BMS Announcements for 10/5


Briggs Middle School Announcements
Thursday, October 5, 2017


Briggs School Wide PBS Expectations:   Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe

Our Fundraiser is off to a GREAT start and we hope everyone is out there sharing our fundraiser and taking lots of orders!  You don’t have to wait until October 17th to start turning in your orders… you can start now.  Bring your orders with payment to the front office. REMEMBER~ Our school goal is to raise $12,500 and we can make our goal and when everyone gets involved doing what they can to help!

Please check the lost and found table for your belongings.  There are lots of lunch bags and coats that parents would hate to replace.  We will be clearing the table Friday after school and all items will be gone forever!
OBOB Teams Needed!
Please start forming your OBOB Teams and sign up with Mrs. Erickson in the Library.


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Let it begin….



Yesterday we kicked off our Believe Fundraiser (Cookie Dough & Gifts Catalog) and the kids are very excited to help raise funds for the End of Year Field Day.  We had a fun time setting up the individule prizes unique to Briggs… for example if your child sends 10 emails or gets just 1 order they are given a chocolate bar with the possibility of a Golden Ticket worth cash and prizes along with the chance to face off with Mr. Hill or Mr. Weill in the Belly Bump Off!

As parents you may be supporting your student through our fundraiser so here is what you need to know….

-Gift orders can be submitted online at 

-Collect money at time of ordering.

-Checks payable to : Briggs Middle School

-Return the top 2 copies of the order form with the money to the front office at BMS.

-If you have any questions contact Christina Parker in the front office.  541-744-6350

-All orders are due October 17th.

We have instructed all students to only offer this fundraiser to adults they know.  Thank you for supporting your student and Briggs Middle School!

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Lion’s Vision Screening Tomorrow!

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The Lion’s Club has teamed up once again with Springfield Public Schools to provide free vision screening for ALL Briggs students this year.  Briggs date is tomorrow October 5th.  The screening takes approximately 5 minutes per class.  If your student wears glasses they are asked to bring glasses with them.  If you have any questions please contact Christina Parker in the front office.

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PTO Meets Tonight!



Dear Briggs families,

We welcome to join us for Brigg’s PTO’s October monthly meeting, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in the school library.
We’ll review Back to School Night, discuss volunteer requests and begin initial organization of our BINGO Night fundraiser.
We’re very grateful for the assistance of Alicia Whittlesey, Mike Heckard, Shelley Nelson, Jessica Walker, Jennifer Paugh, Shawnna Bazan, Brenda Ogan and our amazing web leaders and student helpers during Back to School Night. Thank you for giving your time to help provide a meal for Briggs families.
If you aren’t able to attend meetings, please feel free to review the attached minutes from our September meeting. As always, if you have any questions, suggestions or ideas, please get in touch.
Warm regards,
Darla Robbins
Briggs Middle School PTO
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6th Grade SkyCamp… Success!

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Enormous appreciations to our phenomenal staff, WEB Leaders, & volunteers for all you each did to make and/or support our 6th grade SKYcamp Day!!!

If you want to be apart of our next fun event here at Briggs please visit our Volunteer page and fill out our Volunteer Form so you don’t miss out!

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Just in case you missed it…

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  Back to School Night covered some of the basics ground work for getting your children off to a good start.  Please follow this link to see the slideshow Mr. Mather presented to families at Back to School night. Topics covered: … Continue reading

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Eat Cookies…Help Briggs



Briggs Middle School will be kicking off our ONLY fundraiser starting October 3rd!  You heard it right… We only do one fundraiser to provide for field trips, student incentives, and of course our “End of the Year” Field day.

So we thought if you’re going to do just one… do it right with the best cookie dough out there!  This is an all new cookie dough for Briggs.  Otis Spunkmeyer cookies melt in your mouth and oh so easy to share with friends and family.  We will also pair cookie dough with an awesome gift catalog. So many fun holiday gift ideas you’re sure to find something for everyone this holiday season.  So please spread the word and help us reach our financial goals for the 2017-2018 school year.

October 3rd……. Students will receive catalog and ordering packets.

October 17th …….. Orders will be due and turned in.

Please help your student tally their orders and collect funds to insure they get the credit to be entered into all the fun prizes being offered this year!

P.S.  Your student can win a prize with just 1 order!



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Partnering with Parents…


Dear Parent/Guardian:

We know that partnering with you will greatly improve the academic success of your student. We also know that you can reinforce what your student is taught at school by talking regularly with them about what they are learning. This will dramatically improve what students learn and remember. In order for us to best support your efforts at home, please
take a minute to complete this survey.

Click on this link:

Thank you on behalf of the Teachers and Administration here at Briggs Middle School
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District Wide TAG Testing


District Wide TAG (Talented and Gifted) Testing ~ Springfield Public Schools
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Springfield Public Schools will hold their district wide fall TAG Testing at Ridgeview Elementary School. The TAG test assesses whether or not your child is at the 97%ile or above in the areas of Reading, Math, or Intellectual giftedness. The 97%ile means that if your child was in a line of 100 students, they would know more than the first 97 students in line. These children are at the top of their class, and typically above most students at their entire grade level at school.  If you feel your child may fit into this category, please talk to your child’s teachers and your school’s TAG contact  to refer your child for the fall testing. After you refer them for testing, you will receive a packet from your school with a parent questionnaire and more information about times of testing for your individual child.
If your child is already qualified as TAG, and you feel that your child may need to be accelerated a grade level, you would also speak to your child’s teacher and the TAG contact to refer your child for acceleration. The testing for acceleration will take place Saturday, October 14, 2017, for the above grade level test in Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Reference & Research and/or Social Studies. After testing, we will meet as a team with your school to discuss the next steps and fill out the Iowa Acceleration Scale.
Questions?  Contact school TAG Coordinator
Briggs TAG Coordinator: Kathy McCumsey
Phone Number: 744-6350
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Join the PTO… Support Student’s Success!



Dear Briggs families,

We welcome you to join us for Briggs PTO’s first monthly meeting of the 2017/18 school year. Please feel free to review the below agenda if you plan to attend.
Our first event of the year is Back to School Night / Open House. We will be grilling out and serving hot dogs, chips, watermelon and lemonade to attending families. To make the event a success, we’ll need 10-12 volunteers to assist with grilling, serving food, set up and clean up. If you’re interested in helping, please reach out with your preference and we’ll email additional details prior to the event.
We appreciate your commitment to the students and staff of Briggs and look forward to a fun and productive year.
Warm regards,
Darla Robbins
Briggs Middle School PTO



Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    1. New Officers
    2. Open Board Positions: Secretary, Treasurer, Volunteer Coordinator, Cultural Liaison
  4. EVENT: Back to School Night – September 21, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    1. 10-12 volunteers needed (arrival time: )
      1. 2 – grilling hot dogs
      2. 6 – serving food (2 lines, 3 servers in each line)
      3. 2 – floaters
      4. Set-up & breakdown crews
    2. Kingsford provides the grill, we have briquets
    3. 16” tongs & grill gloves have been purchased
    4. Day of Event CostCo & WinCo purchasing:
      1. 12 Veggie Dogs, 10 packs of 36 Hot Dogs, 15 packs of 24 Hot Dog Buns
      2. 400 bags of chips
      3. 6-8 large watermelons
      4. 3 34-qt Containers of Country Time Lemonade Mix (address drink dispensers)
      5. Condiments, boats, napkins, cups (check paper goods stock in PTO closet)
    1. Student Resource Room Volunteer
      1. Twice monthly, organize room
      2. Facilitate additional donations
        1. a)  Washer & dryer
        2. b)  Household & hygiene goods
    2. Student Socials
      1. Held on early release days at the end of terms
      2. 6-12 volunteers to help with stations (movies, dancing, etc)
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