WELCOME to the 2019-2020 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 Cris Barroso 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 2019-2020
December 5 (Thursday) Sweet Treats for Staff
December 17 (Tuesday) Teacher Luncheon
February 12 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #3
February 13 (Thursday) Teacher Valentine's/Supply List
March 6 (Friday) Lip Sync (1st Show at 6pm)
March 6 (Friday) Lip Sync (2nd Show at 8pm)
March 13 (Friday) Teacher Olympics Fundraiser - NOT CONFIRMED
April 8 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #4
May 7 (Thursday) Teacher Luncheon Catered by El Charro - NOT CONFIRMED
May 8 (Friday) Menchie's Party
May 15 (Friday) Food Truck Day
May 18 (Monday) 8th Awards Ceremony
May 18 (Monday) 8th Student Incentive Field Day - NOT CONFIRMED
May 18 (Monday) 8th Dance
May 19 (Tuesday) 7th Awards
May 19 (Tuesday) 7th Student Incentive Field Day - NOT CONFIRMED
May 20 (Wednesday) 6th Awards
May 20 (Wednesday) 6th Student Incentive Field Day - NOT CONFIRMED
May 21 (Thursday) Talent Show
August 13, 2019 (Tuesday) 6th Open House
August 15, 2019 (Thursday) 7th/8th Open House
September 11, 2019 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #1
September 20, 2019 (Friday) Bruinaroo (fall fundraiser)
October 17, 2019 (Thursday) Report Card Night
November 13, 2019 (Wednesday) PTA Meeting #2
November 14, 2019 (Thursday) Teacher Luncheon
Bruinaroo, our annual fall fundraiser, is a blast for the students and celebrates our amazing middle school community. Bruinaroo 2019 will take place Friday, September 20th 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, Mandy Brabham or Laura Pitman. Thank you!
PTA Committees 2019-2020
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!
6th Grade Reps Angela Acker | Ashley Rodriquez | Kathryn Vinson
7th Grade Reps Mandy Brabham | Jen Beilharz | Ashley Harkrider | Gina Burch | Nancy Tisue
8th Grade Reps Lesli Fox | JoAnn Scott | Rosemary Mary | Anne Stair | Amy Kirby
8th Grade Party Abigail Jumper | Amber Davis
Auditor Hedy Collins | Jeff Novinger
Bruinaroo Mandy Brabham | Laura Pitman
Bruinaroo Assistants Katy Bibee | Katie Neely
Bruin Award Holly Eddins | Ashley Harkrider
Clinic Suzanne McAllister
Clothing Drive Karen Dupree
Enrichment Mary Martin
Facebook Kathryn Clark
Hospitality Julie Bankston | Amy Shuler
House & Grounds Kurt Kamman | Kendra Howard
Lip Sync Lori Gray
Mini Grants Nikki Freeman
Newsletter Cris Barroso
Reflections Julie Sterchi
Signs Emilee Stanley
Special Needs Liaison Hedy Collins
Spirit Wear Jennifer Phillips
Volunteer Sign Up Mark Webb
Welcome Breakfast Paige Hudson
2019-2020 Executive OfficersPresident Shannon ThackstonPresident-Elect Jonathan FortnerVP Membership Ashley White
VP Membership Elisa ChesneyVP Enrichment Mary MartinTreasurer Minette TownsendTreasurer Assistant Jen BeilharzSecretary Caren MillerParliamentarian Rebecca Gray
Please click on the dates below for past issues of the school newsletter.
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.
6th Grade Reps
7th Grade Reps
8th Grade Reps
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.