Rice High School for a Day

Monday, Feb 3

6th - 8th graders are invited to attend Rice's 10th annual High School for a Day (HS4D) program! Participants choose from a variety of specially-created programs designed to familiarize them with Rice faculty and extracurricular offerings. Program options include performances by the Rice Chorus and Jazz Ensemble, Geometry Origami, science experiments, a community service craft project, and a mini pep rally. Space is limited for this popular program.

Please contact Katie Chapa at 862-6521 ext. 2246 with any questions.