Mustang Message - 10/18/2020

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A Message from the Principal

Beginning tomorrow, October 19th, Monday schedules will change from the schedules that we started in the beginning of the year.  Up until now, Mondays have been used by classroom teachers to build relationships with and between students in small groups, as well as to complete assessments with individual and small groups of students.  Starting tomorrow, students will be joining their teachers at 9:15 a.m. for a Morning Meeting or check-in for the school day, and then will be assigned asynchronous work to complete. Only students identified for extra time with the teacher will be participating in small group instruction.

And, did you know that even while most students continue in distance learning, the Bren Mar Park PTA continues to be hard at work!?!  So, far this school year, the BMP PTA has donated the BMP cinch bags that held the school supplies provided at the beginning of the school year, put together a grab and go icee treat for children and their families, and this week will host the annual BINGOween event (virtually this year).  We do hope that you will join us on Friday evening for this fun, social opportunity!  They continue to look for those who want to help.  If you're interested, please contact bmp.pta@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Williams

Principal

 

Free & Reduced Meals Applications

Meals may be free to students right now, however, applications need to be completed for free and reduced price meals.  The application is here The form is available in a variety of languages.  The prices for paid breakfast and lunch and often allows families opportunities for free and reduced-price services outside of the school, such as after-school clubs.  

 

Grab N' Go Breakfast & Lunch

Grab N' Go Breakfast & Lunch continues to available at Bren Mar Park for ALL families, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Food is free for children under age 18 and $2 for adults.

 

Face Covering Requirements While on School Property

Any person over the age of 2 is expected to wear a face covering, such as a face mask, while in the school building or while on school property, including outside of the school building.  This applies to events such as school supply pick up or food distribution.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the front office.   Thank you for your support in helping us keep everyone as safe as possible during these times!

 

Student Health & Safety Guidance Avoid close contact...

 

Ways to Help Your Child at Home How to create a Parent SIS Account...

FCPS has created some student friendly 'how to' videos for distance learning.  We will share this series of videos here.  Our next video goes over how to create a parent SIS account.  Having this account is helpful to see academic updates for you student and to complete important online documents. Please take a moment to watch this video with your Mustang.

 

Parent Technology Help

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available at 1-833-921-3277, open from 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English, interpreters are available and FCPS also has parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages.

The online portal allows older students and parents/guardians to request help directly. Please use this to submit help request tickets to help you faster!

Limited BMP Technology Team support is available by appointment only and only on select days and times.  We ask that you submit a ticket first, however if you feel you need an in-person appointment, please call the BMP front office during regular school hours to schedule an appointment.

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

 

A Note from the PTA President

Our BMP PTA Membership Drive is underway! I encourage you to start or renew your membership for only $10 per person. Your membership gives you a vote and a voice at meetings. Most importantly, you will be a part of one of the oldest child advocacy organizations in the United States. Please find membership forms in English and in Spanish.

 

Specialist Spotlights

I am so proud of our students for showing up and working hard!  Thank you for showing up for your children and letting them know that they can do hard things with diligence and perseverance.

Our focus in counseling lessons has been Social Emotional Learning is naming our emotions.  Why is it important to know what we are feeling and to be able to put a name to that feeling?  When we are able to name our emotion, we can then begin to deal with it.  We talked about being good managers of our emotions. Once we know what we are feeling then we can successfully manage those feelings.  Then we learned about different strategies for managing emotions.  What can we do when we are feeling angry, disappointed, frustrated, sad, excited, etc.?  Students gave ideas such as go for a bike ride, play games with my family, and talk to my mom.  In grades 4 and 5, we explored emotional thermostats, we need to manage that emotion.  They learned the idiom, “blow your lid off,” losing control of our emotions like a pot of boiling water that causes the lid to blow off when the heat is too intense.  

My goal for your children is that they become star managers of their emotions.  Your support is vital in modelling strategies for dealing with emotions and talking with them about the emotions they experience during the day.  If you have any questions, you can reach me at jblanier@fcps.edu

 

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

October 29         VIRTUAL:  PTA-Sponsored BINGOween

October 31          End of Q1 - All Student Work to be Completed for Q1 Grades

November 2        Student Holiday:  Professional Development

November 3        Student Holiday:  Teacher Workday

November 5        Family Market

November 12      VIRTUAL:  Family Literacy Night

November 25, 26 & 27      Holiday:  Thanksgiving Break

6344 Beryl Road, Alexandria, VA 22312  | Main Office: 703-914-7200
Attendance: 703-914-7272 | Web | Twitter

Mustang Message - 10/11/2020

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A Message from the Principal

This is an important reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Monday, October 12, 2020 in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.  Our fantastic teachers, instructional assistants and other members of the Bren Mar Park staff will be involved in school planning, focusing on refining instructional practices and designing intervention in a virtual platform.  Starting on Monday, October 19, 2020, students involved in small group instruction will be doing so in order to receive intervention, or additional learning and practice, on Mondays in small group.  Even if your child is not assigned small group instruction, she/he will have assigned tasks as part of the school day.  Please don't hesitate to ask your child's teacher if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Williams

 

Free & Reduced Meals Applications

Meals may be free to students right now, however, applications need to be completed for free and reduced price meals.  The application is here The form is available in a variety of languages.  The prices for paid breakfast and lunch and often allows families opportunities for free and reduced-price services outside of the school, such as after-school clubs.  

 

Grab N' Go Breakfast & Lunch

Grab N' Go Breakfast & Lunch continues to available at Bren Mar Park for ALL families, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Food is free for children under age 18 and $2 for adults.

 

Student Health & Safety Guidance Wash your hands often...
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

 

Ways to Help Your Child at Home Flipgrid Basics

FCPS has created some student friendly 'how to' videos for distance learning.  We will share this series of videos here.  Our next video goes over the basics of flipgrid.   Please take a moment to watch this video with your Mustang.

 

Parent Technology Help

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available at 1-833-921-3277, open from 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English, interpreters are available and FCPS also has parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages.

The online portal allows older students and parents/guardians to request help directly. Please use this to submit help request tickets to help you faster!

Limited BMP Technology Team support is available by appointment only and only on select days and times.  We ask that you submit a ticket first, however if you feel you need an in-person appointment, please call the BMP front office during regular school hours to schedule an appointment.

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

 

A Note from the PTA President

Our BMP PTA Membership Drive is underway! I encourage you to start or renew your membership for only $10 per person. Your membership gives you a vote and a voice at meetings. Most importantly, you will be a part of one of the oldest child advocacy organizations in the United States. Please find membership forms in English and in Spanish.

 

Specialist Spotlights

Hi Families,

This is your librarian, Mrs. Watson!  I’m excited to welcome you back to the school library!  Even though we are learning virtually, the library has a wealth of resources for your child.  To begin, please go to the Library Website and bookmark this page:  https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/bmpeslibrary/home  From this page, your child can access the library catalog, find how-to videos to help you get print materials and ebooks, and there are learning sites, read alouds and oodles of other resources!  This website is constantly being updated, so please check back often.

Even though we have lots of virtual resources, sometimes you just want to hold a book in your hand.  We have started Curbside Checkout so that your child can borrow print materials from our library.  Every other week, your child can put 5 books on hold and pick them up in front of our school on Wednesday or from your bus stop on Thursday.  Check the Library Website’s Curbside Checkout page for more information.  There is a document there with more details, a bus schedule, and a calendar to help you know exactly when to do things.  And, as always, you can reach me at clwatson@fcps.edu if you have questions.  Happy Reading!

 

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

October 12          Student Holiday:  School Planning Day  

October 15          Q1 Interims will be sent home

October 31          End of Q1 - All Student Work to be Completed for Q1 Grades

November 2        Student Holiday:

November 3        Student Holiday:  

November 12      VIRTUAL:  Family Literacy Night

November 25, 26 & 27      Holiday:  Thanksgiving Break

6344 Beryl Road, Alexandria, VA 22312  | Main Office: 703-914-7200
Attendance: 703-914-7272 | Web | Twitter

Mustang Message - 10/4/2020

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Monday Schedules

Mondays are a part of the school week.  For the next few weeks, every child is assigned a small group time with their general education teacher to build relationships with peers and get support with technology.  Independent work is also assigned  and should be completed that day.  If your child is unable to participate during the school day, we ask that parents/guardians report the absence or the commitment to completing the work asynchronously to the school office at 703-914-7272.  You are welcome to visit the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/schedules-and-attendance to learn more.

Starting in early October, not every child may be assigned a small group intervention or enrichment small group, however independent work will continue to be assigned along with a check-in for attendance.  Details will come through your child's classroom teacher. 

 

Free & Reduced Meals Application Due Soon

Meals may be free to students right now, however, applications need to be completed for free and reduced price meals.  The application is here The form is available in a variety of languages.

As of October, 2019 approximately 31 percent of students in FCPS qualify for free and reduced-price meals. The prices for paid breakfast and lunch and often allows families opportunities for free and reduced-price services outside of the school, such as after-school clubs.  Families who earn less than 130% of the poverty level are eligible for free meals and those with incomes between 130 and 185% of poverty level qualify for reduced-price meals.

 

Grab N Go Breakfast & Lunch

Grab N Go Breakfast & Lunch continues to available at Bren Mar Park for ALL families, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Food is free for children under age 18 and $2 for adults.

 

Family Market - Thursday, October 8th

The Capitol Area Food Bank will be sponsoring our first Family Market of the year at Bren Mar Park Elementary this Thursday, October 8th from 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Family Markets are monthly no-cost, market style grocery distributions of dry goods and produce at our school. All BMP families are welcome.

This year food will be distributed in a drive-up/walk-up model following all safety guidelines including masks worn at all times and distancing 6 feet apart. Families will grab a prepackaged bag or box of shelf stable items and produce to take home.

Please share and let your BMP neighbors know of this valuable resource.

 

Parent Information: Advanced Academic

It was so great to see so many of our families at our AAP parent information session this week.  Incase you were not able to make it or missed any of the information, you can find the recording and a copy of the slides on Blackboard 24/7 under the Specialists class then find the AART button on the left.  (Please see below for snap shots on how to find these resources).  In addition to the recording and slides, we have a placed a copy of the level IV referral form and the parent/guardian questionnaire there for easy access.  You can also visit the AAP website. Also, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Trope (cjtrope@fcps.edu) with any questions or concerns.

 

AART 24-7 Learning Website Snap shot; go to courses and select specialists

Choose AART enrichment and then click the link for the recording

Ways to Help Your Child at Home Locating Assignments in Google Classroom

FCPS has created some student friendly 'how to' videos for distance learning.  We will share this series of videos here.  Our next video goes over how to find your student's assignments in Google Classroom.   Please take a moment to watch this video with your Mustang.

 

4th/5th Grade Band/Strings Instrument Pick-up

Band & Strings: Instrument Pick-up on Thursday, October 8 from 4:30-6:00 PM. Mrs. Hinkle and Mr. Johnson will contact you if your instrument will be available for pick-up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Hinkle, band teacher (dfhinkle@fcps.edu) or Mr. Johnson, strings teacher (bmjohnson1@fcps.edu).  

 

Parent Technology Help

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available at 1-833-921-3277, open from 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English, interpreters are available and FCPS also has parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages.

The online portal allows older students and parents/guardians to request help directly. Please use this to submit help request tickets to help you faster!

Limited BMP Technology Team support is available by appointment only and only on select days and times.  We ask that you submit a ticket first, however if you feel you need an in-person appointment, please call the BMP front office during regular school hours to schedule an appointment.

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

 

A note from the PTA President

Our BMP PTA Membership Drive is underway! I encourage you to start or renew your membership for only $10 per person. Your membership gives you a vote and a voice at meetings. Most importantly, you will be a part of one of the oldest child advocacy organizations in the United States. Please find membership forms in English and in Spanish.

 

Specialist Spotlights

Hello Mustangs! We hope you’ve had a great start to the 2020-2021 school year. It has been wonderful to see all of our students in class and to have a chance to reconnect with everyone. We’d like to welcome Ms. Gore (general music) and Mrs. Hinkle (band) to Bren Mar Park’s music team! And of course, a warm welcome back to Mrs. Millett  and Mr. Johnson. 

In general music classes this year during specials, we will try to incorporate singing, dancing, playing instruments, music history and music literacy. We would also love to teach some musical activities that can be done during family choice time! The strings and band programs are also being offered this year, so make sure that you are registered if that is something you’d like to participate in! Band and strings will meet every other week during specials, and there will be opportunities for extra practice on Mondays as well.

 

Spirit Days!

Show us your colorful side!  Follow the schedule below!  Please take and share your pictures via email with Christine Watson or via our Bren Mar Park Twitter page.

10/6  PURPLE DAY

10/7  ORANGE DAY

10/8  RAINBOW DAY

10/9  BLUE DAY/ BMP SPIRIT WEAR

 

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

October 8            BMP Family Market (Grab and Go) 

October 12          Student Holiday:  School Planning Day  

October 15          Q1 Interims will be sent home

6344 Beryl Road, Alexandria, VA 22312  | Main Office: 703-914-7200
Attendance: 703-914-7272 | Web | Twitter

Bren Mar Park - Tackling Technology Together - Information Night

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Tackling Technology Together

 

Join us Thursday, October 1 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm as we “tackle technology” as a community. See the schedule below:

5:30-6:00 Welcome and Digital Citizenship – What are our roles as adults and children to stay safe while participating in a completely online environment?

6:05 – 6:15 Breakout Session 1

6:20 - 6:30 Breakout Session 2

Choose two of the following sessions:

  • Tech Tips: Tips and tricks for using the computer more efficiently
  • Work-Life Balance: Learn ways to adjust to a virtual classroom and understand the importance of screen-free activities
  • Learners of Other Languages: Learn about TalkingPoints and supports for English Language Learners
  • Library Curbside Checkout and Catalog: Learn how to use the new online catalog to search for and reserve books, as well as the process for picking up and returning books

6:35 – 7:00 pm Open Q&A

Consider submitting your question ahead of time on this form so we can answer as many questions as possible.

A link to this session will be emailed to parents/guardians the day of the event. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Jess Russell

School-Based Technology Specialist

6344 Beryl Road, Alexandria, VA 22312  | Main Office: 703-914-7200
Attendance: 703-914-7272 | Web | Twitter

Bren Mar Park - Special Edition - Advanced Academic Parent Info. Night

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Advanced Academic Parent Information Night – Tuesday, September 29th 5:30-6:30.  Please join us to learn about the different levels of advanced academic services and the level IV referral and screening process. Link will be sent to your email tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m.  We hope to see you there!

6344 Beryl Road, Alexandria, VA 22312  | Main Office: 703-914-7200
Attendance: 703-914-7272 | Web | Twitter

Mustang Message - 9/27/2020

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A Message from the Principal

Thank you for the ongoing partnership in your students' learning during the virtual learning time!  The Bren Mar Park staff have been working hard to reach out via email or phone, provide technical support, and provide ideas and structures that you might use at home with your child.  As new and the latest information is made available to us, we continue to do our best to keep you updated.  In the meantime, we will continue to connect you with resources and other supports.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Williams

 

Additional School Supply Pick-up

We are excited to invite you to come to Bren Mar Park and pick up some additional school supplies to support your child’s continued learning in this virtual learning platform!  These additional items vary by grade level.

We ask that you arrive at the Bren Mar Park main entrance, door 1, during the designated hour for your child’s last name.  We ask that you please wear a mask and practice social distancing to support the health of our staff and others.

 

By First Letter of Student’s Last Name

 

9:00 – 10:00

A

10:00 – 11:00

B – C - D

11:00 – 12:00

E – F - G

12:00 – 1:00

H – I - J

1:00 – 2:00

K – L – M - N

2:00 – 3:00

O – P – Q - R

3:00 – 4:00

S - T

4:00 – 5:00

U – V – W – X – Y - Z

 

If you are unable to arrive on Monday to pick up your child’s supplies, please feel free to contact the front office at 703-914-7200, between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to schedule an alternate day and time to pick up your child’s items

 

Monday Schedules

Mondays is a part of the school week.  For the next few weeks, every child is assigned a small group time with their general education teacher to build relationships with peers and get support with technology.  Independent work is also assigned  and should be completed that day.  If your child is unable to participate during the school day, we ask that parents/guardians report the absence or the commitment to completing the work asynchronously to the school office at 703-914-7272.  You are welcome to visit the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/schedules-and-attendance to learn more.

Starting in early October, not every child may be assigned a small group intervention or enrichment small group, however independent work will continue to be assigned along with a check-in for attendance.  Details will come through your child's classroom teacher. 

 

Grab N Go Breakfast & Lunch

Grab N Go Breakfast & Lunch continues to available at Bren Mar Park for ALL families, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Food is free for children under age 18 and $2 for adults.

 

Reminders: Health Screenings

Any in-person visits to the school building are by appointment only. This includes for technology help or support.  Please be aware that, by FCPS guidelines, visitors to the building will be required to complete a Covid-19 Health Screening Questionnaire each time before they enter the building.  We do ask that, for the safety of others and our staff, that you reschedule any in-person visits to the building should you exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19.

 

Ways to Help Your Child at Home Troubleshooting the camera on your student laptop

FCPS has created some student friendly 'how to' videos for distance learning.  We will share this series of videos here.  Our next video goes over ways to troubleshoot problems with the camera on your student laptop.   Please take a moment to watch this video with your Mustang.

 

4th/5th Grade Band/Strings - More information

Bren Mar Park is offering band/strings to all 5th grade students, and strings to 4th grade students.  Students who choose to take band/strings will have grades for both general music and band or strings on their progress report. General music teachers will enter general music grades and the instrumental teachers will enter band and/or strings grades.  Band/string instruction will take place one day each week during the counseling block.

If you'd like more information about band/strings or to sign your student up please contact Mr. Johnson, strings teacher (bmjohnson1@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Hinkle, band teacher (dfhinkle@fcps.edu).

 

Parent Technology Help

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available at 1-833-921-3277, open from 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English, interpreters are available and FCPS also has parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages.

The online portal allows older students and parents/guardians to request help directly. Please use this to submit help request tickets to help you faster!

Limited BMP Technology Team support is available by appointment only and only on select days and times.  We ask that you submit a ticket first, however if you feel you need an in-person appointment, please call the BMP front office during regular school hours to schedule an appointment.

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

 

A note from the PTA President

Our BMP PTA Membership Drive is underway! I encourage you to start or renew your membership for only $10 per person. Your membership gives you a vote and a voice at meetings. Most importantly, you will be a part of one of the oldest child advocacy organizations in the United States. Please find membership forms in English and in Spanish.

 

Specialist Spotlights Advanced Academics

This quarter our critical and creative thinking lessons will focus on Visualization.  This skill focuses on consciously forming a mental image of something that is not actually present.  Students use sensory information to stimulate their imagination.  This skill can be used to help students set goals by allowing them to visualize a plan to achieve their goals.  Visualization can also be used in reading to help deepen comprehension and empathy. 

At Home Connection: Have students set a goal and create a poster about it.  Visualize the elements that they need to reach their goal.  What steps will they take to get to their goal?  Include these steps on the poster.  After completing the poster, snap a picture and tag @Mrs_TropeAART, #BMPaap or share it with my at cjtrope@fcps.edu.  I can’t wait to see your creations!

Advanced Academic Parent Information Night – There will be an Advanced Academic information session on Tuesday, September 29th 5:30-6:30.  A link will be shared in an email directly to our families.

 

Spirit Days!

Show us your colorful side!  Follow the schedule below!  Please take and share your pictures via email with Christine Watson or via our Bren Mar Park Twitter page.

9/29  RED DAY

9/30  YELLOW DAY

10/1  GREEN DAY

10/2  BLUE DAY/ BMP SPIRIT WEAR

10/6  PURPLE DAY

10/7  ORANGE DAY

10/8  RAINBOW DAY

10/9  BLUE DAY/ BMP SPIRIT WEAR

 

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

September 28     Additional School Supply Pick-up

September 29     Advanced Academic Parent Information Night 5:30-6:30pm

October 1            Parent Information Night: Tackling Technology Together

October 8            BMP Family Market (Grab and Go) 

October 12          Student Holiday:  School Planning Day  

October 15          Q1 Interims will be sent home

6344 Beryl Road, Alexandria, VA 22312  | Main Office: 703-914-7200
Attendance: 703-914-7272 | Web | Twitter

Mustang Message - 9/20/2020

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A Message from the Principal

Did you know that many people contribute to the exciting things going on at Bren Mar Park?  Our latest celebration is the donation of the BMP Little Free Library!  It was put together and donated by an FCPS student who has a passion for helping others enjoy her love of reading.  The Little Free Library is a collection of school-appropriate books that are free to take as well as leave.  We are so excited about this amazing addition for our school community!

Please know the Little Free Library does not receive the same intensive cleaning care as our building or ensured quarantining of books as our library.  Please plan ahead with hand sanitizer or gloves and the recommendation that books be set aside for 7 days before use.

We look forward to our school community enjoying this special gift for years to come!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Williams

 

Monday Schedules

Mondays is a part of the school week.  For the next few weeks, every child is assigned a small group time with their general education teacher to build relationships with peers and get support with technology.  Independent work is also assigned  and should be completed that day.  If your child is unable to participate during the school day, we ask that parents/guardians report the absence or the commitment to completing the work asynchronously to the school office at 703-914-7272.  You are welcome to visit the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/schedules-and-attendance to learn more.

Starting in early October, not every child may be assigned a small group intervention or enrichment small group, however independent work will continue to be assigned along with a check-in for attendance.  Details will come through your child's classroom teacher. 

 

Reminders: Health Screenings

Any in-person visits to the school building are by appointment only. This includes for technology help or support.  Please be aware that, by FCPS guidelines, visitors to the building will be required to complete a Covid-19 Health Screening Questionnaire each time before they enter the building.  We do ask that, for the safety of others and our staff, that you reschedule any in-person visits to the building should you exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19.

 

Ways to Help Your Child at Home Ways to troubleshoot problems with sound on your student laptop

FCPS has created some student friendly 'how to' videos for distance learning.  We will share this series of videos here.  Our next video goes over ways to troubleshoot problems with sound on your student laptop.   Please take a moment to watch this video with your Mustang.

 

4th/5th Grade Band/Strings

We are excited to offer strings (4th and 5th grades) and band (5th grade) classes at Bren Mar Park this year! Classes will meet every other week during specials, and we are planning opportunities for extra help and practice. Please see below for information about our classes.

Link to the registration form: https://forms.gle/GQv6MUSJ33Rm28Kv9 Registration deadline is Friday, 9/25/2020.

Video: Parents Session (held Wednesday 9/16): https://youtu.be/cVn51YTGKvY

Additional Information is accessible through homeroom teachers’ Google Classrooms.

Please contact Mr. Johnson, strings teacher (bmjohnson1@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Hinkle, band teacher (dfhinkle@fcps.edu) if you have any questions.

 

Parent Technology Help

The Parent Technology Help Desk is available at 1-833-921-3277, open from 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English, interpreters are available and FCPS also has parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages.

The online portal allows older students and parents/guardians to request help directly. Please use this to submit help request tickets to help you faster!

Limited BMP Technology Team support is available by appointment only and only on select days and times.  We ask that you submit a ticket first, however if you feel you need an in-person appointment, please call the BMP front office during regular school hours to schedule an appointment.

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

 

Talking Points Permission Form

Please review

Form Turn-In Options
  • Drop off completed forms to the Bren Mar Park Elementary front office between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Return forms via mail to:

Bren Mar Park Elementary School

6344 Beryl Road

Alexandria, VA  22312

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu or call 703-914-7203.

 

A note from the PTA President

Our BMP PTA Membership Drive is underway! I encourage you to start or renew your membership for only $10 per person. Your membership gives you a vote and a voice at meetings. Most importantly, you will be a part of one of the oldest child advocacy organizations in the United States. Please find membership forms in English and in Spanish.

 

Specialist Spotlights A note from Mr. Hill, PE –

My name is Mr. Hill.  I have had the pleasure of teaching Physical Education at Bren Mar Park for 18 years.  I enjoy hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. I am a certified Zumba instructor and love to dance. I am hopeful we will be able to have our Family Dance Night later this year. The kids know me as the crazy cat guy.  I rescue homeless kitties.  I brought home 2 more cats this summer and now have 16 living with me.  When I retire in 2 years, I would like to start a rescue for cats and dogs.

During virtual learning, we plan to focus on fitness, movement, dance and mental wellness. It was wonderful seeing all the kids last week.  I’m sure they miss their friends and teachers as much as we miss them.  We will be offering clubs on Mondays to connect with students and enhance fitness. I am looking forward to another wonderful year at BMP!!!!      

 

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

October 1            Parent Information Night:  Digital Citizenship & Technology

October 12          Student Holiday:  School Planning Day  

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A Message from the Principal

Wow!  We did it!  Congratulations to all the moms, dads and guardians... we did it!  It was a successful start to the school year, even in a virtual-only way.  Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do to support your child!  We continue to be available to support you during this time.  Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or need assistance in any way.  

And, I wanted to give a shout out to our amazing Parent Teacher Association (PTA) who purchased the blue cinch bag in which your child's school supplies were packed.  We continue to appreciate their commitment for every BMP child!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Williams

 

Back to School Night on Sept. 16

We hope that you will join us for your child's Back to School Night (BTSN) on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  The purpose of BTSN is to:

  • Welcome families to the school community and foster a school-family partnership for the 2020-21 school year
  • Provide information about the curriculum, daily schedule, learning expectations in a virtual environment, school routines & procedures, family resources and supports to help your child be successful 
  • Share more about your child’s classroom experience from teachers and school staff members
Student Attendance for 2020-21

We welcome our new and returning families for the 2020-21 school year.  We hope this will help families understand the new attendance routines.

In Virginia, public school students aged 5-18 are required to attend school regularly. Parents can assist by:

  • Ensure your student(s) logs in to classes on time, and participates throughout the day.
  • Call or email the school attendance line if your student(s) is unable to participate.
  • Communicate any concerns or questions to the school, such as difficulty logging in or having access to FCPS classes.
  • Reporting any hardship, such as student illness or any issue that might prevent the student from participating regularly.
  • Returning phone calls or emails when notified that their student(s) did not participate that day.
  • Ensuring that your student(s) submit activity logs as directed.

If your child is unable to login to live, face-to-face online instruction with their teacher, the teacher will record the class and post the video within Blackboard/Google Classroom so it can be viewed at a later time. The video can also be used for review.

FCPS staff members will work with parents to ensure that the transition to virtual learning is as smooth as possible. 

More information about attendance is available online

 

Ways to Help Your Child at Home How to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

FCPS has created some student friendly 'how to' videos for distance learning.  We will share this series of videos here.  Our next video goes over how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Please take a moment to watch this video with your Mustang to become familiar with the login process for this platform. 

 

Social Emotional Wellness

Looking for more ideas on how to support your child’s social emotional development at home? The 7th Annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference kicks off on Monday, September 14. The conference will run for 3 weeks and features multiple keynote speakers who will address social emotional learning and resiliency. Sessions are offered at different times throughout the afternoon and evening to fit your schedule, and you can choose the topics that interest you. The link to sign up is below:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/mental-health-and-resiliency/mental-health-and-wellness

 

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, the Parent Technology Help Desk is available at 1-833-921-3277.  It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English, interpreters are available and FCPS also has parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. Please use this to submit help request tickets in order to allow us to help you faster!

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

 

Specialist Spotlights A note from our counselor –

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is defined as: the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  FCPS has publications about SEL during distance learning.

As a counselor, it is my goal to help students achieve success in all three domains of learning, whether that be academic, career, or social/emotional success. Counseling this year will focus on helping your child build social emotional learning skills both in the classroom and at home. Your child’s ability to understand and manage his or her emotions is a vital part of their overall success.  Some of the topics that your child will be covering this year in Counseling:  Empathy, Self-Control, Learning Styles Cooperation, Determination, Focus, Self-Esteem, Cyber Safety, Friendship, Growth Mindset, Self-Regulation.

My hope is that you can come alongside your child, encouraging them when they are overwhelmed.  One way to do this is to help them identify the emotion they are feeling.  Once they are able to identify what it is they are feeling then you can offer affirmation, explaining that what they are feeling is ok and you can see why they would feel this way. At this point, you can offer to help walk them through ways they can change the negative emotion into a positive one.  Ask them what they could do to help change the emotion and I think they will surprise you with their creative ideas!  

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for supporting your learners at home.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with your concerns.  jblanier@fcps.edu

 

Beginning of Year Forms

Please review the table below for required forms as well as information about accessing them online.

Form

Action Needed

Link/Accessibility

Emergency Care Information Form

Required

Emergency Care Form Note: Forms can be updated through weCare@school in ParentVue.

Health Information Form

Not Required: Complete if applicable

Health Information Form

Opt-Out Forms

Not Required: Complete if wanted

Opt-Out Forms

Homeless Student Referral

Not Required:

Complete if applicable

Homeless Student Referral

Identification of Military Connected Students

Not Required: Complete if applicable

Identification of Military Connected Students

Consent to Use Digital Resources

Complete this form for your child to access digital tools for learning

Fill out Consent Form

SR&R confirmation of receipt

Review documents

Complete Acknowledgement Form

Fairfax County Family Life Education Opt Out Request

Not Required: Fill out only if parents want to opt out of instruction

Opt Out Forms

**Note that weCare@school is a part of FCPS 24/7 ParentVue. In order to log into ParentVue it is necessary to have an active SIS Parent Account. If you need a SIS Parent Account, please contact Ms. Jenny Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu.

Form Turn-In Options
  • Complete forms and email them to the main office: Ms. Jenny Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu
  • Drop off completed forms to the Bren Mar Park Elementary front office between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Return forms via mail to:

Bren Mar Park Elementary School

6344 Beryl Road

Alexandria, VA  22312

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu or call 703-914-7203.

 

Important Upcoming Dates/Events

September 16     Back to School Night, starting at 5:30 p.m.

October 1            Parent Information Night:  Digital Citizenship & Technology

October 12          Student Holiday:  School Planning Day  

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Back to School Night on Sept. 16

We hope that you will join us for your child's Back to School Night (BTSN) on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  The purpose of BTSN is to:

  • Welcome families to the school community and foster a school-family partnership for the 2020-21 school year
  • Provide information about the curriculum, daily schedule, learning expectations in a virtual environment, school routines & procedures, family resources and supports to help your child be successful 
  • Share more about your child’s classroom experience from teachers and school staff members

 

Note from the PTA President:

Welcome back to our returning families, teachers and staff. For our Kindergarten and new families, welcome to the Bren Mar Park community!

The Bren Mar Park PTA is an important part of our school’s success. Not only do we host fun activities throughout the year like Bingoween (Bingo for great prizes), Runs, and Dances, we fund educational activities for all of our students. Examples of the usual programs we support are assemblies, field trips, and after school enrichment activity scholarships. 

This year we are thinking outside the box to support each child, family, and teacher. During this unprecedented time, we need to know how we can best support your child. We are looking forward to hearing your suggestions and ideas, so please email me anytime at bmp.pta@gmail.com.

Our BMP PTA Membership Drive is underway! I encourage you to start or renew your membership for only $10 per person. Please find membership forms in English and in Spanish.

We will have our first virtual general membership meeting on September 24 at 6:30 p.m. We hope you will consider joining us.  The link will be shared soon.

Please contact me about any PTA questions you may have. BMP.PTA@gmail.com or barbaralalston@gmail.com. Please follow us on Twitter  @BMP_PTA and on Facebook @brenmarpark. Social media will be the primary source for sharing information this year.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at our next PTA Meeting!

Barbara Alston 

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Beginning of School Information

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 is the first day of school.  All students will start the school year online.  The school day is from 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Tuesday through Friday schedules will include:

        - Virtual learning with the teacher  

       -  Lunch

        - Physical activity/screen break times

        - Specials, including P.E., music, art, library

        - Independent work time

Monday schedules:

        - Will include independent practices activities and assignments

        - May include virtual learning with the teacher in small groups

       

Student Attendance for 2020-21

We welcome our new and returning families for the 2020-21 school year.  We hope this will help families understand the new attendance routines.

In Virginia, public school students aged 5-18 are required to attend school regularly. Parents can assist by:

  • Ensure your student(s) logs in to classes on time, and participates throughout the day.
  • Call or email the school attendance line if your student(s) is unable to participate.
  • Communicate any concerns or questions to the school, such as difficulty logging in or having access to FCPS classes.
  • Reporting any hardship, such as student illness or any issue that might prevent the student from participating regularly.
  • Returning phone calls or emails when notified that their student(s) did not participate that day.
  • Ensuring that your student(s) submit activity logs as directed.

If your child is unable to login to live, face-to-face online instruction with their teacher, the teacher will record the class and post the video within Blackboard/Google Classroom so it can be viewed at a later time. The video can also be used for review.

FCPS staff members will work with parents to ensure that the transition to virtual learning is as smooth as possible. 

More information about attendance is available online

 

Tips for Online Learning Success

 

Help your child stick to a schedule.

Have your child follow the schedule for meeting with teachers. Your child may use the other days to complete assigned work and check in when needed.

 

 

Accessing Google Meet

FCPS has created some student friendly 'how to' videos for distance learning.  We will share this series of videos here.  Our next video goes over how to access Google Meet. Please take a moment to watch this video with your Mustang to become familiar with the login process for this platform. 

 

SRS Program Information

The SRS program will provide full-day on-site programming for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade residing in Fairfax County and City of Fairfax, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. starting September 8, 2020.

Full day programming will provide:

  • Support for children’s active and engaged learning during the FCPS virtual academic day.
  • A supportive setting to promote children’s academic, social, emotional and physical development.
  • Opportunities for children to explore, engage, relax and enjoy activities based on the program curriculum –The Great Outdoors: Road Trips Through the Americas.
  • A warm and welcoming environment and a day balanced with care, learning, guidance, friendships and fun!

Bren Mar Park will be a program site. Program hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Current CDC health and safety guidelines will be implemented. A Sliding fee scale is available. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are provided.

For additional information and to register call. 703-449-8989.

 

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools is launching a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective today, Monday, August 24. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

 

Beginning of Year Forms

Please take a look at the list of forms you will need for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. These forms are now available electronically! Some of these forms can be accessed and/or completed online through our county’s web site as well as through your parent portal. Please review the table below for required forms as well as information about accessing them online.

Form

Action Needed

Link/Accessibility

Emergency Care Information Form

Required

Emergency Care Form Note: Forms can be updated through weCare@school in ParentVue.

Health Information Form

Not Required: Complete if applicable

Health Information Form

Opt-Out Forms

Not Required: Complete if wanted

Opt-Out Forms

Homeless Student Referral

Not Required:

Complete if applicable

Homeless Student Referral

Identification of Military Connected Students

Not Required: Complete if applicable

Identification of Military Connected Students

Consent to Use Digital Resources

Complete this form for your child to access digital tools for learning

Fill out Consent Form

SR&R confirmation of receipt

 

Coming soon!

Fairfax County Family Life Education Opt Out Request

Not Required: Fill out only if parents want to opt out of instruction

Opt Out Forms

**Note that weCare@school is a part of FCPS 24/7 ParentVue. In order to log into ParentVue it is necessary to have an active SIS Parent Account. If you need a SIS Parent Account, please contact Ms. Jenny Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu.

Form Turn-In Options
  • Complete forms and email them to the main office: Ms. Jenny Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu
  • Drop off completed forms to the Bren Mar Park Elementary front office between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Return forms via mail to:

Bren Mar Park Elementary School

6344 Beryl Road

Alexandria, VA  22312

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu or call 703-914-7203.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

September 8       First day of class, 9:15 a.m.

October 1            Parent Information Night:  Digital Citizenship & Technology

October 15          Student Holiday:  

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Beginning of Year Forms

Dear Parents/Guardians,

All forms you will need for the start of the 2020-2021 school year are now available electronically! Some of these forms can be accessed and/or completed online through our county’s web site as well as parent portals. Please review the table below for required forms as well as information about accessing them online.

Form

Action Needed

Link/Accessibility

Emergency Care Information Form

Required

Emergency Care Form Note: Forms can be updated through weCare@school in ParentVue.

Health Information Form

Not Required: Complete if applicable

Health Information Form

Opt-Out Forms

Not Required: Complete if wanted

Opt-Out Forms

Homeless Student Referral

Not Required:

Complete if applicable

Homeless Student Referral

Identification of Military Connected Students

Not Required: Complete if applicable

Identification of Military Connected Students

Consent to Use Digital Resources

Complete this form for your child to access digital tools for learning

Fill out Consent Form

SR&R confirmation of receipt

 

Coming soon!

Fairfax County Family Life Education Opt Out Request

Not Required: Fill out only if parents want to opt out of instruction

Opt Out Forms

**Note that weCare@school is a part of FCPS 24/7 ParentVue. In order to log into ParentVue it is necessary to have an active SIS Parent Account. If you need a SIS Parent Account, please contact Ms. Jenny Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu.

Form Turn-In Options
  • Complete forms and email them to the main office: Ms. Jenny Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu
  • Drop off completed forms to the Bren Mar Park Elementary front office between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Return forms via mail to:

Bren Mar Park Elementary School

6344 Beryl Road

Alexandria, VA  22312

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Lim at jjlim@fcps.edu or call 703-914-7203.

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Dear Families,

We are so excited to welcome your child and get this school year started!  As part of our Back to School routines, we request parent permissions for several different programs that we are going to be using.  This year, you can give your permission digitally!  We ask that you please visit https://isweb.fcps.edu/iscontacts/techpermform.cfm

You will need:

  • Your child’s student id number
  • Your parent email address OR phone number
  • Access to your parent email account

When you log in, a security code will be emailed to your parent email account.  Enter the security code.

 

security code snap shot

When you log in, you may change the language of the survey by clicking the arrow.

picture of where to find language change option

You will then need to say that you approve giving consent digitally.

agree to provide permission digitally screen shot

You will be able to complete permission and opt out forms for all of your children in FCPS with this one log in. 

 

If you select Yes, I consent… then your child can use additional technology tools, such as FlipGrid and Padlet as part of the classroom instruction.  If you select No, I do not consent… then your child will not participate with those tools in class.

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When you have responded for each of your children, you will log out.

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Laptop Distribution

All Bren Mar Park students are given an FCPS issued laptop, should you need one. Please complete this form FOR EACH CHILD to let us know if you need a laptop and/or a MiFi (Internet hotspot).

Laptops will be distributed on Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday September 2. Please show up during your designated hour (see time schedule below).

*Anyone entering Bren Mar Park must wear a mask and practice social distancing. As you enter you will be asked a series of health questions. If you or anyone with you answers yes to any of these questions, you may not enter the building, and will need to reschedule.

* Please enter the building through the main entrance, door 1. 

* All students will be able to keep the password they used last year. If your child has forgotten their password, we will help them reset it.

*5th grade students will return their current laptop and charger, and get a new laptop and charger.

* In addition to technology, you will receive your supply kit(s) on the way out. The schedule for laptop pick-up is as follows:

 

Tuesday September 1

PK – 4th grade Laptop Pick-up

Time                                      Last Name Begins with…

9:00 – 10:00                           A – Al

10:00 – 11:00                        Am – Az

11:00 – 12:00                        B – C

12:00 – 1:00                          D – E

1:00 – 2:00                            F – G

2:00 – 3:00                            H – I

 

Wednesday, September 2

Pre-K – 4 Laptop Pick-up

Last Names                        Last Name Begins with…

9:00 – 10:00                        J - K

10:00 – 11:00                      L - Mi

11:00 – 12:00                      Mo - N

12:00 – 1:00                        O - R

1:00 – 2:00                          S

2:00 – 3:00                          T – Z

 

Thursday, September 3

5th Grade Only Laptop Pick-up

Time                                      Last Name Begins with…

11:00 – 12:00                        A – C

12:00 – 1:00                          D – H

1:00 – 2:00                            I – M

2:00 – 3:00                            N – R

3:00 – 4:00                            S – Z

 

Volunteer Opportunity - TPAC

Bren Mar Park is seeking a volunteer to represent the school year this year as Title 1 Parent Advisory Council representative.  The TPAC representative is invited to join other school-based representatives from across the district to learn about unique and creative ways schools are building partnerships with families.  The happen monthly, and will likely be virtual this school year.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact principal, Mrs. Williams

 

Volunteer Opportunity - Library Committee

We are seeking volunteers who are available to serve on our library committee should someone wish to challenge a book in our library as being not appropriate (Regulation 3009).  Parent volunteers should not be FCPS employees.  Please contact Christine Watson, Bren Mar Park librarian if you would be interested in assisting in this capacity.

 

Have you thought about becoming a Substitute Teacher?

FCPS is currently seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers this school year.  Training for online and in-person instruction is available for those who qualify.  Please see the FCPS Substitute website if you are interested in more information.

 

Tips for Online Learning Success

 

Students can email teachers through their Gmail account (studentID@fcpsschools.net).

Your child may also use this email to reach out to their counselor and other school staff.

Parent emails will not go through fcpsschools.net.

 

 

Digital Citizenship

FCPS has created some student friendly 'how to' videos for distance learning.  We will share this series of videos here.  The first video goes over Digital Citizenship.  Please take a moment to watch this video with your Mustang on the importance of Digital Citizenship and how it relates to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU).  For reference, we will also post these videos in the 'How To Find Important Resources Section' below.

 

Beginning of School Information

Thursday, September 3, 2020 is our Virtual Open House for PreK - 5th grade.  Families should plan on attending only 1 session for their child; double sessions are being offered to allow families with multiple children to attend the different sessions.  Links to these sessions will be the same as for your child to attend class and will be sent to your child's FCPS Gmail account.  The sessions are as follows:

          9:00 - 9:30         PreK - 2nd Grade        Session 1

          9:30 - 10:00       PreK - 2nd Grade        Session 2 (includes specialists)

                                    Grades 3 - 5                 Session 1

          10:00 - 10:30     Grades 3 - 5                 Session 2 (includes specialists)

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 is the first day of school.  All students will start the school year online.  The school day is from 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

 

Tuesday through Friday schedules will include:

        - Virtual learning with the teacher  

       -  Lunch

        - Physical activity/screen break times

        - Specials, including P.E., music, art, library

        - Independent work time

 

Monday schedules:

        - Will include independent practices activities and assignments

        - May include virtual learning with the teacher in small groups

       

FCPS Launches New Parent Technology Help Desk, Readies Students and Families for Virtual Learning

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools is launching a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective today, Monday, August 24. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

 

How to Correctly Wear a Cloth Face Covering: A Student’s Guide

Correctly wearing and removing a face covering is important information for all students. The following video addresses the steps that each student must take to keep themselves safe as they wear and remove their required face covering.  Additional translations will be available soon.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

 

Important Resources

How to access your child’s FCPS email account

Learn more about Digital Citizenship HERE.

How to get in contact with the Parent Technology Help Line.

To submit a technology help ticket, please click Parent and Student Technology Support .

 

Public Library Equity Access Pass

As part of the One Fairfax initiative, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL), and FCPS Library Information Services have partnered in the Library Equity Access Pass (LEAP) pilot program.

On October 1, 2020 the LEAP program will go division-wide, providing FCPS PreK-12 students with public library checkout privileges for books automatically, without the need to register for a physical library card.  Student names and ID numbers will be provided to FCPL through an automated data download.  Families who do not wish to participate shall select the opt-out for LEAP in the 2020-21 SR&R document.

Participating in the LEAP program provides: 

  • The ability to checkout up to three public library books at a time.  At any FCPL library branch, students or parents simply share their name and indicated they are an FCPS student.  A virtual account exists and identification is not required. 
  • Lost or overdue books will not be charged a fine or replacement fee.  However, only three books can be on a virtual account at a time.
  • Checkouts are limited to physical books.  eBooks and public library digital resources cannot be accessed through this account.  Students are welcome to establish a standard public library card for full access.

The Fairfax County Public Library is open for Express services and offers curbside checkout.   FCPL has provided this flyer to share with families.

 

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Office for Children - School Readiness - Institute for Early Learning (IFEL) Virtual Back to School Supporting School Age Children with Online Learning

Virtual Back to School

Supporting School Age Children with Online Learning

You are invited to participate in a three-part webinar series to learn how to support Fairfax County Public School students with their online learning while they are at your program. An FCPS technology specialist and Office for Children staff will provide information on how to set up a virtual learning environment, offer appropriate grade-level support and how to support the technology that students will use. Participants will also learn about the main differences between synchronous live lessons and asynchronous independent learning. This series will be offered in English and Spanish. Participation in all three sessions is strongly encouraged. Please register for all sessions at the same time.

Session 1

Creating a Safe and Productive Learning Environment

Learn how to set up a virtual workspace, create schedules for learning and discuss expectations of student participation during live virtual lessons. Participants will also learn about the available technology support from FCPS.

English session

Saturday, August 29

9 – 10 a.m.

Register Here

Spanish session

Saturday, August 29

11 a.m. – noon

Register Here

 

Session 2

Supporting Students to Use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Schoology

Explore the different independent learning programs, Blackboard Collaborative Ultra and Schoology, and learn how to support school age children who will be using these platforms for completing their virtual classroom lessons and assigned tasks.

English session

Monday, August 31

7 – 8 p.m.

Register Here

Spanish session

Tuesday, September 1

7 – 8 p.m.

Register Here

Session 3

Supporting Students to Use Google Classroom and Google Meet

Explore the different independent learning programs, Google Classroom and Google Meet, and learn how to support school age children who will be using these platforms for completing their virtual classroom lessons and assigned tasks.

English session

Wednesday, September 2

7 – 8 p.m.

Register Here

Spanish session

Thursday, September 3

7 – 8 p.m.

Register Here

Virtual Webinar for School Age Children

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Laptop Distribution

For students who need access to a laptop for Fall online learning, laptop distribution will be held by appointment only

If you will need a laptop for your child, please complete the laptop form sent via email last week.  You are invited to complete this form even if you have already contacted Ms. Lim.  Once we know you need a laptop, then someone from our front office will call you to schedule an appointment.

 

Volunteer Opportunity - TPAC

Bren Mar Park is seeking a volunteer to represent the school year this year as Title 1 Parent Advisory Council representative.  The TPAC representative is invited to join other school-based representatives from across the district to learn about unique and creative ways schools are building partnerships with families.  The happen monthly, and will likely be virtual this school year.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact principal, Mrs. Williams

 

Volunteer Opportunity - Library Committee

We are seeking volunteers who are available to serve on our library committee should someone wish to challenge a book in our library as being not appropriate (Regulation 3009).  Parent volunteers should not be FCPS employees.  Please contact Christine Watson, Bren Mar Park librarian if you would be interested in assisting in this capacity.

 

Tips for Online Learning Success

 

Dedicate a space for your child to do their work.

The computer needs to be on a level surface.(Laptops should not be used on your child's lap.)

Everyone can see where your child is working when their camera is on.

 

Beginning of School Information

Thursday, September 3, 2020 is our Virtual Open House for PreK - 5th grade.  Families should plan on attending only 1 session for their child; double sessions are being offered to allow families with multiple children to attend the different sessions.  Links to these sessions will be the same as for your child to attend class and will be sent to your child's FCPS Gmail account.  The sessions are as follows:

          9:00 - 9:30         PreK - Kindergarten       Session 1

          9:30 - 10:00       PreK - Kindergarten       Session 2

                                    Grades 3 - 5                   Session 1

          10:00 - 10:30     Grades 3 - 5                   Session 2

                                    Specialists

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 is the first day of school.  All students will start the school year online.  The school day is from 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

 

Tuesday through Friday schedules will include:

        - Virtual learning with the teacher  

       -  Lunch

        - Physical activity/screen break times

        - Specials, including P.E., music, art, library

        - Independent work time

 

Monday schedules:

        - Will include independent practices activities and assignments

        - May include virtual learning with the teacher in small groups

       

How to Correctly Wear a Cloth Face Covering: A Student’s Guide

Correctly wearing and removing a face covering is important information for all students. The following video addresses the steps that each student must take to keep themselves safe as they wear and remove their required face covering.  Additional translations will be available soon.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services

 

Ways You Can Help at Home

You can help your child by getting him or her back in the routines for a school day: 

     - Begin waking up at a set time, before 9:00 a.m.

     - Follow a morning routine, such as:

               - Get up

               - Use the bathroom & wash hands

               - Change clothes

               - Eat Breakfast

               - Brush teeth

     - Begin eating lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

     - Have your child read for at least 20 minutes each day

     - Talk with your child about topics that interest them

     - Begin going to bed at a set time each night

 

How to Find Important Resources

Your child’s ID number

Technology Help Request Form

How to access your child’s FCPS email account

How to access your SIS ParentVue account

  • You will need to sign up
    • You will need your Activation Key
      • You should get during registration OR
      • Request the code HERE
    • You will need your personal email address

How to access FCPS 24-7 Learning

 

Public Library Equity Access Pass

As part of the One Fairfax initiative, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL), and FCPS Library Information Services have partnered in the Library Equity Access Pass (LEAP) pilot program.

On October 1, 2020 the LEAP program will go division-wide, providing FCPS PreK-12 students with public library checkout privileges for books automatically, without the need to register for a physical library card.  Student names and ID numbers will be provided to FCPL through an automated data download.  Families who do not wish to participate shall select the opt-out for LEAP in the 2020-21 SR&R document.

Participating in the LEAP program provides: 

  • The ability to checkout up to three public library books at a time.  At any FCPL library branch, students or parents simply share their name and indicated they are an FCPS student.  A virtual account exists and identification is not required. 
  • Lost or overdue books will not be charged a fine or replacement fee.  However, only three books can be on a virtual account at a time.
  • Checkouts are limited to physical books.  eBooks and public library digital resources cannot be accessed through this account.  Students are welcome to establish a standard public library card for full access.

The Fairfax County Public Library is open for Express services and offers curbside checkout.  

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Laptop Distribution

For students who need access to a laptop for Fall online learning, laptop distribution will be held by appointment only

If you will need a laptop for your child, please complete the laptop form sent via email yesterday.  You are invited to complete this form even if you have already contacted Ms. Lim.  Once we know you need a laptop, then someone from our front office will call you to schedule an appointment.

 

Volunteer Opportunity - PTA

The BMP PTA is seeking a volunteer to support this school year as treasurer.  The treasure is responsible for tracking income from fundraisers as well as PTA expenses, which traditionally include supports that our provided to our school in ways that support all students.  If you would like to learn more about this opportunity and to work with the fabulous BMP PTA board, please visit their website at https://sites.google.com/view/bmp-pta/home or contact PTA President, Ms. Alston.

 

Volunteer Opportunity - TPAC

Bren Mar Park is seeking a volunteer to represent the school year this year as Title 1 Parent Advisory Council representative.  The TPAC representative is invited to join other school-based representatives from across the district to learn about unique and creative ways schools are building partnerships with families.  The happen monthly, and will likely be virtual this school year.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact principal, Mrs. Williams

 

Beginning of School Information

All students will start the school year online and the first day of the school year is Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  

The school day is from 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Schedules will include lunch, physical activity/screen break times, specials, and independent work time.  Class schedules will be shared by teachers. 

 

Ways You Can Help at Home

You can help your child by getting him or her back in the routines for a school day: 

     - Begin waking up at a set time, before 9:00 a.m.

     - Follow a morning routine, such as:

               - Get up

               - Use the bathroom & wash hands

               - Change clothes

               - Eat Breakfast

               - Brush teeth

     - Begin eating lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

     - Have your child read for at least 20 minutes each day

     - Talk with your child about topics that interest them

     - Begin going to bed at a set time each night

 

How to Find Important Resources

Your child’s ID number

Technology Help Request Form

How to access your child’s FCPS email account

How to access your SIS ParentVue account

  • You will need to sign up
    • You will need your Activation Key
      • You should get during registration OR
      • Request the code HERE
    • You will need your personal email address

How to access FCPS 24-7 Learning

 

School Supply Lists

School supply lists have been updated to represent a virtual only start to the school year.  These lists are located on the Bren Mar Park website HERE.

 

School Supply Donations

Are you wanting to donate school supplies for students in need?  The Foundation for FCPS is raising funds to purchase school supply kits that will be provided to the nearly 60,000 students who may not be able to afford to purchase their own. A $50 contribution to Collect for Kids will provide school supplies for 5 students. 

 

BMP Virtual Parent Meetings

Thank you to the many families who joined us for a Parent Information Sessions last week.  Links will be shared via email on the day of the presentation for families.  

Rising Grades PreK - K                       Tuesday, August 18         5:30 pm

 

 

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Laptop Distribution

For students who need access to a laptop for Fall online learning, laptop distribution will be held by appointment only on:

Tuesday, September 1st

Wednesday, September 2nd

Thursday, September 3rd - PM Only

If you will need a laptop for your child, please contact Ms. Jenny Lim.  Once we know you need a laptop, then someone from our front office will call you to schedule an appointment.

 

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The BMP PTA is seeking a volunteer to support this school year as treasurer.  The treasure is responsible for tracking income from fundraisers as well as PTA expenses, which traditionally include supports that our provided to our school in ways that support all students.  If you would like to learn more about this opportunity and to work with the fabulous BMP PTA board, please visit their website at https://sites.google.com/view/bmp-pta/home or contact PTA President, Ms. Alston, or principal, Ms. Williams

 

Beginning of School Information

All students will start the school year online and the first day of the school year is Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  

The school day is from 9:15 am - 4:00 pm.  Schedules will include lunch, physical activity/screen break times, specials, and independent work time.  Class schedules will be shared by teachers. 

 

Ways You Can Help at Home

Help your child get ready for the virtual start of the school year, by identifying a location in your home that will help him or her be successful.  Find a place that: 

     - Is quiet and has limited distractions (away from toys)

     - Is comfortable for sitting at the computer

     - Has instructional materials easy-to-find and ready-to-use

               - pencils and paper

               - crayons and colored pencils

               - computer charger plugged in to the wall

               - headphones with a microphone

               - waterbottle

               - the daily school schedule printed and posted near the computer

 

How to Find Important Resources

Your child’s ID number

Technology Help Request Form

How to access your child’s FCPS email account

How to access your SIS ParentVue account

  • You will need to sign up
    • You will need your Activation Key
      • You should get during registration OR
      • Request the code HERE
    • You will need your personal email address

How to access FCPS 24-7 Learning

 

School Supply Donations

Are you wanting to donate school supplies for students in need?  The Foundation for FCPS is raising funds to purchase school supply kits that will be provided to the nearly 60,000 students who may not be able to afford to purchase their own. A $50 contribution to Collect for Kids will provide school supplies for 5 students. 

 

BMP Virtual Parent Meetings

Thank you to the many families who joined us for a Parent Information Session on Tuesday night.  With the beginning of the school year change announcement, we are postponing the other information sessions.  Links will be shared via email on the day of the presentation for families.  

Rising Grades 1 – 3                             Tuesday, August 11         5:30 pm

Rising Grades 4 – 5                             Wednesday, August 12    5:30 pm

 

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Need to Contact Us?

Even with limited visitor access to the school school building, there are different ways to contact us –

- Help with technology? Please complete the Summer Laptop Help form

- Moving or need help with registration? Please contact Mrs. Jenny Lim

- To schedule an in-person appointment or other questions? Please email Mrs. Mariela Eberhardt

- Want updated information about school start? Please see FCPS Return to School webpage and the Frequently Asked Questions for Families page 

The school building is now open by appointment only.  If we can serve you over the phone, that is the preferred.  All visitors to our school building need to follow the safety guidelines.

 

Laptop Distribution

For students who need access to a laptop for Fall online learning, laptop distribution will be held by appointment only on:

Tuesday, September 1st

Wednesday, September 2nd

Thursday, September 3rd - PM Only

If you will need a laptop for your child, please contact Ms. Jenny Lim.  Once we know you need a laptop, then someone from our front office will call you to schedule an appointment.

 

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Seeks Treasurer

The BMP PTA is seeking a volunteer to support this school year as treasurer.  The treasure is responsible for tracking income from fundraisers as well as PTA expenses, which traditionally include supports that our provided to our school in ways that support all students.  If you would like to learn more about this opportunity and to work with the fabulous BMP PTA board, please visit their website at https://sites.google.com/view/bmp-pta/home or contact PTA President, Ms. Alston, or principal, Ms. Williams

 

Beginning of School Changes

All students will start the school year online and the first day of the school year is Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  

We continue to prepare for in-person instruction for when that time arrives, and an FCPS video provides an overview of in-person and virtual classes.

Please be on the lookout for important school communication outlining this detailed information in early to mid August.

 

BMP Bell Schedule

As we start with virtual learning for all students, the 2020-21 bell schedule is:

             - Classes start at 9:15 am

             - The student school day ends at 4:00 pm

 

BMP Food Distribution

Meal service is between the 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each weekday. 

 

Summer Reading

BMP Librarian, Ms. Watson, reminds you about the Summer Reading Board!  It is filled with mini-challenges and online reading resources. 

In addition, we have lots of new electronic books available to students for reading starting this summer.  Please have your child log in to the library database using their ID number and student password to check these out.

 

Ways You Can Help at Home

To help your child get ready for the virtual start of the school year, you will want to be sure that you know or have access to the following FCPS Resources:

Child's ID Number - This is used to login for many different programs.

Technology Help Request Form - This connects you directly with one of our technology support staff to help you with any questions or problems you are having with the laptop or mifi.

Your Child's FCPS Email Account - Every student in FCPS has an email account which we use to send the links to classes by just clicking a link.

SIS ParentVue - This is for parents only.  It allows you to see your child's grades, updated contact information, and gives you access to a parent account for FCPS 24-7 Learning.  It links all of your children into one account.

FCPS 24-7 Learning - This allows parents to access a variety of learning resources and practice activities includes distance learning packets from Spring 2020.

 

How to Find Important Resources

Your child’s ID number

Technology Help Request Form

How to access your child’s FCPS email account

How to access your SIS ParentVue account

  • You will need to sign up
    • You will need your Activation Key
      • You should get during registration OR
      • Request the code HERE
    • You will need your personal email address

How to access FCPS 24-7 Learning

 

School Supply Donations

Are you wanting to donate school supplies for students in need?  The Foundation for FCPS is raising funds to purchase school supply kits that will be provided to the nearly 60,000 students who may not be able to afford to purchase their own. A $50 contribution to Collect for Kids will provide school supplies for 5 students. 

 

BMP Virtual Parent Meetings

Thank you to the many families who joined us for a Parent Information Session on Tuesday night.  With the beginning of the school year change announcement, we are postponing the other information sessions.  Dates will be shared in next week's Mustang Message.  

Rising Grades 1 – 3                             POSTPONED

Rising Grades 4 – 5                             POSTPONED

 

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Need to Contact Us?

Even with limited visitor access to the school school building, there are different ways to contact us –

- Help with technology? Please complete the Summer Laptop Help form

- Moving or need help with registration? Please contact Mrs. Jenny Lim

- To schedule an in-person appointment or other questions? Please email Mrs. Mariela Eberhardt

- Want updated information about school start? Please see FCPS Return to School webpage and the Frequently Asked Questions for Families page 

The school building is now open by appointment only.  If we can serve you over the phone, that is the preferred.  All visitors to our school building need to follow the safety guidelines.

 

Laptop Collection - July 30th & 31st

This is for students who will not be returning to Bren Mar Park next school year, including:

              - Rising 6th graders going to middle school

              - Any other grade level student who is moving to a new school

Laptops will be collected on:

               - July 30th and 31st 

              - 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:30 each day.  

This is for returning equipment only.  We will be scheduling distribution of equipment to families at a later date. The following technology items were checked out to some families and should be returned labeled with the student's name and ID number:

             - Laptop

             - Charger

             - Protective sleeve

             - MiFi (for some families only)

                      - These do not need to be returned if your child is continuing in

                         FCPS next school year

 

Beginning of School Changes

All students will start the school year online as was announced on Tuesday evening by FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 will be the first day of the school year.  This is the Tuesday immediately following Labor Day.  

We continue to prepare for in-person instruction for when that time should arrive, and an FCPS video provides a brief overview of what school will look like for in-person and virtual classes.

Please be on the lookout for important school communication outlining this detailed information in early to mid August.

 

BMP Bell Schedule

As we start with virtual learning for all students, the 2020-21 bell schedule is:

             - Classes start at 9:15 am

             - The student school day ends at 4:00 pm

This is a change from what was shared at the Parent Information Session for our rising PreK and Kindergarten students.

 

BMP Food Distribution

Meal service is between the 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each weekday. 

 

BMP Virtual Summer Office Hours

This is the last week for Virtual Summer Office hours.  Many thanks to the staff who committed their time and energy this summer to keep the learning going for our children! 

These are for the grade your child attended this past school year.  The information is below:

Kindergarten            Ms. Ambrosio                 Monday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Grade 1                    Ms. Left                          Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Grade 2                    Ms. Donohoe                 Tuesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grade 3                     Ms. Kurtz                      Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Grade 4                     Ms. Heck                       Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Grade 5                     Ms. Jenkins                  Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ESOL, Gr K-2             Ms. Hoang                   Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:00 am

ESOL, Gr 3-5             Ms. Bell                        Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Special Ed Teacher   Ms. Harrison                 Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

 

Summer Reading

BMP Librarian, Ms. Watson, is excited to share the Summer Reading Board with students!  It is filled with mini-challenges and directly links to a variety of online reading resources. 

In addition, we have lots of new electronic books available to students for reading starting this summer.  Please have your child log in to the library database using their ID number and student password and check out these great resources!

 

Ways You Can Help at Home

To help your child get ready for the virtual start of the school year, you will want to be sure that you know or have access to the following FCPS Resources:

Child's ID Number - This is used to login for many different programs

Technology Help Request Form - This connects you directly with one of our technology support staff to help you with any questions or problems you are having with the laptop or mifi

Your Child's FCPS Email Account - Every student in FCPS has an email account which we use to send the links to classes by just clicking a link.

SIS ParentVue - This is for parents only.  It allows you to see your child's grades, updated contact information, and gives you access to a parent account for FCPS 24-7 Learning.  It links all of your children into one account.

FCPS 24-7 Learning - This allows parents to access a variety of learning resources and practice activities includes distance learning packets from Spring 2020.

 

How to Find Important Resources

Your child’s ID number

Technology Help Request Form

How to access your child’s FCPS email account

How to access your SIS ParentVue account

  • You will need to sign up
    • You will need your Activation Key
      • You should get during registration OR
      • Request the code HERE
    • You will need your personal email address

How to access FCPS 24-7 Learning

 

BMP Virtual Parent Meetings

Thank you to the many families who joined us for a Parent Information Session on Tuesday night.  With the beginning of the school year change announcement, we are postponing the other information sessions.  Dates will be shared in next week's Mustang Message.  

Rising Grades 1 – 3                             POSTPONED

Rising Grades 4 – 5                             POSTPONED

 

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Need to Contact Us?

Even with the school building closed to visitors, there are different ways to contact us –

- Help with technology? Please complete the Summer Laptop Help form

- Moving or need help with registration? Please contact Ms. Jenny Lim

- To schedule an in-person appointment or other needs? Please email Ms. Mariela Eberhardt

- Want information about school start? Please see FCPS Return to School webpage and the Frequently Asked Questions for Families page 

The school building is now open for families of students by appointment only.  An example of appointment include finalizing student registration. If we can serve you over the phone, that is the preferred in order to keep your family as well as our staff as safe as possible.  All visitors to our school building do need to follow the same safety guidelines as is expected of our students.

 

BMP Food Distribution

Food & Nutrition Services meal service is now delivered by staff on a truck and distribute between the 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each weekday. 

 

NEW First Day of School

FCPS has announced a change to the start of the school year.  Our new first day of school will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  This is the Tuesday immediately following Labor Day.  Both online and in-person learning begins on this day.  This FCPS video provides a brief overview of what school will look like for in-person and virtual classes.

 Please be on the lookout for important school communication outlining this detailed information in early to mid August.

 

BMP Virtual Summer Office Hours

BMP teachers will host Virtual Office Hours continue through July 31.  Your child is welcome to attend for the grade level attended this past school year.  The information is below:

Kindergarten            Ms. Ambrosio                 Monday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Grade 1                    Ms. Left                          Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Grade 2                    Ms. Donohoe                 Tuesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grade 3                     Ms. Kurtz                      Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Grade 4                     Ms. Heck                       Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Grade 5                     Ms. Jenkins                  Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ESOL, Gr K-2             Ms. Hoang                   Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:00 am

ESOL, Gr 3-5             Ms. Bell                        Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Special Ed Teacher   Ms. Harrison                 Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

 

Summer Reading

BMP Librarian, Ms. Watson, is excited to share the Summer Reading Board with students!  It is filled with mini-challenges and directly links to a variety of online reading resources. 

In addition, we have lots of new electronic books available to students for reading starting this summer.  Please have your child log in to the library database using their ID number and student password and check out these great resources!

 

BMP Virtual Parent Meetings

Mrs. Williams will offer sessions for families to learn more about fall is expected to look like.  The  sessions, divided by grade levels,  allow for smaller groups to ask questions and receive responses.  This FCPS video provides a brief overview of what school will look like for in-person and virtual classes.   

PreK and rising Kindergarten            Tuesday, July 21   5:30 – 6:30

Rising Grades 1 – 3                       Wednesday, July 22   5:30 – 6:30

Rising Grades 4 – 5                           Thursday, July 23   5:30 – 6:30

 

FCPS Career Opportunities

FCPS continues to seek individuals for a variety of positions within the school system.  Should you be interested, click on the link for more information:

-  Bus drivers 

- Operational staff

- Substitutes 

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