January 8, 2019
The BBMS PTA hopes that everyone had a wonderful winter break and wishes everyone a fantastic New Year ahead!!
PTA Newsletter E-blasts will now be sent once at the beginning of each month!! Mark your calendars so you do not miss out on any happenings!!
Important Dates (mark your calendar)
January 9- PTA Meeting, 7 pm Staff Lounge
February 1- Hi- Five Friday, 7:45 am front of school
February 4- Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser, 4pm-8pm, Columbia
February 20- Poetry Slam, 6-8 Cafeteria
February 22- BoxTops Contest Ends
PTA Reflections Arts Program 2018-19
Congratulations to BBMS students who submitted an entry for Reflections!
Seven entries were submitted and all advanced to the county level, in Literature- Yildiz Malik, Grace Henderson, Katie Green, Visual Arts-Yildiz Malik, Mario Williams, Larry Brent Jr., and Film-Claire Adles.
Two students placed at the county level and will advance to the state level!!
8th grader, Yildiz Malik, came in 3rd place in the Middle School Literature category and 6th grader, Claire Adles, came in 2nd place in the Middle School Film category. CONGRATULATIONS to both of these students and GOOD LUCK at the State level!!!
Hi Five Fridays will only be held the 1st Friday of the Month- The next one will be held on Friday, February 1st Grab a friend and head over to BBMS (around 7:55 am) for the bus arrival time. Sign in to the front office, and welcome students as they arrive. Students too cool for a hi five??? Just a “good morning” is all it takes. That one simple sentence from someone just might make a difference in that student’s day!! LESS THAN 20 MINUTES of YOUR TIME to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! Sign up here so we know who to expect those mornings!
Our next BoxTops contest is underway!! Keep on saving and send them in to the front office in a ziploc with the amount plus your child’s name and grade on the bag. Congratulations to our last contest winners- Owen Lewis and Nicholas Holda!! We hope they had fun shopping on Amazon!
Mental Health Community Engagement Grant
The BBMS PTA recently applied for a Mental Health Community Engagement Grant and qualified! This $500 grant will be a huge help for us to meet our budget needs for the school year! Thank you to Heather Fox, for all your efforts in applying and following through with this grant! Look for more information in upcoming newsletters.
Our community pulled it together last minute, but we made the magic happen!! Thank you to everyone who played a part in that magic! We had boxes of items dropped off, an abundance of volunteers to run the shark shop and tons of elves to wrap and organize it all! Thank you to Brenda Schaaf, Amy Reese, Fran Koung, Nina Markey, Nicole Maccherone, Terri Jones, Beth Benoit, Amy LoPresti and Mashel Wakil for your help! An extra special thank you to Tara Gorsky, our Shark Shop Extraordinaire, who keeps it all going throughout the school year for our students to work hard for those shark bucks!!
What’s your New Years Resolution?? WE NEED YOU
Did your New Years Resolution include getting more involved at your child’s school?? We welcome anyone who wants to volunteer in any way for the PTA. You do not have to attend a monthly PTA meeting to volunteer and play a part in making the 2018-2019 school year amazing! If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities in the second half of the school year. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information.