BMMS is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. There is an amazing selection of books available and you will find the latest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. For more information, please visit the bookfair webite
Because of schedule changes made by Fayette County Board of Education, the school building will not open until 8:00 AM every day. If absolutely necessary, the gym will be open to students at 7:45 AM. You may drop your child off in front of the school at this time, but they must walk down to the gym in order to enter the building. If you drop your child off before 8:00 AM, there will be no faculty or staff to supervise students outside and the front doors of the building will be locked. If your must drop off you child early, please download the Early Drop Off Form from below, sign it and have your child drop it off at the front office.
Early Drop Off Form
All library books are due on or before May 11. Fines will double after May 11th! You can help fight cancer and be a good citizen all at the same time. Pay your overdue library fines anytime until May 18th, and the money will go to our Relay for Life.
The Fayette County School System and the Board of Education request your participation our 2012 District Needs Assessment as we revise our Strategic Plan. The continued success of the Fayette County Schools System is built on the collaboration of all school system stakeholders. As staff members, parents and community members, your perceptions, experiences, and support are essential to our success. Please take a few minutes to complete this needs assessment survey. Your responses and opinions are important to the district as we continue to prepare students for college, careers, and their future.
Mshawa Basic School is located about 7 kilometers from a village near the subboma, Chiparamba. There are 5 teachers at the school with about 560 students, 315 boys and 245 girls. In a class of about 50, the government only provides enough funds for approximately 20 books. Some students can buy books, but 140 of the students are considered vulnerable after losing either one or both parents. These students’ families struggle to afford food and uniforms; books are out of the question.
Let’s help these students by raising $$$ for books! Make a donation in the library at the Book Fair!
It is nearing the end of the year, and you will have limited time to grab up some the last of the 2011-2012 Bennett's Mill Spirit Wear. The sale will not run long - so make sure to pick up a form on the table in the front lobby and get yours today. There are, of course, limited sizes and colors available because we have to clear out all the remaining stock before ordering items for next year.
The money generated from the sale of BMMS Spirit Wear goes to fund the Bennett's Mill Parent Teacher Organization and programs that benefit all of BMMS students.
Purpose: You will develop the confidence you need on the court while perfecting your skills Learn the basic skills of volleyball passing, setting, and serving. Focus on power, precision and positivity. Engage in fun games and drills that will enhance your knowledge and fuel your love of the game.
Cost: $85 includes camp T-Shirt
When: June 11th – 14th, 9 am – 12 pm
Location: Bennett’s Mill Middle School Gym 210 Lester Road Fayetteville, GA 30215
Register through Community Schools at: Lafayette Education Center 205 Lafayette Avenue Fayetteville, GA 30214. Method of payment include: CASH, VISA or MasterCard. Checks are not accepted.
Phone:770-460-3990 ext. 470
Hello BMMS Broncos! This email is filled with important RELAY for LIFE info. Please read carefully. Thanks so much!
The 2012 Relay for Life event is Friday, May 18, 2012 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Our school team is registered online as BMMS Broncos. You may go online and join the team officially. Then you will receive the official Relay for Life Fayette County t-shirt. Be sure to register online if you are a survivor. Diana Caldwell and I are representing BMMS Broncos as team captains this year.
Here is an outline of the approved fundraisers for the BMMS Broncos.
Bronco Ice sales on Mondays have already pulled in over $800! Thanks Diana for her idea of selling Bronco Ice and for organizing all our staff helpers. Thanks to the staff members who have been helping at lunch.
EGGStraordinary Event: Contributions from the eggs totaled $342! We are still receiving eggs as of today!!! Sean, thanks for the idea and thanks to Ms. Caldwell for all the money collection and counting!
Hoofprints for HOPE tshirts are on sale NOW!!!! Preorder sales are extended through Friday, April 20th. T-shirts are $10 and available for ALL: students and families! WHAT A DEAL! Faculty can pay $20 to Bennett’s Mill Middle School for two (2) jeans days with the t-shirt on the Relay Spirit Days: Tuesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 17th! Of course, wear it to event on the 18th as well. We have raised about $400 so far with our sales. Let’s get everyone in the BMMS Broco Relay Spirit!
Luminary and torch sales begin on Thursday, April 19. You will find blank forms in your mailbox, in the front office, and on our website. After students view the video from morning announcements, help the students understand the importance of luminaries and torches to honor or to remember their loved ones. Encourage them to help give tribute their loved ones. Just simply complete the form and turn in check or money with the completed form to Mrs. Menke. The names of our BMMS family will be displayed on our Tribute Wall. Is BETA still willing to handle the Tribute Wall again this year? Let me know please. Thank you.
It’s back by popular demand: Legs for a Cure contest! What cowboy has the best hoof? We will be wrestling up a few BMMS cowboys. You will vote on your favorite leg and hoof! I wonder whose hoof will win? There is a special reward for our winner J Thanks cowboys for your participation in advance! More information will come soon!
Collection Canisters will be placed throughout the building to help collect anyone’s loose change or available paper billsJ Every bit helps! If anyone has some empty Pringles cans, please donate these as soon as you can to Mrs. Menke. Thank you.
Lunches outside Each class will have a designated day for students to eat in the coral: 6th grade is May 7; 7th grade is May 9; 8th grade is May 11. Students will pay a dollar, get a sticker, and be permitted to eat outside with their friends.
Ms. Caldwell will provide more information as time approaches.
Thermometer tracking will show total money collected and the goal is to raise more than in years past. Watch that thermometer rise! Thanks to Melissa Raymer who has created our thermometers! Encourage students to look for these in the café on the stage.
We plan to staff our booth at Falcon Field from the start, approximately 5:00 until midnight. The booth needs people to sell cookies as these are donated by my husband, so all money collected can be donated.
We need walkers on the track representing our school during our entire stay at the event. Walkers can consist of students, faculty, parents. We begin with a team lap, which is always good to have students to carry our banner. There will be sign ups in May. The students will actually need a permission slip signed and returned (more info to come). If you want to attend the sunrise service you will receive more information on this as well.
If you and a few other faculty members wish to help out in any of the above fundraisers, let either Diana or myself know. Thanks so much to Sean Bennett and Jim Uttley for helping with the education and advertising via big screen and video. Some of you are leaders of organizations here at the school. Is there any activity from above that your group would like to work on? Let us know please. In the past, organizations have helped with booth set up and tear down, which is extremely appreciated too.
Thanks in advance for all your efforts for donating your time and raising money for this worthwhile cause. ~Marianne Menke and Diana Caldwell
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The Bennett’s Mill Middle School Band Boosters will be presenting the Second Annual Villages Jazz Festival on April 28, 2012. The festival will be held at the Villages Amphitheater, in Fayetteville is a community event and will feature middle school and high school jazz ensembles from the area.
In addition to the student bands the festival will include performances by the Ken Trimmins Quartet, the Georgia State University Jazz Combo and with our headliner, The Atlanta Seventeen. The Atlanta Seventeen is in its fifth decade as one of the regions finest big band groups recreating the smooth and stylized arrangements from the name bands of yesteryear.