Principal Connor's Weekly ENotes

Principal Connor's Weekly ENotes
Posted on 12/07/2018

Dear Families,

We had a busy week finishing up our Recognition Assemblies and going on the 7th Grade Field Trip to see A Christmas Carol today at the North Shore Music Theater. In our assemblies, we recognized students for their efforts thus far in the school year. And, we talked about the continuing importance of our school's Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Perseverance, Kindness, & Family. Based on the students' efforts and behavior, we are frequently complimented by the hosting facility whenever the boys and girls attend a field trip like A Christmas Carol. The students I talked to when they returned really seemed to enjoy the show.

As a reminder, we have our grade 7 & 8 concert next Tuesday night in the Walpole High School Auditorium. It begins at 6:15 for the band and then the Orchestra & Chorus will perform at 7:30. We hope to see you there.

Have a great weekend!

BMS Calendar:

December 10 - midpoint of term 2

December 11 - Grade 7/8 Music Concert @ Walpole HS: 6:15 pm Band, 7:30 pm Orchestra & Chorus

December 14 - Early Release Day: students dismissed at 11:30 am

December 18 - School Council meeting 3:00 pm

December 22 to January 1 - December Break: no school

January 2 - Students return to school

Scholastic Challenge

8th graders - Do you love trivia? Are you good at General Knowledge topics such as food, art, sports, music, current events, and entertainment as well as questions on Language and Literature, Geography, History, Science, and Math?

Sign up to take the Scholastic Challenge to compete against other 8th graders across the nation. Awards will be given to top participants in both the individual and school categories. The challenge will take place in February on the computer and consists of answering 100 multiple choice questions in 1 hour. See if you can beat the national average. To participate in the Scholastic Challenge click on this link to sign up on the Google Form by December 12th! If you have any questions, ask Mrs. O’Malley in the media.

From our School Nurse - 6th grade screening:  

Attention 6th grade parents.  All 6th graders will be having hearing and vision screening the week of December 17th.  If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they have them for the testing.

If you do NOT want to have your child participate or they are being followed by a Dr. for an eye concern please send an email to me - jbalduf@walpole.k12.ma.us

Joanne E Balduf R.N, BSN, COHN-s

BMS School Nurse

Ph #508-660-7226 x-5754

FAX 508-660-7385

Docent Program

Our thanks go out to a great group of dedicated docents who gave 15 classroom presentations on art technique and art history in the past several weeks!  In English classes, our sixth graders viewed and discussed dramatic moments in art. Seventh graders considered art and artifacts from man’s earliest times to learn more about the cultures they have been studying in their social studies classes.  These docents will present more units throughout the year and help with an 8th grade field trip. We appreciate the efforts of our docents: Jennifer Agahigian, Shivaun Brenizer, Diana Dority, Linda Kennedy, Chrissa Kaselis, Renee Lamarque, Rosemarie Levenson, Kendall Manzo, Karen Mathews, Aimee Monteith , Sarah Pomeo, Kristi Seibel, and Ann Walsh.

Student Council "Giving Tree"

The BMS Student Council is working with the "Gifts for Kids" program and gathering donations to create a Giving Tree fund to purchase gifts for 4 young Massachusetts’ children whose families cannot afford gifts during the holidays. When students donate 50 cents or more, they can decorate a gingerbread figure that will help create a Giving Tree. 8th grade Student Council members will then purchase items for these 4 children using the funds that we raise. Thanks so much for your support!

Information about Grade 6 Environmental Education Week:

Grade 6 parents may be receiving an email from MySchoolBucks.com regarding Environmental Education Week. It's really just a reminder that the online portal is accessible for parents to be able to make payments.  FYI Grade 6 Environmental Education Week balance is due by April 2nd.  There are two ways to pay. Make checks out to the Town of Walpole and send to the BMS main office or pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com, click on the BMS Environmental Ed Week Deposit icon and check out using the shopping cart.

As a reminder, there will be a meeting for all 6th-grade parents in on March 7th at 6:30 p.m. The 6th-grade teachers will provide an overview of the week as well as distribute permission slips, packing lists, and chaperone information.

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