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'Tis the Season No. 5 - 12.06.2020

Title One Distinguished School
BMMS
Dr. Broadhead

Just a Note...

Making each Moment a Memory

Dear Bronco Family,

As we near the end of the semester and the calendar year I wanted to share a collective “thank you” for all that you have done so far to navigate through this first semester. I find that challenges and winning the lotto are true testaments of character. In either instance these moments highlight who we really are.

I would like to think that beyond the academic content, our children should have learned quite a bit about themselves this semester. It is my hope that in whatever they have discovered, they own their understanding and apply it so that it is useful when new circumstances present themselves. I believe there is nothing more powerful than understanding who you are. This understanding is a timeless and precious gift that we often leave unopened. Hopefully, this IS the year that what’s inside is revealed.

As we enter the holiday season, I wish our Bronco Family the best. Please be selfless by staying safe. Enjoy whatever this time of year means for you and choose to make memories. You never know…

In the Spirit of Christmas next week we have Christmas-themed dress up days for all who wish to take part.

Monday - Green and/or Red Day

Tuesday - Naughty (Grinch) or Nice (Santa)

Tuesday - Naughty (Grinch) or Nice (Santa)

Wednesday - Ugly Holiday Sweater

Thursday - Reindeer or Holiday Cheer

Friday - Snowy Day (white, snowflakes, snowmen)

Get Connected!

Get Connected!

Counselor's Corner

Parent Tips from the Counselors

Tip #1: Middle school is a time of increased responsibilities for our students. One responsibility that can often be a challenge is just arriving at school with all the right materials. Try using a simple checklist like this one to assist your student as they get ready to leave the house in the morning. Hang it somewhere easy to see. A visual reminder can help them remember those everyday items that are easy to forget as they rush out the door.

Tip#2: Studying for tests can be a daunting task for some students. Now imagine your 8th grader taking their first exams. It's coming up soon! Try some strategies like the ones mentioned HERE to help your student prepare and create habits for the future.

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.

S.T.E.P. Parenting Class - Free parenting course that will be offered virtually. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning on January 19th.

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Aimee Gumerson

Progress Report Time...Soon

We are near the halfway point in the second nine weeks of school. Progress report grades will be posted in the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus on Thursday, 11/19. When logged into the parent portal of IC, parents should locate this progress report under documents.

Progress Report - November 19th
Exam Alert 12/14-12/18

8th grade exams -- Eighth graders will take semester exams during the week of 12/14- 12/18/2021. Please be on the lookout for communication from your student's teachers if you are the parent of an 8th grader regarding how to assist your student in preparing for exams as well as the time/date when each exam will occur.

Report Card 2021

Report cards will be sent home with brick and mortar students on January 13, 2021. They will also be posted on the documents section of the parent portal in Infinite Campus for all students (both brick and mortar as well as virtual).

January 7, 2021 is the start of the 3rd 9 weeks, so students will receive their new schedules in Infinite Campus and Schoology which will include new connections courses for most students as well as some changes to academic courses based on changing student needs for support or acceleration, balancing of class sizes, and students who requested a change in setting on the survey sent to families by the district in October. If there are any concerns regarding your child's schedule, parents should contact Ms. Gumerson at gumerson.aimee@mail.fcboe.org to request a schedule change no later than Monday, 1/10/2021. No requests will be processed after the third day of the quarter. Changes will only be made due to scheduling errors (i.e., duplicate academic class, missing class, due to size constraints of classes, or for health/safety reasons based on a note from a physician).

Rica Smith

Upcoming Breaks

Semester Break

Students will be out of school Wednesday, Nov. 25 - Friday, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving Break.

ATHLETICS

8th Grade Basketball

8th grade boys and girls basketball tryouts will be held Thurs. Jan. 7- Mon. Jan. 11. Students interested in trying out are required to pass all classes on the 1st semester report card (Aug. 2020 - Dec. 2020). In addition, FCBOE required athletic paperwork (GHSA Sports Physical, Parental Consent & Insurance Verification, Code of Conduct Contract, Concussion and Severe Cardiac Arrest form) should be placed in the Athletic Box located in the front office by Monday, Dec. 14 or emailed to Cindy Crosby at crosby.cindy@mail.fcboe.org.

Baseball Interest

8th grade students interested in playing based can CONTACT: codiron.matthew@mail.fcboe.org.

Soccer Interest

Are you interested in playing soccer this Spring semester at FCHS? If interested (both boys and girls) email Coach Ross to receive important information. CONTACT: ross.jennifer@mail.fcboe.org

Social Distancing-Face Masks-Attendance

In an effort to keep crowds to a minimum and maintain social distancing it is recommended that only parents/adult family members of the athletes participating attend sporting events. Students will only be allowed to attend games under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian at all times during the event.

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.

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
Parent Liaison

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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!

Melanie Holt Virtual Office

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!

PTO

Parent Volunteer Opportunity

WHEN: December 17th and 18th

Our teachers asked for the "gift of time"...Please join us December 17th and 18th from 10am-2pm in the media center. We will wrap gifts for our staff and enjoy some snacks and holiday music. Wrapping paper and supplies will be supplied. Please email us at bmmsbroncopto@gmail.com to participate.

PTO dues are only $20/family and we are accepting checks and electronic payments. CashApp: BRONCOPTO Venmo: BMMS-PTO (use phone confirmation code of 8520).

Our school store will be up and running shortly so please be on the lookout for that so that your student can represent apparel for the Broncos.

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

PTO Social Media

Our monthly meetings are the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the media center. We will have a community speaker at each meeting so please join us to stay abreast of topics that may affect your student(s).

Thank you for your time and attention.

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