2019-2020 School Year Calendar:
For the 2019-2020 school year, we will be starting after Labor Day, with a first day of school for students in grades 1-8 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
We had originally planned an open house on September 4th starting at 9:30. However, in order to alleviate parking lot congestion we are changing the schedule for Wednesday, September 4th. As a reminder, a parent must attend the September 4th open house with the student, this is not a drop off event. Please find revised times for the open house on September 4th.
- 9:30 – 11 am: Students assigned to Mrs. Jumes and Mrs. Burns classes
- 12:00 – 1:30: Students assigned to Mrs. Tagen and Mrs. DiNapoli’s classes
The first day of school for Kindergarten will be Thursday, September 5th with an early release at noon. Students will also attend on Friday, September 6th with an early release at noon. On both of these Kindergarten early release days students must be picked up by a parent/guardian at the school at noon; mid-day bus service is not available and BFCCPS’s after school program will not be available. General arrival and dismissal procedures will be shared with the entire school community very soon. Please note that during early Kindergarten dismissal on September 5 and 6 we will ask parents to park along the front “loop” of the driveway, park and walk up to pick up your child. We will have BFCCPS staff on hand to direct traffic. This is an atypical dismissal method that will only be used for this event.
The first full day of school for students in Kindergarten will be Monday, September 9th. Bus service and after school care will be available if you have registered for those services.
We apologize for the change to the timing for September 4th and look forward to seeing you soon!
Tuesday, September 3- Friday, September 6 are full days for our students in grades 1-8.
Approved Calendar 2019-2020. Please take note of all school closures and early release days. Tentative days for the last day of school are marked for both Kindergarten and the rest of the school; these dates are subject to change based on any unforeseen school closures.
Meet the Teacher Sessions:
School Start Times:
Please visit this page for driving directions as well as arrival/dismissal information.
Summer Math Enrichment:
Kids and adults alike enjoy playing games that are fun and motivating. Games give students opportunities to explore fundamental number concepts, such as the counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence, and computation strategies. Engaging mathematical games can also encourage students to explore number combinations, place value, patterns, and other important mathematical concepts. Further, they afford opportunities for students to deepen their mathematical understanding and reasoning. Providing repeated opportunities for students to play games, allows mathematical ideas to emerge as students notice new patterns, relationships, and strategies.
This summer, try playing some of the games below with your child for a chance to build some valuable math skills and some family fun. Game on!
Acing Math Card Games
Tiny Polka Dot
The BFCCPS dress code is central to maintain a, safe and respectful school environment that is conducive to learning. Please read all the details in the full policy approved by the Board of Trustees.
School Supply Lists:
We have gathered supply lists for each grade to eliminate the guess work of what will be needed for the school year. As you begin to purchase supplies, make sure to keep this checklist handy to make your back-to-school shopping as easy as 1, 2, 3! School supply lists for all grades can be found in this Google Drive Folder.
BFCCPS will offer morning care for students starting at 7:30 am.
Registration will be for particular days of the week for the duration of the school year, i.e., every Monday or every Wednesday. Payment is for recurring days of the year. For example, $180 for all the Mondays, $180 for all the Tuesdays etc; yearly total for students needing care all five days is $900.
Please scroll for specific discounts for families with multiple students enrolled and a staff discount if applicable.
Before school tuition is paid monthly, over the ten (10) month period from August through May, and has been divided into ten equal payments. (Payment in full is also welcome.)
Registration for the program is now closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please complete this google form or contact Mrs. Cifizzari at email@example.com.
We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2019-2020 After-School Care program is now available. 300 spaces will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Students must be picked up by no later than 6pm. Registration will be for particular days of the week for the duration of the school year, i.e., every Monday or every Wednesday.
Students must be pre-registered, no drop in services are available. After-School Care tuition is paid monthly, over the ten (10) month period from August through May, and has been divided into ten equal payments. (Payment in full is also welcome.)
PLEASE NOTE: Our teachers and after school providers will participate in professional development on early release days. With this in mind, we will not be able to offer After-School Care on our early release and full-day professional development days. If you need care on vacation and professional development days, we encourage you to contact local providers that offer drop in services or local camps.
This year we will continue to use School Dismissal Manager to automate dismissal changes and absence notification. We launched School Dismissal Manager last year and were very pleased with the results.
BFCCPS Parents will have access to a Parent Portal offered through our Student Information System, SchoolBrains. SchoolBrains is a dynamic Information System that allows all BFCCPS faculty and staff to access student information in one location. Not only is it used for contact information, but also for grading and report cards. The Parent Portal is your access to this information for your student(s). All parents have access to update their contact information, as well as to see attendance data for each student. For our students in grades 5-8, all assignments, tests, and quizzes are also listed in the Parent Portal, so parents can keep track of how their students are doing between report cards.
New families will be issued a login and password over the summer for each student they have enrolled at BFCCPS.
BFCCPS Parents have many opportunities to volunteer in the school including Kindergarten lunch volunteers, field trip chaperones, art and library volunteers and “mystery reading” in the K-4 classrooms. All volunteers must complete a CORI check at least two days in advance of their volunteer day. Once approved, a CORI is valid for three years.
Please note that an appointment is required in advance and that CORI processing can not be accommodated during arrival, dismissal or lunch-time. Office hours will be posted in mid-August.
Breakfast and Lunch Ordering:
We are incredibly excited to launch our new breakfast and lunch program! BFCCPS is partnering with Revolution Foods to provide fresh, healthy offerings to our students and staff every day. This new program will offer an increased variety as well as increased flexibility with ordering deadlines.
Breakfast is priced at $2.25 and will be available for students attending our Morning Care program. Lunch is priced at $3.25. Students who bring lunch from home may purchase milk on an a la carte basis from week to week. Visit this page for details.
Classical Enrichment Block Classes – Grades Six through Eight Only:
We are pleased to announce the Classical Enrichment Block classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Classical Enrichment Block classes are offered by trimester and cover a multitude of topics across all content areas. These unique classes touch on many aspects of our school’s Classical Education pillar and will be a great way to start off the week; this year’s schedule moves Classical Enrichment to the first class of the day each Monday.
Please visit this page on our website for course listings and registration information. The signup form will be sent to Grade 6-8 parents on Friday, August 16. Sign-ups must be completed by Monday, September 2.