​NEWS & EVENTS

Next BCMS PTO Meeting to feature former Marvel/DC Comic Book artist

January 28, 2021

Please join us for our third PTO General meeting of the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00pm. Kevin Conrad, a former comic book artist for Marvel and DC Comics, will be our special guest. Conrad, who has done work on X-Men, X-Force, Spawn and Kiss, will show us some of his comic book creations. He’ll also tell us how he got into comics. Conrad, a Sage College graduate, will answer questions from the audience. We’ll also get to see what he’s working on.

 

But the best part of the night will be a chance for your child to be featured on the cover of a comic! That’s right! Kevin will put your child’s face with the superhero of your choice. There will be a drawing at the end of the Zoom meeting as we pick a winner.  Raffle tickets will be $5 per ticket or $10 for 3 tickets. All proceeds to benefit the BCMS PTO. Click on the PTO Store to purchase tickets.

Zoom link to be provided. 

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BCMS Virtual Extracurricular Class: Calming Tools for Stressful Times set for Wednesday 1/20

January 18, 2021

 

The BCMS PTO BCMS PTO is proud to present a virtual extracurricular class with certified Health Coach, Laura Fontaine. 

Ms. Fontaine, the program administrator for Magdalena Healing, has a passion for helping youth see the beauty and power within themselves. She will demonstrate various stress relieving tools including guided meditation.

The event will take place on Wednesday January 21st at 4:00pm. Please click HERE for the Zoom Link. Password is 502840.

"Happy Holidays" Door Decoration Photo Contest Winners Announced

December 23, 2020

 

Congrats to everyone that participated in our "Happy Holidays - Door Decoration" photo contest. We had lots of entries as students emailed in a photo of their decorated front door, bedroom door or even garage door. The photos were creative, appealing and outstanding; thanks again for your support and participation

 

Congrats to 1st place winner Ame-Jane Tootel (8th grade/Patroon). 2nd place went to Avery Bush (7th grade/Hudson). And 3rd place was Gabriella Merwin (7th grade/Patroon). Mark Murray (6th grade/Patroon) was 4th. Olivia Deer (7th grade/Hudson) came in 5th. Click on the image gallery to view the top 5. Click on the PDF viewer to see all entries. 

The winning entry received a Stewart's "Make Your Own Sundae" Gift card. While 2nd - 5th place got a gift card for a single scoop ice cream at Stewart's. 

Prizes will be mailed to your mailing address. Winners: Please email your mailing address to bcmsptocontest@gmail.com, and we will mail the prize out to you.

Stress Management Zoom for Adults

December 11, 2020

 

The BCMS PTO offered a free two-part Zoom session with Dr. Stephanie M. Hutchins for adults. As the owner of Serotinous Life, Stephanie is passionate about teaching individuals how to cope with stress and how to find beauty in darkness.

 

She is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Stress Management Coach, Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, and Certified Yoga Instructor. For more information visit her website.

Miss the meeting? No problem! Check out the replay. 

Thanksgiving Photo Contest Winners Announced

December 3, 2020

 

Congrats to everyone that participated in our Photo Contest: "What you are Thankful For"? We had lots of entries as students emailed in a photo of what they're thankful for. The photos are lovely and impressive. 

 

Congrats to Maayan Amsterdamer (6th grader - Mohawk) for the winning picture. 2nd place went to Sanzia Matthews (8th grader - Mohawk). 3rd place was a tie between Kimberly Davenport (8th grade, Patroon) and David Davenport (6th grade, Patroon). Zara Pattison (8th grade Hudson) finished 5th. Click on the image gallery to view the top 5. Click on the PDF viewer to see all entries. 

The winning entry received a Stewart's "Make Your Own Sundae" Gift card. While 2nd - 5th place got a gift card for a single scoop ice cream at Stewart's. 

Talking with Your Teen: Coping During Covid
November 24, 2020

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) hosted a virtual “Talking with Your Teen” presentation offering tips and strategies to help both parents and children cope with the stress and anxiety COVID is having on our families.

 

“Coping During COVID” featured Dr. Jennifer Smitkin, Licensed Psychologist, School Psychologist and founder of Psychology Wellness Practice, PLLC. Dr. Smitkin specializes in providing psychological and psycho-educational evaluations for children and adolescents, as well as adults. BOU is a non-profit organization that promotes safe, healthy activities for the youth of Bethlehem, NY.

BCMS PTO Meeting with MopCo 
November 19, 2020

The Capital Region's very own MopCo entertained us all during the 2nd BCMS meeting of the 2020-21 school year on 11/19/20. MopCo has been voted the Capital Region's "Best in Comedy" for 4 years in a row. They did a presentation titled "A sense of humor and a little creativity can help us through the tough times.” MopCo focused on some of the improv principles that are helpful offstage -- focus on making our partner look good, assuming good intent, building with what we have in the moment and positivity. Miss the meeting? No problem! Check out the video! 

Upcoming Events
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February 10th - 7:00pm

BCMS PTO Meeting  (Zoom)

  • Featuring former Marvel/DC Comics artist Kevin Conrad.

  • Kevin will show off his creations

  • You'll have a chance to put your child into a comic.

  • Zoom link to be provided.  

Monday, Feb. 15th -

Friday, Feb. 19th
February Break​​​

  • School is closed!

  • Enjoy the Break!

  • Please be safe and remember to wear a mask!

NEXT PTO

MEETING

Wedneday

February 10th, 2021

7:00PM

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