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Mission Statement

Bucks County Montessori Charter School will make an individualized educational experience consistent with Montessori principles available to elementary age students within the Pennsbury and other surrounding school districts. Montessori principles are based on the philosophy and methodologies of Dr. Maria Montessori, a physician in Italy at the turn of the twentieth century, who believed that children learn best by doing. In our Montessori school, this goal is accomplished through active pursuit of many different integrated learning experiences: physical, social, emotional, kinesthetic, as well as cognitive. The environment we provide facilitates intellectual, emotional, and social growth, thereby empowering our students to become responsible, confident, and caring global-citizens. Our goal is to enable children to become young adults possessing strong independent and analytical thinking skills, as well as an enduring love and passion for learning.

May's Message

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Dear BCMCS Families,

May, named after the Greek earth goddess Maia, characteristically holds numerous festivals in celebration of the plant growing season. Coincidentally, our 'festival tally' also increases this month with numerous upcoming activities and events ranging from the BOGO Bookfair to the Staff Appreciation Luncheon to the K to LE & 3rd to UE Classroom Visits & Transition Meetings to the Flower Sale to the Walk-A-Thon / Cookout to the Rita's Reading Challenge Water Ice party to a number of field trips & afterschool clubs -- and these do not even include the plethora of 'June' happenings. Be sure to visit the BCMCS Working Calendar to best manage all our approaching events. To better assist in the synchronization of these events, we also created HTML and iCal schedule links [also found in the 'Latest News and Notices Section] which includes event payment timetables.

Recognize that even as these activities and events signal the end to the school year, preparations are already taking place for next year, as the staff and I will soon begin to develop and finalize next year’s classroom rosters. Most do not realize the enormous amount of factors that are considered when creating class assignments, from semi-equal distribution of students by gender and age to balancing achievement levels and behavioral concerns to the considerations of students with special needs to being mindful of interpersonal conflicts among certain students. In the end, we thoroughly and meticulously go through each individual student personality so as to ensure a solid relationship to both teachers and fellow classmates for the upcoming school year. Nonetheless, if a parent wishes to offer further insight into this venture, I ask that you fully note the reasons and rationales and electronically attach, sending to blong@bcmcs.com. All requests must be received by May 31st. Recognize 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:

Field Day
Field Day Flyer
BCMCS Field Day will be held on Friday, June 9th from 9:00 - 11:15. All students will be participating in fun games and activities. Please see hyperlinked flyer above for further information.
 

Trenton Thunder BCMCS Family Night
Trenton Thunder Flyer
Set for Friday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m. Please see hyperlinked flyer above for order form and further information. Payment in an
envelope marked “PTA/Trenton Thunder” needs to be collected before Friday, May 26th.
 

BCMCS PTA Year-End Pool Party
Year End Pool Party FLYER
Set for June 16 [the last day of school], from 1pm-5pm at Cherokee Day Camp. Cost is $16/per person and includes pizza lunch or gluten-free waffles. Please see hyperlinked form above for further information and order process. Form and payment due by June 2nd.
 

DVD Copies For UE Plays
DVD Play Order Form
Sit back and enjoy your child’s performance and leave the videotaping to us. Professional videotaping of the performances will be provided by Apropos Video Productions. Apropos Video Productions is proud to return for its fifth year taping BCMCS productions and providing the same high quality production on DVD for you and your family to enjoy for many years. Please see hyperlink above for order information.
 

DVD Copies for 6th Year Graduation
DVD Graduation Form
Share your child’s accomplishment as a graduate of BCMCS with family and friends for years to come with a professional videotaping of the BCMCS Class of 2017 Graduation. Apropos Video Productions has produced quality Graduation Videos for the past years for BCMCS and is proud to return once again. Order your keepsake copy with the above order form. A minimum of 10 orders must be received by Monday, June 12, 2017 for the recording to take place.
 

School Events and Due Dates
HTML Link to Calendar
Attached is a link to the BCMCS events calendar for all events to the end of the year in HTML format
 

School Events and Due Dates
iCal Link to Calendar
Attached is a link to the BCMCS events calendar for all events to the end of the year in iCal format
 

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.
 

Ordering Through MySchoolAccount
Click Here For a Walkthrough
This PDF walks you through the ordering process for school lunch and event tickets.
 

BCMCS Volunteers: School Lunch Servers
SignUpGenius BCMCS Lunch Volunteers
Lunch servers are a necessity to help run our school lunch program. Training will be provided to make this simple process easy as 1-2-3. Please consider becoming a weekly volunteer or just fill in a day here or there whenever you can. Thank you, in advance, for your help.
 

NEXT YEAR'S SCHOOL CALENDAR
2017-18 Academic Calendar
At the March 1, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting the above school calendar was approved for the 2017-18 school year. The calendar, which includes 186 class days has a start date of 8/23/17 and end date of 6/15/18.
 

Lottery Results: Updated March 3, 2017
2017-18 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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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:

Wednesday, May 24th

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

Thursday, May 25th

* 1st Year Science Assembly
** Thursday Yoga Club -- 3:15p-4p
*** Volleyball Club from 3:15-4:15p
**** K into LE & 3rd into UE Transition Meetings @ 6p

Friday, May 26th

* Walk-A-Thon 9-11a
** Rita's Water Ice Reading Challenge Party @ 2p

Monday, May 29th

School Closed -- Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30th

* 3rd Year Field Trip to Bowman's Wildlife Preserve 9-2:30p
** UE Field Trip to Museum of the American Revolution
*** The Next Step: Middle School Transition Club from 3:15-4:15p
**** Volleyball Club from 3:15-4:15p

May 31st

* Young Rembrandts Art Session VI 3:15-4:15p
** Art Goes to School for K [tentative]
*** BOT Meeting @ 8:15a

June 1st

* Volleyball Club from 3:15-4:15p
** Art Goes to School for LE1&2 and UE4th&5th [tentative]

June 2nd

* Whole School Field Trip to the Zoo
** Art Goes to School for LE3&4 and UE6th [tentative]

June 5th

* Last of the Shining Knights Chess Club 3:15-4:15p

June 6th

* Kindergarten Parent Orientation Mtg. 6-7:30p

June 7th

* LAST Young Rembrandts Art Session VI 3:15-4:15p

June 8th

UE Plays at school in a.m. and then performance @ 6p

June 9th

* Field Day
** PTA sponsored Trenton Thunder Outing

June 13th

* 6th Grade Graduation Trip to Six Flags
** Art & Music Show from 6-7:30p

June 14th

* Last PTA Meeting @ 7:30p

June 15th

* 6th Year Graduation/Promotion Ceremony @ 6p

June 16th

* LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
** 11:30a Dismissal

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 428-6700 Fax#: (215) 428-6702
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 24, 2017