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PTA News and Announcements


We are excited to begin the new school year.

Upcoming Dates

November 14

7th Grade Department of Human Services Food/Money Drive

November 14

Vaping: Why are Kids Doing It, 7pm, BMS

November 16

6th Grade Show, Lion Kid Kids, 5:30pm, BMS auditorium

November 21-25

No School,

Thanksgiving Recess

November 28

Internet Safety Presentation, 7pm, BMS

Attention 6th Grade Families: Kindness Can...Drive

November 1 - November 16

We're in the midst of it: our combined CMS/BMS 6th Grade Kindness Can…Drive, raising awareness and food donations for Westport's Gillespie Center food pantry, is off to a great start and will continue through the end of next week. The drive's goal this year is to collect more than 6,000 food items to exceed the number collected by BMS last year for our local families in need. Students will find collections boxes near their Pods, or parents can use the Amazon Wish List Link. The Gillespie Center's requested food items are attached as a PDF. We hope every 6th grader will contribute during this period to make this a success.

We thank you in advance for any donations that your family can make. Please join to help fight hunger as a community and make this a good holiday season and beyond for all our local families.

Contact Abby Tolan or Stacie Shamie

Attention 7th Grade Families: Thanksgiving Food/Cash Drive for Department of Human Services

One day only: Wednesday, November 14

The annual giving celebration will continue this fall! This year, the Pioneers and Patriots will be collecting non-perishable food items and money in the form of a CHECK made payable to DHS Family Programs. BUT FOR ONE DAY ONLY! Donations will be collected on Wednesday, November 14 at the main entrance of the BMS building. Donations are tax deductible and donors will receive a thank you letter and tax ID code upon receipt of a check and written request. In addition, attached is a list of suggestion food items. Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness!

--The Pioneer and Patriot Teachers

Attention 8th Grade Families: Coin Wars

Watch this space for details!

Coleytown Company's 6th Grade Show: Lion King Kids

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! Join the Circle of Life, and don't miss our 6th graders' Lion King Kids.

TFriday, November 16, 5:30pm, BMS auditoriumickets, $5, will be sold during CMS lunch wave (12:45-1:15) at both BMS and SHS, Wednesday - Friday, the week of the show, and also at the door on Friday, November 16 starting at 5:00pm. Hakuna Matata!

Come on and Listen to...42nd Street!

Coleytown Company is excited to announce our spring musical: 42nd Street – the ultimate classic musical comedy that has had multiple runs on Broadway!

Auditions are open to all grades (6, 7 & 8) and Tech Crew is open to 7th & 8th graders. Anyone interested applying for either one must attend a Mandatory Parent / Student Meeting in the auditorium at BMS on Tuesday November 13th at 6:30pm. Not sure if you want to give it a try? Come and hear what it’s all about! Performances will be Friday, March 29th at 7:00pm, Saturday, March 30th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm and Sunday, March 31st at 1:00pm in the BMS Auditorium.

Contact Tami Benanav for more information.

Vaping: Why Are So Many Kids Doing It?

November 14, 7:00pm, BMS

Liz Jorgensen of Insight Counseling/Newport Academy will discuss the myths & risks of e-cigarrettes. Why are so many teens drawn to vaping? The link between anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids. More information here, and registration here.

Internet Safety Presentation

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00pm, Staples High School

The Connecticut State and Westport Police Departments present: Internet Safety and Social Media Awareness, a presentation geared to all grade levels. Topics will include current social media trends and adolescent behavior online, your digital footprint, and resources for keeping you and your family safe. More information here.

Science Olympiad Team Fundraiser

Eat Thanksgiving pi(e) to benefit the CMS Science Olympiad team! Order delicious pies made by The Pantry (before FRIDAY!) and your order will be delivered to school for student pickup on November 20th. Apple, pumpkin, pecan, chocolate pecan and chocolate cream pie.
Checks made out to CMS Science Olympiad with the attached order forms may be dropped off in the office addressed to Mr. Grace.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Williams.

Thanks for supporting the team!


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