Principal's Message 10-1-2021

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 10:25pm
October 1, 2021
Upcoming Dates

October 7 - Picture Day
October 15 - Schools closed for students
October 18 - Hearing & Vision Screening
October 23 - BMMS Fall Yard Sale
October 25 - Flu Clinic
October 26 - Hearing & Vision Re-Screen


Cooperation Needed - Scoop the Poop
Please help us maintain a clean and healthy school environment by not walking your dog on Burleigh Manor Middle School property. In the words of the Maryland Department of the Environment, “Scoop the Poop. Every Stinkin’ Time.” Almost every day our custodial staff is greeted to dog feces on the blacktop. Students utilize this space to eat and play during their lunch period and during PE. Please spread the word that we would prefer people did not walk their dogs on school property. Thank you.

MDH - Scoop the Poop Information


Picture Day
Lifetouch will be at BMMS on October 7th to take your child’s school portrait.  Packages can be ordered online.
Picture Day ID: EVTG99T9C


October Events at BMMS
During the month of "SOCKtober," the BMMS SGA will be collecting NEW pairs of socks for adults and children in need to donate to the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center in Howard County. Please consider bringing in donations from October 1st-31st, and dropping them on in the sock boxes on the cafeteria stage or with Ms. Valance in Room 124. For every pair you bring, your name will be entered into a raffle to win a prize at the end of month!

Mark your calendars and start cleaning out your closets, BMMS, because the Annual Fall Yard Sale is quickly approaching!

What: BMMS Fall Yard Sale
Where: BMMS' front parking lot
When: Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.
To Do: Donate gently used items to the BMMS Sale Table, reserve a space with your family for $15 to sell your own items, or just come shop on 10/23!

The BMMS SGA and Student Voices groups will be collecting donations to sell at the Fall Yard Sale. We are looking for a variety of gently used items including, but not limited to clothes, shoes, books, toys, household items/appliances, furniture, jewelry, accessories, etc.

If you can donate, please contact Kelsea Valance at, to schedule a drop-off time and date. Students can bring items to Srta. Valance in Room 124 before or after school or lunch.


Flu Vaccination Clinic at BMMS on October 25th
Dear Parent/Guardian:
Flu vaccinations are coming to your child’s school on October 25, 2021.  They will be given at NO CHARGE TO YOU.  Now, more than ever, it is important to protect your family through vaccinations.  
If you would like your child to be vaccinated, please register BEFORE Friday, October 8:
Fill out the consent form online here.

  • Type your child’s school name in Search by Name then press the blue Search button.
  • Click on the Sign Up for Flu Vaccinations button for your child’s school.  

    Fill out the paper consent form attached:

  1. Read the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) and talk to your health care provider or the school nurse about any questions you have. VIS:
  2. Fill out every section of the attached Consent Form.  
  3. Use your insurance card to fill out your insurance information accurately.  Your insurance company will be billed.  There is no co-pay or deductible.  You will NOT be charged by us or your insurance company.  

You may give permission for your child to be vaccinated using (1) an online form here.   Or (2) the hard copy form attached to this message.  

If you do not complete the online consent form, please return the hard copy of the consent to your child's nurse by October 8, 2021.
Thank you!

2021 Howard Co ENGLISH SLIV Consent Form (2)-3.pdf 

2021 Howard Co SPANISH SLIV Consent Form (1)-1.pdf 


Howard County GT Program Parent Academy, October 13 and 14, 2021
HCPSS families interested in the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program are invited to come learn about the advanced-level offerings available and how their students can become involved. The evening will begin with an overview of GT Education Program offerings followed by a question and answer session with Central Office GT Education Program staff. Elementary and Secondary programs will be covered on separate days. Families may attend one or both nights. Registration is required for these events.
Elementary Focus: Wednesday, October 13, 7 – 8:00 p.m., being held virtually via Microsoft Teams
Secondary Focus: Thursday, October 14, 7-8:00 p.m., being held virtually via Microsoft Teams

For more information and to register, please visit the HCPSS GT Program Parent Academy announcement.


HCPSS STARTALK Chinese Language After-School Program at
Burleigh Manor Middle School

Is your 7th or 8th grader interested in learning Chinese after school? Please consider entering your child/children in the enrollment lottery process for the Fall 2021 offering of the HCPSS STARTALK Pilot Chinese Language After-School Program at Burleigh Manor Middle School. The program is made possible through a generous grant from the National Security Agency. Please see the flyer for more information.



Student Absences
Please report all student absences to:
If we receive an email stating the student absence the parent does not need to send in a note when the student returns.


Update Your Family File!
Thank you to the 97% of Burleigh Manor families who have updated their Family File! We are almost there, but we need to get to 100%. This is an essential task for every family and must be completed each year. The school needs to have current contact information in case we need to get in touch with you. If you need to update yours, please read more here.


School breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria at no cost to students through the entire 2021-2022 school year, any day that schools are open. All meal service will be grab and go, with no self-service or a la carte items offered. However, students will have more meal choices than were available last year, and a faster meal service process has been designed to reduce the time spent in meal lines.


HCPSS Black Student Achievement Program
The HCPSS Black Student Achievement Program Saturday Math Academy Fall Session is approaching! This year, the BSAP Saturday Math Academy will offer a virtual enrichment program for Howard County Public School System students in all levels of math for grades 3-12. Registration will take place online September 25 from 9:00 a.m.- until capacity is reached. Class space is limited. Families can register by accessing the HCPSS Connect Website. For more information, please visit:  

BSAP SMA Fall 2021 Flyer  (English)
BSAP SMA Fall 2021 Flyer (Spanish)

 Oct. 7 – 3:30-5:30pm – COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic
Head to Mt. Hebron High School on Thursday, October 7th from 3:30PM-5:30PM to get your Covid-19 vaccine for free! See the flyer for more details. You can register ahead of time or simply show up.  PTSA is handing out frozen treats to anyone stopping by!
Puede venir a Mt. Hebron, jueves, el 7 de octubre (3:30PM-5:30PM), para recibir la vacuna de Covid-19 sin costo. Puede registrar antes del evento o simplemente venir a la escuela. Ve el folleto adjunto para obtener mas información.


Drop Off of Items Left at Home **Please note new procedures**
We are happy to accept any lunches, instruments, homework, school projects, PE uniforms, keys, or other items as long as they are brought to school before 10:30. **We have one delivery for items that have been dropped off at the front office. Lunches that are dropped off will be taken to the cafeteria and left on the stage for student pick up.**

We cannot accept items for delivery to students after this time period, with the exception of emergency situations, as we are committed to minimizing classroom interruptions throughout the school day. We know homework, projects and instruments are important to our students, so we ask for your help in assisting students prep for the day the night before, or the morning of, to ensure they have everything they need.



Community News and Events
Please visit the Community News and Programs page for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.