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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.

March's Message

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Dear BCMCS Parents,

This year, typical of past years, we have a significantly large number of applicants wishing to enroll their child(ren) into our school. With well over 100 students vying for limited spots, the community's overwhelming interest is just one testimony of our school’s success. BCMCS will continue to persist to educate children within an authentic Montessori pedagogy, validating our method as the most effective educational approach. With all our successes, conversely, we will never believe that we have 'arrived' as a school, as we will persist within our sustained objective to be pioneers in education, evolving to meet the demands of today's, and tomorrow’s, educational needs.

One of the processes which we, the staff of BCMCS, ensure this pioneering vision ironically coincides with the American Montessori Society's annual conference, which this year happens to be held in Philadelphia. BCMCS is especially enthralled in being chosen a visiting school, as over 50 of the expected 3,500 Montessorians planning to attend the conference will be on our school site March 12th to visit our school, staff and student population. It is our hope that the ensuing visit and the staff's involvement in the plethora of conference workshops will serve as a springboard for new ideas and fresh connections for the remainder of this year as well as into next.

As always, please be sure to periodically check the school website and calendar, as we have a number of clubs, meetings and special activities scheduled this month. The PTA also asks that you place aside futures dates related to two of their more popular annual events, as the Family Dance is scheduled for April 25th and the Trenton Thunder Outing is slated for May 29th.

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

Latest News and Notices:

*********************IMPORTANT*********************
Important Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule for Thursday, 4-2-15
On Thursday, April 2nd Bucks County Montessori Charter School will be open; however, transportation for Pennsbury students will not be provided.

Pennsbury students attending school next Thursday will need to make alternative transportation arrangements to and from school. To help accommodate for this situation and in an attempt to alleviate traffic issues in our parking lot, we will have staggered drop off (between 8:10 & 8:55 AM) and pick up (between 2:45 PM and 3:30 PM) for Pennsbury students based on the bus number that they are assigned to. Please refer to the above link for the Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick Up Schedule you should follow for your child(ren).
 

2015 Reading Olympics Competition RESULTS

In the 2015 Reading Olympics competition, all 3(three) BCMCS Teams, the Narwhal Readers, the Sonic Readers, and the Tux Readers received Blue Ribbons. Congratulations to them and the teachers, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Wittcoff, Ms. Bernheim, Ms. Freiling and Mrs. Bowman, who assisted in this endeavor.
 

LUNCH PROGRAM: March/April
March/April Lunch Menu
Our Lunch Program continues with Mancini’s, and we are pleased to announce that we now offer 2 (two) slices of Pizza, snack and drink as an alternative every day . Attached to the link above, you will find the February/March Menu. Mancini's continues to provide us with homemade meals at a low price so please patronize their business.
 

Middle School Transition CLUB:
Middle School Transition Club Flyer
Click on Flyer for all information.
 

Lottery Results
2015-16 Enrollment Lottery results
Letters will be sent out on March 31, 2015, to all families who took part in the lottery, officially notifying them if their child has been accepted for registration for the 2015-16 school year or where they are on the wait list. At any time during the year registration openings may become available for any grade depending on changes in enrollment. If that should happen, the next person on the wait list for that particular grade opening will be contacted with an offer to register. If your contact information should change at any time during the year, please make sure to call the administrative offices at (215) 428-6700 ext 4, to relay same.
 

Approved 2015-16 School Calendar
15/16 School Calendar
At the 12/17/15 Board of Trustee Meeting the above calendar was adopted for the 2015-16 School year. The calendar includes 185 school days with a start date of 8/26/15 and an end date of 6/17/16.
 

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.
 

OneCallNow System Options:
One Call Now Self Update Portal
BCMCS communicates all important informattion to our parent community through the One Call Now System; therefore, it is important that we have your most up to date phone numbers and email addresses to ensure that you receive all phone communications, email blasts and/or text messages. Our Self-Update Portal provides our parent community with a secure, convenient tool to keep your contact information up-to-date so you don’t miss out on current events, news, and emergency alerts. Sign Up Now at the above link to make sure your contact information is correct and up to date!
 

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

April 1st

Science Club [1st Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15

Arpil 2nd

**NO PENNSBURY BUS SERVICES***(SEE IMPORTANT DROP OFF & PICK UP SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, 4-2-15 UNDER THE LATEST NEWS SECTION OF THIS HOME PAGE)
* Arts n' Crafts Club Group A 3:15-4:15p
* Science Club [2nd Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15

April 3rd & 6th

School Closed -- Easter Break

April 7th

* Science Club [2nd Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15
* The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club 3:15-4:15

April 8th

PTA Meeting @ 7:30p

April 9th

* Arts n' Crafts Club Group A 3:15-4:15p

April 10th

* Science Club [3rd Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15

April 13th

* STUDENT TESTING [Eng./Lang Arts PSSA/TerraNova]
* Arts n' Crafts Club B 3:15-4:15
* Chess Club Session III [Start of] from 3:15-4:15p

April 14th

* STUDENT TESTING [Eng./Lang Arts PSSA/TerraNova]
* The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club 3:15-4:15

April 16th

* STUDENT TESTING [Eng./Lang Arts PSSA/TerraNova]
* Arts n' Crafts Club Group A 3:15-4:15p

April 17th

* STUDENT TESTING [Eng./Lang Arts PSSA/TerraNova]

April 20th

* STUDENT TESTING [Mathematics PSSA/TerraNova]
* Arts n' Crafts Club B 3:15-4:15
* Chess Club Session III [Start of] from 3:15-4:15p

April 21st

* STUDENT TESTING [Mathematics PSSA/TerraNova]
* The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club 3:15-4:15

April 22nd

BOT Meeting

April 23rd

* STUDENT TESTING [Mathematics PSSA/TerraNova]
* Arts n' Crafts Club Group A 3:15-4:15p

Arpil 25th [Saturday]

FAMILY DANCE

April 27th

* STUDENT TESTING [Science PSSA (4ths ONLY)]
* Arts n' Crafts Club B 3:15-4:15
* Chess Club Session III [Start of] from 3:15-4:15p

April 28th

* STUDENT TESTING [Science PSSA (4ths ONLY)]
* The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club 3:15-4:15

April 30th

* Arts n' Crafts Club Group A 3:15-4:15p

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015