Mark Your Calendar
April 22 Sycamore Latino Fest, 6:30 to 7:30, Commons
April 25 May Lunch/Aftercare Sign Ups Close
May 1 2nd Installment of May 2019-2020 tuition due
May 1 Unfulfilled Volunteer Hours Billed
May 1 Summer Camp Enrollment Opens to the Public
May 1 Walnut Class Play, 5:30 pm
May 2 Maple Class Play, 5:30 pm
May 3 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala, 7 to 10 pm, Deer Park Manor
Additional Important Items
May 7 Teacher Professional Day—NO SCHOOL
May 15 Spring Fling Spring Picnic and General Association Meeting, 5:30 pm
May 20 Third Grade Culmination ceremony, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
May 21 Sixth Grade Graduation, 7:00 pm
May 22 Last Day of School for Students
August 7 First Day of School for Students
Used Children’s Clothing and Bake Sale
Thank you all who donated and bought items in this year’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Fundraiser! Together we raised $1272, all of which will be distributed among teachers and staff at a special luncheon on May 7.
For those of you who missed the sale and would still like to contribute to the Teacher and Staff Appreciation Fundraiser, Haley Williams will have an envelope in the office to collect any additional funds.
Congratulations go to Asae Suzuki, winner of the Cheesecake Raffle!
Thank you to all our volunteers and to Nancy Adams for donating her time and talent in making the cheesecake for the raffle.
Please stay tuned for further ways to help during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, May 6–10!
And remember to pick up your containers in the office, if you left them behind.
BMS Community Volunteer Project—Pantry 279
Pantry 279 was conceived by 10 Girl Scouts from troop 69-279 as their Silver Award Project. The girls wanted to build a food pantry to help their friends at school who were only getting food while at school due to family crisis. The pantry has grown faster than anyone has ever expected! This pantry currently serves over 800 families a month and continues to grow, and they are always in need of volunteers to help run the Pantry.
The Hickory and Walnut classrooms will be volunteering on Saturday May 18th, with other classrooms to volunteer on subsequent Saturdays. Stay tuned for more details.
Please note: even though this is AFTER May 1st, your planned volunteer hours will count for your yearly total as long as you log them! In addition, your children’s volunteer hours count towards your 10 hours as well. This is a great chance to get involved in our community and get your volunteer hours at the same time.
Thank you in advance for contributing your time and food resources to helping address hunger in our community!
Photography Services Survey
Sadie Glass Photography has been providing the school with photography services for student and class photographs as well as staff photography. Please take a moment to fill out this survey and let Sadie know how she can continue to provide excellent photography services to our BMS community.
Thank you for your time! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XV79FMH
50th Anniversary Gala—May 3 at Deer Park
Thank you to all of you who have purchased tickets and made a donation to support staff tickets and the school! The event will be an exciting, enjoyable evening, and we look forward to celebrating with you.
As you prepare to attend, please note that the attire for the evening is dressy casual, that is, no jeans and no tuxedos/floor-length gowns. You may save these for Spring Fling. In addition, should you win an auction item, you will be able to pay by cash, check or credit card. Paying by cash or check will speed your check out process and save BMS the credit card fee, so bring along your check book if you can. Plenty of parking is available on the grounds at Deer Park.
See you at the gala!