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Spring INTO Action No. 8- 04.18.2021

Title One Distinguished School
BMMS Experience!
BMMS
Dr. Broadhead

Just a Note...

SPring Into Action

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spring has sprung and very soon we will be approaching the end of the year. There is a lot to reflect upon because around this time last year there was so much more uncertainty about what anything was going to look like. Although we are not out of the woods, I cannot forget how different things were a year ago. There was an eerie silence that was in the air and many of us had no idea what we would be facing. A year later much has changed so as we approach the end of the school year, it is important for all of us to push toward tomorrow with a level of assurance that no matter what has occurred before, we are in the process of a transition that should focus on growth. After all...it is Spring. My challenge to the BMMS family is to exist in the space of gratitude. We owe it to each other to charge forward in positivity. It is too easy to allow what is temporary to consume us. Refuse to succumb to negativity. Bask in the light. Yet, be wary of the pollen.

Thank you for your continued support. I would like to acknowledge more specifically the parents who were able to join us last week during our End of the Year Stakeholders work session. We were able to complete our needs assessment which allowed us to reflect on what has been done and be critical of our growth. This is a very important part of working toward our School Improvement Goals because it is a moment of reflection that allows us to plan to do something about any area that would not be considered as operational. It takes all of us so I appreciate the time and attention that was paid to working on the small things for the benefit of the school community. If you are interested in reviewing that work session the Zoom session is available.

Bus Drivers Needed

Please contact Sam Sweat, Director of Special Projects, 770-460-3535. Prompt 1

Parent Liaison Virtual Office

Check out my virtual office! It's a one stop shop to everything you need in order to stay connected! Click on the calendar to view the school calendar, and click the computer to be redirected to tech support. The whiteboard links take you directly to what you are looking for!

Garden Club

Visit our Parent & Family Resource Site for more information about upcoming events, available resources, and engagement opportunities!

For more information on upcoming events, like us on Facebook @BMMSParent!

BMMS Teacher Apreciation PTO

Hello Bronco Families! It's that time of year again where we like to show our teachers how much we love and appreciate them. You may be wondering: How can I help? We're glad you asked! We need the following items donated so that we can bless the teachers and staff each day with a small gift and a note attached. We need 100 of the following items: Soda (Coke, Sprite, or Orange), Microwave Popcorn, Candy (Kit Kats, Skittles, M&Ms Plain and Peanut,

Please drop these items off to the front office with Ms. Purce and tell her that they are for the PTO. All donations should be received no later than Wednesday, April 28. Teacher's Appreciation Week will be celebrated May 3-7, 2021.

Additionally, we are still fundraising to get two more water fountains at the school. Thank you to all who have donated thus far. Donations can be made via cash, check (BMMS PTO), Venmo: BMMS-PTO(phone confirm 8520) and CashApp: BRONCOPTO.

Thanks in advance for all your help in making BMMS a great school! If you have any questions, please reach out to the PTO directly.

PTO Information

Our next meeting will be Monday, May 3rd at 6pm in the Media Center. Come join in on the discussion in person with a mask or via Zoom.

Bronco PTO Social Media

Follow us on Social Media to keep up with the latest happenings and to engage with us. FB: BMMS PTO, Twitter: @PtoBmms IG: BroncoPTO.

Get Connected!

Get Connected!

Counselor's Corner

We can all agree that the past year has been a challenging one that has affected us in a variety of ways. During these times, students (and adults) need positive activities to help in calming the body and mind. Below you will find a virtual calming room that is full of tools to help in providing a "healthy escape using anxiety reduction and relaxation techniques to provide healthy outlets for stressful times." We hope that you will find it to be helpful!

TESTing TIPS

As you know, we are approaching testing season. In addition to getting a good night's sleep and eating a healthy breakfast, we would like to share some tips that may help your students mentally during the test.Take a few minutes to focus on your breathing. Concentrate on the air going in and out of your lungs - long, deep breaths will calm you. Do this for two minutes. Two specific breathing techniques that some students practiced in class are snake breathing and square breathing. These really do work!

  • Take a few minutes to focus on your breathing. Concentrate on the air going in and out of your lungs - long, deep breaths will calm you. Do this for two minutes. Two specific breathing techniques that some students practiced in class are snake breathing and square breathing. These really do work!
  • If negative mental thoughts come to you, stop them immediately and repeat an affirmation such as "The answers will come" or "I am smart - I can do this."
  • Use guided imagery right before the test and think of a relaxing place such as the beach. This works best if you imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of the relaxing place you are thinking of.

Some material is taken from Master Student, 11th Edition

Please click this Counselor Contact Information LINK for additional information, our contact information, and helpful resources. You can also see additional resources on the county website (County Additional Resources HERE) that specifically address COVID as well as crisis situations.

Aimee Gumerson

Report Cards

Progress Reports- May 3

Progress report grades will be posted in the documents tab of the Infinite Campus Parent Portal on Monday, May 3.

Mile Stones Testing
8th Grade Milestones Schedule
6th/7th Grade Milestones Schedule

Milestones testing is coming soon. Brick and mortar families, please avoid check-ins and absences on the following dates: 6th and 7th grades: 5/3, 5/4, 5/5, 5/10, 5/11; 8th grade: 4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30, 5/6, 5/7; 8th grade Accelerated Math students only: April 19 & 20; 8th grade HS Physical Science students only: May 7.

Virtual learning families will receive additional information via email. If you do not receive emails about Milestones testing and have questions, please email Aimee Gumerson directly.

Infinite Campus Attendance Errors

Attendance in Infinite Campus reflected errors earlier this semester due to the change to hybrid model for in-person learning. Attendance errors occurred for students who were both virtual and brick/mortar. School staff has worked with district staff to correct these errors, but if you still see errors on your student's attendance in Infinite Campus, please email Aimee Gumerson directly.

Rica Smith

ATHLETICS

2021-2022 Athletic Paperwork Due

Athletic Paperwork for 21-’22 school Year:Rising 7th and 8th graders interested in trying out for sports next year (Football/Basketball Cheer, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, or Track) should complete and submit FCBOE athletic paperwork and a clear and current sports physical signed and stamped by a physician. Forms may be emailed to Cindy Crosby at crosby.cindy@mail.fcboe.org by May 21, 2021. Athletic forms are available on our school's website or by clicking this link 2021-2022 Athletic Forms.

Track and Field Championship

GOOD LUCK to our Bronco Track Team as they continue to prepare for the Track Championship. Day 1 (Field Events & 3200m) is scheduled for Monday, May 3 @ Fayette County High School 5 p.m. Day 2 is Thursday, May 6 at Whitewater HS 5 p.m. The fee to attend the championship is $4 adults and $2 for students. Fayette County Middle School athletic guidelines require that student spectators attend middle school sporting events with an adult.

Masks/face coverings will be required for all indoor FCBOE athletic events. Mask/face coverings will be strongly recommended for outdoor FCBOE athletic events. Thank you for your cooperation in the interest of safety.

Lost and Found!

Our lost and found bins are overflowing. Please remind your student to check the bins for lost belongings. Any items remaining in the bins after May 21 will be donated to charity.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Please help us show appreciation to your student’s teachers in your own special way. A simple note of thanks goes a long way.

Thank You Nurse Runyan

We are fortunate to have Nurse Runyan on our staff, especially this year during the pandemic. Nurse Runyan sees over 50 students on a daily basis. She has worked around the clock (weekends too) to make sure we are following proper protocols in the event of a positive COVID case. Please help us celebrate and show appreciation to Nurse Runyan for her work and dedication to the students and staff at Bennett’s Mill Middle School.

Above & Beyond Staff Recognition.

e3 Excellence Awards

Parents, BMMS administration would like to give you an opportunity to recognize faculty and staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty. If you’d like to recognize a member of or staff send an email to smith.rica@mail.fcboe.org with the name and a few sentences explaining how they may have helped you or your student.

School Nurse Note
Media Center Information - Click Below

BRONCO BYTES

Reminders: Students need to keep chromebook in case. Report lost/stolen at bit.ly/sledteam.

Parents, don't forget that insurance for the chromebooks is available for purchase. Don't for get to view the BMMS Website - Technology for helpful information.

Technology Parent Support

Request a meeting. Schedule a time here.

TECHNOLOGY ReSOURCES

Don't forget to visit the BMMS Website - Parent Resources - Technology

More Technology Support - District

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