Summer is almost here, so register now to save your spot at summer camp! This summer, BMS is offering three sessions of day camp for kids ages 3 and up. We have lots of great activities planned, and you won't want to miss the fun!
Session I (June 18-22): Circus, Circus, Circus!
Session II (June 25-29): Medieval Times
Session III (August 6-10): Summer Survival
Each session runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The fee is $175 per session, and children must bring their own lunch. There is a $10 discount per child for families with more than one child attending a session. Payment is due in full by the first day of the camp session.
On Monday, May 7, Shelly welcomed parents and staff to the first All-School Meeting to be held in several years. After a moment of silence and a circle, Shelly started the meeting with a recap of what the administration has been up to the last year. Shelly then introduced Board Trustee Katie Roberts.
Katie reflected on the school’s changes and progress over the last 30 years and introduced some of the plans the Board has for the next 30 years. She outlined the areas the Board will be focusing on: programs, resources, infrastructure, role, and spirit. The Board is working with Andy Morikawa to develop specific long-term goals and short-term objectives for each of these areas. The first area the Board is focusing on is infrastructure. A work day was announced to begin tackling some smaller projects, such as installing steps to the parking area and clearing trails in the woods.
Shelly took a quick moment to introduce the board members and staff present at the meeting, and then she called on the BMS Office Manager, Carol Volker, to present the budget for the 2012-13 school year. The budget projects income and expenses of approximately $180,000 and relies on us being able to make our base fundraising goal of about $25,000. Carol shared a pie chart with those present to show how the school plans to spend funds next year. The largest categories are personnel expenses at 78%, supplies and services at 7%, and property expenses at 6%. Carol also shared a bar graph comparing BMS tuition to that of other area private schools.
Next, Board Trustee Cassie Pierce took the floor to present the new Parent Collective. The group will consist of 1-2 parents from each class who will meet regularly to work on special projects and to help keep the lanes of communication open and flowing between families, staff, and trustees. Since the school year is coming to a close, the Collective won't have much on its agenda for now, but Cassie hopes to get a solid group together to help wrap up this year and get ready for next. If you would like more information about the Collective, please contact Cassie.
Development Coordinator Jamie Reygle wrapped things up with information about the upcoming party for the school's 30th anniversary, which will be held May 19. Bands Spoon Fight and Just Jake will be performing, camping is available, and there will be a pig roast, beer, ice cream, lemonade for donations. Jamie passed around a sign up sheet for volunteers to help with the event.
Before the meeting ended, there was a chance for questions about what was presented or anything else on peoples' minds. Here is a recap of the Q&A session:
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