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    Greetings Berkshire Families:

    Our annual Ice Cream Social is coming up! Come join us on Wednesday, September 29th, from 6:30-8 pm in the cafeteria. Bring your family! The best place to park will be near the cafeteria or in the bus loop, and walk in the cafeteria doors, though you can of course park anywhere. We are looking for some volunteers to make this event successful!
    Ice Cream Social Volunteer Sign Up
    At 7pm, Dads can head to the media center for the annual Proud Dads Meeting. Dads, this is our one and only meeting of the year and we don’t want you to miss it!  The meeting will run from 7-8 pm and pizza will be served. We’d love to have you join us – the Proud Dads host some great events for our school and it’s a great way to get involved.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thank you for reading the following Berkshire Family Update!

    Thanks,
    Jason Clinkscale
    Principal
    Berkshire Middle School

    Upcoming Dates

    Monday 9/27:

    • Girls Hoops @ Derby
    • Bagels & Books 7:30 AM in the Media Center

    Tuesday 9/28:

    • Girls 7th Grade Hoops @ WHMS
    • Coders Club starts @ rec in the Media Center

    Wednesday 9/29:

    • Girls Tennis home against WHMS
    • Tackle Football Home against West Bloomfield
    • STEM Club begins during lunch/rec in the Media Center
    • Ice Cream Social 6:30 -8 pm in the cafeteria
    • Dads Club meeting 7-8 pm

    Thursday 9/30

    • Girls 8th grade hoops home against Derby
    • CC Meet @ Derby
    • Coders Club meets during lunch/rec in the Media Center

    Friday 10/1 – Half Day of School (11:25 am dismissal)

    Noon Aides Needed at Berkshire
    We are still in need of several noon aides to help supervise our students during the lunch and rec hours here at Berkshire that usually run from about 11 am – 1 pm Monday through Friday. This is a great way to be a part of the school and to help support our students. If you or someone that you know is interested in serving in this role, please reach out to Principal Jason Clinkscale jclinkscale@birmingham.k12.mi.us

    Berkshire’s Ice Cream Social: Wednesday (9/29)
    Come out to socialize and enjoy some ice cream! Join us on Wednesday, September 29, 6:30-8pm, in the cafeteria. The ice cream social is sponsored by Berkshire’s wonderful PTA.
    Annual Berkshire Proud Dad’s Club Meeting Our one and only Proud Dad’s meeting of the year will be held in the cafeteria beginning at 7pm on Wednesday, September 29th. Drop your kids at the Ice Cream Social, and head to the media center to enjoy some pizza and hear about Berkshire’s Proud Dad’s Club.

    Berkshire Proud Dads Club Meeting: Wednesday (9/29)
    The annual Berkshire Proud Dads’ Club Meeting Our one and only Proud Dads’ meeting of the year will be held in the Media Center beginning at 7pm on Wednesday, September 29th. Drop your kids at the Ice Cream Social, and head to the Media Center to enjoy some pizza, salad and hear about Berkshire’s Proud Dad’s Club and the many ways that we support Berkshire.

    Half Day of School on Friday (10/1)
    Berkshire students and all other BPS students will have a half day of school on Friday (10/1). Berkshire students will follow this schedule:

    1st          8:15 – 8:43 am
    2nd         8:47 – 9:15 am
    3rd         9:19 – 9:47 am
    4th         9:51 – 10:19 am
    5th         10:23 – 10:51 am
    6th         10:55 – 11:25 am
    Dismissal 11:25 am

    Returning Student Verification Process
    We ask that all families with returning students complete the Returning Student Verification Process if they have not done so already. This annual process allows families to update any changes in contact and emergency information for each student. It is important that we have up-to-date contact information for every student. To complete the RSVP, log into your current Parent PowerSchool account. Once in your account, click the Returning Student Verification Process button on the left side of your homepage to begin the process.

    Hispanic Heritage Month
    Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 every year as a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. Berkshire and BPS is proud to celebrate the vast diversity found within our students, families and community!

    Garden Club
    Garden Club will start meeting with Mrs. Lucken after school on Wednesday beginning on September 29th, until 4:30pm. We will be working on cleaning up the garden for spring and transplanting some perennial plants. Please bring or wear clothes and shoes for outdoor work!

    Green Club will meet during the winter months on Wednesdays once the weather turns so we can’t work outside. Stay tuned to the announcements for when that will happen! Green Club will also be held after school, but ending at 4:15pm.
    Reach out to Mrs. Lucken for more information! plucken@bps-schools.com

    BEF Tailgate Events
    Come cheer on your favorite football team at the BEF Tailgate Events in celebration of their homecoming games:

    Friday, October 1st - Outside the entrance to Falcon Field, Groves HS  6 pm - 7:30 pm
    Friday, October 8th - Inside the entrance to Maple Field, Seaholm HS  6 pm - 7:30 pm

    Free cider & donuts from Franklin Cider Mill along with giveaways from our sponsors DTE Energy (Groves) and Dean Sellers Ford (Seaholm).
    *Birmingham Education Foundation provides funding for teacher grants to support enrichment programs and activities to BPS students.

    BPS Lunch Menu
    Last minute menu changes are occurring frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food supply chain issues.  Menus on our website will not reflect these changes.  We appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult time.
    Thank you, Birmingham Public Schools
    Please know we always will be serving happy and healthy meals to BPS students. 
    Questions, please email pguck@birmingham.k12.mi.us

     

    SOS 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk

    Sign up for the 2nd annual Strides for SOS 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk! This year’s event will take place on September 26, 2021, at 9am at Seaholm. Create a team or sign up for an existing team. There is a virtual option as well!

    This is the largest fundraiser of the year for Schools Offer Support (SOS). SOS is a district-wide, nonprofit organization that provides volunteer services and financial support to families throughout the Birmingham Public Schools community. During the pandemic, SOS was able to assist families in our community with more than $40,000 in grocery gift cards, monthly food boxes, laptops for graduating seniors, and financial assistance for childcare, medical, and utility bills.
    Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Birmingham/SOSMilesforMeals5kand1MileRace

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