At the end of January all fifty of our 8th graders presented their Capstone Presentations. You’ll find photos and video from the Thursday session here, and from Friday’s presentations here. I fully encourage you to take some time to watch some of the presentation videos as I promise you will be amazed by the hard work and dedication of our students.  Many thanks to each of the Capstone Advisors who worked with these students over the last year to complete their projects!  Just below you’ll find a few photos of the advising groups just before students and advisors headed over to celebrate at the annual Capstone Luncheon.

Despite February Vacation and several snow cancellations, we have lots of exciting updates to share from the halls of BFCCPS. You’ll find a few snapshots of our Second and Fourth Grade reading buddies who worked together to create a box full of Valentines for Veterans, I am quite certain that they were appreciated by their recipients!

Many thanks to the cast and crew as well as the many members of the BFCCPS staff who worked tirelessly on the Camp Rock: The Musical production.  The weather was most certainly no friend to the production schedule but the show must go on! Those of you that were able to attend the show will agree that Camp Rock: The Musical was simply fabulous.  Here are just a few photos, you can find even more here.

The weather also proved problematic for the Science Fair for Grades 7 and 8. The event was rescheduled several times earlier this month, and it seems that no matter what date we chose, it was a significant snow day!  However, at long last, the students had the opportunity to present their projects to a panel of judges. If you’d like to see full photos from the day, they can be found here.

I’d like to also extend a hearty congratulation to the four students who represented BFCCPS in the Regional Science Fair Kaitlin B., Shraddha I., Saketh S. and Francisco C.! We’ll hear results from the Regional Fair in the next few days and will share with you as soon as we know the details.

Science Fair 2015

For the second year in a row, we’ve had to shuffle the 2nd Grade Immigration night due continued to snow but finally the students were able to come and showcase their work to the community this week. This is the first large scale project that BFCCPS students complete and I was so proud of their accomplishments.  As you can see from the photos, they are pretty pleased themselves, bravo 2nd Grade!

Students in our upper grades likely have fond memories of the Habitat Diorama project that they completed in Grade 3.  This year’s dioramas recently arrived from students in both Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Urkevic’s classroom.  You’ll find just a few examples included below:

Speaking of Mrs. Urkevic, I am incredibly happy to report that she has returned to school! The students were overjoyed to have her return and it is evident that she has really missed them as well! Welcome home Mrs. U!

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Mrs. Dwyer’s  class recently presented during an academic assembly. Their entertaining science game show was a big hit with the audience.  We enjoyed a visit from a wide cast of characters including Albert Einstein, Beaker & Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Peppa the Pig. You’ll find more photos from the performance here.

Following the assembly, several students were recognized with a Leaf in the Forest of Virtue.  You will find a few photos from the ceremony just below. Congratulations to all of the students who received leaves this month!

Grade Six students in Mrs. Word’s geography class are getting truly hands-on experiences. Last month they built the Berlin Wall from clay, and this week they re-created the Tatra Mountains of Poland using kinetic sand.

This is just a small sampling of recent events at BFCCPS, hopefully this gets us caught up to date.  I’m looking forward to providing another update in the very near future.