BMS Newspaper Club in the News!
Here’s a link to some State Journal photos taken at our Newspaper Club meeting Tuesday. Enjoy!
http://www.state-journal.com/local%20news/2015/02/25/photos-bondurant-middle-school-students-are-spreading-the-news
 
Pennies for Patients
"Pennies for Patients" fundraiser will run March 2-13 and the BMS goal is $750. Students are encouraged to bring their donations to their homeroom during this time. They will also be selling "Paper Pennies" for $1 at lunch and have it put on a Wall of Glory for those that donate.
 
BMS also has an online donation site set up! If you are interested in contributing to their efforts to pay it forward and help others, you can donate online at http://kyc.dojiggy.com/bmsdonation . You’ll receive a tax-deductible receipt, which you can also submit to your company’s matching gift program to double your donation!
 
STLP
If any STLP students are interested in competing in one of the live competitions (Cinemania, Video Games, Web Design,. etc - see handbook for list) then Mr. Gary NEEDS to have you registered by MONDAY MARCH 2nd (which is only 4 days from now.) Please stop by and talk to Mr. Gary, email him, or call him to let him know if you need registered for these.  
Volunteers Needed!!!
BMS PTO needs volunteers to work concession stand at Intramural games. Starting this week there will be games every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. There will be 2 games starting at 5:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Saturdays the games will begin at 9 AM and there will be 4 games played. Interested in volunteering? Contact Becky King at becky.king@lrc.ky.gov . Great way to get Service points for Beta and STLP.  
Book Club
The book clubs ("Seconds Away" and "The Death Cure") will meet each day until 4:30 until each book is complete. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Kuhn at Leigh.Kuhn@franklin.kyschools.us  .  
BETA Dates Have Changed
All those students going on the Beta convention: It has been rescheduled for March 23-25. Please contact Ms. Lee or Mr. Barker by Wed., Feb. 25, to confirm whether you are still able to attend.  
Support Groups
Franklin County's Parent Resource Center’s two support groups for parents will be meeting again next month. The ADHD group will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9. Our discussion will focus on helping children with ADHD develop their time management skills, but we will also talk about whatever other issues parents bring up regarding ADHD. The Autism group will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16. The main discussion topic for this meeting has not yet been determined. Both support groups will meet at the Early Learning Village. 
Battle of the Books Qualifying Written Test
· Battle of the Books qualifying written test will be Monday, March 2nd at 1:30. 
Spring Pictures
Spring Picture day, Monday March 2nd. Proofs will be sent home if you wish to purchase.The 8th grade group pic will also be taken and must be prepaid for $15 on Monday. Forms will be sent home Friday. 
Report Cards
Report cards will now go home March 4th.  
Bowling Reward Permission Slips
Bowling reward permission slips will go home next week.6th graders must be returned with the fee by Friday March 6th for the bowling trip on Monday the 9th. 7th and 8th graders must be returned by Monday, March 9th. 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School & Youth Programs
BMS has joined the fight against blood cancers! By participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School & Youth programs, this school is working with LLS to help blood cancer patients live their best life today. Donations received through this program fund the treatments that get to patients more quickly. Additional information about this wonderful fundraiser will be sent home with all students. BMS will be participating in this fundraiser from March 2-13th, and would like your support! Please support BMS in this fundraiser by visiting http://kyc.dojiggy.com/bmsdonation  You’ll receive a tax-deductible receipt, which you can also submit to your company’s matching gift program to double your donation! Donations can also be sent to school with students to give to their homeroom teachers. For more information on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission, please visit www.lls.org  or www.schoolandyouth.org . If you have any questions, please email the Counselor at ashlee.artman@franklin.kyschools.us . Thank you for your support! 
Pro Active 5K School Challenge
Pro Active 5K School Challenge --April 17th, 6:30 p.m. 1) All students' and children under 18's registration fee will be $10. 2) All adults' registration fee will be $20 (same as other adults). 3) Any adult and younger children not yet in school can be a part of our school team by indicating so on their registration form. This means you can recruit grandparents, friends, neighbors,, etc. Bondurant Middle is our team name. Deadline to register for BMS team is April 10th. 4) The School Challenge Award will continue to be based upon the highest number of participants crossing the finish line. *You may walk, skip, jog, run, or a combination. Please not only sign up, but participate as well in this fun 5K event. The school with the MOST PARTICIPANTS that pass the finish line will be awarded $100.* *Please put Bondurant Middle for Team Name!! If you have already signed up and did not put a team name please contact Ms. Moreland at Rebecca.moreland@franklin.kyschools.us, we are still able to add you to our team.* Registration forms can be found in the front office or this website www.runsignup.com/race/ky/frankfort/proactiveforlife5k.  
Bondurant Sweeps MathCounts Competition

For the second consecutive year, Bondurant's MathCounts Team won 1st place in the Chapter Competition held at Good Shepherd School on Feb. 14th and will move on to State! Members of the team include:

Abdullah Ateyeh
Julia Martinez
Amanda Jones
Ahmad Ateyeh

Abdullah Ateyeh won 1st place in both the Individual and Countdown (Quick Recall) competitions. Because of his 1st place finish in the Individual Competition, Abdullah won a full-tuition scholarship to either Western Kentucky University or the University of Kentucky!
 

“Capture the Earth” Photo Contest
Students in grades 6-8 can enter the “Capture the Earth” photo contest to win a night’s lodging at any Kentucky State Resort Park with his or her family. Deadline is Friday, April 3. Official contest rules are available online at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/earthday.aspx  or call Ricki Gardenhire at 564-5525 for more information.  
PTO Meeting
PTO meets Thursday, March 19th at 5:30 in the library.  
African-American History Program
Frankfort Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring an African-American (AA) History program on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9a.m. - 2 p.m. at Kentucky State University, in the Exum Center. The program will include fun workshops, games, and refreshments, and it is free and open to the public. There is also an AA History Essay Contest for youth in the 4 & 5th grades, middle school and high school.Please contact Ms. Artman for a complete list of essay requirements. Awards for this essay will be presented at the program. Along with the youth component, there will also be a Health & Fitness Fair that is targeting adults and college students. For more information, please contact Ashlee.Artman@franklin.kyschools.us  
PTO Fundraiser
The PTO has a new school wide fundraiser. It's easy and won't require much time from you. It is the Kroger Community Rewards program. Each time you, a friend or family member shops at Kroger and uses a Kroger Plus card that has been registered, the PTO will earn money. Follow the link below to register your Kroger Plus card. We are listed as Bondurant Middle School PTO. https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards  
Battle of the Books Round Robin Competition
Let your child’s voice be heard as to which Battle of the Book title is the best. All students in all grades can participate. Press "Read More" and click on the Round Robin Flyer for more information.  
Visual Interpretation Activity
Would you like your child to earn extra credit in your Language Arts and/or Visual Arts class? Your child can earn extra credit, be prompted to read, have fun, and/or show off his/her artistic abilities with the Visual Interpretation Activity.  Press "Read More" and then click on the Visual Interpretation Activity Flyer to find more information.  
Box Tops, Labels for Education, Tyson A+, Ink Cartridges and Old Cell Phone/Tablets Donations
The BMS PTO supports a homeroom competition each trimester. The homeroom with the most donations of Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, Tyson A+, Coke Rewards, used ink cartridges and old cell phones/tablets wins a party. Box Tops now have expirations dates, so send in your donations soon!  
IC Campus Parent Portal
The Infinite Campus Parent Portal Program is the internet tool parents use to view assignments, grades and attendance for their children. You can also email teachers directly from the program.

Please fill out the Household Verification Form (attachment available for download - click on "Read More") if you have never created an account for parent portal in Infinite Campus. After you return the form to school, you will receive directions and your personal account number through email on how to set up your account. Due to the high amount of requests at the beginning of the year, it may take longer to receive your account information.

If you have already created an account in a previous year or with another child you will NOT need to fill out the Household verification form. You will simply use your username and password that you created. For privacy reasons, school personnel cannot see what password you created. Please be sure to keep record of this. If you have questions please email Rebecca Roberts at Rebecca.Roberts@franklin.kyschools.us
 
ADHD and Autism Support Groups
The FCPS Parent Resource Center will offer support groups for parents of children with ADHD and a separate support group for parents of children with Autism.  Meeting will be at the Early Learning Village every other month.ADHD support group will meet on Monday September 8th at 6 PM, Autism support group meetings will begin on Monday September 15th at 6PM.  
Current Events
CLE SBDM Meeting
Mon Mar 16 2015
CKEA (No School)
Fri Mar 20 2015
Spring Break
Mon Apr 6 2015
to Fri Apr 10 2015
CLE SBDM Meeting
Mon Apr 20 2015
CLE SBDM Meeting
Mon May 18 2015
Election Day (No School)
Tue May 19 2015
Last Day for Students
Thu May 21 2015
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Fri May 22 2015
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