Third Quarter and winter have arrived! Let it rain rather than snow. 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. One of the great joys of my job is watching the success of our students and staff. It seems as if each day something new happens here at Brackman that is worthy of recognition and celebration!
We are very happy to announce that Brackman Band Members, Michaela Spain (Tenor saxophone) and Julia Wadnick (French horn) have been accepted into the All South Jersey Region III Junior High Honors Band. Almost 400 students competed for a chair in this most prestigious Ensemble. They will perform in a concert with some of New Jersey’s finest student musicians at the Lower Cape May Regional High School on March 2nd at 3:00 PM. Congratulations to all! Keep up the good work! Also the ROBMS Wrestling team has now won its 7TH CONSECTUTIVE conference championship! Two wrestlers earned top honors in their respective weight classes; Rob Woodcock (92lbs.) and Sean Foley (102lbs.) were Brackman’s individual Blue Division Champions.
The PTA is hosting a Valentine Dance this Friday, February 7th at 7pm. Tickets will be on sale for $4 during lunches; tickets at the door are $5. Students may purchase snacks/drinks at the dance for $1. The PTA is also selling chocolate roses and flashing roses for $2. Parents, you can help us in supporting much needed programs for our school and send your child a special valentine by purchasing a “Candy Gram” ($1.00) or a “Flower Gram” ($2.00) for your child when you drop them off at the dance. These will be delivered to their homeroom teacher the week of February 10th.
Eighth grade parents should review the letter sent home regarding graduation and future activities. Just a reminder final payment for cap and gowns was due on Friday, January 31st. If you haven’t already done so, please send your payment in. Great Adventure trip money is due by Friday, February 21st. In the near future, eighth grade students will receive the program of studies book for Barnegat High School. Please discuss your child’s selections with them and return the paperwork by the date indicated.
I would like to remind parents and guardians that report cards will be available on the parent portal on Monday, February 10th. School will be closed on February 14th for Staff Professional Development Day and on February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Listed below are activities taking place in February:
February 7 Valentines Dance – 7:00PM – 9:00 PM
February 10 Report Cards
February 12 PTA Meeting – 7:00 PM
February 14 & 17 School Closed
Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
John Fiorentino, Principal
Russell O. Brackman Middle School