The Boeckman Buzz

October 29th

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A Note from Principal Sage

BMS Families,

This week our learners will learn more about, "The Time is Now," one of our 7 mindsets. The Time Is Now Mindset teaches us the importance of harnessing the power of the moment and taking purposeful action. The simple fact is that all of our power to act and make an impact exists in this moment. We cannot change the past, and the future hasn’t happened, so we must recognize that our only path to happiness, fulfillment and meaning is to take purposeful action in the present toward creating the lives of our dreams.

Thank you to everyone who made our WEB event, "A Spooky Glow Party Activity," a huge success! We had a great turnout and our learners had an awesome time! We look forward to more events throughout the year!

Reminder on Monday, October 30 we will have our first Parent Ambassador meeting at 6pm. Superintendent, Jason Berg, will be joining us to discuss the upcoming referendum. We will meet in the Media Center at Boeckman. This group is a great way for parents to be involved with BMS and we value the feedback and input from this parent/guardian group.

Finally, we recognize that some of our students will be excited about celebrating Halloween and wearing costumes this week, however, we will be business as usual at BMS and will not be allowing costumes during the school day. We encourage learners to enjoy Halloween outside of the school day. Thank you for understanding.

-Joe Sage, Principal

BMS New Staff Member Highlight - Peter Zajac!

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My name is Pete Zajac and I am the new School Resource Officer for the Farmington School District. I am from Wyoming, MN and currently live near Hastings with my family. I am married with three kids and spend most of my time driving them to baseball, soccer, wrestling, basketball, and football. My family and I enjoy the outdoors and spending time on our boat fishing. I also hunt quiet a bit in the fall. Something surprising about me is that I LOVE to have a garden.

I am excited to be at BMS because I love the opportunity to meet all of the kids and have a positive impact on their day. If you see me at the school, please stop and say hi!

8th Grade Bridging Concert:

The 8th grade band will be playing in a concert on Nov. 6, 2023 at 7:00pm at the FHS Recital Hall.

Students need to arrive at 5:45pm for rehearsal with the High School Wind Ensemble. They can be dropped off at Door #7. They need to wear BLACK BAND SHIRT, BLACK PANTS, and DARK SHOES.

Tubas, Baritones, and French Horns need to bring instruments from home. The concert will start at 7:00pm and end by 8:00pm.

Farmington High School Play

"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood"

Get ready for an evening of laughter and fun as our talented students bring you a Monty Python-style comedy retelling of the classic Robin Hood story!

Dates and Times:

November 17th and 18th at 7:00 PM
November 19th Matinee at 2:00 PM

Tickets are available online now. Secure your seats

Join us to support our students' artistic passion and dedication, considering they’ve been working themselves down to their funny bones making this an unforgettable experience!

We Sure Would like to see you in Sherwood very soon! 😊

Fall Play Tickets

Special Education Advisory Council

When: Thursday, Nov 16, 2023, 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Where: FHS Commons

What is the Special Education Advisory Council?

The Farmington Area Schools Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) invites any parent or guardian of a child receiving special education services through our district to participate in our meetings and trainings. SEAC members advise and help develop effective, responsive educational services, represent community voices and can support a vision for the future. SEAC is a way to stay informed of district programming and development as well as learn about departmental priorities.

Childcare is available! Please RSVP using the link below:

We look forward to seeing you! Please reach out if you have any questions!

Dana Strop, Director of Special Services

Meghan Dobson, Assistant Director of Special Services

AJ Dubek, Student Services Coordinator

Tara Owens, Student Services Coordinator

Heather Bergstrom, Student Services Administrative Assistant

Notification of Upcoming Survey: Farmington Student Experiences Survey (October 30-November 10, 2023)

In order to learn more about student experiences at school, we will be asking for feedback from students in grades 3-12 via an online survey they will be completing at school during the window of October 30-November 10, 2023.

Linked here is more information, which includes a link to decline survey participation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Important Dates

Monday, November 6th..................................Bridging Concert - 8th Grade @ FHS

Friday, November 10th....................................7th Grade to Science Museum

Tuesday, November 14th................................8th Grade Jazz Concert @ FHS

Wednesday, November 22nd-Friday, November 24th.........NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 30th..............................End of Trimester 1

*Details for some activities will be shared closer to dates.

Attendance Line

If a student will be absent, a parent/guardian must call Boeckman Middle School’s attendance line at 651-460-1405 prior to 9:45 AM each day of the absence. We ask that parents/guardians provide the reason for the absence at the time they call. The school determines if the absence falls within the excused or unexcused parameters. If the school does not receive a call from the parent/guardian the day of the absence, the student’s absence is automatically unexcused.

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About us

The mission of BMS, a learner-centered community committed to personalization that nurtures curiosity, to ensure each learner exercises ownership for continuous personal growth to have a positive impact on themselves and their communities through:

  • Honoring uniqueness and valuing diverse experiences

  • Safe and empathetic environments that foster authentic relationships

  • Nurturing joy and well-being

  • Mistakes and reflection as essential components of learning

  • Partnering with our communities