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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: 


Board of Trustees Meeting
7-9 PM


No School
Veteran's Day

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


French Week Begins with the French Market
7:30 to 9:20 AM


Josee Vachon Assemblies
9:20-10:05 Gr 5-8
10:20-11:05 Gr K-4


Dress Up for Mme. Malouf's Celebration

French Fair
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

French Banquet
Grades 5-8
11:50 - 1PM


Bataille des Bistros
1:10 to 2:45 PM 

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, 
Our Community Service activities are in full swing here at BFCCPS!  Last week our Kindergarten and Fifth Grade students performed our annual Leaf Raking service project. This is a long standing tradition here at BFCCPS that illustrates that even our tiniest students can make a difference.  Please check out photos from the event here

Grade Seven wishes to thank the extended community for their support of the Epilepsy Clothing Drive. In total we collected 3,786 pounds of clothing resulting in $757.20 towards their Quebec Trip this spring! Thank you for your very generous support which helped us crush this fundraising goal! 

Many thanks to the BFCCPS Community for your generous donations for Mrs. Kaplan's candy donations for Operation Gratitude. Over  179 pounds of candy were donated which will be sent to the troops. Thank you so very much! 

Please join me in congratulating BFCCPS Alumni Eamon McCarthy Earls and Patrick Casey. These two gentlemen have been elected to serve on the Franklin Town Council! You can read more about the elections here if you are interested.

Please welcome the newest member of the BFCCPS Community!  Kathryn "Kitty" Haverty was born on Monday, November 6th at 11:20 am weighing 9 lbs, 6 oz.  Wishing Mrs. Haverty a wonderful Maternity leave, Mrs. Johnson will be filling in for her as a 3rd Grade Assistant for Mrs. Urkevic and Mrs. Palmer. 

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. 

Please remember that BFCCPS is closed this coming Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day. 

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week!


Mrs. Heather Zolnowski
Head of School
French Week: Monday, Nov. 13- Friday, Nov.17, 2017
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!)

Monday, Nov.13
  • French Week will open up with a French Market from 7:30 - 9:20.  Everyone is invited to visit the market to buy a French inspired item, from mini Eiffel towers, erasers, bracelets, decorative items, stickers, T-shirt, books, berets and many fun things. All proceeds will go towards the Quebec trip. 
  • Students will be welcomed that morning with French music, flags and everyone is encouraged to dress up in a costume that represents their Francophone Country.
Tuesday, Nov.14
  • There will be 2 assemblies with the famous  Josée Vachon:  9:20-10:05 for student in  Grades 5-8 and  10:20-11:05 for students in  Grades K-4.
Wednesday, November 15
  •   BFCCPS will be recognizing the impact and accomplishments of Mme. Malouf during this year's French Week.  All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to dress up for school on Wednesday November 15th in honor of Madame Malouf!
  • Grade 5 and 6 will host the French Fair  upstairs in their classroom.  It will start at 10:00 and will end at 11: 30
  • French Banquet and show: 11:50 - 1:00 PM This year students in Grades 5-8 will cook a French meal at home and will bring it to school in their lunch Box. They will not be sharing with any other students. This will be an extended lunch with a show. Can Can, songs and other surprises.
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) Grade 8 and the faculty. 1:10 - 2:45
Friday, November 17

Mme. Canning is organizing some performances from the K-4 students .

A La prochaine!
Mme. Canning et Mme. Malouf
Vive Le Français!

MCAS Results: 

Parent/guardian reports for MCAS have been mailed home to each family in grades four and up. 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.
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.
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.
A huge thank you to all who have already contributed to the direct donations campaign. We are more than halfway to our goal!  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. 

If you haven't had a chance to purchase tickets for the Designer Bag Bingo, please join us Friday night. Tickets will be available at the door!   The event will take place at the Elks Club at 1077 Pond Street.  The doors open at 6:30 pm and the games begin at 7:30.   Tickets: $35  at the door 

The cost of your ticket includes 6 bingo cards (one per game) 1 bonus card to play on your favorite bag! 

To increase your chances purchase more cards at the event.
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.