Dear BFMS Parents and Guardians,
As the calendar moves to August, it is time to begin thinking about the upcoming school year. I want to first welcome our new families to BFMS. We are excited to have you join the BFMS family! I try to send out an email every Friday during the school year, please make sure we have your preferred email on file and pass the word to other BFMS families. The purpose of these emails is to help keep you informed of upcoming events and other BFMS news
If you are new to BFMS, remember our New Student Orientation will be held on August 19 at 5:30 PM. Orientation is a great way for incoming families to start the new school year. Families will be able to meet some of the teachers, connect with peers, and make their way through the school building before school begins.
If your seventh or eighth grade child is planning on participating in Cross Country, Field Hockey, or Soccer please plan on attending our Fall Sports Night on August 19 at 5:00 PM in the BFMS Auditorium. You can find most of the necessary forms on our webpage or by clicking on the link: https://sites.google.com/wnesu.com/bfmsathletics/home
HELP US BRING ICE SKATING TO BFMS! Over the course of the past several months we have been exploring the possibility of creating a winter ice skating rink in our green space. The rink would be used for Physical Education activities such as ice skating and broom hockey. At this point, it appears we are on our way to making this a reality therefore I am making a shameless plea for ice skates. If you have old ice skates laying around we would happy to accept them as a donation. All types of ice skates are welcome. You may bring your ice skates to BFMS and leave them with Sierra Patterson.
Please consider volunteering some time by becoming a part of the Bellows Falls Middle School PTO. The PTO supports BFMS by enriching our students’ educational experiences by sponsoring numerous activities throughout the year. Our first meeting of the year will be Wednesday, September 25 at 5:30 PM in the Community Room, where we will be finalizing officers, discussing fundraising, especially the annual Ski Swap, and brainstorming other ways we help our BFMS students/families.
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER-
- Monday August 19 New Student Orientation and Fall Sports Meeting
- Wednesday August 28 First Day of School
- Monday September 2 NO SCHOOl Labor Day Holiday
Congratulations to the 2019 Citizenship Award Recipients: Jenna Dolloph and Austin Mallan. Both eighth graders were recognized during this morning’s award ceremony with a plaque for their outstanding contributions to the school community such as: showing a positive attitude towards others, displaying an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility, possessing strength of character and courage to do what is right, and promoting citizenship with their school and community through various activities. This prestigious award dates back to 1972 and their names will be engraved on a display outside of the auditorium.
Congrats to the BFMS Band for obtaining a “Supreme” award at the High Note Festival on Friday, May 31.
On Wednesday April 24, students from the Bellows Falls Middle School walked around downtown Bellows Falls as part of BlueCross BlueShield’s “National Walk At Lunch Day”. This event is designed to encourage youth and adults to start a healthy fitness routine by taking a daily walk. Due to the middle school’s various lunch schedules, students and faculty participated in the walk during morning advisory instead and had a great start to their day!
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Check out the latest edition of the Terrier Times featuring stories about: The Robertson Paper Mill, WNESU’s Diversity Committee, The Bellows Falls Historical Society, and an interview with a Corrections Officer. Click here to read
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Congratulations to the following BFMS students whose work has been selected by the Young Writers Program and will be published in the Stranger Sagas book (February 2019).