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Welcome to the brackman middle school

 

                                                                               February, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As we enter the third marking period, I would like to take a moment to express appreciation to our students and staff for their extraordinary efforts both in and out of the classroom. 

On December 22nd the Brackman Drama Club was honored to participate in the Ocean County Mall’s peak performance series. The Drama Club, led by Patty Clark-Brescia, performed a holiday themed dance entitled “Underneath the Tree,” by Kelly Clarkson.    It was choreographed by Kayla Jeremias with Emily Medina and the sound editing was done by Mark Ford. Over 50 kids participated in this flash mob style performance and delighted holiday shoppers as they waited in line to meet Santa Claus! And on December 22nd, Mr. Wald's "Bracktones" and Mr. McGrath's "Woodwind Choir" serenaded the students and staff of Russell O. Brackman Middle School with holiday carols to bring a joyful end to 2017. Congratulations to the members of the Drama Club, Bracktones and Woodwind Choir on a wonderful set of performances. Thank you also to our Guidance Department for joining us in our annual Holiday Caroling.

 Congratulations to the Brackman Middle School Jazz Band on an awesome performance at the Ventnor Middle School Jazz Festival on January 11th. The event was a musical showcase featuring several Middle School Jazz Bands from the South Jersey Area. Job well done to Mr. McGrath and all of the members of the Jazz Band for an outstanding performance!

 The ROBMS PTA had a successful Glow Bowling event on January 12th at Thunderbird Lanes. Thank you to everyone who attended and a HUGE thank you to Marlaina and Dawn for chairing this wonderful event for our students, we just about doubled what we did last year!

 A huge thank you to the Brackman Chapter of the NJHS and members of the community for raising over $4,000 to help provide Holiday gifts to 47 children in our community. This was made possible by the help of teachers, staff and students who helped with fundraisers, organized events and donated goods. Thanks to the help of the community, this was our biggest year yet and we were able to help 24 different families.

 The PTA sponsored a Mentoring Open House on December 19th for approximately 200 students and staff members who are involved in the Mentor program. Students and staff members were invited to stop by the Library for a bite to eat and to spend quality time with each other. Thank you to our guidance department for making time for our students to create a personal gift for their mentors. Students presented their mentors with personalized "Remembrance Rocks" as Thank You gifts.

 New this year, Vice Principal Mrs. Smith facilitated a news club called the "Bulldog Buzz.” This group of students put together a video broadcast to highlight all of the wonderful things we do here at ROBMS. A link to our first edition of the Bulldog Buzz was shared via email to the families of our Brackman students and the Board of Education members. Through Guidance, and facilitated by our teachers, students discussed the BARNEGAT C.A.R.E.S. Character Traits for January, Caring & Empathy, then created flyers to be posted around the school. Posters had tabs students could tear off as a reminder that “you matter;” students could keep these for themselves or give them to someone they felt needed a reminder.

 Students at ROBMS are participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser Pennies for Patients. Students are collecting spare change to donate towards the LLS. Homerooms are competing to see who can collect the most change to win. Last year we collected almost $3000 and we're on track for that once again this year. In our first week, we have collected over $1000. Grades are also participating in Penny Wars during lunches and on Friday Jan 19th the Phys. Ed Department held a “Pie in the Face event to help raise more money towards our cause!

 The ROBMS Students of the Month are being recognized with a monthly breakfast with the Principal, Guidance, and each other for their hard work and dedication to the school. Each student is recognized for their efforts by having their names on the ROBMS marquis, announced over the morning announcements, statements written by the teachers and read by Mr. Fiorentino about their achievements, and pictures posted outside the guidance suite. Awards are given to the Overall Student of the Month, Greatest Gains Student, and Character Trait of the Month Award. And a special thanks to Dolce's for donating the bagels to our breakfast.

 Eighth grade parents should review the letter sent home regarding Graduation and future activities.  Just a reminder final payment for cap and gowns are due on February 16th, Diploma Name forms are due on February 6th. The Great Adventure trip will be on

June 7th, further information will be forthcoming. The Graduation Date has not been finalized. A date will be forthcoming in the Spring.

I would like to remind parents and guardians that report cards will be available on the parent portal on February 9th.  There will be an Early Dismissal for Students on January 29th, and School will be closed February 19th in observance of Presidents' Day and there is an early dismissal for students on February 26th for Staff Professional Development Day.

Listed below are activities taking place in February:

February 9                               Report Cards

February 9                               Valentine’s Dance– 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 22                             Student/Faculty Basketball Game –  6:30 PM                                                                                   

 Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

 

                                                                        Sincerely,

                                                                         John Fiorentino,                                                                                        Principal

Contact Information: Main Office: 609-698-5880;

DAILY SCHEDULE School Hours: 7:30AM - 2:20PM;

Eary Dismissal days: 7:30AM - 11:40AM

 

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Upcoming ROBMS Events

Mar02
Spirit Day All Day
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Mar09
Spirit Day All Day
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Mar16
Spirit Day All Day
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Mar23
Spirit Day All Day
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Mar30
Spirit Day All Day
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Apr06
Spirit Day All Day
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Apr13
Spirit Day All Day
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Apr20
Spirit Day All Day
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Apr27
Spirit Day All Day
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Apr27
Guys and Dolls Jr.7:00PM - 9:30PM
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Apr28
Guys and Dolls Jr.2:00PM - 4:30PM
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Apr28
Guys and Dolls Jr.7:00PM - 9:30PM
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May04
Spirit Day All Day
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May11
Spirit Day All Day
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May18
Spirit Day All Day
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Board of Education Meetings

Feb27
Board Meeting6:30PM - 9:00PM
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Mar27
Board Meeting6:30PM - 9:00PM
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Apr24
Board Meeting6:30PM - 9:00PM
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May22
Board Meeting6:30PM - 9:00PM
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