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SCHOOL NEWS

THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE

Please note the special schedule on Tuesday for students at the Middle Schools ONLY:

Monday, November 20 - B day
Tuesday, November 21 - A day -1/2 day for students attending BH Middle, EH Middle and WH Middle ONLY; Dismissal at 11:35 a.m. All other building have a full day.
Wednesday, November 22 - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 23 - NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 24 - NO SCHOOL


EXTENDED LEAVE / VACATION FORM REQUIRED FOR THREE OR MORE DAYS OUT OF SCHOOL

If your child will be missing three or more days of school, please have them pick up an Extended Leave Form from the BHMS office. The form should be completed at least two weeks in advance of the leave. This form is to be signed by the parent, and then your student will take the form to all teachers - block teachers and "A" and "B" day elective teachers. Once all teachers have signed off on the form, it should be returned to Mrs. Foronato in the office.


ROLLER BLADE RENTAL FEES FOR GRADE 6, 7 & 8 PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS

Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are asked to bring in $10 (exact cash only, or check payable to BHMS) for Physical Education class roller blade equipment rentals. Payments should be given to Mr. DiVito or Mrs. Wenson during gym periods before Friday, December 18.

Beginning on January 8, students in those grades will be participating in an in-house skating program during Physical Education classes. Roller blade skates will be delivered to the school by a company called Skatetime School Programs. Due to insurance purposes, we will be exclusively using Skatetime's roller blades. This skating unit has been implemented because of its emphasis as a "Lifetime Activity." Skating provides a variety of benefits, which include balance, coordination, motor skills, and a top rated cardio-respiratory workout.  Students will also learn basic skating skills such as starting, stopping, forward skating, cornering, and a number of safety tips for being a smart skater.

The fee includes delivery and pick up of the equipment as well as use of the skates for five days of skating during P.E. class. Students will also be required to wear wrist guards and a helmet, which will also be provided. However, students have the option of bringing their own helmets and wrist guards. The helmets and skates will be sanitized daily.  Knee pads will also be provided for those who choose to wear them. Please refer questions to Mr. DiVito. Thank you for your support in this great activity.


6, 7 & 8th GRADE PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES END MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

There are limited appointments remaining for Parent/Teacher Conferences for grades 6, 7 and 8 on Monday, November 20. To sign up, please go to https://ptcfast.com/schools/Bloomfield_Hills_Middle_School_1. Once the site opens, select your child's team, click submit then follow the directions for signing up for your conference.  If appointments are completely booked, please contact your student's teacher directly to schedule a meeting.

Parents/guardians of 5th graders will be contacted directly by the 5th grade teachers with instructions on signing up for their conferences.


FINAL CALL FOR 8TH GRADE D.C. TRIP - REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 19

Registration for the 8th Grade Washington, DC, field will close for good on Sunday, November 19 (or earlier, if the few remaining spots are filled). If your student is interested and not yet registered, it's recommended that you register them immediately. There will be no additional buses added, so this is the last opportunity.

Trip information, including costs, exact dates, itinerary, and how to register is included in this Corporate Travel flyer. If you still have questions after reviewing the flyer, please e-mail the BHMS Building Trip Coordinators, Mr. Baker or Mr. Neuwirth.


PTO NEWS and EVENTS

5TH GRADE FAMILY MEET AND GREET NIGHT: PTO has a fun Meet & Greet Movie Night planned for 5th grade families on December 8. Complete information can be found in this flyer.

PTO MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY NOW ONLINE: The 2017-2018 BHMS PTO online School Directory is now available to PTO members. Returning directory users, click here for the online directory.  Continue to use the same email address and login as you used last year.  Click on "Forgot Password?" if needed. If you're new to the directory this year, you received an email with a temporary password to access the online directory.   If you haven't received that email, please email Sue Brodsky at suebrodsky@comcast.net. If for some reason, you are not in the directory and would like to be, please click here and enter the code LancerDirectory. You can still support the PTO by joining, which will give you access to the online directory.  Please click on this link to join. The system will let you add your own information. Get the mobile app too! Look for myschoolanywhere in the app store.


MUSIC BOOSTERS NEWS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MUSIC BOOSTERS BAKE SALES: BHMS Music Boosters is in need of bakers and sellers for after school bake sales. Sellers volunteer on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:15 p.m., in the Gateway area. Bakers are asked to bring in two dozen individual pieces, which must be entirely free of nuts or nut products/by products. If purchasing baked goods, please check that they are also from a nut-free facility. Baked goods can be dropped off in the office any time during your scheduled bake sale day. Click here to volunteer to bake or sell on assigned dates. If you have questions, or if you can't make the day on which you volunteered, please contact Patty Shaw.


MYP COORDINATOR'S CORNER by Kathy Janelle

Please read this week's MYP Newsletter from BHMS MYP Coordinator / Teacher Leader, Kathy Janelle. It overviews this month's MYP Learner Profile Trait of "Thinker".


CORRECT ATTENDANCE PHONE LINE

In order to report absences, late arrivals, request early dismissal or a bus pass, or to get a school-related message to your child on a timely basis, you must call the attendance line directly at 248-341-6010.  Calling 248-341-6010 will get you to a recorded line. Messages on that line are checked on a regular basis throughout the school day. Leaving a message on any other line may result in the message not being retrieved or passed on to your student on a timely basis. Please program the 248-341-6010 attendance line phone number on to your phone and use only that line for the above purposes. Thank you.


YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED

You can now upload pictures for consideration for use in the yearbook! Mrs. Iacobelli, our Yearbook Coordinator, is using an app/website this year to help streamline the process. Click Here to access the site. When registering, make sure to choose Bloomfield Hills Middle School as your home school. Pictures of sporting events and extracurricular activities are especially welcome.


PLEASE SEND IN YOUR BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

There is a Box Tops collection bin in the main office. Please send in any you've been collecting. REMEMBER . . . each Box Top is worth ten cents to BHMS -- but worth nothing if you toss them in your waste basket. The math is simply amazing. If each of our 750 students brought in 10 box tops each month, for the nine months of the school year, BHMS would earn $6,750 to use toward programs or purchases not covered under the budget.

Thanks for supporting BHMS in small ways that can have big results. For more information about products that contain Box Tops, click HERE.


SHOP AT KROGER AND SUPPORT BHMS

You can support BHMS when you do your regular shopping at Kroger by designating Bloomfield Hills Middle School as your Plus Card Community Rewards program recipient. The Kroger website provides instructions for setting up a new account, or for designating Bloomfield Hills Middle School (Organization Code 28755) to your existing account.

Once you've designated BHMS as your organization, each time you shop at Kroger and use your Plus Card, BHMS earns reward points, which translate into checks paid to BHMS quarterly. That's all there is to it!


PLEASE DO NOT BRING ITEMS CONTAINING NUTS OR NUT PRODUCTS INTO ANY AREA OF THE BUILDING

Please remember that BHMS IS AN ENTIRELY NUT-RESTRICTED BUILDING, 24-HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. There are students in the building who are highly allergic to peanuts and all kinds of tree nuts, and their well-being is of concern.

Students should not bring lunch or snacks containing nuts or nut products. Additionally, while your donations and gifts are very much appreciated, we ask that you make sure anything given to the office, to teachers or classrooms, for bake sales, end-of-sports or club parties or any other occasion are free of all nuts and nut products. Thank you so much for your consideration.


END OF BHMS LANCER UPDATE

SEE DISTRICT NEWS BELOW


BHS Robotics
The robotics teams at Bloomfield Hills Schools are off to a successful start! Congratulations to the Conant Aqua Warriors, BHMS Mechanical Monkeys, BHMS No Limits, EHMS GEKOT, and EHMS IntergalacTECH for their many awards and excellent finishes during the weekend of November 11th.

BHHS Presents: A Chorus Line

Bloomfield Hills High School proudly presents A Chorus Line! Musical dates are November 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now ($15 students/seniors and $18 general admission) at www.etix.com (search Bloomfield Hills High School). Senior Gold Card members can contact Sharon Beltowski at 248.346.0190 or sharonbeltowski@comcast.net. For ADA Accessible seating, please call 248.346.0190.


BHS Ski and Snowboard Club
Interested in skiing and snowboarding?  The Bloomfield Hills Schools Ski and Snowboard Club will begin in January, 2018!  "It is a blast!" Jacob Saltsman, BHMS 8th Grader, exclaims.  "The instructors are really cool and everyone has a positive attitude.  At first, they teach the basics, then carving and how to look good and ski properly."

Opportunities for Students Entering High School in 2018-19


Do you ever wonder what opportunities and pathways are available for students entering high school? Click here to view the High School Opportunities Packet.


CALENDAR

November 22, 2017
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
November 23, 2017
7:15 AM - 11:59 PM
 
November 24, 2017
12:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 

DISTRICT NEWS

BHS Robotics

BHHS Presents: A Chorus Line

BHHS to Host Model UN Fall Conference

BHS Foundation Annual Giving

MYP Personal Project Events

COMMUNITY NEWS

From the Bloomfield Township Public Library

Upcoming Programs at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library

Red Oaks & Wint Nature Center Programs

Lahser High School 35th Reunion

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RECREATION NEWS

BHS Ski and Snowboard Club

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