WELCOME to the 2018-2019 school year at Bearden Middle School! The Bearden Middle PTA has lots of opportunities and ideas to help you get involved during your child's middle school years. Please contact our President, Shannon Thackston with questions, thoughts, suggestions for helping to make our PTA more supportive of our school, students and staff. Are you receiving our weekly PTA e-newsletter? If not, please email Cathy McCaughan and ask to be added to the distribution list.
Why Become a Member of PTA? $6 of your $10 membership helps fund items the school's budget doesn't cover. Joining the PTA does not obligate you to volunteer or attend meetings, although we hope you will join us as your schedule allows! Simply include your membership dues of $10 with the PTA Membership form (download below, or get a copy in the Main Office). $6 of that stays here at BMS to help support our many activities and initiatives; the remaining $4 goes to local, state, and national dues to support child-advocacy initiatives.
Why suppport the Enrichment Fund? Any additional funds over $10 go to our Enrichment Fund, which supports funding gaps for technology, devices, books, programs, etc. Membership levels are as follows: FRIEND LEVEL $1-$99, RED LEVEL $100-$179, WHITE LEVEL $180-$364, BLUE LEVEL $365-$499, BRUIN LEVEL $500-$999 and CORPORATE LEVEL $1000+.
Thank you for supporting the BMS PTA and our Enrichment Fund!
PTA News and Announcements
Important Dates 2018-2019
August 6 (Monday) Teacher Breakfast
August 7 (Tuesday) 6th Grade Orientation - 1/2 day
August 14 (Tuesday) 6th Grade Open House
August 16 (Thursday) 7th/8th Grade Open House
September 12 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #1
September 28 (Friday) Bruinaroo (fall fundraiser)
October 18 (Thursday) Report Card Night
October 8-12 (Monday-Friday) Fall Break
November 14 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #2
February 13 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #3
March 8 (Friday) Lip Sync (REVISED DATE as of NOVEMBER 2018)
April 10 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #4
Bruinaroo, our annual fall fundraiser, is a blast for the students and celebrates our amazing middle school community. Bruinaroo 2018 will take place Friday, September 28th and we’re hoping for a huge success. For that to happen, we need lots of volunteers and we are looking for individual, family and corporate sponsors to step up to make it a great day. If you are interested in volunteering for or sponsoring Bruinaroo, please reach out to our Bruinaroo Co-Chairs, Emily Wright or Melissa Mason. Thank you!
PTA Committees 2018-2019
The BMS PTA is very active in the life of the school. We are always in need of volunteers, so if any committee below is of interest to you, please contact one of the listed chairs. We hope you will!
Bruin Award Laura Heinz
Clinic Suzanne McAllister
Clothing Drive Karen Dupree
Enrichment Mary Martin
Facebook Meredith Kuester
Mini Grants Nikki Freeman
Newsletter Cathy McCaughan
Reflections Julie Sterchi
Signs Emilee Stanley
Special Needs Liaison Hedy Collins
Spirit Wear Jennifer Phillips
Volunteer Sign Up Mark Webb
If you have any concerns about a particular grade or any questions as you go through your child’s school year, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of your PTA grade representatives.
Please consider an enrichment member...when you do, 100% of your gift stays at BMS! To give, please contact Mary Martin today.FRIEND Level Enrichment Donor$1–$99 giftRED Level Enrichment Donor$100–$179 giftWHITE Level Enrichment Donor$180–$364 giftBLUE Level Enrichment Donor$365–$499 giftBRUIN Level Enrichment Donor$500–$999 giftCORPORATE Level Enrichment Donor$1,000 + giftFor a complete listing of giving level incentives, click here.