No School on Monday: As a reminder, there is no school on April 20 due to faculty professional development meetings.
Third Time is the Charm! Believe us, this will have been worth the wait! Please join us on Monday, April 27 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. for a very important and transformative talk by Diversity Directions on talking to your children about diversity. A light meal will be available at 4:45 in the dining hall to be brought with you to the Kittredge building for the talk which will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. to email@example.com
May 1 Event: The Parents Association reminds you to R.S.V.P. for the celebration on May 1 for Shelley and Rob Jackson, as space is limited! You may do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bement at the Spanish Spelling Bee: On April 11, Bement students from our Spanish classes were invited to participate in the First Annual Northeast Regional Spanish Spelling Bee Competition, presented by the Foxborough Regional Charter School. The students were selected from the different Spanish classes and divided by language levels. Seventh graders Benjamin and Lucas represented Level 1; eighth graders J.D. and Noah represented Level 2; and ninth graders Henry, Nicholas, and Amelia represented their Level 3. Benjamin was awarded 2nd place in his Level 1, J.D. 1st place in his Level 2, while Amelia was awarded 2nd place and Henry 3rd place in their Level 3. We feel very proud of their love for languages and cultures. Excellent performances and congratulations to all!
Gold Level National Award for Bement's Math Club: Three cheers for Bement's math club, as the students have been awarded the gold level by the MathCounts National Math Club! Great job, everyone!
Spring Fling Volunteers Still Needed: The Parents Association is looking for parent volunteers for this annual, family event. To learn more ways you can help, please visit the volunteer page of the Spring Fling website.
Kindergarten Performance: Ms Echevarria’s kindergarten class play is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 at 8:10 a.m. in the barn. They will be performing the children’s book favorite, Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina.
Spring Fling: We are all looking forward to Spring Fling on Friday, May 8, so make sure it is on your calendar! This special family event will start at the end of the school day and continue into the afternoon! It's always a fun-filled time and we know that your family will enjoy it. Lots more information will be coming up soon in the Look Ahead!
Next Week's Lunch Bunch Group: Group A on Friday, April 24. Lozier, Flack, Melnik, Paasch, Gagne, McCarthy, Volchanskaya, Fournier, Fraser.
4/5 Grade Band: The Hypersloths and #LarryDontTouchThat--LARRY! have band on Friday. Bring your instruments!
Tri-Weekly Reports: The first tri-weekly of spring term closes on Friday, April 17. Our registrar, Lizzie Doubleday, will post reports to the parent portal by Tuesday, April 21. If you have any questions about accessing grades, please contact Lizzie directly at extension 140.
Ninth Grade Self-Portraits Presentations: Wednesday April 22: Min Jung, Isabelle, Matt. Thursday April 23: Haley, Will, Mae.
THIS WEEK'S MENU:
Bement's breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu can be found here.
THIS WEEK'S ATHLETIC SCHEDULE:
Athletic Schedule: Bement's spring athletic schedule can be found on our website here. Please check this regularly, as game times and dates do change.
THIS WEEK'S PERFORMANCES:
Friday Morning Meeting: Come hear ninth grader Mira sing and then enjoy a duet between eighth grader Jenny on the xylophone, and ninth grader Alfred, on the piano. Truly not to be missed!
PARENTS ASSOCIATION NEWS:
Next Spring Fling Planning Meeting: Next Spring Fling Meeting is Tuesday, May 21 at 3:30pm in the middle dining room. Volunteers are still needed to help with the event!
Spring Fling Website: Be sure to bookmark the new Spring Fling website and check back often to get updates! The day's schedule of events, raffle information, Fun Run details, photos, and more can be found there, so be sure to keep up-to-date on the day's happenings!
BEMENT COMMUNITY NEWS:
Bement Youth Back on Broadway: Bement sixth graders, Isabelle and Trudie, are going to perform in Youth on Broadway in Amherst the weekend of May 9. Click here for more information. Break a leg, girls!
The Relay for Life: Deerfield Academy is hosting a Relay for Life event on May 14, with the goal to raise awareness and money for cancer research. On this day, the community will come together and walk around the Deerfield track to celebrate those we have lost those to the disease, and those who continue to fight. They want to extend an invitation to any students or faculty members at Bement who are cancer survivors who would like to speak about their experience during this event, or to walk around the tack for a cancer survivor lap with other cancer survivors. "We understand that this is a highly personal experience, and do not wish to make anybody uncomfortable, we just wanted to offer a platform for students or faculty members to share their stories to a supporting and welcoming community". Contact email@example.com for additional information.
Summer Theater Camp: Bement upper school drama teacher, Sarah Marcus, will be running a two-week theater camp in Northampton for students entering first through ninth grade. She would love to have Bement students attend! Click here for more information.
Photography Exhibit: Band director, Jim Snedeker’s, photography exhibit is currently showing at the Sunderland Public Library, located at 20 School Street in Sunderland. The exhibit is called Found Scenes and features shots of everyday life taken from an artistic point of view. The library hours are 10:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. on Monday, 1:00 -8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. on Friday, and 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday. They're closed on Thursday and Sunday. The show is scheduled to run through the end of April.