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Expansion Celebration

4/9

 8 - 9 AM

4/10

Grades 7 & 8
Quebec and DC Trip Departure

1 - 2:30 

4/12




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.

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


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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, 

I am thrilled to invite you all to attend a  Community Kickoff for the BFCCPS Expansion this Saturday April 7th.  The event will take place here at 201 Main Street in the auditorium since the new site is under construction   Families will get a more thorough update on the expansion, have a opportunity to view the architectural plans for the new facility, and learn more about the BFEF. While the event will not offer babysitting, children are welcome to attend to see their new school!  To help us gauge attendance for the event, please RSVP using this form

Following the presentation the Kona Ice Truck will be here starting to help us celebrate!  We hope to see you there. If you missed the most recent Expansion Update, you can find it  here .

Congratulations to the winner of this Year's Yearbook Cover Art Contest.  Emma Ferreira in Grade Six will have her artwork featured on the front cover and will also win a free copy of this year's yearbook. The back cover will include artwork from Tanya Arora, Isabelle Micthell, Leah Sullivan & Hailey Morin, and Sam Griffin.  Congratulations and thank you to everyone who submitted a piece for consideration.  

MCAS Testing began on April 3rd, if you haven't had a chance to read the recent MCAS Testing Special Edition of Ben's Buzz you can find it here

Have a great rest of the week, 
 
 




Mrs. Heather Zolnowski
Head of School
Parent Pillar Nights:  
Here at BFCCPS, we strive to assist parents in their role as the Primary Educator of their children. As such, I wanted to highlight an important way that information is available to you, our ongoing Pillar Nights. 

Health Curriculum and Vaping Guest Speaker 

Please join us on April 24th at 7:00 pm for a Parent Pillar Night.  During this session we will review the upcoming changes to the BFCCPS Health Curriculum. We will be joined by special guest speaker  Tina Grosowsky the MA  Project Coordinator from the  Central MA Tobacco Free Community Partnership.  Ms. Grosowsky is a member of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

We hope that you will join us for the evening.  Babysitting will be available for children ages five and up at a charge of $10 per family. The proceeds will benefit next year's trip to Quebec. 


Announcements: 

Jeans Days:

"Marathon Thursday" Fundraiser  Mrs. Bien is running the Boston Marathon on April 16th, 2018 and is raising money for the Hopkinton Police Association.   Please help her reach her goal by donating $1.00 to dress like a runner (workout clothes) or a spectator (jeans) on April 5th.

Science Club with Mrs. Urkevic: 

This Session of Science Club will be "Lift off: Engineering Rockets and Rovers". We will be designing and testing rockets and rovers to explore several planets and moons. We will first test rocket designs, then create rovers, and finally send the rockets and rovers into space with a "stomp launcher". What rocket design will take our rovers into space?  *Registration and check due Monday April 23rd.

 

BFCCPS Running Club:

Students in Grades 5-8 are invited to join the BFCCPS running club with Mr. Afonso.  We will meet  Thursdays after school from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 26th to June 14th.  Be sure to bring r unning shoes, appropriate gym clothing, and water bottle.

*All students must submit the attached Extracurricular Athletic Activities Registration form before they are cleared to practice. Enrollment packets will be available in Buzz starting on April 4th. Once published the deadline will be 4/23, please note that the number of spaces will be limited and will be accepted first come first serve.  Email Mr. Afonso
with any questions. 
 
ArtWeek 2018:
 
We are thrilled to be participating in the upcoming ArtWeek festival happening April 27 - May 6. 

Hundreds of events will be presented across the Commonwealth during the 10-day creative festival. You will find a  complete listing of events at  artweekma.org.  

You will find details about the three ArtWeek programs running at BCCPS  this recent newsletter dedicated to ArtWeek.  There will be a total of 50 ArtWeek activities happening in Franklin alone! 

PMC Kids Ride:
 
Join your friends from BFCCPS for this year's  PMC Kids Ride.  You can   register here and join the BFCCPS team. The event takes place on June 10th from 8 to noon at the Jefferson Elementary School.  Please email  Mrs. Ferdenzi with any questions. 


A PCO sponsored Arts Enrichment assembly is scheduled for Friday, April 27. Shakespeare & Co. will be presenting Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World to grades 5-8 at 10:05 AM.  They will also be conducting workshops with the 6 th and 7 th graders. ALL are encouraged and welcome to attend the performances in the O'Malley Auditorium.  


Summer Courses
 
The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Course Offerings! This years classes are offered by BFCCPS faculty and staff members and Susie Pallis from  Drama Kids.

The classes are divided by grade level and cover a multitude of topics across a variety of content areas. Classes will be held at BFCCPS' main building as well as the Red Brick School. A class description, date and time is listed for each class. With the exception of private music lessons and tutoring, courses are $100 per week for a half day session and full day classes are $200.

BFCCPS Also offers Summer Instrumental Lessons! The success of our band program relies on students taking instrumental lessons during the summer vacation to continue their personal growth and retention of instrumental musical skills achieved during the school year. This is also the perfect time for students to get one-on-one help with their Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band auditions, which occur the first week of school in the fall.


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.

Over the winter months, we ask that you do not park on Queen Street to walk in and pick up your children. The Queen Street entrance can be narrow at this time of year due to accumulated snow and or ice making this practice potentially unsafe for both drivers and walkers.  We ask that you please utilize the Express Lane procedures or arrive at Courtyard Dismissal (approximately 3:20) to secure a spot to park in the lot once the general traffic has cleared.

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.

Cold weather has arrived!  Please be sure to send your students daily with seasonally appropriateouterwear. We will continue to have outdoor courtyard, recess and dismissal whenever possible.