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    Greetings Berkshire Families:

    Hopefully, having the extra time off to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends was a blessing for everyone. As we prepare for the upcoming week, Berkshire is back in full action with plenty of activities ranging from athletic and club events to our Open House on Wednesday (11/30) for prospective new students and families. Please stay informed as it relates to all things Berkshire by reading the following Berkshire Family Update.

    Have a great week!
    Jason Clinkscale
    Principal
    Berkshire Middle School


    Monday 11/28
    IM Basketball 7-8am
    Girls Swim Silver vs. Anderson, 5pm

    Tuesday 11/29
    Honors Orchestra, 7am, Orchestra room
    Math help, 7:30-8:05am, room 215

    Wednesday 11/30
    Kind Club 7:30am, room 120
    Read it and Reap with Mrs. Sweeney, 7:40am room 217
    Lego Club 7th/8th grade lunch/rec, room 119
    Forensics 3:15-4:30pm, room 217
    Boys Basketball (Silver) vs. BCS, 4pm
    Girls Swim (Black) @ Cranbrook, 4:30pm
    Boys Basketball (Black) @ West Bloomfield
    Open House for Prospective Students 5:30-7pm

    Thursday 12/1
    Show Choir 7:15-8am, Choir Room
    Math help, 7:30-8:05am, room 115
    Cheerleading Club 3:15-4:15pm
    Boys Basketball (Black) vs. Derby
    Boys Basketball (Silver) @ Derby, 4pm
    Girls Swim (Silver) vs. EHMS

    Friday 12/2
    Bagel Sales
    IM Basketball 7-8am
    Winter Sports pictures, 3:30pm

    Saturday 12/3
    Saturday School 9-11am, media center


    Berkshire’s Open House
    On Wednesday, November 30th, we will be opening our doors to prospective students and families at our Open House from 5:30-7pm. If you have a prospective student, you are welcome to attend! No unattended children or middle schoolers, please; we are asking that families stay together. We will have a Wildcat Adventure map with stops to see some of the highlights at Berkshire. Stop at the Chicken and Waffles Food Truck owned and operated by our Berkshire alum! It will be on our bus loop.

    Volunteer at our Open House
    Our Open House is approaching on November 30th, and we would love some volunteers to spread the good news about Berkshire! Volunteer for 1 or 2 hours. Opportunity is open to Berkshire students, Berkshire parents, and Berkshire alumni.
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4CAFA62DA4FA7-20226

    (No unattended middle schoolers please - our slots all have adults nearby, so if you sign your child up for a slot, they are all set! If you sign up to help and bring your student along, they should help at your station, please!)

    7th Grade Field Trip: A Christmas Carol Play
    🎄 The seventh graders are headed to Meadow Brook Theater at Oakland University on Thursday, December 8th to see the play, A Christmas Carol. This play is studied in all seventh grade Language Arts classes and the trip will offer a unique experience to engage with the text. On the day of the play, seventh graders will go to first hour, as usual, then they will be dismissed to the cafeteria for a bagel breakfast before we load buses. The trip will run from 9am to 1pm. Students attending the trip should plan to bring a lunch, if possible. We will eat in the Berkshire cafeteria when we return. After lunch/rec, students will go to their final classes of the day, where they will participate in follow-up & extension activities. It is suggested that students “dress their best,” avoiding sweatpants/sweatshirts and jeans with holes, if possible. It is a requirement to follow the Berkshire dress code on traveling classroom experiences. If your child is not attending the trip, they will not attend school on December 8th, as their peers and teachers will be on the field trip, and you should plan to call in their absence for that day.

    November/December Math Support
    🧮️ Need help with Math homework or studying for an upcoming math test?  
    We are offering Math help before school (7:30-8:05) on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in November.
    Please see the schedule and location below:

    11/29    Ms. Yaldo room #215
    12/1      Mrs. Brown room #115
    12/6      Ms. Yaldo room #215
    12/8      Mrs. Brown room #115
    12/13    Ms. Yaldo room #215
    12/15    Mrs. Brown room #115
    This is a drop-in service open to all grades.

    SOS Season of Giving
    🆘 SOS (Schools Offer Support) is looking for gift card donations for district families in need this holiday season. This year we are asking exclusively for gift cards from Target or Meijer in denominations of $25. The BPS community has been so generous in the past and we hope to have another successful drive this year, to help families we know and love within our own community. Please drop off all gift cards by December 9th. For more information and to sign up, please click SOS Season of Giving SignUpGenius.

    International Academy
    📚 The International Academy is a local high school that you can apply to attend.  Students from the International Academy are visiting Berkshire during recess on Thursday, December 8th.  Please attend this informational meeting to learn more about the International Academy.  The meeting will be held in Mr. Orlando’s classroom (room 102).
    The International Academy will also host informational meetings that students and parents can attend on December 6, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, and January 9, 2023 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
    International Academy Address:  1020 East Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan  48304

    2022-23 Yearbook Order
    📒  The 2022-23 yearbook staff is hard at work to create a book full of memories to capture the events of the school year! Please visit https://tinyurl.com/2s496my3 to purchase a book. Yearbooks are on sale now for $42. Berkshire works with Walsworth Publishing Company to create our book, and all sales will made online through their platform. Students will receive their books during the last week of school. If you have any questions or concerns, the Yearbook Advisor, Chelsea Gacki, can be reached at cgacki@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

    Upcoming Community Events and Volunteer Opportunities
    Looking for ways to stay involved with Berkshire, to get your own kids involved in Berkshire service projects, or to find service opportunities for your Groves student? See this community service page, which will be updated with signups, and new dates as they are set.
    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XDxKUVHp71cJlvfxh7AM1o3WERXBK7Pds9DcfjgF_2U/edit?usp=sharing

    Support the BEF Annual Fund
    Please help our students to "Shine Brighter...Dream Bigger...Climb Higher" by donating to the BEF Annual Fund Campaign today.  Visit https://www.supportbef.org/make-a-gift.html to make your donation.  

Welcome Back!
  • Berkshire’s Open House
    On Wednesday, November 30th, we will be opening our doors to prospective students and families at our Open House from 5:30-7pm. If you have a prospective student, you are welcome to attend! No unattended children or middle schoolers, please; we are asking that families stay together. We will have a Wildcat Adventure map with stops to see some of the highlights at Berkshire. Stop at the Chicken and Waffles Food Truck owned and operated by our Berkshire alum! It will be on our bus loop.

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  • Support the BEF Annual Fund!

    Please help our students to "Shine Brighter...Dream Bigger...Climb Higher" by donating to the BEF Annual Fund Campaign today.  Visit https://www.supportbef.org/make-a-gift.html to make your donation.    

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  • Break Schedule

    December 22-January 2 - Winter Break
    January 16 - No School, MLK, Jr. Day
    February 18-February 26 - Midwinter Break
    March 25-April 2 - Spring Break
    April 7 - No School, Good Friday
    May 29 - No School, Memorial Day
    June 9 - Last Day of School 

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