BENEFITING BMS INNOVATIVE GRANTS PROGRAM
Dancing & Silent Auction
Food & Bar
March 13, 2021
Doors Open: 6PM
Benicia Clock Tower
Adults Only Please
To Our Valued BMS Shamrocks & Shenanigans Ticket Holders:
The BMS PTO and the Shamrocks & Shenanigans Committee is thinking of you and your families as we all adjust to the challenges related to COVID-19.
While we were looking forward to seeing everyone at the March 21st, 2020 Shamrocks and Shenanigans event, the safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Because there is grave uncertainty about the course of this global emergency, we have elected to reschedule this event for March 13th, 2021. All of the prominent elements of this event will remain intact; we are essentially just moving the date.
We will honor all purchased tickets as valid for this rescheduled date. However, we understand that things may arise and you may not be able to attend as planned. We will be reaching out as the event nears to confirm your attendance at this updated time/date.
We are so very appreciative of your support as we all work together to stay safe and healthy. Looking forward to resuming the shenanigans in 2021! -
The Innovative Grants Program supports BMS teachers in their efforts to cultivate stimulating and creative learning environments where children are excited to learn and have access to tools and opportunities that keep them engaged. This program celebrates and encourages teacher creativity, innovation, and ingenuity for "out-of-the box" teaching by reducing or removing funding barriers.
Innovative Grants have supported the development of BMS' Viking TV, where students learn about and participate in key aspects of journalism and broadcast production. In addition, these materials have also been used to inspire student-driven podcasts and other multi-media projects. Finally, Innovative Grants have provided electronic tools that bring 21st century learning to the next level. The Pear Deck platform, for example, (www.peardeck.com) has been made available to all BMS teachers as a tool to improve engagement, assessment and individualized teaching. Pear Deck enables teachers not only to create engaging instructional content, but also add the magic of formative assessments and interactive questions to their classroom experience.
Mark your calendars! The Benicia Middle School PTSA is hosting its 1st Annual Innovative Grants Fundraiser on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
In true St. Patrick's Day style, the "Shamrocks & Shenanigans" event will feature Irish-themed food, specialty-crafted brews and drinks, live entertainment, dancing to the tunes of DJ DZ and a host of fun, interactive activities (including live & silent auction) that are sure to bring out the luck of the Irish! Best of all, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the BMS Innovative Grants Program. So what are you waiting for? Get yer green on and join us as we ShamRock the night away!
**Guests must be 21+; ticket price includes Irish buffet, admission and live entertainment.
**St. Patrick's Day attire strongly encouraged.