Here are a few important updates from BMS:


Gobble Wobble Update

BMS has broken the 1000 pound mark this week with a total of 1313 lbs of food collected.

Cohort A - 392 lbs

Cobort B - 658.5 lbs

Cohort C - 262.5 lbs


From the Nurse


Updated Travel Guidelines

• People traveling outside the six New England States (NH, ME, VT, MA, CT, RI) still need to self quarantine for 14 days from their last day of travel outside New England (unchanged). 

• Travelers now have the option to shorten their travel-related quarantine if all the following apply: 

  1. The person gets a molecular-based PCR test (a rapid antigen test is not acceptable) on day 7 (or later) of their quarantine

  2. The person provides documentation of a negative PCR test

  3. They remain symptom free

  4. This 7-day “test out” of travel quarantine option applies ONLY to travel-related quarantine and NOT quarantine due to other types of exposure.

  5. Prior to travel, the staff member or parent/guardian must contact their building school nurse directly to discuss the required test, appropriate testing window, and return to school date.

Please be aware it can take 3-5 days  to receive the results for the PCR test.  Day 1 of quarantine begins on the day after return to NH.


Please remember to do your child's daily screening on line. If your child is having any symptoms of COVID-19 do not send them to school. Please contact the school nurse with the symptoms.


More Than a Meal Application

Please click on the above link for information from the state regarding resources for families.


Pick up dates for the St.Vincent De Paul Thanksgiving baskets are Saturday November 21st from 9am to 3pm OR on Monday November 23rd from 9am-1pm. The Pantry is located on Union Avenue in Laconia between McDonald’s and Taco Bell. If you have filled out and returned an application to receive a basket please go to the Food Pantry on one of those dates to collect it. If you have any questions please contact the Food Pantry at 528-5683. 

The Loudon Food Pantry also provides assistance to Belmont and Canterbury families in need. Visit their website at or call for an appointment at 724-9731. 


St. Vincent De Paul Christmas Angel Program will be accepting applications on Tuesday December 1st and 8th from 4:30 pm to 7 pm and Thursday December 3rd and 10th from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Each child age infant to 18 years will receive clothing, socks, and underwear/diapers. Any additional items are given through the generosity of donors. Custodial parents/guardians are asked to bring appropriate paperwork if they have sole or split custody of the children. For questions please call St. Vincent De Paul at 524-5470. Location is at St.Vincent de Paul, 1269 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246 

In case of bad weather, Tuesday December 15th from 4:30 pm to 7 pm will be the make-up date. 


Applications for the Belmont Police Department’s Santa’s Little Helpers program are available starting November 1st through December 11th. You must go to the Belmont Police Department to fill out the application and bring proof of residency. For more information and program restrictions contact Detective Gustafson at 267-8350. 

These wonderful organizations are always in need of donations so if you are looking for a way to give back to the community and help make a child’s holiday a little merrier, please consider donating.


Looking for new PTO Board Members

We will be holding a BMS PTO Meeting in December (Date TBD) to vote in our new board members.  Please send Mr. Pope your name if you are interested in a board position.


Picture Retake Days

BMS will be having picture retakes on December 1st and 3rd.  December 1st will be for Cohorts A and C and December 3rd will be for Cohorts B and C.  Cohort C students will need to arrive at the BMS gym entrance between 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


Maple Syrup Making at BMS

Open to all BMS students who are interested in learning about the art and science of maple sugaring. Our weekly group meetings will begin in January 2021 to learn about the science of maple trees, tapping tools, and methods of collecting sap. In February / March the group work hands-on to tap trees, collect sap and learn how to process it into delicious, organic 100% NH maple syrup that each participant can share with their family. All materials will be supplied as needed.

Group meetings will held be in person after school or virtually (depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time) and group work will take place outdoors on BMS school property.

Please contact Ms. Cyndi Spiers with any questions, for more information or to sign-up!


Have a great weekend.

Mr. Pope

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