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Mission Statement

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 eternity before we would be talking about its end; but 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’ verbiage, nonetheless, distorts the fact that we are actually in the midst of the most active point in time within the school year. With the excess of upcoming activities and events, ranging from the BOGO Bookfair to Art Goes to School to the Staff Appreciation Luncheon to the K to LE & 3rd to UE Classroom Visits & Transition Meetings to the Kindergarten Spring Program to the Annual Flea Market to the Walk-A-Thon & Cookout to PTA and School Meetings to the Rita's Reading Challenge to a number of field trips & afterschool clubs -- all these not even including the plethora of 'June' happenings. It is quite obvious that we have a number of occurrences before we say our summer send-offs, so please be sure to visit the BCMCS Quick Reference Calendar to best stay on top of all 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 and I 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 -- 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 electronically attach, in Word letter format, sending to me at blong@bcmcs.com. All requests 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:

Year End PTA Pool School Party
Year End Party FLYER
Set for June 17th from 1pm-5pm at Cherokee Day Camp (1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem). Cost is $16/per person, and includes pizza lunch. Activities include access to most of the facility, including 2 pools, rock wall, zip-line, bounce, sports games, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, basketball, soccer, gaga, paddle boats and much more. Hope you can attend!
 

ANNUAL FLOWER SALE
Flower Sale Flyer
The ninth annual BCMCS Flower Sale will take place this year on Wednesday, May 4th, Thursday, May 5th, and Friday May, 6th before school until 8:30am and after school until 3:30pm. Each hanging basket costs $16, sold on a first come, first serve basis. All proceeds benefit the 6th grade trip.
 

YEARBOOKS are now on SALE!
On-Line Website Order
2015-16 School Yearbooks are now on sale. To order On-Line, follow hyperlink above or place www.inter-state.com/yearbook in your URL. Use code 05137T. You can still order via envelope form with cash or check made payable to BCMCS.
 

Reading Olympics Competition RESULTS ARE IN

Just as in past years, our extraordinary students exceeded expectations at the annually held Reading Olympics Competition. All three BCMCS Teams, the BCMCS 'Radioactive Readers,' 'Book Bombers' and 'The Book Was Better,' received 1st Place Blue Ribbons in each on the respective groups. Congrats to them for their remarkable success -- their achievement is truly commendable. Also a congrats to all the teachers for their hard work and dedication toward these student achievements. You all continue to make the entire school community proud.
 

Lottery Results: Updated April 20th
2016-17 Lottery Enrollment Results
These are the results of the recent lottery at BCMCS. Yellow highlighted names are those who have 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.
 

Great Wolf Lodge Exclusive Charter School Offer
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge, Poconos is now offering exclusive charter school rates and dates. Their current charter school weeks are from June 12-16, 2016 and July 11-15, 2016. During these dates, families can book a room that sleeps up to 6 people for $159.00 per night plus taxes. This also includes water park admission throughout their stay. For more information, check out their website at www.greatwolf.com/poconos, or contact Great Wolf Lodge Sales Manager, Dana Nevil at (570) 213-6006 or at dnevil@greatwolf.com
 

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!
 

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

April 29th

School Closed -- Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences

May 2nd

* PSSA Make-up Testing Window
* Spring Session Chess Club 3:15-4:15
* Service Club 3:15-4:15p

May 3rd

* PSSA Make-up Testing Window
* LE/K Field Trip to see 'The Beautiful Planet"
* The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club from 3:15-4:15p
* School Store @ 8:15a

May 4th

* PSSA Make-up Testing Window
* 6th Year Visit to Pennwood Middle School
* Flower Sale [before & after school]

May 5th

* PSSA Make-up Testing Window
* "Knitting Club" 3:15-4:15p
* Flower Sale [before & after school]

May 6th

* PSSA Make-up Testing Window
* Flower Sale [before & after school]

May 9th

* K to LE Class Visits
* Spring Session Chess Club 3:15-4:15
* Service Club 3:15-4:15p

May 10th

* K to LE Class Visits
* The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club from 3:15-4:15p
* School Store @ 8:15a

May 11th

* K to LE Class Visits
* PTA Meeting @ 7:30p

May 12th

* K to LE Class Visits

May 13th

* K to LE Class Visits
* UE Field Trip to Franklin Institute 9a-3p
* 2nd Years Field Trip to Natural Sciences 9a-1p

Week of May 16th

BookFair Week!

May 16th

* Spring Session Chess Club 3:15-4:15
* LAST Service Club 3:15-4:15p

May 17th

* 3rd to UE Classroom Visits
* The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club from 3:15-4:15p
* School Store @ 8:15a

May 18th

* 3rd to UE Classroom Visits

May 19th

* 3rd to UE Classroom Visits
* BookFair Family Night from 5:30-8p

May 20th

* 3rd to UE Classroom Visits
* Walk-A-Thon & Cookout

Week of May 22nd

Art Goes To School Week

May 23rd

* AGTS
* Spring Session Chess Club 3:15-4:15

May 24th

* AGTS
* The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club from 3:15-4:15p
* School Store @ 8:15a

May 25th

* AGTS
* BOT Meeting @ 8:15p

May 26th

* AGTS
* 1st Year Field Trip to Franklin Institute
* K>LE & 3rd>UE Parent Transition Meetings @ 6p

May 27th

* AGTS
* 3rd Year Field Trip to Churchville Nature Center
* Reading Challenge Rita's Water Ice Party @ 2p

May 30th

School Closed -- Memorial Day

May 31st

* School Store @ 8:15a
* The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club from 3:15-4:15p
* Kindergarten Spring Show @ 6:15p

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Friday, Apr. 29, 2016