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Upcoming Events: 


2/15

Walking Field Trip 
Symphonic Band to Horace Mann Middle School


Walking Field Trip
Grade Six to Franklin Library

Science Fair
Grades
7 & 8 -  7PM


2/16 

$1 for Our School's Community Service Project

Assembly
Grade 8 with Franklin High School

Assembly
4 Condon


Student Council
Paint Night
Grades 5-8



February 19-23

School Vacation

Parent Pillar Night



All parents are invited to join us for the Parent Pillar Night to learn about the MAP Testing Pilot Program.

March 5th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.


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.  


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, 
 
Congratulations to Mia M in Grade Eight, the winner of this year's Spelling Bee competition.  We hope that you will take a moment to read more about this year's Spelling Bee here on our website. 

The Lost and Found is full of treasures. Be sure to send your kids to stop in to look for lost belongings, or you may sign in at the front office and head down to take a look for yourselves.  Please remember that all items not retrieved before February Break will be donated.

We are currently seeking an interested candidate from the community to teach our Trimester Three: Classical Enrichment Course "Makerspace." The course description is included just below. The course would meet each Monday from 10:15-11:40 am from March 12 through June 18th.  Interested candidates for this paid position do not require a teaching license but will require both a completed CORI and fingerprinting check.  Please contact Mr. Heater for further details. 
 




Mrs. Heather Zolnowski
Head of School
Makerspace Instructor Needed:: 
 
A Makerspace "serves as a gathering point for tools, projects, mentors and expertise. A collection of tools does not define a makerspace. Rather we define it by what it enables: making". A makerspace is a learning environment rich with possibilities".   

In this class, students will have an opportunity to create, explore, and wonder with high & low tech tools. The goal is to inspire students to become participatory learners to uncover their talents, needs, and interests by making, producing, solving, creating, collaborating and thinking.  To accomplish this, students will have access to:
  • programming languages (at least Scratch & Sonic Pi; others are possible based on student requests)
  • audio, visual, and broadcast tools (Audacity, GIMP, Inkscape, OpenShot, Open Broadcaster, green screen, photo and video cameras)
  • Computers: PC (Windows 7 & Linux), Mac, Chromebook, Raspberry Pi
  • Lego & other supplies for model making
  • Books, magazines, websites on project ideas
  • Other tools TBA
Goals/Objectives of the course:
  • Increase student exposure to coding, engineering, video production, and problem solving opportunities.
  • Allow students to pursue projects & areas of their own interest.
  • Grow student skills in seeking out solutions/answers on their own.
Course Requirements:

Students should possess a curious mind, a willingness to try new things, and have minimal fear of failing.
 

2018-2019 Enrollment Applications Now Available: 
  
Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is open only until February 28th!  Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications can be  filled out online and hard copies are also available in the front office. Please contact  Mrs. Basile with enrollment related questions.

Announcements: 
Pajama Day:

Please join the BFCCPS Faculty and students in our efforts to support Puerto Rico.  We invite students to wear pajamas on Friday, February 16th and donating $1 to the cause.

Please be sure to send the students in with regular footwear as they will still be going about their day as normal.  Let's enjoy a cozy day before February Vacation!

Spring Flower Sale:

Potted bulbs, spring flowers and Easter Lillies.  Orders will be accepted February 5 through March 9 with pickup to be held on March 23rd.   Please visit this page for more information and an order form.

Arts Night:

Student Council will be hosting a Paint Night for students in Grades 5-8 on Friday, February 16th from 6-8 PM.  Tickets are $20 each and students can purchase a ticket from their Student Council homeroom rep. 

Spring Musical:  "A Pirate's Life for Me" will be held on Friday, March 2 rd  from 7 - 9:30 PM and Saturday, March 3rd from 2 - 4:30 PM at the Horace Mann Auditorium. Pre-sales are only accepted till March 1st.   Click to download the Advance Ticket Order Form!

The musical is seeking donations for the concession stand and the cast party, as well as, volunteers to run the concession stand. Donations can be dropped off at the BFCCPS main office on Wed Feb. 28 and Thurs. March 1 (with exception of the cast party ice cream which should be brought directly to the party). If you have any questions please contact Jaime Sullivan at  jaimesullivan78@gmail.com   or  774-571-3503

To sign-up please view the following sign-up genius:



Afterschool Art Club

Can't get enough Art?  Mrs. Sunday will be offering afterschool Art Club in Grades 3-7.  Art club is a great way for your student to have more opportunities to create art and try new things!  The course is $80 for the eight week session.  A registration form will be available soon!

Aluminum Can Tab Collection

Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield & Boston have been collecting pull tabs from beverage cans since 1989.  They recycle and put the money towards programs that benefit children in need.
As a school we will be collecting can tabs from soda cans, soup cans etc.  They can be placed in Miss Rampino's mailbox.  

 
2,4,6,8 Who Do We Appreciate?

The PCO is looking for a volunteer or team of volunteers to chair Teacher & 

Staff Appreciation 2018.  
This will take place during the month of May. The target dates are Friday, May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.  
For more information and questions please email:  Kimmy_Pal@Yahoo.com.

The BJ's Renewal/New Membership Drive fundraiser is returning  February 26 to March 16th . All new memberships are eligible for a $50  restaurant.com  gift card. Forms to be sent home with students after vacation or picked up in the main office. For more information or questions contact Kate Smith at  Ksmith9509@gmail.com

Many hands make light work and the the BFCCPS Yearbook is a great example of this!   Every year students and staff eagerly await the arrival of yearbooks. It is only possible by the collaboration of many volunteers. 


Health Office Update:  
  
Cold and flu season is here! Please read the  flu guide for parents.

Cough drops in school: Please remember that cough drops, per the state regulations for schools, are considered an over the counter medication that requires doctor's order and parent permission on file and for them to be administered by the school nurse.  If you have not already given permission for cough drops, the form can be printed  here  or found on the  Health Office website  under the tab "medication administration". Any completed form should be sent in to the Health Office.

Please contact your School Nurses, Jenny Auerr or Diane Williams for any questions at  nurse@bfccps.org.
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.