It's almost time to begin preparing for this year's MATHCOUNTS competition. You are receiving this email because: 1) You participated last year 2) You tested this summer to skip 8th-grade math 3) You tested this summer into an honors course 4) I thought you might be interested. Bring your friends! All students are welcome no matter what math course they are in. All that is necessary is a desire to challenge yourself mathematically! The district competition will be either the 1st or 2nd Saturday in February, but we need to practice and prep before that!! Unfortunately, my schedule is a little crazy, so practice will move between Monday and Tuesday nights. It will always be right after school from 3 PM until 4:15 PM in Room E2 (Ms. Border and Ms. Cook's classroom). Students need not come to EVERY practice, but the more the better!! Here's a list of dates for MATHCOUNTS team practice: 9/24, 10/1, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23,/10/30, 11/6, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/4, 12/11, 12/17, Winter Break, 1/8, 1/14, 1/22, 1/28, 2/5 Tuesday, Feb. 5th (if district competition is the 9th) ** District Competition @ BMS - either Saturday, Feb. 2nd or 9th Additionally, there is an online trainer (click here) that students can use to prep for the competition. Registration is required, but the trainer is free. Questions about MATHCOUNTs - email me or come to the first practice and check it out!! Marty Beck Math Curriculum/PD Teacher Leader Bettendorf Community Schools 563.359.3686 x3043 (office) or 563.340.4125 (cell) Twitter: @beck_marty

Bus students -Do not forget today, Monday, Sept. 17, you must show your bus pass to ride the bus after school. If you have not received your bus pass yet, please come see me in the front office. Thank you, Mrs. Franklin

It's time to get organized for our 1st big fundraiser! The Fall Community Yard Sale and Bazaar will be held October 13th. Students helped raise just over $7,200 last year to build the BMS Student Projects Fund. ALL the money from our fundraiser goes towards the supplies, guest speakers, materials, field trips, and many other items associated with our cool classroom projects. SO, clear the clutter, clean out those closets, grab those boxes of never used treasures from the basement and garage! Bring in your donations...Help BMS meet the school goal of $10,000. Win Bulldog Tickets for your participation and a chance to win gift cards to local restaurants. Top hustlers win a limousine ride to a Happy Joe's luncheon. See your Social Studies teacher for more details.

7th and 8th Grade Students You have an exciting opportunity to take a trip to Washington D.C. during spring break! (March 9-11, 2019). You will be receiving information in your classes and there is an informational meeting for your parents on Tuesday, October 16th, at 7 PM in the cafeteria. Hope you can go! Mrs. Johannsen

ART CLUB: Friday's C16 from, 3-4:00. MISC. CLUB Monday's, C16/C14 from 3-4:00 ANIME CLUB Monday's C16 from 3-4:00

There will be NO crochet club on Tuesday, October 23rd. Crochet club will resume on Tuesday, October 30th.

There will be NO drama club this Tuesday, October 23 due to conferences. Drama club will resume next week (Tuesday, October 30) in room C8. All are welcome!

Students have to have money in their account in order to purchase Ala Carte , If you make a deposit , it takes 24 hrs for it to show up, so you cannot purchase Items untill the next day after a deposit if there is no money in the account. Thank you, your food service department.

Students, with the weather turning colder this is a reminder that the building opens at 7:45 am unless you are eating breakfast then you can enter in the cafeteria door at 7:30 am. Students will only be allowed in the building before 7:30 am with a pass or if the air temperature is 20 degrees or below with or without wind chilll or due to inclimate weather. (snow/rain). Please remember to dress appropriately

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