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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 [from February 23rd through the 27th], 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 classrooms 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 the week with various activities formed to better understand the Montessori methodology, where books will read, stories will be told [children love to hear the story of her childhood and how she overcame so many obstacles], art projects will be made, and bulletin boards will be decorated. All this is meant to help our students to better understand the reasons and rationales of multi-age groupings, hands-on materials, cross-discipline learning, and care of the global environment -- just to mention of few.

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', one who created a new kind of school environment in which children live and work in peace and kindness. It is our hope that we will all go beyond just knowing the story of Maria Montessori, exploring the larger implications of her ideas of peace and international understanding.

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

Latest News and Notices:

2015 Reading Olympics Competition

The 2015 Reading Olympics competition will be Monday, March 23rd at New Hope/Solebury Upper Elementary located at 186 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938. The competition starts promptly at 6:00. Please plan to arrive by 5:30-5:45 to allow time to park and to locate your child's room.
 

Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social Flyer
Please come out and join your friends and other families for an Ice Cream Social and Family Book Swap! The event is scheduled for February 27th at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Multipurpose room. Please come and enjoy free ice cream along with all of the toppings and bring some gently used books to swap. See the attached Flyer for more information. Questions? Contact Carolyn Fogel – fogelch1@verizon.net
 

LUNCH PROGRAM:
February/March Lunch Menu [UPDATED]
Our Lunch Program continues with Mancini’s, and we are pleased to announce that we now offer 2 (two) slices of Pizza, snack and drink as an alternative every day . Attached to the link above, you will find the February/March Menu. Mancini's continues to provide us with homemade meals at a low price so please patronize their business.
 

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.
 

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Upcoming Events & Reminders:

March 2nd - Delayed Opening

* Two Hour Delayed Opening
* Service Club from 3:15-4:15p
* Winter Chess Club Session II from 3:15-4:15p

March 3rd

* Reading Olympics from 3:15-4:30p
* Science Club [1st Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15

March 4th

Barnes & Nobel Bookfair 6-8p

March 5th

* Arts n' Crafts Club Group A 3:15-4:15p
* Science Club [2nd Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15
* Lottery Selection for 2015-16 School Year

March 6th

Science Club [3rd Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15

March 9th

* Service Club from 3:15-4:15p
* Winter Chess Club Session II from 3:15-4:15p

March 10th

* Reading Olympics from 3:15-4:30p
* Science Club [1st Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15
* Due Date for Reading Challenge Sheets

March 11th

PTA Meeting @ 7:30p

March 12th

* AMS Conference Visit in a.m.
* End of 3rd Marking Period
* Arts n' Crafts Club Group A 3:15-4:15p
* Science Club [2nd Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15

March 13th through 20th

Spring Break -- School Closed

March 19th & 20th

Student Led Parent / Teacher Conferences

March 23rd

* Chess Club from 3:15-4:15p
* Reading Olympics Competition @ 6p
New Hope Solebury Upper Elem School
186 W. Bridge Street in New Hope, Pa.

March 24th

Science Club [1st Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15

March 26th

* Arts n' Crafts Club Group A 3:15-4:15p
* Science Club [2nd Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15

March 27th

Science Club [3rd Year Student Group] 3:30-4:15

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 01, 2015