Parent Link was started in the fall of 1994 by a group of dedicated parents. As stated in our Charter, updated in October of 2009, the purpose of Parent Link is to support the education of children at BMS by fostering relationships among parents and teachers.
Our objective is to promote a cooperative relationship between teachers, staff, parents and students in providing the best physical, mental and social being for BMS and the community and to coordinate volunteers to assist in school activities.
2016-2017 MEETING DATES
7 p.m. - BMS Media Center
October 18, 2016 | January 17, 2017 | March 21, 2017 | May 16, 2017
|BMS Fun(d) Run and Post Race Party |
September 23, 2016
|BMS Hunger Drive |
October 24 - Nov. 4, 2016
|Staff Dinner |
November 7, 2016 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
|Iowa Assessment Water Donations |
February 17, 2017
March 4, 2017 all day @ BHS
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Every Friday from October thru May Parent Link volunteers pop popcorn and sell it for $.50 a bag after school.
Parent Link volunteers and our school librarian facilitate book clubs for each grade level at BMS. Each club has a maximum of 12 students. Spaces are filled on a first come first served basis and additional volunteers are always welcome! Each quarter brings a new book and the opportunity for a new group of students to sign up. Clubs meet during their grades lunch period weekly.
Each year BMS holds a 3 on 3 basketball tournament for middle school students. Both boys and girls teams participate and students form their own teams. Competition is held within each grade level. Games are played at Bettendorf High School and are refereed and scored by the BHS Basketball team. Parent Link sells concessions and all monies raised go directly to the Bettendorf Middle School Athletic Fund.
Held during Fall Conferences, all monies earned during the Scholastic Book Fair are given directly to the Librarian at BMS for additional book purchases.
Held annually, the BMS food drive donates food directly to the Bettendorf Food Pantry. The donations from BMS help to stock the pantry shelves until late spring. Each “house” is assigned a specific food group to collect donation of and then everything is put together on Fridays during the drive and picked up by the Food Pantry. Monetary donations, including checks made out to BMS, are also greatly appreciated by the Pantry.