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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.

February's Message

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Greetings BCMCS Families,

We have a very busy February planned, as the month begins with our annually held Open House and ends with the celebration of Montessori Education Week. Be sure to follow the school's Quick Reference Calendar for all pertinent school activities.

For the week long observance and celebration of Montessori Education Week [week starting February 28th], it is the school’s intent to have the life and advances of Maria Montessori further expanded. Numerous activities are planned to commemorate the event. As has become a tradition at BCMCS, parents will once again be invited to join their child’s classroom in a ‘participatory’ manner [what we have termed ‘Parent Participations’], where parents are welcomed as classroom members to have a firsthand look at the child-centered, individualized approach that we incorporate. In addition, we plan to commemorate this week with various activities formed to better understand the Montessori methodology -- books will read, stories will be told [children love to hear the story of her childhood and how she overcame so many obstacles to fulfill her own dreams], art projects will be made, and bulletin boards will be decorated—all meant to offer the reasons and rationales for multi-age groupings, hands-on materials, cross-discipline learning, care of the global environment, etc.

The Montessori system may be one of the best kept secrets in education, with Montessori Education Week being the annual event designed to promote an increased awareness of its unique methodology. By remembering and rededicating ourselves with the excitement and enthusiasm of Montessori's vision, we hope that our students will be able to see her as a sort of 'hero', creating a new kind of school environment in which children can live and work in peace and kindness. It is our hope that we will all go beyond just knowing the 'story' of Maria Montessori to exploring the larger implications of her ideas related to peace and international understanding.

Take Care and until next time . . .
Mr. Brian Long

Latest News and Notices:

The Great Kindness Challenge: Final Update

Based on the checklists that the kids handed in, our students recorded that they performed 4,054 acts of kindness during our First Annual Great Kindness Challenge Week. We are proud of our students and thank all the staff members involved in its success.
 

NEW The Learning Lab Club: Homework & Study Skills
SignUpGenius for Homework Club
Mrs. Bowman will help with organization, study skills, and homework assistance [if needed] for this Club. It will be held on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 starting on 2/18. It is open to Lower El and Upper El students, limited to 10 spots, on a 'first come first serve' WEEKLY basis upon online sign up--sign ups must be completed by Tuesday of each week. Place http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4faeaf2ea7f58-signup in your URL or click above hyperlink to sign up. Again, this club is fluid on a weekly basis so you must sign up each week if wish for your child to participate.
 

Reading Olympics Competition Information:

The Reading Olympics competition will be on Thursday, April 7, at New Hope/Solebury Upper Elementary. Please plan to arrive by 5:45 as the competition begins promptly at 6 o'clock.
 

BCMCS SCHOOL LUNCH ONLINE PROGRAM:
Lunch Account Information Form
Above hyperlinked form gives directive to create and manage our school's online myschoolaccount.com lunch account. A paper copy has been sent home that lists your child's personal account number. You can place orders up until the Friday before the week of your order. Myschoolaccount.com walks you step by step through the set-up process. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Fogel at lunch@bcmcs.com
 

Labels for Education and Giant A+ School Rewards Program

Please support these school programs by collecting UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products [www.labelsforeducation.com/Earn-Points/Participating-Products] and registering your Giant Food Store Bonus card. By submitting UPCs to the Labels for Education program, your participation will earn points for BCMCS which can be redeemed from a designated merchandise catalog to support Arts, Athletics and Academics. With the Giant A+ program, BCMCS receives a check with a percentage of Giant registered cards registered with our school code 23720. Go to http://giantfoodstores.com/savings-and-rewards/rewards-program/aplus/ for set up and information.
 

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!
 

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.
 

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

Friday, February 12th

SCHOOL CLOSED -- Teacher In-Service Day

Monday, February 15th

SCHOOL CLOSED -- Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 16th

Reading Olympics Club 3:15-4:30p

Thursday, February 18th

"The Learning Lab": Homework & Study Skills Club 3:15-4:15p

February 22nd

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

February 23rd

Reading Olympics Club 3:15-4:30p

February 24th

BOT Meeting @ 8:15p

February 25th

"The Learning Lab": Homework & Study Skills Club 3:15-4:15p

Week of February 28th

Montessori Education Week

February 29th

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

March 1st

* Reading Olympics Club 3:15-4:30p
* Barnes and Noble Bookfair starting @ 6p

March 3rd

"The Learning Lab": Homework & Study Skills Club 3:15-4:15p

March 7th

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

March 8th

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

March 9th

PTA Meeting @ 7:30p

March 10th

* Half-Day School--Dismissal @ 11:15a
* "The Learning Lab": Homework & Study Skills Club 11:15a-12:15p

March 11th

School Closed -- AMS Conference

March 14th

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

March 15th

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

March 17th

* "The Learning Lab": Homework & Study Skills Club 11:15a-12:15p

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016