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Mission Statement

Bucks County Montessori Charter School will make an individualized educational experience consistent with Montessori principles available to elementary age students within the Pennsbury and other surrounding school districts. Montessori principles are based on the philosophy and methodologies of Dr. Maria Montessori, a physician in Italy at the turn of the twentieth century, who believed that children learn best by doing. In our Montessori school, this goal is accomplished through active pursuit of many different integrated learning experiences: physical, social, emotional, kinesthetic, as well as cognitive. The environment we provide facilitates intellectual, emotional, and social growth, thereby empowering our students to become responsible, confident, and caring global-citizens. Our goal is to enable children to become young adults possessing strong independent and analytical thinking skills, as well as an enduring love and passion for learning.

April's Message

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Dear BCMCS Families,

April, from the Latin verb aperire [which means "to open"], was termed so to simulate an allusion to the Spring season when trees and flowers begin to blossom. So far this Spring, the only opening has been with the sky -- let's hope we soon see some sun and plant buds.

Last month, our staff participated in the annually held AMS Montessori Conference in San Diego, as our Administrative and Montessori trained teachers were in attendance. The conference's theme revolved around how we, as Montessorians, explore and pay tribute to Montessori ideals 'beyond borders.' From learning about Montessori’s many new pedagogical and methodological alliances, to the growing conversations about how the Montessori method bridges public and private schools, to an invigorated global Montessori community that upholds Maria Montessori’s mission of peace in challenging times, this conference further reaffirmed our staff's unity of purpose. Montessori student numbers grow as our approach gains rapidly increasing interest and recognition. The staff's attendance at these events further allow our values to remain clear, instilling our persistence in being respectful and responsible for self, others, and the environment. As our perspectives come from diverse experiences and identities at such a large scale, it reaffirms our continued united stand in our commitment to understanding and adapting to a changing world and society, all the while staying true to our Montessori roots.

As always, please be sure to check the school's working calendar for all pertinent dates, activities and information -- especially note the PSSA and TerraNova testing taking place this month. We ask that you ensure that, especially for these testing session days, you make sure your children come to school well-fed and well-rested.

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...
Mr. Brian Long

Latest News and Notices:

FLOWER SALE
Flower Sale Flyer
Set to be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 10th through May 12th -- JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHERS' DAY OR ANY DAY. HANGING BASKETS 16.00$ EACH. All proceeds will go to support the 6th grade field trip. See hyperlink above for further information.
 

2016-17 YEARBOOKS
YEARBOOK Order Information Sheet
2016-17 BCMCS Yearbooks are NOW on sale! Ordering available until May 1, 2017. Online Sales Only. Please see hyperlinked form above for cost and order information.

 

BOOKFAIR
Bookfair Letter to Families
Our Buy One, Get One Free* Book Fair is a reading event that brings books to our school that your child wants to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Family Night Book Fair on May 18th and help shape your child’s reading habits. Take advantage of the Buy One, Get One Free Sale to stock up on books for summer reading.
 

BCMCS MY SCHOOL ACCOUNT
My School Account
"MY SCHOOL ACCOUNT" is officially our designated payment portal for lunch, as well as all additional school sponsored activities, such as field trips, fundraisers, the purchase of year books, play tickets....etc. Cash and/or checks are no longer acceptable forms of school payment. See the above hyperlink for directions on how to create your My School Account or to Log In and Manage your account.
 

BCMCS Volunteers: School Lunch Servers
SignUpGenius BCMCS Lunch Volunteers
Lunch servers are a necessity to help run our school lunch program. Training will be provided to make this simple process easy as 1-2-3. Please consider becoming a weekly volunteer or just fill in a day here or there whenever you can. Thank you, in advance, for your help.
 

NEXT YEAR'S SCHOOL CALENDAR
2017-18 Academic Calendar
At the March 1, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting the above school calendar was approved for the 2017-18 school year. The calendar, which includes 186 class days has a start date of 8/23/17 and end date of 6/15/18.
 

Lottery Results: Updated March 3, 2017
2017-18 Lottery Enrollment Results
These are the results of the recent lottery at BCMCS. Yellow highlighted names are those who have most recently been selected, green refers to formal acceptance, with a strike-out indicating a denial on the part of the applicant. List will be updated according to student acceptances and school grade openings.
 

2015-16 School Performance Results Are In ...
BCMCS Achieves Top Score in SPP
Once Again Bucks County Montessori Charter School receives the highest School Performance Profile Score of the 50 Public Elementary Schools in Lower Bucks County. Check out the above link for full details.
 

School Fundraising Program
GIANT A+ Reward Program
Support the school simply by registering and using your GIANT Food Store Bonus Card! Click on the hyperlink above for detailed information related to this school fundraiser.
 

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!
 

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

Monday, April 24th

* PSSA [MATH] / TerraNova Testing Day
** Service Club -- 3:15-4:15p
*** Shining Knights Chess Club 3:15-4:15p

Tuesday, April 25th

* PSSA [MATH] / TerraNova Testing Day
** Tuesday Yoga CANCELLED
*** The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club from 3:15-4:15p
**** Start of Volleyball Club from 3:15-4:15p

Wednesday, April 26th

* Crochet Club -- 3:15-4:15p
** Start of Young Rembrandts Art Session V 3:15-4:15p
*** BOT Meeting @ 8:15p

Thursday, April 27th

* PSSA [MATH] / TerraNova Testing Day
** Thursday Yoga Club -- 3:15p-4p
*** Volleyball Club from 3:15-4:15p

Friday, April 28th

* Field Trip: Disney Nature Movie [Kindergarten]

May 1st

* PSSA Testing - Science [4th Years ONLY]
** Service Club -- 3:15-4:15p
*** Shining Knights Chess Club 3:15-4:15p
****LAST DAY TO ORDER YEARBOOKS****

May 2nd

* PSSA Testing - Science [4th Years ONLY]
** Tuesday Yoga Club -- 3:15p-4p
*** The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club from 3:15-4:15p
**** Volleyball Club from 3:15-4:15p

May 3rd

* Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
** Crochet Club -- 3:15-4:15p
*** Young Rembrandts Art Session V 3:15-4:15p
**** Thursday Yoga Club -- 3:15p-4p ***

May 4th & 5th

School Closed -- Student-led Parent / Teacher Conferences

May 8th

* PSSA Makeup Testing Day
** K to LE Visits
*** Service Club -- 3:15-4:15p
**** Shining Knights Chess Club 3:15-4:15p

May 9th

* PSSA Makeup Testing Day
** K to LE Visits
*** Tuesday Yoga Club -- 3:15p-4p
**** The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club from 3:15-4:15p
***** Volleyball Club from 3:15-4:15p

May 10th

* PSSA Makeup Testing Day
** K to LE Visits
*** UE Flower Sale
**** Crochet Club -- 3:15-4:15p
***** Young Rembrandts Art Session V 3:15-4:15p
****** PTA Meeting @ 7:30p

May 11th

* PSSA Makeup Testing Day
** K to LE Visits
*** UE Flower Sale
**** Thursday Yoga Club -- 3:15p-4p
***** Volleyball Club from 3:15-4:15p

May 12th

* PSSA Makeup Testing Day
** K to LE Visits
*** UE Flower Sale
**** 6th Year Visit to Pennwood Middle School
*****ZOO FIELD TRIP PAYMENT DUE*****

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Friday, Apr. 21, 2017