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Upcoming Events:


Lucky Leprechaun Jeans Day

9:20 to 10 am

Grade 2 Assembly Dorsey & Weidman
10:20 to 11:30


Pillar Night:
Middle School Experience
6:30 - 7:30 


Assembly McSweeeney
9:20 to 10:20 am

Assembly Leaves in the Forest of Virtue
10:20 - 11 am

Spring Family Social and Basket Raffle

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.

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, 
Following the recent snow closures, I wanted to update all parents on the tentative last day of school for students in Grades 1-7.  Based on the snow dates we have incurred to date ( January 4,  January 5,  March 8,  March 13,  March 14) we now anticipate the last day of school to be Friday, June 22nd with an early release at noon.  Please note that this date will be adjusted based on any unexpected closures that may take place between now and the end of the school-year. 

The  BFCCPS Parent Community Organization  Family Social and Raffle will take place next  Friday, March 23rd at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School.  This event is the single largest fundraiser of the year.  As active members of the BFCCPS Community, we hope you will each take a look at the volunteer needs and let the PCO know where you can help. Volunteer shifts are a quick 30 minutes leaving lots of time for you to enjoy the event with your family!   

Please see this edition of Ben'z Buzz dedicated to all things Spring Family Social including Volunteer Needs, Ticket order form and more
Have a great rest of the week, and we will see your students tomorrow when school re-opens!  

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. 

Parents of current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students are invited to a Parent Pillar Night to learn more about the BFCCPS Middle School Experience . During this event parents will meet with members of the Grade 6-8 teaching team, and will hear about details of the Middle School Curriculum, Advising Program and Capstone Projects. We hope you can join us on March 20th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  Please RSVP so we can gauge attendance for this event. 

Spring Flower Sale:

Thank you to everyone that purchased flowers with 8th Grade DC fundraiser! As a reminder pickup will be held on March 23rd.

On pickup day, there will be fifteen 4" pots of hyacinth available.  Each 4" pot will be $8.   First Come first Serve, please contact Mrs. Schwab for details. 

Please join the BFCCPS Faculty and students as we raise funds to support Puerto Rico's recovery efforts. For a $1 donation, students and faculty may wear jeans and any "leprechaun" attire on Friday, March 16th.  Bring your green and wear your green to help our national community service project.

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 have been sent home with students, can be downloaded here, or can be picked up in the main office. For more information or questions contact Kate Smith at  Ksmith9509@gmail.com 

This year's Spring Social: basket raffle is next Friday  Friday March 23rd With all the snow and power outages, you may not have had time to shop for your class raffle basket. Good news! There is still time. If you want to give, please feel free to drop items off by Thursday. You may also feel free to donate via cash or check to the PCO. We will be happy to shop for basket supplies as they are needed. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your room parent or Laura Topper at laura_topper@yahoo.com.  

The PCO needs volunteers to go for the gold.  Most v olunteer time slots are only 30 minutes and there are so many ways to help.

·         Opening Ceremonies -set up crew & ticket sales
·         Closing Ceremonies -clean up crew
·         Refueling Station -dessert donations and food servers
·         Cheer for your team -activity assistants
·         And more!

You can avoid waiting in line at the event by pre-ordering your tickets. Pre-orders are due by no later than Monday, March 19th. Click to download Basket Raffle Ticket Order Form

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.