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Arrival/Dismissal
 
Please be sure to review Arrival and Dismissal Procedures which are explained on this page of our website.  

School Lunches


Because our lunches are pre-ordered, all lunch orders are due by the 20th of the prior month, our system will automatically shut down at 7pm on the 20th. 

Click here for Lunch Ordering instructions and login.

Upcoming Events: 
 
11/2

Operation Gratitude
Candy Re-Collection
(at the Ramp Before School)

BFCCPS Musical Callback Audition:
3:25-5:20

11/6

Capstone Info Night
Grade 7 Parents
7-8pm

11/7

Book Fair
Open till 7pm

11/8

Book Fair


11/9

Board of Trustees Meeting
7-9 PM

11/10

No School
Veteran's Day

PCO Designer
Bag Bingo
7:30 - 9 PM
Franklin Elks Club



Find Us on Facebook

Consider joining the BFCCPS Parents page on Facebook to connect with other members of the community.  Several grade level pages are also available. Stop on over and say hello! 



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Ben's Buzz
 
Dear BFCCPS Community, 
 
If you did not have a chance to read the Special Edition of Ben's Buzz regarding  Parent Conference Signups, please be sure to  click here for details . Student report cards will be posted to the SchoolBrains Portal on November 16th in advance of conferences, paper report cards will not be sent home this year.  We encourage you to review your child's report card in advance of your conferences. 
 
Please note that babysitting will be available during conferences scheduled on Monday November 20th and Tuesday, November 21st for children ages 5 and up. This service is available for $10 per family to benefit the Quebec Trip and is supervised by Mrs. Mogauro. 

MCAS Results: 

Next week the parent/guardian reports for MCAS will be mailed home to each family. You should receive them by Wednesday, November 8th. The reports contain the results from the next-generation MCAS tests that were given in Spring of 2017 for ELA and Math, as well as 5th and 8th grade Science, Technology and Engineering assessments.  
 
Please click on this link for the  Parents Guide to MCAS. This will give you specific information for both the next-generation (grades 3-8) MCAS. You can also find more information in the parent portal at the  Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
 
We are very proud of how hard our students worked on these assessments, and the scores that they achieved.  Once you receive your student's scores, if you have any questions about the assessment itself, please reach out to me directly at hzolnowski@bfccps.org.  If you have any questions about your child's performance, or any academic concerns raised by these scores, please reach out to your child's current teacher.
 
Scope and Sequence:
 
The Scope & Sequence is a monthly overview of the upcoming curriculum topics and is one of the main tools you can use as a parent to support your child's academic success.

The Scope & Sequence outlines the main topics in each subject area that your student will be covering that month and is designed to give parents an awareness of the main thrust of the curriculum and provide an opportunity for you to discuss topics and make connections at home that deepen what they are learning at school. If you have a question or comment regarding a Scope & Sequence, please contact the teacher directly.  November Scope and Sequence documents will be posted to the website on November 1st.  
 
Thank you and have a great rest of the week!

 




Mrs. Heather Zolnowski
Head of School
Announcements: 
Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is now open!  

If you have students who are eligible for Kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year it is  now time to  place their application for enrollment

Once a student is accepted, they need not reapply as their spot is protected for as long as they attend the school.  
 
Also, if you have students who are currently on the waiting list for grades K-8 you must reaffirm your desire for enrollment at BFCCPS with a new  application.  We also hope that you will tell your friends and neighbors who might have interest in joining us at BFCCPS!  

Applications can be  filled out online and hard copies are also  available in the front office.  All  applications must be received before February 28th by 4pm.  Late  applications will not be accepted. 
 
Please contact Mrs. Basile with any enrollment related questions. 
 
 
Beth Kaplan will be collecting leftover Halloween candy to benefit
Operation Gratitude. A collection bin will be at the end of the ramp into school  Thursday and  Friday mornings. Please have you student drop candy before entering the building!  Students can also write notes of appreciation and/or draw pictures for our troops which can go into the bin as well.  Candy and notes will be mailed out prior to Veteran's Day.


Cold weather has arrived!  Please be sure to send your students daily with seasonally appropriate outerwear. We will continue to have outdoor courtyard, recess and dismissal whenever possible.
 
Capstone Corner:
Students in Grade 8 are hard at work on their Capstone Projects and will have announcements, fundraisers and events to share over the coming weeks. We hope that you'll review these periodic announcements and find a few projects to support.  If you're not familiar with the BFCCPS Capstone Project, we invite you to learn more here

Grade 8 student AJ is holding a Shoe Drive as part of his Capstone Project. Please donate your gently worn, used and new shoes from October 16th through November 17th.

Surya N will be selling pins for his Capstone Project for the ACLU and Civil Rights.  Pins will be $2 each and available October 25 through November 21st.
 
 
Joe D. is collecting donations for refugees resettling in Worcester County. His drive will take place 10/30 - 11/3. Please see this flyer for more information about refugees and the requested donation items.

    
A huge thank you to all who have already contributed to the direct donations campaign. We have already received over $2,250 in donations, and with employer matching gifts, we are over the $2,500 mark!  Let's keep this total growing and fill our bucket. If you haven't had a chance to donate so far, please consider doing so. Every dollar counts!  Don't forget to check if your employer will contribute a matching gift for your donation.  The drive ends on 
November 17th.

Please click here to learn more. 
  
 
 
Designer Bag Bingo is coming soon! Don't forget to pre-order your tickets!  
 
 
 
Mark your calendars! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming Tuesday November 7th - Wednesday the 8th. All classrooms will have an opportunity to visit the fair and parents are invited to attend and get a jump start on holiday shopping. 
 
Evening hours have been added this year on Tuesday the 7th until 7:00 pm for your convenience. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted and proceed go to the PCO!

Help is needed to make the book fair a success!  Please  consider signing up to lend a hand with setup/break down or classroom visits.
 
 
Community Announcements: 

Parents of students in Kindergarten through Grade Five are invited to attend a workshop hosted by Center for Math at Lesley University on November 5th, from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. You can learn more about the program  on this flyer.

A Notice from the Central Office: 

Visitors:   All visitors to the school are required to sign in at the Front Office and wear a Visitor's badge. Visitors must be escorted at all times.  Thank you for your help with this!
 
Parking & Parking Lot Safety:  Parking is not allowed in marked reserved spots near the schools main entrance. These spots are reserved for the CCD program staff. 

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures:  Please adhere to the posted arrival and dismissal procedures which are posted  here  our website. If you plan on parking on Queen Street to pick up your children, you must park and walk into the courtyard to pick them up. Students may not walk across the playground to Queen Street regardless of their grade level. This is for their own personal safety. 

Absence and Dismissal Notification: If your child will be absent or tardy from school, Please contact Mrs. Tappin at  ltappin@bfccps.org or at  leave a voice message at the absent and tardy line 508-541-3434 and press 4.  Additionally, if you have to make any dismissal changes please email both your child(ren)'s homeroom teacher AND Mrs. Laura Tappin by email at  ltappin@bfccps.org by no later than 2 pm.

As a reminder, BFCCPS has an  extended absence policy which indicates that extended absences for non-medical reasons for more than 10 consecutive school days will not be approved and will result in dis-enrollment from BFCCPS unless caused by exceptional and unavoidable circumstances, such as a natural disaster, serious accident, or other situation deemed exceptional and unavoidable by the HOS.