Budget Vote: May 21, 2013 at BCHS, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• Grade 5 Visits BCMS
• Grade 6 Half Day
• School Budget Vote & District Election, BCHS Gym, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
• Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
• BCMS Art Show and Auction 5-7 p.m. (Auction at 6:30)
• Memorial Day, No School/Offices Closed
• Literacy Fair, 6-8:30 p.m.
• MS Half Day, All Grades, 10:38 a.m. dismissal
• MS Half Day, Grades 6 & 7, 10:38 a.m. dismissal
• Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony at BCHS
BCMS Parent Teacher Organization
About the PTO
The Bethlehem Middle School PTO is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the Administration, Faculty, Students, and Families associated with the Bethlehem Middle School. The PTO seeks to fulfill this responsibility by raising funds and seeking out volunteers that will enable us to support the many programs and events that we are called upon to provide for in many ways.
The PTO's role in this endeavor has become even more crucial and important in recent years. We cannot fulfill our commitment to the children that make up the Bethlehem Middle School without your help. We therefore greatly appreciate parent involvement and participation at our public meetings and any other help that parents are able to offer. Feel free to contact us at any time with your ideas and questions and we thank you for your support.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
During the school year, the PTO is asked to
provide parent support to help with various activities. For our
parents that like to long term plan,
provided is a list of events for the 2012-2013 school year [PDF].
The volunteer coordinator, Sylvia Taylor, (email@example.com)
will send out requests for the listed events and any new events that
require chaperone or ticket-selling assistance. If you would like to
volunteer early, just send Sylvia an email with your name and event
you would like to support. Most of these events are planned by the
school staff, and parents are just needed to assist--what a great
way to see your child interact socially while supporting your
In addition, the Hospitality Committee will need baked goods for various events. New bakers are always welcome. Please contact our Hospitality coordinator, Tina Sheehan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in volunteering.
A letter from the bcms pto
August 31, 2012
Dear Families, We would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families to the Bethlehem Central Middle School. As BC Middle School PTO board members, it is among our responsibilities to speak with you about our organization, enroll you as a member and very importantly, encourage you to get involved in your school. READ MORE »
PTO meetings are held in the Library Media Center and begin at 7 p.m. We greatly value your participation and attendance.
2012-13 PTO Meeting Dates
• October 15
• February 11
• May 6
Latest PTO News
2012-13 membership dues, assignment notebook and directory order form now available
The PTO has simplified the back-to-school process by streamlining your order forms into one. Please submit this payment and order form if you are paying your PTO membership dues; submitting payment for your student assignment notebook; and/or ordering a MS Student Directory. DOWNLOAD THE FORM [PDF] »
Price Chopper Tools for Schools program
Did you know that the Middle School can benefit from your grocery shopping? It's easy and free! Please register your Price Chopper Advantage Card - select the BC Middle School (code number is 15745) - and the points will really start to add up. At the end of the year, our administrators are able to select great products for the school. If you have previously registered your card for an elementary school and have aged out - please switch your card number to the Middle School - we really appreciate it! For ease of signing up - please use this link http://www2.pricechopper.com/toolsforschools/
The BCMS PTO e-mail notification program has started
Addresses that were submitted for the directory will be used to notify members of upcoming events, and to pass on timely information to parents. If a member is not receiving these e-mail notifications, they can contact Colleen Piccolino at email@example.com to be included.
Additional PTO Information
The PTO organizes and/or funds several successful programs each school year including the 6th-grade Welcome Picnic, school portraits, the Raptor Project, hospitality for various events, Garden Committee, School Directory, chaperoning socials, etc. Assistance is always appreciated. If you would like more information or want to help out, please contact any board member.
• Activities Guide [PDF]