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Our Mission:

Bucks County Montessori Charter School makes an individualized educational experience consistent with Montessori principles available to elementary students within the Pennsbury and surrounding school districts. The vision of the founding coalition was that the BCMCS would be a model Montessori School, providing a superior learning environment for its students through implementation of individualized Montessori curricula.

November's Message

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Dear BCMCS Parents,

The students and staff are all refreshed from our recent Fall break – seemed that it came at just the right time.

As is completed annually, the Pennsylvania Department of Education recently announced the most recent School Performance Profile [SPP] Scores, and, for the 2nd consecutive year, BCMCS graded HIGHEST amongst all serving local elementary schools with a score of 94.4.

Recognize that the SPP is an academic performance score based not only on state assessment performance but many other factors that signal student achievement, such as student growth factors which measure changes in student achievement levels on state assessments, promotion percentages, attendance rates, extra credits for advanced achievement and indicators of closing certain achievement gaps. We will be sharing this year’s SPP data with parents at upcoming PTA and BOT Meetings so that our school community can identify the specifics to the state’s SPP rubric system. Access to our school’s SPP can be seen at http://paschoolperformance.org/Profile/7158. The main SPP site, where you can go to view and compare other school performance scores, can be found at http://paschoolperformance.org/.

PTA Friendly Reminders for the month include:
• Membership drive continues
• Food donations are still being collected. Any questions contact Janet Sprouse at 215-369-4420 or janet.w.sprouse@gmail.com . If you wish to donate a turkey for Thanksgiving please contact Janet directly.
• Claire’s Gourmet Food Pick up – Thursday, 11/13, from 3-6:00p
• BCMCS Holiday Shop Volunteers are needed (December 8th through 12th) -- contact Christine Razler for more information at ctrazler@verizon.net .

As always, take care and until next time…
Mr. Brian Long

Latest News and Notices:

Holiday Shop 2014 Announcement
Holiday Shop Sign Up
Parents have been invited to sign up for "Holiday Shop 2014." Please click on the link above to view the online sign-up sheet.
 

LUNCH PROGRAM:
December/January Lunch Menu
We are pleased to announce our Lunch Program continues with Mancini’s. Attached to the link above, you will find the December/January Menu. They will continue to provide us with homemade meals at a low price so please patronize their business.
 

PTA Movie Night
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Join the BCMCS PTA for Movie Night. When: Friday, 12/05/14.Where: BCMCS MPR Room. Time: 6:30 pm Showtime: 7:00PM. Showing: Frozen (Rated PG)

Snacks and drinks will be provided. If you have any leftover Halloween candy you would like to donate, please send to school in a bag marked “Movie Night.” Please note that this is a family event, and we ask you to stay and enjoy it with your child. Any questions please call or email: Jen Graber @ (215) 666-5650 or gotwords@live.com
 

Thanksgiving Food Drive UPDATE:

Just over 683.6 lbs. of food was collected and taken over to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry! A great big thank you to Janet Sprouse for coordinating this year's food drive.
 

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROFILE:
2013-14 School Performance Profile
The Pennsylvania Department of Education posted the 2013-14 School Performance Profile scores for public schools throughout the state and once again, Bucks County Montessori Charter School had the top score for all Elementary Schools in Lower Bucks County and was among the top scoring elementary schools in all of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, with a score of 94.40. This score exceeded the combined average for the other 84 elementary schools in Bucks County (78.34) and 32 elementary schools in Montgomery County (86.80), as well as the combined average elementary school scores for each district in Bucks & Montgomery Counties.
 

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Upcoming Events & Reminders:

November 26th

Half Day School - Start of Thanksgiving Break

November 27th & 28th

School Closed -- Thanksgiving Break

December 1st

* Chess Club from 3:15 - 4:15p
* Service Club from 3:15 - 4:15p

December 2nd

* School Store
* Reading Olympics from 3:15 -4:30p

December 4th

Arts and Crafts Club from 3:15-4:15p

December 5th

PTA Movie Night: Showing 'FROZEN'

December 8th

* Service Club from 3:15 - 4:15p
* Holiday Shop Parent Preview from 7-8p

December 9th

* Holiday Shopping
* Reading Olympics from 3:15 -4:30p

December 10th

* Holiday Shopping
* PTA Meeting @ 7p

December 11th

* Holiday Shopping
* Arts and Crafts Club from 3:15-4:15p

December 12th

Holiday 'Make-Up' Shopping

December 15th

Service Club from 3:15 - 4:15p

December 16th

* Holiday Concert 'Jingle Bell Jazz' for UE / K Families @ 1p
* Reading Olympics from 3:15 -4:30p

December 17th

BOT Meeting @ 8:15p

December 18th

* Holiday Concert 'Jingle Bell Jazz' for LE Families ONLY @ 1p
* Arts and Crafts Club from 3:15-4:15p

December 22nd through January 2nd

NO SCHOOL -- Christmas/Winter Break

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014