Our Mission is to prepare all students to reach their full potential as life-long learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community.

PTA News and Announcements

BMS LOGOWEAR with new designs! 
CLICK HERE to select clothing and accessory items for everyone in your family. The styles are fresh, fun, and a mix of "BMS" and "06880" designs. They also feature both BMS and CMS colors! (P.S. Pro tip: Click on each item to see it up close. They are all "named" BMS, but the designs are varied!) Order by December 4th to ensure holiday delivery; ASF will email you when your items are ready for pick up. Questions? Contact Kerri Sorensen or Jodi Harris.

REFLECTIONS CONTEST
Reflections is the PTA’s cornerstone arts program that offers students the opportunity to be recognized on the local, state, and national level for their unique artistic interpretation of each year’s winning student created theme. This year’s winning theme is “Look Within”. The Reflections Program challenges students to reflect upon, interpret, and bring this theme to life through six categories of artistic expression:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. For more information and entry forms: https://www.ctpta.org/reflections-program. Submissions or questions should be emailed to Reflection Co-Chairs: Joan Gillman and Nick Sadler at joanhogangillman@gmail.com and sadler.nj@gmail.com.  Or, they may be placed in file box in the BMS main office. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 6th 2020!

2019-2020 MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK NOW ON SALE!
We are combining the BMS/CMS yearbooks to create a middle school yearbook that will be even bigger and better than ever! This all-grade yearbook includes individual portraits of every student as well as photos of homerooms, clubs, concerts, plays, spirit days and more! Preorder online at www.coffeepond.com and take advantage of the early bird discounted price of $35. Click on “Yearbook”, then “Yearbook orders”, then enter the password: bmscms2020. Questions? Please contact Jen Dennison

JOIN THE BMS ECO-SQUAD!
The goal of this club is to reduce BMS’s carbon footprint. The BMS Eco Squad will employ a variety of approaches to raise awareness and activate our school community. The students and advisers will plan and maintain recycling centers in the BMS cafeteria for plastics, paper and food composting. The club will investigate the waste/recycle stream to make sure BMS students and staff are properly handling, sorting and redirecting waste to the proper channels. This club's hope it to begin composting during lunch by the end of the school year.

Any parents wishing to get involved with the club can reach out to Linda Kangro lkangro@westportps.org or Jessica Rabine jrabine@westportps.org

SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS
Connect with other SpEd parents, ask questions and learn about community events & accommodative classes. No need to RSVP.
-Evenings Sip ’n Chat @ Westport Library, Room 210 December 4, February 26, April 29
-Morning Sip 'n Chats @ Westport Library, Room 210, 9:30-10:30am November 20th & December 18th. To receive information about upcoming SpEd related activities and events, email westportspedpta@gmail.com

BMS COMMUNICTIONS GUIDE
Need to speak to someone at school and not sure who? 2019-20 BMS Communications Guide.

OPEN TEAM MEETINGS
The Open Team Meetings held at BMS are opportunities for parents/guardians to come into school during the day to attend presentations by the team teachers. See the schedule here. 2019-20 Open Team Meeting Schedule

BMS AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
Is your child looking to find some great after school activities? BMS Club Directory 2019-20

BEDFORD THEATRE COMPANY
BMS Thespians have quite a year ahead! If you are interested in participating in this group go to: www.BedfordTheaterCompany.com

JOIN THE BMS PTA

By joining the BMS PTA you will enhance our children’s school experience, support our teachers and staff, & make our community stronger. Join and get access to the school directory. Sign up for the PTA HERE. Questions? Contact membership/directory chairs Stacy Lessing/Kim Phillips BMS_PTA_Membership@westportps.org