Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up: Mark your calendars!
Conferences will be held on:
Monday, November 25th
Tuesday, November 26th
Wednesday, November 27th
If you have concerns about your child’s progress in any class, we encourage you to sign up for a conference with the teacher(s) of that subject. Please note that you are not required to sign up for a conference during this conference window. If you are pleased with your child’s progress in learning and grades in the subject area, we encourage you to leave conference spots open for those families who have concerns. Additionally, should you have concerns about your child’s progress at any time throughout the school year please call or email your child’s teacher or our student counseling center to schedule a meeting. If you do not have reliable internet access and need assistance scheduling conferences, please call Connie Wagner @ 410-313-2512.
In order to facilitate conference scheduling, we ask that you adhere to the following windows:
12am on Monday, November 11th
Conference registration for parents/guardians of any student who has a D or below in the class.
7pm on Wednesday, November 13th
Conference registration for parents/guardians of any student who has a C or below in the class.
7pm on Thursday, November 14th
Conference registration opens for all.
3pm on Friday, November 22nd
Conference registration closes.
Please limit your conferences to 3 conferences per student. We will contact you to cancel conferences if more than three conferences have been scheduled for a student, so that other parents may have the opportunity to participate in conferences during this window.
You may log in to HCPSS Connect to schedule parent-teacher conferences once the scheduling window is open. Please use the following link for detailed directions:
American Education Week, November 18-22
We look forward to celebrating American Education week during national American Education Week on November 18-22, 2019. This week offers us the opportunity to celebrate public education and the difference it can make in the lives of individuals and the role public schools play in forming the fabric of our community. Parents/guardians are welcome to visit classrooms any day this week, but we have specifically planned for your presence on Tuesday, November 19th. Teachers try their hardest not to plan tests or quizzes, so that you can see our classrooms in action.
To minimize classroom disruptions to a minimum, please note:
We look forward to seeing you!
Fall Fling: Our Annual Event is only a few weeks away!
November 22, 2019 is our annual Fall Fling. It will take place from 1:15-2:40 PM. Each year the BMMS staff, Student Council, and Student Voices plan a fun filled afternoon for all students.
This is not only a celebration, but also a fundraiser. All proceeds from the day are donated to Grassroots Crisis Center in Columbia. https://www.grassrootscrisis.org/
Last year BMMS donated enough money to sponsor two full days of shelter and crisis services at Grassroots!
Fall Fling Activities include:
Games in the media center and the gym
Pizza, Drinks, Snacks, Cotton Candy, and a cake walk in the cafeteria
A dance and activities in the gym
Students have an option to purchase their choice of a wrist band:
Option 1: $10.00 wristband includes: 2 slices of pizza, 1 drink, 1 snack,
1 cotton candy, and unlimited games
Option 2: $ 5.00 wristband includes: 1 drink, 1 snack, and unlimited games
(no cotton candy)
Option 3: $ 3.00 wristband includes: Unlimited games (only)
A wristband order form will be sent home on Friday, November 8. All orders must be returned by November 21. You may also access the form by clicking HERE.
If you would like to purchase a wristband but it does not fit into your budget at the current time, please send an email to your child’s counselor. Assistance will be available.
For students who are not purchasing a wristband, Bobcat Bucks can be used to play all games.
All students will be able to participate in the dance and any activities that are in the gym.
We are looking for donations of snacks and drinks as well as volunteers on November 22 in the afternoon. Please click on the Sign Up Genius Link to help!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Burleigh Manor Music Parents (BMMP) Meeting:
The Burleigh Manor Music Parents (BMMP) Executive Board will be meeting November 12 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the school cafeteria to prepare for the pie sale distribution. We are in need of volunteers to help prepare at the November 12th meeting. Please refer to the link provided to sign-up if available. We greatly appreciate your support and dedication to the BMMS Music Department!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0849afac2ca1f94-bmmp (if the link doesn't work, please copy and paste into your internet browser).
HCASC Meeting - November 13:
HCASC welcomes All Middle and High School Students to attend HCASC Meetings the second Wednesday evening of each month at the Homewood School, located at 10914 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042
Middle and High School students who attend will:
Next Meeting is Wednesday 11/13 7-8:30pm at the Homewood School
For more information please contact email@example.com
HC DrugFree Update:
Record-Breaking Collection of Medication and Sharps
HC DrugFree’s volunteer team collected 1,262 lbs. of medication (50 lbs. more than our highest to-date!) and a record number of sharps at HC DrugFree’s drive-thru location on Saturday, October 26 in only 4 hours! Medication was guarded and transported by the Howard County Police and the DEA. Visit HC DrugFree’s website at www.hcdrugfree.org and go to the Events/Drug Take Back Day page for photos and more information about medication disposal; let us know you plan to volunteer in April 2020 for the next collection by emailing Admin@hcdrugfree.org or calling 443-325-0040. Together, we made Howard County a safer place to live.
Thank you, as always, for working with us to make Burleigh a great place to learn and to teach!
Volunteers and Donations needed for the MakerSpace:
We need donations! Here's a list: Makerspace Donations (1).pdf
Burleigh has set aside a room that we call our MakerSpace. Students use it to create projects throughout the year. In addition, we would like to offer it as a lunch recess opportunity if we can find parents who are willing to supervise students from 10:45 to 1:00. If there is a day of the week that you would like to volunteer for the MakerSpace consistently throughout the year, please send an email to Barbara_Randolph@hcpss.org In addition, we would appreciate craft donations for the MakerSpace as outlined on the attached list. Thank You!
Marriotts Ridge High School Presents: Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to Peter Pan
November 14, 15, 16 at 7pm; November 17 at 3pm
Ticket sales are now live! Please use the following link to purchase:
In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil. (Rated PG).
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