From the Principal
PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL UPDATE and FIRST MEETING RECAP
One of the goals for this school year at BMS is to increase parental involvement in various aspects of the school community and planning. I am seeking parental input and will be creating a parent advisory council that will have the opportunity to get started this school year and add valuable input as the school year comes to an end with the intent to have a vocal role during the next school year. The first meeting was held on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 5:00pm and the next meeting will be held on May 9th at 5:00pm.
During the first meeting, data was shared with attendees that tracked parent feedback from the Spring 2015 and Spring 2016. Please access the data by clicking on the links below. Other topics that were discussed were budgetary impact of the State of CT funding, the importance of homework, the role of the Nature’s Classroom overnight trip, desire to have 8th grade trip be a several night trip to Washington D.C., the increase in technology access for students, importance of Google Applications knowledge, school safety review, recent donations, and importance of parent involvement.
Canterbury Education Foundation Gets a Boost From Donation (January 12, 2017)
Article from the Courant Community: Killingly that highlights a recent donation to the Baldwin Middle School Library from the Petruniw family.
INVITATION TO JOIN THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
One of the goals for this school year at BMS is to increase parental involvement in various aspects of the school community and planning. I am seeking parental input and will be creating a parent advisory council that will have the opportunity to get started this school year and add valuable input as the school year comes to an end with the intent to have a vocal role during the next school year. The first meeting will be Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 5:00pm. I look forward to seeing you there.
AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB COMES TO BALDWIN!!!
The Baldwin Middle School will be starting an after school homework club beginning February 8th. The after school program will be available to all students who are in need of completing homework assignments and is not intended to be a social time or a babysitting service. The sessions will take place in the library with a teacher present and access to computers will be available. The sessions will be from 3:30PM until 4:30PM with snacks included AND a late bus will be provided to those students participating. Parents will be able to pick up their child from the program OR use the late bus for transportation. It is imperative that parents communicate participation and transportation needs with the school so that proper planning can be performed. Please see the Permission to Participate portion below. The program will be held weekly on Wednesdays until further notified. The coordinator for this program is our school counselor, Mrs. Zuckerman. If you have any questions please contact her at the school or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midyear Letter to Parents from Mr. Earley
PowerSchool Parent Portal Information
Parents now have the ability to create an account and access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. In order to create an account, parents will need the user id and password provided with report cards on 12/9. Please use the PowerSchool Parent Portal Log In Guide for step by step instructions. Please email the school if you have any questions.
Mr. Ryan Earley
Main Office Staff
Mrs. Jill Smith- Main Office Secretary
Mrs. Sonya Vennero- Morning Attendance and Clerk
Mrs. Ruby Nelson- Afternoon Attendance and Clerk