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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.

May's Message

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Dear BCMCS Families,

When the school year began, it seemed like an unconscionably long time before we would be talking about its end. Now that the end is fast approaching, we all have to question how the school year has gone by so quickly.

This ‘end of the year’ message, however, distorts the fact that we are actually in the midst of the most active point in time within the school year. With the plethora of upcoming activities and events, ranging from the Bookfair to the UE Plays to the Graduation/Promotion Ceremony to K to LE & 3rd to UE Transition Meetings to the Kindergarten Spring Program to the Art and Music Festival to Field Day festivities, it is quite obvious that we have a number of occurrences to experience before we say our summer goodbyes. Please be sure to visit the BCMCS Quick Reference Calendar so as to keep abreast of our approaching events.

Recognize that even as these activities and events culminate the end of this school year, preparation is taking place for next year, as the staff will soon begin to develop and finalize next year’s classroom rosters. Many people do not realize the enormous amount of factors that are considered when creating class assignments. First, there needs to be a semi-equal distribution of students by gender, achievement levels, and behavioral concerns -- and balancing all three of these factors simultaneously is no small feat. Then, special considerations must be made for the placement of students with special needs, as well as interpersonal conflicts amongst students who may need to be separated from one another. In the end, we thoroughly, and meticulously, go through each individual student personality so as to ensure a solid relationship to his/her teachers for the upcoming school year. However, if a parent wishes to offer further insight into this venture, I ask that you fully note the reasons and rationales and attach, in letter format, and send to me at blong@bcmcs.com. The request must be received by May 27th. Recognize that there are no guarantees that parent requests will be honored, but do know that each will be carefully considered and measured throughout our classroom roster placement process.

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

Latest News and Notices:

Trenton Thunder Group Outing:
UPDATED Trenton Thunder FLYER
The deadline to buy Trenton Thunder tickets has been extended! Complete and return the order form and money by Wednesday, May 27th for the Friday, May 29th BCMCS Thunder game. Tickets will be at the "will call" window at the Thunder stadium on the day of the game. Questions? Send an email to: louisalcuri74@gmail.com
 

Lunch Menu: MAY
May Lunch Menu
Please see link for Lunch Menu options for the month of May.
 

Lunch Menu: JUNE
June Lunch Menu
Please see link for Lunch Menu options for the month of June.
 

Field Day Information:
Field Day Information Sheet
Please see above link for information related to this year's planned Field Day on June 16th.
 

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:

May 22nd

* Reading Challenge Celebration @ 2p
* Science Club 3:15-4:15p [3rd Years]--MAKEUP SESSION

May 25th

School Closed -- Memorial Day

May 26th through 29th

Art Goes To School

May 26th

The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club 3:15-4:15

May 28th

3rd to UE Transition Meeting from 5:30-6:30p
K to LE Transition Meeting from 6:30-7:30p

May 29th

* BCMCS Annual Walk-a-Thon
* Trenton Thunder Outing

June 1st

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

June 2nd

Art and Music Show from 6-8p

June 5th

ALL SCHOOL Field Trip

June 8th

Arts n' Crafts Club Group B 3:15-4:15

June 10th

Upper Elementary Plays at the BRT

June 11th

6th Year Field Trip to Six Flags

June 13th

Kindergarten Parent/Student Orientation

June 16th

* Field Day
* Kindergarten Spring Performance @ 6:15p

June 18th

6th Grade Graduation/Promotion Ceremony

June 19th

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL -- 11:30a Dismissal

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Friday, May. 22, 2015