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WELCOME BACK BLUE RIDGE!!!! LET'S HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!!
 
District Announcements
SchoolFusion Parent Registration
 

Blue Ridge Parents.....

Please take advantage of all of the phenomenal benefits available to you on our websites by signing up for your own SchoolFusion account.

All you have to do is click on the Parent Registration tab on the left menu of the District Website, complete the online registration form, and then click the 'Click here to register' button.

Once registered, you will have a quick and easy way to communicate with BRUSD teachers and staff through the SchoolFusion system, receive daily email notifications and a dynamic calendar listing of important assignments and events in your child's classes and across the District, as well as instant access to homework assignments, projects, tests and other information that are essential to your child's success.

Communication between parents, teachers, and students is critical to maximizing academic achievement, and staying connected is now easier than ever with the BRUSD SchoolFusion website solution!

School Announcements
Important Announcement for Parents
This year BRMS will be promoting healthy snacks and food at school. Effective the beginning of the 2014 – 2015 school year, food items to celebrate student birthdays will no longer be permitted due to an increase of students with food allergies, illnesses, food reactions, and childhood obesity. Parents are encouraged to bring in items that are nonfood based such as school supplies to share with their class for birthday recognitions. Because our school values uninterrupted instructional time, we appreciate your support in this new practice. Healthy snacks are becoming a common practice in many school districts across the nation and in Arizona schools.

BRMS has designated three scheduled parties for the school year:
 
·         December  - Winter Celebration
·         February – Valentine’s Day
·         May – End of the Year
 
These parties will have a healthy snack theme to promote healthy eating. We will continue to allow students to bring in a healthy snack during the morning break and ask that students not bring in soda or sugary items to consume at that time.

Thank you for supporting our school with this endeavor. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Alicia Phillips, Principal
 
 
 
 
 
 

An Amazing Back to School Night at BRMS
A huge shout out to all the families who attended the BRMS "Back to School Night." Last night was a huge success thanks to all of our wonderful parents and students who took time to attend our school event. I must say, the turnout was overwhelming. The school was packed which was awesome. It was obvious that parents were far more enthusiastic for school to start on Monday then their children. Many parents were anxious to get back on a somewhat normal schedule.I had the opportunity to talk to parents and students about their summer adventures and activities. Let's keep the momentum of parental involvement in school events going. The more involvement in a child's education, the better the child will perform in school. We look forward to the new school year and the opportunity to work with your child.

Thank you again BRMS community. See you on Monday, July 28th......
Alicia Phillips, Principal
A New School Year Begins

Dear BRMS Yellow Jacket Families:
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope that the summer months have provided you with some rest, relaxation, and an opportunity to rejuvenate. The teachers and staff are busy planning and preparing the school and classrooms for an exciting school year of learning and growth. We are looking forward to hearing about your summer adventures, getting caught up with returning families, and meeting our newest Yellow Jackets. It is hard to believe school begins on Monday, July 28th.
Student success is the goal of every staff member at BRMS. We believe that every child will learn to their full potential with the support and commitment of the teachers, staff, and family. We are prepared to offer time and support to our students as needed; however, we need your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day, encouraging him/her to read 30 minutes every night, monitoring homework and progress, and being actively involved in your child’s education.  For security and safety reasons, parents are asked to refrain from escorting their child into the school. If a parent does need to meet with a teacher, you must sign-in at the office and obtain a visitor’s badge.
We would like to take time to provide some important information to review.
Instructional Programs
Our classrooms each year are exciting and structured to ensure that all of our students continue to receive a well-rounded and challenging education. Our standards and expectations remain high! As always, our number one goal is providing our students with a quality educational experience in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. All of our teachers are fully credentialed. Our curriculum is aligned to the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards.
Arrival Times
Our school day begins at 7:25 a.m. Please be sure to have your child/children here on time. Students who are consistently tardy are at a clear disadvantage and usually arrive feeling frantic and unprepared. All students who arrive after 7:30 a.m. must sign in at the office. Please provide a note as to why your child is late. If your child arrives after 8:00 a.m. they will be counted absent for a quarter of the day. Those students leaving before 2:20 p.m. will be marked absent a quarter of the day.
BRMS Campus DOGS (Dads of Great Students)
We are looking for some awesome Dads to become a Campus DOG at BRMS. Those who pass the volunteer packet process will monitor the hallways, assist with the traffic flow, and greet students and parents before and after school. Individuals interested in the program must complete a volunteer packet and be fingerprinted. This is an awesome opportunity for Dads to volunteer in the school.
 
PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)
We strongly encourage all of our families to join our Parent Teacher Organization. At the beginning of the school year information will go home with your child on how to join. We hope that you will support this organization through donations or time as it helps our number one priority: your child. If you need additional information please email blueridgePTO1@gmail.com.
School Involvement
Because it is so important that teachers and parents work together in making a child’s school year a happy and successful one, it is hoped that you will be able to spend some time during the school year helping in the classroom or on special trips. Please discuss with your child’s teacher, ways that will work within your busy schedule.
School Supplies
A supply wish list will be sent home with your child. Due to budget cuts in education, supplies are growing shorter in supply. If you have items on the list that you would like to donate to the classroom, it would be greatly appreciated. Pencils during testing are a high demand in the office. Please label personal belongings such as jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes, and backpacks. We have a lost and found area located up by the office.
Classroom Interruptions
Please respect the importance of uninterrupted instructional time. Each time the office calls a classroom to give a message or ask a student to pick up a personal item in the office, valuable instructional time is affected. Our school works extremely hard in ensuring our students become responsible and organized students. It is important that students remember homework, lunches, permission slips, what the arrangements are after school, and notes. The volume of messages the office receives each day is overwhelming. Please make sure after school arrangements are made prior to your child leaving home. Messages will not be given to students if received after 1:30 p.m.

On Thursday, July 24th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., we will be having our Back to School Night. Please mark your calendar for this event. Finally, I want to say thank you to all our families for the never ending support you give us. You make such a difference in our ability to succeed at Blue Ridge Middle School.
Thank you again for all you do for your child and BRMS. We look forward to an awesome school year!
Alicia Phillips, Principal
“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”
-Dalai Lama
 

Important Immunization Information
Any student needing required immunizations must be up to date on all immunizations by Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Documentation must be provided to the school per Arizona Revised Statute 15-872. If immunization requirements are not completed students will be suspended from school attendance until immunization requirements and documentation are provided to the school per ARS 15-872. Please contact your primary health care provider or health department to schedule an appointment.
A Big Thank You to Walmart for Cinco de Miler Support

Thank You Ace for Supporting Cinco de Miler

Our Special Olympic Kiddos - Way to Go!

Fun at the Cinco de Miler with Friends

Cinco de Miler Buds

6th Grade Coach's Award Winners

4th Grade Coach's Award Winners

Awesome 4th Graders for Most Improved Student

4th Grade ELL Proficient Students

4th Grade Perfect Attendance Students

Congratulations Chase for Top Wrestler

Our Most Improved 6th Graders

4th Grade Principal's Award Winners

6th Grade ELL Proficient Students

6th Grade Presidential Award Recipients

6th Grade Perfect Attendance

Most Improved Students in 5th Grade

5th Grade Principal's Award

Congratulations 5th Grade ELL Proficient Students Students

5th Grade Perfect Attendance

6th Grade Principal's Award

Congratulations PE Coach's Award Winner

Congratulations to CC! Caring Winners

We Love Jacket Pride Club

Lots of Fun at Jacket Pride

Another Jacket Pride Student

Jacket Pride Club Participants

Project Completed
Project Completed
Math is Fun
Project Based Lesson
Lots of Fun