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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.

September's Message

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Dear BCMCS Families and Students,

The school year is moving along—what a truly smooth and magnificent beginning we have had to this point, as is evident with the continued smiling, eager faces we see on our students each morning when they arrive.

Know that these first weeks into the school year, our staff puts a large effort into, what we term in Montessori pedagogy, ‘normalization.’ This term basically relates to the acclimation process associated to the new school year and routines. This process, in contrast to the etymology of the word itself [i.e., normalized], need not be confused with something correlated to ‘usual’ or ‘common’ or even "normal,’ per say. Maria Montessori first used the term ‘normalization’ to describe the distinctive progress she witnessed in child development, as she observed that when children were allowed freedom in an environment suited to their needs, they flourished academically, socially, and emotionally. After an acclimation period of engaging in intense concentration, working with materials that fully keep their interest, etc., she saw that children would emerge refreshed and contented. Through this continued process, she observed that children would grow an inner discipline and calm. Montessori cited this ‘normalization’ process as a phenomenon that is ‘the most important single result of our work’ and the ‘only way that children, aided by their environment, can show in their subsequent development those wonderful powers that we describe: spontaneous discipline, continuous and happy work, social sentiments of help and sympathy for others.’

Please be aware of this month’s BookFair activities and the start of many new After School Clubs. As always, be sure to follow the school’s Quick Reference Calendar, found in the Quick Links section of our home page under Calendars, for all such listings of pertinent school events.

Looking forward to continued successes and accomplishments throughout the year. Take Care and until next time . . .
Mr. Brian Long

Latest News and Notices

CHESS CLUB -- Fall Session
Chess Club Enrollment Form
Chess Club begins this month at the Bucks County Montessori Charter School. Session will take place on Mondays from 3:15-4:15pm starting on September 29th. All equipment provided and all grades and skill levels welcome. This program is run by Shining Knights. Please fill out attached Chess Club Enrollment Form if interested.
 

BOOKFAIR
Link to the BOOKFAIR SignUpGenius
Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most.

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair [ more information at
http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/buckscomontessorics2 ] and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to open a world of possible.

Our Scholastic Book Fair theme - Sir Readalot’s Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books! – surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, affordable books for them to discover. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Hope to see you there!

Book Fair Dates: September 18, 2014
Shopping Hours: 6:00 p. m.– 8:00 p.m.
Where: Multipurpose Room

Before you visit the Book Fair be sure to download the FREE Book Fairs App to help you find the right fit books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs. And if you’re all booked up during Book Fair week be sure to visit the Book Fair online at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available for an extended time from 9/8/14 to 9/19/14.
 

Kid's Yoga Club
Yoga Club Information Sheet
The BCMCS Yoga Clubs are open to Kindergarten and Lower Elementary Students. Classes will be held for two separate groups, one to be held on Thursdays and the other on Fridays. Mrs. Russell will be the program instructor.
 

Service Club
Service Club Enrollment Form
The BCMCS SERVICE CLUB is open to all 3rd to 6th year students and Alumni. It is held on Monday’s at 3:15 – 4:15 from 9/8/14 to 5/18/15 (This club runs all year long. The club is designed to offer students at BCMCS as well as alumni an opportunity to give back to their community and others in need. The club will be run by Miss Freiling with the 6th years that join having a leadership role. If your child is interested, please send back the bottom portion of the Enrollment Form [attached above] by Wednesday, September 3rd as our first meeting will be held on Monday, 9/8.
 

Arts & Crafts Club
Fall Arts&Crafts Enrollment Form
Embrace your creativity with BCMCS’s very own Arts and Crafts Club. This club is open to all 5th and 6th graders. First come, first serve. This club will take place on Thursday’s in Miss McDevitt’s Room. If your child is interested, please send back the bottom of attached form by September 24th.
 

Rosetta Stone Information
LE and UE Students
These are instructions to help new and returning students pick the language they prefer. In order to have changes made to avoid down class time, it is requested that for a student to be switched from the default spanish to another language, written notification is sent into Ambreen Toor by August 29. Kindergarten can view a specific form of this document on Mrs. Russell's home page.
 

UPDATED BUS SCHEDULE
http://teacherweb.com/PA/BucksCountyMontessoriCharterSchool/HomePage/links8.aspx
 

School Performance Profile:
2012-13 School Performance Profile
Bucks County Montessori Charter School grades highest among the 50 Elementary Schools in Lower Bucks County, with a Building Level Academic Score of 94.2.
 

OneCallNow System Options
One Call Now Self Update Portal
Self-Update Portal is 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!
 

Upcoming Events & Reminders

September 19th

Yoga Club Group F from 3:15-4p

September 22nd

Service Club @ 3:15-4:15

September 23rd

SCHOOL STORE STARTS

September 24th

BOT Meeting

September 25th & 26th

NO SCHOOL -- Rosh Hashanah

September 29th

* Chess Club Session I Begins
* Service Club @ 3:15-4:15

October 2nd

* Arts & Crafts Club Begins from 3:15-4:15p
* Yoga T Group Club from 3:15-4p

October 3rd

Yoga Club Group F from 3:15-4p

October 6th

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

October 8th

* PTA Meet 'n Greet starting @ 6p
* PTA General Meeting @ 7:30p

October 9th

* Arts & Crafts Club Begins from 3:15-4:15p
* Yoga T Group Club from 3:15-4p

October 10th

Yoga Club Group F from 3:15-4p

October 13th

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

October 14th

PICTURE DAY

October 16th

Yoga T Club from 3:15-4p

October 17th

Yoga Club Group F from 3:15-4p

October 20th

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

October 22nd

Board of Trustees Mtg. @ 8:15p

Bucks County Montessori Charter School 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 19, 2014