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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.

August Message

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Dear BCMCS Community,

On behalf of the entire Bucks County Montessori CS Staff, we truly look forward to seeing all the cheerful, smiling student faces come through the front door this week for what we all anticipate to be the start of another spectacular school year. We remain confident that our beliefs and adherence to the Montessori pedagogy, with the support of our committed Board Members and dedicated PTA, will once again coalesce into yet another successful year. New this year are further expanded computer accesses in the Library and all classroom settings, more extensive outdoor play equipment, and two new staff members who will be introduced shortly.

Remember that the first two days of school are half days for our Kindergarten students, as it allows for an incremental, transitioned phase-in for our youngest population -- morning phase-in time is 9-11:30a with afternoon time 12:00-2:30p. Lunches will not need to be provided for Kindergarten students these first days, but will need to be for our other Elementary students. The PTA sponsored hot lunch program has yet to be finalized—once so, you will be notified. Also note that our Back to School Night has been set for Thursday, September 17th. Be sure to follow the school’s working Quick Reference calendar, found in the Quick Links section of our home page under Calendars, for all such listings of pertinent school events.

For the first day of school, if you plan to drive your child, we ask that follow and adhere to our student delivery policy procedure by dropping your child off at the side sidewalk area, remaining in your car, where staff will be assigned to greet and assist the students. In anticipation of the inundation of first day student supplies, we will give the option to leave some or all of your child's supplies out at sidewalk area, to be retrieved later in the morning by staff or students. If you plan to bring in the supplies yourselves, we ask that you do so after our arrival ending time—which is 8:30a. Please note that the Pennsbury Bus Schedule has been attached to our home site in the QuickLink section to the left.

On behalf of the entire BCMCS staff, know that we will continue in our quest to create a sound Montessori pedagogical environment—one that does not necessary reflect what society is, but rather, models what society should be. As Maria Montessori stated, education "develops spontaneously in the human being within the proper classroom environment…and can encourage a brilliant bloom in even a desert of deprivation.”

Best wishes to all for a fantastic and wonderful 2015-16 school year.
Mr. Brian Long

Latest News and Notices:

Service Club : Year Club
Service Club Flyer
This club is offered to any and all 3rd through 6th Year students. Please see attached Flyer for detailed information.
 

Kid's Yoga Club: Fall Clubs
Kid's Yoga Flyer
Available for Kindergarten and First Year Students. The instructor is Mrs. Russell, who is Child Light Yoga Certified. Please see above Flyer for further information.
 

Fall Chess Club
Chess Club Flyer
Chess Club continues at Bucks County Montessori Charter School. Session will be held on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:15, beginning on September 28th and going through November 16th. All equipment provided and all grades and skill levels welcome. Register and read FAQs online at www.shiningknightschess.com. Additional questions to cindy@shiningknightschess.com.
 

Pennsbury Bussing Schedule: UPDATED

Please see the link to the left of the home page to see the Pennsbury bussing information. Other districts will be mailed out to parents.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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!
 

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.
 

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

September 7th

School Closed -- Labor Day

September 14th & 15th

School Closed -- Rosh Hashanna

September 16th

KidStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser Begins

September 17th

Back To School Night

September 18th

Back to School PICNIC @ Falls Township Park

September 21st

Start of Service Club 3:15-4:15p

September 23rd

School Closed -- Yom Kipper

September 24th

Start of Yoga Club: Thursday Group 3:15-4p

September 25th

Start of Yoga Club: Friday Group 3:15-4p

September 28th

* Start of Chess Club [Fall] 3:15-4:15p
* Service Club 3:15-4:15p

September 28th through October 2nd

Book Fair Week Begins

September 30th

KidStuff Coupon Books DUE BACK

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 31, 2015