Mark Your Calendar
Dec. 2-4 6th Grade Chicago Trip
Dec. 6 PAC Kick-off Meeting, 6:30 to 7:30, Commons, All Welcome!
Dec. 10-11 Lower Elementary Service Project Fundraising Sale
Dec. 11 Board Meeting, 6 pm–All Welcome!
Dec. 15 Remember to Give–To BMS and other fabulous non-profits!
Additional Important Items
Dec. 15 January Lunch and Aftercare Sign-ups Open
Dec. 19 Sycamore Holiday Program, 7 pm
Dec. 20 3rd Thursday Coffee Chat, 8:30 to 9:15, Main Office
Dec. 21 NO SCHOOL, Winter Break Begins—Happy Holidays!
Parent Advisory Committee Kick-Off Meeting
Come join the fun at the PAC! The PAC, of which you are a member, helps with many of the activities around school, from Fall Festival to Spring Fling and our community service projects. On December 6, at 6:30, we will discuss ideas for this year’s community outreach project as well as opportunities to help with our Spring Gala. Stay tuned for more info from the PAC.
Sycamore Shakespeare Play—New Time!
The Sycamore class production of Tempest will now be at 4 pm instead of 2 pm on February 17, at the library downtown. We encourage you all to attend—it will be great!
New regular feature—From the BMS Kitchen
In December we will begin a new regular series of short articles from the BMS Kitchen. Stay tuned!
AMS Accreditation Update
BMS has been working steadily toward Full Accreditation from the American Montessori Society. This process has involved a great deal of work on the part of the faculty, Director of Montessori Programs, Board members and other staff, and we are excited to announce that BMS has completed Step 9 of this process, with the final step being full accreditation. Congratulations to all who have worked so hard!
We are planning to undertake the final stage in the process next year, which will involve site visits from AMS accreditors as well as lots and lots of forms. Watch this newsletter for updates.