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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

 

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

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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 

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

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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 

 

We are preparing to open our school building for pre-scheduled, in-person appointments only as needed.  All in-person meetings will be by appointment only.  An example of appointment include finalizing student registration. If we can serve you over the phone, that is the preferred method 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. 

For families who participate in-person, there will be new procedures and protocols for the first days of school in alignments with health guidelines as a result of Covid-19.  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

 

Parent Commitment Survey Due July 15, 2020

Parents and caregivers are asked to commit to one instructional option for the entire 2020-21 school year. If health conditions improve, FCPS would then reassess the operating status.

Responses are due by July 15, 2020. If no response is received, the student will be enrolled for in-person instruction for the year.

More information on full time Online Learning and In-person Learning (with health and social distancing) is available at the links above.

To select the option for your child or children, please:

  • STEP 1: Access the online form at https://www.fcps.edu/enroll2020.
  • STEP 2: Log in with your child’s Student ID and either the enrolling parent’s email address or phone number.  If you need help with this information, please contact Ms. Mariela Eberhardt.
  • STEP 3: Make your selection and finish by clicking the “Submit Form” button at the bottom of the form.
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!

 

Mental Wellness Consultations

FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will continue to offer mental wellness consultations throughout the summer. If you have concerns about your child’s well-being or if your child would like to speak with a school psychologist or school social worker, please request a consultation.  Our FCPS mental health providers are available to help families get needed support through a 45-minute phone consultation or through secure video conferencing. Appointments are open to all FCPS families. 

Consultations are offered in two ways:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or adjusting to a new school.

We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 571-423-4276.

 

Bren Mar Park Virtual Parent Meetings

Thank you to the families who joined us for our first Bren Mar Park Parent Information Session on Friday, July 10th!  Participating parents heard what it is expected to look like in Bren Mar Park classrooms this fall, and questions were answered about the two options for families.

Mrs. Williams, principal, will offer additional sessions for families after the deadline for family choice.  The three sessions, divided by grade levels, will be offered to allow for smaller groups to ask questions and receive responses.  The schedule of virtual meetings is below and the links will be shared as we get closer to the dates.

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

 

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Changes to BMP Food Distribution

Starting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Food & Nutrition Services will change meal service to a 'pop-up'. This means meals will be delivered by staff on a truck and distribute between the 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each weekday. 

 

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

 

FCPS Town Hall on July 6, 2020

Dr. Brabrand will offer a Town Hall meeting on Monday, July 6 at 6:30 pm on channel 99 or via livestream at www.fcps.edu/tv. Please join us to hear the latest information on the plan to reopen schools in the fall.

 

Parent Commitment Survey Due July 10, 2020

Parents and caregivers are asked to commit to one instructional option for the entire 2020-21 school year. If health conditions improve, FCPS would then reassess the operating status.

Responses are due by July 10, 2020. If no response is received, the student will be enrolled for in-person instruction for the year.

More information on full time Online Learning and In-person Learning (with health and social distancing) is available at the links above.

To select the option for your child or children, please:

  • STEP 1: Access the online form at https://www.fcps.edu/enroll2020.
  • STEP 2: Log in with your child’s Student ID and either the enrolling parent’s email address or phone number.  If you need help with this information, please contact Ms. Mariela Eberhardt.
  • STEP 3: Make your selection and finish by clicking the “Submit Form” button at the bottom of the form.
Summer Reading Board

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. 

 

Return to School - FAQs

FCPS will be updating the Frequently Asked Questions for Families page throughout the summer.  This page has information about face coverings, daily health screening processes, cleaning procedures, hygiene breaks, transportation, and more.

 

Need to Contact Us?

Summer vacation means different ways to contact us –

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

- Moving? Please contact Ms. Jenny Lim

- Other? Please email Ms. Mariela Eberhardt

- Information about school start, please see FCPS Return to School webpage

 

Mental Wellness Consultations

FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will continue to offer mental wellness consultations throughout the summer. If you have concerns about your child’s well-being or if your child would like to speak with a school psychologist or school social worker, please request a consultation.  Our FCPS mental health providers are available to help families get needed support through a 45-minute phone consultation or through secure video conferencing. Appointments are open to all FCPS families. 

Consultations are offered in two ways:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or adjusting to a new school.

We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 571-423-4276.

 

Bren Mar Park Virtual Parent Meetings

Mrs. Williams, principal, will offer an opportunity for parents to ask questions about what the return to school may look like at Bren Mar Park Elementary. Three sessions, divided by grade levels, will be offered to allow for smaller groups to ask questions and receive responses.  The schedule of virtual meetings is below and the links will be shared as we get closer to the dates.

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

 

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BMP Virtual Summer Office Hours

Bren Mar Park teachers will host Virtual Office Hours from June 29 – July 31.

This is an opportunity for students and parents to ask questions, get some extra learning, or to reconnect with others.  Links to participate in these sessions are in your child's FCPS email.  The information is below:

Kindergarten            Ms. Ambrosio        (NEW) 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

 

Need to Contact Us?

Summer vacation means different ways to contact us –

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

- Moving? Please contact Ms. Jenny Lim

- Other? Please email Ms. Mariela Eberhardt

- Information about school start, please see FCPS Return to School webpage

 

Mental Wellness Consultations

The FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will continue to offer mental wellness consultations throughout the summer. If you have concerns about your child’s well-being or if your child would like to speak with a school psychologist or school social worker, please request a consultation.  Our FCPS mental health providers are available to help families get needed support through a 45-minute phone consultation or through secure video conferencing. Appointments are open to all FCPS families. 

Consultations are offered in two ways:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or adjusting to a new school.

We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 571-423-4276.

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Message from the Admin Team

 

Dear BMP Families,

It is hard to believe that we have arrived at the end of the 2019-20 school year!  As we close out the year, we have already begun working in preparation for the next school year. 

Thanks to the community members who participated in the review of our Title 1 Family Engagement Policy and Compact.  We are currently finalizing dates for Family Learning Nights.  We will present our Title 1 information with our school community as part of our Back to School Information Session scheduled for Friday, August 21, 2020 starting at 10:30 am.  It is still to be determined whether or not this can take place in person, however we are already planning forward to ensure that all families can access the information online.

Continuity of Learning opportunities continue to be available to you and your child throughout the summer.  More information is included below. We encourage any and all families to take advantage of our Bren Mar Park staff who are hosting virtual office hours between June 29 and July 31

Bren Mar Park laptop return for any students who are moving and students promoting to middle school will be shared later this summer.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support of our staff as we have quickly learned and implemented new ways of teaching during these past months of distance learning.

Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team

 

Summer Technology Support

If your child needs help with their Bren Mar Park laptop during the summer, please complete the Summer 2020 Laptop Help Request Form.  Within a few days, someone will contact you to provide the technology support.

 

Bren Mar Park Vision Statement

“A community of learners thriving in a diverse world” 

Bren Mar Park was proud to share this revised vision statement with our school community earlier this year.  In the fall, we will continue to work on our mission statement, which will outline our commitments in practices to support each of our students every day.  Our goal is to deeply embed this in our daily work as educators, students and a community.  We look forward to this work in more detail next school year.

 

Summer Arts Enrichment Program

FCPS Fine Arts Office presents an online SUMMER ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM! July 6-August 7. Taught by FCPS Certified Teachers. FREE for students! Look for more information coming soon! Contact Kara Drinkwater, 571-423-4543 or kmdrinkwater@fcps.edu

 

Summer Virtual Learning Opportunities

Opportunities for students to continue engaging in digital learning in reading, math and other content areas continue through the summer.  Student usernames and passwords will work through August, so that your child may have the opportunity to participate.  Bren Mar Laptops will not be collected until a later time.  Summer learning opportunities include:

      - Virtual Office Hours with BMP teachers (see information below)

      - Learning Workbooks

      - Continuity of Learning Resources (available in multiple languages)

      - Channel 21

      - BMP Library Catalog

      - Special Education Resources, PreK-6 

 

Virtual Office Hours with BMP Teachers

We are excited to announce Office Hours during the summer as a virtual option for all students and their families who wish to continue distance learning throughout the summer. Teachers will be available one time per week from June 29 – July 31 to model skills and strategies as well as answer questions. 

Kindergarten with Ms. Ambrosio Tuesday, 2:00 - 3:00 Grade 1 with Ms. Left Tuesday,  9:00 - 10:00 Grade 2 with Ms. Donohoe Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:00 Grade 3 with Ms. Kurtz Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 Grade 4 with Ms. Heck Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 Grade 5 with Ms. Jenkins Wednesday, 11:00 - 12:00 Gr 3, 4 and 5 ESOL with Ms. Bell Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 Gr K, 1 and 2 ESOL with Ms. Hoang Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:00

Special Education Teacher,             Ms. Harrison

Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00

 

 

Moved or Moving?

Have you moved or are you planning to move before the next school year?

Please let us know so that we can change your mailing address for FPCS Learning Workbook deliveries!  Your child may stay until the end of the school year even if you have moved out of our boundary or county.

To report an address change or temporary residence change, please contact Jenny Lim at (703) 914-7203 or jjlim@fcps.edu.

 

School Supply Kits for Next Year

Order your school supplies for the 2020-2021 School Year through the PTA and have your supplies delivered right to your child’s classroom:

https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/brenmarpark

 

Free & Reduced Lunch Letters

Parents/guardians in need of a copy of their child’s Free and Reduced Meals Eligibility Notification Letter may request a replacement document by contacting the Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) at:  fcpsmealsaps@fcps.edu or 703-813-4800.

Food and Nutrition Services continues to accept and process applications for free and reduced-price meals.  Electronic applications are accessible via:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals; and, paper copies are available at all FCPS emergency meals distribution sites (including bus stops).

 

New Student Registration

Student registration is now open!  All registration documents are at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.  Contact our Student Information Attendant, Ms. Jenny Lim, when you are ready to register your child.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

August 21           Back to School and Curriculum Information, 10:30 am

 

Quick Links

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

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If you have not picked up your child’s school items, tomorrow is your final chance!

A parent/guardian may come to the Bren Mar Park front office and ask for their child’s bag:

Tomorrow, Friday, June 12, 2020

Between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

If you are unable to come tomorrow, please email Ms. Shaw so we can set your child’s bag aside. 

All bags remaining after 1:00 pm will be discarded to prepare for school summer cleaning.

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Message from the Admin Team

 

Dear BMP Families,

Wow!  We don't know what to say... after all that we have experienced together, and apart, this school year, it is hard to believe that this week is the last week of school.  We miss your children.  We miss our community being together.  And, we look forward to seeing you when it is safe and the right time for us to be together again. 

Even as we prepare for start of summer holiday, we want to remind you that our staff is here to support students. Please see details below for virtual office hours being offered by our Bren Mar Park staff as well technology support for school laptops throughout the summer.

For the latest information on what fall may look like for FCPS schools, please monitor the unprecedented work of the FCPS School Board during their meetings.  And, I have no doubt updated communication will be shared as decisions are made.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support of our staff as we have quickly learned and implemented new ways of teaching during these past months of distance learning.

Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team

 

Summer Technology Support

If your child needs help with their Bren Mar Park laptop during the summer, please complete the Summer 2020 Laptop Help Request Form.  Within a few days, someone will contact you to provide the technology support.

 

Summer Arts Enrichment Program

FCPS Fine Arts Office presents an online SUMMER ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM! July 6-August 7. Taught by FCPS Certified Teachers. FREE for students! Look for more information coming soon! Contact Kara Drinkwater, 571-423-4543 or kmdrinkwater@fcps.edu

 

Summer Virtual Learning Opportunities

Opportunities for students to continue engaging digital learning in reading, math and other content areas continue through the summer.  Student usernames and passwords will continue to work through August.  So that your child may have the opportunity to participate, Bren Mar Laptops will not be collected again until a later time.  Summer learning opportunities include:

      - Virtual Office Hours with BMP teachers

      - Learning Workbooks

      - Continuity of Learning Resources (available in multiple languages)

      - Channel 21

      - BMP Library Catalog

      - Special Education Resources, PreK-6 

 

Virtual Office Hours with BMP Teachers

We are excited to announce Office Hours during the summer as a virtual option for all students and their families who wish to continue distance learning throughout the summer. Teachers will be available one time per week from June 29 – July 31 to model skills and strategies as well as answer questions. 

Kindergarten with Ms. Ambrosio Tuesday, 2:00 - 3:00 Grade 1 with Ms. Left Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:00 Grade 2 with Ms. Donohoe Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:00 Grade 3 with Ms. Kurtz Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 Grade 4 with Ms. Heck Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 Grade 5 with Ms. Jenkins Wednesday, 11:00 - 12:00 Gr 3, 4 and 5 ESOL with Ms. Bell TBD Gr K, 1 and 2 ESOL with Ms. Hoang Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00

 

 

Moved or Moving?

Have you moved or are planning to move before the next school year?

Please let us know so that we can change your mailing address for FPCS Learning Workbook deliveries!  Your child may stay until the end of the school year even if you have moved out of our boundary or county.

To report an address change or temporary residence change, please contact Jenny Lim at (703) 914-7203 or jjlim@fcps.edu.

 

School Supply Kits for Next Year

Order your school supplies for the 2020-2021 School Year through the PTA and have your supplies delivered right to your child’s classroom:

https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/brenmarpark

 

BMP Spirit Days

Please join us for our coming BMP Spirit Days, scheduled for every Thursday.  We invite families to participate and email pictures to your child's teacher or Mrs. Williams, or post photos on our BMP Twitter  page. 

This Thursday's Spirit Day is Bren Mar Park Shirt Day.  Celebrate the last day of school by wearing your spirit gear!

 

Kindergarten Registration

Student registration is now open!  All registration documents are at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.  Contact our Student Information Attendant, Ms. Jenny Lim, when you are ready to register your child.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

June 11        5th Grade VIRTUAL Promotion, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

June 11        Last Day of School for Elementary Students

 

Quick Links

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

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Message from the Admin Team

 

Dear BMP Families,

It was wonderful to see some students and families at Friday's K-2 laptop distribution.  I cannot thank the BMP staff who volunteered enough!  It seemed many students were excited to reconnect with our staff, and the feeling was mutual!  In addition, many thanks to the volunteers from Action Chapel who were with us and provided additional food in a weekend pack for families at our food distribution.

We look forward to seeing even more families for curbside pickup, at Friday's BMP item drop off and student item pick up.  Please start collecting guided reading and library books, as well as any other Bren Mar Park-owned items, to return on Friday.  More details are included below. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!  Until then, please stay healthy and well.

 

Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team

 

BMP Item Drop Off & Student Item Pick Up on Friday, June 5th

Bren Mar Park item drop off and student item pick up is Friday, June 5th  (rain date Friday, June 12th).  Students should come with a parent or a parent may come to return any Bren Mar Park owned items.  Items that should be returned include:

  • guided reading books
  • classroom books or dictionaries
  • library books
  • patrol belts
  • any other items owned by teachers or Bren Mar Park (laptops, chargers, and protective sleeves will not be collected at this time)

Teachers have bagged student items left in classrooms and prepared them for students or their parents to pick up.  Families with children in multiple grade levels are invited to pick one time to pick up all their children's items.

10:00 - 11:00 

Preschool / Kindergarten & Siblings

11:00 - 12:00 

Grade 1 & Siblings

12:00 - 1:00   

Grade 2  & Siblings

1:00 - 2:00     

Grade 3  & Siblings

2:00 - 3:00       

Grade 4  & Siblings

3:00 - 4:00       

Grade 5

 

Bren Mar Park staff will provide curbside pick up to all families who can drive to the school.  Please follow the signs to drive through the bus loop, where BMP items will be dropped off, and then continue to the handicapped parking area where student items will be delivered directly to you in your car.  For families who will walk to Bren Mar Park, we will have one staff member able to help one family at a time at the front entrance.

 

Health & Safety Guidelines for Pick Up of Student Items

Safety of our staff and community continues to be our priority!  We follow the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and the Fairfax County Health Department. For families who walk to drop off and pick up items, we ask that you adhere to the 6 feet of separation and we ask that, as a courtesy to others, a face mask is worn.

For in-person arrival, we also ask the following pre-screening health questions:

  • Do you have a cough or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever in the last 3 days?
  • Do you have any shortness of breath?
  • Is anyone in your house ill with a fever or cough?
  • Have you had any contact with someone known to have or under investigation for Coronavirus in the last 14 days?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you will be rescheduled.

 

Moved or Moving?

Have you moved or are planning to move before the next school year?

Please let us know so that we can change your mailing address for FPCS Learning Packet deliveries!  Your child may stay until the end of the school year even if you have moved out of our boundary or county.

To report an address change or temporary residence change, please contact Jenny Lim at (703) 914-7203 or jjlim@fcps.edu.

 

Food Distribution Change of Location for Friday, June 5th

On Friday, June 5, 2020, food distribution location will be moved to the Kiss & Ride area during regularly scheduled hours.  For those that would like to pick up food, please follow the signs to the Kiss & Ride portion of our parking lot.  This is the alternate location due to student item pick up.

 

School Supply Kits for Next Year

School Supplies for the 2020-2021 School Year is out!

Order your school supplies for next year through the PTA and have your supplies delivered right to your child’s classroom: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/brenmarpark-gallery

*If you wish to purchase supplies on your own, you can still click on the link to get the list of supplies needed for each grade.

 

BMP Spirit Days

Please join us for our coming BMP Spirit Days, scheduled for every Thursday.  We invite families to participate and email pictures to your child's teacher or Mrs. Williams, or post photos on our BMP Twitter  page. 

This Thursday's Spirit Day is Favorite Color Shirt Day.  Celebrate by wearing a shirt that lets everyone know your favorite color!

 

Kindergarten Registration

Student registration is now open!  All registration documents are at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.  Contact our Student Information Attendant, Ms. Jenny Lim, when you are ready to register your child.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

June 4         BMP Spirit Day - Favorite Color Shirt Day

June 11        5th Grade VIRTUAL Promotion, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

June 11        Last Day of School for Elementary Students

 

Quick Links

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

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¡El espíritu de Bren Mar Park continúa brillando!

 

Mensaje del equipo administrativo

Estimadas familias de BMP:

¡Esperamos que el boletín de esta semana los encuentre a usted y a su familia disfrutando del fin de semana del Día de los Caídos con un poco de descanso, relajación y diversión! Por favor recuerde que no hay escuela mañana debido a las vacaciones. A pesar de que es feriado, nos complace anunciar que podemos organizar el servicio de alimentos durante nuestros horarios programados, de 10:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m.

¡Que tengan un fin de semana de vacaciones seguro y agradable!

Sus socios en educación, 

Elizabeth Williams y Erin Lear

Equipo de administración de Bren Mar Park

 

 

Reunión general del PTA - Charla de la directora

La PTA de Bren Mar Park invita a las familias a unirse a la reunión general de membresía virtual el jueves 28 de mayo a las 6:30 pm. Durante este tiempo, celebraremos los éxitos de la PTA de este año escolar, compartiremos planes con anticipación, informaremos a las familias sobre las nominaciones y oportunidades de voluntariado y escucharemos las actualizaciones de la directora de BMP, Elizabeth Williams, seguidas de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. Se enviará un enlace a las familias antes de la reunión.

 

Entrega y recogida de artículos para estudiantes de BMP el viernes 5 de junio

El dia de dejar y recoger artículos en BMP para los estudiantes es el viernes, 5 de junio. Los estudiantes deben venir con un padre o un padre puede regresar para devolver cualquier artículo de Bren Mar Park. Los artículos que deben ser devueltos incluyen:

  • libros de lectura guiada
  • libros del aula o diccionarios
  • libros de la biblioteca
  • instrumentos 
  • cinturones de patrulla
  • cualquier otro artículo de propiedad de los maestros o Bren Mar Park (computadoras portátiles, cargadores y fundas de protección no  serán recogidos en este momento)

Los maestros han embolsado artículos de estudiantes y los prepararon para que los estudiantes o sus padres los recojan. Las familias con niños en varios niveles de grado están invitados a elegir una vez para recoger todos los artículos de sus hijos.

10:00 - 11:00 

Preescolar / Kindergarten y hermanos

11:00 - 12:00 

Grado 1 y hermanos

12:00 - 1:00   

Grado 2 y hermanos

1:00 - 2:00     

Grado 3 y hermanos

2:00 - 3:00       

Grado 4 y hermanos

3:00 - 4:00       

Grado 5

 

Pautas de salud y seguridad para recoger los artículos de los estudiantes

Continuamos siguiendo las pautas establecidas por los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Fairfax. Para limitar la cantidad de personas y apoyar 6 pies de separación, utilizaremos una línea de distancia física. Esto significa que es posible que tenga que esperar. También pedimos que cada estudiante venga con UN solo padre para ayudar a minimizar las multitudes. 

También le haremos las siguientes preguntas de salud previas a la evaluación para ver si es elegible para participar:

  • ¿Tiene tos o dolor de garganta?
  • ¿Has tenido fiebre en los últimos 3 días?
  • ¿Tienes alguna dificultad para respirar?
  • ¿Alguien en su casa está enfermo con fiebre o tos?
  • ¿Ha tenido algún contacto con alguien que se sabe que tiene o está bajo investigación por Coronavirus en los últimos 14 días?

Si respondió afirmativamente a cualquiera de las preguntas anteriores, deberá reprogramar para una fecha y hora posteriores.

 

Anuarios a la venta

Ya no se aceptan pedidos en línea, las familias aún pueden optar por comprar un anuario hasta agotar existencias. El precio es de $ 15 por anuario.  Se aceptará SOLO EN EFECTIVO para la compra el viernes 29 de mayo (durante la distribución de computadoras portátiles K-2) o el viernes 5 de junio (durante la entrega y recogida de artículos del estudiante). 

 

¿Se mudó o planea mudarse?

¿Se mudó o planea mudarse antes del próximo año escolar?

¡Háganos saber para que podamos cambiar su dirección de correo para las entregas de paquetes de aprendizaje FPCS! Su hijo puede quedarse hasta el final del año escolar, aún si se ha mudado de nuestro límite o condado.

Para informar un cambio de dirección o de residencia temporal, comuníquese con Jenny Lim al (703) 914-7203 o jjlim@fcps.edu.

 

¡Kits de útiles escolares para el próximo año!

Ordene sus útiles escolares para el próximo año a través de la PTA y haga que sus suministros se entreguen directamente al aula de su hijo: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/brenmarpark-gallery

* Si desea comprar suministros por su cuenta todavía puede hacer clic en el enlace para obtener la lista de útiles necesarios para cada grado.

 

Dias del espíritu BMP

Únase a nosotros para nuestros próximos Dias del espíritu BMP, programados para cada jueves. Invitamos a las familias a que no solo participen, sino que también envíen fotos por correo electrónico a la maestra de su hijo o la Sra. Williams, o publiquen fotos en nuestra pagina de  BMPTwitter . ¡Nos encantaría seguir compartiendo las fotos de nuestra comunidad escolar!

 

El Día del Espíritu de este jueves es el Día de Vestir.  ¡Celebra el día vistiéndose con algo un poco más elegante que el pijama para la clase!

Registro de Kindergarten

¡El registro de estudiantes ya está abierto! Todos los documentos de registro están en https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration. Cuando esté listo para registrar a su hijo, comuníquese con nuestra asistente de información estudiantil, la Sra. Jenny Lim.

 

Fechas Importantes

25 de mayo  NO HAY CLASES - Dia de los Caídos- Vacaciones

28 de mayo  Día del Espíritu BMP - Dia de Vestir

11 de junio   Promoción virtual de 5to Grado, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

11 de junio   Último día de clases

 

Quick Links

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

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Message from the Admin Team

 

Dear BMP Families,

We hope that this week's newsletter finds you and your family enjoying the Memorial Day weekend with some rest, relaxation and fun!  Please remember that there is no school tomorrow due to the holiday.  Even though it is a holiday, we are pleased to announce that we are able to host food service during our regularly scheduled times, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

 

Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team

 

General PTA Meeting - Principal Talk

The Bren Mar Park PTA invites families to join the virtual General Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 pm.  During this time, we will celebrate the PTA successes from this school year, share plans looking forward, update families on nominations and volunteer opportunities and hear updates from BMP Principal, Elizabeth Williams, followed by a question and answer session.  A link will be sent to families prior to the meeting.

 

Message from the PTA BMP Item Drop Off & Student Item Pick Up on Friday, June 5th

Would you like to have the PTA continue to support the school with funding assemblies, supporting field trips, providing community engagement and enrichment activities, among so much more?

It's PTA election season for the 2020-2021 school year and we are in need of new volunteers to step up.  Additional hands are needed to continue running at the level we do!  Brief descriptions of opportunities can be found here. Specifically, we are seeking people with the passion and skills to cover our vacant Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and VP of Communications positions.

To submit your interest or nominate someone else, please complete this nomination form no later than Tuesday, May 26.  If you are interested but would like more information before deciding, reach out to the Bren Mar Park PTA at bmp.pta@gmail.com.  Look for an electronic ballot on March 27 for Executive Board positions of president, VP, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Electronic voting will be completed no later than May 28.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to bmp.pta@gmail.com with any questions.

Bren Mar Park PTA

 

Bren Mar Park item drop off and student item pick up is Friday, June 5th. Students should come with a parent or a parent may come to return any Bren Mar Park owned items.  Items that should be returned include:

  • guided reading books
  • classroom books or dictionaries
  • library books
  • instruments
  • patrol belts
  • any other items owned by teachers or Bren Mar Park (laptops, chargers, and protective sleeves will not be collected at this time)

Teachers have bagged student items left in classrooms and prepared them for students or their parents to pick up.  Families with children in multiple grade levels are invited to pick one time to pick up all their children's items.

10:00 - 11:00 

Preschool / Kindergarten & Siblings

11:00 - 12:00 

Grade 1 & Siblings

12:00 - 1:00   

Grade 2  & Siblings

1:00 - 2:00     

Grade 3  & Siblings

2:00 - 3:00       

Grade 4  & Siblings

3:00 - 4:00       

Grade 5

 

Health & Safety Guidelines for Pick Up of Student Items

We continue to follow the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and the Fairfax County Health Department. To limit the amount of people and support 6 feet of separation, we will use a distance physical line. This means that you may have to wait. We also ask that each student come with only ONE parent to help minimize crowds. 

We will also ask the following pre-screening health questions to see if you are eligible for participation:

  • Do you have a cough or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever in the last 3 days?
  • Do you have any shortness of breath?
  • Is anyone in your house ill with a fever or cough?
  • Have you had any contact with someone known to have or under investigation for Coronavirus in the last 14 days?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you will have to be rescheduled for a later date and time.

 

Yearbooks for Sale

While online orders are no longer being accepted, families can still choose to purchase a yearbook while supplies last. The price is $15 per yearbook.  CASH ONLY will be accepted for purchase on Friday, May 29th (during K-2 laptop distribution) or Friday, June 5th (during student item drop off and pick up). 

 

Moved or Moving?

Have you moved or are planning to move before the next school year?

Please let us know so that we can change your mailing address for FPCS Learning Packet deliveries!  Your child may stay until the end of the school year even if you have moved out of our boundary or county.

To report an address change or temporary residence change, please contact Jenny Lim at (703) 914-7203 or jjlim@fcps.edu.

 

School Supply Kits for Next Year

School Supplies for the 2020-2021 School Year is out!

Order your school supplies for next year through the PTA and have your supplies delivered right to your child’s classroom: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/brenmarpark-gallery

*If you wish to purchase supplies on your own, you can still click on the link to get the list of supplies needed for each grade.

 

BMP Spirit Days

Please join us for our coming BMP Spirit Days, scheduled for every Thursday.  We invite families to participate and email pictures to your child's teacher or Mrs. Williams, or post photos on our BMP Twitter  page.  We would love to keep sharing the photos of our school community!

This Thursday's Spirit Day is Dress Up Day.  Celebrate the day by dressing up in something a little more fancy than pajamas to class!

 

Kindergarten Registration

Student registration is now open!  All registration documents are at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.  Contact our Student Information Attendant, Ms. Jenny Lim, when you are ready to register your child.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 25         NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Holiday

May 28         BMP Spirit Day - Dress Up Day

June 11        5th Grade VIRTUAL Promotion, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

June 11        Last Day of School

 

Quick Links

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

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We could not appreciate our volunteers more!  They are the best!

 

Message from the Admin Team

 

Dear BMP Families,

Thank you so much for your continued efforts in helping us support your child during these times.  As we approach the end of the school year, with the last day of virtual instruction being held on Thursday, June 11, 2020, you will be receiving more information about how we will be closing out the school year.  Teachers are already beginning the process of packing up student supplies for return and plans are underway to ensure safe opportunities for items to be picked up as well as dropped off by families. 

As teachers are coming into the building to support with these preparations, small group instruction may be rescheduled by your child's classroom teacher.  Please be on the lookout for any information about the need to reschedule a child's small group instruction in the upcoming weeks. 

While more details about student-item pick up will be coming shortly, we ask that you start to collect school items to be returned to the school building such as dictionaries, guided reading books, library books, and items such as instruments and patrol belts.  As virtual learning opportunities are still being considered, at this time we will not be collecting any technology (laptop, charging cords, case, or MiFis) unless a student is moving and will not be returning to Bren Mar Park.  Additional information will be coming out about FCPS-owned instruments as well as for families of grade 5 students.

 

Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team

 

We Love Our BMP Volunteers!

BMP loves our volunteers!  Our staff appreciates all you do for our students and community.  Volunteers are essential to our success whether it’s a PTA board member, classroom reader, school event volunteer, family market volunteer or field trip chaperone... you enrich our students lives.  We had hoped to officially say "thank you" in-person to our volunteers during our volunteer appreciation week,  and we hope that you sense the depth of our gratitude virtually!

Our volunteers come in many forms and give of their time and talents in many ways.  PTA President, Barbara Alston has been leading our PTA in successfully building a stronger BMP network throughout the year alongside our many fabulous members of the PTA board.  We’d love to give a special shout out to them for their yearlong efforts to provide community building events in which everyone can participate!

Thank you to our wonderful community volunteers who come weekly like Barbara King who supports our clinic, Rozenna Hall who helps coordinate volunteers and helps keep our Book Room organized, Dr. Calvey who supports our STEM lab, and Jennifer Donaldson who helps weekly wherever she is needed.

Thank you to our volunteers that help feed our families like Walter and Roxanna Torres and Kristen Ward who support our Family Markets each month and Kristen Melita who prepares and distributes our weekly backpack meals.  And, there are SO MANY MORE... from guest readers and field trip chaperones, we appreciate you!

And, thank you to the many teachers and staff who volunteer at events long after their work day is done!  Your generous gifts of time and effort are appreciated and help make BMP a caring community.

 

K-2 Laptop Distribution is Coming

The Bren Mar Park technology team is working to coordinate providing laptop access to families of children in grades K-2 who do not already have access to a computer or tablet for distance learning.  Please be on the lookout for more information to come via email.

 

Moved or Moving?

Have you moved or are planning to move before the next school year?

Please let us know so that we can change your mailing address for FPCS Learning Packet deliveries!  Your child may stay until the end of the school year even if you have moved out of our boundary or county.

To report an address change or temporary residence change, please contact Jenny Lim at (703) 914-7203 or jjlim@fcps.edu.

 

School Supply Kits for Next Year

School Supplies for the 2020-2021 School Year is out!

Order your school supplies for next year through the PTA and have your supplies delivered right to your child’s classroom: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/brenmarpark-gallery

*If you wish to purchase supplies on your own, you can still click on the link to get the list of supplies needed for each grade.

 

Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbook sales are moving online!  Order your yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  The school ordering code is 11105220. The price is $15 per yearbook.  Orders will be accepted while supplies last!  We are planning to distribute yearbook, along with any Spring photos, at the same time that students will be returning school laptops in June. 

 

BMP Spirit Days

Please join us for our coming BMP Spirit Days, scheduled for every Thursday.  We invite families to participate and email pictures to your child's teacher or Mrs. Williams, or post photos on our BMP Twitter  page.  We would love to keep sharing the photos of our school community!

This Thursday's Spirit Day is Blue & White Day.  Celebrate our school colors by wearing a school shirt or just showing off our Mustang colors!

 

Parent Resources for Distance Learning

Interested in learning more before the Parent Introduction to Distance Learning presentation?  Many resources are available to support parents in this transition to technology:

        Parent support page is located here.

        Watch how to access Blackboard 24-7 Learning here.

        Forgot your password?  You can reset it here.

        Need technology help?  Complete a request here.

        Learning at Home: Support for Families and Caregivers website

 

Kindergarten Registration

Student registration is now open!  All registration documents are at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.  Contact our Student Information Attendant, Ms. Jenny Lim, when you are ready to register your child.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 21         BMP Spirit Day - Wear Blue and/or White Day

May 25         NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Holiday

May 28         BMP Spirit Day - Dress Up Day

June 11        VIRTUAL 5th Grade Promotion, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

June 11        Last Day of School

 

Quick Links

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

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We could not appreciate our teachers more!  They are the best!

Message from the Admin Team

Dear BMP Families,

Thank you for helping us to celebrate the outstanding efforts of your child's teacher, both during Distance Learning as well as when we're together during this week's Teacher Appreciation Week

Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team

 

Moved or Moving?

Have you moved or are planning to move before the next school year?

Please let us know so that we can change your mailing address for FPCS Learning Packet deliveries!  Your child may stay until the end of the school year even if you have moved out of our boundary or county.

To report an address change or temporary residence change, please contact Jenny Lim at (703) 914-7203 or jjlim@fcps.edu.

 

School Supply Kits for Next Year

School Supplies for the 2020-2021 School Year is out!

Order your school supplies for next year through the PTA and have your supplies delivered right to your child’s classroom: https://www.campussurvivalkits.com/brenmarpark-gallery

*If you wish to purchase supplies on your own, you can still click on the link to get the list of supplies needed for each grade.

 

Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbook sales are moving online!  Order your yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  The school ordering code is 11105220. The price is $15 per yearbook.  Orders will be accepted while supplies last!  We are planning to distribute yearbook, along with any Spring photos, at the same time that students will be returning school laptops in June. 

 

BMP Spirit Days

Please join us for our coming BMP Spirit Days, scheduled for every Thursday.  We invite families to not only participate, but also email pictures to your child's teacher or Mrs. Williams, or post photos on our BMP Twitter  page.  We would love to keep sharing the photos of our school community!

This Thursday's Spirit Day is Super Hero Day.  Find a way to honor or dress up as your favorite hero - fiction or real!  It could be anyone you find heroic, from Spider-Man to a doctor or nurse.  Remember to take a photo and send it our way!

 

Parent Resources for Distance Learning

Interested in learning more before the Parent Introduction to Distance Learning presentation?  Many resources are available to support parents in this transition to technology:

        Parent support page is located here.

        Watch how to access Blackboard 24-7 Learning here.

        Forgot your password?  You can reset it here.

        Need technology help?  Complete a request here.

        Learning at Home: Support for Families and Caregivers website

 

Kindergarten Registration

Student registration is now open!  All registration documents are at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.  Contact our Student Information Attendant, Ms. Jenny Lim, when you are ready to register your child.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 14         BMP Spirit Day - Super Hero Day

May 21         BMP Spirit Day - Wear Blue and/or White Day

June 11        5th Grade Promotion, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - TENTATIVE

 

Quick Links

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

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Mensaje del equipo de administración

Estimadas familias de BMP: 

¡Nuestro personal está encantado con los resultados positivos del aprendizaje sincrónico que comenzó una vez más la semana pasada! La tecnología funcionó, las sonrisas eran reales y el gran aprendizaje continuó. ¡Realmente me ha impresionado el rápido aprendizaje y la flexibilidad de nuestros maestros y padres a través de estos cambios, y la evidencia de las actividades de aprendizaje que he visto durante estos últimos cuatro días parece haber valido la pena! ¡Esperamos ver a su hijo involucrada en el aprendizaje sincrónico nuevamente la próxima semana!

¡Esta semana es la semana de agradecimiento a los maestros! Vea a continuación las formas en que puede ayudarnos a celebrar y reconocer al maestro de su hijo.

 

Sus socios en educación,

Elizabeth Williams y Erin Lear

El equipo administrativo de Bren Mar Park

 

Semana de agradecimiento a los maestros

Un maestro toma una MANO, abre una MENTE y toca un CORAZÓN ...

Ayúdenos a celebrar y reconocer al maestro de su hijo completando una actividad especial cada uno. día:

LUNES        "Lo que más me gusta de mi maestro es ..." Publicar en Padlet

MARTES     "Si pudiera tratar a mi maestro con algo ..." Publicar en Padlet

MIÉRCOLES    "La amabilidad comienza contigo ..." Envía por correo electrónico una foto o un video corto a tu maestro compartiendo una historia de su amabilidad

JUEVES  "En 3 palabras ..." Sostén un cartel con el nombre de tu maestro y descríbelo en 3 palabras en un video Flipgrid 

Preescolar

 

Grado 3

Kindergarten

 

Grado 4

Grado 1

 

Grado 5

Grado 2

 

Profesores especiales

 

VIERNES ¡              Esté atento a una presentación especial del equipo administrativo!

Anuarios a la venta

¡Las ventas de anuarios serán en línea! Ordene su anuario en ybpay.lifetouch.com. El código de pedido de la escuela es 11105220. El precio es $ 15 por anuario. ¡Se aceptarán pedidos hasta que se acaben! Estamos planeando distribuir el anuario, junto con las fotos de primavera, al mismo tiempo que los estudiantes regresarán las computadoras portátiles de la escuela en junio.

 

Dias del espritu BMP

Unase a nosotros para nuestros próximos Dias del Espíritu BMP, programados para cada jueves. Invitamos a las familias a que no solo participen, sino que también envíen fotos por correo electrónico a la maestra de su hijo o la Sra. Williams, o publiquen fotos en nuestro página de  BMPTwitter . ¡Nos encantaría seguir compartiendo las fotos de nuestra comunidad escolar!

El Día del Espíritu de este jueves es el Día del Libro Favorito.  ¡Encuentra y ten tu libro favorito listo para celebrar! ¡Recuerda tomar una foto y enviarla a nuestra manera!

 

Opción de exclusión de paquetes de aprendizaje

Los padres pueden optar por no recibir paquetes enviados por correo en https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-academics-distance. Estos paquetes también están disponibles para los padres, junto con las respuestas, en FCPS Blackboard 24-7. Los padres inician sesión con su dirección de correo electrónico y contraseña única.

 

Plan de aprendizaje a distancia

El aprendizaje a distancia se lleva a cabo de lunes a jueves, con una flexibilidad máxima para responder lo más posible a las responsabilidades familiares. El plan de aprendizaje a distancia implica:

      - 1 hora de clases en vivo en línea a través de Blackboard 24-7 Learning

       - Clases rotativas de grupos pequeños, según lo programado por el profesor

       - El personal identificó las horas de oficina para responder a las preguntas de los estudiantes / padres

       - Los estudiantes tienen tiempo durante todo el día para el aprendizaje independiente:

                        Paquetes de aprendizaje

                        Vea lecciones sobre Canal 21, también en el Página web de FCPS

                      Participe en clases especiales (educación física, música, arte, etc.)

                      Utilizar recursos en línea para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes

                      Explore intereses a través de investigaciones independientes

                      Catálogo de la Biblioteca BMP (inicie sesión con ID de estudiante y contraseña)

 

Recursos para padres para la educación a distancia

¿Le interesa aprender más antes de la presentación de Introducción al aprendizaje a distancia para padres? Hay muchos recursos disponibles para apoyar a los padres en esta transición a la tecnología:

     La página de apoyo para padres se encuentra Aquí.

     Vea cómo acceder a Blackboard 24-7 Learning Aquí.

     ¿Olvidaste tu contraseña? Puedes reiniciarlo Aquí.

     ¿Necesitas ayuda tecnológica? Completar una solicitud Aquí.

     Aprendizaje en el hogar: sitio web de Apoyo para familias y cuidadores

 

Registro de Kindergarten

¡El registro de estudiantes ya está abierto! Todos los documentos de registro están en https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration. Comuníquese con nuestra asistente de información estudiantil, la Sra. Jenny Lim, cuando esté listo para registrar a su hijo.

 

Fechas importantes

4 de mayo       Dia del espíritu BMP- ¡Que el 4 de mayo esté contigo! (Día de Star Wars)

7 de mayo       Día del espíritu BMP - Día del libro favorito

14 de mayo     Dia del espíritu BMP - Día del superhéroe

21 de mayo     Dia del espíritu BMP - Día del azul y / o blanco

11 de junio    Promoción del 5º grado, 10:30 am - 11:30 am - TENTATIVO

 

Quick Links

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

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Message from the Admin Team

Dear BMP Families,

Our staff is thrilled at the positive outcomes from synchronous learning starting once again this past week!  The technology worked, the smiles were real, and the great learning continued.  I truly have been impressed by the quick learning and flexibility of our teachers and parents through these changes, and the evidence of learning activities that I have seen during these past four days seem to have been worth it!  We look forward to seeing your child activity engaged in synchronous learning again next week!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Please see below for ways you can help us celebrate and recognize your child's teacher.

Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

A teacher takes a HAND, opens a MIND and touches a HEART...

Please help us celebrate and recognize your child's teacher by completing a special activity each day:

MONDAY           "My favorite thing about my teacher is..."  Post on Padlet

TUESDAY          "If I could treat my teacher to anything..." Post on Padlet

WEDNESDAY    "Kindness starts with you..."  Email a photo or short video to your teacher sharing a story of his/her kindness to you

THURSDAY       "In 3 Words.."  Hold a sign with your teacher's name and describe him or her in 3 words on a Flipgrid video 

Preschool   Grade 3 Kindergarten   Grade 4 Grade 1   Grade 5 Grade 2   Specials Teachers

 

FRIDAY              Be on the lookout for a special admin team presentation!

 

Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbook sales are moving online!  Order your yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  The school ordering code is 11105220. The price is $15 per yearbook.  Orders will be accepted while supplies last!  We are planning to distribute yearbook, along with any Spring photos, at the same time that students will be returning school laptops in June. 

 

BMP Spirit Days

Please join us for our coming BMP Spirit Days, scheduled for every Thursday.  We invite families to not only participate, but also email pictures to your child's teacher or Mrs. Williams, or post photos on our BMP Twitter  page.  We would love to keep sharing the photos of our school community!

This Thursday's Spirit Day is Favorite Book Day.  Find and have your favorite book ready to celebrate!  Remember to take a photo and send it our way!

 

Learning Packets Opt Out

Parents can choose to Opt Out of receiving mailed packets at https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-academics-distance.  These packets are also available to parents, along with the answers, in Blackboard 24-7 Learning.  Parents sign in with their email address and unique password.

 

Distance Learning Plan

Distance Learning takes place Mondays through Thursdays, with a maximum amount of flexibility to be as responsive as possible to family responsibilities.  The Distance Learning Plan involves:

         - 1 hour of live, online class through Blackboard 24-7 Learning

          - Rotating small group lessons, as scheduled by the teacher

          - Staff identified Office Hours to respond to student/parent questions

          - Students have time throughout the day for independent learning:

                            Learning Packets

                            Watch lessons on Channel 21, also on the FCPS webpage

                            Engage in specials classes (PE, music, art, etc.)

                            Use online resources for student learning

                            Explore interests through independent research

                            BMP Library Catalog (sign in with student ID and password)

 

Parent Resources for Distance Learning

Interested in learning more before the Parent Introduction to Distance Learning presentation?  Many resources are available to support parents in this transition to technology:

        Parent support page is located here.

        Watch how to access Blackboard 24-7 Learning here.

        Forgot your password?  You can reset it here.

        Need technology help?  Complete a request here.

        Learning at Home: Support for Families and Caregivers website

 

Kindergarten Registration

Student registration is now open!  All registration documents are at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.  Contact our Student Information Attendant, Ms. Jenny Lim, when you are ready to register your child.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 4           BMP Spirit Day - May the 4th be with You!  (Star Wars Day)

May 7           BMP Spirit Day - Favorite Book Day

May 14         BMP Spirit Day - Super Hero Day

May 21         BMP Spirit Day - Wear Blue and/or White Day

June 11        5th Grade Promotion, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - TENTATIVE

 

Quick Links

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

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BMP spirit doesn't stop with school being out!  Staff and students celebrated with Hat Day this week.

Message from the Admin Team

Dear BMP Families,

Thank you so much for your flexibility and patience around the significant challenges that occurred continued with Distance Learning.  We are excited that live learning sessions are scheduled to begin again tomorrow, Monday, April 27, 2020.  All classes are scheduled to take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

- PreK through grade 2 live classes begin at 9:00 am.  Individual Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links were emailed directly to parent email addresses.  

- Grades 3 through 5 classes begin at 10:00 am.  Individual Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links were emailed directly to FCPS student email address, which can be logged into here.  A video shows students how to access student email.

       -The user name is STUDENT_ID@fcpsschools.net.

      - The password is the regular student password.

In addition to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link for the large class setting, your child may receive additional links for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or Google Meet for small group instruction. Please contact your child's teacher if you have not yet received the information. 

We look forward to seeing your child in the larger class setting once again!

 

Your Partners in Education,

Elizabeth Williams and Erin Lear

The Bren Mar Park Admin Team

 

Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbook sales are moving online!  Order your yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com.  The school ordering code is 11105220. The price is $15 per yearbook.  Orders will be accepted while supplies last!  We are planning to distribute yearbook, along with any Spring photos, at the same time that students will be returning school laptops in June. 

 

BMP Spirit Days

Please join us for our coming BMP Spirit Days, scheduled for every Thursday.  We invite families to not only participate, but also email pictures to your child's teacher or Mrs. Williams, or post photos on our BMP Twitter  page.  We would love to keep sharing the photos of our school community!

This Thursday's Spirit Day is Wacky Hair Day.  Create a wacky hair design and show off your creativity!

 

Learning Packets Opt Out

Parents can choose to Opt Out of receiving mailed packets at https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-academics-distance.  These packets are also available to parents, along with the answers, in Blackboard 24-7 Learning.  Parents sign in with their email address and unique password.

 

Distance Learning Plan

Distance Learning takes place Mondays through Thursdays, with a maximum amount of flexibility to be as responsive as possible to family responsibilities.  The Distance Learning Plan involves:

         - 1 hour of live, online class through Blackboard 24-7 Learning

          - Rotating small group lessons, as scheduled by the teacher

          - Staff identified Office Hours to respond to student/parent questions

          - Students have time throughout the day for independent learning:

                            Learning Packets

                            Watch lessons on Channel 21, also on the FCPS webpage

                            Engage in specials classes (PE, music, art, etc.)

                            Use online resources for student learning

                            Explore interests through independent research

                            BMP Library Catalog (sign in with student ID and password)

 

Parent Resources for Distance Learning

Interested in learning more before the Parent Introduction to Distance Learning presentation?  Many resources are available to support parents in this transition to technology:

        Parent support page is located here.

        Watch how to access Blackboard 24-7 Learning here.

        Forgot your password?  You can reset it here.

        Need technology help?  Complete a request here.

        Learning at Home: Support for Families and Caregivers website

 

Kindergarten Registration

Student registration is now open!  All registration documents are at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/kindergarten-registration.  Contact our Student Information Attendant, Ms. Jenny Lim, when you are ready to register your child.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

April 30         BMP Spirit Day - Wacky Hair Day

May 4           BMP Spirit Day - May the 4th be with You!  (Star Wars Day)

May 7           BMP Spirit Day - Favorite Book Day

May 14         BMP Spirit Day - Super Hero Day

May 21         BMP Spirit Day - Wear Blue and/or White Day

June 11        5th Grade Promotion, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - TENTATIVE

 

Quick Links

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

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