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5/10



5/11

Assembly:
Mrs. Palmer's Class
10:20 - 11:20am

Assembly:
Mr. Murray's Class
9 - 10am


Meet the Authors
Mrs. Tagen's Class
2PM -3PM


PCO Dine Out Night at Rhapsody Victorian Cafe


5/14

5/16

Early Release at Noon



5/18


Meet the AuthorsMrs. Jumes's Class
2PM - 3PM 


Student Council Light up the Night Dance
6 PM - 8 PM


5/29

Recorder and Concert Band Concert

5/31


6/1


6/7

Summer Courses
 
The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Course Offerings and Summer Instrumental Lesson Registration!  



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, 

This is such an exciting (and very busy) time of year. We have field trips, assemblies and exciting events taking place nearly every day for the rest of the year!  We love to have parents here as often as possible yet we have a small parking lot, and we recognize that it can be difficult to find parking at times. However, please note that parking is not allowed in the marked "reserved" spots near the school's main entrance. These spots are reserved for the CCD program staff and should not be used by BFCCPS parents, faculty or staff at any time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!  

Please be sure to read the following important end of year announcements:

Class Placement:

With the end of the school year approaching, we will be working to place students for their classes next year.  There are many factors we consider when placing students in their classes for next year.  The current grade level team works closely with our school counselor, school psychologist, special education staff, and school administration to place students with a classroom teacher that they feel will best fit their educational, social and emotional needs.  We very much value parental input into the learning style they feel works best for their students, however, with only two teachers at each grade level, it is not possible for us to consider parent requests for specific teachers

If you would like the placement teams to consider specific learning needs of your child, or specific qualities you feel best support your child in the classroom, please forward these descriptions to me at hzolnowski@bfccps.org. Specific teacher requests made directly to teachers can not be honored.  All matters surrounding class placements for next year must be sent to the Head of School no later than Thursday, May 18th.

Term Three - Midterms:

If you can believe it, we are nearly at mid-terms for the Third Trimester!  Mid-term reports will be posted to the SchoolBrains portal on May 16th for students in Grades 5-8. 

Year End Important Dates:

Please take note of the last day of Kindergarten, Grade 8 Graduation and the last day of school - all of these dates have been adjusted based on recurring snow days. The spring Recorder and Band Concert, the Band Concert for students in Grades 6-8 and the annual Art Show (May 31st and June 1st) are also listed.

Moving forward please be sure to read the Buzz each week so you can be aware of the activities that are happening.  


Have a great rest of the week, 
 
 




Mrs. Heather Zolnowski
Head of School
Fine and Performing Arts:  

You will find all the details of the 2018  Fine  and  Performing  Arts Week in this recent special edition of Ben's Buzz.  

You will find information about both of the upcoming Spring Concerts, our Annual Art Show, the Memorial Day Parade and much more.  Please be sure to review the upcoming dates and mark your calendars accordingly.

We will also hold an Whole School Concert and the Closing Ceremony for our All School Community Service Project on the town common on June 12th from 10:20 to 11:30.  Parents are invited to join us!

BFCCPS Expansion: 

We are kicking off the first fundraiser for the BFCCPS Expansion!  We will be holding a Community Yard Sale and Vendor Fair on June 2nd.   

Only twenty booths remain at this time, please invite your friends and favorite local vendors to participate by reserving a space  here!  

The event will include a Bake Sale to generate additional money for the gymnasium and playgrounds.  If you'd like to provide treats or coffee for the bake sale, or work a shift at the bake sale table please sign up here.



The Benjamin Franklin Educational Foundation is holding a 50/50 Raffle in conjunction with the Yard  Sale. We invite you to buy raffle tickets and sell raffle tickets too!  The more tickets we sell, the more money we raise for the gymnasium and playgrounds - AND the more money we raise, the higher the prize package.  50% of the ticket sales will go to one lucky winner.  Tickets on sale now through the end of day on June 2nd - the drawing takes place on June 11th!


PCO Elections: 

We are looking for up to 5 Members-At-Large and a President-Elect for 2018-2019 School Year. The President-Elect will be a "President in Training" next year and would automatically assume the position of President the following year. It is important that the PCO Board have some continuity, especially as we prepare for the move to the new school building.  Our next General PCO meeting is scheduled for Monday May 14 at 7:00 in the BFCCPS Library.  All are welcome to come ask questions. Babysitting will be available for children ages 5 and up in the art room at $10 per family as a Quebec trip fundraiser for next year.

For more information regarding duties, please contact us at the board's general email address ( pco@bfccps.org ) and/or refer to the by-laws which are on the PCO section of the school website.  

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!
The BFCCPS PCO Board 

PCO Spirit Wear Sale will take place May 2 - 11. Please click to print the order form and submit via KidMail to Mariessa Theodorou via Andrew or Peter in 1H. 


Give Mom a Break!  Join us  Friday May 11th, 5pm to 8pm.   It's Mother Day's Weekend. Give Mom a well-deserved break from cooking and come enjoy delicious crepes at Rhapsody.  Thank you Rhapsody for being a great community partner and supporting the BFCCPS PCO.
 
Rhapsody Victorian Coffee House, 395 East Central St. Franklin MA 02038. 508-440-5324.

PCO Spring Book Fair:

Mark your calendars! The BFCCPS PCO Spring Book Fair is coming Tuesday May 22nd - Wednesday the 23rd. All classrooms will have an opportunity to visit the fair and parents are invited to attend. It's a great chance to get a jump start on summer reading books! There are also extended hours on Tuesday the 22nd until 5:00 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 here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080544acae2ca2fb6-bfccps 

Announcements: 
 
Softball Skills:

Students in Grades 6-8 are invited to a Softball Skills Practice that will take place on Friday afternoons.  A completed registration packet as well as a  physical exam dated within 13 months of the start of the activity will be required for all participants. The group will meet 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 and 6/1.  

Capstone Corner: 
Lilly E in Grade seven has been hosting an event called "Power Over the Teachers" for her Capstone Project. Students can donate money into collection jars at lunch; seven teachers have volunteered to dye their hair green. As part of this competition any teacher that has $40 in their collection jar will have to dye their hair for a day, the teacher with the highest amount of money in their jar at the end of the competition will have to dye their hair for a week. The fundraising will support the National Eating Disorder Association.   

Tyler A from Grade Seven is hosting a Teal Shirt Day on May 18th to support allergy awareness.  He encourages all students to wear teal shirts on this day. The event is free.

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.
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.