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Bedford High School Parents Association
Daily Announcements
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Today is T2-  Tuesday 2
   BHS Announcements & Events   
Important Dates
Thursday, Jan 7: Junior Night with Counselors 6:30 (Zoom)

Sunday, Jan 17: Last day to order a Yearbook

Monday, Jan 18: No School - MLK Day

2020 District Calendar

Bedford Public Schools Start & End Times
New Announcements/Upcoming Events/Deadlines

Update: Student Videographers Needed for Winter Basketball!

Bedford TV will be live streaming Boys and Girls Basketball this Winter, and we need you! If you're a student interested in learning to record and stream games, please staff@bedford.tv for more info. Parents can visit www.youtube.com/BedfordTVMA to watch all of the games live, or later that day. 
 

For Junior Families: Post Secondary Night

The BHS Counseling Team will be hosting it’s Post-Secondary Night with the Counselors on Thursday, January 7th at 6:30pm via Zoom.
This event is just not for those students considering attending college. Post-Secondary Planning encompasses all possibilities after graduation.
You can find the counselor specific meeting links in today’s message from Meredith Tobe.
Please have your Post-Secondary Guide available during the meeting, which was mailed to your home after Thanksgiving.
Repeat Announcements

Happy New Year! Looking to update your mask selection? 

The BHSPA is selling Buccaneer Masks to keep you covered in 2021! 
New Year Promotion:
- Purchase 2 masks for $20
- Purchase 5 masks for $45
- Donate a mask to someone in need in the community - $5.00 

The masks are stylish, high quality, washable and 3-ply - perfect for the fall and winter seasons. Masks can be purchased in Adult and Youth sizes and come in Bedford blue and black. Click on the link below for the image.

To order, go to https://bhspa.org/order. Masks will be delivered to your home (Bedford, Hanscom or Boston or can be picked up in school by a student) within a week of placing your order at no charge! Bulk sales are available as well for a reduced price. Please email BHSBUcsparents@gmail.com to inquire about bulk sales or if you have questions.

Yearbook is looking for Golf and Field Hockey pictures

Yearbook is looking for GOLF and FIELD HOCKEY PICTURES!!!! If you have any photos you would like to share for the yearbook we would really appreciate your help. Please send photos to karen_santos@bedfordps.org.
 

Yearbook Online Ordering

You can order the BHS 2020-2021 yearbook online using the following link:
https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/13423. Deadline or order: January 17, 2021. 
 

BHSPA Fall Appeal

THANK YOU to the parents and guardians who have supported the BHSPA Fall Appeal!  We appreciate it!  If you haven’t had an opportunity to donate - there’s still time!  Donations will be used to support ongoing requests for programs and events to support BHS. To make a donation to our Fall Appeal: https://bhspa.org/donate/

All donors will be recognized on our website and social media. The BHSPA communicates using TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. Thank you!
 

Support for Ms. Pietrangelo and her family

Ms. Pietrangelo and her family are in our thoughts as she continues on her long road of recovery.   Many families have asked what they can do to help.  A Go FundMe has been set up.  Please see the link below.

GoFundMe: A gofundme account has been established to help the family with expenses. If you would like to make a direct financial contribution to the family, please go to https://gf.me/u/yzjqsu 

We are thinking of Ms. Pietrangelo and her family! Please continue to send positive vibes and healing thoughts to help her through this difficult recovery.  If you would like to follow Ms. Pietrangelo’s progress, you can do so using the following link: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/michellepietrangelo
News for Seniors

 

Class of 2021 T-Shirts Order Form

Come order a piece of your BHS history, some memorabilia from your Senior year with a fabulous Class of 2021 t-shirt. Your class officers worked diligently on its creation and it is wicked cool :) Order your Senior class shirt here for $15! Pay with VENMO (@classof2021-humphrey). If paying with cash, exact change is required, checks can be made payable to the Class of 2021. With the cash or check option, please place in an envelope with your full name on it and ARC (Advisory/Remote Counseling) room number. Mr. Humphrey will be collecting the payments in room D107, before first class and after last class. Once payment is received Mr. Humphrey will bring your shirt to one of your ARC classes. Go Bucs!
 

 

Yearbook

Mrs Santos is looking for parents to tell her what their child has been doing during the pandemic. Pictures of what they have been doing would be awesome. 

Can you believe it's time to prepare for your child's senior yearbook? The 2021 Bedford HS yearbook staff wants to help you through the details of making this year’s book perfect for your senior - just review the linked packet and follow the listed steps!

It includes:
  • how to order a yearbook
  • suggestion for a senior portrait photographer
  • deadlines for ads, thanks and other photos
Please let Mrs Santos know if you are having any
trouble getting your photograph taken. We want all seniors represented in the 2021 yearbook.
Post-Secondary Planning

Free Virtual Standardized Test Prep

Taking the PSAT next week? If you're feeling a little nervous, get familiar with the exam. PrepU/Tutor Doctor MetroWest are offering FREE Virtual, Live Proctored PSAT, SAT and ACT Practice Exams to all BHS Students. Full-length official practice exams in a proctored setting offer students the chance to practice test-taking skills. With a detailed score analysis, we pinpoint student strengths and opportunities for score improvement.
  • Practice on an official exam
  • Detailed Score Analysis Report
  • Skill Area Breakdown
  • Free Consultation with our Admissions Experts to Discuss Score Results and Prep Plan
Questions? Call Jen at 781.526.4192 or visit us at collegeprepsolutions.com 

 

Community News

Career Coaching Bootcamp

Open to all ages, town-wide.  Registration is through the email on the updated flyer which includes the dates and topics for the upcoming Career Counselors Boot Camp.
 

Bedford Recreation Department-Winter 2021 

Registration is open!  We have many virtual programs for both youth and adults to keep you engaged during the long winter ahead. Learn something new, stay active or maybe you are looking for a unique gift for the holidays! Please note that the winter brochure will not be printed because it will be dynamic, changing as necessary to respond to safety guidelines for our community. For more information, please see our website at www.bedfordrecreation.org

The adult and youth brochure can viewed at:
https://www.bedfordma.gov/recreation/pages/brochures
To register visit:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/bedfordma
 

Looking for Girl Scout Cookies? 

Due to COVID-19 Girl Scouts are not permitted to do in-person delivery of cookies or in-person cookie booths at this time.  However, you can order cookies online from your favorite Bedford troop by visiting the Bedford Girl Scouts online cookie ordering website by clicking HERE or navigate to the following website:  
https://sites.google.com/view/bedfordhanscomgirlscouts/cookie-links 
 
All cookies will be directly shipped (and if you order 6 or more boxes you save 50% on shipping). You may also use the website to donate cookies to the Boston Food Bank and Hanscom AFB.   
Your support helps the girls raise funds to support their activities, higher awards, travel, and the Bedford Hanscom Girl Scout Scholarship fund! 
 

Save the Date!  CSF Virtual Trivia Night Sat Feb 6 7:00-8:30pm 

Join us for some Trivia Fun on Saturday Feb 6!  The CSF Dollars for Scholars Trivia event will be held virtually this year, brought to you by Stump! Trivia.  Virtual Doors open at 7:00pm, Trivia game from 7:30-8:30pm.  Teams of 6-10 players, up to 10 devices allowed per team, $25 per person.  Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams.  Proceeds go to scholarships for Bedford High School graduates who plan to continue their education.  Registration information coming soon! 
 

BPS PRESCHOOL SCREENING FOR FALL 2021 ADMISSION

The Bedford Public Schools’ Integrated Preschool Program is inviting neighborhood children who will be 3 years old by August 31st to a screening for possible enrollment. Screenings are conducted at the Lt. Davis Elementary School. Screenings will take place by appointment only to adhere to COVID guidelines. Call or e-mail to schedule your appointment by January 29, 2021.
Phone: 1 (781) 275-3201 ext 4721.
E-mail: rachel_thunberg@bedfordps.org

Why choose the Bedford Public Schools?
-  Rich academic and social curriculum
-  DESE certified educators
-  Resident speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and behavior specialist
Visit our website at: https://www.bedfordps.org/pre-school

 


McLean Research Study on Stress and the Teen Brain – Earn up to $100!

Researchers at McLean Hospital are recruiting female teens who are currently feeling depressed or down as well as female teens who are not feeling depressed/down. Your teen can earn up to $100 and receive a picture of her brain.

Researchers at McLean Hospital are investigating factors that make some teens better able to cope with stressful experiences and what makes some teens more vulnerable to experiencing depression. By participating, you and your child can help them better understand, prevent, and treat adolescent depression. Teens will answer questions about their thoughts and feelings. Teens will also undergo an fMRI brain scan. Parent permission is required for teens under 18.

For more information, please contact Emily at (617) 855-4245 or via email ebelleau@mclean.harvard.edu.
 

Girls STEM Summit LIVE 2021

Who: Girls in grades 8 - 12 interested in exploring STEM fields and career choices
When: Hosted online two Saturday mornings via Zoom
Dates: Since the summit will be online, it has been split into two half-day sessions.
          Saturday, April 3, 2021, 8:30am - noon and
          Saturday, April 10, 2021, 8:30 am - noon
Fee: $65
Register herehttps://juniortech.org/girls-stem-summit-live-2021/
Emailinfo@juniortech.org

 


FREE Virtual Parent Support Groups

The BRYT (Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition) network, a program of the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, has been providing FREE parent support groups since the school closures in March 2020. These groups are still running and are still FREE for any caregiver. 
Parents Supporting Parents Flyer
Parents Supporting Parents Commercial
 

2021 Science Without Borders® Challenge - Student art contest is open!

The theme for this year’s Challenge is “Mangroves Matter.” Mangroves are extremely important ecosystems providing many benefits. Participants should use their artistic talents to create a piece of artwork that illustrates how mangroves are important. All entries must be received by Monday, March 1, 2021 to be eligible to win the contest. To learn more about the Science Without Borders® Challenge rules and how to apply, visit www.lof.org/SWBChallenge.  

 

For questions or to add an announcement contact Paula,
BHSPA Communications Secretary, at BHSBucsParents@gmail.com
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