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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 Families,

November promises to be a very rewarding and busy month for all, as it is traditionally a time that welcomes seasonal changes and family gatherings, offering thanks to all the wonderful aspects life has to offer. Throughout the entire month, you will notice not only these types of expected changes here at BCMCS, but changes in consistency, as there are a number of holidays, school days off, conferences, etc. -- as always, please be sure to follow the school calendar for the most up to date activities and events.

As teachers begin preparing for and scheduling Parent Conferences, I want to remind parents that these conferences are a powerful tool to better understand the needs and strengths of your child. The more parents choose to fully participate in these discussions, the more knowledge you will gain. Please feel free to bring a list of questions that you may have regarding your child and the academic program that is being offered in your child’s classroom. Write down any questions that you have regarding specified Montessori materials, class projects, peer relationships, or other classroom events or policies. Know that our teachers want you to become more informed about your child’s education and what you can do at home to help continue your child’s academic, emotional and social successes here at BCMCS.

We would like to note a special thanks to Thea Fogel, a BCMCS past student who recently sketched and painted the US map on the playground area for her Girl Scout Gold Award. She will continue her project this month, which includes teaching the students varied interactive games that they can do with the map.

Last week's Halloween/Fantasy day parade and subsequent parties were well received, with fun had by all. We would like to thank all those who were able to volunteer for this event, and, as well, those who showed to volunteer but could not due to the new PA Laws surrounding volunteerism at school settings. To clarify, the recent flurry of child abuse prevention legislation has directly amended Public School Code requirements, which include significant changes to the background check requirements for anyone who is to have direct contact with students. Please go to Volunteering at BCMCS, located in our Volunteer Quick Link to the left, for all information related to this newly tightened procedure that we are, as a public school, required to implement.

Finally, we would like to announce the healthy, 7lb 15oz birth of William Jeffrey Montague, born on November 2nd at 4:03pm. Congratulations to and Mrs. [and Mr.] Montague!

That's all for now...take care, and until next month....
Mr. Brian Long

Latest News and Notices:

Thanksgiving Food Drive:
Thanksgiving Food Drive Flyer
We will be in the BCMCS lobby collecting food donations for
Loaves and Fishes Pantry during parent teacher conferences on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th. Food can also be dropped off November 16-20. Please see hyperlinked flyer above for further information related to this event.

Lunch Welcome Letter
Last week a personalized letter went home with your child inviting you to create an account on This letter has detailed instructions, as well as a personal student identification number for each child, which you will need to set up their account. Once your account is set up, you can add funds via electronic check or credit card; a service is charged for this convenience. If you would like to send a check into school to put into your child’s lunch account, you may do that as well, and there is no fee for this. However, you will need to send in the check before you are able to place any orders. The amount of the check will be entered into the system and will open up the preorder option for you. You may submit a check exceeding the amount of your order, as the funds remain in your account. You will receive notification when you have a low balance. You can place orders up until the Friday before the week of your order. walks you step by step through the set-up process. We feel this will make ordering lunch and keeping track of what you’ve ordered a much simpler process. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Fogel at

Thank you for your patience as we transition over to our online lunch program.

School Lunch Program:
November Lunch Menu
The PTA is excited of the continued lunch program. Please take note on the bottom-left corner of the menu, hyperlinked above, is the daily alternatives option. Please feel free to email or call Carolyn Fogel with any questions – or 215-321-2264


OneCallNow System Options:
One Call Now Self Update Portal
BCMCS communicates all important information 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!

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.

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

November 23rd & 24th

* School Closed -- Parent / Teacher Conferences
* BCMCS Food Drive bag drop off

November 25th, 26th & 27th

School Closed -- Thanksgiving Break

November 30th

Service Club 3:15-4:15p

December 1st

Reading Olympics Club 3:15-4:30p

December 3rd

* GEOBEE Club: 3:30-4:30p

December 7th

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

December 8th

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

December 9th

Holiday Shopping

December 10th

* Make-Up Holiday Shopping
* GEOBEE Club: 3:30-4:30p

December 14th

Service Club 3:15-4:15p

December 15th

Reading Olympics Club 3:15-4:30p

December 17th

GEOBEE Club: 3:30-4:30p

December 21st

Service Club 3:15-4:15p

December 22nd

Holiday ShowTime Concerts -- 1-1:45p for LE Parents ONLY and 2-2:45 for K and UE Parents ONLY

December 23rd through January 1st

School Closed -- Christmas/Winter Break

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Monday, Nov. 23, 2015