Bobcat News Bulletins

Weekly Bobcat News Bulletins

5-15-17
 
BHMS EVENTS

5/16 Spring Orchestra Concert:  6:00pm   PCPA
5/17 Spring Choir Concert:   7:00pm   PCPA
5/18 Spring Band Concert:  5:30pm  Quad
5/19 6th Grade Olympics:  All Day     Lower Fields
 
 
A MESSAGE FROM MR. BILAND
 
Our School Culture
As many of you are aware, a Swastika arm banner was seen in the high limbs of a tree in front of our school this week.  Photos of the banner and videos of BHMS students climbing the tree to remove it circulated social media Thursday evening.  Thanks to parents for sharing this information with BHMS administration so that we could respond promptly.  Ensuring a safe school and promoting and positive school climate that values the diversity and contributions of all members are our highest priorities. 
 
We have determined that the banner originated from the set props of a recent production of The Sound of Music and had been in the tree for at least three days.  Nonetheless, this incident has appropriately sparked an outcry of shock, disappointment, and disapproval. 
 
All students viewed a video message from Principal Biland addressing our school community, the priority for all members to feel safe and welcome, and the seriousness of any bigoted or hate-related speech or activity.  Throughout the day, students engaged in discussions with staff and one another about the incident.  We will continue support a safe campus for all students with additional Bobcat Time Character Lessons. 
 
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 
Immunizations for 7th Grade
Plan ahead for 7th grade -- The state of California has required a Tdap booster to immunize against Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.  Any student entering the 7th grade at Bernardo Heights Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year will be required to show proof of the vaccine.   Watch for informative emails coming your way or email Debbie Sabatini, Health Technician, at dsabatini@powayusd.com.
 
Grammy Education Grants
The Grammy Foundation including representatives from Journeys and the Ford Motor Company will present, our very own, Ulli Reiner with her 2017 Grammy Finalist certificate and grant award at the Spring Orchestra Concert!
 
KARINA’S 5k on May 21
SDSC 5th Annual YNWA 5k in Memory of Karina Fares
Join us for a fun family walk/run fundraising event Sunday, May 21 at RB Community Park. The YNWA 5k in memory of 12-year-old BHMS student Karina Fares helps provide needs-based camp scholarships for local youth. Use discount code BOBCATS for $5 off per participant. For complete info “Like” event Facebook page, click blue “Sign Up” button or Register Online



 
Parent Help Needed – Thanks in Advance for Supporting School Climate!
FOOD- NO OUTSIDE FOOD TO SHARE! Pizza, donuts, and more are great for parties but may not be delivered to school.  Please limit your meal deliveries to lunches/snacks for only your student. Thanks for your help.
GIFTS- Please do not have flowers, balloons, or similar items delivered to school.  These will not be delivered to students.
DRESS CODE- As the weather gets warmer, the shorts and shirts get shorter.  Please re-familiarize your student with the dress code policy, found in your student’s planner. 
 
Bobcat Spirit Wear
Bobcat Spirit Wear is available online! http://bernardoheights.deco-apparel.com/shop
 
 
PLANNING AHEAD
5/24-5/25 Art & Music Festival:   8:30-3:15    MPR
6/2 7th Grade to Wave Water Park
6/2 8th Grade Luau:  5:00pm   MPR
6/5 8th Grade to Knott’s Berry Farm
6/7 6th Grade to Poway Pool
6/8 Last Day of School
8th Grade Promotion:  9:00  Lunch Quad

 

 


 

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