Byam School Association

The Byam School Association is our open Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), comprised of energetic parents and staff dedicated to enhancing the work of the teachers and staff at our school by providing them and our children with needed staffing, supplies, special events and support when and where it is needed. It is our goal to bring together the talents of our families and our school professionals to create an environment where all children are inspired to learn, dream, believe and achieve to their greatest potential. Support the BSA today!

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Upcoming Events

The Byam School Association organizes all your favorite school events like the Back to School Social, Boo Bash, Walk-A-Thon, Paint Night, and more! Here’s some of what we have in store for you this year! (Byam Calendar)

  • 9/9/2022: 6:00-8:00pm: Back to School Social
  • 10/22/2022: 4:00-7:00pm: Byam Boo Bash
  • 11/4/2022: Riverhawks
  • 11/17/2022: Scholastic Book Fair / Collectors Fair (tentative date)
  • 12/5/2022: Virtual Bandingo (tentative date)
  • 1/9/2023: Roller Kingdom
  • 2/2/2023: Riverhawks
  • 2/?/2023: Sweetheart Dance (tentative date)
  • 3/14/2023 or 3/15/2023: Virtual Paint Night (tentative date)
  • 3/25/2023: Byam Hootenanny Talent Show
  • 4/26/2023 or 4/27/2023: Byam Art Night (tentative date)
  • 5/20/2023: Byam Walk-a-thon

Board Members

President:
Carolyn Sousa | Contact

Vice President (Fundraising):
Cyndi Moses | Contact

Co-Treasurers:
Tracy O’Neill | Contact
Meghan Costello | Contact

Co-Enrichment Coordinators:
Kaitlyn Myers | Contact
Andrea Laffin | Contact

Secretary:
Ellen Marcisin | Contact

Communication/Newsletter/Social Media:
Amy Brown | Contact

BSA Meetings

Byam School Association Monthly Meetings

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: BSA meetings will be held either in person at Byam Library, and/or streamed live.
  • 9/7 – Hybrid
  • 10/5 – Hybrid
  • 11/9 – Virtual Only
  • 12/14 – Virtual Only (note: this meeting typically is cancelled unless we have a pressing matter)
  • 1/11 – Virtual Only
  • 2/8 – Virtual Only
  • 3/8 – Virtual Only
  • 4/12 – Hybrid
  • 5/10 – Hybrid
  • 6/7 – Hybrid

Meetings are open and streamed HERE.

Meeting Minutes are uploaded HERE.

Volunteering

Volunteers Make the Difference at Byam Elementary School

There are opportunities to help during the school day, on the weekends, and in the evening. Are you a social media maven, a creative artist, an organizer, scheduler, planner or doer? It takes ALL KINDS to make the BSA run. We offer a number of events each year and in order to put on these events WE NEED YOU!  Please take a look at our upcoming events and pay close attention to the weekly school newsletter and our Facebook page to find opportunities that fit your schedule.

Please note that all classroom volunteers (library, math, etc.) must complete and submit a CORI form to the Byam School office. Please contact the school office for a CORI form.

Volunteer Newsletter:  www.bit.ly/bsa-volunteernewsletter
Looking to get more involved, but don’t know where to start? Sign up to be a part of our volunteer newsletter! This form doesn’t lock you into anything, we will simply add you to an email list. As new specific and random needs arise, you will be the first to know!

 

Fundraising

No Brainer Donation

We depend on donations to make enrichment programming and field trips a reality for our students.  Each year the BSA pays for two enrichment programs per grade and transportation to field trips.  The BSA is also responsible for funding the playground and classroom supplies and teacher needs during the year.  In order to cover the costs (average of $65/student each year) we need to fundraise.

No Brainer Donation

Donate funds directly to Byam School… it’s a no-brainer!
Tired of the school fundraisers, but still want to support the BSA?

Our NO-BRAINER donation might be right for you… and Byam BSA will be able to keep 100% of the proceeds for future enrichments, field trips, and events! DONATE HERE: www.bit.ly/byam-nobrainer

$10 – Please never show me a wrapping paper order form again.
$20 – I don’t want any cookies or cheesecake.
$50 – I already have way too many candles and my spouse would be very unhappy if I ordered more.
$75 – I’d rather crawl under a rock than ask my coworkers again.
$100 – Seriously. I really can’t look through another catalogue!

Box Tops for Education

Turn your grocery shopping trips into easy cash for Byam and encourage friends and relatives to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products in almost every aisle of the store. Download the Boxtops for Education App and scan your grocery bill and you are done or if you have any products with valid logos, clip the logos off and send them to school—each one is worth 10¢ for Byam.

Shop at Amazon

If you are a current Amazon Smile user, Amazon smile donates 0.5% of your purchase from eligible AmazonSmile purchases.  Instructions for setting up your smile.amazon.com charitable donation to benefit the Byam School Association are below:
To change your charitable organization:

  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. From your desktop, go to Your Accounts & Lists, and then select the Your Amazon Smile.
  3. Click on the Change Charity button on the right.
  4. Search for Byam School Association then click Select.

From the Amazon App

Amazon Smile now works on the app!! Simple navigate to the Amazon Smile menu and follow the steps. You need to allow Amazon notifications to enable Smile through the app.

Thanks for using AmazonSmile to help out Byam Enrichment Programs!

Company Match

As a non-profit, the Byam Elementary BSA is eligible for company-matching donations! Reach out to us at bsa.chelmsford at gmail.com if you need our Tax ID.

The Byam School Association accepts in-kind donations of services, products for auctions and raffles, and other gifts. Please reach out to bsa.chelmsford at gmail.com.  We are grateful for your contributions!