HMS families, Please complete the Survey Works survey once again this year! We really need you input and perspective! This is so important to our school improvement planning! Thank you in advance: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/ridefamily/surveys
HMS: due to the snow we will be learning from home tomorrow. All assignments and Zoom links as well as schedules are located in Canvas. Students should be online no later than 8:00 and follow the schedule set by the teacher.
Hampden Meadows school bus 13 is running 20 minutes late select at least one of
FROM HMS: Monday February 1 is a distance learning day for all due to snow. If you have any questions please email the classroom teacher or principal. Students will Zoom with their teachers and access all assignments and the schedule via Canvas. Sign in for attendance by 8 AM
HMS FAMILIES- If your child’s teacher has notified you that there are materials here to be picked up, they will be available at the front door until 12 noon today 12/23/20. After today, there will be no access at all to the school or materials until at least January 7. Happy holidays!
Principal Newsletter! Have a safe and healthy weekend! Email me a question at any time! Even on the weekends, you will get a response! :) email@example.com https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17C0rKM6VidxOWI85PGzRLs4RybuGW5yhvm8Ao7phUzc/edit?usp=sharing
Common Sense Media-Family Media Agreement https://d1e2bohyu2u2w9.cloudfront.net/education/sites/default/files/common_sense_family_media_agreement.pdf
Dear Parents and Families, Technology has become such an integral part of our lives in the school, home, and community environments. While there are numerous advantages, we have also noticed that some students and their families struggle to find a balance with screen usage and that this can become a point of contention between students and adults. We would like to offer you some information about children and screen usage, and provide some tips that may be beneficial to you in setting appropriate limits. One of the most important aspects of our library Common Sense Media digital citizenship unit is learning to balance screen time with other life activities. We want to help you ensure the safety of you and your family which includes providing rules, structure, and expectations around screen usage and internet safety. The Common Sense Media Family Media Agreement is an excellent way to pledge clear expectations for media use and screen time. The following articles contain research and resources to help you make informed decisions about media and device use in your family. You can also reach out to the school and we will be glad to work with you on providing parameters for technology usage, particularly with the school issued Chromebooks. Thank you, Rebekah Malone, School Psychologist Courtney Canario, Clinical School Social Worker Lora MacLaughlin, Library Media Specialist The following information was obtained from the National School Psychologist Association (NASP) website and is entitled, “No, You Cannot Have a NIGHTLIGHT”
Family Code Night! Our Family Code Night will be Wednesday, December 9th, at 6:00 PM. You can join the livestream at that time at this link: https://bit.ly/nationalfamilycodenight
HMS PTO meeting tonight @ 6:30. A link will be sent to your email at 6:15.
As this year has come with many changes, and the school calendar has been set by the state, it will make it difficult to have an in-person parent-teacher conference day for every family as we have in the past. For this school year, there will not be a “formal” parent-teacher conference day at HMS. In lieu of this, you will receive a progress report at the end of the first trimester (December), in addition to the regular weekly communication you receive from your child’s teacher. As always at HMS, if your child’s teachers need to touch base beyond the traditional communication, they will contact you to set up a virtual meeting. This meeting if requested may likely be on 11/19/20. Thank you for your support!
Your weekly news from Hampden Meadows: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bjFT8n0g88WrSLGZ6Kay3o5ta0f9YZqYNc6zYk5Zw_0/edit?usp=sharing
We are having problems with the phone system at HMS. Please email HMSattendance@barringtonschools.org If you can’t reach us by phone. For all emergencies please call the district central office at 245-5000
Have a great weekend. Attached is the newsletter. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vqA8qAZprRM6j2oBKNvyqcd1YNxeKsfOLEeTba48Ncc/edit?usp=sharing
Please check your email for access information about tonight's PTO meeting at 7pm. Please DO NOT post the information to social media sites. Direct all inquiries in social media platforms to their emails. We look forward to seeing you all.
Happy weekend! Enjoy this weekly newsletter! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1OQe3DvKccGUvvHxvNaJ1CW0lvXnu82JbauqNQLTCUBY/edit?usp=sharing
Hampden Meadows School Weekly Parent Newsletter! Enjoy the long weekend! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jsivic4I_wrgh2suqyauABcKJljvPBJ1qoAa3oms_Do/edit?usp=sharing
Good Morning! There are a lot of trees down this AM. Buses can not get down Rumstick point. Parents, please help your child try to get to the next stop if possible.
Gov. Raimondo & RI Commerce announced recipients $3 million grants to help Take It Outside to encourage & increase outdoor use & reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19 @BPS_RI was awarded, $55,000 & Town of Barrington was awarded $30,000 https://www.ri.gov/press/view/...
Stay tuned to WPRI News Tonight at 5:30 as the OUTDOOR CLASSROOM is showcased! Thank you Mark Whittaker and members of the town council and DPW for MAKING KIDS FIRST!
Barrington Public Schools is experiencing a shortage of PreK-12 substitute teachers. Subs must have an associates degree or higher & a Background Check. Daily rate is $90.00. If interested contact Nancy Gladney, firstname.lastname@example.org Please spread the word.
Barrington Public Schools is experiencing a shortage of elementary recess&lunch monitors. Monitors must have a background check. 180 day position $11.50/hr. For full or part time work. contact Nancy Gladney, email@example.com. Please spread the word.
Mrs. Kulis' weekly art newsletter is chock full of fun puns this week! https://drive.google.com/file/d/10woTv1qc0pYHh2CnqAbkESnUPizsNuQV/view?usp=sharing
Good Evening Families, It has been a GREAT first week. Hearing the voices and laughter of the children has been heartwarming! Many thanks to you all for keeping updated with our new routines and protocols. We couldn't do it without you! Car drop off and pick up have been getting better and better every day! Many thanks to you and to the teachers for all your assistance! Please review the school handbook linked here. On the first page, click and write your child's name in the google form to acknowledge receipt of this handbook. We want to be sure everyone has it and acknowledgment is needed. Download or save this for future reference, please. I will send out weekly newsletters keeping you updated. I will send these through multiple communication means for easy access. If at any time you need information that can not be easily found or if you have a question, please don't hesitate to call or email. Have a relaxing and peaceful weekend! Tracey A. McGee Principal - HMS
Good Afternoon, Drop off and dismissal are getting better EVERY DAY! Many thanks to you and our amazing teachers who are also helping! Reminder: Please be sure you have your child's name prominently written and placed in the passenger dashboard or window for dismissal/car pick up ! It takes about 15 minutes on average from the time we let the first car in to the last one to leave! This will only get faster with time! Great job everyone!
Preparing for Day 2- MORNING DROP OFF! This will be the day that ALL children will be in attendance so we are reviewing the procedures for drop off once again. There are a few important things we need to address in order to create routines that will keep all students and staff safe, healthy and happy. The front circle is reserved for buses until 7:35. Do not come to school earlier than your designated time. No cars are allowed in the circle prior to 7:35. If there is a bus in the circle, please do not enter. Once you do enter the circle, pull ALL the way up to the first spot where you can stop and your child can get out of the car on the passenger side. No matter where in the circle your child gets out of the car, they can proceed to their designated door. You will then drive to the exit and take a right turn. Do not turn around in the neighborhood streets. Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we opened up for the 2020-2021 school year. We truly appreciate the kind words and support you have given to us and it was especially rewarding to see so many smiling eyes enter the building.
FAMILIES, PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY IN PREPARATION FOR PICK-UP (Day One) *Buses will be lined up in front of the building by 2:10 and we will begin loading at 2:15. *Buses will be called and will depart once loaded. *After the buses have left the school grounds, walkers and bikers will be dismissed. *AFTER WALKERS AND BIKERS HAVE BEEN DISMISSED CAR PICK UP WILL BEGIN - PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CIRCLE IF THERE ARE STILL BUSES LINED UP *LABEL THE FRONT PASSENGER WINDOW OF YOUR CAR WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME IN BOLD PRINT *Students will be escorted out the library and lobby doors and lined up in front of the building practicing social distancing and will enter the passenger side of the cars. *Like the morning, you must take a right onto Kent Street upon exiting the circle. Please do not turn around on side streets.
Please be sure you have completed this important form for both IN PERSON LEARNERS or DISTANCE LEARNERS ! The student attestation form is at the bottom of the form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLSqWh7SsWy5yax-Zz8l0hQ5uVDhLY8HXIOLwd_J6OTVKhVw/viewform?gxids=7757
BPS Important Updates and Just One Thing for Familes Updated at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/259659?org=barrington-schools for August 11, 2020
Barrington Public Schools' Update for 8/4/2020 has been emailed to families and staff and is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/259659?org=barrington-schools
BPS updated its FAQs and has placed the draft copy of our draft re-entry plan on our District re-entry page awaiting RIDE review. These documents include our most up to date protocols and revisions. https://www.barringtonschools.org/o/barrington-schools/page/reentry-2020-2021
Please see our update about the family focus group for re-entry on July 13th at 6 PM https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/259659?org=barrington-schools
Summer learning through Roger Williams University https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/259659?org=barrington-schools and on the summer learning page.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vbrGWBbWmUw6HEcFkssaZqKjcYD4Yv4eS00udc9jdC4/edit?usp=sharing
An important BPS update on re-entry feedback for 6/23/2020 https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/259659?org=barrington-schools
re: Hampden Meadows School If you still have lingering items that need to be returned to school, there will be a bin to collect classroom books and library books and others school owned items on the front bench of the patio daily this week (June 22-June 26) for returns! Just drop and go!
re: Hampden Meadows School Mrs. McGee is available today until 1:30 for those who were not able to pick up student materials on Friday. Ring the door bell and state your child's name and their homeroom teacher and the materials will be passed out to you. If you want to pick up later today or early this evening, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 1:00 and the materials will be left on the front bench labeled.
BPS Update and Re-entry Information available for 6/19/2020 at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/259659?org=barrington-schools
Hampden Meadows School CONTACTLESS PICK UP OF STUDENT MATERIALS Friday, June 19, 2020 Please see attached! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EBJijJHSBq2jN8UqgLMSg4QT6DOjE1D_qWELluB-tKI/edit?usp=sharing
HMS Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony is tomorrow, Thursday June 18 Please see attached! See you then!
Update available on tonight's (6/15/2020) Special Event for the Class of 2020 from the United Theater available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The Barrington Public Schools Update is Available for 6/11/2020 at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/259659?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Update is available for 6/10/2020 at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Congratulations Isabel! Such powerful and emotional poems! https://www.eastbayri.com/stories/poems-share-barrington-students-perspective-on-pandemic,81230?
Virtual Field Day/Week - June 8-12 During the week of June 8-12, the K-5 Barrington PE staff are inviting you to join us for our first K-5 Virtual Field Day. All the information can be found in your child’s PE Google Classroom. Students are encouraged to use this week (June 1-5)to select activities, gather materials and practice their events. This event is flexible to help get as many people involved as possible. Remember, this will be a K-5 event. Try to get your family involved and challenge them in as many events as possible. Record and share your success with your friends and teachers or have them join you on Zoom for a challenge. However you decide to join us, have a blast during our K-5 Virtual Field Day! The K-5 Barrington PE Staff
Click HERE to order your STAR. Our S.T.A.R (Staff Teacher Appreciation Recognition) certificate is the perfect end-of-year gift. This spring has been challenging for our Barrington Education Community. Let's recognize our teachers, administrators and staff for being the STARS that they are! Make a tax-deductible donation to Barrington Education Foundation, and we will send each of your honorees a beautiful S.T.A.R. certificate. (Min. of $10 per certificate.) Order forms are due by Friday, June 5th. BEF champions extraordinary educational opportunities in the Barrington public schools.
The Update for 5/29/2020 is available https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Hampden Meadows Elementary School PTO meeting tonight at 7 PM Please join us! Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82323720293?pwd=RW9Qd0dvQ1hxNSt6bktkaUUxcHhJZz09
HAMPDEN MEADOWS SCHOOL GRADE 3 VIRTUAL PARENT ORIENTATION PARENT Q&A Sessions Tuesday May 26, 2020 5:30-6:30 Grade 3 parents with last names beginning A-F Time: May 26, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86116818688?pwd=NmxaUjNsUUxKSC95K0g3WkpubFFLZz09 Meeting ID: 861 1681 8688 Password: McGee Tuesday May 26, 2020 6:30-7:30 Grade 3 parents with last names beginning G-N Time: May 26, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86116818688?pwd=NmxaUjNsUUxKSC95K0g3WkpubFFLZz09 Meeting ID: 861 1681 8688 Password: McGee Wednesday May 27, 2020 6:00-7:00 Grade 3 parents with last names beginning O-Z Time: May 27, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86484571933?pwd=STFpOElTQTVtN2JsMUFJdEdqd0JrQT09 Meeting ID: 864 8457 1933 Password: 9aRJ9y
HAMPDEN MEADOWS SCHOOL THIRD GRADE ORIENTATION REMINDERS PARENT Q&A Sessions Tuesday May 26, 2020 5:30-6:30 Grade 3 parents with last names beginning A-F Tuesday May 26, 2020 6:30-7:30 Grade 3 parents with last names beginning G-N Wednesday May 27, 2020 6:00-7:00 Grade 3 parents with last names beginning O-Z GRADE THREE PARENT ORIENTATION SLIDESHOW Did you remember to watch the HMS Third grade orientation prior to the Question and answer session? If not, please do so by clicking here. GRADE THREE PARENT FORM FOR QUESTIONS Click here to submit your questions for the question and answer session tonight and tomorrow night!
Happy Memorial Day to all of our Veterans from the talented @bhs_ri choral students https://youtu.be/HgauwQiJa4E
The BPS Daily Update for 5/18/2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Special Events for The Graduating Class of 2020 May 15 & 16: Facebook & Instagram May 15th, Celebration with Oprah #graduation2020: May 16. XQ Event with President Obama - https://graduatetogether2020.com/
The Livestream Event for the Video Ceremony for the BHS Class of 2020 will be June 7th at 2 PM. See corrected letter. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YVe4fZGcF9BokFDWdk7mTmf6h8ADIgYrpnIG5f7mcq0/edit?usp=sharing
A BPS Special Daily Update Regarding Graduation is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools.
A special daily update for 5/13/2020 regarding graduation 2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Daily Update for 5/11/2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
May 10, 2020 Dear HMS Students and Families, We hope you are all well. As you know, schools in Rhode Island will be closed until June 18 with distance learning continuing until the end of the school year. To continue ELA instruction, we need to provide our fourth grade students with the text Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges . Over the next few days, beginning on Monday, May 11th, district bus drivers will drop books off at each of your homes to support our ELA program. Please note the precautions taken in preparing the books for your children: Preparation: Books have been stored at HMS for nearly 6 weeks without any human contact. Mr. Sangiuliano collected the books practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, washing his hands, and wearing gloves before handling them. Books were placed into new gallon sealable bags using the same practices by Mrs. Dwyer and Mrs. Levesque. They then placed labels on each bag with the student's name and address. Delivery: District bus drivers who will deliver the books will collect the books from HMS, where they practiced social distancing and wore masks and gloves. District bus drivers will drop the book(s) in their bags at the student's doorstep based on the address printed on the label (from aspen). Received: When receiving your book(s), please do not greet the district bus drivers. It is essential to continue to practice social distancing. Do not handle the bag right away. When you do handle the bag, dispose of the bag right away. Spray/wipe books with a chemical known to kill COVID-19. After you have thrown the bag away and sprayed/wiped the book, wash your hands with soap/water for at least 20 seconds. Below are additional resources/information on what to do when you receive a package: Washing Hands CDC I want to thank the many people for making this book distribution happen in these extraordinary times. Thank you, Mr. Messore and Dr. Dillon, for granting us permission to prepare and deliver the books. Thank you, Hampden Meadows teachers, for working together to provide our students with instruction that is as close as possible to being in school. Thank you, Mrs. Dwyer and Mrs. Levesque, for checking the books out to all of the students and placing them in their bags with care. Thank you, Mrs.Resendes, for preparing the maps/routes for our district drivers and coordinating the delivery. Lastly, thank you, district drivers, who deliver the books to our students. Sincerely, Tracey A. McGee, Principal
The BPS Daily Update for 5/5/2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Daily Update for 5/4/2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from your Admin Team! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qmEeZlPSOVPpa8P3Qkpv8wzikQTTBbFfYGTw94H3_xc/present?usp=sharing #bpsriTeachersExcel!
The BPS Daily Update for 5/1/2020 is now available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Daily update for 4/24/2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
HMS DISTANCE LEARNING Family Book Club May 12, 2020 @ 2:00 New Kid is a 2019 graphic novel by Jerry Craft. The novel tells the story of Jordan Banks who experiences culture shock when he enrolls at a private school. The book was well received and won the 2020 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award. It was the first graphic novel to be awarded the Newbery Medal New Kid Jerry Craft You are invited to attend a family book club meeting! This is a great opportunity for you and your child to be exposed to literature and open a wonderful dialogue. Even if you are unable to attend the meeting, sharing a book is a great way to connect with your child. What you need to know: You are responsible for securing a copy of the book WE REALIZE GETTING A COPY OF THE BOOK MIGHT BE A CHALLENGE. IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE PLEASE CONTACT MISS MACLAUGHLIN AND SHE CAN HELP YOU The purpose of this club is to have a shared experience with your child This could mean reading the book with or to your child, or individually. Either way the most important aspect is the discussion that it will generate. Both the adult and child are expected to read the book, attend, and participate equally during the meeting, remember this is a shared experience. The adult can be a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, anyone! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you are planning on attending the Hampden Meadows Family Book Club meeting on Tuesday, May 12th @ 2:00, please fill out this form: Family Book Club Registration Form
@BHS_RI Students, Mark Sapolsky and Will Burbine, recognized on WLNE ABC6 for their message of hope https://cdn.field59.com/WLNE/1587671964-585773db47086f23b75254f50076e247c93db384_fl9-720p.mp4
The BPS Daily Update is available for 4/23/2020 at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Daily Update for 4/21/2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Daily Update for 4/16/2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
April 15 at 6:30 PM Free Virtual Showing of “Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER” The Kent&South County Prevention Coalitions partnered to offer a free virtual viewing Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience. To RSVP go to https://www.bigmarker.com/screenagers-starhouse/SCREENAGERS-NC-RISAS
The Rhode Island Department of Education and Pure Edge are offering a series of Health and Wellness Opportunities for Families. To Learn More click https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WuMcOT_NoQexx-ZkYObaLg4qW5J1fPCe/view?usp=sharing
The BPS Update is available for 4.8.2020 at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Daily Update is available for 4/3/2020 at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Daily Update for April 1, 2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Check our webpages for very important information daily!
Here is our PAWSitively PURRfect folder for all your pet pictures. Mine are in here labeled with their name and my name! Add yours please! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CCVhODiQ4IJ7pLTpELqoOLnVan2du4sn.
The BPS Daily Update for 3/30/2020 is available for at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Happy Monday HMS! Each day you will have a little fun with me! Today, look for a link to share your pet pictures in your parents email! Let’s make a slideshow or movie out of who we share our time with! ❤️! Also, make a telephone call to your grandparent(s) or an aunt or uncle today! You make the call, not mom or dad! Tell them about your distance learning! UNTIL TOMORROW......
HMS Week 2 Distance Learning Dear Teachers, Parents and Students, It is with deep gratitude that I write to you all this morning. The support of all parents in our scurry to provide high-quality on-line distance teaching and learning has been undeniably one of our foundational cornerstones. The teachers worked through their unpredicted vacation week as a true professional learning community to learn new internet platforms, learn new and best practices for virtual learning that keeps children engaged and passionate. We experienced some potholes but we bypassed them with success. It is heartwarming to see how dedicated all the parents and teachers have been working night and day for the benefit of the children. I am blessed to be a part of a community that bonds together to support each other recognizing the importance of showing our children how to deal with productive struggle, perseverance, and passion for learning. While we may be physically separated, we are growing together in a very special way. I hope everyone had a healthy weekend, made family memories and got some sunshine in on Saturday! What did you do that was new, different and out of the ordinary? By weekday, I am an elementary school principal, by weekend, a fire pit builder and an interior painter! Definitely new and different for me! Last week, you all ROCKED it! Let's grab hold of this week and attack it with the vigor you did last week! Please feel free to contact me with any questions via email so I may be a support to you! Wash, wash, wash your hands! Tracey A. McGee Principal Hampden Meadows School
The BPS Daily Update for 3/26/2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Daily Update for 3/25/2020 is now available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Dear Families, Thank you for all your support during our transition today. There were a few potholes. The amazing emails and posts I have been seeing along with reports from teachers make me proud of how hard they have worked and proud of how you all support the teachers and your students. We've got this!
The BPS Daily Update is available for 3/24/2020 at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
The BPS Daily Update for 3/23/2020 is avaiable https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Today's BPS Daily Update for 3/20/2020 is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Today's BPS Daily Update is available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Important Daily Update Posted - Includes information regarding Distance Learning and Family Supports https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Daily District COVID-19 Update Available https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Daily District COVID-19 Update Available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Daily COVID-19 District Update available at https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Families, are you looking for interactive activities for you and your children? What about a virtual trip to some of the most amazing places in the world? Check out https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/virtual-field-trip-apps-and-websites or Google Virtual Field Trips
Important and Time Senstive Covid-19 Message. Please read https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Dear Families, Please check your email. A communication was just sent from the Elementary Principals.
After consulting w/ guidelines provided by the State concerning best practices around preventing the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing BMS Art's Alive play for Sat 3/14. Updates on dedicated page: https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Updates provided to School Districts today from Dr. Scott of RIDOH and the Rhode Island Department of Education posted on the Barrington Public Schools' Website 3/11/20. https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
March 11, 2020 1:00 PM Dear Families, After consulting with the most recent guidelines provided by the State concerning best practices around preventing the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing tonight's Girls' Puberty Night at Hampden Meadows, PTO Bingo night at Sowams, and Art's Night at Primrose. This evening, Barrington Public Schools will engage in a statewide conference call updating us on the best practices for PK-12 Schools in Rhode Island. After the conference call, we will send out a more formal communication about events occurring throughout our District over the next few weeks. If Barrington receives additional information during the conference call, we will share that with you as well on our dedicated page: https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools Sincerely, Michael Messore, III Superintendent Barrington Public Schools
Dear Families, After consulting with the most recent guidelines provided by the State concerning best practices around preventing the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing tonight's Girls' Puberty Night. This evening, Barrington Public Schools will engage in a statewide conference call updating us on the best practices for PK-12 Schools in Rhode Island. After the conference call, we will send out a more formal communication about events occurring throughout our District over the next few weeks. If Barrington receives additional information during the conference call, we will share that with you as well on our dedicated page: https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools Sincerely, Michael Messore, III Superintendent Barrington Public Schools
GIRLS NIGHT INFO- We understand that there are concerns about COVID-19. At this time, the RIDOH is recommending that people practice caution when meeting in groups—that they do not attend if sick—and that they avoid shaking hands or hugging. They have not yet recommended cancelling events. In light of that, we plan to hold the Girls Puberty Night this Wednesday, March 11, from 6:15-7:30. If you or your child feels ill, we ask that you please stay home. If you are uncomfortable attending a public event due to other factors, you are encouraged to check out The Care and Keeping if You, Volume 1, and attend next year when Dr. Douglas returns for her 9th Puberty Night! If there are updates to the RIDOH recommendations, we will notify you ASAP—so please check our website before coming out Wednesday night.
Nominate a K-12 Educator for the Wilson Civic Merit Award! Click below for more info: http://www.lwvri.org/WilsonCivicMeritAwards.html
Covid-19 update courtesy of the Providence Journal Bulletin https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200309/raimondo-declares-state-of-emergency-in-ri-over-coronavirus?template=ampart&__twitter_impression=true
Hampden Meadows Families- Please take SURVEYWORKS! Your opinions in this survey help us to be a better school! https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride Code 01105family
Girls Night (Growing up) for 4th and 5th grade with Dr. Megan Douglas is Wednesday, MARCH 11 at 6:15pm.
The next Student Council meeting is on 3/25/2020 after school.
Any children who want to participate in the CML meet #5, should complete this entry form by March 10, 2020. Please see attached links. Grade 5 Grade 4
Governor Raimondo and Rhode Island Department of Health to hold a press conference at 10:30 am on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Covid-19. https://turnto10.com/news/local/ridoh-raimondo-to-provide-coronavirus-update
Tough Tiger Meeting March 10@ 7 PM on the second floor of the Public Library
Dear Hampden Meadows Families, The SurveyWorks Stakeholder Survey Initiative is an effort to gather the information that will help improve the quality of schools across Rhode Island. The surveys capture and assess information that helps educators understand and act upon what students, teachers, support professionals, administrators, and parents say about the climate, culture, and learning environments in their schools. The window to take the survey is open now.This is the link to the survey. https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride As a parent at HMS, please complete this survey using the family code:01105family
BPS COVID-19 Ongoing Update. https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/198359?org=barrington-schools
Message from HMS... bus 7 is running about 20 minutes late this morning
HMS- Remember to join us tonight for our PTO MEETING! Our social emotional learning curriculum (RULER) will be shared. SEE YOU AT 7! Babysitting provided.
HMS Spring Enrichment 2020 Online Registration Opens Monday, February 24th @ 8:00AM https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LI97FF-lrSP8Sd4RpnQBkPntMz8QhH0sbA7LM1qiXMQ
HMS Boys Night begins at 6:15 in the cafeteria. This is an event for grade 5 boys and is not a drop off event.
Substitutes welcome to apply. Did you know that Barrington Public Schools increased ay to day substitute rate from $70 per day to $90 per day? Qualified individuals with a Bachelor's Degree or RI Teacher Certification are invited to complete an application http://bit.ly/2OKZO7R
HMS- Due to our presenters illness, the “Girl’s Night” this evening will need to be rescheduled.
Just a reminder that the last week of enrichment classes are being held today and tomorrow! Please make sure your child knows how they are getting home.
HMS- Just a reminder that enrichment classes are being held today and tomorrow ! Please make sure your child knows how they are getting home.
HMS Boys’ and Girls’ Nights 2020 Parents are encouraged to attend as it is an excellent conversation opener, and open communication through the “puberty years” is essential. Please note, this is not a drop-off event. Boys’ Night: Wednesday, February 12th, from 6:30-8 pm in the HMS Auditorium. The presentation will be given by Thomas Crain, MD, a cardiologist at Lifespan and father of 4 boys. The discussion is designed for 5th grade boys only. Girls’ Night: Monday, February 10th, from 6:30-8 pm in the HMS Auditorium. The presentation will be given by Megan Douglas, MD, a Med-Peds primary care physician in Rehoboth and mother of 3.
Hampden Meadows School just completed a successful lockdown drill. Many thanks to our local Police Department and Superintendent for their assistance. Students and staff of this school are to be commended for their compliance.
Just a reminder that enrichment classes are being held tomorrow and Thursday! Please make sure your child knows how they are getting home.
Barrington High School 2020 Scholastic Art Awards have been revealed. View presentation to see the outstanding talent of of BHS students! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kmyoUo6qoHhRRaNibNMM4WwXHWv42UfVMhcY5jnBHAs/edit?usp=sharing #BHSEagles
Please read this important message from our nurses! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w1ChWiAU2Hx3hFm53huzMy1cCFm1LI0mK1D8GAVsuN4/edit?usp=sharing
East Bay Lacrosse offers girls and boys programs for players in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration for East Bay Lacrosse will close on Friday, February 15th. If you would like to learn more or to register, please visit www.eastbaylax.org. PRICING: Grades 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8: $185 Early Bird rate (until January 16th), $235 regular registration rate. Ladysharks & Landsharks (Kindergarten and older PreK): $85.
HMS - Just a reminder that enrichment classes are being held tomorrow and Thursday. Knitting students- don’t forget to bring your materials in for class tomorrow!
HMS families- a new bus had arrived and bus 12 students are on their way!
HMS families: Bus 12 is stopped at Sowams and waiting for a mechanic. Updates to follow.
HMS- Please not that there are NO ENRICHMENT classes after school today.
HMS: The yearbook meeting scheduled for tomorrow 12/19/19 has been cancelled.
From HMS! Schools in Barrington are closed today! Stay warm inside!
From HMS! With the two hour delay, HMS will begin at 9:45 and the doors will be open at 9:25 for drop off. Drive safely.
The CML math meet is Wednesday. Did your child submit the entry form? It's due 12/10 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xj85wvcE07eg_1o85Y2VxzpRMbN3gQ4lndWP6fm1ya8/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a0Vis9RdmLQ5hQFE8gMLaFFSlZJD5OU2zBw08YCL818/edit?usp=sharing
Bus 13 is running late
After yesterday's late bus run for the enrichment program, we have contacted the busing company and have put systems into place to have a more efficient afternoon run. The process also includes a better communication stream if there ever were a delay again in this late bus.
ATTENTION ENRICHMENT LATE BUS RIDERS! Hampden Meadows School ENRICHMENT LATE BUS SCHEDULE LINK: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14bgvAktY-xOdxn2zCYp1vS3ofUCQkfaSH7ofmAioYt4/edit?usp=sharing
There is a two hour delay today. School will begin at 9:55 at Nayatt.
There is a two hour delay today. HMS will begin at 9:45 AM.
Parents & students, especially those at BHS & BMS, are invited to a very informative meeting on how XQ will help us achieve the BHS Vision of a Graduate on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00PM in the BHS Library https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wi1A8brRPf5WG6uYP7WpxwEXMH7RqoVt/view
MESSAGE FOR PARENTS ABOUT WHOOO’s READING We just added a fun new incentive! If your child has not participated yet it is not too late! Email us at HMSwhooosreading@gmail.com for your child’s login information. Donations to the school can also be made here: https://fund.whooosreading.org/school_orgs/hampden-meadows-597?open_public_donation=true
Important info from the PTO!
TIME SENSITIVE-Winter Enrichment registration information! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fTpsZPdixa_SgyDDFLBkPZZEWLgMH0ijvHX0ThdpdxU/edit?usp=sharing
Please access this link to the most recent newsletter from Hampden Meadows. Have a wonderful weekend! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BkwCAOAjJ42iZ-Scd3Zt2rAYZhqQlZI2UtT6IeXPVtA/edit?usp=sharing
Don’t forget coats, hats, mittens and scarves in case we have recess. Always be prepared!
HMS families, we are 50% of the way to reaching our fundraising goal in the Whooo's Reading Program! Way to go! We have just 16 days left, I know we can reach our goal of 400,000 minutes and $20,000! Our students have been busy reading up a storm. Thank you so much to those of you who have already donated to the fundraiser. If you have not yet sponsored your child, there is still time to do so, our fundraiser comes to an end November 26th! Remember all students who get one sponsor between 11/8 and 11/11 will be entered into a raffle to win Barrington Books gift cards. Also the class with the most overall participation (read, responding and raising) this weekend will win an extra recess! It is never to late to sign up, your child can log in and start reading at any point through November 26th! Questions? HMSwhooosreading@gmail.com
Barrington Public Schools is looking for Crossing Guards to add to our staff of dedicated and caring professionals. If interested, contact Human Resources at 401-245-5000 or email email@example.com
The annual HMS Whooo’s Reading event is under way! Students have already logged 11,000 minutes! Friday, all students with 3 or more sponsors by 10/31, will be entered in a raffle to win Principal for a Day! Questions can be emailed to HMSwhooosreading@gmail.com
Due to the prospect of inclement weather tomorrow, HMS Bike and Walk to School Day has been postponed to Friday October 17th.
Reminder: HMS Open House is tonight! Grade 4 @5:30 grade 5 @6:30- due to space, please only adults
HMS Open House Reminder: Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, Wednesday October 2, 2019 Grade 4- 5:30-6:15 Fifth Grade 6:30-7:15. Adults only please due to space concerns.
Interested in working for @bps_ri? We are hiring a long term special education substitute and a special education intern. Interns receive a benefits package. Both positions required Rhode Island Special Education Certification. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 401-245-5000
All PTO event dates have been entered onto the webpage in EVENTS. Please be sure to mark your calendars! https://www.hampdenmeadows.org/o/hampden-meadows/events
Here’s the link for the ARTS ALIVE Shrek registration! https://artsalivebarrington.org/hampden-meadows-school/
Sign up! for PTOFFICE for HMS! It allows you access to multiple opportunities! I will also give you the option to join the PTO too! https://tools.ptoffice.com/reg/R_HMP0E3 The password is HMS2019
Barrington Youth Basketball 🏀 Dear Parents, Barrington Youth Basketball will be holding tryouts for travel basketball for grades 3-8 beginning this Saturday and next week for the winter season. BYBA supports teaching leadership and basketball skills through fun, teaching, and healthy competition. Players in the 3rd-5th grades play with modified rules designed to enhance the learning of the game and players can expect lots of practice and even playing time. And we’ll field as many teams as we have players and coaches. If you like to learn more, please visit our website for more information at: www.bybahoops.com or reach out to email@example.com
5th grade band Instrument pick up will be Monday evening 6-7. The schedule will be released next week and lessons will begin the week of September 23rd.
Click here for AM and PM drop off and pick up procedures- this has been cross posted for your information. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dbgK8dmpUFKIaWYlTppDxBIrXmbvFsD92YfxjHr_TTI/edit?usp=sharing
Dismissal procedures have been posted to the webpage, Facebook, Twitter and an email has been sent. Please review!
@PawSox posted "We can’t wait to honor the Barrington Little Leaguers tomorrow (8.31.19)! Half the proceeds of every ticket sold through this link will go directly back to Barrington Little League, so help us spread the word!" 🎟 https://bit.ly/2ZoQQoa @RI_Barrington @bps_ri
Click to watch the @bms_ri 18 Months of Construction and Demolition from start to finish in under 60 Seconds! https://www.barringtonschools.org/o/barrington-schools/page/bms-construction-time-lapse-video
Barrington Little League Moves to World Series!!! https://www.wpri.com/news/barrington-little-league-wins-new-england-regional-now-heads-to-little-league-world-series-in-williamsport-pa/
Demolition has begun at Barrington Middle School! Watch it live by clicking here: https://www.senserasystems.com/public/project/BarringtonMS
Please see a link to this week's BMS Building Project Blog: Week of July 28, 2019. https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/122347?org=middle-school Have a great week!
Dear families, Due to the weather, today's End of Year Celebration for fifth grade will take place indoors. Please review the timelines for your child's class. While not the ideal situation, we will still celebrate the great strides of our students with pride! 1:00-1:45 Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Faria, Mr. Cassarino, Mrs. Burke, Miss Killian 2:00-2:45 Mr. Tedino, Whittaker, Miss Reilly, Mrs. Cabral, Mrs. Toman Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Tracey McGee
Today is the last day to donate and log for our fundraiser: WHOOO'S READING! Look at our stats here and donate too! https://fund.whooosreading.org/school_o…/hampden-meadows-412
Nachiket P. has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Rhode Island State Competition. The contest will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019.