Welcome to BBMS BONNIE BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL HCPSS Vision: Every student is inspired to learn and empowered to excel. Mission: We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world. Build Relationships Be respectful, responsible, and ready Motivate, inspire, and empower Strive for excellence BONNIE BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL SIXTH GRADE TEAM CHER JONES – PRINCIPAL NAN BROWN – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL DAVID EBBIE – ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN DEBBIE GERMROTH – GUIDANCE COUNSELOR (LAST NAMES A - K) MEG SAVAGE – GUIDANCE COUNSELOR (LAST NAMES L - Z) TANYA JOHNSON – TEAM LEADER, MODULES TEACHER JOCELYN ANTHONY-WILLIAMS – ELA ASHLEY KRONZER – ELA AVI TURNER - ESOL HOLLY BYRON – MATH ELISSA SCHUYLER – MATH LAUREN ALTMAN – SCIENCE SHELLEY HEINZ – SCIENCE STEPHEN BOONE – SOCIAL STUDIES TODD GARNER – SOCIAL STUDIES ROBIN BREGMAN – SPECIAL EDUCATION DAWN WRENN – SPECIAL EDUCATION KIM BRISCOE – PARA-EDUCATOR BRITTANY GEELHAAR – PARA- EDUCATOR PTA Membership Direct Donations Committees Monday – Thursday week 1 Shark Talk • A BBMS “Advisory” Program - 1x/month 30 min. lesson – all students - Topics include Anti-bullying and PBIS - Other lessons based on need - Coordinated by School Counselors • Supports HCPSS goals • Lesson information will be on BBMS Student Services wiki each month Homeroom 3 R’s: Respect, Readiness, and Responsibility Shark BucksStudents will have the opportunity to earn Shark Bucks 2 or 3 times a week on a school-wide basis. At these times, a desired behavior will be announced and all students in the class exhibiting that behavior will earn a Shark Buck. The Shark Bucks will be color-coded by quarter and expire (i.e. must be spent) by the end of each quarter. Shark Shop Quarterly Fun Days Raffles Breakfast $2.00 and Lunch $3.25 milk - $.50 Week 1 - lockers & buses 15 minutes early at stop riding assigned bus Teacher Wiki and websites Aspen BBMS website: bbms.hcpss.org BBMS twitter: Follow us @hcpss_bbms Back to School Night Wednesday, September 10th from 6:00 – 8:30PM ODE wiki: https://bbmsoutdoored.wikispaces.hcpss.org/ ODE is from Oct. 20-24 Agenda Steps to modify your HCPSS News account 1) From BBMS home page click subscribe on bottom right corner of web page. 2) Click account management or to create account, click subscribe 3) Enter the email address associated with your account. 4) Click Change your subscription info. & follow steps. New Math website http://hcpssfamilymath.weebly.com/ Personal Property Outdoor Education Outdoor Education When/Where is Outdoor Education? - Bonnie Branch will be using the facilities of NorthBay in North East, MD. 11 Horseshoe Point Lane North East, MD 21901 (phone) 443-967-0500/(fax) 443-967-0501 www.northbayadventure.com - Departure: Monday, October 20, 2014 around 9:00 AM - Return: Friday, October 24, 2014 around 1:45 PM Outdoor Education How much does Outdoor Education cost? - Student Cost: $255 - Parent Cost: Free $255 cover the cost of: - use of NorthBay facilities (5 days/4 nights and includes meals) - transportation to and from NorthBay - commerative Outdoor Education t-shirt Is there financial assistance to help pay for Outdoor Education? - Joe Corbi’s Fundraiser can assist with the reduction of the student fee - Partial student scholarships are available for families that need assistance. Please contact Nan Brown, Assistant Principal. Important Parent Information How to Receive Emergency/School Closing and Delay Information The HCPSS uses the methods listed below to announce school closings and delays. (This list is also provided in the 2013-2014 Student/Parent Handbook, page 38.) www.hcpss.org The school system’s website is the first and most complete source of information on school closings and delays. HCPSS News email and text message alerts Register at www.hcpssnews.com. Parents who subscribe to this free service can also opt to get news from their child’s school, and will receive the school system’s Weekly News, which provides valuable information on school activities and HCPSS-related information. For step-by-step instructions on signing up, go towww.hcpss.org/news/newsletter/subscribe.shtml. Important Parent Information How to Receive Emergency/School Closing and Delay Information HCPSS TV - Cable TV Comcast 95/Verizon 42 NotifyMeHoward Register at https://notifyme.howardcountymd.gov and choose to receive news from the HCPSS. Local media: WBAL-TV – Channel 11 WRC-TV – Channel 4 WBAL-AM – 1090 Regional Emergency Broadcast Alert System WTOP-FM – 103.5 Regional Emergency Broadcast Alert System HCPSS Information Hotline 410-313-6666 Twitter – @hcpss Important Up-coming Events Date Activity August 25 ODE Packet & Joe Corbi’s will go home August 27 ODE Information Meeting at BBMS from 6-7 PM September 5 Joe Corbi’s orders and Parent Chaperone forms are due September 9 Five Guys fundraiser at the Columbia, MD location. 5:30 – 9:30 PM September 10 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 6:00 – 8:30 PM September 15 – 19 Collection of ODE forms and money. Selection of cabins!!!