Back to School
We are very excited to welcome all of our students - new and returning - to BMS!
What does my child need to begin the 2018-2019 school year?
Preschool- Backpacks are optional (please label with child's name).
Kindergarten- Backpack (regular size), 5x8" Pencil Box (Dollar Tree & Walmart usually carry this size. No zipper pouches, please.), Rest Mat (full day students), Tissues (3-box pack), Clorox Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Change of clothing in gallon, zip-top bag (Please send long pants, short sleeve shirt, underwear, & socks. These items are appropriate for all seasons & can be kept at school throughout the year.)
1st Grade- Box of Pencils (pencil boxes are not necessary), 3 Boxes of Tissues
2nd Grade-Box of Pencils (pencil boxes are not necessary), 3 Boxes of Tissues, yellow 2 pocket folder
3rd Grade-Pencils, Pencil Box, Erasers, one subject notebook for an assignment book, Tissues & Clorox Wipes
4th Grade-Assignment Book, Ruler, Homework Folder, Pencil Bag/Box (1), Colored Pencils, Tissues, Clorox Wipes & hand sanitizer, three ring binder
5th Grade- Assignment Book, Pack of Notecards (100-3x5), Tissues & Anti-bacterial Wipes, Hand sanitizer
Middle School- Middle School students need a basic calculator for math, and basic school supplies such as Pencils, Erasers, Paper, a Pocket Folder (1 for each class), notebook, book covers, hand sanitizer and tissues for their homeroom. They also need a Bible (preferably NIV).
9th Grade- Assignment book
If there are no specific items listed here for your child's grade, please send them to school with the basic school supplies: backpack, pencils and some paper. Supplies such as markers, crayons, & glue will be provided for your child. Most teachers also appreciate if you would contribute a box of tissues for your child's classroom.
Additional Important Information:
-Student Handbooks will be available to pick up on August 24 during Back-to-School Night in the gym.
-Health History Form and Permission to Give Medications Form Please complete these forms found in the mailing packet parents received at the beginning of August and return them to the school office. If you need additional copies they will be available at Back to School Night.
-If there are any changes to your child's health or allergies, please notify the school office prior to the start of school.
-Physical & Dental Forms Students going into Grades 6 & 11 need an updated physical form and students going into Grades 3 & 7 need an updated dental form. Forms are available in the office. All physicals, dentals, and immunizations should be turned into the school office prior to the start of school. Proof of immunizations is required under Pennsylvania law and must be provided to the school prior to the start of school.
-Calendar of Events A school calendar of events was included in the summer mailing. All of our major school dates, programs, etc. are included in this calendar.
-Attention 5th grade parents We will be heading to Black Rock Retreat October 17-19, 2018. Additional information regarding the field trip will be provided later. You can email Miss Hartzler at email@example.com or call the school at (717) 935-2184 with any questions.
-Kindergarten Bussing Parents who have students enrolled in Half-Day Kindergarten are responsible for providing bussing for their child.
-College in High School Partnership BMS continues to have the amazing opportunity to partner with Juniata College to provide dual enrollment/college credit courses to our students for the incredibly low cost of $200.00 per credit plus books. These courses will be taught on the Juniata College campus and students will need to provide their own transportation. BMS students who qualify for this program will be perunitted to leave school at 1:15 PM to travel to Juniata College to take a 2:00 PM or 2:30 PM course. Students may go to the Juniata College website for a complete listing of available courses. Please see Mrs. Hartzler to register for these classes.
-Online classes are also available with Liberty University. Please see Mrs. Hartzler for details.
-High School Electives There is a $20.00 fee for students enrolled in Mr. Farley's Foods class to assist with food expenses. Students should bring the $20 to the first class, payable to BMS. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Hartzler.
-Online Course Fee High School students who enroll in an online course will be charged the cost of the course. Online courses cost approximately $700 per course, per year. Invoices will be sent out by the Business Office when funding is distributed. Please see Mrs. Hartzler with any questions.
-Student Schedules Middle school and high school student schedules are in the process of being constructed and will be available for pick-up on Back-to-School Night. Please call Mrs. Hartzler, our school guidance counselor, if you have any questions about your schedule.
-Yearbooks!! 2017-18 yearbooks will be available for pick up on Back-to-School Night. There may be a few extra available for those who forgot to order on a "first come" basis. Don't miss your chance to order your 2018-19 yearbook at Back to School Night and get it for only $25!
-Instrumental Lessons fees will increase this year from $10/lesson to $12/lesson. Instrumental Lesson fees are invoiced at the end of each school quarter by the business office. You can sign your student up for lessons at Back to School Night.
-Music Notes from Mrs. Spicher Piano lessons are offered to students in grades K-12. Other instruments are offered in Grades 4-12. If your child is interested in taking instrumental lessons and you haven't already registered for the upcoming year, please make sure you stop to see me on Back-to-School night in the gymnasium. For more information, contact Mrs. Spicher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Note from Mrs. Young
As usual the summer is flying past and we are looking at the start of another school year. If you have been to BMS this summer you know that the elementary playground was relocated to insure safety for our students at recess. There will be a new canopy at the entrance to the elementary that will make it nice for drop offs and to pick up your child. There are many new things at the school including some new faces on the staff.
Here are just a few reminders for the school year.
• PA Department of Health requires all immunizations be on file and up to date by the start of 2018-2019 school year. Elementary and middle school students must have a note if they plan to stay after school or ride with someone other than their regular means of transportation,
• The school day begins at 8:00 AM and if a student arrives after that they must check in at the office. Elementary students need an adult to sign them in at the office.
• Please follow the dress code as defined in the student handbook.
• The school sale has been moved to an earlier date. (April 12-13)
• Teacher conferences are on November 8, 2018.
I am continually amazed at how God provides for the ministry here at BMS. Many times I get an email or a call on His provision just when we need it. Please continue to pray for this ministry and for God's presence to be very evident to all those who pass through our doors. I look forward to another year at BMS and for the opportunity to work with your son/daughter.
In Christ's love,
Mrs. Glenna Young
"Be joyful always, pray continually give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thessalonians 5:16-18