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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.

February's Message

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Greetings BCMCS Families,

February, named after the Latin term 'februum', meaning purification, originally held its position as the last month of the year. Its original 'purification' theme went well for a culmination to the year, but, fittingly for us here at BCMCS, its position changed to the beginning of the year. I say 'fittingly', as February, for most of us, was our beginning introduction, visit and immersion into Montessori education, as it is traditionally the month when we hold Enrollment and Open House, and end with the culminating celebration of Montessori Education Week. Be sure to follow the school's Quick Reference Calendar for all pertinent 'February' school activities set to take place.

For the week long observance and celebration of Montessori Education Week [from February 27th through March 3rd], 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 as ‘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 this 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 to fulfill her own dreams], art projects will be made, and bulletin boards will be decorated—all meant to offer 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', creating a new kind of school environment in which children can live and work in peace and kindness. It is our hope that we will all go beyond just knowing the story of Maria Montessori to exploring the larger implications of her ideas of peace and international understanding.

Lastly, there has been a recent interest, from both parents and students alike, to reinitiate Odyssey of the Mind. Odyssey of the Mind, often called OM, is a creative problem-solving competition involving students from as early as kindergarten. Team members work together to solve a predefined problem and present their solution to the problem at a competition. Please let me know if you are interested in either having your child participate or, more importantly, if you would like to volunteer to be a coach. I will try to connect all those who are interested.

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

Latest News and Notices:

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Due by February 24th
Sweepstakes Portal
It is that time of year again to submit your clipped box tops! Please send in with your child by Thursday February 24th. Also help BCMCS earn 5,000 Bonus Box Tops by entering the 'I Love My School' Sweepstakes. Log into www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes for our chance to win! Together we have already raised $274 and we thank you all for your help!
 

Barnes and Noble Night: Information
B&N Night Form with vouchers
Bucks County Montessori Charter School's Barnes and Noble Night is slated for Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00p. Our theme this year is 'To the Bookfair and Beyond!' Come to hear your teachers read and to decorate a cupcake at our Cupcake Decorating Party. See hyperlinked form above for detailed information. We hope to see you there!
 

Barnes and Noble Night: Cupcake Decorating Party
B&Ns Night Cupcake Form
Come early to Barnes and Noble Night and enjoy dinner before decorating your cupcake! Barnes & Noble’s Cafe offers an assortment of sandwiches, soups and pizza. Remember that Café sales count towards our School’s Bookfair fundraising total! See Above hyperlink for Cupcake details -- please return by 23rd of February.

 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Lottery Results: Updated August 30th
2016-17 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.
 

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:

Tuesday, February 21st

* Reading Olympics -- 3:15-4:30p

Wednesday, February 22nd

* START of Young Rembrandts Art Session IV 3:15-4:15p
** PTA Meeting @ 7:30p

Week of February 26th

MONTESSORI EDUCATION WEEK

February 27th

* 'Parent Participations'
** Service Club -- 3:15-4:15p

February 28th

* 'Parent Participations'
** Reading Olympics -- 3:15-4:30p
*** Barnes and Noble Night @ 6p

March 1st

* 'Parent Participations'
** Young Rembrandts Art Session IV 3:15-4:15p
*** BOT Meeting @ 8:15 PM

March 2nd

* 'Parent Participations'
** Official 2017-18 Lottery Selection @ 7p

March 3rd

* 'Parent Participations'

March 6th

* Service Club -- 3:15-4:15p

March 7th

* Reading Olympics -- 3:15-4:30p

March 8th

* Young Rembrandts Art Session IV 3:15-4:15p
** PTA Meeting @ 7:30p

March 9th, 10th & 13th

School Closed -- Spring Break/AMS Conference

March 14th

* Reading Olympics -- 3:15-4:30p

March 15th

* Young Rembrandts Art Session IV 3:15-4:15p

March 20th

* Service Club -- 3:15-4:15p

March 21st

* Reading Olympics -- 3:15-4:30p

March 22nd

* Young Rembrandts Art Session IV 3:15-4:15p
** PTA Meeting @ 7:30p

March 27th

* Service Club -- 3:15-4:15p

March 28th

* Reading Olympics COMPETITION

March 29th

* Young Rembrandts Art Session IV 3:15-4:15p

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