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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: 


11/16

Wear Bleu, Blanc Rouge and Jeans Allowed!! 
Pie Pickup & French Market Reopens 
12:30 - 4 PM

Bataille des Bistros
1:10 to 2:45 PM  

11/17

Field Trips 
5, 6, 7 & 8

11/20  
Early Release at Noon


Parent Teacher Conferences

Dine Out Night at
99 Franklin
 
4 - 9 PM

11/21 - 11/24

No School 
Thanksgiving Break  

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! 



If you need this document translated, please contact the front office.

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 . The Teeso system will close by noon on Thursday, September 16th.  If you need to cancel or change an appointment after that time, please email Mrs. Leonard.  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. 

Conferences scheduled Monday? No time to cook dinner? Want a break before Thanksgiving preparations begin? Bring your family and friends (and a copy of this flyer) to Restaurant 99 in Franklin on Monday, November 20 for dinner out!  You don't have to cook, and a portion of your dinner tab will be donated to BFCCPS to help cover costs for the 8th Grade Washington DC field trip.

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week!

 




Mrs. Heather Zolnowski
Head of School
French Week: 
Bonjour les amis de BFCCPS!   It is that time of the year to celebrate French language and culture, since we teach French from Kindergarten to Grade 8.   We know that students, parents, faculty and teachers look forward to "La Semaine Française." Vive Le Français!
 
This year's theme:   Nos Différences Nous Rassemblent . (Our Differences Unite us.)  We will represent the French speaking world and our message will be that we need to look at common goals that we share. To celebrate differences rather than be afraid of them.  We will bring to the community messages of  Espoir! (Hope!)  Amour!  (Love!)  Paix! (Peace!)
 

Thursday. November 16
 
Bleu! Blanc! Rouge! All students and staff are encouraged to wear Red, white and blue. (Jeans are allowed)
  • This year's game is the: Bataille des Bistros (Battle of the bistros) The game will be played will be indoors due to the weather, and played in three rounds with K-2 coming from 1-1:20, 3/4/5 from 1:25-1:45 and 6/7 from 1:50-2:10.
Friday, November 17
 
Mme. Canning is organizing some performances from the K-4 students .
 
Voilà!
A La prochaine!
Mme. Canning et Mme. Malouf
Vive Le Français!
 
 
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. 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
If you ordered Pies in the Lyman Orchards Grade 7 Fundraiser they will be available for pickup on Thursday, November 16th between 12:30 and 4pm.  Please note that students can not carry pies home on the bus, or carry them out to express. All pie orders must be picked up personally between 12:30 and 4 PM.

If you missed the French Market, remaining items from Monday's sale will be available for sale during Pie Pickup this Thursday between 12:30 and 4PM.


Grade 8 is holding a variety of Fundraisers for their upcoming Washington DC Trip. Please save the date!

On Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 AM - 2 PM, the 8th graders will be holding an Electronics Recycling Day in the school parking lot.  Gather your old appliances and electronics and help support the 8th grade Washington, DC trip.  Contact Kathleen Hogan, kcchogan@gmail.com with any questions. ( see attached flyer)

Dec. 4 - Dec. 9 - The 8th graders will be sponsoring a redeemable can drive to raise funds for their trip to Washington, DC.  Start saving your cans and bottles with the MA 5¢ symbol now!  Cans and bottles can be dropped off near the shed during school hours from Dec. 4 - Dec. 8, with a final drop off during the electronics recycling day, Dec 9, 11 AM - 2 PM.  Any questions contact Diann Ewanchuk ewanchuk@verizon.net.
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.  As part of my Capstone project, I am also having a Design a Sneaker Contest.  All money raised goes to Hope for Haiti. They help provide school supplies, medications, and water filtration systems for people in need.  The deadline to hand in your sneaker design is Friday, November 17th.  Please send in your design with $1 to be entered into a contest.  Two winners will be chosen Monday morning  and be given a gift card.  

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.  
 
 
If you have ordered school photos they are being sent home this week. We will be holding a Make Up Day on November 28th for any students who missed the October Photo day or who were unhappy with their pictures. The school photographer is very willing to retake individual pictures if you are not pleased with your child's pose. Please note class pictures will not be retaken.  

A huge thank you to all who have already contributed to the direct donations campaign 
 
A member of our community, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to make not just a 1:1 match, but a 2:1 match , meaning that for every $1 you donate THIS WEEK ONLY, our partner will donate an extra $2,  effectively tripling the value of your donation (to a maximum of our goal amount of $7,000).
 
Please click here to learn more. 
 
 
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.